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Korg Kronos6 61 Key Music Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard

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Product Description

Evolve with the Kronos. When ambition, imagination, and technology converge—the results are spectacular. Created by KORG to satisfy today’s most demanding, accomplished performers and producers—as well as tomorrow’s visionary leaders— the 2015 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.

Korg Kronos 6 61-Key Music Workstation Features

  • Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Engine featuring the new Berlin Grand
  • Massive sound selection
  • Master sound design team
  • KRONOS Expansion Sound Libraries
  • Artist Sound Libraries
  • Famous Song Sounds
  • Nine distinct sound engines
  • Innovative Set List mode with many new updates
  • Color TouchView display—now with TouchDrag capability
  • Sequencer Compositional Tools
  • 16-track audio recording / 16-track MIDI sequencing
  • 16 onboard effects processors
  • USB/MIDI host ports accommodate MIDI control surfaces (KORG microKEY; KORG NanoPAD2; etc.)
  • Natural Touch semi-weighted action (61 key models)
  • Smooth Sound Transitions
  • Advanced Control Surface
  • Dual Joysticks (X-Y; Vector)
  • Ribbon Controller
  • 8 rotary knobs
  • 9 sliders
  • 16 illuminated buttons
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 Touch View display. Add to that advanced sequencing, KARMA, and Drum Track composition tools. Enjoy exclusive KORG wave sequencing, 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.

Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine
The KRONOS piano engine has always offered 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 newly-recorded Una Corda (soft pedal – literally “one-string”) samples.

Massive Sound Selection
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.

Product Specifications
    System: KRONOS System Version 3.0
    Keyboard: Natural Touch Semi Weighted 

    Synthesis Types: 9
    SGX-2: Premium Piano (Acoustic Piano)
    EP-1: MDS Electric Piano (Electric Piano)
    HD-1: High Definition Synthesizer (PCM)
    AL-1: Analog Synthesizer (Analog Modeling)
    CX-3: Tonewheel Organ (Tonewheel Organ Modeling)
    STR-1: Plucked String (Physical Modeling)
    MOD-7: Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer (VPM Synthesis)
    MS-20EX: Component Modeling Technology (Analog Modeling)
    PolysixEX: Component Modeling Technology (CMT Analog Modeling)

    Maximum Polyphony: 
    SGX-2: 100 voices
    EP-1: 104 voices
    HD-1: 140 voices
    AL-1: 80 voices
    CX-3: 200 voices
    STR-1: 40 voices
    MOD-7: 52 voices
    MS-20EX: 40 voices
    PolysixEX: 180 voices

    Preset PCM: 
    314 MB (ROM 1,505 Multisamples, 1,388 Drumsamples) 
    Build-in Expansion PCM Libraries: 
    EXs1 - ROM Expansion 
    EXs2 - Concert Grand Piano
    EXs3 - Brass & Woodwinds 
    EXs4 - Vintage Keyboards 
    EXs5 - ROM Expansion 2 
    EXs6 - SGX-1 German D Piano 
    EXs7 - SGX-1 Japanese C Piano 
    EXs8 - Rock Ambience Drums 
    EXs9 - Jazz Ambience Drums 
    EXs17 - SGX-2 Berlin D Piano 
    EXs18 - KORG EXs Collections
    PCM RAM Capacity: Approx. 2GB
    Wave Sequences: 598 User memory, 187 Preload
    Disk Mode: Load, save, utility, audio CD burning, audio CD playback, data filer function (save/load MIDI System Exclusive data), CD-R/RW (UDF format read/write), ISO9660 Level 1.
    Controllers: Vector joystick, joystick, ribbon controller, switches 1 & 2
    Control Assign Switches: Assigns the Control Surface to Timber/Track, Audio, External, Realtime Knobs/KARMA,
    Mixer Knobs Switch: Assigns the Mixer Knobs to either Channel Strip or Individual Pan, Reset Control Switch, Solo Switch, Knobs 1-8, Switches 1-8(Upper Row), Switches 1-8 (Lower Row), Sliders 1-8, Master Slider
    KARMA Control: On/Off, Latch, Module Control
    RUM TRACK: On/Off
    Display: TouchView graphical user interface, 8 inch color TFT, SVGA (800x600 dots), adjustable brightness 

    Outputs Analog:
    (MAIN) L/MONO, R: 
    1/4” TRS Balanced: 
    Output Impedance: 350 ? Stereo; 175 ? Mono (L/MONO Only), 
    Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu, 
    Maximum Level: +16.0 dBu (when load impedance is 600 ? or greater) 
    MAIN VOLUME knob controls only AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO and R
    Individual 1-4: 
    1/4” TRS Balanced 
    Output Impedance: 350 ? Stereo; 175 ? Mono, 
    Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu, - Maximum Level: +16.0 dBu (when load impedance is 600 ? or greater)
    Headphones: 1/4” stereo phone jack, Output impedance: 33 ?, Maximum Level: 60+60 mW (when load impedance is 33 ?),MAIN VOLUME knob (link with AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN))
    Outputs Digital: 
    S/P DIF: Optical, 24-bit, IEC60958, EIAJCP-1201, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, (the same signals as L/MONO, R) 
    USB-B: 24-bit, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, 2 channels

    Inputs Analog: 
    Audio Inputs 1 and 2: 
    1/4” TRS Balanced 
    MIC/LINE input level switches, LEVEL knobs
     Input Impedance: 10 k? 
    Nominal Level: LINE: +4 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), –36 dBu (LEVEL knob = max) 
    Nominal Level: MIC: –22 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), –62 dBu (LEVEL knob = max) 
    Maximum Level: LINE: +16 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), –24 dBu (LEVEL knob = max)
     Maximum Level: MIC: -10 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), –50 dBu (LEVEL knob = max) 
    Source Impedance: 600 ? 
    Signal to noise ratio: 95 dB (typical)
    Dynamic range: 95 dB (typical) 
    Crosstalk: 95 dB, at 1 kHz (typical)
    Inputs Digital: 
    S/P DIF: Optical, 24-bit, IEC60958, EIAJCP-1201, Sample Rate: 48 kHz 
    USB-B: 24-bit, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, 2 channels
     Control Inputs: Damper pedal (half damper supported), assignable switch, assignable pedal
    MIDI: In, Out, Thru
    USB: 
    USB A (TYPE A) x 2, For connection to external USB devices (QWERTY keyboards, MIDI controllers, ethernet adaptors, and storage) 
    USB B (TYPE B) x 1, MIDI/audio interface 
    MIDI: 1 (16 channel) input / 1 (16 channel) output 
    Audio: 2 channel input / 2 channel output
    Disk Drives: 62 GB SSD (2.5”) (Optional installation of second internal SSD)
    Power Consumption: 60W
    Dimensions (W x D x H): 1,040 x 364 x 134 mm (40.94 x 14.33 x 5.28”)
    Weight: 14.3 kg (31.53 lbs.)
    Accessories: AC cord, Quick Start Guide, Accessory DVD Discs 1-3 (DVDs include KRONOS Operation Guide, Parameter Guide, and Voice Name List PDF files; Video Manual; KORG USB-MIDI Driver; System Restore Data, etc.)
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-22kHz, +/-1.0dB, 10k ? load
    THD+N: 20Hz-22kHz, 0.01%, 10k ? load (typical)
    S/N: 95dB (typical)
    Dynamic Range: 95dB (typical)
    Crosstalk: 95dB, at 1kHz (typical)
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  631-390-6500 Warranty:  1 year parts and labor; US Customers – register your Korg keyboard, keyboard workstation, keyboard rack module or digital piano online and receive a certificate that extends the product warranty for an extra year from the date of purchase. This offer is good for mdse purchased from an authorized Korg dealer after November 1, 2002.
Richard M. Submitted: 7/21/2018
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King of the Beast!!
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What is your opinion of this product?
I have been a Korg user since the Trinity came out. Every new keyboard Korg has come out with I've purchased. I really love this board because of the 16 audio tracks available. For all intent and principle, this is a 32 track keyboard. I love the large size colored touch pad. It's also very user friendly. I'm looking forward to what Korg comes out with next.
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Jonathan G, jonathangaither0825@gmail.com Submitted: 7/21/2018
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Top notch & greatest choice I’ve made
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As a professional musician, the kronos is what I exactly needed for church services,shows, gigs and studio recording . The sounds are top of the line and the customization is great. Since it arrived at my House, I’ve created several unique sounds and it has also cut down my need for extra gear when traveling. So no more having to travel with a b3 or a fender Rhodes. From using a Roland fantom x and g series I can off the back tell a difference in the quality of the sounds. There is a slight poly issue, but it Depends on how much data each big sound within your layered custom user bank is pulling. To me that’s understandable, it takes a lot for that issue to occur. Other than that I love the live set mode and the transitioning of sounds that are continuous from patch to patch. This is indeed is my to go to board. You will not be disappointed with your purchase!!! I’m looking into getting another one to add as a second board for my upcoming venues.
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Alexus Maximus Submitted: 7/16/2018
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I LOVE IT!!!
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This has got to be by far the best pro line keyboard out. I wish I had purchased the 73 weighted version.
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Richard M. Submitted: 2/13/2018
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Still the King of Beast
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This is an amazing product. Korg has done it again. A 16 track midi sequencer, sampler AND a 16 track audio recorder all in one package. With the exception of only having two inputs for audio recording, you really can't ask for anything more. Can't wait to see what Korg comes up with next.
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Antoinette Morris Submitted: 3/11/2016
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The best keyboard Korg has ever made!!!!!
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I love the feel of it! The sounds in this keyboard are amazing....I have had it almost a year now and I am still learning, GREAT PURCHASE!!!!
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Pablo Villado Submitted: 2/9/2016
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I love this thing
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Super nice
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