At the 2012 Summer NAMM Show, Korg USA announced the arrival of the Kronos X Music Workstation, an expanded Kronos, featuring boosts in internal memory capacity and the size of its SSD, plus enhanced sampler functionality.
Korg has also announced lower prices on its original Kronos workstation models:
- Kronos 61 – U.S. street price $2799.00
- Kronos73 – U.S. street price $3299.00
- Kronos88 – U.S. street price $3499.00
Kronos combines nine individual synthesis engines in a single instrument (SGX-1 piano; EP-1 electric pianos and the enhanced CX-3 organ; Korg’s Waveshaping and VPM synthesis; HD-1 High Definition PCM; STR-1 Plucked String modeling; and three distinct analog modeling engines).
On the workstation side, it offers 16 MIDI tracks, 16 audio tracks, Open Sampling System, KARMA, Drum Tracks, 16 effect processors, and more. Performance features include Smooth Sound Transitions and a Set List mode.
See the Korg site for more details on the Kronos.