Korg Forums Forum Index Korg Forums
A forum for Korg product users and musicians around the world.
Moderated Independently.
Owned by Irish Acts Recording Studio & hosted by KORG USA
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Decent keyboard controller for Kronos?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korg Forums Forum Index -> Korg Kronos
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mesmith



Joined: 23 Sep 2017
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:13 am    Post subject: Decent keyboard controller for Kronos? Reply with quote

Hi all,
I have a Kronos 73 and love it... except for the weighted keys when I'm playing organ/synth leads that are more suitable for a synth action keyboard. Short of buying another Kronos 61 I decided that I'd take a chance on a Roland A800 Pro. I figured that it would have similar action to my Jupiter 80 -- after all, it's a Roland! Unfortunately the keys are slightly smaller that full size and it's just not working out.

So, I'm in search of a 61 key synth action full size controller for my Kronos. I've looked at many of the controllers out there and the keys are mainly crap. I've pretty much concluded that such a controller doesn't exist. So I figured I'd just buy a used synth as a controller for my Kronos.

Surely I haven't been the first to deal with this. What suggestions do you guys have?

Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Derek Cook
Approved Merchant
Approved Merchant


Joined: 20 Jul 2014
Posts: 883
Location: Wales, UK

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Not sure if it would suit your particular organ technique, but I am a big fan of Yamaha semi-weighted keybeds. I have a Kronos X 61, which is very nice as my top tier keyboard, but prefer a 76 note controller for the bottom tier. So I recently replaced my EX5 with a Montage as I couldn't find a semi-weighted 76 note controller that I liked (and of course I get the Montage sounds as well as the Kronos).

So I would look out for a second hand Yamaha to try which has their semi-weighted action. DX7, SY77, EX5 or EX7, Motif.... Or I have heard that some Korgs shared the same keybed (like the M1, 01/W?)
_________________
Derek Cook - Java Developer



Follow kronos.factory development over at the kronos.factory Trello Board

My Echoes Music Website
My Carreg Ddu Music Website
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
geoelectro
Platinum Member


Joined: 14 Sep 2012
Posts: 821
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek Cook wrote:
Hi

Not sure if it would suit your particular organ technique, but I am a big fan of Yamaha semi-weighted keybeds. I have a Kronos X 61, which is very nice as my top tier keyboard, but prefer a 76 note controller for the bottom tier. So I recently replaced my EX5 with a Montage as I couldn't find a semi-weighted 76 note controller that I liked (and of course I get the Montage sounds as well as the Kronos).

So I would look out for a second hand Yamaha to try which has their semi-weighted action. DX7, SY77, EX5 or EX7, Motif.... Or I have heard that some Korgs shared the same keybed (like the M1, 01/W?)

Yamaha:
DX7,DX7IIFD,DX5,EX5,EX7,KX76,SY77,SY99,PF10/15(w/MIDI KIT)
Motif6, 7, ES6, ES7 and many organs.
Korg: M1, T1, 01/W, Wavestation, Trinity, Triton, Triton pro, Triton Extreme, Z1.
The keyboard in these models is one of the best, more robust keyboards ever built. They used metal, serviceable key contacts that just don't wear out. A nice feel that is very responsive.

Competition of cheaper keyboards finally stopped Yamaha from making them.

Geo
_________________
Kronos 61 : 3GB RAM 120GB 2nd Drv.
Kronos 2 61
N.I. Komplete 7, Omnisphere 2, VB-3.
HP i7 8GB Win 10
Yamaha P-80 Weighted Keyboard. NanoPad2
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korg Forums Forum Index -> Korg Kronos All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group