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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What are the exact downsides of a 61 Kronos ? for the gig.

Very few actually - I guess if you are from a pianist background then 88 is most likely desired (I'm not)
If I'm really wanting more keys then in the past I have used a 76 MIDI controller and also, on occasions, my PA3x-76 as a controller.

So, very happy with my KK1-61 but as G.A.S. sets in Wink I would still like a KK2-76 S/W

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GregC wrote:
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Johnny Foster wrote:
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I'd purchase a 73/76 semi-weighted Kronos today.


Why not get the Kronos LS then ?

It's hands down the best keyboard I've owned to date ( so many, since 1982 )... The extra keys are wonderful, and it is so very responsive to touch...I don't miss the heavy-weighted keys one bit.

It's amazingly light and portable. After hauling a Kurzweil PC88 around for years at 53 lbs, this 30 lb. Kronos is a god-send.

It sounds fantastic, has all the features I'll ever need sonically, is an AMAZING MIDI controller for Mainstage 3 ( which I only carry because I have lots of soft-synth sounds I want for live in addition to the Kronos ) ; the Kronos LS will probably be the last keyboard I'll need or want until I wear it out physically...

Sidenote - Ironically, I started my career in 1982 on a Korg Poly 61, eventually went to a Korg M1, then eventually to a Korg Trinity V3, a Korg M3R, a Korg XD5R, and now after 35-plus years in the business...a new Kronos LS for Christmas 2017 !


Yeah, I hear ya, but the LS is just too damn long. Many of the stages I play are small and the LS would take up a bit too much stage real estate in addition to fitting in the back of my car. Plus the LS is actually 40 lbs, not 30. Glad you're happy with the LS though. For me a 73/76 semi-weighted would be perfect. Not holding my breath though.
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I read many posts on too heavy, too long, etc, etc

What are the exact downsides of a 61 Kronos ? for the gig.

IOW, not in theory. But in real life gigs.


I have the 61 key Kronos that I use live. There's simply not enough keys for most splits and most piano parts need more than 61 keys. At least that is my experience using the 61 key version. I midi it up to a PX-5S, but I'd much prefer using a single 73/76 board. My M3 was 73 keys, used it for years, loved the size, weight, perfect for most any keyboard parts that I played. But then came the Kronos and simply could not go back to the M3 because of the SST and, of course, the much better sound.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drama1 wrote:
GregC wrote:
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I read many posts on too heavy, too long, etc, etc

What are the exact downsides of a 61 Kronos ? for the gig.

IOW, not in theory. But in real life gigs.


I have the 61 key Kronos that I use live. There's simply not enough keys for most splits and most piano parts need more than 61 keys. At least that is my experience using the 61 key version. I midi it up to a PX-5S, but I'd much prefer using a single 73/76 board. My M3 was 73 keys, used it for years, loved the size, weight, perfect for most any keyboard parts that I played. But then came the Kronos and simply could not go back to the M3 because of the SST and, of course, the much better sound.[/quote]

I get that in theory. Are you a 1 man band or doing most of the backing instruments using Kronos ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. Play in a silly cover band, but play frequently.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nope. Play in a silly cover band, but play frequently.


Not picking on your preference.

Just seems that with some extra programming , the song can be split on 61 keys. And a keyboard player can advance to the next combi, for the next part, verse etc.

That extra work seems to take care of the more pressing problem of space and weight. Or maybe the weight and space of a large keyboard is not that big of a deal, after all. Maybe its more inconvenient or some extra work.

So you are not playing ELP or genesis. I haven't seen anyone explain where they frequently need more than 61 for several songs.

Given on what I see from audiences and other folks in the band, they are not technically demanding of perfection. especially if its your common bar gig
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