Kronos Accessory DVD-ROM Images and Kronos OS Updates

November 12, 2021 Off By GerenM
  1. Keyboard Shake Up
  2. Korgs I’ve Owned Part 6 — Kronos 2
  3. Kronos’ Public Debut
  4. Necessity’s Child
  5. Kronos Accessory DVD-ROM Images and Kronos OS Updates
  6. Korg Kronos Manuals
  7. Korg KRONOS 2 Discontinued?

[UPDATED 2/25/2022: Now includes Korg Kronos 3.1.4 Updater]

There seem to be a lot of people who have difficulties downloading the ISO files used for reimaging a Korg Kronos from the official Korg support web site — Korg’s site is very slow to load and a bit cranky when it comes to downloads. A lot of times it just plain fails. Since I have a complete set of DVDs from my Kronos 2, I thought I’d make some ISOs and upload them to my Google Drive for folks who can’t make the Korg site work.

Korg’s own download page for the Kronos does seem to have come back up, at least for the moment, so I took the opportunity to download the newest files, and have made them available from my Google Drive as well. All of the files can be accessed via the links above, and individual files can be selected from the list below.

Please note that the OS contained in the ISO files for disc part numbers KDV-012B, KDV-013B, and KDV-014B are what shipped with the production Kronos 2 I purchased in October of 2020. They carry a 2014 copyright. This means that once you download and install these, you will also want to download and install the OS updates and possibly also the firmware updates for the Kronos. I updated mine in a single step to version 3.1.3 with no troubles. Those files will also be included at the download locations.

The ISO files are very large (over 18GB for the whole 3 DVD-ROM set!) and will take a long time to download. There are six files, including the mds files for the original DVDs, or three ISO files for the 3_1_3 set (no mds files). You’ll may also want one of the firmware update files, depending on your computer (Windows or Mac) and version of your Kronos.

Also, I’ve included ISO files to restore a Kronos directly to version 3.1.3, and also files necessary to update all versions of Kronos to version 3.1.3, as well as numerous other files related to the Kronos line-up. I will continue to update this page as long as Korg provides updated files, and as long as I own a Kronos.

For reference, the discs and files are labeled as follows:

Disc NamePart NumberDescriptionDownload FilesFile Size
KORG 3_1_3 DISC IMAGES — Dated 9/29/2020Click File Name to Download
Accessory Disc 1Restore Data (part 1 of 3)
KronosDVD1_3_1_3
KronosDVD1_3_1_3.iso5.61GB
Accessory Disc 2Restore Data (part 2 of 3)
KronosDVD2_3_1_3
KronosDVD2_3_1_3.iso5.15GB
Accessory Disc 3Restore Data (part 3 of 3)
KronosDVD3_3_1_3
KronosDVD3_3_1_3.iso2.66GB
KORG 3_1_3 DISC ADDITIONAL FILESClick File Name to Download
Accessory Disc 3Factory and Extra Sound DataFACTORY&Extra_Sound_Data.zip244.7MB
Accessory Disc 3External SetupsKRONOS_External_Setups.zip867KB
Accessory Disc 3External SetupsKRONOS_External_Setups(1).zip2.2MB
Accessory Disc 3 Licenses and Source CodeLicenses&src.zip159.9MB
Kronos Update and Restore InstructionsKRONOS_Update_and_Restore_E4.pdf107KB
Kronos Version 3.1.3 Release NotesKRONOS_3_1_3_Release_Notes_E1.pdf185KB
KORG MIDI Driver (2021 RELEASE)Click File Name to Download
KRONOS/KORG USB-MIDI Driver (for Windows 10) Version 1.15 r45eDrvTools(115_r45e).exe6.3MB
KRONOS/KORG USB-MIDI Driver (for Mac OS 10.10 to 10.14) Version 1.2.5 r2KORG_USB-MIDI_Driver_1_2_5_r2.dmg3.3MB
KORG KRONOS EDITORSClick File Name to Download
KRONOS/Editor/Plug-In Editor 3.1 x64 (MAC)KRONOSEditor_mac_310_x64.dmg147.9MB
KRONOS/Editor/Plug-in Editor 3.1 (MAC)KRONOSEditor_mac_310.dmg113.3MB
KRONOS/Editor/Plug-In Editor Version 3.1 (Windows)KRONOSEditor_win_310.zip67MB
DISCS SHIPPED WITH KRONOS 2 (PURCHASED OCTOBER, 2020)Click File Name to Download
Accessory Disc 1KDV-012BRestore Data (part 1 of 3) KORG_KRONOS_1.iso
KORG_KRONOS_1.mds
5.88GB
8KB
Accessory Disc 2 KDV-013B Restore Data (part 2 of 3) KORG_KRONOS_2.iso
KORG_KRONOS_2.mds
5.15GB
8KB
Accessory Disc 3 KDV-014B Restore Data (part 3 of 3)
Factory Preload Sounds
KRONOS External Setups
KORG USB-MIDI Driver for Mac V1.2.2
KORG USB-MIDI Driver for Windows V1.15
Source Code
Owner’s Manuals
KRONOS Video Manual
KORG_KRONOS_3.iso
KORG_KRONOS_3.mds
7.39GB
8KB
VERSION 3.1.3 UPDATE FILESClick File Name to Download
N/AN/AVersion 3.1.3 update announcementNews | Updates – KRONOS System Updater v3.1.3 and Sub-System Firmware are now available! | KORG (USA)HTML
N/AN/AKRONOS/Sub-System Firmware(KRONOS/KRONOS X) for Windows

For use with:
KRONOS
KRONOS X
KRONOS_Sub-System_win_606.zip835KB
N/AN/AKRONOS/Sub-System Firmware(KRONOS/KRONOS X) for Macintosh

For use with:
KRONOS
KRONOS X
KRONOS_Sub-System_mac_606.dmg1.2MB
N/AN/AKRONOS/Sub-System Firmware(KRONOS 2) for Windows

For use with:
KRONOS 2
KRONOS Gold
KRONOS LS
KRONOS SE
KRONOS (2011)
KRONOS X
KRONOS Platinum

Follow installation instructions included in ZIP file.
KRONOS2_Sub-System_win_110.zip693KB
N/AN/AKRONOS/Sub-System Firmware(KRONOS 2) for Macintosh

For use with:
KRONOS 2
KRONOS Gold
KRONOS LS
KRONOS SE
KRONOS (2011)
KRONOS X
KRONOS Platinum

Follow installation instructions included in disc image.
KRONOS2_Sub-System_mac_110.dmg1.09MB
N/AN/AKRONOS/System Updater

For use with:
KRONOS 2
KRONOS Gold
KRONOS LS
KRONOS SE
KRONOS (2011)
KRONOS X
KRONOS Platinum

Follow installation instructions included in ZIP file.
KRONOS_Update_3_1_3.zip212.6MB
VERSION 3.1.4 UPDATE FILESClick File Name to Download
N/AN/AVersion 3.1.4 Update
Date: 2022/02/25

This is the System Updater for the KRONOS

Requires Version 3.1.3 be previously installed

Removed the limitation on the number of EXs installations/uninstallations

For use with:
KRONOS 2
KRONOS Gold
KRONOS SE
KRONOS (2011)
KRONOS X
KRONOS Platinum
KRONOS LS
KRONOS_Update_3_1_4.zip212.6MB
Korg Kronos OS disc images and update files. Links start download in new browser tab, or right-click (alt-click on Mac) and save as.

DISCLAIMER: These disc images were made from original Korg media or downloaded from the Korg US web site, but are in no way guaranteed or warrantied. I can take no responsibility for any damage or issues that arise from the use of this downloaded content. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. The ISO files are the intellectual property of Korg. Upgrade files were downloaded from Korg.