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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:48 am    Post subject: Why Kronos ? Reply with quote

Where does the name come from, any reason as to why it was chosen ?

I can suggest:

Korg Release Outstanding New Original Synthesizer
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Francois,

I asked the same question when I got to NAMM, "is Kronos an acronym for something?" And the answer was...

(brace yourself)






"No"
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the very first introductory video, towards the beginning, you can see on the synth, fairly clearly, not "Kronos," but "Chronos" (gotta love this sort of thing). Definitely not an acronym then. Probably chosen initially because it sounded cool. As you may know, "chronos" is the word for "time" in Greek. But then someone probably decided that Korg Kronos was cooler, and the change was made. Go figure...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: Why Kronos ? Reply with quote

Francois wrote:
Where does the name come from, any reason as to why it was chosen ?

I can suggest:

Korg Release Outstanding New Original Synthesizer



Kronos (Cronos) from Latin Kronos= God of Time
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CfNorENa wrote:
Korg Kronos


So long as it's KK and not KKK, I'm OK with that !

Yes, from my days of ancient Greek at school, I knew Χρόνος was the personification of time, but the idea of an acronym was more fun.

Still, somebody must have coined the word at some point during development.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the name Kronos. Very cool!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that comes from:
- the keyboard that try to get inside it the most famous korg synth engines (9 of it), like a "time traveler".
But maybe the answear is "No" Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say this exercise was done already!

Just re-read the over 98 pages long thread "Korg Kronos?" in the announcement section and you will find many many interpretations of the word KRONOS.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

orpheus2006 wrote:
I'd say this exercise was done already!Just re-read the over 98 pages long thread "Korg Kronos?"


forget it, orpheus

nowadays, people don't study their Classics anymore... Shame on you

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CfNorENa wrote:
In the very first introductory video, towards the beginning, you can see on the synth, fairly clearly, not "Kronos," but "Chronos" (gotta love this sort of thing). Definitely not an acronym then. Probably chosen initially because it sounded cool. As you may know, "chronos" is the word for "time" in Greek. But then someone probably decided that Korg Kronos was cooler, and the change was made. Go figure...




Mmmm, just like the Korg Komponent system or Korg Kaoss (which looks way cooler than Korg Chaos).


Edit: Not to mention Radias which is a word invented by Korg!! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chronos and Kronos are different guys in Greek Myth.

Here is a summary for your convinience:
Kronos = youngest of the first generation of Titans
Chronos = personification of time

There's more to learn from the Classics (= other thread!), as Ozy and I told you before.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ozy wrote:
forget it, orpheus

nowadays, people don't study their Classics anymore... Shame on you

No wonder the world is falling apart... Rolling Eyes


Professional classicist here (my text of Homer ->) Reading The Manual
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Why Kronos ? Reply with quote

macalister wrote:

Kronos (Cronos) from Latin Kronos= God of Time


Incorrect.

Chronos (with a "h"), in GREEK mythology, is the personification of time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronos


This is different than "Cronus" or "Kronos" the leader of the Titans.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cronus
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Why Kronos ? Reply with quote

Francois wrote:
Where does the name come from, any reason as to why it was chosen ?

Any word from KORG (Dan? Rich?) on the choice of the name of the new workstation?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ErOqYD-i3Q

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