Kronos Video Tutorials

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Welcome to the tutorials area.

Here you can find free tutorials for the Korg Kronos. There are video tutorials available for most of the important features of the Korg Kronos. Also there is a document section where you can find tutorials for the Korg Kronos Polysix and MS-20.

I hope you enjoy the free tutorials and keep checking these pages, because occasionally i will add new tutorials for free.

Latest tutorial: 16; KARMA Arpeggiator up & Down, published at: august 12, 2013

 

16 KARMA Arpeggiator up & Down

This tutorial shows you how to assign a simple Arpeggiator in just two steps.

The following topics are shown:

- Arpeggiator Up

- Arpeggiator Down

- Arpeggiator Up / Down

- Explanation of the other standard Arpeggiator parameters

 

Read more: 16 KARMA Arpeggiator up & Down

15: KARMA Software, Custom GEs and building a Combi

This tutorial shows you how to create your own custom GEs and transfering that to the Kronos and how to use this custom GEs in a Combi.

This is quite a long video (over 20 minutes), so if you want to know how to create your own KARMA GEs then watch the whole video, if you are only interested in watching the combi build proces then listen to the combi in the first minute and skip the Software tutorial part and go to 9:36

The following things are explained:
- creating a pattern in cubase 7
- export that pattern to a midi file
- importing that pattern in the KARMA Kronos Software
- modifying that pattern in the KARMA Kronos Software
- sending that pattern to the Kronos as a custom KARMA GE

The second part of the video which starts at 9:36, there you can see me building the combi in realtime that you heared in the first minute of the video. It shows the complete proces from zero till the end result. Since tutorial 14 explains in detail how to build your own combi, this tutorial will only highlight the actions i'm doing. So if it goes to quick then recheck tutorial 14 where the complete proces is slowed down.

The following items will be shown:
- selecting programs and copying those to the combi
- selecting the custom KARMA GEs
- setting up the KARMA modules
- finalizing the combi (EQ and effects)

At the end of the video i also show how to use KARMA for drum patterns, you can use KARMA Drum GEs to build up your drums, this is shown briefly at the end.

Read more: 15: KARMA Software, Custom GEs and building a Combi

MS-20 Patch Panel Programming

This tutorial shows how to use the MS-20 Patch Panel, the common input and output connectors will be explained.

The following patch sections are in the tutorial:
- AMS Source Output Connector
- Total Input Connector
- Frequency Input Connector
- High Pass Filter Input Connector
- Low Pass Filter Input Connector
- Noise Output Connector
- VCA Area
- Mixer Area
- Modulation Generator Area
- S&H area (with Clock source)
- Feedback routings

At the end of the video there are several examples of common patch panel routings to get you started.

Read more: MS-20 Patch Panel Programming

14: Creating your own combi

Most people find it hard to create their own combi and i must admit, building good combis takes a lot of time to learn.

But if you just want to create simple play-along performance combis then you can use a very handy feature called: Copy From Program. This feature does a lot of the things for you when building combis. In this tutorial first i will give an example from a combi and then we will build a simular combi in this tutorial.

There are some things you need to know when building your own combis. Those tricks can take a lot of time to learn normally but by watching this tutorial all the steps you need will be explained.

Things that are going to be explained:
- copy programs to a combi
- using the effect system in a combi
- using KARMA for arpeggiator patterns
- using KARMA for basslines
- timbre setup and filtering

Read more: 14: Creating your own combi

Step Sequencer and Patterns

This tutorial shows how to create your own gate patterns (trance gates) by drawing them in the Common Step Sequencer. With the Common Step Sequencer you can draw you own patterns (like custom LFO's) and assign them to almost any parameter you want.

This tutorial shows how you can use your own patterns for volume and filter movements.

Because the Step Sequencer can't be used for synth note patterns i also show a trick how you can do that in the Kronos. In this example i'm creating the Michael Jackson - Billie Jean Bassline and show that you can play that note pattern in any key once you created it.

Read more: Step Sequencer and Patterns