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what synth is VERY different/complementary to Kronos?
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jeremykeys
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was planning on getting a King Korg but since it became apparent that my studio needed upgrading the new keyboard thing has taken a back seat. I haven't tried it a gigs yet but at my friends house whenever we have a serious jam (no cover songs, just making it up as you go) I've brought out my iPad. I just connect it to my old U20 and use that as a second synth. I have my system configured so that for some patches, using my Kronos as the center piece, I can drive Kronos sounds or my iPad.

It works pretty well. The only down side is that if I want to go to a different synth on the iPad, it takes a bit of time. I'm quite sure there is a faster workaround but I really haven't bothered trying to find one yet.

On the plus side, I have access to a lot of different synthesizers in a very small footprint.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once managed to control the ipad synths with the Kronos, this through the camera connection kit. Can't remember how now, though
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using an iRig Pro. It has midi and a Lightning connector. Makes it easy!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeremykeys wrote:
I sometimes think I'd like one of those new Hammonds since I do play a lot of organ stuff but I've got a 73 key Kronos. The weighted keys beat up my hands when I'm doing palm smears.


That's exactly what I did with my live rig. I have a Kronos 2-73 on the bottom and a Hammond XK-1c on top. The Kronos is such a well-rounded instrument that it covers all the bases I need for my band, but I personally prefer the sound of the XK to the CX-3 engine (which is no slouch by any means; just a Ford vs. Chevy sort of thing). I also need the waterfall keys so I don't hurt my hands.

In the studio, I add a Korg M3-61 and a Korg Triton Rack, along with a stable of VSTs. I had a second M3, which I just sold on Ebay. I'm in the market to replace it -- I have a naked keyboard tier in the studio, and that's just blasphemous -- but I'm not really sure which direction to go. My nostalgia is drawing me toward a Roland D-50, but I'm still considering options.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mambo, you realise this topic is 4 year old?

Fun thing is however, nothing has really changed since then.. well maybe the Roland System 8..

Altough, i think more and more people realise now the best way to expand the kronos is trough software...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MamboKeys wrote:
jeremykeys wrote:
I sometimes think I'd like one of those new Hammonds since I do play a lot of organ stuff but I've got a 73 key Kronos. The weighted keys beat up my hands when I'm doing palm smears.


That's exactly what I did with my live rig. I have a Kronos 2-73 on the bottom and a Hammond XK-1c on top. The Kronos is such a well-rounded instrument that it covers all the bases I need for my band, but I personally prefer the sound of the XK to the CX-3 engine (which is no slouch by any means; just a Ford vs. Chevy sort of thing).

I also need the waterfall keys so I don't hurt my hands.

ns.


I have the 88 Kronos. I do swipes , smears on the RH3 for my Hammond parts with zero problem.

I am careful , of course, but swipes, descending, are doable on RH3
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Joe Gerardi
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bachus wrote:
Fun thing is however, nothing has really changed since then.. well maybe the Roland System 8..


I think the new Waldorf Quantum might just fit the bill:

http://www.soundonsound.com/news/quantum-waldorfs-new-super-synth

..Joe
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