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KRONOS Music Workstation Downloads  
 
         
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  KRONOS System Version 2.0.6  
   


For both the KRONOS X and the original KRONOS, software version 2.0.6 supersedes all previous versions offering various improvements and resolutions to specific operational issues. For details, please see the Release Notes.

 

It is strongly advised to upgrade to this latest version from all previous version including ver 2.0.5

 

For detailed installation instructions, see the document "KRONOS_Update_and_Restore.pdf" included in the downloaded file. To ensure proper installation, please follow the instructions carefully

 

Release Notes

 

Kronos System Version 2.0.6 Upgrade

PC & MAC: KRONOS_Update_2_0_6.zip (197MB)

   
         
  KRONOS System Version 2.0.2  
   


For both the KRONOS X and the original KRONOS, software version 2.0.2 includes various improvements and resolutions to specific operational issues. For details, please see the Release Notes.

For the original KRONOS, software version 2.0.2 also adds a number of new features, including User Sample Banks, support for installing a second internal SSD, improved Akai and SoundFont 2.0 import, and support for USB ethernet adaptors for transferring files between the KRONOS and your computer. For more information, please see the updated PDF manuals and the onboard Help system. 

We recommend that all KRONOS and KRONOS X users update to version 2.0.2. This update may be installed on any KRONOS, regardless of the currently installed system version; it is not necessary to install intermediate upgrades first.

KRONOS v2 Editor and Plug-In Editor
KRONOS System Version 2.0.2 will be supported via the upcoming KRONOS v2 Editor and Plug-In Editor software, which will be available for free download at www.korg.com/kronos/Support at the end of August 2012. The previous versions of the Editor and Plug-In Editor are not compatible.

 

Kronos System Version 2.0.2 Upgrade

PC & MAC: KRONOS_Update_2_0_2.zip (197MB)

   
         
  KRONOS System Version 1.6.0  
   

 

System Version 1.6.0 adds a new "Uninstall EXs" page menu command in the P6: Options info page in Global mode. It will uninstall selected EXs data from the internal hard drive. You can use this command to remove demo mode EXs data, for example, if you need more space on the internal hard drive. This EXs data can then be re-installed at any time.

 

1. Select the desired EXs option at the Installed Option list in P6: Options Info page in Global mode.
2. Touch "Uninstall EXs" to open the dialog box.
3. Touch “OK” to confirm and execute the Uninstall EXs command, or press the Cancel button to cancel the operation.
4. After uninstalling the EXs data, a confirmation message will appear:

“EXs (number and title) sample data deleted
Related PCG, KSC, etc. may remain; delete manually if desired.”

5. Press OK to close this confirmation window.
6. As required, delete remaining folders and files in Disk mode.

KRONOS Editor and Plug-In Editor
Version 1.6 adds full support for the KRONOS Editor and Plug-In Editor software, which let you edit and organize sounds from your Mac OS X or Windows computer.
KRONOS System Version V1.6.0 or later is required to launch the KRONOS Editor and Plug-In Editor software.


We recommend that all KRONOS users update to version 1.6.

For more information on the new features and improvements, please see the Support page and the documents included with the download.

For detailed installation instructions, please see the document "KRONOS_Update_and_Restore.pdf," included in the version 1.6 download.

To ensure proper installation, please follow the instructions carefully.

Kronos System Version 1.6.0 Upgrade

PC & MAC: KRONOS_Update1_6_0.zip (194MB)

 

   
         
  KRONOS System Version 1.5.0  
   


KRONOS software version 1.5 adds a number of new features, including the ability to load more sounds and samples at once, support for installing additional RAM, and support for USB MIDI Devices (including Korg USB pad controllers such as the nanoPAD2). In addition to these new features, the update includes various improvements and important resolutions to specific operational issues.

We recommend that all KRONOS users update to version 1.5.

For more information on the new features and improvements, please see the Support page and the documents included with the download.

For detailed installation instructions, please see the document "KRONOS_Update_and_Restore.pdf," included in the version 1.5 download.

To ensure proper installation, please follow the instructions carefully.

We recommend the use of the most current software to all users.

Kronos System Version 1.5.0 Upgrade

PC & MAC: KRONOS_Update1_5_0.zip (194MB)

 

   
         
  KRONOS Editor/Plug-in Editor  
   

 

Introduction
The KRONOS Editor and KRONOS Plug-in Editor are applications for Macintosh and Windows that allow you to edit the KRONOS's Set List, Combination, Program, Wave Sequence, Drum, and Global settings, as well as Sequencer mode sounds and effects for multi-timbral use (editing of MIDI and audio data is not supported).

  • The KRONOS Editor is a stand-alone editor/librarian.
  • The KRONOS Plug-in Editor is compatible with DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) and other applications which have support for the VST and AU audio plug-in formats.

New Features in Version 2.0
  • Support for KRONOS software version 2.0.2
  • Fast determination of KRONOS-Editor synchronization, in many cases avoiding the need for lengthy data transfers
  • Midnam name file export for Pro Tools and Digital Performer
  • Support for User Sample Banks, so that you can select all your custom sample data by name, and not simply by number

 

Computer Hardware Requirements
The KRONOS Editor's hardware requirements are minimal compared to today's typical systems and you should be able to run the software on any of the specified operating systems.

Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista (32bit, 64bit), Windows 7 (32bit, 64bit)
  • 512 Megabytes memory (2 GB or more is recommended)
  • Any processor capable of running the OS (Core Duo or better is recommended)
  • 32-bit graphics card
  • A monitor with 1024 x 800 graphic resolution (the software will display on smaller monitors but not optimally)
  • A free USB port or MIDI interface
Macintosh 
  • OSX 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 (32bit, 64bit), 10.7 (32bit, 64bit)
  • 512 Megabytes of memory (2 GB or more is recommended)
  • Any processor capable of running the OS (Intel Mac, Core Duo or better is recommended)
  • 32-bit graphics card
  • A monitor with 1024 x 800 graphic resolution (the software will display on smaller monitors but not optimally)
  • A free USB port or MIDI interface
Note: The software is designed to run as a single instance on the computer. Consequently, it is not possible to simultaneously edit more than one KRONOS from a given computer at a time.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility note:
USB MIDI OUT transfer speed is limited when using the KORG USB-MIDI Driver under Lion. Data dumps with the Editor will take longer than expected. In initial testing, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion transfer speeds appear to be significantly improved.

KORG USB-MIDI Driver
The KRONOS Editor requires the KORG USB-MIDI Driver. Please visit the Drivers section on this page to download the latest available version.

KRONOS Requirements
Version 2 of the KRONOS Editor and Plug-In Editor requires KRONOS System Version 2.0.2 or later. Version 1 of the KRONOS Editor and Plug-In Editor requires KRONOS System Version 1.6. Please visit the Operating System section on this page for a list of all available software updates.

 

Kronos Editor Files

For detailed installation instructions, see the document "KRONOS_Editor.pdf," included in the download. To ensure proper installation, please follow the instructions carefully.

 

KRONOS Editor/Plug-In Editor 

KRONOS Editor Version 2.0.0 
For KRONOS System Version 2.0.2 or later.
Windows: KRONOSEditor_win_200.zip (69MB)
Macintosh: KRONOSEditor_mac_200.dmg (133MB)


KRONOS Editor Version 1.0.0 
For KRONOS System Version 1.6 only.
Windows: KRONOSEditor_win_100.zip (66MB)
Macintosh: KRONOSEditor_mac_100.dmg (130MB)

   
         
 
KRONOS Music Workstation Manuals & Documents  
 
   

 

Name Size Type Note Link
KRONOS Music Workstation Operations Guide 10 MB PDF Part of the the owner's manual pack, this gives an overview on the general operation of the KRONOS Music Workstation (ver E4) KRONOS_Op_Guide_E4.pdf
KRONOS Music Workstation Parameter Guide 22 MB PDF Part of the owner's manual pack, this is a reference guide that details every adjustable parameter on the KRONOS Music Workstation
(ver E4)
KRONOS_Param_Guide_E4.pdf
KRONOS Music Workstation Quick Start Guide 1 MB PDF The Quick Start Guide is a quick step-by-step tutorial that provides a basic overview and highlights key features to get you up and running fast! While not a replacement for the Owner's Manual, this is a friendly "hands on" guide that provides a good place to start to get familiar with this unit. Once you've gone through this EasyStart, you can move on to the Owner's Manual for more in-depth information. KRONOS_Quick_Start_E2.pdf
KRONOS Music Workstation Voice Name List 1.2 MB PDF A list of all the factory sounds/data for the KRONOS Music Workstation KRONOS_VNL_EFGSJ2.pdf
KRONOS Music Workstation External Setups 210 KB PDF Documentation for the External Setups on the KRONOS Music Workstation. KRONOS_ExtSetups_E1.pdf
KRONOS Music WorkstationNew Features Guide 82 KB PDF Documentation for the new features in System Ver 1.5.0 KRONOS_1_5_New_Features_E1.pdf
KRONOS Music Workstation Update and Restore Guide 107 KB PDF Documentation for installing the System Software KRONOS_Update_and_Restore_E2.pdf
KRONOS Music Workstation 1.5.0 Release Notes 43 KB PDF Documentation for System Ver 1.5.0 KRONOS_Update_and_Restore_E2.pdf