Korg Kronos 2 LS 88 key synthesizer workstation

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Since its introduction, the Korg Kronos 88 has been the workstation of choice for A-list keyboardists such as Jordan Rudess, But not everyone needs fully weighted action. If you work extensively with orchestral sample collections, or play a lot of synth parts, you'll appreciate a lighter-weight 88-note Kronos with semi-weighted action. Behold the Kronos LS. It's a Kronos through-and-through — but 16 pounds lighter. Under the hood, it's a music production heavyweight. Korg's latest operating system enhances functionality and accelerates your creative workflow. The beefed-up SGX-2 piano engine boasts, in addition to its renowned German and Japanese grand pianos, a killer 9GB Berlin grand, as well as expressive sympathetic resonance and una corda samples you can tweak to taste. The beastly power of Kronos, 88 keys, and easy portability. With the Kronos LS you can have it all.

Nine sound engines, infinite possibilities

From acoustic instruments to gritty analog synths, Kronos's nine synthesis engines can provide every sound you need. The SGX-2 acoustic piano engine captures every nuance of real German and Japanese grand pianos, from damper resonance to mechanical noise. Then there's the EP-1 electric piano engine, which uses Multi-Dimensional Synthesis to let you tweak, morph, and totally customize the wide range of classic electric piano sounds. These two synthesis engines are worth the price of admission alone — and they're just the beginning!

Amazing new technologies for smoother, more expressive sounds

The incredible sounds found in the Kronos LS simply wouldn't be possible without powerful new synthesis technologies. That's why Korg equipped this flexible workstation with components such as solid-state flash-based storage. The ultra-fast streaming possible with solid-state memory is the driving force behind Korg's Virtual Memory Technology, which provides you with high polyphony and incredible unlooped samples. It also allows the Kronos to perform smooth sound transitions, so you can hold sustain notes while switching sounds or modes — just what you need for seamless transitions.

A studio of music production gear onboard

More than just an amazing performance keyboard, the Korg Kronos LS is a complete 32-track music creation workstation. In addition to a robust 16-track sequencer, Korg gave Kronos the capacity to record up to 16 audio tracks as well — all in studio-standard 24-bit/48kHz quality! What's more, Kronos gives you an entire studio rack full of effects to enhance your music. You can run up to 16 fantastic effects at once, each of which more than rivals dedicated standalone effects units. And thanks to the Kronos's Open Sampling System, you can instantly sample and resample any sound you create, allowing you to come up with amazing new sounds.

Easy-to-use hands-on environment

Long known for their easy-to-use workstation environments, Korg raised the bar again by loading Kronos LS with hands-on controls. Starting with the large 8" TouchView display, you'll find navigating through the Kronos environment to be absolutely intuitive. Kronos also provides you with an entire dedicated control surface, complete with channel-strip-style sliders, knobs, and buttons. Plus, you get great performance controls, including a ribbon controller and one of Korg's fantastic vector joysticks. What's more, Kronos LS comes loaded with Korg's top-of-the-line KARMA technology, making it a truly impressive performance keyboard as well as a first-class keyboard workstation!

Korg Kronos LS 88-note Keyboard Workstation Features:

  • Korg's 88-note Semi-weighted Action keybed
  • Easy portabllity: 16 pounds lighter than Kronos 88
  • Semi-weighted Action is ideal for orchestral samples, synth parts, and really, everything but piano
  • New SGX-2 piano engine captures every nuance of premium German and Japanese grands
  • Piano engine features new, fully tweakable sympathetic resonance and una corda samples
  • 256 new programs, re-creations of legendary keyboard sounds that are searchable by song title
  • New combinations; bank of 128 programs from KaPro
  • Sleek new look with aluminum body, mesh back panel, and lacquered wood end cheeks
  • User Sample Bank feature lets you create extremely large sample libraries
  • Numerous artist signature sounds created by top musicians
  • 16-part Combis allow all engines to function together in perfect harmony
  • Dynamic Voice Allocation keeps polyphony high
  • Use up to 16 premium-quality effects at once; individual effects rival dedicated units
  • Onboard sequencer offers 16 MIDI tracks and 16 audio tracks (24-bit/48kHz)
  • Open Sampling System — instant sampling and resampling from any mode (Program, Combination, or Sequencer)
  • Onboard KARMA technology generates infinitely variable performance-driven phrases and backing tracks
  • Expanded Drum Tracks for play-along grooves and inspiration
  • Set List mode lets you organize Programs, Combis, and Songs into a single, easy-to-select screen
  • Smooth Sound Transition allows held or sustained notes to keep sounding when changing sounds or modes
  • Direct support for playing drums and chords from Korg pad-equipped USB controllers
  • General support for all class-compliant USB controllers, including the Korg nano series and microKEY series
  • Support for Kronos Editor and Plug-in Editor software
  • USB Ethernet adapter compatibility enables high-speed data transfer between Kronos and your computer
  • Comprehensive interface based around a large 8" TFT TouchView display

Tech Specs

Type Synth Workstation
Sound Engine Type(s) 9 x Synth/Modeling engines
Number of Keys 88
Type of Keys Semi-weighted RH3 
Other Controllers Joystick, Ribbon controller, Vector Joystick
Polyphony 180
Memory 2GB PCM RAM
Expansion Optional second internal SSD
Storage Onboard 62GB drive
Number of Effects 197 (16 simultaneous, 12 insert effects, 2 master effects)
Arpeggiator Yes
Sampling Yes
Audio Recording 16-track Audio
Sequencer 16-track MIDI
Audio Inputs 2 x 1/4" (mic/line)
Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4" (main out), 4 x 1/4" (mono out), 1 x 1/4" (headphones)
Digital Inputs 1 x Optical Toslink (S/PDIF)
Digital Outputs 1 x Optical Toslink (S/PDIF)
USB 2 x Type A, 1 x Type B
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru/USB
Pedal Inputs 3 x 1/4" (damper, switch, pedal)
Software Kronos Editor, Plug-in Editor
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6.4 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Power Supply Standard IEC AC cable
Height 5.28"
Width 56.14"
Depth 14.33"
Weight 39.2 lbs. 
Manufacturer Part Number KRONOS LS

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