Korg has done it again with the release of their groundbreaking new workstation - Kronos. Now you can get all the features and more contained in the amazing Korg Oasys at about half the price! Looks like us synth programmers will have our work cut out for us with no less then NINE different synth engines combined into one instrument. All that plus the combination of KARMA and One Gig of sampling memory adds up to one very powerful instrument.
Virtual Memory Technology (VMT), aided by a fast 30 Gig SSD (Solid State Disk) provides high polyphony and massive, ultra-long, and unlooped samples; offering unheard of performance from a hardware instrument. A variety of exclusive Korg technologies drive the synth engines to provide astounding results - VMT (Virtual Memory Technology); CMT (Component Modeling Technology); Physical Modeling, Digital Synthesis, Wave Sequencing, MDS (Multi-Dimensional Synthesis); KARMA and more!
Kronos contains nine distinct synthesizer/sound engines:
SGX-1 Premium Piano - Piano sound engine
EP-1 MDS Electric Piano - Electric piano sound engine
CX-3 Tonewheel Organ - Tonewheel organ sound engine
HD-1 High Definition Synthesizer - Flagship PCM, sampling and Wave Sequencing sound engine
AL-1 Analog Synthesizer - High-fidelity analog modeling sound engine
MS-20EX Legacy Analog Collection - Analog modeling sound engine
PolysixEX Legacy Analog Collection - Analog modeling sound engine
MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer - VPM/Waveshaping/PCM processing sound engine
STR-1 Plucked String Synthesizer - Physical modeling sound engine
The HD1 engine alone contains 1505 multisamples and 1388 drum samples, plus nine expansion libraries, EXs1, EXs2 and EXs3, six further expansion libraries, EXs4 to EXs9, comprising Vintage Keyboards, a second ROM expansion, two new piano libraries, and two new drum libraries.
Under the hood, all nine engines share the same hardware, with no separate cards to manage or polyphony barriers between them. While each is worthy of a separate product in its own right, Kronos brings them all together into a single, integrated musical instrument. Dynamic voice allocation and new technologies allow all sound engines to smoothly share a stable, enhanced hardware platform.
Kid Nepro has been working with Korg's synths since 1985 and has programmed sounds for nearly every Korg workstation since the groundbreaking M1 was released in 1988 - so we just wanted to let everyone know that we will be continuing our support for Korg's next generation workstation and creating several new sound libraries for Kronos. Get on our mailing list and we will keep you posted with more details on what's coming for Kronos. It's going to be awesome!
Please contact us if you have any questions about any of our Kronos Sound Libraries. Check out our Kronos tutorials for more info on getting the most out of your Kronos.
Working With Samples
How To Move PCG Sound Banks
How Our PCG Sound Libraries Are Set Up In Kronos Memory
Creating Custom Drum Kits Using New Samples (WAV Files)
How To Set Up The Auto Load Function
How To Convert Audio WAV Loops To Drum Patterns
More info on Kronos can be found at Korg's web site.