Korg Kronos V2 61 Key Music Workstation
When ambition, imagination, and technology converge the results are spectacular. Witness KRONOS. Created by KORG to satisfy todays most demanding, accomplished performers and producers as well as tomorrows visionary leaders 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.
KRONOS restores the magic, the thrill, and the promise that only a visionary new instrument can provide. And KRONOS delivers on that promise. 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. Multiple state-of-the-art sound generation techniques represent the pinnacle of software realization. Onboard effects open the door to processing any internal or external audio source with dazzling results. Multitrack audio and MIDI recording deliver efficient studio operations in a mobile platform. Hands-on hardware includes an assignable control surface, dual joysticks, ribbon controller, top-of-the line keyboard action, and KORGs revolutionary tap-and-drag color Touch View display. Best of all, KRONOS integrates all of these music-making resources into a single instrument in ways that no software setup or hardware platform can rival. KRONOS easily delivers everything youd expect, plus many things youve only dreamed of. Set List mode keeps all of your custom settings and performance notes organized in the display for on-the-fly selection. Smooth Sound Transitions eliminate note and effect dropouts when switching sounds or modes. Connect virtual patch cables, select sounds, plus edit envelopes and sequencesall using the eight-inch color Touch View display. Add to that advanced sequencing, KARMA, and Drum Track composition tools. Enjoy exclusive KORG wave sequencing, MS-20 filtering and the impossibly-rich Polysix chorus. And only KORG boasts the finest sound-design team on the planet, so you can always sound your very best. System KRONOS System Version 3.0 Keyboard 88 key: RH3 (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3) 73 key: RH3 (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3) 61 key: Natural Touch Semi Weighted Tone Generator Synthesis Types 9 SGX-2: Premium Piano (Acoustic Piano) EP-1: MDS Electric Piano (Electric Piano) HD-1: High Definition Synthesizer (PCM) AL-1: Analog Synthesizer (Analog Modeling) CX-3: Tonewheel Organ (Tonewheel Organ Modeling) STR-1: Plucked Strings (Physical Modeling) MOD-7: Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer (VPM Synthesis) MS-20EX: Component Modeling Technology (Analog Modeling) PolysixEX: Component Modeling Technology (CMT Analog Modeling) Maximum Polyphony*1*2 SGX-2: 100 voices*3 EP-1: 104 voices HD-1: 140 voices AL-1: 80 voices CX-3: 200 voices STR-1: 40 voices MOD-7: 52 voices MS-20EX: 40 voices PolysixEX: 180 voices *1: In rare cases, when a large number of processor-intensive effects are active simultaneously (for instance, more than 14 O-Verbs), polyphony may be slightly reduced. *2: A portion of the multicore processor in KRONOS is devoted to generating voices, and a separate portion is devoted to generating effects. KRONOS dynamically allocates the voice processing power between the engines as necessary. The quoted maximum numbers of voices apply when 100% of the voice processing power is devoted to a single engine. *3: 100 dual-stereo notes (equivalent to 400 mono voices) Preset PCM 314 MB (ROM 1,505 Multisamples, 1,388 Drumsamples) Build-in Expansion PCM Libraries EXs1 – ROM Expansion EXs2 – Concert Grand Piano EXs3 – Brass & Woodwinds EXs4 – Vintage Keyboards EXs5 – ROM Expansion 2 EXs6 – SGX-1 German D Piano EXs7 – SGX-1 Japanese C Piano EXs8 – Rock Ambience Drums EXs9 – Jazz Ambience Drums EXs17 ? SGX-2 Berlin D Piano EXs18 ? KORG EXs Collections PCM RAM Capacity Approx. 2GB *4 *4: The memory available for Sampling Mode will change based on the use of Expansion PCM libraries and User Sample Banks. Approx. 760 MB is available when shipped from the factory (When loading the file named ?PRELOAD.KSC?). Wave Sequences 598 User memory, 187 Preload Support for stereo multisamples, synchronization of individual notes, and tempo-based settings. SGX-2 Program Premium Piano Virtual Memory Technology (VMT) plays large samples directly from the internal SSD Full key stereo sampling, Chromatically sampled at up to 12 velocity levels, no looping. Damper resonance and mechanical noise are reproduced. Modeled String Resonance. Una Corda sample support PCM EXs6 SGX-1 German D Piano EXs7 SGX-1 Japanese C Piano EXs12 SGX-1 Austrian D Piano (Option Sound libraries) 8 velocity levels, no Una Corda samples EXs17 Berlin D Piano 12 velocity levels, includes Una Corda samples Piano Type 64 (With the factory settings, the 16 varieties of EXs12 SGX-1 Austrian D Piano do not produce sound. The EXs12 option must be downloaded.) Oscillator Control Damper Resonance Damper Noise Mechanical Noise Note Release String Resonance Una Corda EP-1 Program MDS Electric Piano Tine and reed-type electric pianos powered by Multi-Dimensional Synthesis (MDS), and vintage effects. Electric Piano Model Types 6 Tine EP I, Tine EP II, Tine EP V, Tine EP DMP, Reed EP200, Reed EP200A Oscillator Control Harmonic Sound Level, Attack Noise, Level, Release Noise Level, Attack Brightness, Hammer Width Panel Control Tine Type Preamp Volume, Tone (Treble, Bass), Vibrate (On/Off, Intensity, Speed), Amp/Cabinet (On/Off, Drive)*5 Reed Type Preamp Volume, Tone (Treble, Bass), Vibrate (Intensity, Speed), Amp/Cabinet (On/Off, Drive)*5 Effect Types 9 Small Phase, Orange Phase, Black Phase, Vintage Chorus, Black Chorus, EP Chorus, Vintage Flanger, Red Comp, VOX Wah HD-1 Program Advanced Vector Synthesis Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector Joystick and the tempo-synchronized Vector Envelope. Structure Single: only OSC1, Double: OSC1 and OSC2. Double mode lets you layer two completely separate synth voices, each with their own velocity-switched oscillator, dual filter, EGs, LFOs, etc. Drums: One drum kit, Double Drums: Two drum kits. Oscillators Virtual Memory Technology (VMT) plays large samples directly from the internal SSD. 8 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layering Each zone can play mono or stereo Multisamples or Wave Sequences Filters Two multi-mode filters per voices (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-reject), Four-mode filter routings (single, serial, parallel and 24dB mode) Driver Per voice non-linear driver and low boost circuit EQ Three bands, with sweep-able mid Modulation Three envelope generators, two LFOs per voice, common LFO, four key tracking generators, AMS (Alternate Modulation Source), two AMS mixers EXi Program Common Advanced Vector Synthesis Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector Joystick and the tempo-synchronized Vector Envelope. Modulation Common Step Sequencer, AMS (Alternate Modulation Source), Common LFO, 2 Key Tracking Generators EQ Three bands, with sweep-able mid AL-1 Program Oscillators Ultra-low-aliasing oscillators OSC1, OSC2, Sub-oscillator and noise generator; ring modulation, FM and Sync Audio Input External audio can be processed through the ring modulator, filter, driver, amp, and EQ Filters Two multi-mode filters (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-reject) with four types of filter routings (single, serial, parallel and 24dB mode), Multi Filter mode (only Filter-A; modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects) Driver Per-voice non-linear driver and low boost circuit Modulation Five Envelope generators, four per-voice LFOs, two AMS Mixers; Per-voice Step Sequencer. CX-3 Program Tonewheel Organ Modeling Phase-synchronous tonewheels (clean and vintage modes), percussion, key click, wheel brake EX Mode Four additional, user-specified drawbars, and expanded percussion. Internal Effects Rotary speaker, vibrato/chorus, amp modeling with overdrive, 3-band EQ Drawbar Control Controlled via nine front-panel sliders (via Tone Adjust) Split Upper, Lower (even in EX mode) Modulation Two AMS mixers STR-1 Program Physically Modeled String Includes physically modeled damping, decay, dispersion, nonlinearity, harmonics, dual pickups, and more. Most string parameters can be controlled in realtime. String Excitation Three independent excitation sources can be used simultaneously: Pluck, Noise, and PCM. 16 preset ?pluck? types, with modulatable width and randomization. Noise generator with saturation and dedicated low pass filter PCM Oscillator: KORG?s ultra-low-aliasing technology, as introduced in the HD-1; 4 velocity zones per oscillator; Uses any mono Multisamples, including ROM, EXs, User Sample Bank, or Sampling Mode. Supports Virtual Memory. Excitation Filter: Dedicated 2-pole multimode filter for shaping the string excitation. Filter can be enabled/disabled separately for each excitation source. Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes Audio Input and Feedback Run real-time audio through the string, including feedback through effects. Modeled feedback includes modulate-able instrument-to-amp distance and orientation. Filters Dual multi-mode filters per voice; Single, Serial, Parallel (with split stereo output), and 24dB (4-pole) configurations. Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes Multi Filter Mode (Filter A only). Modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects Modulation 5 Envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 2 Key Track generators, String Tracking generators, 4 AMS Mixers. MOD-7 Program Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer Combines Variable Phase Modulation (VPM), Waveshaping ring modulation, PCM sample playback, and subtractive synthesis; Able to convert-load SYX files. Oscillators 6 VPM/Waveshaper/Ring Modulation Oscillators: Phase and modulatable pitch per oscillator. 101 Waveshaper tables plus modulatable Drive and Offset. Use as oscillators, or as Waveshapers or Ring Modulators for other signals. PCM Oscillator: KORG?s ultra-low-aliasing technology, as introduced in the HD-1. 4 velocity zones per oscillator. Uses any mono Multisamples, including ROM, EXs, User Sample Bank, or Sampling Mode. Supports Virtual Memory. Audio input Run real-time audio through the VPM Oscillators and filters. Filters Dual multi-mode filters per voice. (Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes) Two types of filter looping (Parallel and 24 dB ?4-Pole?) Multi Filter mode (Filter A only): Modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects Patch Panel Supports both preset algorithm (78 types) selection and free patching. Three 2-in, 1-out mixers for scaling and merging audio, fully modulatable, with phase inversion. Main 6-input stereo mixer, with modulatable pan and volume, plus phase inversion Modulation 10 Envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 9 Key Tracking generators, Per-voice Step Sequencer, 4 standard AMS Mixers plus 4 simple AMS Mixers. MS-20EX Program Oscillators Ultra-low-aliasing oscillators; VCO1, VCO2, Ring Mod, Pink and White Noise Generator Audio Input Run real-time audio through the synthesis engine and ESP (External Signal Processor) Filters 12dB/octave High Pass and Low Pass self-resonant filters ESP section: 24dB/octave Low Cut and High Cut filters, available per voice. Patch Panel Patchable audio and modulation, at audio rates Patch Points Keyboard: Keyboard CV Out, Keyboard Trigger Out, VCO1+VCO2 CV In, VCO2 CV In VCO: VCO1+VCO2 External Frequency Control In, VCO1 Out, VCO2 Out VCF: External Signal In, External HP Filter Cutoff Frequency Control In, External LP Filter Cutoff Frequency Control In, HPF Out, LPF In, LPF Out VCO+VCF: Total External Modulation In VCA: External Initial Gain Control In, VCA In EG: EG1 Envelope Signal Normal Out, EG1 Envelope Signal Reverse Out, EG1+EG2 Trigger In, EG1 Trigger In, EG2 Envelope Signal Reverse Out MG: Triangle Out, Rectangle Out Noise Generator: Pink Noise Out, White Noise Out Sample and Hold: Clock Trigger In, Sample Signal In, S/H Out Modulation VCA: Control Voltage In, Signal In, Signal Out Manual Controller: Control Wheel Out, Momentary Switch ESP: Signal In, AMP Out, BPF In, BPF Out, F-V CV Out, Envelope Out, Trigger Out Others: EXi Audio In, Mixer 1 In, Mixer 1 Out, Mixer 2 In, Mixer 2 Out ESP (External Signal Processor) Use incoming audio as a trigger and/or CV source. Modulation Original DAR (Delay, Attack, Release) and HADSR (Hold, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release) EGs 1 &2, Original MG (with MIDI sync), Sample-and- Hold, MVCA, KRONOS: 4 additional multi-stage Envelopes, 4 additional per-voice LFOs, and 4 AMS Mixers. PolysixEX Program Oscillators VCO: Saw, Pulse, PWM Sub Oscillator: Off, 1 octave below, 2 octaves below Filter 24dB (4-Pole) Octave Low Pass self-resonant filter Effects Integrated Polysix Chorus, Phaser, and Ensemble Arpeggiator Integrated MIDI-synced arpeggiator, with adjustable Range, Mode, and Latch Modulation Polysix: Original ADSR EG and MG (with MIDI sync). KRONOS: 2 additional multi-stage Envelopes, 2 additional per-voice LFOs, and 4 AMS Mixers. Combination Number of Timbres, Master Keyboard Functionality 16 Maximum Keyboard and velocity splits, layers, and crossfades of up to 16 Programs and/or external MIDI Devices The tone adjust parameter function lets you modify program settings, and the master keyboard function lets you control external MIDI devices Advanced Vector Synthesis Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector Joystick and the tempo-synchronized Vector Envelope. Drumkit System Assignable stereo/mono samples with 8 velocity zones per oscillator (with crossfade functions) Number of Programs/Combinations/Drum kits User Memory Programs 2,560 (1,792 [896 HD-1+896 EXi] come preloaded) User Memory Combinations 1,792 (512 come preloaded) User Memory Drum Kits 264 (78 come preloaded) 256 GM Level2 preset programs + 9 GM Level 2 drum preset programs Set List Number of Set Lists/Slots 128 set lists, 128 slots per set list Each set list provides a 9-band graphic EQ, and a Tone Adjust function that allows program settings to be adjusted. Transpose setting. Hold Time setting of Smooth Sound Transition (SST) supported for each slot. Sampling System Open Sampling System (resampling, In-Track sampling) Bit Depth/Sampling Frequency RAM: 16-bit/48 kHz stereo/mono sampling DISK: 16 or 24-bit/48 kHz Sampling Time RAM: Depends on the amount of available PCM RAM DISK: Maximum 80 minutes stereo (879MB: 16bit) Sample Locations 16,000 samples/4,000 multisamples (128 indexes per multisample) Ripping Direct sampling (ripping) from audio CD (CD-DA) Formats KORG format, AKAI S1000/S3000 data (with advanced Program parameter conversion); SoundFont 2.0, AIFF, and WAVE formats Editing Time Stretch, Time Slice, Crossfade Loop, and other standard editing features. Effects Insert Effects 12 Stereo in / stereo out Master Effects 2 Stereo in / stereo out Total Effects 2 Stereo in / stereo out Timbre EQ One 3-band EQ for each timbre/track Effect Types 197 Modulation Dynamic Modulation and Common LFO Effects Control Busses Stereo side-chaining for compressors, gates, vocoders, etc. Effect Presets Total 783 preset, Maximum 32 per 1 effect (Preset User) KARMA KARMA Modules One module in Program mode, four modules in Combination and Sequencer modes Generated Effects (GE) 2,048 presets, 1,536 Users (96 come Preload) Controllers On/Off, Latch, Chord, Assign, Module, Control, KARMA Realtime Control Sliders  ? , KARMA Scene  ? , KARMA Switches  ? , KARMA Wave-Sequencing, GE Sub Category, Freeze Randomize, Time Signature Control, Tempo Synchronize, Auto RTC (Real Time Control) setup Drum Track Patterns 718 preset (common with the preset patterns of the MIDI sequencer) 1,000 user patterns Patterns created in Sequencer mode can be converted to drum track user patterns. Trigger Mode/Sync/Zone settings can be specified. Sequencer/HDR Tracks 16-track MIDI sequencer + 16-track hard disk recorder + 1 master track. Number of Songs 200 songs Resolution 1/480 Tempo 40.00 ? 300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution) Maximum Memory 400,000 MIDI events or 300,000 audio events MIDI Tracks 16 tracks plus the master track 718 preset/100 user patterns (per song) 18 preset/16 user template songs, Audio Tracks 16-track playback, 4-track simultaneous recording, WAV file format 16bit/24bit. Other Functions RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play and Record) (1 Pattern set per song), Auto Song Setup function General Disk Mode Load, save, utility, audio CD burning, audio CD playback, data filer function (save/load MIDI System Exclusive data), CD-R/RW (UDF format read/write), ISO9660 Level 1. Controllers Vector joystick, joystick, ribbon controller, switches 1 & 2 Control Surface: Control Assign Switches: Assigns the Control Surface to Timber/Track, Audio, External, Realtime Knobs/KARMA, Tone Adjust/EQ Mixer Knobs Switch: Assigns the Mixer Knobs to either Channel Strip or Individual Pan, Reset Control Switch, Solo Switch, Knobs 1-8, Switches 1-8(Upper Row), Switches 1-8 (Lower Row), Sliders 1-8, Master Slider KARMA Control: On/Off, Latch, Module Control RUM TRACK: On/Off Display TouchView graphical user interface, 8 inch color TFT, SVGA (800×600 dots), adjustable brightness Outputs == Analog == (MAIN) L/MONO, R: 1/4? TRS Balanced Output Impedance: 350 ? Stereo; 175 ? Mono (L/MONO Only), Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu, Maximum Level: +16.0 dBu (when load impedance is 600 ? or greater) MAIN VOLUME knob controls only AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO and R Individual 1-4: 1/4? TRS Balanced Output Impedance: 350 ? Stereo; 175 ? Mono, Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu, Maximum Level: +16.0 dBu (when load impedance is 600 ? or greater) Headphones: 1/4? stereo phone jack, Output impedance: 33 ?, Maximum Level: 60+60 mW (when load impedance is 33 ?), MAIN VOLUME knob (link with AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN)) == Digital == S/P DIF: Optical, 24-bit, IEC60958, EIAJCP-1201, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, (the same signals as L/MONO, R) Digital output of the same signals as AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO and R USB-B: 24-bit, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, 2 channels (Digital output of the same signals as AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO and R) Inputs == Analog == Audio Inputs 1 and 2: 1/4? TRS Balanced MIC/LINE input level switches, LEVEL knobs Input Impedance: 10 k? Nominal Level: LINE +4 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), ?36 dBu (LEVEL knob = max) Nominal Level: MIC ?22 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), ?62 dBu (LEVEL knob = max) Maximum Level: LINE +16 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), ?24 dBu (LEVEL knob = max) Maximum Level: MIC -10 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), ?50 dBu (LEVEL knob = max) Source Impedance: 600 ? Signal to noise ratio: 95 dB (typical) Dynamic range: 95 dB (typical) Crosstalk: 95 dB, at 1 kHz (typical) == Digital == S/P DIF: Optical, 24-bit, IEC60958, EIAJCP-1201, Sample Rate: 48 kHz USB-B: 24-bit, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, 2 channels Control Inputs Damper pedal (half damper supported), assignable switch, assignable pedal MIDI In, Out, Thru USB*5 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, MIDI/audio interface MIDI: 1 (16 channel) input / 1 (16 channel) output Audio: 2 channel input / 2 channel output *5 USB high-speed ports (supports 480Mbps) Disk Drives 60 GB SSD (2.5?) Optional installation of second internal SSD Power Consumption 60W Dimensions (W x D x H) 61 key: 1,040 x 364 x 134 mm / 40.94? x 14.33? x 5.28? 73 key: 1,221 x 371 x 148 mm / 48.07? x 14.61? x 5.83? 88 key: 1,443 x 371 x 148 mm / 56.42? x 14.61? x 5.83? Weight 61 key: 14.3 kg / 31.53 lbs. 73 key: 21.1 kg / 46.52 lbs. 88 key: 24.1 kg / 53.13 lbs. Accessories AC cord, Quick Start Guide, Accessory DVD Discs 1-3 (DVDs include KRONOS Operation Guide, Parameter Guide, and Voice Name List PDF files; Video Manual; KORG USB-MIDI Driver; System Restore Data, etc.) Principal Specifications Frequency Response 20Hz-22kHz, +/-1.0dB, 10k load THD+N 20Hz-22kHz, 0.01%, 10k load (typical) S/N 95dB (typical) Dynamic Range 95dB (typical) Crosstalk 95dB, at 1kHz (typical)