Korg KRONOS 88-Key Music Workstation

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KRONOS8
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Korg 88-Note Workstation Keyboard with 9 Synthesizer Engines

Created by KORG to satisfy today’s most demanding, accomplished performers and producers—as well as tomorrow’s visionary leaders—KRONOS embodies over 50 years of artistic vision and production expertise. With nine distinct synthesis engines and a complete suite of performance and productions tools, KRONOS is simply the most versatile synthesizer ever made.

  • Flagship RH3 Weighted Hammer Action
  • Nine Distinct Sound Engines
  • Up to 180 voices of polyphony
  • Eight-inch Color TouchView Display with Touch-Drag Capability
  • 16-Track MIDI Sequencer
  • 16-Track Audio Recorder
  • 16 Onboard Effect Processors
  • Set List Mode allows you to organize all of the resources you need to get through a song—or live set
  • USB/MIDI Host Ports Accommodate MIDI Control Surfaces like Nano Pad 2
  • Smooth sound transitions eliminate dropouts when changing sounds

Nine Distinct Sound Engines
Each of the individual KRONOS sound engines is eminently qualified to operate as a stand-alone synthesizer. And each one represents the cutting-edge technology available for that type of sound creation. Exacting programming parameters, real-time controllers, integrated effects, and assignable modulation routings provide incredible control for the creating custom edits or for the ambitious sound designer

Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine
The KRONOS piano engine has always offered huge collections of non-looped/natural decay stereo samples, recorded for every key, with additional unique tools to customize the piano to your needs. Inheriting all of this SGX-1 functionality, the new enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano engine introduces the new Berlin Grand piano to the existing deep German Grand and lively Japanese Grand. The Berlin Grand offers resonant piano sound with a striking sense of depth.

Massive Sound Selection
KRONOS comes equipped with thousands of sounds, created using various synthesis modes and calling upon over approximately 21 GB of preset waveform data covering a variety of genres. Each one has been carefully crafted by the KORG Sound Design team. The internal SSD offers a generous 62 GB capacity, providing enormous space for user sampling or downloading KRONOS Sound Libraries.

Flagship RH3 Weighted Hammer Action
KRONOS 88 uses KORG’s finest RH-3 Real Weighted Hammer Action. Offering an authentic and accurate piano feel, there are four zones, ranging from heavier to lighter, to provide a more true piano playing experience. KRONOS achieves the perfect balance of functionality and design.

16 Onboard Effect Processors
KRONOS provides 16 internal effects to add impact to your sonic creations. Each of the 12 Insert effects can be applied to individual or multiple timbres in a combination, or to individual or multiple tracks of the sequencer. In addition, two Master effects can be applied to sends 1/2, and two Total effects can be applied to all tracks at the final stage of the sound.

Advanced Control Surface
In addition to the parameters accessible directly from the TouchView display, KRONOS also offers a wealth of realtime controllers. A four-way joystick, ribbon controller, and two assignable switches are located to the left of the keyboard. Above the keyboard, nine sliders, eight knobs and a number of switches provide realtime interaction with features at the heart of the KRONOS’ impressive sound.

16-Track MIDI Sequencer / 16-Track Audio Recorder
KRONOS features a sequencer/recording section that offers both 16 MIDI tracks plus 16 audio tracks; a great resource for putting together a dazzling performance or a brilliant production. MIDI sequencing makes it easy to capture ideas, inspiration, and pro-quality phrases using the KARMA, Drum Track, or RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) functions.

KARMA
This revolutionary algorithmic music technology instantly produces sophisticated phrases, drum grooves and full-blown backing tracks. Based on the notes and chords you play—and the intuitive operations you perform with the knobs, sliders, and switches—KARMA can create musical effects that exceed anything you imagined.

Drum Tracks
KRONOS is the latest KORG Workstation to offer the Drum Tracks features. Drum Tracks can create everything from a simple reference beat to an outline rhythm track on up to a full-blown drum track for your music productions. Expanded for use in the KRONOS, Drum Tracks now includes professional drum performances, and is ready and able to generate grooves that capture the distinctive feel of a pro drummer.

Open Sampling System
Using KORG’s Open Sampling System, KRONOS can quickly sample an external audio source, regardless of whether KRONOS is in the Program, Combination, or Sequencer modes. The Open Sampling Mode can even resample the performance of the KRONOS itself. The user sample bank, which extends the convenience of the EXs sample library to user samples, allows custom samples to be loaded and played, taking advantage of the gigantic SSD capacity.

Color TouchView Display—Now with Touch-Drag Capability
The nerve center of the KRONOS is KORG’s enormous eight-inch SVGA color TouchView display. In addition to simply selecting a sound or choosing a parameter with the touch of a finger, the enhanced Touch-Drag ability allows more detailed control of parameter values. Interactive instruments and panel graphics provide the ability to do everything from adjusting the lid of a grand piano to connecting patch cable on a semi-modular synthesizer model.

More Information
MPN KRONOS8
Manufacturer Korg
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer AC cord
Analog/Digital Digital
Number of Keys 88
Weighted Keys Hammer Weighted
Key Action RH3 Graded Hammer Action
Aftertouch Yes
Speakers None
Programs/Presets 9 Synth / Modeling Engines
Voices of Polyphony up to 180
Oscillators per Voice Varies by Sound Engine
Multitimbral 16 parts
Effects 197 Effect Types
12 Insert Effects
2 Master Effects
Sequencer 16-Track MIDI Sequencer / 16-Track Audio Recorder
Sampling Open Sampling System (resampling, In-Track sampling)
Internal Storage Capacity Onboard 62GB SSD drive
Audio File Playback Yes
Arpeggiator Yes
MIDI In, Out, Thru
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, Audio, System Updates, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
USB Flash Drive Port (to Device) MIDI Recording, Audio Recording, Song File Playback, Program/Preset Storage, Sample Import
Audio Inputs 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced
S/P DIF
Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced L+R Main Out
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Individual Outs
1/4" Stereo Headphone Out
S/P DIF
Control Connections Damper, Switch, Pedal
Onboard Controllers Dual Joysticks (X-Y; Vector)
Ribbon Controller
8 rotary knobs
9 sliders
16 illuminated buttons
Expansion Optional installation of second internal SSD
Width 56.42"
Depth 14.61"
Height 5.83"
Product Weight 53.13lbs

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