Korg KRONOS 88 LS Music Workstation

Korg KRONOS 88 LS Music Workstation

Korg KRONOS 88 LS Music Workstation

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Product Highlights

  • 88 Keys with LS Semi-Weighted Keyboard
  • Velocity Sensitive
  • 9 Sound Engines
  • 16 Simultaneous Effects
  • 16-Part Combinations and More
  • Light-Touch Keyboard
  • OS v3.1 with Quick Layer/Split Functions
  • Lighter Weight and More Portable
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Korg 88 overview

  • 1Description

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.
In the Box
Korg KRONOS 88 LS Music Workstation
  • AC Power Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3 x Accessory DVD Disk
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Korg 88 specs

    Keyboard Specifications
    System Kronos System ver. 3.1
    Keyboard LS semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive, no aftertouch
    Tone Generator
    Synthesis Types 9
    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 Polyphony HD-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 Memory Preset: 314 MB (ROM: 1505 multisamples, 1388 drum samples)
    Build-in Expansion PCM Libraries EXs1 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 Capacity RAM: Approximately 2 GB
    Wave Sequences Preloaded: 187 wave sequences
    User Memory: 598 wave sequences
    HD-1 Program Advanced Vector Synthesis:
    Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector joystick and the tempo-synchronized vector envelope
    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
    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
    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)
    Per voice non-linear driver and low boost circuit
    Three bands, with sweepable mid
    Three envelope generators, two LFOs per voice, common LFO, four key-tracking generators, AMS (Alternate Modulation Source), two AMS mixers
    EXi Program Common Advanced Vector Synthesis:
    Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector joystick and the tempo-synchronized Vector envelope
    Common Step Sequencer, AMS (Alternate Modulation Source), Common LFO, 2 key-tracking generators
    Three bands, with sweepable mid
    AL-1 Program Oscillators:
    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
    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)
    Per-voice, non-linear driver and low boost circuit
    Five envelope generators, four per-voice LFOs, two key track generators, two AMS mixers,
    Per-voice step sequencer.
    CX-3 Program Tonewheel 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)
    Upper, lower
    Two AMS mixers
    STR-1 Program Physically 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.
    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.
    5 envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 2 Key Track generators, String Tracking generators, 4 AMS mixers.
    MS-20EX Program Oscillators:
    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)
    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
    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 CV Out, Keyboard Trigger Out, VCO1+VCO2 CV In, VCO2 CV In
    VCO1 + VCO2 External Frequency Control In, VCO1 Out, VCO2 Out
    External Signal In, External HP Filter Cutoff Frequency Control In, External LP Filter CutoffFrequency Control In, HPF Out, LPF In, LPF Out
    Total External Modulation In
    External Initial Gain Control In, VCA In
    EG1 Envelope Signal Normal Out, EG1 Envelope Signal Reverse Out, EG1+EG2 Trigger In, EG1Trigger In, EG2 Envelope Signal Reverse Out
    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
    Signal In, AMP Out, BPF In, BPF Out, F-V CV Out, Envelope Out, Trigger Out
    EXi Audio In, Mixer 1 In, Mixer 1 Out, Mixer 2 In, Mixer 2 Out
    PolysixEX Program Oscillators:
    Saw, Pulse, PWM
    Sub Oscillator:
    Off, one octave below, 2 octaves below
    24 dB (4-Pole) Low-Pass self-resonant filter
    Integrated Polysix Chorus, Phase, and Ensemble
    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 Program Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer:
    Combines Variable Phase Modulation (VPM), waveshaping ring modulation, PCM sample playback, and subtractive synthesis, able to convert-load SYX files
    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
    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
    10 Envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 9 Key Tracking generators, Per-voice Step Sequencer, 4 standardAMS Mixers plus 4 simple AMS Mixers
    SGX-2 Program Premium 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
    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
    Disk Mode Load, 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
    Controllers Vector 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
    Display TouchView graphical user interface, 8" TFT, SVGA (800 x 600 dots), adjustable brightness
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 22 kHz, 1.0 dB, 10 kOhms load
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) + N 20 Hz to 22 kHz, 0.01%, 10 kOhms (typical)
    Signal to Noise Ratio 95 dB (typical)
    Dynamic Range 95 dB (typical)
    Crosstalk 95 dB, at 1 kHz (typical)
    Audio Output
    Analog Main 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)
    Digital Optical 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
    Analog Audio 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)
    Digital Optical S/PDIF
    Format: 24-bit
    Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    USB B:
    Format: 24-bit
    Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    2 x channels
    Other Features
    Control Input Damper (half damper supported)
    Assignable switch, assignable pedal
    MIDI In, Out, Thru
    USB 2 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 Drives 60 GB SSD (2.5"); optional installation of second internal SSD
    Power AC power supply terminal, power On/Off switch
    Power Consumption 60 W
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 56.14 x 14.33 x 5.28" / 1426 x 364 x 134 mm
    Weight 39.24 lb / 17.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 49.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 62.0 x 18.5 x 10.0"

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