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Kronos with adjustable angle screen
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KK
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jones wrote:
So does this logically suggest you could do a video out ?
to a touchscreen tablet or ...?

Nope, I'm simply using the existing hardware in the Kronos. The screen uses OMAP processors and dedicated ICs on Korg proprietary PCBs, which means it would be very complicated to adapt it to external devices.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats super cool!

Would u have a pic from the back side also?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAZZA3483 wrote:
That is how ALL Kronos Keyboards should have been manufactured


Exactly what I was thinking. This is an amazing mod that never should have had to be a mod!

I was fortunate to learn this system on the OASYS tilt screen. I don't know if I would have had the patience to accomplish as much, with Kronos at a flat angle. I tilt the whole keyboard, which is my poor man's way of achieving KK's functionality. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

okkopekka wrote:
Thats super cool!

Would u have a pic from the back side also?

Hi okkopekka and thanks for your interest. I did a little pic collage below about the back part and to explain partly what is there. As you can see on the top part of the pic below, the LCD screen is deeply secured in the Kronos 2 with an additional metal plate (which is NOT in the earlier models). On the back of the screen is a small PCB which connects to the LCD through a FFC (flat flexible cable) ribbon. These components are meant to stay hidden and thus very fragile and sensitive to ESDs, etc. So for my mod to be entirely safe and functional I added a protective plate made of very robust plastic, a new ground cable for the screen and its control PCB, etc.



The whole thing might not be very aesthetic if let's say I would be looking from the back (it's about as cute as looking at the back of a Moog Modular or MiniMoog), but the main point of my mod is entirely about making the Kronos a lot more practical to work with. Note that in a minor mod enhancement later, I could use black paint or covering material to make the back part more aesthetic. In any case, since at gigs I mainly play standing up, I don't plan to use/open the screen at angle while facing the public, so the Kronos will just look like any other regular one - which also was very important to me for this mod. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Conway wrote:
DAZZA3483 wrote:
That is how ALL Kronos Keyboards should have been manufactured


Exactly what I was thinking. This is an amazing mod that never should have had to be a mod!

I was fortunate to learn this system on the OASYS tilt screen. I don't know if I would have had the patience to accomplish as much, with Kronos at a flat angle. I tilt the whole keyboard, which is my poor man's way of achieving KK's functionality. Laughing

Hello Mike and thank you for your comments. I am really enjoying the Kronos now with the screen right in my face. As I mentioned earlier, it was a risky mod but my old body parts are now very happy with it. Laughing

No more head/neck/back aches and I feel even more connected now with the machine. It's more inviting to play and/or start extensive sessions creating/editing sounds/samples/etc or just looking at the screen controls while playing.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KK wrote:
jones wrote:
So does this logically suggest you could do a video out ?
to a touchscreen tablet or ...?

Nope, I'm simply using the existing hardware in the Kronos. The screen uses OMAP processors and dedicated ICs on Korg proprietary PCBs, which means it would be very complicated to adapt it to external devices.


Drat, so the only way would be to buy a second screen or , nah, not worth it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jones wrote:
Drat, so the only way would be to buy a second screen or , nah, not worth it.

Hi jones,

Some people like to work with the Kronos from a PC equipped with the Kronos editor freeware, as its contents on the screen looks quite a bit similar. Other editing freeware for the Kronos are also interesting, like Chrutil's AL-1 & Polysix editor.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new short demo video about it. Cop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO-aDkBYoik
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