Korg Kronos 88 Key Workstation

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KRONOS2-88

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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.

Available in black or the limited edition platinum-colored workstation with dark colored side panels. This new model shines beautifully on stage under the spotlight. For serious musicians, this instrument emanates a special aura of superior quality.

Kronos Highlights:

• 9 Sound engines, each offering a unique sound-creation technology
• 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

Simply amazing5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
This keyboard/workstation is the best sounding, most accurate feeling and most advanced instrument I've ever purchased. Whatever you're looking for in a professional keyboard this does far better. Instead of repeating the limitless features and technical advancements Korg built into this sophisticated creative tool, I suggest buying the Kronos, turning it on and spending days in utter amazement as you experience what will truly become the launching platform to your next level of songwriting creativity.
Posted by Ken Long on Jan 8, 2019
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Something for everyone4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
This is such a great keyboard. There's something for everyone; it's an amazing board. The sound designing functions are the best on it, and if you do cover stuff, you can emulate some songs very closely with the sound engines on it. It has an extremely steep learning curve, so if you want one, you have to be prepared for it.
Posted by Joselito II De Los Angeles on Dec 17, 2018
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The best keyboard by a long shot3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
This keyboard is an amazing machine and very very powerful. Do not buy it if you aren't willing to spend long amounts of time building sounds and prefer a quick hands on approach with sounds. The learning curve is very steep and having prior knowledge of synthesis and music tech in general helps. The rewards are very high though, if you can figure out how to use it effectively. There's a reason why you'll see the Kronos being used by Music directors of big stars across the world.
Posted by Jose on Nov 17, 2018
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Amazing Board4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
The Kronos 88 is simply amazing. I?ve owned 30 + keyboards over the last 35 years, from Korg, Roland AND Yamaha. The Kronos is KING. No comparison.
Posted by Kevin O on Dec 3, 2017
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Most powerful workstation... For a price15 of 15 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I pre-ordered this beast and got it before the price hike... (Paid $4800 taxes in, new with warranty) and it's been a beast. Taken it on a few tours, regular band practices, in and out of the studio and it's been an absolute pleasure. I miss the free-wheel aspect from the Oasys with the LED's and such, but it's a minor gripe. Higher res touch-screen, lots of engines, simple to edit but definitely has a learning curve. This this handles everything I throw at it and then some. It's expensive, yes. It's a beast, yes. It does everything I need and more, and I can see myself having a Kronos in my live/studio setup for a long time. Backwards compatibility with Oasys files as well is a great plus.
Posted by Dave on Apr 7, 2016
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