Korg Kronos Aftertouch

Korg Kronos Aftertouch

Korg Kronos aftertouch configuration is not that difficult. First, if you want a more sensitive aftertouch, meaning you don’t have to press down as hard to get the full dynamic range of whatever effect the aftertouch is controlling, then you want to use the calibration tool.

The idea is to press only as hard as you will ever want to. There is a minimum amount you have to press to make the bar turn from grey to black, but once it’s black you can release the pressure. If you just get it to the minimum, that will tighten the dynamic range. To get more dynamic range, just press harder, making the black line go further across.


Korg Kronos aftertouch Global button

Step 1: Press Global button

Korg Kronos aftertouch Basic Setup Menu

Step 2: Press Aftertouch Calibration

Setting up Aftertouch

When this dialog appears, depress a key. A bar will appear and go across as you press harder.

Korg Kronos aftertouch - calibration started

Very slight pressure…

Korg Kronos aftertouch - calibration full

Very hard pressure…

The second thing you need to do is set the curve.

The manual says that a setting of 3 should be good for most players. I prefer a slightly more sensitive setting, so I went with 4.

Korg Kronos aftertouch - Basic setup section

Step 1: Press the arrow for the Aftertouch Curve

Korg Kronos aftertouch - selections

Step 2: Select the desired number. Higher is more sensitive

Here’s a discussion on aftertouch I found. You might be interested in this for further reading.

So, is it aftertouch, or after touch? The debate rages on! Let me know which you think is correct, or which one you use, in the comments.


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