New Korg Kronos LS 88 Synth Workstation Officially Revealed

This one is for the players. Synth players. Korg Japan have published official details for the new Korg Kronos 88 LS workstation synth. We've translated all the details and features into English here.

If you're Japanese you may already have seen that the Korg Kronos 88 LS (which we spotted in a sneaky photo here along with the Arp Odyssey FS in early November) is now official. At this stage Korg have only published details for their new Kronos workstation synth on their Japanese language website. But, thanks to the joy that is Google translate, we've been able to (roughly) translate the details so you can see this news first.

All info has been taken from the official Korg JP website here. For our Japanese reading audience we've also included the original text. Enjoy!

Korg Kronos LS 88 workstation synthesizer.

Newly designed LS keyboard with light touch that allows light performance. Casual KRONOS-88 key model

軽快な"奏ができるライト・タッチの新設計LS鍵盤。カジュアルなKRONOS-88鍵モデル

9つの異なる音源'備え、コルグ史上最高の性能'誇るミュージック・ワークステーション、KRONOS。"アノからオルガン、シンセから物理音源まで、その...広いサウンドの持つポテンシャル'より引き出すための一つの提案と-て、"アノが弾きやすく、オルガンやシンセの"奏に最適な、タッチの軽い88鍵モデル'新たに加えま-た。 

落ち着いた雰囲-のダーク・ブラウンのボディ、楽器'所有する喜び'高めるサンバーストのサイド・ウッド'まとい、"れまでのKRONOSとはまた違った"声'ステージ上のあなたに約束-ます。KRONOS LS、誕"。 

KRONOS, a music workstation with nine different sound sources, boasting the highest performance in the history of Korg. From a piano to an organ and a synth to a physical sound source, as one proposal to bring out the potential of its broad sound, it is easy to play the piano, newly adds a light key touch key model suitable for organ and synth performance It was.

The dark brown body in a calm atmosphere, the sunburst side wood for enhancing the joy of owning the instrument, I will promise you a different cheer for you on the stage with KRONOS. KRONOS LS, born. 

Adopt new keyboard of light touch to achieve light performance

軽快な"奏'実現する、ライト・タッチの新鍵盤'採"。

オルガンやシンセの速いフレーズやグリッサンドが弾きやすい、軽いタッチの鍵盤'KRONOSのために新設計。鍵盤自"の構造も見直-、"来のライト・タッチ鍵盤(61鍵)よりも、複雑なコードや難"度の高いフレーズの"奏でも、ベロシティのコントロールが-やすくなりま-た。"来と変わらぬウォーターフォール式の箱型鍵盤のため、すでに確立されているデザイン・バランス'損なう"となく、シンセ鍵盤のライトな"奏感'実現。またセミウェイテッド鍵盤なので、"アノやエレ"などコード'多"する"奏も、指...に-っかり感のある反応で安心-て楽-めます

New design for KRONOS for light touch key, which is easy to play with organ phrases and synth fast phrases and glissando. We also reviewed the structure of the keyboard itself, making it easier to control velocity, even with complicated codes and more difficult-to-play phrases than the conventional light / touch keyboard (61 keys). Because it is a waterfall box type keyboard which is the same as before, it realizes a light performance feeling of synth keyboard without impairing already established design balance. Also, because it is a semi-weighted keyboard, you can enjoy playing with a lot of code such as piano and electric piano with confidence in the reaction with a firm feeling to your fingertips. 

Achieved a weight saving of 6.3 kg compared to the 88 key weighted model

88鍵ウェイテッド・モデルに対-て、6.3kgの軽量化'"成

新鍵盤採"により、"来の"アノ鍵盤'使"-たKRONOS-88鍵モデルに対-、6.3kgの軽量化'実現。同73鍵モデルと"べても3kg以上も軽くなり、楽器運搬やセッティング時の負...'大きく軽減-ま-た。

By adopting the new key, we realized a weight reduction of 6.3 kg compared to the KRONOS-88 key model using the conventional piano keyboard. It is lighter than 3kg even compared with the 73 key model, greatly reducing the burden of carrying instruments and setting. 

New Features New OS v3.1 including Quick Layer / Split

新機能クイック・レイヤー/ス-リット'含む最新OS v3.1'搭載

新鍵盤搭載に伴い、"アノとストリングスのレイヤー、エレ"とベースのス-リットなど、軽いタッチの88鍵盤'活か-たより多彩な"奏が-軽にできるよう、鍵盤の割り振り設定'簡単に行えるクイック・レイヤー、クイック・ス-リット機能'加えた最新OS v3.1'搭載。もちろ"OSは細部にわたりブラッシュ・アッ-されており、ストレスのない安定-た"奏'境'提供-ます。

With the new keyboard, Quick Layer, which allows easy assignment of keyboard settings, such as piano and strings layer, electric piano and base split, making it easier to play a variety of performances making use of the light touch 88 keyboards. The latest OS v3.1 with the split function added. Of course, the OS has been brushed up in detail to provide a stable performance environment without stress. 

New design Dark brown panel, sunburst side wood

新意匠ダーク・ブラウンのパネル、サンバーストのサイド・ウッド

パネルには、KRONOSの精悍さ'保ちつつ、落ち着いた雰囲-'醸-出すダーク・ブラウン・カラー'新採"。またサイド・ウッドには「違い」'"み出すサンバースト・カラー'取り...れま-た。88鍵ライト・タッチのKRONOS LSだけが持つオリジナリティは、数あるハイエンド・クラスのシンセサイザーの中でもひときわ輝き'"ちます。 

In the panel, while maintaining the fearlessness of KRONOS, newly adopted dark brown color which brings forth a calm atmosphere. Inside wood also adopted sunburst color which produces "difference". KRONOS LS of 88 key light · touch only has its own originality, which shines outstanding among many high-end class synthesizers.

 

 

 

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