Korg Kronos X 88Item ID: KronosX88
88-key Workstation with RH3 Graded Hammer Action, Solid-state Internal Drive, 8" Color TouchView Display, 4-way Joystick, Ribbon Controller, and 9 Sound Engines
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Kronos X - the "X" Stands for Expanded!The Korg Kronos X 88 is juiced with boosted internal memory and SSD size, giving you even more of the beastly capabilities that made Kronos a game-changing keyboard workstation. Packed with an amazingly flexible environment and cutting-edge technology, Kronos gives you the freedom to create music in fun and exciting new ways. By taking advantage of nine independent synthesis engines, Kronos X 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, the Korg Kronos X 88 is the keyboard for you!
Korg Kronos X Workstation Keyboard at a Glance:
Nine sound engines, infinite possibilities
From acoustic instruments to gritty analog synths, the nine synthesis engines onboard Korg's Kronos X 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 X 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 X 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 Korg Kronos X is a complete 32-track music-creation workstation. In addition to a robust 16-track sequencer, Korg gave Kronos X the capacity to record up to 16 audio tracks as well - all in studio-standard 24-bit/48kHz quality! What's more, Kronos X 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 X'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 Kronos X with hands-on controls. Starting with the large 8" TouchView display, you'll find navigating through the Kronos X environment to be absolutely intuitive. Kronos X 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, Kronos X 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 88 Keyboard Workstation Features:
Perform and record with a total beast of a workstation: the Korg Kronos X!
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Todd, Dunedin, FL
Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
Enter Dreamland through Kronos
by John Mannes from Germantown, MarylandSometimes you receive a keyboard and it take's your breath away and it's almost impossible to change to the next preset. You play it and appreciate it more everyday! It is absolutely perfect for the P... read more [+]roject, Gig, Church Service or Movie/Media you need to compose the perfect Score for!
March 4, 2013
Music Background: Professional Musician for over 30 years
Ok, now it's time to review the KronosX88 I receive just two days ago. This Workstation goes way beyond what I mentioned above. Forget every Synth, Piano, Workstation, DAW or Softsynths you have ever played! This instrument let's you into the Musical World called Dreamland! I shut my eyes and my mind started to sync with this Musical Masterpiece called the KronosX88! I started to loose myself of all reality in the swirling, weaving wondering floating, flying world that the music was playing!
I had to put that first in my review, because you too will be amazed beyond belief! How did Korg create a musical masterpiece with the keys of a Grand Piano, Lights, not only on Buttons and Switches, but even surrounding the Joy Stick. I turned off the lights in my Studio and it just made my music universe that much more beyond belief.
A little History, my first Workstation was the Korg T1 which had beautiful wood all around it, very very nice, but only 256 Programs and 128 Combination presets, but I actually paid more ($4,300) then the Kronoszx88, CRAZY! But before that I had paid the same amount for the Oberheim OBXA Synthesizer and I could only play 4 notes at a time and had to store a max of 128 Presets on a Cassette! Maybe the Roland FantomS88, built like a Tank with over 1000 presets and deep sequencer would measure up, but again near $4,000.
The Kronos, belw $4,000 just put's so much more! I could write a book on the developments and capabilities that have never ever been available till now!
If you want to enter the Disney Land, trip to the Moon, racing on the fastest track and car of NASCAR, and then come into Dreamland, that used to be only available in your sleep, welcome to th KronosX88!
Absolutely the best real and fantasy Keyboard I have ever had the chance to play! Get it!
Call your Sweetwater Rep or mine, Ryan W. and order one. It will arrive in a huge carton, with the latest update,.Just plug into an IMac and no USB Drivers are required. Your computer will recognize it not only as a USB Device, but as a Sound Device as well! Download the Editor, restart and then double click on the Editor to transmit all of the KronosX Data to your computer. Be patient it will take some time, but so does launching the Space Shuttle. Then you can play everything in your DAW and Softsynths on what feel's like a Steinway Piano. No need to say more! WOW, and I've only played 15 -20 combinations out of almost 2000. I just can't get out of Dreamland to switch to a new world/Universe that every Preset has! close [-]
What Can Kronos Do For Me
by Lasonia Rideout from Sherrill, AR USAJust got the Kronos x 88 three days ago after playing around in the store on one of them. From a traditional stand point the kronos piano shine bright as the sun. The piano sounds great on classical ... read more [+]and gospel music that is play. The learning curve was very easy since I already own a m3 88 I haven't had to consult the manual for help yet. Also, the ability to save presets by copy and paste make the kronos ideal for playing live church gigs. The graphical display is beautiful to look at and simple to operate. I like the fact the I can record live instruments ior vocal into the kronos by audio tracks. The electric pianos are wonderful and they sound great! Of a truth I don't think that there is a better keyboard workstation on the market than kronos. I am very happy with my purchase. I got my kronos. Now get yours! close [-]
February 3, 2013
Music Background: Gospel musician, singer, and composer
by John Marzich from Arroyo Grande, CaHave always been a 'k' man. Kurzweil and Korg and this is yet another masterpiece from Korg. You can tell a ton of thought went into this and coming from the triton then triton extreme then m388 with ... read more [+]external and internal Radias to this is another wonder to behold. Very serious board with very serious sounds! Probably will be so many mega years to exhaust the possibilities this has to offer and I have programmed all of them. The RH3 keys are near perfect and so far have programmed some scary organs and pianos. This lives up to all the hype and THEN some! A+++++ The poly6 strings are just too much..Very authentic to say the least. close [-]
December 5, 2012
Music Background: Classical, Progressive Rock, composer
Korg Kronos X 88
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