KRONOS Sound Libraries
Announcing new custom Sound Libraries for the Korg Kronos, designed to take each of the nine sound engines to unheard-of heights.
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The Kronos Sound Libraries are volumes of additional sounds created specifically for the next-generation Kronos Music Workstation; the single instrument that brings together nine sound engines ranging from the past to the future.
Korg will be offering two types of Kronos Sound Libraries. The EXs Expansion Sample Series*1
take advantage of Kronos’ built-in SSD, providing large amounts of PCM data. The KRS Professional Sound Series
were created by pro musicians and programmers who are intimately familiar with each of the Kronos sound engines. These libraries contain skillfully crafted programs, combinations, and drum patterns with infectious grooves*2
, all designed to maximize the nine sound engines that power the Kronos.
The Kronos Sound Libraries will be available worldwide for download purchase at Korg.com, with localized language support for different countries*3
. The first releases will appear in mid-October.
Check back at Korg.com for the latest information!
EXs Expansion Sample Series:
Expansion libraries containing PCM Samples, Program, and Drumkit data*2
. Functionality-restricted demo versions can be downloaded for evaluation; purchasing an authorization code removes the restrictions.
KRS Professional Sound Series:
Libraries for assisting sound design and song production, containing Program, Combination, and Song data*2
. These libraries are purchased at the time of downloading.
*1: In order to use EXs Expansion Samples, you'll need to update to KRONOS System Version 1.5 (now available at korg.com/Kronos/support).
For details, go to http://www.korg.com/kronos or the website of your country’s KORG distributor.
*2: Contents may differ between libraries. For details, refer to the lineup details below.
*3: Initially, only English and Japanese languages will be supported.
Additional discounts on KRONOS Sound Libraries are planned for OASYS users who purchased the OASYS Sound Libraries. Details will be announced later on www.korg.com/kronos
or the website of your country’s KORG distributor.
KRONOS Sound Library Lineup
EXs Expansion Sample Series
Content: Approximately 650 MB of PCM samples, 16 Programs, 4 Drumkits
KRS Professional Sound Series
Drummer Ricky Lawson is a founding member of The Yellowjackets, and is known for his playing with internationally-famous artists and groups. In addition to Ricky’s drumkits, this collection includes numerous variations of snare drum, providing the exact sounds of his playing. Also included are ambient sounds that add realism and depth, delivering a studio-quality sample set that covers a wide range of genres from pop to many other styles.
Check back with us for news about these upcoming EXs Expansion Sample Series Libraries
EXs11 Legendary Strings
EXs12 SGX-1 Austrian Piano
EXs13 Jazz Drums Expansion Kit
Contents: 200 Patterns, 8 Songs
David "Fingers" Haynes is famous as the master of finger drumming. This set includes 200 realistic drum patterns that – unbelievably – he played with his fingers. His grooves are famous from his appearance with top-rated musicians, and are now available as performance-ready backing for your own songs using the Kronos’ RPPR function*4 or Drum Track function.
Contents: 128 Programs
This library digs deep into the two complex sound engines whose possibilities have never been exhausted. Created mainly by the legendary sound programmer Katsunori Ujiie, this collection of sounds for the STR-1 and MOD-7 is destined to become a new standard. Classic electric pianos and basses from the MOD-7 and unprecedentedly new synth sounds from the STR-1 reflect his deep sound design talents and skill. Enrich your songs with wondrous sounds reflecting a strange realism.
Contents: 128 Programs, 120 Patterns, 3 Songs
This is a collection of the "electro sounds" that in recent years have been appearing in a wide range of styles including pop, R&B, and hip-hop. The simple synth sounds valued in electro house and dubstep are also included. In addition, you receive a deep collection of phrase patterns, sure to stimulate your songwriting ideas.
Contents: 128 Combinations
Check back with us for news about this upcoming KRS Professional Sound Series Library KRS-05 Ensemble Combinations
*4: RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) function:
Created by some of the best sound designers available, this collection focuses on realtime live performance, providing a great set of split and layer combinations that concentrate on in-demand keyboard sounds such as gorgeous pianos, electric pianos, clavs, and organs. The splits are ideal for solo performances or for backing a vocalist and the layers are the perfect rich accompaniment for ballads.
This is a function built into the Kronos that lets phrases (patterns) be assigned to individual keys, and the pattern data to be played in realtime simply by pressing the assigned key.
KARO Sound Libraries
KARO Sound Development is a German company that produces and sells sound libraries for the OASYS and the M3, and they plan to sell dedicated sound libraries for the Kronos as well. These too will be available for downloadpurchase from Korg.com.
Check back with us for news about these upcoming KARO Sound Libraries for Kronos.
EXs Expansion Sample Series*5
KRS Professional Sound Series
*5: In order to use EXs Expansion Samples, you'll need to update to KRONOS System Version 1.5 (now available at korg.com/Kronos/support).
For details, go to www.korg.com/kronos or the website of your country’s KORG distributor.
Contact Information for KARO Libraries, please contact at;
KARO Sound Development
Kurt Ader & Oliver Rehn
Wallstadter Strasse 64
* Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.