Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

KordBot key features:

  • MIDI controller with two-octave, lit keyboard
  • 2.8″ Full Colour TFT LCD Screen
  • 32 chord-modifier buttons, 8 push encoders
  • 12 chord memory pads and ribbon controller
  • Select from 588 standard and exotic scales
  • 5 Pin MIDI In/Out, USB MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI
  • SD-card slot, editable MIDI assignments
  • 12 Zone touch sensitive ‘Ribbon’ for chord strumming and MIDI CC control.
  • Flexible arpeggiator and chord-strum feature

Current build batch due for delivery early April 2019.

SKU: KB01W Category:

12 reviews for KordBot

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    The kordbot is a unique composition tool, there’s really nothing else like it out there! Once you start using it you’ll wonder how you made music without one.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Metee Quanboonchan (verified owner)

    Kordbot makes my music making easier and I can learn chords from this unit as well.Now I use it every time I making music. One of a kind of tool that help to find chords faster for a person who not good in keyboards. strum mode , Swing and chord save is beautiful.it works with any midi and DAW. Cant wait for next implement,Sequencer function which is coming soon. I can fell a lot of love in this unit.Thank you for your hard work to have Kordbot available. 5 Stars

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    zali krishna

    Total game-changer MIDI controller. The Kordbot is like a harmonic calculator, instantly number-crunching all of the chords you can imagine to output as strums, arpeggios and huge stacked chords. Not finding what you need? Build yr own chords and scales. Save for quick access to twelve memory pads.

    I bought this as a sort of expanded Q Chord but it’s much more than that. Great device.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is a must for any serious or amateur “non keyboard” player!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kai Erlenbusch (verified owner)

    Such an amazing tool, thank you for all your hard work bringing this product to life!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    A complete game changer for chord progressions, it can instantly nudge you out of writer’s block and the exciting future firmware updates make this a no-brainer for any production! I have a ton of MIDI gear around to start jamming with, but somehow I seem to always just pull the Kordbot out and get there twice as fast.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    lamphaus (verified owner)

    The combination of chord memory slots, arpeggiator, and strum pad is pretty amazing. Kordbot has become an indispensable writing tool, and is a lot of fun as well.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love my Kordbot!

    It helps me trick people into thinking I have a modicum of talent. Not only is the product great (and keeps getting better with firmware updates), but the team at Isla is beyond great when it comes to supporting their product.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    lexblends (verified owner)

    I absolutely love it! Fantastic tool to build and test chord progressions and arpeggios. The touch strip is a an awesome feature. It has exceeded my expectations and we are just at the beginning of the software developement… It’s already a centerpiece of my setup!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    MPhrasor (verified owner)

    Absolute game changer, its hard to suffer with writers block with this baby.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Todd271 (verified owner)

    If you haven’t already got one of these either on your desk or in your cart then you need to do something about that.. The Kordbot is an amazing machine. It is well made, sturdy and what you can do with it is almost limitless. You can learn new chords, trial them together, mess with their inversions, arpeggiate them, strum them, humanise them, pitch bend them, the list goes on. This tool is great for starting your composition but even for adding to sample based music. Know what key your sample is in and not sure how to add to it? Chuck the Kordbot into the right key and play along via the keys or the touch strip to add some strings, piano or synth. The best thing about the device is that the Isla Instruments team keep regularly updating the software and adding new cool features to play with. Get one of these. It will become your go to music making device.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cezna (verified owner)

    I haven’t been this productive since I purchased the Maschine Studio. In fact, the Maschine Studio, as powerful as it is as a creative tool doesn’t compare to the simplicity and availability of ideas that the Kordbot presents. As a big fan of hardware and software that inspires creative possibilities, the Kordbot is now my favorite go-to tool and easily the most used piece of equipment in my room next to my guitar. It has enhanced my musical options on every instrument that I use. If you commonly find yourself experience “writer’s block” this is your ticket out of limbo. Never again will you be so lost over the search for that next chord or musical line, or wondering in your head whether to use this inversion or that. The Kordbot instantly allows you to test each of these possibilities at the touch of a button allowing for the rapid progression of your musical piece. It has opened avenues in my writing process that would not have existed or come into mind without having the ability to quickly sample an edgy, lingering chord in place of a more predictable, dry one.

    Unless you are an expert pianist who has mastered all the chords and inversions the Kordbot offers, there is no quicker way to move from one idea to the next. Of course having some sort of musical theory background will help this creative process along, but for most people, pure theory and expert playmanship is simply not an option. The Kordbot delivers here especially. Even to an advanced player/musician who is familiar with most of the western theory chords, this controller can only help them actualize their ideas rapidly. For the less musical, you will learn the structure of many chords simply through repetition of their use if you take advantage of the light-up keys and pay attention to their placement. To all creative musicians, this tool is a must.

    As far as criticism goes, the Kordbot simply won’t serve as the best performance controller. The sensitivity pads are not accurately responsive which poses a problem for natural velocity. This is something I am more than okay with given that I would not prefer to use this equipment in a performance environment anyways as there are simpler platforms (i.e. keyboard/drumpad/touchpad) that get the job done just fine. Given that it’s primary function is to inspire, it fulfills this goal to the fullest extent. Get yourself a Kordbot. You won’t regret it.

    Overall 9.5/10.

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