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enigmahack
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a simple man with simple requests:

1 - Automatically link Combi's/Programs/Sequences/Drum Patterns/etc... as objects so you can load dependencies instead of requiring entire banks. Kurzweil has been doing this since the 1990's. I want to be able to select a Combi, and it loads EVERYTHING it needs automatically to make it work.

Programmatically, it can be done very easily using a hash for each dependent object. Store the hash in the header of a file making it easy to find and reference.

2 - Better IFX regarding distortions, amp/cabinet emulations, etc. My 20+ year old POD sounds better than what's in the Kronos right now.

3 - 64 bit. Duh.

4 - A PC interface that turns the Kronos into a VST instrument. I'd love to be able to program the Kronos from my PC and control it as though it were a VST (And stop trying to do this via SYSEX - It's slow and doesn't work. There's a USB BUS available! Hell, even a network connection would provide a better experience)

5 - WIFI integration, see above.

6 - If Korg allowed you to run a VST (Call it a "User VST Block") that users can copy a VST into memory and run a single VST at a time, that would be amazing.

7 - HDMI out for a proper UI that supports mouse/keyboard. We can eliminate the need for a PC-style VST if there's a proper built-in UI that you can control more like a PC.

8 - Like many have mentioned, better file management. I manage everything on my Kronos via FTP but not everyone is as comfortable cutting a hole in the bottom and running a network cable to a router to do this.

9 - Get rid of HD-1 banks and EXi banks and just have BANKS. Period.

10 - MORE PROGRAM LOCATIONS!

(I'm trying not to repeat what was mentioned already in the thread but some things are common complaints I get from users while working on the Kronos)

11 - MP3 support for samples would go a long way.

12 - BETTER SAMPLE MANAGEMENT. This whole idea that samples are completely independent from programs, linking between files, and samples requiring a specific file location for the loading script to function properly is ridiculous. If you change a folder name, you break samples too easily. Treat samples like objects like I've mentioned above, the same methods could easily apply.

There are more but those are the biggest headaches I hear from my clients whom I support on the Kronos.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots more RAM
Lots more User Banks (Program/Combi)
Transferable Sound Library License to New Kronos 3
Automatic transfer of Sound Library License to ALL of my Kronos (I have 3!)
OS64
Better user interface and easier sample and file management
Use of Kronos as Asio Audio interface
More of physical modelling
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last Korg driver is just a "plaisanterie" ! I won't use it anymore.~~~~~~

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know a piano roll editor was already mentioned. But how about a grid-style pattern editor for creating drum patterns?

I've got DM-1 on my iPad; I wonder how hard it would be to get it to export a midi sequence and import it in. That would be like what I'm asking for, except without the fiddly bits of importing. (Apparently there's a step sequencer in Logic Pro X that I have but haven't tried yet as well.)

Oh, and even more basic: The existing loop recording of patterns could maybe benefit from a variable amount of swing on the quantization?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightbringer wrote:
How about some kind of consolidated modulations view. It doesn't even have to be editable (although that would be a plus). One thing I find about the Kronos is that the AMS modulations are scattered all over the place, across many tabs. It would be nice to be able to see them all in one place so you can tell what is affecting what.


YES!! I don't know how many times I've hit the joystick, ribbon, etc. and wondered how they made it have this particular effect on a sound, or How Do I Turn That Off, It's Messing With Me. If a single page report just showed all the destinations for each AMS source, it'd go *so* much quicker.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pads...

Actually having some pads on the Kronos would be great, of course, but I don't think this thread is about new hardware additions.

Irish Acts has a video on youtube, "KRONOS Pads + AKAI MPD32", without which I would not have considered the idea of putting the pads on non-velocity sensitive switches. But it actually looks like it could be useful.

How about making it possible to use 8 of the switches In Tone Adjust or EXT mode as pad buttons? (i.e. add pad 1 - pad 8 as possible destinations for tone adjust buttons.)

Baring that, at least a way to access the pads from Set List mode (other than "edit program/combi/seq"). Certainly let me know if this is there and I've missed it.

I would love to see a version of the nanopad with only 8 pads, no x/y pad, small enough to mount somewhere on a Kronos 61. The nanopad2 I have now doesn't sit well anywhere.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The possibility to play any midifile backward.
And any audio trackcreated too.

Simple, cheap but very useful
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevewahl wrote:
Pads...


I would love to see a version of the nanopad with only 8 pads, no x/y pad, small enough to mount somewhere on a Kronos 61. The nanopad2 I have now doesn't sit well anywhere.


I have successfully used the Nano2 for several years on my K88

The nano sits on a piece of cabinet fabric [ shelf liner] just above the 8 dials.
[ no tape needed].

The fabric adheres nicely to the surface and the nano does not move around.
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