Korg holds Kronos All-Access Parties across the country

(ShackMan | Posted 2011-03-31)

Korg holds Kronos All-Access Parties across the country

For some of you, much like me, getting your hands on the Korg KRONOS isn't going to be the easiest thing. Not every band-instrument-rental store will be getting one in stock, and even the higher end music stores are likely going to be ordering them on case by case basis, but Korg has a way around that...if you can get to one of the following locations on the scheduled days. There will be a live demonstration complete with door prizes, drawings, performances, and best of all, time to get your hands on the OASYS-killer yourself. You can even pre-order one, and Korg will send a free gift with your purchase, although they're silent on what the free gift actually is for now. Here are the dates and places to be:

  • April 6th - Washington Music - Wheaton, MD
  • April 7th - Sam Ash Music - New York City, NY
  • April 21st - Alto Music - Middletown, NY
  • April 21st - Bellevue American Music - Bellevue, WA
  • April 27th - Bananas at Large - San Rafael, GA
  • May 4th - Ken Stanton Music - Marietta, GA
  • May 5th - Corner Music - Nashville, TN
  • May 12th - Cascio Music - New Berlin, WI
  • May 26th - Sam Ash Music - Miami Lakes, FL

Each event is one-night only, includes free t-shirts for the first 20 guests who arrive, and a drawing for a Korg Sound-on-Sound unlimited track handheld recorder. There may be other offers specific to location that are as yet unannounced.

For those of you who may have missed it, or who haven't taken a trip to any of the forums for a few months or so, Korg's KRONOS is a gigantic step past their previous flagship, the OASYS. Its specs are a head and shoulders above just about every other synth workstation out there, and at a $3,000 - $3,800 price point (61, 73, and 88 key models), it's also some serious bang-for-your-buck competition (check full specs in my preview). With 9 sound engines and enough DSP horsepower to run a few of them at the same time, the KRONOS is looking to keep Korg's hold on the title of Workstation King, a title many would argue it's held since the release of the M1.

James Rushin is a bassist, keyboardist, writer, and composer living and working in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He has performed with Selmer artist Tim Price, Curtis Johnson, guitarists Ken Karsh and Joe Negri. His compositions have been featured at West Virginia University and Valley Forge Christian College. He has worked with legendary playwright Frank Gagliano's, is currently composing for the new original musical “Off with Her Maidenhead!” and recently became the youngest Soupbone.

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