Korg KRONOS V3 Professional Workstation

 
4.8

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Kronos V3 features a new 9GB Berlin Grand with sympathetic resonance, an improved Set List mode with editable and scalable text, an additional set of 256 Programs searchable by famous song titles plus 128 “best of” sounds from expansion libraries.

Created by KORG to satisfy today’s most demanding, accomplished performers and producers—as well as tomorrow’s visionary leaders— the new 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.

Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine
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
Equipped with thousands of sounds and 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.

Nine Distinct Sound Engines
Each of the individual KRONOS sound engines is eminently qualified to operate as a stand-alone synthesizer. And each one represents the cutting-edge technology available for that type of sound creation. Exacting programming parameters, real-time controllers, integrated effects, and assignable modulation routings provide incredible control for the creating custom edits or for the ambitious sound designer.

16-Track MIDI Sequencer / 16-Track Audio Recorder
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. 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.

Drum Tracks
Drum Tracks can create everything from a simple reference beat to an outline rhythm track on up to a full-blown drum track for your music productions. Expanded for use in the KRONOS, Drum Tracks now includes professional drum performances, and is ready and able to generate grooves that capture the distinctive feel of a pro drummer, and that challenge the capabilities of stand-alone drum machines.

Advanced Control Surface
A four-way joystick, ribbon controller, and two assignable switches are located to the left of the keyboard. An additional Vector joystick is nearby. Above the keyboard, nine sliders, eight knobs and a number of switches provide realtime interaction with features at the heart of the KRONOS’ impressive sound. The damper pedal input jack supports half-damping, providing one more level of piano realism. In addition to the damper pedal jack, there are also two assignable pedal inputs, one footpedal type and one footswitch style.

Smooth sound transitions that eliminate dropouts when changing sounds
When you switch program sounds during a performance to get ready for the next section, or when you switch from Program mode to Combi mode, the sound that's currently being output is always given priority and its effects are maintained during the program change, ensuring a seamless transition with no dropouts. This function has also earned extremely high praise from pro musicians.

Hundreds of Kronos sounds are joined by 256 new Programs, searchable by famous song titles, plus 128 “best of” Programs from KaPro; the creator of numerous expansion libraries for the Kronos Series.
  • 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
  • Advanced sequencing, with  KARMA, and Drum Track composition tools.
  • Enjoy exclusive KORG wavesequencing, MS-20 filtering and the impossibly-rich Polysix chorus
  • Assignable control surface, dual joysticks, ribbon controller, top-of-the line keyboard action, and KORG’s revolutionary tap-and-drag color TouchView display

The improved Set List mode lets users customize color for each entry, plus add and scale their custom text.
The new more commanding Kronos features an upgraded SGX-2 piano engine featuring a gorgeous 9GB Berlin Grand in addition to Kronos’s renowned German and Japanese Grands. Sympathetic resonance can be adjusted to a user’s taste, and una corda (soft pedal) samples are included for a more true piano experience.

KRONOS restores the magic, the thrill, and the promise that only a visionary new instrument can provide. And KRONOS easily delivers everything you’d expect, plus many things you’ve only dreamed of. 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.

Features:
  • Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Engine featuring the new Berlin Grand Massive sound selection
o Master sound design team
o KRONOS Expansion Sound Libraries
o Artist Sound Libraries
o 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
o KARMA
o Drum Track
o Open Sampling System
• 16-track audio recording / 16-track MIDI sequencing
• 16 onboard effects processors
• USB/MIDI host ports accommodate MIDI control surfaces (ie; KORG microKEY; KORG NanoPAD2; etc.)
• Flagship RH3 Graded Hammer Action keyboard (73 and 88 key models)
• Natural Touch semi-weighted action (61 key models)
• Smooth Sound Transitions
• Advanced Control Surface
o Dual Joysticks (X-Y; Vector)
o Ribbon Controller
o 8 rotary knobs
o 9 sliders
o 16 illuminated buttons

Get your Korg KRONOS today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • KRONOS V3
  • Power Cable
  • Accessory DVD Discs 1-3
  • Owner's Manual

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4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

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  • Recording (4)
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5.0

KORG KRONOS

By 

from Miami, FL

Pros

  • Amazing Sounds
  • Great Quality

Cons

  • No Cons

Best Uses

  • Live
  • Professional Keybordists
  • Professional Pianists
  • Recording
  • Studio

This is the best workstation at the time. I find this keyboard to be better that the iconic OASYS and of course, better than the MOTIF, way better. I know its a little bit expensive but if you are a professional or you are intended to be, this is the right choice. You can do whatever you want to do with this keyboard, you are the one who sets limitations.

 
4.0

Korg has raised the bar again

By 

from Indianapolis, IN

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • 256 New Programs
  • Open Sampling System

Cons

    Best Uses

    • CHURCH
    • Live
    • Pro
    • Studio

    From acoustic instruments to gritty analog synths, the nine synthesis engines onboard Korg's Kronos can provide every sound you need. 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! Using the large 8" TouchView display, you'll find navigating through the Kronos environment to be absolutely intuitive, and with 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.
    This is a hands on review from Jeremy at Sam Ash Music.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Wow what a workstation!

    By 

    from Buffalo Grove, IL

    Staff Reviewer

    Wow what a workstation! 62 gigabytes worth of samples and waveforms stored on the internal SSD. It also has a touch screen witch makes navigation a breeze.

    This is a real hands on product review from Ken @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    The Ultimate Workstation!

    By 

    from Huntington, NY

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • easy to use
    • Great feel
    • Tons Of Sounds

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live performance
      • Practice
      • Recording

      I could list the pros of the Kronos, but we'd be here all day. If you are looking for the ultimate professional workstation, look no further. Loaded with tons of quality sounds and the versatility to meet your needs in any situation.

       
      5.0

      Best in Show

      By 

      from Canoga Park, CA

      This is Korg's premier stage workstation. It's so stuffed with features, you couldn't utilize them all if you tried. Beyond having the best sounds and the best playing surface, its user interface is amazing, with touch screens, joysticks, etc., you can control any paramater. I love that you can search sounds by popular songs. That's just ridiculous for someone in a cover band. If someone in the crowd shouts out "Blue Collar Man" or "Superstitious" you don't have to dig, you just search by song, and it will come up with the right tone.

      This has been a hands on review from Josh at Sam Ash, Canoga Park, CA.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great Pro Keyboard by Korg!!

      By 

      from Orlando,fl

      Staff Reviewer

      Cool sounding Pro Keyboard by Korg!!
      Has the traditional Korg sound along with a massive library of new and improved sounds.
      Cool touch screen panel for easy access to the sounds and sequencer.
      Built solid and plays well.
      "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • easy to use
      • Lots of options

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performance
        • Recording

        This workstation is as professional as it gets. It is easy to set up and use. This workstation has plenty of options to get whatever project you are working on finished with superior quality.
        This is a real hands on review by Billy @ Sam Ash

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        fTop o the line

        By 

        from Cincinnati,OH

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • easy to use
        • feel
        • Functions

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • CHURCH
          • concerts
          • Studio

          A really professional keyboard with a lot of features. The strings sound selections are truly amazing samples. There are almost endless possibilities with this keyboard that make it perfect for any studio or professional gigs. This is a real hands on review from Eric @ Sam Ash Cincinnati.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Sounds!

          By 

          from sam ash nyc

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • fun
          • Great Sounds
          • Versitile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • concerts
            • Gigs
            • Live
            • Rocking Out
            • Sound Track Music
            • Studio

            This is a great unit! Very good for the price. This keyboard is very versatile and offers great options. I would recommend to a friend for sure!

             
            4.0

            Fantastic Keyboard

            By 

            from KOP

            Staff Reviewer

            A fantastic keyboard. Easy to use. Easy to setup. Great quality. Has a really awesome sound. So many options.
            Great for pros and all at a very good price.
            This is a real hands on product review from Dave @ Sam Ash KOP.

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            Digital Inputs 2
            Digital Outputs 2
            Arpeggiator Yes
            Sampling Yes
            Audio Inputs 6
            Audio Resolution 24-bit/48kHz
            Audio Outputs 6
            Number of Presets 2,560 (1,792 [896 HD-1+896 EXi] come preloaded)
            Series KRONOS
            Polyphony 40-180 (Synthesis-type dependent)
            Other Features Flagship RH3 Graded Hammer Action keyboard (73 and 88 key models); Natural Touch semi-weighted action (61 key models)
            Model V3
            MIDI I/O Yes
            USB Yes
            DAW Control N/A
            Synthesizer Format Keyboard
            Sound Engine Type .
            Audio Input Types Audio Inputs 1 and 2: 1/4” TRS Balanced; Individual 1-4: 1/4” TRS Balanced;
            Audio Output Types (MAIN) L/MONO, R: 1/4” TRS Balanced;
            Digital Input Type S/P DIF: Optical; 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,
            Digital Output Type S/P DIF: Optical; 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
            Wave Memory 21 GB of preset waveform data covering a variety of genres
            Number of Effects 16
            Audio Playback Yes
            MIDI Sequencer Yes
            Controller Types Four-way joystick, ribbon controller, two assignable switches, Vector joystick, nine sliders, eight knobs, damper pedal w/ half-damping, wo assignable pedal inputs, one footpedal type and one footswitch style
            CV Jacks (Control Voltage) N/A
            Warranty Info:

            One year parts and labor. 90 Days on footswitches, tubes, and AC adapters. Three years on tuners and metronomes.