Korg Kronos X 88 Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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from Germantown, Maryland
March 4, 2013Music Background:
Professional Musician for over 30 years
Enter Dreamland through KronosSometimes 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 Project, Gig, Church Service or Movie/Media you need to compose the perfect Score for!
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!
from Sherrill, AR USA
February 3, 2013Music Background:
Gospel musician, singer, and composer
What Can Kronos Do For MeJust 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 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!
from Arroyo Grande, Ca
December 5, 2012Music Background:
Classical, Progressive Rock, composer
DEEP! machineHave 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 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.