Korg Kronos 8 88 Key Music Workstation Platinum Limited Edition

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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 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
    • KARMA
    • 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
Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound 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 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

Product Specifications
Korg Kronos 8 88-Key Music Workstation Platinum Specifications
  • System: KRONOS System Version 3.0
  • Keyboard: 88 key: RH3 (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3)
  • Tone Generator
  • 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*1*2:
    • SGX-2: 100 voices
    • *3EP-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
    • *1: In rare cases, when a large number of processor-intensive effects are active simultaneously (for instance, more than 14 O-Verbs), polyphony may be slightly reduced.*2: A portion of the multicore processor in KRONOS is devoted to generating voices, and a separate portion is devoted to generating effects. KRONOS dynamically allocates the voice processing power between the engines as necessary. The quoted maximum numbers of voices apply when 100% of the voice processing power is devoted to a single engine. *3: 100 dual-stereo notes (equivalent to 400 mono voices)
  • Preset PCM:314 MB (ROM 1,505 Multi-samples, 1,388 Drum samples)
  • 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 *4*4: The memory available for Sampling Mode will change based on the use of Expansion PCM libraries and User Sample Banks.
  • Wave Sequences:598 User memory, 187 Preload
  • Support for stereo multisamples, synchronization of individual notes, and tempo-based settings.
  • SGX-2 Program
  • Premium Piano: Virtual Memory Technology (VMT) plays large samples directly from the internal SSD Full key stereo sampling, Chromatically sampled at up to 12 velocity levels, no looping. Damper resonance and mechanical noise are reproduced.
  • Oscillator Control:Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, Mechanical Noise, Note Release, Modeled String Resonance, Una Corda. [EP-1 Program]MDS Electric Piano:Tine and reed-type electric pianos powered by Multi-Dimensional Synthesis (MDS), and vintage effects.Electric Piano Model Types: 6 Tine EP I, Tine EP II, Tine EP V, Tine EP DMP, Reed EP200, Reed EP200AOscillator
  • Control: Harmonic Sound Level, Attack Noise, Level, Release Noise Level, Attack Brightness, Hammer Width
  • Panel Control: Tine
  • Type: Preamp Volume, Tone (Treble, Bass), Vibrate (On/Off, Intensity, Speed), Amp/Cabinet (On/Off, Drive)
  • Reed Type: Preamp Volume, Tone (Treble, Bass), Vibrate (Intensity, Speed), Amp/Cabinet (On/Off, Drive)
  • Effect Types: 9 Small Phase, Orange Phase, Black Phase, Vintage Chorus, Black Chorus, EP Chorus, Vintage
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.
kokomochris aka PianoPanMan, Submitted: 4/5/2016
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Never to Old to Dream..Brings me to tears..I Love It..
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I love my Pa3Xle and this NEW Korg Limited Platinum Edition 88 just brings me to tears..not as scary to figure out as you might think with all the info out there..Piano is perfect and all the capabilities of this instrument gives me unlimited access to my imagination..look out world..never to old to dream..thanks KORG..
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