SUMMER NAMM SHOW, NASHVILLE, TN, July 12, 2012 —
Korg USA (Booth 906) announces the arrival of the
Kronos X Music Workstation.
Since the debut of
the original Kronos music workstation in early 2011, Korg has continued
to release system updates and additional Sound Libraries. Now, the
Kronos family has expanded with the new Kronos X, which features
hardware technology enhancements, including a boost
in the internal memory capacity and the size of its SSD, plus enhanced
X doubles the PCM RAM capacity to approximately 2GB and the SSD
capacity to 62GB, enabling musicians to take full advantage of all the
Kronos Sound Libraries. In addition, Kronos X
contains Korg’s EXs 10-13 expansion sample series of Kronos Sound
Libraries pre-installed in its demo mode. Users can obtain full
versions, plus additional Sound Libraries, by simply purchasing a
license key from the Web Shop at
Along with Kronos
X, Korg announces
Kronos OS v2.0, coming soon for all Kronos and Kronos X models.
For models that do not already have OS v2.0 installed (visible during
boot), users can download it for free from
, then easily install it via USB.
New to OS v2.0 are user Sample Banks for creating high-capacity, custom sample libraries.
Players can load and play many gigabytes of their custom or converted samples at once, using the internal Kronos SSD.
Improved disk and memory enable the creation of User Sample Bank
subsets, as well as mixing and matching parts from different banks,
without duplicating samples on disk.
Programs, Wave Sequences, and Drum Kits maintain links to the
User Sample Banks even when samples are moved on disk or loaded onto a
different Kronos instrument, making it easy to share sounds with friends
and collaborators. Players can also create their
own samples or import Akai and SoundFont 2.0 libraries using new,
improved conversion features.
Additional Kronos System Version 2.0 Highlights
· A second internal
SSD can be added to support massive sound library expansions, including Korg and third-party Sound Libraries
· USB Ethernet support
enables high-speed data communication between Kronos and a computer
Kronos X Music Workstation will be available Q3 2012, with U.S. street prices as follows: 61-key: $3199; 73-key: $3699; 88-key: $3999.