Korg KRONOS 88 LS Music Workstation

BH #KOKRONOS288L • MFR #KRONOS288LS
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Korg KRONOS 88 LS Music Workstation
Key Features
  • 88 Keys with LS Semi-Weighted Keyboard
  • Velocity Sensitive
  • 9 Sound Engines
  • 16 Simultaneous Effects
The KRONOS 88 LS Music Workstation from KORG is a full-sized keyboard that has been designed with a light-touch keyboard for effortless playability. It can be used in several environments by musicians, sound designers, and engineers for live stage, theater, recording studio, and rehearsal applications.
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Korg 88 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Light-Touch Keyboard for Faster Playing
  • 3Lighter for Increased Portability
  • 4OS v3.1 Includes Quick Layer/Split Functions
  • 5A Fresh Look to Complement The New Feel

The KRONOS 88 LS Music Workstation from KORG is a full-sized keyboard that has been designed with a light-touch keyboard for effortless playability. It can be used in several environments by musicians, sound designers, and engineers for live stage, theater, recording studio, and rehearsal applications.

The mechanism of the keyboard has been redesigned so that the velocity is easier to control than on existing light-touch keyboards. The box-shaped keys share their look with KORG's premium RH3-action keyboard but deliver a lighter, faster-playing feel, like that of a synth keyboard.

The KRONOS 88 LS weighs under 40 pounds, making transport and setup more convenient. In addition to the dynamic keyboard, the KRONOS LS features v3.1 software, which offers Quick Layer and Quick Split functions right at your fingertips. Additional OS refinements ensure stability and provide a stress-free performance environment.

Light-Touch Keyboard for Faster Playing

The revamped light-touch keys makes it easy to play anything from rapid organ licks to synth phrases to glissandi. The keyboard mechanism has been redesigned so the velocity is easier to control than on existing light-touch keyboards. Since the keyboard is semi-weighted, it's suitable for playing piano and electric piano in any style.

Lighter for Increased Portability

The LS keyboard is semi-weighted and lighter than the KRONOS 2 88's RH3 keyboard. With a weight of just under 40 lb; this makes transport and setup much easier.

OS v3.1 Includes Quick Layer/Split Functions

Featuring OS v3.1, the KRONOS LS features quick layer and quick split functions right at your fingertips. Create layers such as piano and strings, or splits such as electric piano and bass. Several additional OS refinements have also been made to ensure stability and a stress-free performance environment.

A Fresh Look to Complement The New Feel

With its dark umber aluminum body and sunburst wood side panels, KRONOS LS is designed to to look as good as it feels.

Korg 88 Specs

Keyboard Specifications
SystemKronos System ver. 3.1
KeyboardLS semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive, no aftertouch
Tone Generator
Synthesis Types9
HD-1 High-Definition synthesizer (PCM)
AL-1 Analog Synthesizer (analog modeling)
CX-3 Tonewheel Organ (tonewheel organ modeling)
STR-1 Plucked String (physical modeling)
MS-20EX Component Modeling technology (analog modeling)
PolysixEX Component Modeling Technology (analog modeling)
MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer (VPM synthesis)
SGX-2 Premium Piano (acoustic piano)
EP-1 MDS Electric Piano (electric piano)
Maximum PolyphonyHD-1: 140 voices
AL-1: 80 voices
CX-3: 200 voices
STR-1 40 voices
MS-20EX: 40 voices
PolysixEX: 180 voices
MOD-7: 52 voices
SGX-2: 100 voices
EP-1: 104 voices
PCM MemoryPreset: 314 MB (ROM: 1505 multisamples, 1388 drum samples)
Build-in Expansion PCM LibrariesEXs1 ROM Expansion
EXs2 Concert Grand Piano
EXs3 Brass & Woodwinds
EXs4 Vintage Keyboards
EXs5 ROM Expansion 2
EXs6 SGX-1 German D Piano
EXs7 SGX-1 Japanese C Piano
EXs8 Rock Ambience Drums
EXs9 Jazz Ambience Drums
EXs17 SGX-2 Berlin D Piano
EXs18 KORG EXs Collections
Program CapacityRAM: Approximately 2 GB
Wave SequencesPreloaded: 187 wave sequences
User Memory: 598 wave sequences
HD-1 ProgramAdvanced Vector Synthesis:
Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector joystick and the tempo-synchronized vector envelope
Structure:
Single: Only OSC1
Double: OSC1 and OSC2
Double mode lets you layer two completely separate synth voices, each with its own velocity-switched oscillator, dual filter, EGs, LFOs, etc
Drums: One drum kit, Double Drums: Two drum kits
Oscillator:
Virtual Memory Technology (VMT) plays large samples directly from the internal SSD
8 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layering. Each zone can play mono or stereo multisamples or wave sequences
Filters:
Two multi-mode filters per voices (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band- reject), Four-mode filter routings (single, serial, parallel, and 24 dB mode)
Driver:
Per voice non-linear driver and low boost circuit
EQ:
Three bands, with sweepable mid
Modulation:
Three envelope generators, two LFOs per voice, common LFO, four key-tracking generators, AMS (Alternate Modulation Source), two AMS mixers
EXi Program CommonAdvanced Vector Synthesis:
Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector joystick and the tempo-synchronized Vector envelope
Modulation:
Common Step Sequencer, AMS (Alternate Modulation Source), Common LFO, 2 key-tracking generators
EQ:
Three bands, with sweepable mid
AL-1 ProgramOscillators:
Ultra-low-aliasing oscillators
OSC1, OSC2, Sub-oscillator, and noise generator; ring modulation, FM and Sync
Audio input:
External audio can be processed through the ring modulator, filter, driver, amp, and EQ
Filters:
2 x multi-mode filter (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band-reject) with four types of filter routings (single, serial, parallel, and 24 dB mode), MultiFilter mode (only Filter-A; modulatable mix of low pass, high pass, band pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects)
Driver:
Per-voice, non-linear driver and low boost circuit
Modulation:
Five envelope generators, four per-voice LFOs, two key track generators, two AMS mixers,
Per-voice step sequencer.
CX-3 ProgramTonewheel organ modeling:
Phase-synchronous tonewheels (clean and vintage modes), percussion, key click, wheel brake
EX mode:
Four additional, user-specified drawbars, and expanded percussion
Internal effects:
Rotary speaker, vibrato/chorus, amp modeling with overdrive, 3-band EQ
Drawbar control:
Controlled via nine front-panel sliders (via Tone Adjust)
Split:
Upper, lower
Modulation:
Two AMS mixers
STR-1 ProgramPhysically modeled string:
Includes physically modeled damping, decay, dispersion, nonlinearity, harmonics, dual pickups,and more. Most string parameters can be controlled in real time
String excitation:
Three independent excitation sources can be used simultaneously—Pluck, Noise, and PCM
16 preset "pluck" types, with modulatable width and randomization
Noise generator with saturation and dedicated lowpass filter
PCM oscillator:
KORG's ultra-low-aliasing technology, as introduced in the HD-1
4 velocity zones per oscillator
Uses any mono multisamples including ROM, EXs, user sample bank, or Sampling mode. Supports virtual memory
PCM can either be used as an excitation signal, or layered with the output of the string.
Excitation Filter:
Dedicated 2-pole multimode filter for shaping the string excitation.
Filter can be enabled/disabled separately for each excitation source.
Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes.
Audio Input and Feedback:
Run real-time audio through the string, including feedback through effects.
Modeled feedback includes modulateable instrument-to-amp distance and orientation.
Filters:
Dual multi-mode filters per voice; Single, Serial, Parallel (with split stereo output), and 24 dB (4-pole) configurations. Low Pass, High Pass, and Band Reject modes.
Multi Filter mode (Filter A only):
Modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects.
Modulation:
5 envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 2 Key Track generators, String Tracking generators, 4 AMS mixers.
MS-20EX ProgramOscillators:
Ultra-low-aliasing oscillators
VCO1, VCO2, Ring Mod, Pink and White Noise Generator
Audio Input:
Run real-time audio through the synthesis engine and ESP (External Signal Processor)
Filters:
12 dB/octave High Pass and Low Pass self-resonant filters
ESP section:
24 dB/octave Low-Cut and High-Cut filters, available per voiceESP (External Signal Processor) Use incoming audio as a trigger and/or CV source
Modulation:
Original DAR and HADSR EGs 1 & 2, original MG (with MIDI sync), Sample-and-Hold, MVCA
KRONOS modulation: 4 x additional multi-stage Envelopes, 4 x additional per-voice LFOs, and 4 x AMS Mixers
Patch Panel
Patchable audio and modulation, at audio rates
Patch Points:
Keyboard:
Keyboard CV Out, Keyboard Trigger Out, VCO1+VCO2 CV In, VCO2 CV In
VCO:
VCO1 + VCO2 External Frequency Control In, VCO1 Out, VCO2 Out
VCF:
External Signal In, External HP Filter Cutoff Frequency Control In, External LP Filter CutoffFrequency Control In, HPF Out, LPF In, LPF Out
VCO+VCF:
Total External Modulation In
VCA:
External Initial Gain Control In, VCA In
EG:
EG1 Envelope Signal Normal Out, EG1 Envelope Signal Reverse Out, EG1+EG2 Trigger In, EG1Trigger In, EG2 Envelope Signal Reverse Out
MG:
Triangle Out, Rectangle Out
Noise Generator:
Pink Noise Out, White Noise Out
Sample and Hold:
Clock Trigger In, Sample Signal In, S/H Out
Modulation VCA:
Control Voltage In, Signal In, Signal OutManual Controller
Control Wheel Out, Momentary Switch
ESP:
Signal In, AMP Out, BPF In, BPF Out, F-V CV Out, Envelope Out, Trigger Out
Others:
EXi Audio In, Mixer 1 In, Mixer 1 Out, Mixer 2 In, Mixer 2 Out
 
PolysixEX ProgramOscillators:
VCO:
Saw, Pulse, PWM
Sub Oscillator:
Off, one octave below, 2 octaves below
Filter:
24 dB (4-Pole) Low-Pass self-resonant filter
Effects:
Integrated Polysix Chorus, Phase, and Ensemble
Arpeggiator:
Integrated MIDI-synced arpeggiator with adjustable Range, Mode, and Latch
Polysix Modulation:
Original ADSR EG and MG (with MIDI sync)
KRONOS Modulation:
2 additional multi-stage Envelopes, 2 additional per-voice LFOs, and 4 AMS Mixers
MOD-7 ProgramWaveshaping VPM Synthesizer:
Combines Variable Phase Modulation (VPM), waveshaping ring modulation, PCM sample playback, and subtractive synthesis, able to convert-load SYX files
Oscillators:
6 x VPM/Waveshaper/Ring Modulation Oscillators
Phase and modulatable pitch per oscillator
101 Waveshaper tables plus modulatable Drive and Offset
Use as oscillators, or as Waveshapers or Ring Modulators for other signals
PCM Oscillator:
KORG's ultra-low-aliasing technology, as introduced in the HD-1
4 x velocity zones per oscillator
Uses any mono Multisamples, including ROM, EXs, User Sample Bank, or Sampling Mode. Supports Virtual Memory
PCM can be used as an FM modulator and/or layered with the VPM Oscillators
Noise generator with saturation and dedicated low pass filter
Audio Input:
Run real-time audio through the VPM Oscillators and filters
Filters:
Dual multi-mode filters per voice (Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes)
Two types of filter routing: Parallel and 24-dB
Multi Filter mode (Filter A only):
Modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety ofunique filter types and effects
Patch Panel:
Supports both algorithm (78 types) selection and free patching
Three 2-in, 1-out mixers for scaling and merging audio, fully modulatable, with phase inversion
Main 6-input stereo mixer, with modulatable pan and volume, plus phase inversion
Modulation:
10 Envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 9 Key Tracking generators, Per-voice Step Sequencer, 4 standardAMS Mixers plus 4 simple AMS Mixers
SGX-2 ProgramPremium Piano:
Virtual Memory Technology (VMT) plays large samples directly from the internal SSD
Chromatically sampled at up to 12 velocity levels, no looping
Damper resonance and mechanical noise
Modeled String Resonance
Una Corda sample support
PCM:
EXs6 - SGX-1 German D Piano, EXs7 - SGX-1 Japanese C Piano, and optional EXs12: SGX-1 Austrian DPiano (8 velocity levels, no Una Corda samples); EXs17 - Berlin D Piano (12 velocity levels, includesUna Corda samples)
Piano Type:
64 or more
Oscillator Control:
Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, Mechanical Noise, Note Release, String Resonance
General
Disk ModeLoad, save, utility, audio CD burning, audio CD playback, data filer function (save/load MIDI SystemExclusive data), CD-R/RW (UDF format read/write), ISO9660 Level 1
ControllersVector joystick, joystick, ribbon controller, switches 1 & 2
Control Surface: Control Assign Switches: Assigns the Control Surface to Timber/Track, Audio,External, Realtime Knobs/KARMA, Tone Adjust/EQMixer Knobs Switch: Assigns the Mixer Knobs to either Channel Strip orIndividual Pan, Reset Control Switch, Solo Switch, Knobs 1-8, Switches 1-8(Upper Row), Switches 1-8 (Lower Row), Sliders 1-8, Master SliderKARMA Control: On/Off, Latch, Module Control
KARMA Controller Section: Switches = ON/OFF, LATCH, MODULE CONTROL
DRUM TRACK Controller Section: Switches = On/Off
DisplayTouchView graphical user interface, 8" TFT, SVGA (800 x 600 dots), adjustable brightness
Frequency Response20 Hz to 22 kHz, ±1.0 dB, 10 kOhms load
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) + N20 Hz to 22 kHz, 0.01%, 10 kOhms (typical)
Signal to Noise Ratio95 dB (typical)
Dynamic Range95 dB (typical)
Crosstalk95 dB, at 1 kHz (typical)
Audio Output
AnalogMain L/Mono, R: 2 x 1/4" /6.3 mm TRS Balanced
Individual: 4 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS Balanced
Output Impedance: 350 Ohms stereo; 175 Ohms mono (L/Mono only)
Nominal Level: +4 dBu
Maximum Level: +16 dBu
Load Impedance: 600 or greater
Main volume knob controls only Main Audio Output only
Headphones:1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS stereo phone jack
Headphone Output Impedance: 33 Ohms at maximum headphone level of 60 + 60 mW
Main volume knob (link with audio output main)
DigitalOptical S/PDIF:
Format: 24-bit, S/PDIF IEC60958, EIAJCP-1201
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Digital output of the same signals as audio output (Main) L/Mono and R
USB B:
Format: 24-bit
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
2 channels (digital output of the same signals as Main Audio Output)
Audio Input
AnalogAudio Inputs 1,2:
2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS balanced
2 x Mic/Line input level switches, Level knobs
Input Impedance: 10 kOhms
Nominal Level: line +4 dBu (Level knob = min), -36 dBu (Level knob = max)
Nominal Level: Mic -22 dBu (Level knob = min), -62 dBu (Level knob = max)
Maximum Level: Line +16 dBu (Level knob = min), -24 dBu (Level knob = max)
Maximum Level: Mic -10 dBu (Level knob = min), -50 dBu (Level knob = max)
Source Impedance: 600 Ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio: 95 dB (typical)
Dynamic Range: 95 dB (typical)
Crosstalk: 95 dB, at 1 kHz (typical)
DigitalOptical S/PDIF
Format: 24-bit
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
USB B:
Format: 24-bit
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
2 x channels
Other Features
Control InputDamper (half damper supported)
Assignable switch, assignable pedal
MIDIIn, Out, Thru
USB2 x USB A (Type A) for connection to QWERTY keyboards, MIDI controllers, Ethernet adapters, and storage devices
1 x USB B (Type B) MIDI/audio interface
MIDI: 1 (16 channel) input / 1 (16 channel) output
Audio: 2 channel input / 2 channel output
2 x USB 2.0 high-speed ports (supports 480 Mbps)
Disk Drives60 GB SSD (2.5"); optional installation of second internal SSD
PowerAC power supply terminal, power On/Off switch
Power Consumption60 W
Dimensions (W x D x H)56.14 x 14.33 x 5.28" / 1426 x 364 x 134 mm
Weight39.24 lb / 17.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight49.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)62 x 18.5 x 10"
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