Korg Kronos 2 88 Note Workstation

£3,029.00

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If you decide you would like to return your order, simply inform us via phone or email within 14 days of your purchase. Full Terms here.

Can I Part exchange/sell?

Yes, we deal in an extensive range of used instruments including digital pianos from Yamaha, Technics, Roland and many others. We also offer excellent prices for instruments in part-exchange. If you'd like to part exchange, use the form here.

When will I get my order?

If your order is placed before 2pm on a weekday, it will be shipped to arrive with you between 8am and 6pm the next working day unless you have requested a specific date during the checkout process. For more info, read on here.

Why a Digital Piano?
Are digital pianos as good as “real” pianos?

Most people cannot tell the difference between traditional pianos and digital pianos today. This is because modern technology is so advanced that digital pianos can replicate the touch and feel of ‘real’ pianos so accurately.

Do the keys feel real?

Yes. The keys on digital pianos are usually ‘weighted’ so the way they feel to play and react to your input is just like the real thing. Don’t think that digital pianos feel and sound like that old Casio keyboard you got for Christmas in 1986.

Do they need tuning?

No. Digital pianos never go out of tune, so never need tuning.

Do they have the right amount of keys?

Yes. Most digital pianos have the standard 88 keys.

Can I wear headphones to practice?

Yes. When you plug headphones into a digital piano the speakers are disabled so only you can hear the sound. This is ideal for practicing late at night or when you don’t want to disturb anyone. Note: The standard jack socket for headphones is 6.35mm. iPhone headphone plugs are 3.5mm so you would need an adaptor.

Why do digital piano prices vary so much?

The price of a digital piano depends on a number of factors, for example whether the keys are plastic or wooden, whether the speakers are big or small, the amount of extra features it has like rhythms and backings or multi track recordings. The cabinet design and finish is a factor too. Small portable pianos tend to be cheaper than the more traditional looking non-portable ones.

Can I connect my iPhone/iPad?

Many of the Yamaha digital pianos and keyboards allow connection to an iPad/tablet now for various purposes. Yamaha have developed a lot of apps for their instruments, you can read more about them on the App Store.

What about other manufacturers of digital piano?

We are an independent shop but choose Yamaha digital pianos exclusively because they are regarded as the best in the world. You will find Yamaha digital pianos in most music schools, colleges and universities, and teachers nearly always recommend Yamaha because of how authentic the touch and sound is.

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SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine

The Kronos Mk2 incorporates a new generation in grand piano sound engine providing huge collections of non-looped/natural decay stereo samples with additional unique customization tools as before but with even more power. The new SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine also provides an additional tone called the Berlin Grand that offers a resonant and deep grand piano tone whilst other additional features include advanced sympathetic string resonance capabilities and Una Corda samples.

TouchView Display

At the heart of the Kronos Mk2 is the huge 8 inch (800 x 600 pixel) SVGA colour TouchView display that is the control hub of the workstation. Not only does the TouchView screen provide the ability to select sounds and adjust parameters but with the addition of the innovative Touch-Drag technology you can make precise and detailed adjustments to parameters and other settings controlled within the Touchview such as connecting virtual patch cables on synthesizers and search and preview sounds from the menu.

Midi & Audio Track Sequencer

The Kronos Mk2 is equipped with a sequencer with 16-track MIDI and 16 audio tracks, Korg's Open Sampling System, dazzling hi-fidelity effects with 16 dedicated effects processors and flawless plug-in integration with many popular DAW platforms. It also features phenomenal sound, dynamic drums and an impressive array of premium sound effects.

Sound Libraries

Kronos Mk2 contains nine distinct synthesiser/sound engines in a single, integrated instrument. Dynamic voice allocation and innovative technologies allow all sound engines to smoothly share a stable, enhanced hardware platform. There is also a huge range of sound libraries on board the Kronos Mk2 including the Kronos Expansion library, artist sound libraries and famous song sounds. On top of all this, User Sample Banks let you create your own high-capacity sample libraries.

Sound Engines

All nine engines share the same hardware, with no separate cards to manage or polyphony barriers between them. Kronos Mk2 dynamically allocates power between the engines as you play, automatically and in real time, providing an integrated experience no PC can match. In addition, Kronos Mk2 smoothly functions as a plug-in with many popular DAWs, providing your studio with native, unprecedented sonic power.

Midi Support

There is support for connecting USB MIDI class-compliant controllers directly to the Kronos Mk2. Korg USB MIDI controllers with pads – including the nanoPAD, nanoPAD2 and padKONTROL – are automatically mapped to the KRONOS chord pads, for playing and programming drums, triggering chords, and selecting and assigning chords for Chord Mode.

Features

  • Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Engine with the New Berlin Grand
  • Kronos Expansion Sound Libraries Added
  • Artist Sound Libraries
  • Famous Song Sounds
  • 9 Distinct Sound Engines
  • 16 Track Audio Recording / 16 Track Midi Sequencing
  • 16 On Board Effects Processors
  • USB/Midi Host Ports Accommodate MIDI Control Surfaces
  • Flagship RH3 Graded Hammer Action Keyboard
  • Smooth Sound Transitions
  • Dual Joysticks (X-Y Vector)
  • Ribbon Controller
  • 8 Rotary Knobs
  • 9 Sliders
  • 16 Illuminated Buttons
  • Innovative Set List Mode with Many New Updates
  • Colour Touch View Display with Touch-Drag Capability
  • Beautifully Sleek Finish with Wooden Side Panels

Specifications

Control Surface

  • Control Assign Switches: Assigns to Timber/Track, Audio, External, Realtime Knobs/Karma, Tone Adjust/EQ
  • Mixer Knobs Switch: Assign to Channel Strip or Individual Pan, Reset Control Switch, Solo Switch, Knobs 1-8, Switches 1-8 (Upper and Lower Row), Slider 1-8, Master Slider
  • Karma Control: On / Off, Latch, Module Control
  • Drum Track: On/ Off

General

  • Display: TouchView Graphical User Interface, 8 Inch Colour, Adjustable Brightness
  • Analog Inputs: 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced
  • Digital Inputs: S/P DIF, USB
  • Analog Outputs: Main (L/R) 1/4" TRS Balanced, Individual 1-4 1/4" TRS Balanced, Headphones 1/4" Jack
  • Digital Outputs: S/P DIF, USB
  • Control Inputs: Damper Pedal (Half Damper Supported), Assignable Switches, Assignable Pedal
  • Midi: In, Out, Thru
  • USB (A): 2 x USB (For External USB Device Connection)
  • USB (B): 1 x USB (Midi/Audio Interface)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 22kHz
  • S/N: 95dB (Typical)
  • Dynamic Range: 95dB (Typical)
  • Crosstalk: 95dB at 1kHz
  • Disk Drives: 62 GB SSD (2.5")
  • Power Consumption: 60W
  • Width: 56.42" / 1,443mm
  • Depth: 14.61" / 371mm
  • Height: 5.83" / 148mm
  • Weight: 24.1 Kg
  • Included Accessories: AC Cord, Quick Start Guide, Operation Guide Accessory DVD Discs (1-3)

Additional information

EAN

4959112120020:2000:True:EAN

MPN

KRONOS2-88:1000:True:MPN