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Korg Kross announced

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:19 pm
by Hugo76

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:33 am
by tim gueguen
Probably a replacement for the Microstation, which may explain why the price on them seemed to drop about 6 months ago. It will be interesting to see what the price is.

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:08 am
by vladimotor
I'll put it lightly - f**k Korg with all their cheap consumer c**p! They've terribly degraded gear quality standards over the years.

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:28 am
by sequentialsoftshock
vladimotor wrote:I'll put it lightly - f**k Korg with all their cheap consumer c**p! They've terribly degraded gear quality standards over the years.
Yeah, and f**k Korg for being the one big company listening to their customers too. Right ?

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:40 am
by tekkentool
Can't wait for the Korg Kross Kontroller in special "black" reverse keys edition.

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:44 am
by Ashe37
tim gueguen wrote:Probably a replacement for the Microstation, which may explain why the price on them seemed to drop about 6 months ago. It will be interesting to see what the price is.
They pretty much state its the replacement for the X50...

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:24 am
by Arddhu
Nice touch to throw in an Electribe style sequencer too.

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:53 am
by madmarkmagee
If this was Roland you'd all be frothing at the mouth.... :lol:

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:04 am
by Ashe37
Yes, well, the Kross is likely to come in at about $200 cheaper than anything comparable from Roland.

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:05 am
by Arddhu
If Korg announced the Kross with a tacky hype campaign too, then I'd be just as flummoxed as I was when I saw the Roland campain.

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:57 am
by monolith
vladimotor wrote:I'll put it lightly - f**k Korg with all their cheap consumer c**p! They've terribly degraded gear quality standards over the years.
Sounds like someone got a faulty monotron...

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:05 pm
by vladimotor
Sounds like someone got a faulty monotron...
X50, MicroX, another MicroX(why?!) Also tried garbage like TR, Karma, R3, MicroKorg XL, Microstation etc...

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:08 pm
by Hugo76
vladimotor wrote:
Sounds like someone got a faulty monotron...
X50, MicroX, another MicroX(why?!) Also tried garbage like TR, Karma, R3, MicroKorg XL, Microstation etc...
Garbage?

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:01 pm
by Kenneth
vladimotor wrote:
Sounds like someone got a faulty monotron...
X50, MicroX, another MicroX(why?!) Also tried garbage like TR, Karma, R3, MicroKorg XL, Microstation etc...
Dude, settle down. It's okay. You don't have to like their stuff. Just remember to be respectful of people who do.

Re: Korg Kross announced

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:38 pm
by shaft9000
their sub-$1k synths HAVE been getting awfully lightweight over the last 5 years , and their USB nanos are lighter than a paperweight. but then the poly800 is pretty light and they've held up for almost 30 years.

those synths are relatively cheap-to-nothing compared to others, and yet are desirable because they're user-friendly to a degree, and musically quite capable. they have to skimp on sturdy building materials, so they're not really designed to be giggable - or even moved around much.

some might say they're designed more along the lines of being 'disposable', even.