When ambition, imagination, and technology converge—the results are spectacular. Witness KRONOS. Created by KORG to satisfy today’s most demanding, accomplished performers and producers—as well as tomorrow’s 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 KORG’s revolutionary tap-and-drag color TouchView™ 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 you’d expect, plus many things you’ve 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 sequences—all using the eight-inch color TouchView display. Add to that advanced sequencing, KARMA, and Drum Track composition tools. Enjoy exclusive KORG wavesequencing, 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.
== Analog == (MAIN) L/MONO, R: 1/4” TRS Balanced Output Impedance: 350 Ω Stereo; 175 Ω Mono (L/MONO Only), Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu, Maximum Level: +16.0 dBu (when load impedance is 600 Ω or greater) MAIN VOLUME knob controls only AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO and R Individual 1-4: 1/4” TRS Balanced Output Impedance: 350 Ω Stereo; 175 Ω Mono, Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu, Maximum Level: +16.0 dBu (when load impedance is 600 Ω or greater) Headphones: 1/4” stereo phone jack, Output impedance: 33 Ω, Maximum Level: 60+60 mW (when load impedance is 33 Ω), 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)
== Analog == Audio Inputs 1 and 2: 1/4” TRS Balanced MIC/LINE input level switches, LEVEL knobs Input Impedance: 10 kΩ 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 Ω 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
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)
60 GB SSD (2.5”) Optional installation of second internal SSD
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”
61 key: 14.3 kg / 31.53 lbs. 73 key: 21.1 kg / 46.52 lbs. 88 key: 24.1 kg / 53.13 lbs.
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.)