Kontakt Sound Library Bundle Pack

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The Kontakt Sound Library Bundle Pack pack contains “Seven great CD-ROMS” combined into one! It includes our complete Drum & Bass, Killer Keyboards, Vintage Synthesizers 1 & 2, Kings Collection, SP1200 Library and Midi Mix Collection all in one package. Available as a Digital Download for the super low price of only $100. USD.

Over 3 GB of new samples with thousands of amazing sounds includes the best from our most popular sound collections. Over 100 new drum kits will have you creating killer beats in no time. Killer Keyboards, Unique Analog & Digital Synths and an all around great mix of new samples.

The Patch King Kontakt Bundle Pack is an amazing sound library with everything you will need for your next gig or studio session. All set up as Kontakt programs. No key mapping is needed. Just load and play!

If you already own any of our Kontakt CD-ROMS you can update to the Bundle Pack for a discount rate. Please contact us for details.

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Ultimate Reason Refill Bundle Pack

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The Ultimate Refill bundle pack contains “6 Great Refills” combined into one! It includes our complete Drum & Bass, Killer Keyboards, Vintage Synthesizers 1 & 2, SP1200 Library and Midi Mix Collection all in one package. Available as a Digital Download for the super low price of only $100. USD.

Over 3 GB of new samples with thousands of amazing sounds includes the best from our most popular sound collections. Over 100 new drum kits will have you creating killer beats in no time. And, Hundreds of New REX Loops with incredible beats that will jump start your tracks. Killer Keyboards, Unique Analog & Digital Synths and an all around great mix of new samples.

The Patch King Ultimate Refill is an amazing sound library with everything you will need for your next gig or studio session. All set up as Reason programs. No key mapping is needed. Just load and play!

If you already own any of our Reason Refills you can update to the Ultimate Refill for a discount rate. Please contact us for details.

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New Korg Kronos Mod-7 Sounds – Sonix Bliss

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Korg Kronos Volume #4 – Sonix Bliss – Our first collection of sounds for the Mod-7 Synth Engine is now available! An amazing assortment of fully KARMA-fied Programs & Combis perfect for Producers and Keyboard Players looking for some great FM synth sounds to add to their Kronos. Only $40. USD.

Sonix Bliss includes a wide assortment of classic FM synth sounds and a mix of complex patches that’s guaranteed to spice up your Kronos and give you some new ideas for your next track. Everything from that 80’s DX style rhodes pianos to modern 21st century synths, with a cool mix of basses, leads, pads, drums, percussion and much more.

All programs and combis include full KARMA functions and drum track as well as control assignments to the Kronos Joystick, Vector Stick, SW1 & SW2 and User Knobs 4-8. The result is the best FM sound with the best modern controls that will inspire you to create amazing new music. All thrill and no fill!

Kronos Sonix Bliss is perfect for your next studio recording or live gig. Or if you just want to jam along, the cool KARMA grooves included on all 64 Programs & 32 Combis will have you jamming for hours!

Note: Kronos Version 2.0.2 OS or later required. Download Kronos OS at korg.com/Kronos/support. Please let us know what version OS you have installed at the “comments” section of our order form when you place your order. We recommend always having the lastest software available installed in your Kronos. The latest Kronos OS is currently 2.0.2.

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Korg Kronos Sound Special – Vols 1-13 Bundle Pack

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SPECIAL Korg Kronos SOUND BUNDLE PACK: Get all 13 of our incredible Kronos sound sets for only $399.

An amazing collection of sounds now available for the Korg Kronos – weighing in at: 736 Programs, 328 Combis, 10 Drum Kits, 32 Wave Sequences, 16 Guitar Loops and over 1.5 GB of New Samples!

Get the complete package of Vintage Synths 1-3, Soundtrack Mix, Hit Factory, Sonix Bliss, Dark Energy, Electric Guitars 1 & 2, Wave Machine, Analog Sensation, EXi Super Synths & Electric Pianos for the special low price of $399. USD – A $230. savings.

More info on all our Korg Kronos sounds can be found at: Our Main Kronos Page

Korg Kronos Tutorial – Creating New Drum Kits Using Custom Samples

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When programming our Kronos “Hit Factory” collection, I created six new drum kits using new samples. I quickly found out that there are several steps involved in creating the drum kit and that they all must be done in the right order for everything to work as planned. I figured it would be a good idea to take some notes!

First assemble all your wav samples into one folder. My kits all contain 88 samples and I’ve mapped each sample to one note across the entire 88 note keyboard. The samples that make up the kit usually consist of several kicks, snares, toms, open and closed hi hats, ride and crash cymbals and assorted percussion. Then depending on the style of music your making you can do just about anything. A typical Hip Hop Drum Kit would also have voice samples, orchestra and horn hits, noises, scratches etc.. After everything is prepared your ready to start.

1- Save your folder with the wav samples to your USB hard drive or memory stick. Connect your drive/stick to the Kronos USB port.

2- Choose “disk”, find your USB drive and then your wav folder. Choose your folder and choose “open”. Choose “multiple select”, select all your files and choose “load”. All your files will load in a few seconds.

3- While still in disk mode choose the save tag at the bottom, then choose the save arrow on the top and choose “save sampling data”. You are now about to create a Korg .KSC file – which will save all your samples into one easy to load file. Name your .KSC file, choose “all samples” and then choose OK. Depending on how many samples you have and how fast your drive/stick is, it should take a few minutes for all the samples to be saved to your drive or stick.

Note: There are a couple of different methods of saving your KSC file, depending on which OS your running. To be able to use the best features, including creating your own “User Sample Banks” that will stream from the Kronos SSD, you need to be running version 2.0.2 or later. We recommend that you update to the latest Kronos OS whenever a new OS is available at korg.com. Please check page 154 on your Kronos Operation Guide pdf file that comes with the 2.0.2 download folder for more info on saving KSC files. The 2.0.2 OS will also let you transfer the sounds via ftp in certain set ups. Check your Kronos manuel for more info.


After you have saved the file, remove your drive/stick from the Kronos, connect it to your computer and copy the .KSC file to your computers hard drive. Then you will have a back up in case anything happens to the file on your external drive or stick.

4- Go to Program Mode and pick any of the factory drum kits. You can find them in the INT-F and USER-A banks. Pick the one that comes closest to the style of drum kit that you want to recreate with your new samples. For this example, lets stick with the Hip Hop style and pick Program UA-026 – Urban Hip Hop Kit. Choose the main arrow and choose “write program”, rename it “My Hip Hop Kit” and write the kit to any empty program slot in your Kronos. Essentially you are making a copy of the Urban Hip Hip Kit to work with so you will not change the original program.

5- Go to the “My Hip Hop Kit” program that you just created in the empty slot and go to “global/drum kit”. On the top/left arrow your should see – Urban Hip Hop Kit. Highlight it.  Under Drum Kit choose the next empty drum slot. It should be C06. Under the “sample setup” arrow choose “write drum kit”, then choose OK.

If you have done everything correctly the Urban Hop Drum Kit will now get written to C06. Go back to your kit and choose “rename”, give your kit a new name (something like “my hip hop kit”), choose the sample setup one more time and choose “write drum kits”, choose OK and your new drum kit has now been added into the Kronos internal memory.

Now your almost ready! But first, go to Program/OSC/Pitch to change the multi sample to your new sounds.

 
I have our Drum Kits stored in the Global User-EE Bank.

 

6- Before you start to assemble your kit, you must do one more very important thing. Go back to program mode, find your new “My Hip Hop Kit” program and under OSC/Pitch change the “multisample” from “Urban Hip Hop Kit” to “ My Hip Hop Kit”. Under the main arrow choose “write program” and your all set. If you don’t do this and then begin editing your kit you will be changing the settings on the factory Urban Hip Hop Kit and any program or combi that uses that kit will also change therefore creating a big headache for you!

Fear not. If you happen to change one of the factory kits you can always reload the factory settings.

7- Go back to Global mode – Drum Kit and now your ready to begin assembling your new drum kit. Start with Key A0 if your working on a 88 note keyboard or C2 if your on a 61 note – 5 octave keyboard. You can have up to eight samples on each note. Each with different velocity settings if you wish, Just change the ROM Mono Setting for each sample to RAM Mono if your new samples are in mono or RAM Stereo if they are stereo samples. There are several parameters that you can tweak for each sample to get the sound just the way you want it.

One last thing to note is which samples to put on which keys. This is important since the Kronos internal drum patterns and GE’s use midi note numbers to trigger the samples in each pattern. The easiest way to deal with this is to go through each sample one at a time and simply replace the factory sounds that’s in the Hip Hop Kit to a similar type of sound in your new “My Hip Hop Kit”. In other words, if there is a kick drum on note C1 of the factory kit, then replace the factory kick drum with one of your custom sample kick drums. A snare would replace a snare and so on. Doing this will assure that everything will sound right when triggering your new kit with the factory drum patterns or GE’s.

After you have done some editing don’t forget to again go to the sample set up arrow and choose “write drum kit” to save your new kits changes into memory. Then for safe keeping go back to media mode and save your program and user drum kit as a PCG file. Don’t forget to choose “user drum kits” and the User Bank you have stored the kits into when saving your PCG file.

Remember that while the PCG file stays in memory until you load in something else, you must load in the KSC file each time you power up your Kronos. Just load in the .KSC file that you created with your new samples and you should be ready to start making beats in a couple of minutes. You can also solve this problem by saving your KSC to the Kronos internal hard disk and setting your KSC file to autoload when Kronos starts up. That’s all done in global mode and makes it even easier to start working right away.

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Korg Kronos V3 Hit Factory

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Kronos Hit Factory – 6 Drum Kits, 64 programs, 32 Combis & 100 MB of new multi samples. ONLY $75. USD.

Korg Kronos Volume #3 – Hit Factory – Our third collection of sounds for the Kronos HD-1 Sound Engine is now available! An amazing mix of fully KARMA-fied Programs & Combis perfect for producers and keyboard players creating hip hop, R&B, techno, rave, trance, rock, industrial or dance tracks.

Hit Factory includes SIX AMAZING NEW DRUM KITS with hundreds of new samples that are guaranteed to get your head noddin with some of the coolest beats found anywhere. The new drum kits contain the best of our classic drum samples from the Patch King sample city vault. Also included are a wide mix of funk guitars, orchestra and horn hits, noises, scratches, human beat boxes, analog vocoders and new voice samples. All programs and combis include full KARMA functions and drum track as well as control assignments to the Kronos Joystick, Vector Stick, SW1 & SW2 and User Knobs 4-8.

Korg Kronos SOUND BUNDLE PACK: Get all three of our incredible Kronos sound sets for only $200. An amazing collection of sounds now available for the Korg Kronos – weighing in at: 192 Programs, 96 Combis, 6 Drum Kits and over 400 MB of New Samples! Get the complete package of Vintage Synths, Soundtrack Mix and Hit Factory for the special low price of $200. USD – A $25. savings.

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V2 Soundtrack Mix For Korg Kronos Now Available

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Korg Kronos Volume #2 – Soundtrack Mix – Our second collection of sounds for the Kronos HD-1 Sound Engine is now available! An amazing assortment of fully KARMA-fied Programs & Combis perfect for your next TV, video game or film project or for composers writing modern classical music. Only $75. USD.

Included in the collection are 75 new sound effects with plenty of great Machine Noises, Guns & Rockets, Weird Voices, Crowd Noises, Oriental Gongs and Sounds From Nature which will make it easy for you to create a cool vibe under your video project.

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Korg Kronos & KARMA – Using Atonal GE’s

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One of the best features in Korg’s workstations over the past few years, has been the addition of KARMA. A lot has been written about it, with many people saying that it’s “difficult to learn” and “you need a PHD to understand how to use it”. Well, it may take some time to understand exactly what is going on when you press that KARMA button, but the musical benefits are well worth taking the time to do that. After all, you did not learn how to play keyboards overnight (right?) and this is very much the same thing. KARMA is like unraveling the DNA of music and can go very deep when it comes to programming sound. If you like to tweak, then KARMA is definitely for you!

KARMA can bring you in directions that you normally would not go and bring new life to your music in ways would never have thought of – so I would recommend anyone who has a Korg keyboard with KARMA included to dig in and see what’s going on under the hood. There is also a lot of great tutorials on how KARMA works at the KARMA LAB WIKI to help you along.

While this is not a tutorial on how KARMA works, I wanted to mention that the music in the video was all done using the KARMA “Atonal GE’s”. A “GE” is a KARMA Generated Effect. It is the name for a single KARMA algorithmic effect. Other keyboards might refer to this as an arpeggio, pattern or phrase, but there is much more to KARMA then what you would find in the simple ARP or pattern. With KARMA, the sky’s the limit!

For those not familiar with the term “Atonal Music” or “12 Tone Technique, Wikipedia defines it as: Music that lacks a tonal center, or key. Atonality in this sense usually describes compositions written from about 1908 to the present day where a hierarchy of pitches focusing on a single, central tone is not used, and the notes of the chromatic scale function independently of one another. More narrowly, the term describes music that does not conform to the system of tonal hierarchies that characterized classical European music between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.

In other words, it’s not your typical pop music that’s in the “Key of C” – so don’t expect to write your next billboard top 100 hit using the KARMA Atonal GE’s!

The inventor or twelve tone technique was the Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg, who first described it in 1923. The method was used during the next twenty years almost exclusively by the composers of the Second Viennese School – Alban Berg, Anton Webern and Schoenberg himself.

Atonal technique works best if your composing modern classical music or doing movie soundtracks – so if your doing that or interested in getting into it then check out our upcoming release for the Kronos titled “Soundtrack Mix”. It’s going to be much like the Soundtrack Mix for the Korg M3 which features many of the best sounds from that collection – including many of the programs and combis that use the KARMA atonal GE’s including the mind blowing “Mind Of Cheney” combi.

The demo contains a combi that we call “Schoenberg Orchestra”. It has five parts included – the four KARMA GE’s and a drum track.

Part 1 – Acoustic Piano
Part 2 – String Section
Part 3 – Orchestra Hits
Part 4 – Percussion
Drum Track – Timpani

The first three parts all use the same “Atonal 1” GE, while the other two parts are the rhythm that holds everything together. KARMA has eight different “scenes”, where you can set up different instruments and rhythms on each one. It makes it easy to create an complete arrangement in a combi just from switching from one scene to the next. As you can see in the video, you don’t need to play a lot of notes to create a cool effect. Just hit one or two and let the GE’s do the rest!

Soundtrack Mix for the Kronos will include 64 New Programs and 32 New Combis and will be available February 2012. More info on all our Korg Kronos sounds can be found HERE.

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown – Skating

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Looks like Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas music is starting to become a yearly event in the Kid Nepro studio. I had lot’s of fun last year rearranging Greensleeves, so I decided this year to do it again with one of my favorites – Skating. All done on the Korg Kronos.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all my friends, colleagues and customers.

Korg Kronos Tutorial – How To Move Sound Banks

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How To Move PCG Data From One Sound Bank To Another

EX: Move your “User-E” bank to your “User-G” bank

Now that the version 1.5 OS for Kronos has been released and we have all those extra banks of sounds, you may want to start moving stuff around. Here’s how…..

NOTE: Best to back up any edits to the factory sounds or any new programs or combis you have done to a PCG file before attempting anything. There is no need to save “all” the data when saving a PCG file. Just save the bank that you have been editing. Then if you have to load in that PCG again, it won’t affect any of the other banks.

Go to: DISK/SAVE/Name your PCG and Save your USER-E soundbank as a PCG file to your USB hard drive or memory stick. Make sure to save just the Programs and Combis from the User-E bank. Uncheck all the other banks as well as the Drum Kits, Wave Sequences, Global Settings & Set List.

Go to: DISK/LOAD/Choose your file – Select OPEN

Choose Programs – Select OPEN

Choose Your Program File – Select LOAD

Pick the new location bank (In our case User-G) where you want to store your file – Hit LOAD.

If your just moving programs around and your PCG does not include any combis or custom drum patterns, then your done. However, if your sound bank also contains combis then repeat the above loading procedure with your “combis” USER-E soundbank.

At this point all your sounds will be moved to the new soundbank (User-G). However, the combis are still referencing the programs in your old soundbank – so you need to fix that.

Go to “Global/Basic” and choose the “Change All Bank References” command.
Highlight the “combination” box
Change UE > UE to UE > UG – Leave everything else the same – Choose OK

When you move combis from one bank to another they are still referencing the programs in the old bank. So if you change around the programs in the old bank by doing something like loading in a new group of sounds, then the combis in the new bank will not work as programmed. The change all bank references command fixes this by changing the combis so they now reference the programs in the new bank.

If you do not have any custom drum patterns that you have created then your done. However, if you do have have any custom drum patterns you also need to change them to point to the new soundbank. You do this in “program mode”. Go to the drum track and change the drum pattern from the old bank to the new one.  In this case for our example, change from USER-E to USER-G. Unfortunately, there is no quick way to change all the programs at once. You must go in and change each program one at a time.

If you happen to mess up anything and want to start over again, you can always reload the factory PCG by going to Disk/Factory where you will find the Preload PCG along with all the other Preload files.

That’s it! The first one or two can be a little tricky, but like anything else it gets easier after you’ve done it a few times. If you have any problems and you need some help just let us know and we will be happy to help.

Note that if your a PC user, I’ve just discovered a cool free app called PCG tools which will do all this for you automatically! You can find more info over at KORG FORUMS.


 

 

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