Korg Kronos 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation (Discontinued)
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- 2022.02: Highest Rated Keyboard Workstation from $2000 to $5000
- 2021.05: Highest Rated Keyboard Workstation from $2000 to $5000
- 2020.05: Highest Rated Keyboard Workstation from $2000 to $5000
- 2018.03: Highest Rated Keyboard Workstation from $2000 to $5000
The Kronos 61 appeared on our recommended list for Keyboard Workstations Between $2000 and $5000 when we published the first edition back in March 2018.
It came off the recommended list in September 2022 due to a lack of availability.
|Sound On Sound||Gordon Reid||94/100|
The Korg Kronos 61-Key version showcases its enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano engine, which offers resonant piano sounds and quality string patches.
It also provides real-time controllers, such as Korg's 4-way Vector joystick, a responsive ribbon controller, and a tap-and-drag color TouchView display for a more intuitive and hands-on control.
Its nine sound engines provide a huge collection of presets for a number of possibilities of combining different sounds.
It also has a sequencer that can record up to 16 MIDI tracks and 16 audio tracks.
- Keys: 61 Natural Touch Semi Weighted keys
- Polyphony: Varies Per Engine: 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
- Sound Engine(s): 9 Engines: 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)
- Controllers: Vector joystick, joystick, ribbon controller, switches 1 & 2
- Effects: Over 197 Effects
- Audio Recording: 4-track simultaneous recording, WAV file format 16bit/24bit.
- Audio Playback: 16-Track Playback
- Sequencer: 16-track MIDI sequencer + 16-track hard disk recorder + 1 master track.
- Audio Inputs: 2 x 1/4" Line-in
- Audio Outputs: 6 x 1/4" Line-out, 1 x 1/8" Headphones
- MIDI Inputs/Outputs: In/Out/Thru
- Other Connections: 3 x Pedal Input, 1 x S/PDIF Digital Input, 1 x S/PDIF Digital Output
- USB: 2 x USB A (TYPE A), 1 x USB B (TYPE B)
- Dimensions: 40.94” x 5.28” x 14.33”
- Weight: 31.53 lbs.