Korg KRONOS X73 Keyboard 73-Key Synthesizer

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The KRONOS music workstation was unveiled in 2011. Everyone who experiences its sound reacts with astonishment at how far electronic musical instruments have come --- followed, no doubt, by the thought "what can possibly follow this?!" But, in the year since its inception, KORG has continued to release system updates and additional KRONOS Sound Libraries, bringing the KRONOS to an even higher state of perfection.

The KRONOS music workstation was unveiled in 2011. Everyone who experiences its sound reacts with astonishment at how far electronic musical instruments have come --- followed, no doubt, by the thought "what can possibly follow this?!" But, in the year since its inception, KORG has continued to release system updates and additional KRONOS Sound Libraries, bringing the KRONOS to an even higher state of perfection. Rather than resting on its laurels in 2012, the KRONOS continued to evolve. Boosting its internal memory capacity and the size of its SSD, as well as enhancing its sampler functionality, we have included more of the latest technology in order to make the KRONOS the ultimate workstation. Fittingly, its new name adds an "X" to indicate its unknown potential. Ready to take off into the unknown future of sound we present the KRONOS X music workstation. 

Features

  • A peerless synthesizer containing nine sound engines, including: realistic piano, richly expressive electric piano, tonewheel organ, digital synthesis, and powerful analog/physical modeling.

  • Approximately 2GB of available PCM RAM and a doubled SSD capacity of 62 GB allow support for gigantic sound library expansions, such as the KRONOS Sound Libraries and the KARO Sound Libraries.

  • The user Sample Bank feature allows users to create extremely large sample libraries that take advantage of the generous PCM RAM and SSD capacity.

  • Numerous artist signature sounds created by top musicians are included, letting you make the sounds of classic songs your very own.

  • KARMA, the Open Sampling System, and the on-board sequencer offers 16 MIDI tracks + 16 audio tracks

  • Use up to 16 premium-quality effects at once; individual effects rival dedicated units

  • Performance Power!

    Set List screen provides single-touch selection, regardless of mode

  • Smooth Sound Transition: this often-requested feature allows held or sustained notes to keep sounding when changing sounds or modes.

  • Support for USB MIDI and Korg USB pad controllers, including the Korg nano series and microKEY series

  • Support for the KRONOS Editor and Plug-in Editor software

  • USB Ethernet adapter compatibility enables high-speed data communication between the KRONOS X and your computer

  • Available with 61, 73 or 88 keys

    73 and 88 key models feature Korg’s finest RH3 Graded Hammer Action.

  • Comprehensive interface, based around a large 8” TFT TouchView™ display

The 88-key model of the KRONOS X features the same RH3 real weighted hammer action keyboard that's used on KORG's upper-end piano models and on the SV-1. The hammer weighting is graded, providing a heavier feel in the lower register and a lighter feel in the upper register, just as on a grand piano, offering superb playability. Boldly, the 73-key model also features this same RH3 keyboard, creating a more compact and transportable instrument that still provides superior piano and electric piano sounds teamed with an authentic piano touch. KRONOS X is notable for its slim design, showing an integration of function and design. 

KORG's TouchView graphical user interface is based on a large, color 8-inch (800 x 600 pixel) touch screen. The TouchView display is the centerpiece of KORG’s intuitive design, providing easy-to-view information and simple touch control. In developing KRONOS X, we also incorporated numerous images of actual instruments and their respective controls into the display, to ensure that the musician enjoys the feeling of playing an instrument – rather than controlling a machine. 

KRONOS X provides support for connecting USB MIDI class-compliant controllers directly to the KRONOS X. For instance, you can use a Korg microKEY as an auxiliary synth-action keyboard for a KRONOS X-73 or 88. Even better, KORG USB MIDI controllers with pads–including the nanoPAD, nanoPAD2, and padKONTROL–are automatically mapped to the KRONOS chord pads, for playing and programming drums, triggering chords, and selecting and assigning chords for Chord Mode.

Additional Information

Condition New
SKU KRG-KRONOS-X73
UPC 4959112096851
  • System: KRONOS System Version 2.0

  • Keyboard: 73-key: RH3 (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3)

  • Tone Generator

  • Synthesis Types: 9 types SGX-1 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 (CMT Analog Modeling) PolysixEX (CMT Analog Modeling) 

  • Maximum Polyphony*1*2: SGX-1:100 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 - See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/synthesizers/kronos_x/page_5.php#sthash.OHDfqKFN.dpuf

  • Preset PCM: 314 MB (ROM 1,505 multisamples, 1,388 drum samples) 

  • Build-in Expansion PCM Libraries: EXs1 - ROM Expansion EXs2 - Concert Grand Piano EXs3 - Brass & Woodwinds EXs4 - Vintage Keyboards EXs5 - ROM Expansion 2 EXs6 - SGX-1 German D Piano EXs7 - SGX-1 Japanese C Piano EXs8 - Rock Ambience Drums EXs9 - Jazz Ambience Drums

  • Capacity of PCM RAM: Approx. 2 GB *4

  • Wave Sequences: 598 user memory, 165 preload

  • SGX-1 Program

  • Premium Piano PCM: EXs6:SGX-1 German D Piano EXs7:SGX-1 Japanese C Piano Exs12 - SGX-1 Austrian Piano (Option Sound Libraries, DEMO Version is pre-installed)

  • Piano Type: 32

  • Oscillator Control: Damper Resonance Damper Noise Mechanical Noise Note Release 

  • EP-1 Program

  • MDS Electric Piano: Tineand reed-type electric pianos powered by Multi-Dimensional Synthesis (MDS), and vintage effects 

  • Electric Piano Model Types: 6 types Tine EP I, Tine EP II, Tine EP V, Tine EP DMP, Reed EP 200, Reed EP200A 

  • Oscillator Control: Harmonic Sound Level, Attack Noise, Level, Release Noise Level, Attack Brightness, Hammer (Width) 

  • Panel Control: Tine Type: Preamp Volume,Tone (Treble, Bass), Vibrate (On/Off, Intensity, Speed), Amp/Cabinet(On/Off, Drive)*5 Reed Type: Preamp Volume, Tone (Treble, Bass), Vibrate (Intensity, Speed), Amp/Cabinet (On/Off, Drive)*5 

  • Effect Types: 9 types Small Phase, Orange Phase, Clack Phase, Vintage Chorus, Black Chorus, EP Chorus, Vintage Flanger, Red Comp, VOX Wah

  • HD-1 Program

  • Advanced Vector Synthesis: Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector Joystick and the tempo-synchronized Vector Envelope. 

  • Structure: Single: only OSC1 Double: OSC1 and OSC2. Double mode lets you layer two completely separate synth voices, each with their own velocity-switched oscillator, dual filter, EGs, LFOs, etc. Two completely separate drumkits.

  • Oscillators: 8 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layering. Each zone can play mono or stereo Multisamples or Wave Sequences. 

  • Filters: Two multi-mode filters per voices (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-reject),Four-mode filter routings (single, serial, parallel and 24dB mode) 

  • Driver: Per voice non-linear driver and low boost circuit

  • EQ: Three bands, with sweepable mid

  • Modulation: Three envelope generators, two LFOs per voice, common LFO, four key tracking generators, AMS (Alternate Modulation Source), two AMS mixers

  • EXi Program Common

  • Advanced Vector Synthesis: Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector Joystick and the tempo-synchronized Vector Envelope. 

  • Modulation: Common Step Sequencer, AMS (Alternate Modulation Source), Common LFO, 2 Key Tracking Generators 

  • EQ: Three bands, with sweep-able mid

  • AL-1 Program

  • Oscillators: Ultra-low-aliasing oscillators OSC1, OSC2, Sub-oscillator and noise generator; ring modulation, FM and Sync 

  • Audio Input: Run real-time audio through the synthesis engine

  • Filters: Two multi-mode filter (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-reject) with four types of filter routings (single, serial, parallel and 24dB mode), MultiFilter mode (only Filter-A; modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects) 

  • Driver: Per-voice non-linear driver and low boost circuit

  • Modulation: Five Envelope generators, four per-voice LFOs, two AMS Mixers; Per-voice Step Sequencer. 

  • CX-3 Program

  • Tonewheel Organ Modeling: Phase-synchronous tonewheels (clean and vintage modes), percussion, key click, wheel brake 

  • EX Mode: Four additional, user-specified drawbars, and expanded percussion. 

  • Internal Effects: Rotary speaker, vibrato/chorus, amp modeling with overdrive, 3-band EQ 

  • Drawbar Control: Controlled via nine front-panel sliders (via Tone Adjust) 

  • Split: Upper, Lower (even in EX mode)

  • Modulation: Two AMS mixers

  • STR-1 Program

  • Physically Modeled String: Includes physically modeled damping, decay, dispersion, nonlinearity, harmonics, dual pickups, and more 

  • String Excitation: Three independent excitation sources can be used simultaneously: Pluck, Noise, and PCM. 16 preset “pluck” types, with modulatable width and randomization. Noise generator with saturation and dedicated lowpass filter 

  • Audio Input and Feedback: un real-time audio through the string, including feedback through effects. Modeled feedback includes modulate-able instrument-to-amp distance and orientation. 

  • Excitation Filter: Dedicated 2-pole multimode filter for shaping the string excitation; Filter can be enabled/disabled separately for each excitation source. Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes 

  • Filters: Dual multi-mode filters per voice; Single, Serial, Parallel (with split stereo output), and 24dB (4-pole) configurations. Low Pass, High Pass, and Band Reject modes)

  • Modulation: 5 Envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 2 Key Track generators, String Tracking generators, 4 AMS Mixers.

  • MOD-7 Program

  • Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer: Combines Variable Phase Modulation (VPM), waveshaping ring modulation, PCM sample playback, and subtractive synthesis; Able to convert-load SYX files. 

  • Oscillators: 6 VPM/Waveshaper/Ring Modulation Oscillators: Phase and modulatable pitch per oscillator; 101 Waveshaper tables plus modulatable Drive and Offset; Use as oscillators, or as Waveshapers or Ring Modulators for other signals.

  • PCM Oscillator: Korg’s ultra-low-aliasing technology, as introduced in the HD-1. 4 velocity zones per oscillator; Uses any mono ROM, EXs, or RAM multisamples; PCM can be used as an FM modulator and/or layered with the VPM Oscillators. Noise generator with saturation and dedicated low pass filter. 

  • Audio input: Run real-time audio through the VPM Oscillators and filters. 

  • Filters: Dual multi-mode filters per voice. Parallel and 24 dB (4-Pole) configurations; Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes

  • Multi Filter mode (Filter A only): Modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects 

  • Patch Panel: Supports both algorithm (78 types) selection and free patching; Three 2-in, 1-out mixers for scaling and merging audio, fully modulatable, with phase inversion.

  • Main 6-input stereo mixer, with modulatable pan and volume, plus phase inversion 

  • Modulation: 10 Envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 9 Key Tracking generators, Per-voice Step Sequencer, 4 standard AMS Mixers plus 4 simple AMS Mixers. 

  • MS-20EX Program

  • Oscillators: Ultra-low-aliasing oscillators; VCO1, VCO2, Ring Mod, Pink and White Noise Generator 

  • Audio Input: Run real-time audio through the synthesis engine and ESP (External Signal Processor) 

  • Filters: 12dB/octave High Pass and Low Pass self-resonant filters

  • ESP section: 24dB/octave Low Cut and High Cut filters, available per voice. 

  • Patch Panel: Patchable audio and modulation, at audio rates

  • Patch Points: 【KEYBOARD】KEYBOARD CV OUT、KEYBORD TRIGGER OUT、VCO1+VCO2 CV IN、VCO2 CV IN【VCO】VCO1+VCO2 EXTERNAL FREQUENCY CONTROL IN、VCO1 OUT、VCO2 OUT【VCF】EXTERNAL SIGNAL IN、EXTERNAL HP FILTER CUTOFF FREQUENCY CONTROL IN、EXTERNAL LP FILTER CUTOFF FREQUENCY CONTROL IN、HPF OUT、LPF IN、LPF OUT【VCO+VCF】TOTAL EXTERNAL MODULATION INEXTERNAL INITIAL GAIN CONTROL IN、VCA INEG1 ENVELOPE SIGNAL NORMAL OUT、EG1 ENVELOPE SIGNAL REVERSE OUT、EG1+EG2 TRIGGER IN、EG1 TRIGGER IN、EG2 ENVELOPE SIGNAL REVERSE OUT【MG】TRIANGLE OUT、RECTANGLE OUT【NOISE GENERATOR】PINK NOISE OUT、WHITE NOISE OUT【SAMPLE AND HOLD】CLOCK TRIGGER IN、SAMPLE SIGNAL IN 、S/H OUT【MODULATION VCA】CONTROL VOLTAGE IN 、SIGNAL IN 、SIGNAL OUT【MANUAL CONTROLLER】CONTROL WHEEL OUT、MOMENTARY SWITCH【ESP】SIGNAL IN、AMP OUT、BPF IN、BPF OUT、F-V CV OUT、ENVELOPE OUT、TRIGGER OUT【OTHERS】EXi AUDIO IN、MIXER 1 IN、MIXER 1 OUT、MIXER 2 IN、MIXER 2 OUT 

  • ESP(External Signal Processor): Use incoming audio as a trigger and/or CV source.

  • Modulation: Original DAR and HADSR EGs 1 & 2, original MG (with MIDI sync), Sample-and- Hold, MVCA; 4 additional multi-stage Envelopes, 4 additional per-voice LFOs, and 4 AMS Mixers 

  • PolysixEX Program

  • Oscillators: VCO:Saw, Pulse, PWM Sub Oscillator:Off, 1 octave below, 2 octaves below

  • Filter: 24dB/octave Low Pass self-resonant filter

  • Effects: Integrated Polysix Chorus, Phase, and Ensemble

  • Arpeggiator: Integrated MIDI-synced arpeggiator, with adjustable Range, Mode, and Latch 

  • Modulation: Original ADSR EG and MG (with MIDI sync), 2 additional multi-stage Envelopes, 2 additional per-voice LFOs, and 4 AMS Mixers 

  • Combination

  • Number of Timbres, Master Keyboard Functionality: 16 Maximum

  • Keyboard and velocity splits, layers, and crossfades of up to 16 Programs and/or external MIDI devices 

  • Advanced Vector Synthesis: Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector Joystick and the tempo-synchronized Vector Envelope. 

  • Drumkit

  • System: Assignable stereo/mono samples with 8 velocity zones per oscillator (with crossfade functions) 

  • Program/Combination/Drum Kit

  • 2,560 user memory program(1,536(768 HD-1+768 EXi)pre-loard), 1,792 user memory program(480 pre-loard), 264 user memory program(78 pre-loard) 

  • Sampling

  • System: Open Sampling System (resampling, In-Track sampling) 

  • Bit Depth/Sampling Frequency: RAM: 16-bit/48 kHz stereo/mono sampling DISK: 16 or 24-bit/48 kHz stereo/mono sampling 

  • Sampling Time: RAM: Depends on the amount of available PCM RAM DISK: Maximum 80 minutes stereo (879MB: 16bit) 

  • Sample Locations: 16,000 samples/4,000 multisamples (128 indexes per multisample) 

  • Ripping: Direct sampling (ripping) from audio CD (CD-DA)

  • Formats: Korg format, AKAI S1000/S3000 data (with advanced Program parameter conversion); SoundFont 2.0, AIFF, and WAVE formats 

  • Editing: Time Stretch, Time Slice, Crossfade Loop, and other standard editing features. 

  • Effects

  • Insert Effects: 12, Stereo in / stereo out

  • Master Effects: 2, Stereo in / stereo out

  • Total Effects: 2, Stereo in / stereo out

  • Timbre EQ: High, low, and mid band

  • Effect Types: 185

  • Modulation: Dynamic Modulation and Common LFO

  • Effects Control Busses: Two stereo side chains

  • Effect Presets: 783, Maximum 32 per 1 effect (Preset User)

  • KARMA

  • KARMA Modules: One module in Program mode, four modules in Combination and Sequencer modes 

  • Generated Effects (GE): 2,048 presets, 1,536 Users (96 come Preload)

  • Controllers: On/Off, Latch, Chord, Assign, Module, Control, KARMA Realtime Control Sliders [1] – [8], KARMA Scene [1] – [8], KARMA Switches [1] – [8], KARMA Wave-Sequencing, GE Sub Category, Freeze Randomize, Time Signature Control, Tempo Synchronize, Auto RTC (Real Time Control) setup 

  • Sequencer/HDR

  • Tracks: 16-track MIDI sequencer + 16-track hard disk recorder + master track 

  • Number of Songs: 200 songs

  • Resolution: 1/480

  • Tempo: 40.00 – 300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution)

  • Maximum memory: 400,000 MIDI events or 300,000 audio events

  • MIDI Tracks: 16 tracks plus the master track 697 preset/100 user patterns (per song) 18 preset/16 user template songs 

  • Format: Korg (KRONOS, OASYS) format, SMF formats 0 and 1.

  • Audio Tracks: 16-track playback, 4-track simultaneous recording, WAV file format 16bit/24bit. 

  • Maximum single-file recording time (mono): 80 minutes

  • Automation: Volume, Pan, EQ, and Send1/2; 5,000 regions (max.), Event Anchors, BPM Adjust 

  • RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play and Record): 1 Pattern set per song

  • General

  • Disk Mode: Load, save, utility, audio CD burning, audio CD playback, data filer function (save/load MIDI System Exclusive data), CD-R/RW (UDF format read/write), ISO9660 Level 1. *6 *6 Need to use with External USB CD Drive, etc. 

  • Controllers: Vector joystick, joystick, ribbon controller, switches 1 & 2

  • Control Surface:

  • Control Assign Switches: Assigns the Control Surface to Timber/Track, Audio, External, Real-time Knobs/KARMA, or Tone Adjust.

  • Mixer Knobs Switch: Assigns the Mixer Knobs to either Channel Strip or Individual Pan, Reset Control Switch, Solo Switch, Knobs 1-8, Switches 1-8 (Upper Row),

  • Switches 1-8 (Lower Row), Sliders 1-8, Master Slider

  • KARMA Control: On/Off, Latch, Chord Assign, module Control 

  • Display: TouchView graphical user interface, 8 inch TFT, SVGA (800x600 dots), adjustable brightness 

  • Outputs: 

  • L/MONO, R: 1/4”

  • Balanced; 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)

  • Individual 1-4: 1/4”

  • Balanced; 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)

  • S/P DIF: Optical, 24-bit, IEC60958, EIAJCP-1201, 48 kHz, (the same signals as L/MONO, R)

  • USB-B: 24-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels (the same signals as L/MONO, R) 

  • Inputs: 

  • 1/4” Balanced; Input Impedance: 10 kΩ

  • Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu

  • Maximum Level: +16 dBu

  • Source Impedance: 600 Ω

  • S/N: 95 dB (Typical)

  • Dynamic Range: 95 dB (Typical)

  • Crosstalk: 95 dB (at 1 kHz, Typical) 

  • Control Inputs: Damper pedal (half damper supported), assignable switch, assignable pedal 

  • MIDI: In, Out, Thru

  • USB: USB A (TYPE A) x 2 (for connection to external USB devices) USB B (TYPE B) x 1 (MIDI/audio interface, MIDI:1(16ch) input /1(16ch) output, Audio:2channel input / 2channel output), 2 USB high-speed ports (supports 480Mbps) 

  • Disk Drives: 62 GB SSD (2.5”)

  • Power Consumption: 60W

  • Dimensions: (W x D x H): 73-key: 48.94” x 16.18” x 5.71”/ 1,243 x 411 x 145 mm 

  • Weight: 73-key: 44.75 lbs. / 20.3 kg

  • Accessories: AC cord, Quick Start Guide, Accessory DVD Disc 1, 2 (DVDs include KRONOS Operation Guide, Parameter Guide, and Voice Name List PDF files; Video Manual; KORG USB-MIDI Driver; System Restore Data, etc.) 

  • Principal Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-22kHz, +/-1.0dB, 10k Ohms load

  • THD+N: 20Hz-22kHz, 0.01%, 10k Ohms load (typical)

  • S/N: 95dB (typical)

  • Dynamic Range: 95dB (typical)

  • Crosstalk: 95dB, at 1kHz (typical)


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