Korg Kronos 61 Workstation
The amazing Korg Kronos 61 workstation carries on Korg's long history of breakthrough innovation in keyboard workstation and synthesis design. Packed with an amazingly flexible environment and cutting-edge technology the Kronos 61 workstation gives you the freedom to create music in fun and exciting new ways. By taking advantage of nine independent synthesis engines, the Kronos workstation lets puts virtually any sound you can think of (and many you've never dreamed of) well within your grasp. If you're ready to venture into all-new creative territory, then the Korg Kronos 61 is the keyboard for you!
Korg Kronos Workstation Keyboard at a Glance:
- Nine sound engines, infinite possibilities
- Amazing new technologies for smoother, more expressive sounds
- A studio of music-production gear onboard
- Easy-to-use hands-on environment
- Now loaded with OS 1.5
Nine sound engines, infinite possibilities
From acoustic instruments to gritty analog synths, the nine synthesis engines onboard the Korg Kronos can provide every sound you need. The SGX-1 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 new synthesis engines are worth the price of admission alone - and they're just the beginning!
Amazing new technologies for smoother, more expressive sounds
The incredible sounds found on 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 onboard
More than just an amazing performance keyboard, the Kronos is a complete 32-track music-creation workstation. In addition to a robust 16-track sequencer, Korg gave the Kronos the capacity to record up to 16 audio tracks as well - all in studio-standard 24-bit/48kHz quality! What's more, the 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 environment
Long known for their easy-to-use workstation environments, Korg raised the bar again by loading the Kronos with hands-on controls. Starting with the large 8" TouchView display, you'll find navigating through the Kronos's environment to be absolutely intuitive. The 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, the 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!
Now loaded with OS 1.5
Here's another great reason to buy your new Kronos keyboard from Sweetwater. Our expert service staff pre-loaded each Kronos with the latest operating system, updating your new keyboard with OS 1.5. This adds a ton of extra capabilities to your keyboard, including seven additional user banks for your programs, wave sequencers, drum kits, and more. It also boosts your maximum RAM multisample locations from 1,000 to 4,000, increases the maximum number of RAM sample locations to 16,000, and adds support for connecting USB MIDI class-compliant controllers directly to your Kronos. But that's not all - OS 1.5 also supports an optional 1GB of extra memory, which Sweetwater's authorized service staff can install for you. Call for more details.
Korg Kronos 61 Workstation Keyboard Features:
- NEW in OS 1.5 - 7 more User Banks for your Programs, Wave Sequences, and Drum Kits
- NEW in OS 1.5 - Maximum number of RAM Multisamples increased from 1,000 to 4,000
- NEW in OS 1.5 - Maximum number of RAM Samples and Multisample Indexes increased from 4,000 to 16,000
- NEW in OS 1.5 - Support for connecting USB MIDI class-compliant controllers such as the Korg nanoPad, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, and microKey
- NEW in OS 1.5 - Support for optional 1GB of RAM (As an authorized Korg service center, Sweetwater can install this for you - call your Sales Engineer for details)
- A complete keyboard workstation with amazing performance-enhancing features
- 9 amazing synthesis engines, including the all new SGX-1 acoustic piano and EP-1 electric piano engines
- Internal solid-state drive (SSD) for massive library and Virtual Memory Technology (VMT) support
- Smooth Sound Transition sustains notes when changing sounds/modes
- Great hands-on controls, including 8" TouchView color display, 4-way Vector Joystick, and ribbon controller
- Powerful 16-track sequencer and 16-track multitrack audio recorder
- Open Sampling System lets you sample and resample any sound you create
- Advanced KARMA phrase-generating technology
- Includes an incredible selection of drum tracks and RPPR patterns
- 61-key model with synth-action M3-style keys