Ensoniq KS-32 Weighted Action Keyboard

Ensoniq KS-32 Weighted Action Keyboard

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SKU:
EKS32
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Used
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Ensoniq KS-32 Weighted Action Keyboard 
Includes Power Cord

About This Keyboard

When we took this in trade our plan was to part it out but it is in such good working order that we just couldn't bring ourselves to do it. The only issue we have found with this keyboard is the keys could probably use a little key lube as they have a slight squeak but it can't be heard at normal playing level. It comes complete with the power cord. Cosmetically the keyboard has some scuffs and scratches but probably nothing more than should be expected on a keyboard of it's age. Every button and slider that I know how to test works just as it should. It's heavy so shipping is a little high.

The Ensoniq KS-32 In General

The Ensoniq KS-32 is a velocity and pressure sensitive 76 key (32 voice, 24 channel multitimbral) synthesizer, featuring 167 waveforms, dual multimode digital filters, three 4-stage envelopes, an LFO, versatile modulation, stereo effects, 8 track (+ 8 track song) real or step time sequencer, auxiliary outputs, and MIDI. The 80 user editable presets can be saved via MIDI SysEx, 3.5" DSDD disk drive, or cartridge (another 100 presets are in ROM).

Physical

Form FactorDimensionsWeightAudio InputAudio OutputCommunication PortControl InputControl OutputSwitch InputPower
76 weighted keys W:49.5in (125.7cm) H:4.5in (11.4cm) D:13.9in (35.3cm) 49lbs (22.2kg) no main:stereo aux:stereo MIDI IN OUT THRU pedal no dual (TRS) AC

Interface

CompatibilityMultitimbral MemoryProgram MemoryExternal StorageExternal ProgrammingUI InputUI Output
SQ-1+ SQ-R+ SQ-2 KS-32 shares program memory preset:100 user:80 cartridge:160 cartridge (ROM:SC/ISC RAM:MC-32) 3.5" DSDD disk drive MIDI SysEx menu driven LCD display

Architecture

MultitimbralPolyphonyUnisonArchitecture
24 max:32 (osc:1) min:10 (osc:3) no DCO->DCF->DCA->Pan

Output

EffectsPan ModulatorVolume ModulatorHeadphone
24bit stereo multieffects processor (ESP chip), featuring reverb, chorus, flange, phasing, delay, distortion, rotating speaker, compression, wah. Effects can be modulated by performance controls (pressure, velocity, key, mod wheel, CV/switch pedals, MIDI CC, 6 ramps) no pressure Env1-3 key LFO MIDI-CC Mod-Wheel Pitch-Wheel noise pedal velocity yes

Control

ArpeggiatorArpeggiator ExternalSequencerSequencer MemorySequencer ExternalContinuousProgram Change
no N/A 8 track + 8 track song real or step time (supports Sysex dump/load) notes:8.5k (SQX-70-S:58k note) sequences:70 songs:30 MIDI pedal Mod-Wheel Pitch-Wheel MIDI-BendMIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC2MIDI-CC4 MIDI-CC6MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC12MIDI-CC70 MIDI-CC71 MIDI-CC72 MIDI-CC73 MIDI-CC74 pedal

Keyboard

Key PressureChord MemoryExternal ControlExternal SustainKey ScalingVelocity Curves
channel polyphonic (MIDI only) no MIDI (guitar mono mode) MIDI pedal pitch:microtonal 14

Sample

StereoSample DepthSample RateSample RAMSample ROMSample PointsSample TriggerSample LoopSample Edit
no 16 bit ? no 3MB (1MB piano) N/A N/A N/A no

Source

NameSignal ClassWaveformOctave RangeAmplitude ModulatorHarmonics ModulatorPitch ModulatorWave Assign Modulator
Wave digital 167 +-4 mix: key velocity start:velocity pressure Env1-3 key LFO MIDI-CC Mod-Wheel Pitch-Wheel noise pedal velocity portamento no

Filter

NameSignal ClassICResonantShapeFrequency ModulatorResonance ModulatorShape Modulator
F1 digital DSP no 2-3 pole low pass (shares 4 poles with multimode) pressure Env1-3 key LFO MIDI-CC Mod-Wheel Pitch-Wheel noise pedal velocity no no
F2 digital DSP no 1-2 pole low or high pass (shares 4 poles with low pass) pressure Env1-3 key LFO MIDI-CC Mod-Wheel Pitch-Wheel noise pedal velocity no no

Envelope

NameLevelRateLoopPolarityTriggerLevel ModulatorRate Modulator
Env1 4 4 yes no no velocity key velocity:attack
Env2 4 4 yes no no velocity key velocity:attack
Env3 4 4 yes no no velocity key velocity:attack

LFO

NameWaveformDelayPolaritySyncDelay ModulatorLevel ModulatorRate Modulator
LFO triangle, sine, sine/triangle, positive triangle, positive sine, up saw, or square yes no no no pressure Env1-3 key LFO MIDI-CC Mod-Wheel Pitch-Wheel noise pedal velocity no

It is important to remember that when buying a used keyboard it may not operate or look exactly like a new one. Used keyboards develop wear over time that can cause such items as function buttons, knobs, sliders etc. to fail to operate as smoothly or easily as when they were new. Our technician does check these items and if they are deemed unusable they are replaced but some function buttons may require more pressure or manipulation to make the appropriate changes. Cosmetically your used keyboard may have scuffs, scratches, cracks to plastic pieces, discolored keys or other visual impairments that might not show up in the photos. We try to mention any obvious visual imperfections but may not consider them serious enough to post in the listing.