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Korg Kronos 61Item ID: Kronos61
61-key Workstation with Synth Action Keys, Solid-state Internal Drive, 8" Color TouchView Display, 4-way Joystick, Ribbon Controller, and 9 Sound Engines - OS 1.6 Pre-installed
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Absolute Workstation Beast!The amazing Korg Kronos 61 workstation carries on Korg's long history of breakthrough innovation in keyboard workstation and synthesis design. Packed with an amazingly flexible environment and cutting-edge technology the Kronos 61 workstation gives you the freedom to create music in fun and exciting new ways. By taking advantage of nine independent synthesis engines, the Kronos workstation puts virtually any sound you can think of (and many you've never dreamed of) well within your grasp. If you're ready to venture into all-new creative territory, then the Korg Kronos 61 is the keyboard for you!
Korg Kronos Workstation Keyboard at a Glance:
Nine sound engines, infinite possibilities
From acoustic instruments to gritty analog synths, the nine synthesis engines onboard the Korg Kronos can provide every sound you need. The SGX-1 acoustic piano engine captures every nuance of real German and Japanese grand pianos, from damper resonance to mechanical noise. Then there's the EP-1 electric piano engine, which uses Multi-Dimension Synthesis to let you tweak, morph, and totally customize the wide range of classic electric piano sounds. These two new synthesis engines are worth the price of admission alone - and they're just the beginning!
Amazing new technologies for smoother, more expressive sounds
The incredible sounds found on the Kronos simply wouldn't be possible without powerful new synthesis technologies. That's why Korg equipped this flexible workstation with components such as solid-state flash-based storage. The ultra-fast streaming possible with solid-state memory is the driving force behind Korg's Virtual Memory Technology, which provides you with high polyphony and incredible unlooped samples. It also allows the Kronos to perform smooth sound transitions, so you can hold sustain notes while switching sounds or modes - just what you need for seamless transitions.
A studio of music-production gear onboard
More than just an amazing performance keyboard, the Kronos is a complete 32-track music-creation workstation. In addition to a robust 16-track sequencer, Korg gave the Kronos the capacity to record up to 16 audio tracks as well - all in studio-standard 24-bit/48kHz quality! What's more, the Kronos gives you an entire studio rack full of effects to enhance your music. You can run up to 16 fantastic effects at once, each of which more than rivals dedicated standalone effects units. And thanks to the Kronos's Open Sampling System, you can instantly sample and resample any sound you create, allowing you to come up with amazing new sounds.
Easy-to-use hands-on environment
Long known for their easy-to-use workstation environments, Korg raised the bar again by loading the Kronos with hands-on controls. Starting with the large 8" TouchView display, you'll find navigating through the Kronos's environment to be absolutely intuitive. The Kronos also provides you with an entire dedicated control surface, complete with channel-strip-style sliders, knobs, and buttons. Plus, you get great performance controls, including a ribbon controller and one of Korg's fantastic vector joysticks. What's more, the Kronos comes loaded with Korg's top-of-the-line KARMA technology, making it a truly impressive performance keyboard as well as a first-class keyboard workstation!
Korg Kronos 61 Workstation Keyboard Features:
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Reviewsbased on 15 reviews
Kronos really is the father of Zeus!
by Simon from United StatesThe KARMA engine reads your mind. I have never played a more powerful keyboard. It's a musician's, producer's, song writer's, hobbyist's , pancake flipper's dream!
February 13, 2013
Music Background: Recording, Musician, Producer, Etc.
Buy one and feel li... read more [+]ke you are cheating in your inspiration.
I like it. close [-]
Best synth I've ever owned
by Bryan from Los Angeles, CAThis is a GREAT workstation.
January 1, 2013
Music Background: Touring Musician/Keyboard Programmer
My first synthesizer was the Korg trinity, but I never bought another Korg since I fell in love with the Motif line. So much that I bought every board until... read more [+] the Motif XF.
Then I tried this thing... OMG this thing sounds incredible and I'm blown away by the technology on this board. The transition feature is amazing for live shows, the Sample engine is great for taking my custom sounds from Kontakt and storing them on the Kronos. Not to mention the programming power of this board.
I also recommended this keyboard to a few keyboard buddies (Nord, Motif, Roland users) and they are loving this too.
Great buy, Korg has made me a very happy customer! close [-]
From Motif to Kronos
by Eric Allen from Washington, DCThis is a beast keyboard workstation. I'm coming from the Motif XS rack & still have it but the Kronos is the best to me. I Love it, this is my go to board & I'm not going back; as a matter of fact I'... read more [+]m going to purchase the Krome for gigging & use it as another addition for my studio, I figure I might as well have the best of not just both but have the best of all 3 worlds which is the Kronos, Motif Rack XS & Krome!!! close [-]
November 11, 2012
Music Background: Producer, Studio Owner
Kronos Korg's "ULTIMATE" synth
by Mike Padrutt from Chippewa Falls, WI.I have played many keyboards and synths over the years but Kronos is ahead of the field in my opinion. Kronos is the most solid keyboard I have seen in a long time. The key bed is stout and has a fant... read more [+]astic touch. The velocity is very sensitive and apparent. There are so many presets and sounds that I will be catching up on this one for a long time. Nine sound engines, Unbelievable!! The ability to patch into the sequencer is a nice touch. It looks like it could be used in unison with the sequencer from the Korg M50. And it includes a mic in with a vocorder function as well. It is nice to see more instruments with Midi in out and through. Nothing was overlooked on this board. Korg has outdone themselves with the authentic beautiful pianos. The organs sounded very good as well with a good rotary simulation. All the instrument sounds and the synths are excellent. I have never heard such a beautiful full sounding synthesizer before. I am sure I will get many years of use out of my new Kronos. This would be a good board for live performance as well as studio use. Thanks Korg!! I think it will be a long time before you top Kronos. I speak from experience when I say "this is an expensive board but I also know that Sweetwater will be there if we need them". close [-]
October 31, 2012
Music Background: Hammond since 1958
With nine synth engines, the Korg Kronos 73 takes the idea of a modern synthesizer to the next level. With this many engines, your capabilites are going to be endless. The Kronos' classic '80s design mixed with cutting-edge technology are going to change the voice of modern music.
Korg Kronos 61
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