HD-1（High Definition Synthesizer）
Flagship PCM, sampling and Wave Sequencing sound engine
We named the HD-1“High Definition” because of its superior sound, starting with KORG’s proprietary low-aliasing sample playback oscillators, full‐bandwidth multimode resonant filters, and extraordinarily fast & smooth envelopes and LFOs. The HD-1 can access a larger sample set – gigabytes in size – than could be normally stored using internal memory.
The HD-1 covers all of the essential sounds in exquisite detail, from orchestral to classic rock to hip-hop, all instantly available. The extensive array of samples provided by KRONOS X is unparalleled by previous hardware synthesizers or samplers, and is a superb fit for film, video and sound effect work.
First introduced on the KORG WAVESTATION, and used here as part of the HD-1, Wave Sequences play a series of samples over time, creating distinctive rhythmic timbres or smooth, complex evolving sounds. Additionally, step-sequencer modulation outputs allow Wave Sequences to control any modulate-able Program parameter.
The HD-1 sound engine also includes our “Ambient Drums.” Take advantage of this rich sample content to create incredibly realistic drum parts. The Ambient Drums feature two kits. Each provides three different mic’ing positions, capturing the whole kit, (with the snare on and off), plus the individual hits. The HD-1 voice architecture allows the custom blending of the drum’s direct sound and ambient sound layer, adding a finished quality to the track.