| |Nine sound engines, infinite possibilitiesFrom acoustic instruments to gritty analog synths, the nine synthesis engines onboard Korg's Kronos can provide every sound you need. The SGX-2 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 synthesis engines are worth the price of admission alone - and they're just the beginning!Amazing new technologies for smoother, more expressive soundsThe incredible sounds found in 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 onboardMore than just an amazing performance keyboard, the Korg Kronos is a complete 32-track music-creation workstation. In addition to a robust 16-track sequencer, Korg gave Kronos the capacity to record up to 16 audio tracks as well - all in studio-standard 24-bit/48kHz quality! What's more, 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 environmentLong known for their easy-to-use workstation environments, Korg raised the bar again by loading Kronos with hands-on controls. Starting with the large 8" TouchView display, you'll find navigating through the Kronos environment to be absolutely intuitive. 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, 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 73-note Keyboard Workstation Features:The latest rendition of Korg's beastly keyboard workstationKorg's 73-note RH3 Graded Hammer Action keybedNew SGX-2 piano engine captures every nuance of premium German and Japanese grandsPiano engine features new, fully tweakable sympathetic resonance and una corda samples256 new programs, re-creations of legendary keyboard sounds, searchable by song titleNew Combinations; bank of 128 programs from KaProSleek new look with aluminum body, mesh back panel, and lacquered wood end cheeksUser Sample Bank feature lets you create extremely large sample librariesYou get numerous artist signature sounds created by top musicians16-part Combis allow all engines to function together in perfect harmonyDynamic Voice Allocation keeps polyphony highUse up to 16 premium-quality effects at once; individual effects rival dedicated unitsOn-board sequencer offers 16 MIDI tracks and 16 audio tracks (24-bit, 48kHz)Open Sampling System - instant sampling and resampling from any mode (Program, Combination or Sequencer)Onboard KARMA technology generates infinitely variable performance-driven phrases and backing tracksExpanded Drum Track for play-along grooves and inspirationSet List mode lets you organize Programs, Combis, and Songs into a single, easy-to-select screenSmooth Sound Transition allows held or sustained notes to keep sounding when changing sounds or modesDirect support for playing drums and chords from Korg pad-equipped USB controllersGeneral support for all class-compliant USB controllers, including the Korg nano series and microKEY seriesSupport for Kronos Editor and Plug-in Editor softwareUSB Ethernet adapter compatibility enables high-speed data transfer between Kronos and your computerComprehensive interface based around a large 8" TFT TouchView displaySHIPPING & RETURNS POLICY We ship with UPS or FedEx. If you require a specific carrier, please contact us ahead of time or leave a note in the "message to seller" field at checkout stating that preference. If you need the item faster, please choose from the expedited UPS options listed on the page. Please be aware that your order may ship "Signature Required" to avoid a lost or stolen package. Residents of Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico should contact us for a shipping quote. Orders shipping to California addresses, or picked up locally, will be charged California sales tax. Please note that if you create music for Film or TV, you may be entitled to a reduced tax rate of 3.5%. Contact Westlake Pro at 323-845-1145 for details. If your purchase has been damaged in shipping, or if the product is not as represented, then we'll take it back. Just send us an email and let us know. We want your experience to be a positive one.
When ambition, imagination, and technology converge—the results are spectacular. Witness KRONOS. Created by KORG to satisfy today’s most demanding, accomplished performers and producers—as well as tomorrow’s visionary leaders—KRONOS embodies over 50 years of artistic vision and production expertise. With nine distinct synthesis engines and a complete suite of performance and productions tools, KRONOS is simply the most versatile synthesizer ever made.KRONOS restores the magic, the thrill, and the promise that only a visionary new instrument can provide. And KRONOS delivers on that promise. Every resources and technology of service to the modern musician has been refined, perfected, and integrated into a single instrument, and is available on demand. Multiple state-of-the-art sound generation techniques represent the pinnacle of software realization. Onboard effects open the door to processing any internal or external audio source with dazzling results. Multitrack audio and MIDI recording deliver efficient studio operations in a mobile platform. Hands-on hardware includes an assignable control surface, dual joysticks, ribbon controller, top-of-the line keyboard action, and KORG’s revolutionary tap-and-drag color TouchView™ display. Best of all, KRONOS integrates all of these music-making resources into a single instrument in ways that no software setup or hardware platform can rival.KRONOS easily delivers everything you’d expect, plus many things you’ve only dreamed of. Set List mode keeps all of your custom settings and performance notes organized in the display for on-the-fly selection. Smooth Sound Transitions eliminate note and effect dropouts when switching sounds or modes. Connect virtual patch cables, select sounds, plus edit envelopes and sequences—all using the eight-inch color TouchView display. Add to that advanced sequencing, KARMA, and Drum Track composition tools. Enjoy exclusive KORG wavesequencing, MS-20 filtering and the impossibly-rich Polysix chorus. And only KORG boasts the finest sound-design team on the planet, so you can always sound your very best.
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