Korg Kronos 61 : sw80's user review
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The Kronos is made by Korg, it is a 61 key workstation with touch sensitive keys and an 8 inch full color touch view screen that It is brilliant I must say! But for the price of this board, which is almost 3 grand; it better be a great screen! The price had me very confused because I own Motifs and Fantoms and just about any other high end keyboard/workstation that has come out and I could not figure out why this would cost so much especially with it only being the 61 key version. I would not have a problem paying that price for the full 88 key version of the Kronos.
Using the Kronos did take me some time to fully understand because it was completely different from any of the other Korg boards that I have owned. Thankfully the color touch screen makes everything pretty easy to navigate and find what I was looking for. This is the perfect style of keyboard for the series producer who is looking for functionality and great sounds.
The sounds are by far the best thing about this workstation. I was completely blown away with the quality of the sounds. This was what made me throw this bad boy on my credit card and take it home that same day! There are just so many possibilities with the sounds on the Kronos and it is pretty simple to mold them the way you want them to sound and adding effects will only make them sound better. There are 9 sound engines on the Kronos and for this price you are getting exactly what you would expect.
This workstation is built really well and it has not giving me a single issue since I purchased it last summer. It has 6 audio outputs and 2 inputs. You can sample directly on this workstation and it can most definitely be the brain of your whole production studio. I absolutely love this workstation and now it is the one that I use the most. I have even purchase some expansions for it!