In conjunction with the release of the new Kronos, Korg will release KRONOS System Version 3.0 in early December 2014, available for all existing and future KRONOS and KRONOS X owners. The more feature-rich system as included in the new Kronos can be downloaded free of charge and allows nearly all the functionality* of the new KRONOS, including the ability to add in the new SGX-2 premium piano sound engine as featured in the new Kronos.
In addition, KORG is releasing the EXs19 KaPro Private Collection, a “best of” bank of KaPro sounds from many of the diverse KRONOS EXs libraries created over the years. It is offered as a free download for new KRONOS 2 customers and will be available to owners of the KRONOS and KRONOS X at a special introductory price of $49 (standard price is $99) through December 31, 2014. It can be downloaded from Korg.com/KronosSoundLibraries
* PCM data for the Berlin Piano, which will also be available for separate purchase, is expected to be released in late January (price TBD)
Since it was founded in 1963, Korg’s goal has been to create new experiences in music and performance. That was what drove the creation of Japan’s first disc-based rhythm machine, the Doncamatic, and then led to the development of Japan’s first synthesizer and the world’s first needle-type tuner, followed by numerous unique instruments that have brought the enjoyment of musical performance to many people around the world. More information may be obtained at http://www.korg.com/us/