Korg Kronos 61
Korg Kronos 61

Kronos 61, Workstation from Korg in the Kronos series.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 7 reviews )
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  • 09/20/11Korg Kronos Mini-Review

    Korg Kronos Mini-Review - Giant Step!

    Presented at the NAMM 2011 and already available since this summer, the Kronos represents a new step in the workstation market — a cruel world where every product becomes immediately obsolete as soon as the successor is launched. The Kronos is very innovative and comprehensive, but will it be able to break this fatal rule?

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sw80's review"Amazing sounds!"

Korg Kronos 61
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!

G.jourdain's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" it seems all the good"

Korg Kronos 61
I bought the X61 kronos replacing my tyros 4.
not comparable course, this is not the same approach.
the tyros machine is formidable, but not sufficiently integrated with the DAW.
and I need to work with me because I use my sequencer plug in.
otherwise I would have kept the tyros.
x when the Kronos to him makes me feel like 4 or 5 synths and a sample player.
for pianos, I stayed on the buttocks when I in addition bought the bank "pay" Austrian piano "250 euros!".


config is simple;
we play on if you want ..; consumes it without asking questions.
The manual is in French and very well done.
there is a site in French is called kronoscopie. https://www.kronoscopie.fr/
very useful.
I discovered the kronos. we are in the linux pc. so it is comfortable in the tree when you have a pc.
I'll look later all synths to know if it can replace my plug-in ..!
the sequencer, I do not put your feet .. as the station will edit hard not not a real sequencer on pc or mac as for me, I forget;


sound quickly go to bluffing means.
I stay on my end with the sax ...
banks plug in sounds are much better.
anyway, no hard do I like the sax.
guitars? tyros 4 was the best;
but against the piano, especially the piano .. Austrian bank, so there hot friends ... before ... and I've tried everything and heard ..
Finally, combinations are interesting and inspiring.


I use it for 15 days .., so I do not know the beast. This is a notice to hot start.
I think I have tried all models. this one suits me now.
we approach the machine to do anything soon, still some effort to do.
I would do this choice without problem now.

petitsynthe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A giant step!"

Korg Kronos 61
Touch is very nice, well above my old Korg M-50 but of course it's not the same range and it feels.

Many presets, but they are classified so no problems (thank you to the touch screen)


This workstation is it easy to use? yes and no, it depends on the use that is in fact: if it is to use the presets or load new sounds, yes, if it is to edit, given the number of parameters and "synthesis" , it gets harder and it will spend the time (probably many years to go around, long after the next model came out: it makes you think!).
Well, the user manual is complete more than 1000 pages, but for a quick start, I suggest you watch the DVD in French (an hour of video).
Thank you again to the large touch screen, which, if it requires some getting used to, is a marvel of ergonomics!


In my opinion you can do anything with although slightly oriented electronic music: For this I will give some ideas:
- THE ACOUSTIC PIANO: this is what is done best on a hardware machine (by far), they are flawless and there I really enjoy, a real leap forward was made; concurrent brands have much to ponder machines for their next ...
- THE ELECTRIC PIANO: it is not my chosen field but again, it sounds great!
- THE synth sounds: There have been many analog synths, digital and virtual analog, it sounds the thunder emulations sound cleaner than an analog but in a mix, which will see the difference? .. And then the ground ring hovering death (yes, the Wavestation is in), I think fans, among other "new age music master plans" will be delighted.
He'll have much to say about this part ... but I give almost 10 to 10.
- Acoustic sounds: contrary to what is said in many forums, there are beautiful sounds or string ensemble of guitars (acoustic or electric), among others.
While some sounds based on samples will be playing any more such as brass or saxophones, but they remain available, and then as the OS is open, nothing says that the sound will not improve.
Well, it would take a novel to explain that such a class is like this or like that, but overall it's a real treat!
PS: I will complete later this comment with regard to the sound of DX7 (a real plus!) And import of Akai banks.


Much is said about this machine: that it would Oasys That a new look! Hey the Oasys cost over 5000 euros and did not have the same technology as the Kronos (pianos streaming of several Giga on SSD, etc. ...), or worse a PC disguised as a keyboard for me, n 'There is no photo, the working comfort is unmatched by far, remember that it also handles audio, read the DX7 sounds in sysex, banks can import Akai, etc ...)
Certainly, existing users become "spoiled rotten" or what? Because they are jaded by their VST "free" or have not experienced the big time when it was creating music on machines with 4 or 8 MB of RAM?
It was also a little bit of geule I wanted to go after some remarks.
Is it better than the Motif XF? yes and no, it's just different, anyway they are two great machines, but just a little different approach (the pattern is just a bit higher for sounds "acoustic") and then the Kronos is a recent year from the Motif.
But in my opinion, nothing will ever be the machine after this, other brands have only "to move your ass" if they do not want to pick ...
Well, to sum up I give full marks to the Korg Kronos because it suits me 100% and is (almost) perfect for a workstation 2011.
I do know that the counselor because it is a real favorite for me, finally, the machine of my dreams, at least what I expected for a long time!