Korg RK-100S 2 Keytar


The Korg RK-100S is back and better than ever!

Korg gets their Keytar on with the updated RK-100S 2. Looking back, the Korg RK-100S was released in 2014 and was one of the best options – boasting a sleek design and powerful analogue modelled sound engine. Nevertheless, over the past few years Korg quietly discontinued its keytar line. Now it is back in the form of version 2.

The new RK-100S 2 features a 37-note ‘slim’ keyboard paired with two ribbon controllers for expressive modulation of parameters such as pitch and filter modulation. The wooden body design remains faithful to its original RK-100 keytar which was released in the mid-’80s.

Inside, sounds are powered by an analogue modelling engine, but Korg has expanded the number of patches onboard. Attention has also been paid to enhance the lead sounds, providing a selection of pro-grams that will “emanate powerful presence when soloing”.

In addition, there is also a vocoder, accessed via a minijack input, enabling users to connect a headset mic for some ultimate ’80s-style synth funk action. Additionally, the input can also be used to run external audio through the instrument, like play along with backing tracks.

The instrument also features MIDI output and USB ports for use as a controller for software setups or external sound modules. A free desktop editor application enables users tweak and organise sounds and adjust MIDI settings.

The Korg RK-100S 2 is battery powered, by six AA batteries with long operating life – a lifespan of up to eight hours of continuous operation. The RK-100S 2 comes complete with a strap and soft case.

Korg has yet to announce the available date and price.

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  1. admin said

    am March 3 2020 @ 6:57 pm

    The RK-100S 2 synth boasts an enhanced crop of lead sounds from its analog modeling engine.

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