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Something new from Korg at NAMM 2011? Korg Kronos! Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 27th June 2011
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I happen to like the idea of a polyphonic MS-20 emulator with around 100 note polyphony.
Ok, but you can get it without Kronos (minus the extra modulation sources/destinations). And even if you couldn't get it anymore, the fact is that plugin has been around FOREVER...so I would rather Korg make 5 BOMB new synth engines that sound even better than Radias...now THAT would be worth 3k.

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I can't see how anyone would think the Virus isn't any more "played out" than a KORG synth.
Its usually hip hop preset junkies that say Korg sounds are played out. They dont really program, they just use presets. If a keyboard has been around for a long time, chances are the presets are played out. Thing is, Korg actually gives you the freedom to program from scratch in true DSP. Same with the Virus. Your sounds are only limited by your imagination...so if you can't make something that sounds "fresh" to "you", its not the synth...

Give me any hardware synth, and i'll make a sound that I like...
Old 28th June 2011
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I was pretty much dead set against one of these at its debut BUT I'm now in the late stages of convincing myself against it. That never goes well... Especially when my nearly 10 year old Triton Pro X has been sucked dry of its resources and sonic mojo in a decade of scores, jingles, albums, etc..

Even though I have a full studio and Mac Pro of other options I always tend to use the Triton for goto sounds. I just know the thing so well and its the only 88 key synth in my arsenal. I don't need a Kronos 88 but I bet I'll end up caving by early 2012 when the 2nd run of Kronos start shipping.

Sigh....
Old 28th June 2011
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Ok, but you can get it without Kronos (minus the extra modulation sources/destinations).
But I want Kronos. And right now, my music PC isn't happy. Old, underpowered, latency encumbered, so my one softie is waiting to be installed on my landlord's Mac. And I can't install Kronos on anything.

But here's to the power of the Virus. And Kronos. And Radias, and... heck, hundreds of other synths, from analog through rompler and VA to softsynth. I want them all.

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I don't need a Kronos 88 but I bet I'll end up caving by early 2012 when the 2nd run of Kronos start shipping.

Sigh....
It's a heavy burden, wanting about the best thing out there, I agree. Lord knows when I'll have $3700...
Old 28th June 2011
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my one softie is waiting to be installed on my landlord's Mac.
Is that the CS-80V ? heh
Old 29th June 2011
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Uhm... not telling. But I will admit that with my toys, I have made a few nice CS-80-ish patches.

I haven't even been near a real one for 20 some odd years now. I'm hoping to chase one down sometime - surely there's one in playable shape in the KC area I could rent some time on someday.
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