Korg Triton sounds for Korg Kronos!

Hope you don’t mind for publishing this great release of you, Loren! Thank you so much!

Check this out Kronos enthusiasts:


“Hello my friends,

I would like to thanks the Great Korg Team for them released of such great instruments like the KRONOS.

Severals month ago, korg released a great bank of patch for the KROME workstation, “THE BEST OF TRITON”, this great programs wasn’t available for the KRONOS… so i decided to start to convert all of them to KRONOS Format, it tools me 2 months of works!!!! and several hours without sleeping!!!

THE BEST OF TRITON IS COPYRIGHT BY KORG, so i didn’t made any change to the set of patches, they sound exactly the same..(2 of them differ because the kronos has some missing waves).

Of course THE BEST OF TRITON FOR KRONOS IS FREE!!!
Enjoy!!! the bank is in USER-GG

Chers and enjoy your KRONOS!!!!
Thanks Again to the Great Korg Team…
Loren

here is the link for download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3o82dbxqsxb86y0/BEST%20OF%20TRITON%20KRONOS.zip :)”

Source: Korg Forums

Kronos remote app for iPad coming?

Hi guys,

perhaps you’ve seen it already, but this is (probably) coming soon:

korg-kronos-ipad-remote-app

see a video here on the developer’s Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=716351601722811&set=o.1405913052981903&type=2&theater

This might be handy for people who want a bigger screen or can’t access their screen properly of their Kronos (eg. when you have another synth on top of it).
Also to me it would be nice, since the iPad screen is much more touch friendly than the Kronos screen. Let’s wait and see…

K-Sounds Releases Epic Grand for Korg Kronos and Kronos X

kronos-epic-grandK-Sounds presents Epic Grand for the Korg Kronos and Kronos X, featuring detailed stereo samples of a Japanese grand piano.

Epic Grand was designed with quality in mind. The samples were recorded and edited at 176.4kHz, 24 / 32 bits, then converted to Kronos-compatible specifications for the final product. A close mic position was used, creating an up-front, studio sound. The stereo image is wide, centered, and mono-compatible. Every note has a generous, natural-sounding sustain.

Epic Grand offers eight sampled dynamic layers plus damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noise samples, and multi-dynamic damper noise samples. All samples are unlooped, lasting up to twenty seconds.

Epic Grand’s damper resonance samples are true recordings of the sympathetic string resonance heard when notes are played with the damper pedal down. Sampling the actual resonance of a real piano provides authenticity that surpasses digital effects and convolution. This resonance is presented as an independent component of the instrument, allowing it to respond to the sustain pedal in real time. Users can adjust its volume or disable it altogether.

In addition to a variety of programs, five layer / split combinations are provided. Each one blends the piano with multiple instruments that can be independently activated and disabled during a performance. A keyboardist could begin by playing solo piano, add strings, add electric piano, and then return to solo piano – all without causing a break in the sound! Taking this concept further, additional combinations focused on solo piano allow users to independently add or subtract damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noises, and damper noises.

Epic Grand is designed to be incredibly playable. It was constantly played during its development to ensure that it responds dynamically and musically.

Features:

  • Close-miked, unlooped samples up to 20 seconds long.
  • Eight sampled dynamic layers.
  • True sampled damper resonance with real-time sustain pedal response.
  • Release resonance samples.
  • Hammer noise samples.
  • Damper noise samples triggered by the sustain pedal.
  • Big “studio” sound with modest system requirements.
  • Wide stereo image.
  • Mono-compatible.
  • Custom programs and combinations provided.
  • Designed to be incredibly playable.

Epic Grand is available now. For more information, visit K-Sounds at ksounds.com.

Korg just released a free new Organ bank for Kronos

korg-kronos-krs06-bonus-organ-bankKorg just released a brand new FREE bank of KRS06 sounds for Kronos/Kronos X users!

— On the Korg website: —
To celebrate the updated CX-3 in KRONOS software version 2.1, we asked some of our favorite organ players to collaborate with us on a new set of sounds. The result is KRS-06: CX-3 Signature Sounds, a bank of 128 EXi Programs which deliver the distinctive timbres of these acclaimed artists and take full advantage of the new CX-3 features. KRS-06 is available free of charge to all KRONOS users.

Check it out here (you need to scroll on that page to find it, search for KRS06): http://www.korg.com/kronosSoundLibraries

Korg Kronos OS 2.1.1 released

korg-kronosFrom Korg, sent on december 2nd::

Dear KRONOS user,

We’ve just released a new software update for the KRONOS: version 2.1.1. This update fixes a problem introduced in version 2.1 in which note-offs from any MIDI channel were erroneously duplicated on the Global channel. Also included are fixes for a couple of older issues.

Version 2.1.1 also includes all of the new features from version 2.1:

Here’s the lineup:

* KRONOS software version 2.1
* KRONOS Editor version 2.1
* Updated factory sounds
* KRS-06 CX-3 Signature Sounds
* KRONOS Sub-System Firmware Version 6.04
More details below!

* KRONOS software version 2.1

KRONOS software version 2.1 adds several new features, including a newly improved CX-3 engine plus three new features tailored for live performance: real-time indication of the Rotary Speaker speed in all performance modes, a polyphony-saving option for Timbre/Track Mute, and the ability to assign external MIDI CCs (from a pedal controller, for instance) to a number of special functions. For more information, please see the updated PDF manuals and the onboard Help system.

In addition to these new features, the update includes various improvements and resolutions to specific operational issues. For more information, please see the Release Notes.

We recommend that all KRONOS and KRONOS X users update to version 2.1.0. This update may be installed on any KRONOS, regardless of the currently installed system version; it is not necessary to install intermediate upgrades first.

* KRONOS Editor version 2.1

This new version of the Editor supports (and requires) KRONOS software version 2.1.0, including the new CX-3 features and the Global Mute Mode parameter. It also adds Overview/Page Jump functionality: clicking on most of the graphics on the Program Play Main page, such as filters, LFOs, or envelopes, will jump to the appropriate page of parameters, similar to the KRONOS’s Play Page. In addition to these new features, the update includes various improvements and resolutions to specific operational issues.

* Updated factory sounds

To accompany KRONOS software version 2.1, we’ve released a new version of the factory sounds: PRELOAD_V2.PCG. This includes updated CX-3 Programs in banks I-A and U-C, which take advantage of the new CX-3 features in KRONOS system version 2.1.

* KRS-06: CX-3 Signature Sounds

To celebrate the updated CX-3, we asked some of our favorite organ players to collaborate with us on a new set of sounds. The result is KRS-06: CX-3 Signature Sounds, a bank of 128 EXi Programs which deliver the distinctive timbres of these acclaimed artists and take full advantage of the new CX-3 features.

* KRONOS Sub-System Firmware Version 6.04

This update to the KRONOS low-level sub-system improves communication with USB 3.0 ports on Windows computers and improves the startup screen. It also includes various other improvements. Updater applications are provided for Mac OS X and Windows. We recommend that all KRONOS and KRONOS X users perform this update.

If you haven’t updated yet, you’ll enjoy the improved CX-3 engine and three new features tailored for live performance: real-time indication of the Rotary Speaker speed in all performance modes, a polyphony-saving option for Timbre/Track Mute, and the ability to assign external MIDI CCs (from a pedal controller, for instance) to a number of special functions. For more information, please see the updated PDF manuals and the onboard Help system.

Version 2.1.1 is free for all registered users, and available for download from http://www.korg.com/kronos/Support in the “Operating System” section.

Best regards,

KORG

Win: Korg Kronos Studio Makeover

Hi guys,

I saw a nice online competition by Korg: http://www.korg.com/KronosXStudioMakeover

korg kronos studio makeover competitionToo bad it’s only for US residents (like all the Korg.com competitions), because I really wanted to enter this competition. My studio really needs an update, especially regarding the secondary gear: like my mixer, recording gear, cables, mics and furniture.

And… best of all: If I would win the Korg Kronos Studio Makeover competition main prize, there would be 2 winners, because I would give away my own shiny Korg Kronos 73 keys to a Kronoshaven user. :)

But hey, let’s just wish all the US competition participants good luck and let us know how your studio looks like before and after winning :)

Cool Korg Kronos demo

I’ve seen this guy before. He was demonstrating the King Korg (which is also a cool Korg synth btw). And I just stumbled upon this demo of the Kronos. Not bad, actually it’s very good, because he demonstrates the Kronos by playing some well-known, popular songs.

Chek it out:

 

Loading Yamaha DX-7 patches into your Kronos

YamahaDX7Wouldn’t it be nice to load the classic Yamaha DX-7 patches into your Kronos? Well you can and here’s how (source: the Kronos Parameter Guide):

Loading DX sounds 

Overview 
The MOD‐7 can load sounds created for the vintage DX7. There are thousands of these sounds available on the internet, providing a massive pre‐existing library of timbres (in addition to the many sounds created exclusively for the MOD‐7!). Try searching for “DX7 SysEx download.”
Once loaded, you can bring these vintage sounds up to date using all of the MOD‐7’s unique features, layer them with other EXi, and process them with KARMA and the KRONOS effects.
The conversion works by reading .SYX format System Exclusive files. This format is supported by programs on all major computer operating systems.

Supported file types 

In order to load a file, it must meet the following requirements:
• The file must contain a complete bank of 32 DX7 sounds. Files with only a single sound cannot be loaded.
• The file may contain multiple System Exclusive messages, but only if the main DX7 bank dump is the first of these messages. All subsequent messages in the file will be ignored.
Note: some instruments, such as the DX7II, may transmit multiple System Exclusive messages when doing their program data dump, with the main DX7 bank dump coming last. If this set of messages is stored into a single .SYX file, the KRONOS will not be able to load the file.
• The System Exclusive must be in the original, first‐ generation DX7 format, which was supported by all of the classic 6‐operator FM synths as well as the DX9. System Exclusive files from later‐generation FM instruments, such as 4‐operator “baby DX” synths and the TX81Z, SY77, etc., cannot be loaded.

Loading a single bank of DX7 sounds 

To load a bank of DX7 sounds:
1. Transfer the DX7 .SYX file to KRONOS‐readable media, such as a USB flash drive.
2. Connect the media to the KRONOS.
3. Press the front‐panel DISK button to enter Disk mode.
4. Go to the Load page.
5. In the Drive Select parameter, select the media from step 2, above.
6. Select the DX7 .SYX file.
7. Press the LOAD button.
A dialog box will appear, allowing you to select a bank into which to load the sounds. Since DX7 banks contain 32 sounds, while a KRONOS bank contains 128, you can also select where to place the DX7 sounds within the KRONOS bank: into Programs 0‐31, 32‐63, 64‐95, or 96‐127.
8. Select the bank and Program range into which to load the sounds.
Important: If you select an HD‐1 bank, it will be changed to an EXi bank, and all of the banks’s HD‐1 Programs will be erased.
9. Press OK to load the sounds.
The sounds will be loaded into the KRONOS as MOD‐ 7 Programs.

Loading multiple banks of DX7 sounds 

If you like, you can load multiple .SYX files at once. To do so:
1. Follow steps 1 through 4 under “Loading a single bank of DX7 sounds,” above.
2. Enable the Multiple Select check‐box.
3. Select the desired DX7 .SYX files.
4. Press the LOAD button.
An “Are you sure?” dialog will appear.
5. Press OK.
6. For each .SYX file, select the bank and Program range to load into.
For more information, see steps 8 and 9 under “Loading a single bank of DX7 sounds,” above.

Error messages 

If the KRONOS can’t read the file, it will show one of two error messages:
There is no readable data will appear if the file is shorter than 4104 bytes, or if the SysEx header indicates something other than DX7 Program Bank format.
File contains unsupported data will appear if the header is correct, but the data is damaged; for instance, if the fileʹs checksum doesnʹt match, or if the trailing F7 is missing.

Velocity response 

Converted sounds will respond to MIDI velocity in the same way as did the original instruments. In other words, if you play both the original and converted sounds from an external MIDI controller, they should sound the same.
However, the local keyboards on some of the original DX instruments were not capable of producing very high velocities; instead, they might max out around 105 or so. The KRONOS’s keyboard, on the other hand, can produce velocities over the full MIDI range, up to 127.
This means that some sounds may be brighter when played from the KRONOS’s keyboard, as compared to the original instrument’s keyboard. If you like, you can use the Brightness Vel. Sens. parameter to reduce the velocity sensitivity to taste.

Where to find DX-7 patches?

Here you can find 200.000 patches :)
http://korgpatches.com/patches/kronos/dx7_200k_collection