New Kronos?

Discussion in 'Korg Keyboards' started by Fred Coulter, Feb 19, 2016.

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Should Kronos owners start saving money for the Kronos replacement coming next year?

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  1. Fred Coulter

    Fred Coulter Collector of ancient keyboards

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    On a different forum, there's been some discussion that Korg will be releasing a replacement for the Kronos sometime next year. Given that no one has given the Kronos a run for the money yet -- and yet, I'm including the Montage in that statement -- and that apparently people are less interested in Workstations than other keyboards, I'm not sure I see Korg's motivations for spending a lot of R&D money on a product area that they're already dominating in.

    Or am I missing something?

    Is there any real evidence that there's going to be a Kronos Next Generation or Kronos Killer or something like that coming from Korg? Or is it just wishful thinking?
     
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  2. Fred Coulter

    happyrat1 Destroyer of Eardrums!!!

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    More likely they'll just release a "Kronos X3" or some other incremental upgrade rather than any sort of groundbreaking new machine.

    You're probably safe even buying a first generation machine.

    Then again personally I'd be leery of buying any keyboard with a totally ridiculous boot time of over two minutes.



    I mean Jeez Louise, if the thing were to crash during a performance the set would be finished before it rebooted :D :D :D

    Korg junkies may find that acceptable but I honestly can't take a keyboard seriously that takes 4X longer to boot up than my 6 year old netbook running Linux.

    Gary ;)
     
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  3. Fred Coulter

    Fred Coulter Collector of ancient keyboards

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    Quick trip to the bar to refill.

    (Or if you're early Genesis, a chance for Peter to tell another story.)
     
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    I own an original Kronos 73, and yes it takes about one and a half beers to boot up....and while it is awesome and I love to play and use it for recording I do not gig with it. I have a Roland VR-09 for playing live. Great sounds and 12....count'em 12 lbs! Sweet
     
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    Same here. Not optimal for giging but for me, the wait time is totally worth it!
     
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    (I'm on a KronosX)
     
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