To satisfy today's accomplished performers and producers, Korg has designed the Kronos Platinum Limited Edition which is spectacular. The Kronos has evolved once again thanks to the ambition, imagination, and technology advances that have driven Korg to the top.
Created by Korg to satisfy tomorrow’s visionary leaders— the 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.
Truly in a class by itself, the latest generation Kronos offers:
Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine
- 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
- Drum Track
- Open Sampling System
- 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.)
- Flagship RH3 Graded Hammer Action keyboard
- Smooth Sound Transitions
- Advanced Control Surface
- Dual Joysticks (X-Y; Vector)
- Ribbon Controller
- 8 rotary knobs
- 9 sliders
- 16 illuminated buttons
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 newly-recorded Una Corda (soft pedal – literally “one-string”) samples.
Massive Sound Selection
The new Kronos comes equipped with thousands of sounds, created using various synthesis modes and calling upon over approximately 21 GB of preset waveform data