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  • I probably will be pretty happy with the manual

    My PhD adviser was a fan of short but dense (mathematically) dissertations. He was director of graduate studies for EE at SUNY Buffalo when I was his student and had a funny document he called "The art of writing thick dissertations" that listed all the tricks he had seen grad students use to make their dissertations look hefty. Manuals are different though - lots of info is good to have. I am sure there will be lots of discussion on forums too.

    I will have to see if I can locate the Keyboard article. I subscribe to EM and follow a couple of forums for music stuff.
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    • Hi Gribs

      These may interest you too:

      https://www.media.mit.edu/resenv/classes/MAS963/history/korg1.html
      https://www.media.mit.edu/resenv/classes/MAS963/history/korg2.html
      https://www.media.mit.edu/resenv/classes/MAS963/history/korg3.html

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      • "Ahem".

        I may be pre-ordering a Kronos 88 very soon.
        Do we know when the Nova/Sweetwater pre-order deals dry up?

        Thanks!

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        • You gotta wonder why Korg didn't use the much more powerful Intel i3-330UM mobile processor. The specs of of Kronos would easily double, and probably triple. Extra cost of the chip is around $50, and all other PC-related components like motherboard and RAM are "off the shelf" and would not significantly change Korg's manufacturing cost. The i3, like the ATOM is a mobile CPU made for low power, low heat, and small form factor.

          Seems to me like they'll just drop in the i3-330UM in 2-3 years and call it the Kornos 2 for no additional cost!

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          • Was that CPU available 2 or 3 years ago when Kronos was (most likely) conceived? There's your answer.
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            • You gotta wonder why Korg didn't use the much more powerful Intel i3-330UM mobile processor. The specs of of Kronos would easily double, and probably triple. Extra cost of the chip is around $50

              evildragon's response makes sense. But also, if it costs Korg $50 more, by the time it is marked up all along the line, it could easily add $150 to the price. And then the question would be, for what? Which specs would double or triple, and would they actually matter? I mean, for example, do you feel that the current amount of polyphony is too little?

              The related question is, how would it impact sales? How many more would they sell for being able to offer, for example, higher polyphony, versus how many sales would they lose because the street price is $150 higher? Or to put it differently, I haven't seen anyone say "I'd buy one, if only it offered more polyphony." If something adds to the cost, but won't result in any additional units being sold, it would be a questionable business decision. I'm not sure which current specs, if doubled or tripled, would necessarily translate into more units sold.

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              • Was that CPU available 2 or 3 years ago when Kronos was (most likely) conceived? There's your answer.


                No, but neither were dual core ATOM processors. Both processors have been out less than a year. There's YOUR answer.

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                • *Yawn!*

                  So far from the demos, another sampled piano sound and a few funky bits. Great if you want to sound like Herbie Hancock. Helps if you can play like Herbie, too.
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                  • evildragon's response makes sense. But also, if it costs Korg $50 more, by the time it is marked up all along the line, it could easily add $150 to the price. And then the question would be, for what? Which specs would double or triple, and would they actually matter? I mean, for example, do you feel that the current amount of polyphony is too little?


                    Double the processor power equals double the polyphony and double the effects (roughly). I think there were some people on here complaining not too long ago about how each channel in the sequencer does not retain it's effects from single/combi mode. More processor power would bring that even closer to reality.
                    It's Korg's choice if they'd wish to push that extra cost onto the dealer/consumer. It's true that a more powerful machine might not translate into more sales. That is a good point. But I know more power would make me more likely to buy one.

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                    • No, but neither were dual core ATOM processors. Both processors have been out less than a year. There's YOUR answer.


                      afaik, they got a processor that would do everything they needed to be done, and would require the least amount of cooling (which affects the noise level).
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                      • ...It's true that a more powerful machine might not translate into more sales. That is a good point. But I know more power would make me more likely to find something else to gripe and whine about...
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                        • 世界で最高のシンセはmicroKORGにある

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                          • 世界で最高のシンセはmicroKORGにある

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                            • 世界で最高のシンセはmicroKORGにある

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                              • How much money do you think authorized resellers will be making on the Kronos? about 200 bucks? more? less?
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