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!