The Korg Kronos 2 88 is a powerful, flagship keyboard from Korg’s growing lineup of synthesizers and stage pianos. Kronos MK2 incorporates Korg’s latest sound libraries, a powerful synthesis engine, premium Hammer Action weighted keybed and their most advanced Control Surface to date.
As far as all-in-one Studio and Live workstations go, Korg Kronos MK2 is arguably the most all encompassing keyboard ever made.
- Powerful and innovative workstation with 9 sound engines
- Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine
- Massive Sound Selection
- RH3 Keyboard (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3)
- 16-Track MIDI Sequencer / 16-Track Audio Recorder
- 16 Onboard Effect Processors
- Advanced Control Surface
- USB/MIDI Host Ports Accommodate MIDI Control Surfaces
- Innovative Set List Mode
- Color TouchView Display—Now with Touch-Drag Capability
- KARMA Arpeggiator and Phrase Looping
- Drum Tracks
- Open Sampling System
- Nine Synthesiser Engines, United in One Instrument
Each of the 9 individual KRONOS sound engines is eminently qualified to operate as a stand-alone synthesiser. And each one represents cutting edge technology that competes with some of the most revered Analogue and Digital Synths on the market. Ambitious Sound Designers will love the in-depth parameter control, real-time modulation, integrated effects and assignable routing options, all in-the-box.
- HD1 High Definition Synthesiser
- SGX-1 Premium Piano
- EP-1 MDS Electric Piano
- CX-3 Tone wheel Organ
- AL-1 Analog Synthesizer
- MS-20EX Legacy Analog Collection
- MOD-7 Wave shaping VPM Synthesiser
- STR-1 Plucked String Synthesiser
Kronos 2 Features over 21GB of preset waveform data covering all manner of genres and styles. An almost limitless library of sounds and patches are at your disposal – each meticulously designed by the dedicated Korg Sound Design Team. An Internal 62GB SSD Hard drive ensures there is plenty of space to expand your arsenal with your own custom patches or Korg Kronos Library expansions.
Kronos 2 also features an enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine – one of the most dynamic and realistic grand piano tones in the world today. Each key has been meticulously layered and recorded for perfectly natural decay and sustain. Other enhancements to the SGX-2 engine included Sympathetic String Resonance and newly-recorded Una Corda (soft pedal – literally “one-string”) samples.
KRONOS provides 16 internal effects to add impact to your sonic creations. Each of the 12 Insert effects can be applied to individual or multiple timbres in a combination, or to individual or multiple tracks of the sequencer. In addition, two Master effects can be applied to sends 1/2, and two Total effects can be applied to all tracks at the final stage of the sound.
Throw in Korg Wave sequencing, MS-20 filtering and the rich Polysix Chorus, and you’ve got an enormous amount of processing power under the hood for sound design, music production and live performance.
Multitrack Audio and MIDI
Kronos 2 features Korg’s KARMA Technology (Kay Algorithmic Real-Time Music Architecture). KARMA is a powerful songwriting and live performance tool, producing an intuitive set of Arpeggiated phrases, loops and backing tracks that responds to the notes you play and controls you tweak, all in real time. The Second Generation of KARMA now includes Wave-Sequencing, Note Mapping and 8 scenes per layer.
Combine this with Kronos’ other Sequencer Composition Tools like Drum Tracks and Open Sampling and you’ll understand why countless professional musicians choose KRONOS as the centrepiece of their music studio and live show.
Korg’s RH3 Real Weighted Hammer Action key bed provides a silky smooth, ultra-authentic piano response that rivals anything else on the market today. Live players and pro studio musicians will feel right at home on Kronos’s full-size, 88-note keyboard.
The nerve centre of the KRONOS is KORG’s enormous eight-inch (800 x 600 pixel) SVGA colour TouchView display.
In addition to the parameters accessible directly from the TouchView display, KRONOS also offers a wealth of realtime controllers to enhance any performance and to aid navigation. A four-way joystick, ribbon controller, and two assignable switches are located to the left of the keyboard. An additional Vector joystick is nearby.
Get more out of your Korg Kronos 2 with the KRONOS Sound Library Store – volumes of additional sound packs and samples to expand the capabilities of your workstation:
- EXs Expansion Sample Series: Expansion libraries containing PCM Samples, Program, and Drum kit data.
- KRS Professional Sound Series: Libraries for assisting sound design and song production, containing Program, Combination, and Song data.
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