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(B-Stock) KORG - 'Kronos 2' 61-Key Workstation Keyboard

(B-Stock) KORG - 'Kronos 2' 61-Key Music Workstation, Semi-weighted Keybed, 8" Touchscreen

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(B-Stock) KORG - 'Kronos 2'
61-Key Workstation Keyboard

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A state-of-the-art creative platformThe KORG KRONOS is designed by KORG as a result of ambition, imagination, and technology coming together to satisfy today’s most demanding, accomplished performers and producers, along with future visionary leaders. KRONOS is designed with over 50 years of artistic vision and production expertise. Featuring nine distinct synthesis engines and a complete suite of performance and productions tools, KRONOS is the most versatile synthesizer ever made.

KRONOS offers the magic and excitement that only a visionary new instrument can provide. Every resource and technology of service to the modern player has been refined, perfected, and integrated into one instrument, and is available on demand. A collection of state-of-the-art sound generation techniques display the pinnacle of software realization. Onboard effects open the door to processing any internal or external audio source with incredible results. Multitrack audio and MIDI recording deliver efficient studio operations in a mobile platform. Hands-on hardware features an assignable control surface, dual joysticks, ribbon controller, high-end keyboard action, and KORG’s revolutionary tap-and-drag colour TouchView™ display. KRONOS integrates all of these music-making resources into a single instrument in ways that no software setup or hardware platform can compete with.

This unit delivers everything you’d expect and more. Set List mode keeps all of your custom settings and performance notes organized in the display for on-the-fly selection. Seamless Sound Transitions remove 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. Plus, advanced sequencing, KARMA, and Drum Track composition tools. Experience exclusive KORG wave sequencing, MS-20 filtering and the impossibly-rich Polysix chorus. And only KORG display the results made from finest sound-design team in the world.

Amazing Features • Incredibly unique and powerful workstation with 9 sound engines
• 16-Track MIDI Sequencer and 16-Track Audio Recorder
• Natural touch semi weighted 61 note keyboard
• Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine

Nine Distinct Sound Engines

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Effective ControlEach of the individual KRONOS sound engines are eminently designed to work as a stand-alone synthesizer. Each one displays the cutting-edge technology available for that type of sound creation.

Exacting programming parameters, real-time controllers, integrated effects, and assignable modulation routings provide amazing control for the creating custom edits or for the ambitious sound designer.

Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine

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Greater FunctionalityThe KRONOS piano engine has always provided huge librarys of non-looped/natural decay stereo samples, recorded for every key, with additional unique tools to customize the piano to your needs.

Using all of this SGX-1 functionality, the new enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano engine introduces the new Berlin Grand piano to the existing deep German Grand and lively Japanese Grand. The Berlin Grand provides resonant piano sound with a striking sense of depth.

Massive Sound Selection

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Carefully craftedKRONOS features thousands of sounds, created using multiple synthesis modes and calling upon over approximately 21 GB of preset waveform data covering a range of genres. Each one has been carefully crafted by the KORG Sound Design team.

The internal SSD offers a generous 62*GB capacity, providing huge space for user sampling or downloading KRONOS Sound Libraries. These optional expansion KRONOS Sound Libraries add new professionally programmed sounds—without requiring any new hardware.

Innovative Set List Mode

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Seamless PerformanceKRONOS can organize all of the resources needed to get through a song—or a set—using the Set List mode. Here, the TouchView display can host 16 color-coded touch-screen buttons which can each call up the appropriate Preset instantly, Combination, or Sequence—regardless of mode.

The Set List mode even adds a nine-band graphic EQ, allowing the overall tone to be shaped to match the venue. Connecting a USB computer keyboard makes it simple to enter text and numeric values.

Color TouchView Display

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Now With Touch-Drag CapabilityAt the core of the KRONOS is KORG’s enormous eight-inch (800 x 600 pixel) SVGA color TouchView display. Along with simply selecting a sound or choosing a parameter with the touch of a finger, the enhanced Touch-Drag ability allows more precise control of parameter values. Interactive instruments and panel graphics provide the ability to do everything from adjusting the lid of a grand piano to connecting patch cable on a semi-modular synthesizer model. The TouchView display also features a convenient new Search Function, so you can search for (and preview) sounds based on their titles.

Karma

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A must have for your performanceThe revolutionary algorithmic music technology, first found on KORG’s Karma Music Workstation in 2002, produces complex phrases, drum grooves and complete backing tracks. Based on the notes and chords you play, and the easy operations you perform with the knobs, sliders, and switches, KARMA can generate musical effects that exceed your expectations.

Now in its greatly-improved second generation and offering features like KARMA Wave-Sequencing, Note Mapping and 8 scenes per layer, KARMA is standard equipment on your new KRONOS. It will expand your song idea, and will be an huge part of your live performances.

Drum Tracks

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Natural Drum CharacteristicsThis function that plays drum patterns automatically was part of the highly acclaimed M3 music workstation/synthesizer introduced in 2007. KRONOS is the latest KORG Workstation to offer the Drum Tracks features.

Debuted in 2007, Drum Tracks can create everything from a simple reference beat to an outline rhythm track on up to a complete drum track for your music productions. Expanded for use in the KRONOS, Drum Tracks now includes professional drum performances, and is ready and able to generate grooves that capture the natural feel of a professional drummer, whilst challenging the possibilities of stand-alone drum machines.

Open Sampling System

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More Convenient Than EverKORG’s Open Sampling System means the KRONOS can quickly sample an external audio source, no matter if the KRONOS is in the Program, Combination, or Sequencer modes. The Open Sampling Mode can even resample the performance of the KRONOS itself. The user sample bank, which adds to the convenience of the EXs sample library to user samples, allows custom samples to be loaded and played, taking advantage of the gigantic SSD capacity.

AIFF, WAV, SoundFont 2.0, and AKAI S1000/3000 format samples can be loaded into memory suing USB memory. You can also use a USB Ethernet adapter to exchange large amounts of sample data with your computer at high speed. Instruments or samples that you've previously created on your PC can be used to construct a music production setup based on just the KRONOS.

16-Track MIDI Sequencer

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16-Track Audio RecorderKRONOS includes a sequencer/recording section that provides both 16 MIDI tracks plus 16 audio tracks; a great resource for putting together an impressive performance or a astounding production. MIDI sequencing makes capture ideas, inspiration, and pro-quality phrases using the KARMA, Drum Track, or RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) functions incredibly easy.

The 16-track audio recorder captures up to four tracks of 16-bit/24-bit uncompressed data at a sampling rate of 48 kHz simultaneously. Play along with recorded tracks, add effects, and then resample the KRONOS itself and place the resampled WAV files directly in a track. When completing your tracks, feel free to use mixer automation and editing functions such as copy, paste, and normalize to get the results you want. Plug in a USB CD-burner and assemble your album directly from the TouchView display.

16 Onboard Effect Processors

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Master Your PerformanceKRONOS includes 16 internal effects to add impact to your sonic creations. Each of the 12 Insert effects can be applied to seperate or multiple timbres in a combination, or to individual or multiple tracks of the sequencer.

Two Master effects can also be applied to sends 1/2, and two Total effects can be applied to all tracks at the final stage of the sound. A separate three-band EQ is provided for every timbre, for every sequencer track, and for every audio track for adjusting subtle tonal balances or for creatively modifying the overall sound.

Advanced Control Surface

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Seamless & User-friendly Along with the parameters accessible directly from the TouchView display, KRONOS also provides an extensive selection of realtime controllers to enhance any performance and to assist navigation. A four-way joystick, ribbon controller, and two assignable switches are found on the left of the keyboard, with an additional Vector joystick nearby.

Above the keyboard, nine sliders, eight knobs and a number of switches offer realtime interaction with features at the heart of the KRONOS’ impressive sound. The damper pedal input jack supports half-damping, providing one more level of piano realism. Along with the damper pedal jack, there are also two assignable pedal inputs, one footpedal type and one footswitch style.

User-Friendly, Performance Enhancing Features

USB/MIDI Host PortsAny class-compliant USB-MIDI controller can be connected directly to the KRONOS. By connecting a KORG pad-equipped USB MIDI controller (nanoPAD, nanoPAD2, padKONTROL), pads 1 through 8 of the controller are automatically mapped to the virtual chord pad function of the KRONOS, allowing them to be used to play drums, trigger chords, or to switch chords in chord mode.

Smooth sound transitionsWhen you switch program sounds during a performance to get ready for the next section, or when you switch from Program mode to Combi mode, the sound that's currently being output is always given priority and its effects are maintained during the program change, providing a seamless transition with no dropouts. This function has also earned plenty high praise from pro musicians.

Natural Touch Semi-Weighted ActionFor performers who prefer the ultra-quick response of a synthesizer keyboard, need to focus on organ performances, or are searching for the ultimate in portability, the KRONOS 61-key model is equipped with a lightweight and expressive semi-weighted synthesizer action.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Type Keyboard Workstation
Sound Engine 9 x Sound Engines
Number of Keys 61
Type of Keys Semi-weighted, Natural Touch
Other Controllers 1 x 4-way Joystick, 1 x Vector Joystick, 1 x Ribbon, 9 x Sliders, 8 x Knobs
Polyphony Variable per Engine, Dynamic Allocation
Number of Presets 1792 memory programs, 78 drum kits
Number of Effects 197
Effects Types Various
Arpeggiator Yes
Sequencer 16-track (MIDI), 16-track (Audio)
Sampling Yes
Audio Playback 16-Track Playback (RAM)
Audio Inputs 2 x 1/4"
Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4" (left, right), 4 x 1/4" (individual outs)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Digital Inputs 1 x Optical Toslink (S/PDIF)
Digital Outputs 1 x Optical Toslink (S/PDIF)
USB 2 x Type A, 1 x Type B
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru/USB
Pedal Inputs 3 x 1/4" (damper/switch/pedal)
Expansion Expandable to 2560 user programs
Power Source Standard IEC AC cable
Dimensions Height: 5.28"
Width: 40.94"
Depth: 14.33"
Weight 31.5 lbs.
Specifications
Number Of Keys 61
Connections
  • 1 x SP/DIF Optical
  • 1 x USB
Weighted Keys Semi
Dimensions Height: 5.28" Width: 40.94" Depth: 14.33"
Included Software N/A
USB Bus Powered No
Product Weight 14 kg
Key Size Full Size Keys
Transport Controls No
Additional Information
Scan Code LN120292
Model Number KRONOS2-61
GTIN 4959112120006
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DOA Period:
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(B-Stock) KORG - 'Kronos 2' 61-Key Workstation Keyboard
(B-Stock) KORG - 'Kronos 2' 61-Key Workstation Keyboard