Fantom G v Kronos

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Re: Fantom G v Kronos

Postby ScoobyDoo555 » 22:15, 4 February 2011

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I'm just recovering from a catastrophic studio flood that happened over Christmas. However, insurance to the rescue (hopefully!!LOL!!) and I'm in the position for some new toys. (ties in with a slight change of studio-requirement)

Prior to Namm, it was simple - Korg M3 61 or 73. And a Fantom G6.
I've sold off my old Roland XV5050 & Korg X5dr, leaving me with my trusty XP30 (for live stuff)
The Fantom would replace the XV & XP (need more than 32 performances for my live setups & SM cards are very rare in the UK)

The Fantom, whilst not as "wow", is a workhorse imho.

Then Korg announce the Kronos - which looks and sounds amazing from the the initial press. Very good value for money (considering how much you get) - I'm hoping in the UK for a price of around £2.2k for the 61-key.

Soooo, what have I decided?

I *think* it will still be a Fantom G6 - they're quite cheap now (and I've also got some insider contacts ;) ) AND a Kronos (price permitting)

I only buy this type of heavyweight hardware every 10 years or so - it gets gigged and studio'd, but not in anyway damaged (with exception to the flood/burst pipes, I've been very lucky!)

I'm hoping that the FG6 and Kronos will compliment each other - don't give a toss about the sequencers on either, as I use Logic and loads of other toys (although they could be useful as scratch pads - especially as they both do audio)

And I'm on the hunt for a V-Synth XT ;)

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Re: Fantom G v Kronos

Postby Quinnx. » 19:34, 5 February 2011

V-Synth XT is a great! addition to any setup..
But the more i think about it the more i feel that for the serious musician, a workstation is more about being able to take your music on the road with ease and as little hardware as possible, where as for music production in your home/studio the computer is your friend.
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Re: Fantom G v Kronos

Postby apex » 20:23, 5 February 2011

Quinnx. wrote:V-Synth XT is a great! addition to any setup..
But the more i think about it the more i feel that for the serious musician, a workstation is more about being able to take your music on the road with ease and as little hardware as possible, where as for music production in your home/studio the computer is your friend.


that kinda does make sense Q... but at the same time what's the need of a workstation when all you do is play live with it?

but then on the other hand... (if I'm thinking the way I think you're thinking...) it makes perfect sense.
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Re: Fantom G v Kronos

Postby Mystic38 » 20:42, 5 February 2011

this is it in spades...

A workstation gives you that computer free portability for what you do in the studio.. and this is something i cannot (or mebbe won't) do without..

in that sense, the kronos simply allows you to take some "vst" with you along the way...


Quinnx. wrote:V-Synth XT is a great! addition to any setup..
But the more i think about it the more i feel that for the serious musician, a workstation is more about being able to take your music on the road with ease and as little hardware as possible, where as for music production in your home/studio the computer is your friend.
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