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Korg KRONOS V3 88-key Professional Workstation (Open Box)

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.


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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. Additional Song Programs are named for the classic rock and pop songs whose signature

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.

  • 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 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

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Things You Will Get:

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


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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
Audio Outputs 6
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
Audio Resolution 24-bit/48kHz
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,
Audio Output Types (MAIN) L/MONO, R: 1/4” TRS Balanced;
Audio Input Types Audio Inputs 1 and 2: 1/4” TRS Balanced; Individual 1-4: 1/4” TRS Balanced;
Audio Inputs 6
MIDI Sequencer Yes
Audio Playback Yes
Sampling Yes
Arpeggiator Yes
Effects Type 16
Wave Memory 21 GB of preset waveform data covering a variety of genres
Sound Engine Type .
Synthesizer Format Keyboard Synthesizer
Digital Outputs 2
Digital Inputs 2
Model V3
Other Features Flagship RH3 Graded Hammer Action keyboard (73 and 88 key models); Natural Touch semi-weighted action (61 key models)
Polyphony 40-180 (Synthesis-type dependent)
Preset Types 2,560 (1,792 [896 HD-1+896 EXi] come preloaded)
Warranty Info:

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

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