Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Dec 2018 > KORG KRONOS 88 LS


The 88 LS is the latest in the KRONOS workstation range, a keyboard so featurepacked, it is touted as Korg’s most powerful synth ever. Andy Jones powers up


When Korg says that the KRONOS 88LS is its ‘most powerful synthesizer ever’, you kind of have to sit up and take notice. The company’s history of making synths stretches back 45 years to its first offering, the Korg miniKORG-700. Since then it has released many landmark instruments and game-changing synth ranges. There was the MS-20, Polysix and MonoPoly that helped define synth pop; the Poly-800 which was one of the first cheap programmable synths (and one of my first experiences with a synth); the M1 that soundtracked the late 80s; the Wavestations, Trinitys and Tritons of the 90s and 00s (plus my personal favourite, the massive-sounding physical modelling joy that was the Prophecy); right up to the Krosses and KRONOSes of today.

So Korg has form in making synths, and what I have before me is its most powerful synthesizer ever. Welcome to the KRONOS 88 LS.


The KRONOS workstation was announced in 2011 and has been released in various forms and limited edition colours. The 88 LS is the most recent and very much the pinnacle of the range, designed to appeal to jobbing musicians and players, plus studio composers and producers alike. It’s lightweight and more portable than most 88-note keyboards, so gigging musicians will love it, and it comes packed with a simply stunning set of features. Hold your breath and read this lot…

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of MusicTech - Dec 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Dec 2018
Or 449 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.75 per issue
Or 4499 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.49 per issue
Or 449 points

View Issues

About MusicTech

The new issue of MusicTech is available to download now!