Any keyboard keeners here have an opinion for a 2nd hardware keyboard that will be a good addition to Stage2 Nord?.., ideally that can output click track and have a full arpeggio arsenal ( chords, notes up/ down etc…), all syncable to click ——but no workstations ,pls as most sound typically shitty , prophet by Dave Smith ?, roland system 8 ?
I used to tour with Korg Kronos…in theory it’s considered a workstation but I think it’s one of the greatest keyboards around.
However, completely different from something like a Prophet, if that’s the direction you’re going on.
I’m with djh, the Kronos is a beast even if it ‘is’ technically a workstation. I use it for my click track output (for the two songs we use a click). As far as arpeggiation goes, you can do simple arps but with KARMA, you can go much deeper in terms of intelligence with arpeggios and beyond.
I had one , sounds were aging , karma was always fun, what bugs me about the nord I have is mono mode arpeggios , a good analog addition with polymode arpeggios, would be a start ,
Well, that’s the benefit of plugins!
I know , and a Big thanx to you guys at Gp for really advancing this software ,
I am pretty sure a new Kronos (not only one with a new color ) or a real Kronos successor will be announced at the next winter NAMM.
Any sources to support this? I’m still pissed that they replaced the Oasys with the Kronos. I loved my Oasys!
Of course, I have very reliable sources!.. Stars are aligned, which indicates conditions that makes it quite sure
More seriously, if they don’t seriously update the hardware of the kronos, they’re gonna have to watch the train pass by in the next years.
Kurzweil has some great synth/samplers out. The Forte line are definitely beast, but I guess it also would depend on your budget.