Korg USA Announces Lower Prices On Korg Kronos Workstation

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

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Free Korg Kronos Workstation Update – Here’s What’s New

Korg KronosKorg has released a free update for the Kronos, System Version 1.5, that Free update adds more space for sounds, USB MIDI input, & software editing.

Here’s what’s new in Kronos System Version 1.5:

  • New Program banks provide 896 additional free slots to store programs from Korg, from third party developers, or those you create yourself
  • 7 new banks each of Wave Sequences and Drum Kits to match the new Program banks
  • The maximum number of RAM Samples and Multisamples has been increased by four, allowing Kronos to load more samples at once
  • Supports input from USB MIDI controllers: play Kronos sounds from auxiliary keyboards via USB
  • Direct support for playing and selecting chords from Korg pad-equipped USB controllers, including the nanoPAD, nanoPAD2, and KONTROL series
  • Support for installing additional RAM: more than double the amount of memory for EXs and RAM samples
  • Support for the Kronos Editor and Plug-in Editor software

The update is free to all registered Kronos owners, and is available for download now.

If you’re a Korg Kronos owner – let us know what you think of the System 1.5 update!

Korg Intros microArranger Keyboard Workstation

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Korg has introduced a new compact keyboard workstation, the microArranger, a portable mini-keyboard synth workstation.

Features:

  • Compact composing/performing keyboard that acts as your musical arranger
  • 61-key Natural Touch mini keyboard; Velocity sensing
  • Built-in stereo speaker system
  • 4 Stereo Effect Processors with 89 effect programs.
  • 304 Styles; each is a complete and interactive musical environment for capturing your inspirations
  • Each Style includes Intros, Endings, Fills, and four Variations, all are completely editable
  • Styles follow your chords, voice leading, and tempo settings – you are always in control!
  • 660 Preset Sound Programs and 128 User Programs provide excellent Korg sounds
  • 32 Drumkits; 64 User Drumkits;
  • SD/SDHC card slot for data storage, importing Styles, sharing data with a computer DAW, etc.

Audio demos are available at the Korg site. Pricing and availability are to be announced.

Music Computing Intros ‘World’s Most Powerful Keyboard Production Station’

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Music Computing has announced a new version of the StudioBLADE line of all-in-one music keyboard production stations, calling them ‘the world’s most powerful keyboard production station’.

StudioBLADEs (Gen2) are all-in-one music production stations that offer piano keys, drum trigger pads, knobs, sliders, thousands of sound presets and software for live and studio use.  Continue reading

Music Computing iKeyDock for Mac Mini, PowerMac and PCs

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In this video, Music Computing’s CEO Victor Wong introduces the iKeyDOCK, a new docking station designed to turn an Apple MacBook Pro or other laptop into a keyboard workstation.

61 and 88 key models are available. iKeyDOCKs start at $1,599.

The Music Computing StudioBLADE 88 Keyboard Production Workstation

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Music Computing’s Victor Wong introduces the StudioBLADE 88, a new system that Wong calls “the most advanced, portable, upgradeable and least expensive keyboard production station available.”

The StudioBLADE keyboards are designed to be complete music production workstations, powered by Intel processors and 64-bit Windows 7. Each model ships with a studio package with DAW (digital audio workstation), virtual instruments, mastering effects, and utilities to customize the  ControlDAW MIDI control surface.

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Here, Victor Wong (CEO) and Ed Rhone (CTO) talks about Music Computing’s product warranty, service & support and future upgrades.

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Korg M01 Turns Your Nintendo DS Into A Synthesizer Workstation!

Detune – an application development startup created by the developers of Korg DS-10 – have announced Korg M01, a new music workstation for the Nintendo DS based on the classic Korg M1.

The  Korg M1, released in 1988, sold for over $2,000. Korg M01 is designed to emulate the Korg M1 – at least many of its features and sounds – as a $60 app that runs on a $130 handheld computer.

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