A leader in the fields of synthesis and music technology for 50 years, the Kronos series is the culmination of all Korg's sound design knowledge, software expertise and hardware craftsmanship.
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.
Available In 61, 73 And 88 Note Versions To see the Kronos in action check out our videos section below.
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Over the last 50 years Korg have shaped and influenced the field of synthesis with brand new technologies and genre defining sounds. Where would we be without Wavestation pads and MS20 basslines? Well the Kronos series offers instant access to those styles as well as deep editing, sound design potential and supremely realistic acoustic instruments.
Enhanced Piano Engine
The KRONOS piano engine has always offered huge collections of non-looped/natural decay
stereo samples, recorded for every key, with additional unique tools to customize the piano to
your needs. Inheriting 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 offers resonant piano sound with a striking sense of depth.
Other enhancements to the SGX-2 engine included Sympathetic String Resonance and newlyrecorded Una Corda (soft pedal – literally “one-string”) samples.
Huge Sonic Palette
KRONOS comes equipped with thousands of sounds, created using various synthesis modes and
calling upon over approximately 21 GB of preset waveform data covering a variety of genres.
Each one has been carefully crafted by the KORG Sound Design team. The internal SSD offers a
generous 62*GB capacity, providing enormous space for user sampling or downloading KRONOS
Sound Libraries. These optional expansion KRONOS Sound Libraries add new professionally
programmed sounds—without the need to add any new hardware. Artist Signature Programs
provide the priceless sounds actually used by top-ranking musicians. Additional Song Programs
are named for the classic rock and pop songs whose signature keyboard sounds these programs
recreate. Use these universally well-known sounds to pay homage to the originals, or as the
basis for personal sonic explorations.
- Truly in a class by itself, the latest generation KRONOS offers:
- Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Engine featuring the new Berlin Grand
- Massive sound selection
- Sounds from our master sound design team
- KRONOS Expansion Sound Libraries added
- Artist Sound Libraries
- Famous Song Sounds
- Nine distinct sound engines
- Innovative Set List mode with many new updates
- Colour TouchView display—now with Touch-Drag capability
- Beautiful new sleek look with wood side panels
- Many of the new features will be available to existing KRONOS
- owners as an OS upgrade.
KRONOS features a sequencer/recording section that offers both 16 MIDI tracks plus 16 audio
tracks; a great resource for putting together a dazzling performance or a brilliant production.
MIDI sequencing makes it easy to capture ideas, inspiration, and pro-quality phrases using the
KARMA, Drum Track, or RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) functions. The 16-track audio
recorder simultaneously captures up to four tracks of 16-bit/24-bit uncompressed data at a
sampling rate of 48 kHz. Play along with recorded tracks, add effects, and then resample the
KRONOS itself and place the resampled WAV files directly in a track. When polishing 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 right from the