Clicking keyboard problem of the Kronos

First of all:
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! :-) Have a great, inspired and musical 2012!

Now back to Kronos:
We know about the problem of the “double hammering” of the Korg Kronos, but there’s also another problem that sometimes shows up.

It’s the clicking of some keys when pressed:

I brought the Kronos (this is the 73 keys version) to our local musicdealer Lyana (Dutch) and he took the time to look at the problem.

It seemed that an aluminum strip was moved an got below a key:

The strip was put into place and now the problem seemed over (and it was). But.. now another key does the same thing (A3 key). The Kronos is still at the repaircenter. We’ll wait for the outcome.

So bottomline: this problem can be easily fixed (this is the conclusion for now)

Below some more pictures of the inner side of the Korg Kronos.

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Korg Kronos vs Yamaha Motif XF

Korg Kronos vs Yamaha Motif XF

I see many searches about a review betweet the Kronos and the Motif.
Korg and Yamaha are competitors to eachother like Apple vs Microsoft. One moment Yamaha is ahead of their competition the other moment Korg is.

Well, let’s put a few facts and specs next to eachother

Feature Motif Kronos
Tone Generator AWM2, with Expanded Articulation Synthesis Types: 9
SGX-1 Premium Piano (Acoustic Piano)
EP-1 MDS Electric Piano (Electric Piano)
HD-1 High Definition Synthesizer (PCM Virtual Memory Technology)
AL-1 Analog Synthesizer (Analog Modeling)
CX-3 Tonewheel Organ (Tonewheel Organ Modeling)
STR-1 Plucked String (Physical Modeling)
MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer (VPM Synthesis)
MS-20EX (CMT Analog Modeling)
PolysixEX (CMT Analog Modeling)
Polyphony 128 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
Wave rom 741 MB (when converted to
16-bit linear format),
3,977 waveforms
SGX-1 Premium piano: more than 4 GB in samples from SSD. 8 layers, choice of opening angle of the tail of the piano
314 MB (ROM 1,505 multisamples, 1388 drum samples)
Outputs OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
A/D INPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
DIGITAL OUT PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
IEEE1394 (available when the FW16E has been installed)
L/MONO, R: 1/4” Balanced; 170 ohms Stereo; 85 ohms Mono (L/MONO Only)
Individual 1-4: 1/4” Balanced; 170 ohms Stereo; 85 ohms Mono
USB-B: Audio Inputs 1 and 2
S/P DIF: Optical, 24-bit
USB-B: 24-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels
Damper pedal (half damper supported),
assignable switch,
assignable pedal
MIDI: In, Out, Thru
USB: USB A (TYPE A) x 2 (external USB devices)
2 USB high-speed ports (supports 480Mbps)

So as you can see, this new Kronos workstation is a game changer. With its new Solid State drive, a massive 4GB piano, a nice big touchscreen (Yamaha XF no touchscreen, come on ;) ) and of course as everyone by now knows: the 9 synth engines for a price that is around 450 dollars/euros higher than the XF.

Korg Kronos users – musicians

These are the musicians who worked on the sounds of the Korg Kornos:

– Jordan Rudess
– George Duke
– Russ Ferrante
– Lyle Mays
– George Duke
– Tom Coster
– Jeff Lorber
– Frank McComb
– John Novello

Soon there will be more musicians to follow who actually use the Kronos live, stay tuned!