The Korg Kronos, introduced at the 2011 NAMM Show, is the company’s latest flagship keyboard, which offers nine synthesis engines in one instrument.
Here’s an in-depth look at how the Korg Kronos works and what it can do. The first video, above, takes a look at navigating the Kronos.
Additional videos look at the workstation’s Program Mode, Combination Mode, the Sequencer, Set List Mode and Disk Mode.
Part 2 of the Korg Kronos overview takes a look at Program Mode.
Part 3 looks at the Korg Kronos Combination Mode.
Part 4 looks at the Korg Kronos Sequencer.
Part 5 digs into the Kronos Set List Mode.
Part 6 looks at Disk Mode on the Korg Kronos.
- 9 Sound engines, each offering a unique sound-creation technology (see list below)
- 16-part Combis allow all engines to function together in perfect harmony; Dynamic Voice Allocation keeps the polyphony high.
- Available with 61, 73 or 88 keys73 and 88 key models feature Korg’s finest RH3 Graded Hammer Action 61 key model borrows the responsive synth action from the Korg M3-61
- Comprehensive interface, based around a new large 8? TFT TouchView™ display
- Virtual Memory Technology (VMT), aided by a fast SSD (Solid State Disk) provides high polyphony and massive, ultra-long, and unlooped samples; offering unheard of performance from a hardware instrument
- Smooth Sound Transition: this often-requested feature allows held or sustained notes to keep sounding when changing sounds or modes.
- Set List mode: Organize the Programs, Combis, and Songs you need to perform your set in a single, easy-to-select screen – including performance notes!
- Use up to 16 premium-quality effects at once; individual effects rival dedicated units
- 12 Insert effects
- 2 Master effects
- 2 Total effects
- On-board sequencer offers 16 MIDI tracks + 16 audio tracks (24-bit, 48kHz recording quality)
- Sampling System – Instant sampling and resampling from any mode:
- Program, Combination or Sequencer.
- Sophisticated KARMA® technology generates infinitely variable performance-driven phrases, musical effects, and backing tracks to catalyze your creativity
- Expanded Drum Track for play-along grooves and inspiration
- Signature sounds created with guidance from world class musicians
The Korg Kronos is available now, with the 61-key version selling for around $3k.
You can get even more information on the Kronos at Korg’s Kronos site.