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New Kronos?/Korg NAMM Booth on Instagram Stories #3023917 01/16/20 06:00 AM
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This is Korg's current Instagram Story:


I mentioned this in the NAMM speculation thread as well, but at the tail end of the video, there are two Kronos-lookalikes with different coloring and end caps than I recall seeing before. Here are a few screenshots:

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Re: New Kronos?/Korg NAMM Booth on Instagram Stories [Re: Mighty Motif Max] #3023919 01/16/20 06:06 AM
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Just looks like a Platinum to me or another colour rehash... be cool if there was a new one though I doubt it..

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Originally Posted by theshinenz
Just looks like a Platinum to me or another colour rehash... be cool if there was a new one though I doubt it..

I thought they were Platinums too at first, but the Platinum models have black end cheeks and these have a light tan color. Like you said it could be just another color paint job though.


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Re: New Kronos?/Korg NAMM Booth on Instagram Stories [Re: Mighty Motif Max] #3023928 01/16/20 08:20 AM
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Platinum looks like cr*p, sorry to say.
I prefer the black colour with the wooden endcaps.
Doesn't look like a new Kronos, though, but a huge price drop might be interesting, say, oh, about 40% laugh

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Platinum, gold,white, champagne, lighter colors etc... works better than black with production stage lighting. Black just sucks light. Black clothes, black drums, it’s all counter productive. White drums rock.

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Originally Posted by CEB
Platinum, gold,white, champagne, lighter colors etc... works better than black with production stage lighting. Black just sucks light.

Exactly. The black-on-black Kronos design makes it unnecessarily more difficult to use. The buttons are especially bad, which are thin and butt right up against each other, further impeding your ability to make quick, precise selections.


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Re: New Kronos?/Korg NAMM Booth on Instagram Stories [Re: Mighty Motif Max] #3023979 01/16/20 04:43 PM
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I dig the platinum myself. Kinda has a Trinity vibe to it.


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Releasing a Kronos 3 on top of everything else they've already announced/leaked would be the definition of R&D biting off more than Marketing can chew.

But I'd be happy to be proven wrong. snax


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My question is where do they go with a Kronos 3?
All I can think of is more storage, more RAM, quicker processor.


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we have been speculating Kronos 3 for a few years. Long list of improvements requested over the past 2-3 years.

I would be surprised [ in a good way ] if Korg made a move like that.

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Originally Posted by ElmerJFudd
My question is where do they go with a Kronos 3?
All I can think of is more storage, more RAM, quicker processor.


So long as they move to a capacitive touch screen and overhaul the UI, I’m intrigued.


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I didn’t care for the “splash of red” Kronos but really like how they did Jordan Rudess’ custom paint job, which looks like the same pattern but in blue. I’m also partial to the original Kronos color.


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Originally Posted by ElmerJFudd
My question is where do they go with a Kronos 3?
All I can think of is more storage, more RAM, quicker processor.


Perhaps slash the price of the current Kronos, thus stealing the thunder from Roland's Fantom, in preparation for a release of the Kronos 3 next year ?

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Originally Posted by ElmerJFudd
My question is where do they go with a Kronos 3?
All I can think of is more storage, more RAM, quicker processor.


That’s easy to answer. More sound engines. More physical modeling, additive synthesis/resynthesis. Easy integration with other softsynth platforms.

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How about an idea for a new 10th engine:

Whatever vintage synth Behringer recreates, the new engine automatically loads it into the Kronos.

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Re: New Kronos?/Korg NAMM Booth on Instagram Stories [Re: GuiliClayder] #3024036 01/16/20 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by GuiliClayder
Originally Posted by ElmerJFudd
My question is where do they go with a Kronos 3?
All I can think of is more storage, more RAM, quicker processor.


Perhaps slash the price of the current Kronos, thus stealing the thunder from Roland's Fantom, in preparation for a release of the Kronos 3 next year ?


Interesting, the Kronos 2 61 is recently down to $2727.99. Makes it very hard to look at a Wave 2 for $2699.


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Well the NAMM show has been going on for a few hours now. Is Korg saying anything they haven’t already revealed?

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Originally Posted by Radagast
Well the NAMM show has been going on for a few hours now. Is Korg saying anything they haven’t already revealed?

Well, that interesting shiny keyboard I mentioned in the Nautilus thread but you already saw that. Rumor on GS is that the Kronos is just another color scheme.


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Originally Posted by ElmerJFudd
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Interesting, the Kronos 2 61 is recently down to $2727.99. Makes it very hard to look at a Wave 2 for $2699.


That does look like a competitive price move. The K2 73 and 88 US price at retail is holding firm.

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Originally Posted by Mighty Motif Max
Originally Posted by Radagast
Well the NAMM show has been going on for a few hours now. Is Korg saying anything they haven’t already revealed?

Well, that interesting shiny keyboard I mentioned in the Nautilus thread but you already saw that. Rumor on GS is that the Kronos is just another color scheme.


Thank you for following GS. Sometimes we can take a clue from Korg marketing. They put on a strong media press for their other new 2020 keyboard products.

Not seeing any marketing on Kronos 2.

If its a new color, they will have a product specialist do a video. Like the 2019 Kronos SE last NAMM.

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Additive with Fourier analysis would be interesting. An easy upgrade would be a faster, cooler processor that boots up in 1/4 the time.


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You can see the Kronos boards towards the middle of the latter half of this video:


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Yep, around the 7:00 mark.


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Okay. Unfortunately, @korgofficial on Instagram has confirmed that it’s just another color option. freak cry

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Still, I like that color better than any of the others. The light wood panels plus the platinum is nice. I do like the SE red splash too though.


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