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 KORG Kronos Digital Synthesizer + algorithmic arranger sequencer

Korg Kronos synthesizer
reminds of the Oasys or like a smaller brother
click image to enlarge - Bild klicken zum vergroessern
other KORG gear..
Built 2011
Type: digital
Hybrid: no
180 Voice / Stimmen
16x Multitimbral
large Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 3000 (-)
Synthesis: multi synthesis

OSC Features physical model VA sample wavesequence vector multi FM
Wave Shapes samples tri saw pulse sine noise + more
6 OSCs + 1 SubOSCs info ©
4 Filter lpf hpf bpf notch self reso comb morph 1-6 Pole
4 LFOs triangle saw sine square s+h
10 Envelope Generators ADSR + depends on model

MIDI CONTROLLER Control / Triggering
88 Keys with velocity aftertouch

Arpeggiator yes advanced
Sequencer algorithmic arranger sequencer
(ID 751)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT Kronos is basically a full range copy of the Oasys synthesizer including all additional things that were available on the oasys.

Kronos has an SSD 12GB which holds large samples (orchestra, piano) that is the largest to date (2011) compared to 2gB Flash RAM in Motif XF.

it's display and knobs & buttons are simpler, but thats all - and cheaper
ABOUT Ein dem Oasys faktisch technisch identischer Synthesizer, der jedoch ALLE für den Oasys erhältlichen Synthesemodule beherrscht.

Außerdem SSD eingebaut mit 12GB, damit bisher der größte Vorratshalter neben dem Motif XF für große Sampleorgien (Pianos, Orchester)

Er ist lediglich etwas abgespeckt bei der Ausstattung (Display, Bedienelemente) und natürlich günstiger
DETAILS SGX-1: 100 voices*3 (piano 4GB)
EP-1: 104 voices (epiano)
HD-1: 140 voices (rompler part)
AL-1: 80 voice (standard VA synth, close to radias)
CX-3: 200 voices(organ)
STR-1: 40 voices (phys.model)
MOD-7: 52 voices (kind of DX but freely patchable and sample engine included)
MS-20EX: 40 voices (ms20 simulation)
PolysixEX: 180 voices (the polysix simulation)

16track HD and sampling and organ modelling.. maybe VST plugin compatible .. it is basically a linux machine pantium 4, latest generation .. no win ;) some LFOs and ENVs: 3 , quite fast.. imo it's somewhere around 40hz.. System OA (Open Architecture) Synthesis System Keyboard OASYS 88: 88-key Real Weighted Hammer Action (RH2) OASYS 76: 76-key synth-action Method of Synthesis Internal: PCM (HD-1 High Definition Synthesizer) EXi (Expansion Instruments) Analog Modeling (AL-1 Analog Synthesizer) Tonewheel organ modeling (CX-3 Tonewheel Organ) Maximum Polyphony*1*2 HD-1: 172 voices (172 oscillators) AL-1: 84 voices CX-3: 172 voices the VA section (84 voices) feature 2 OSCs with some sorts of ringmod versions (whatever this means technically!) 2 filters with crossfade to choose from 21 filter types. edge parameter on OSCs for tweaking and sounding more "analog".. 8 waveforms for OSCs, each 1 subosc FM features filter audio input coloured noise generation so it is still VA but more than a ms2000 can do ;) hope we see some ms3000 with this inside?.. maybe the vector synth added ;) OASYS Filters : 21 Types can be morphed into another type (!!) *1 Maximum polyphony depends on the kinds of synthesis engines and the number of effects being used. *2 OASYS dynamically allocates voices to multiple synthesis engines when they are used simultaneously. Number of Programs/Combinations/Drumkits 1,664 user memory programs (896 (640 PCM+256EXi) come preloaded) 1,792 user memory combinations (384 come preloaded) 152 user memory drumkit (40 come preloaded) 256 GM Level2 preset programs+ 9 GM Level2 drum preset programs Preset PCM 306MB (1,503 multisamples, 1,388 drum samples) Expansion PCM Libraries 310MB (EXs 1 ROM Expansion: 228 multisamples, 1,483 drum samples), 511MB (EXs 2 Concert Grand Piano: 5 stereo multisamples) Capacity of PCM RAM 512MB*3 Wave Sequences 374 user memory, 150 preload. KARMA Modules One module in Program mode (one control layer); four modules in Combination and Sequencer modes (five control layers) independent, programmable real-time control settings for each Module. Generated Effects (GE) 2,048 presets. 32 real-time parameters per GE. 13 RTC (Real Time Controller) Models provide more consistent control of KARMA parameters Controllers ON/OFF, LATCH, CHORD, ASSIGN, MODULE, CONTROL, KARMA REALTIME CONTROL SLIDERS – , KARMA SCENE – , KARMA SWITCHES – , (all other physical controllers can be used as KARMA control sources ); KARMA Waveform Control (change Multisamples via the KARMA engine), GE Sub-Categories, Free Randomize function, Time Signature Control, Tempo synchronization, Auto RTC (Real Time Control) setup. Tracks 16-track MIDI sequencer + 16-track hard disk recorder + master track. Number of Songs 200 songs Resolution 1/192 ppq (parts per quarter note) Tempo 40.00 – 240.00 (1/100 BPM resolution) Maximum memory 400,000 MIDI events or 300,000 audio events .

6 OP FM Synthesizer plus Waveshaping with 10 ENVs and 4 LFOs.

MS20 and Polysix Simulation (like Legacy Collection / iMS20) is in here, too
DETAILS Die Stimmenzahl hängt von der Nutzung ab, daher max 180, VA 82 Stimmen etc..

SGX-1: 100 voices*3 (Klavier 4GB)
EP-1: 104 voices (EPiano)
HD-1: 140 voices (Romplerabteilung)
AL-1: 80 voices (Radias ähnlicher VA Synth)
CX-3: 200 voices (Zugriegelorgel)
STR-1: 40 voices (Physical Modeling Strings etc.)
MOD-7: 52 voices (Modularer DX//FM inkl Einspeisung von Samples)
MS-20EX: 40 voices (MS20 Simulation)
PolysixEX: 180 voices (Polysix Simulation)

Das System bietet controller, den Karma-Sequencer, der ähnlich dem im Korg Karma ist und interaktiv eine Art Mischung aus Begleitautomatik und mitmach-Arranger für gängige Stile anbietet, dazu anschlagdynamische Pads. HD Recording, VA Synth, Orgel, Sampling, ROMpler, Wavestation-like Wavesequencing mit eigenen Samples und Vectorsynthese. Kompletter 6 OP FM Synthesizer mit Waveshaping und 10 ENVs / 4 LFOs,

MS20 und Polysix Simulation (wie Legacy Collection / iMS20) ist komplett intefriert
SOUND can do a lot of sounds and therefore close to that of a modular system
SOUND Mega Weltraumorgel mit "allem drin", Hans WohnZimmer? Sehr großes Klangspektrum
VERSION 61/88/76 keys

alternatively get a fully expanded oasys
VERSION 61/88/76 Tasten

Edlere Alternative: Oasys Vollausbau, gleiche Funktion
Korg Kronos

Korg Kronos Korg Kronos synthesizer

Korg Kronos
Korg Kronos Korg Kronos synthesizer IMAGE
Kronos MS20 Simulation
this is how the MS20 looks like on the Kronos display
Kronos MS20 Simulation Kronos MS20 Simulation synthesizer

Kronos MS20 Simulation
Der MS20 sieht auf dem Kronos so aus
Kronos MS20 Simulation Kronos MS20 Simulation synthesizer IMAGE
Kronos MS20 Simulation
this is how the MS20 looks like on the Kronos display
Kronos MS20 Simulation Kronos MS20 Simulation synthesizer

Kronos MS20 Simulation
Der MS20 sieht auf dem Kronos so aus
Kronos MS20 Simulation Kronos MS20 Simulation synthesizer IMAGE
Kronos FM Simulation MOD7
this is the FM synthesis like the DX7 on the Kronos but has some patchable oscillators instead of algorithms.

first touch the source, then the destination and the cable is patched. all numbers must be set with the data entry wheel, not by touching and moving the finger on the screen. it's not an iPad.
Kronos FM Simulation MOD7 Kronos FM Simulation MOD7 synthesizer

Kronos FM Simulation MOD7
Die FM-Synthese im Stile des DX7 ist in gewissen Grenzen frei patchbar und sieht so aus (statt der Algorithmen bei Yamaha).

Man muss die Quelle, dann das Ziel berühren, dann entsteht ein Kabel. Die Werte werden generell über das Rad eingeben, nicht durch "schieben" des Fingers wie auf dem iPad.
Kronos FM Simulation MOD7 Kronos FM Simulation MOD7 synthesizer IMAGE
the Kronos left Panel

Kronos Panel the Kronos left Panel synthesizer

Kronos Panel
Kronos Panel the Kronos left Panel synthesizer IMAGE

KORG known or written as Keio formerly Univox, Donca Matic, Diamond, Keio Organ

Mr Tsutomu Katoh, founder of KEIO
aka KORG = Keio ORGans.

Analogue Trigger Korg: gate pulse in/out 5V negative 5V pos to GROUND
MS-20 and some others are: 'S-Trig' (Moog Type) - Kurzschlusstrigger = to GND = shorting connection.
v-trig also.

Official Intl. Site :
ueber Synthesizer Hersteller KORG

Korg wurde von Tsutomu Katoh aus Japan gegründet.

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