Two K-words we’re almost always pleased to hear: Korg and Kaoss. Good, then, that the former has decided to make more of the latter — the mini Kaoss Pad 2, and Kaossilator 2, to be precise. Both new editions will slip in your pocket, and are dominated by that all-important X-Y pad. The mini Kaoss Pad 2 is all about effects, packing 100 programs, three memory slots, and MP3 playback (with pitch adjust). The traditional flanger, filter, delay, and reverb ear candy are also joined by looper, vinyl break, and ducking compressor.But what good are effects without anything to, er, affect? Enter Kaossilator 2. It’s a palm-sized synthesizer, with 150 onboard sounds and a PCM engine for drums. You can sample via a built-in mic, gate and arpeggiate sounds, and create layered textures with loops. Both can record your performance, save it to SD, or impose share with others via a built-in speaker. It’s all peace and quiet, though, until April when the Kaossilator lands for about £168 ($260). The KPad, on the other hand won’t hit the market until May, retailing at the same price. Full PRs after the break.