Korg Kronos 61 Key Workstation

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KRONOS2-61

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For nearly half a century, Korg has set the standard for technical innovation, leadership, and superior sound. Korg has created entire categories of musical products, and has produced some of the top-selling synthesizers and keyboard instruments ever; the instruments favored by musicians around the globe. In 1988, Korg defined the workstation category with the revolutionary M1. In 2011, Korg redefined and reimagined the music workstation, revolutionizing the capabilities of the hardware instrument and exceeding the demands of the modern player with the Kronos Music Workstation.

Kronos Highlights:

• 9 Sound engines, each offering a unique sound-creation technology (see list below)
• 16-part Combis allow all engines to function together in perfect harmony; Dynamic Voice Allocation keeps the polyphony high.
• Available with 61, 73 or 88 keys. The 73 and 88 key models feature Korgs finest RH3 Graded Hammer Action. The 61 key model borrows the responsive synth action from the Korg M3-61.
• Comprehensive interface, based around a new large 8 TFT TouchView display
• A revolutionary sample playback system aided by a fast SSD (Solid State Disk) provides high polyphony and massive, ultra-long, and unlooped samples; offering unheard of performance from a hardware instrument
• Smooth Sound Transition: This often-requested feature allows held or sustained notes to keep sounding when changing sounds or modes.
• Set List mode: Organize the Programs, Combis, and Songs you need to perform your set in a single, easy-to-select screen including performance notes!
• Use up to 16 premium-quality effects at once; individual effects rival dedicated units, 12 Insert effects, 2 Master effects, 2 Total effects
• On-board sequencer offers 16 MIDI tracks + 16 audio tracks (24-bit, 48kHz recording quality)
• Open Sampling System Instant sampling and resampling from any mode: Program, Combination or Sequencer.
• Sophisticated KARMA technology generates infinitely variable performance-driven phrases, musical effects, and backing tracks to catalyze your creativity
• Expanded Drum Track for play-along grooves and inspiration
• Signature sounds created with guidance from world class musicians

Good everthing except Grand pianos0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
The Kronos 2 is loaded with features and it allows you to tweak and do almost everything possible in a workstation.. My biggest complaint is about the Acoustic Pianos.Although they are quite expressive The Tone is inconsistent across the keyboard range. for example in a particular octave ,all of the notes sound the same in volume and tone except for F#, G# & A# this is a pain when playing chords as the harmony suffers. If you are just playing Lines you may not notice this. All of the acoustic Grands have this inconsistency in different ranges. In conclusion if you are needing a Keyboard mainly for acoustic Grand pianos, look elsewhere.
Posted by Roh on Nov 25, 2020
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
There is no other keyboard that comes close to this baby! I am no pro, but out of my 7 keyboards, the Kronos is finally the board I need to fully express myself! There are NO limitations, NONE! Is it complicated? yes, but if you want to really enjoy making tunes, you will learn what you need to do.
Posted by Veets on Oct 3, 2020
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Amazing instrument!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBedford, Nova Scotia
Kronos is an astounding instrument. It has re-invigorated my keyboard studio, and I went from once week to pretty much every night: and it's been 2 years since I got it! The only downside that I could warn folks about, is its complexity. There is a very steep learning curve for using the advanced sound design features...however, there are tons of resources and groups online dedicated to helping understand the features. I sometimes wish it had an "easy" mode, like complex digital cameras once did! As far as the actual "sound" goes, it is amazing: from pianos to massive thundering polysynths, this is the best sounding synth I have ever owned. Along with my beloved Nord Grand, the Kronos doesn't just add to my studio, it MAKES it. It is truly my desert island instrument.
Posted by John David Peer on Dec 14, 2019
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Korg said " Hold my Beer"2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
The Kronos allows you convert your ideas into reality. If you are upgrading from previous Korg workstations you will be impressed blown away with the advances they have made. If you are new to Korg workstations you will need the manual, YouTube and a pocket scientist. Live performances are a breeze with 'set list' mode as the colour touch screen makes it easy to organize you sets and categories. Quick split makes it fast and easy when jamming or a new song is added mid gig. The crazy amount of polyphony makes it possible to have multiple key and velocity splits eliminating at least one other keyboard from your rig. Tons of options for the live player. Incredible sequencer: integrated sampler, effects and external control make this instrument one of the most powerful workstations in this world, if you can think of up Kronos can do it. The sounds: The integrated SSD drive stores a multitude of incredibly realistic sounds. You can actually hear the felt from the damper touching the strings in the pianos, the list goes on. I could go on and on about it but I have to get back to playing mine! Try one out in the store and chances are you will be leaving with it.
Posted by Brian on Sep 16, 2018
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Awesome package!8 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary East, Alberta
Wanted a Kronos for a while. Watching Youtube demos over and over, I just had to get one. Tons of content to get lost in, including some sounds and sequences from well known songs. Played it for some family members and got instant approval. Karma was a big selling point for me. That being said, its not a synth you can just plug in and let fly and create a song. There are a lot of complexities in this board which will require you to have the manual (parameter guide) handy. You will need it. I needed it, and I don't need manuals often. Its over 1000 pages. But the level of customization is amazing and I haven't even scratched the surface. It will take time to learn how to use it to its full potential. I went with Long & McQuade's in house financing and it was incredibly easy. They have my business for a long time to come.
Posted by Darwin on Dec 16, 2016
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