Note: Watch at least the first 6 to 10 minutes to see an impressive live performance…especially if you like jazz drums and piano!
This video is long but worth it. Also, if you have decent headphones, wear them when you watch this to get the full effect. Unless you have really great PC speakers, they just won’t do justice here.
So just sit back, relax, and enjoy the video!
GB Admin Out!
If you use a keyboard/synth or other hardware in your music production process, like the Akai MPC for instance, and you have not seen the latest game changer from Korg, you need to check out this video!
This Workstation has seriously upped the stakes and anyone who is serious about their production should at least be aware of what it can do.
If you don’t play keyboard already, watch this video and you might want to start.
The Kronos Keyboard Workstation was unveiled in January 2011 at the NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, one of the largest music product trade shows in the world.
As the successor to the OASYS Synthesizer Workstation, Kronos has already won honors as the best workstation for 2011 at the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) Ceremony on April 7, 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany, beating out the Kurzweil PC3K8 followed by the Yamaha Motif XF as the first and second runner ups.
As for the rest, the vid speaks for itself.
I don’t gain anything by telling you this, but it is good information to know about for beat makers, artists, producers, etc…
So, If you watched the video in the last post about the Korg Kronos Music Workstation, you probably already understand the benefits offered by this unit.
But you might be thinking, that’s cool, but I make beats so why do i need a piano?
Or, you might just be thinking… how much?
Well, the latter question is easy. Kronos is expected to be available in May 2011 with a starting price of $3,750 USD for the 61 key version according to synthgear.com.
This might seem a little pricey to many, but some of the new capabilities of the Kronos Music Workstation are truly revolutionary which really helps to justify spending that kind of money in my opinion.
Just to say it again, Kronos is a game changer and the bar has been lifted once again by Korg.
Now to address the first possible question… I am a beat maker, so why do I need a piano?
Well, maybe you don’t, but then again, Kronos is not a piano, it is a fully loaded music production workstation.
Maybe in the first post on this topic, the video was more geared toward jazz and other genres, but don’t let the smooth taste fool you. You could crank out some serious beats with this thing too. Including, MPC style and more.
If you don’t believe it, just watch this promotional youtube video put out by KorgUSAVideos and hear what Jordan Rudess, Lyle Mays, Tom Coster, Adam Blackstone, Jae Deal and Korg’s own Rich Formidoni have to say about it, or rather “play” about it. (Just a poorly chosen play on words for you!)
P.S. If you don’t know who these guys are, just ask google… they got cred!)
GB Admin Out!
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