Korg KROSS 2 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation (Gray-Blue)

$879.99

  • 61 Keys, Velocity-Sensitive
  • 1000+ Preset Sounds, 120-Voice Polyphony
  • 128MB of Expansion PCM Memory
  • Sampler with 16 Trigger Pads

The super matte black Korg KROSS is a mobile synthesizer workstation with a 61-key, velocity-sensitive keyboard. Combining a synth, sequencer, sampler, recorder, and audio interface in one compact and lightweight unit, it provides musicians and composers alike with the tools for writing and recording original music, or for performing as a one-man band or in a group.

The KROSS 2  offers 1000+ preset sounds, 120 voices of polyphony, 134 effects, and 128MB of built-in expansion PCM memory for optional sound libraries as they become available (available separately). The workstation is equipped with a sampling function that provides 16 playable pads for triggering samples or full audio tracks.

For production applications, the KROSS 2 comes with a 16-track MIDI sequencer, a step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and a drum track. A stereo audio recorder enables you to record your performance or overdub an external input source—such as vocals—directly to an SD card (available separately).

The workstation features a user-friendly layout with real-time controls that let you easily access desired sounds and functions on the fly. You can quickly store and recall your favorite programs and combinations, and layers/splits are simple to set up thanks to a dedicated button.

In addition to USB MIDI interface functionality, the USB audio interface enables you to connect the KROSS 2 to your Mac or Windows computer and enjoy DAW recording. You can also use the instrument for playing in conjunction with your iPad or iPhone. The keyboard is powered by either six AA batteries or with the included AC adapter.

Portable Design for the Gigging Musician

  • Lightweight (at 8.38 lb) and compact portable workstation
  • 61-key, velocity-sensitive keyboard
  • Up to seven hours of battery-powered operation from six AA batteries
  • Super matte black color with a durable rubberized finish
  • Rear-panel Korg logo is fully illuminated

Rich Selection of Presets

1000+ Preset Sounds

  • Wide selection of sound programs covers your needs from live performance to studio production
  • 1075 internal sound programs
  • Multilayered pianos, electric pianos, thick strings, and more
  • Drum kits, including EDM grooves
  • 120-voice polyphony

Built-In Expansion PCM Memory

  • 128MB of built-in expansion PCM memory
  • Expandable with optional libraries as they become available (available separately)

EDS-i Sound Engine with Effects

  • High-quality EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated) sound engine
  • 134 effects including delay, reverb, amp modeling, vintage effect units, vocoder, and more
  • Use a total of seven effect units simultaneously, with five inserts and two masters

Sampling Function and Pad Sampler

  • Sampling function provides 16 playable pads
  • Record the input from the Line In jack and assign it to any pad as a stereo sample of up to 14 seconds
  • Up to four pads can be triggered simultaneously
  • Edit sample waveforms using functions such as Start/End loop point settings or Normalize
  • Resample within KROSS 2 to perform extensive sampling without requiring any additional equipment
  • Long audio files from an SD card can also be assigned to the pads

User-Friendly Layout

Real-Time Control Section

  • Directly control the main parameters without having to navigate through a menu hierarchy
  • Provides real-time control of the sounds, effects, and simple editing functions
  • Use the knobs to quickly control the vocoder settings, or adjust the tempo of the arpeggiator and sequencer

Favorites Function

  • Register frequently used programs and combinations, and recall them at a single touch
  • 128 favorite locations
  • Ideal for live players who need quick access to a specific set of sounds on stage

Quick Layer/Split

  • Layer two sounds or assign separate sounds to the left and right regions of the keyboard
  • Dedicated Layer/Split button

Category Dial

  • Helps you quickly find the sounds you’re looking for among the large selection of presets
  • Choose the general type of sound, such as piano or organ, and then make your selection quickly and efficiently

Audio Player/Recorder

  • Built-in stereo audio recorder lets you record your KROSS 2 performance, or overdub an external input source such as vocals
  • Pad Audio Play function enables you to assign recorded sounds or audio files imported from an external source, to each of the 16 pads for playback
  • Strike a pad to play back the backing of an entire song while you perform on the keyboard
  • Use the pads to trigger sound effects or background music
  • Allows extended recording and playback that is limited only by the capacity of the SD card

Sequencer

16-Track MIDI Sequencer

  • Sequencer records your keyboard performance and controller movements as MIDI data
  • Allows you to record your pad sampler performance
  • Ideal for recording musical ideas or sketching songs

Step Sequencer

  • Use the 16 pads to intuitively and quickly create original rhythm patterns with up to 64 steps

Drum Track

  • Choose from 772 preset drum patterns in a wide variety of styles
  • Add rhythm to your performance simply by pressing a button

Arpeggiator

  • Helps spark your imagination and generate song ideas
  • Simply hold down keys to create rhythmic chords, bass phrases, or guitar strumming

Microphone Input/Line Input/Vocoder

  • Mic input with 1/4″ TS phone jack lets you plug a dynamic mic directly in the keyboard
  • Eliminates the need for a separate mixer when performing live
  • Built-in vocoder function—easily perform vocoder sounds with quick access via the real-time control section
  • Line input with 1/8″ stereo mini jack, for connecting your audio player or for sampling

USB Audio/MIDI Interface

  • Connect the KROSS 2 to your Mac or Windows computer and enjoy DAW recording
  • The Korg Module (available separately) sound module app can be used as an external sound module played from the KROSS 2
  • Perform along with the backing of tracks you created using the Korg Gadget DAW app (available separately)
  • Dedicated KROSS 2 Editor and Plug-In Editor (free downloads, available separately) let you edit while viewing numerous parameters at a glance on your computer, or allow you to use the KROSS 2 as a software synthesizer from within your DAW
SPECS

Type: Synthesizer Workstation Sound Engine Type(s): EDS-i Analog/Digital: Digital Number of Keys: 61 Type of Keys: Synth, Velocity Sensitive Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod wheel Pads: 16 x pads (8 banks) Polyphony: 120 Notes (mono), 60 Notes (stereo) Number of Presets: 1075 Oscillators: OSC1, OSC1+2 (double) LFO: 2 x LFO Filter: 2 x Multi-mode Filters per voice Envelope Generator: Filter, Amp Number of Effects: 134 Types, 2 x Master Effects, 5 x Insert Effects Arpeggiator: Yes Sequencer: 16-track MIDI, 64 step, 128 songs, 16 user template songs Sampling: 14 second stereo sample per pad Audio Recording: PCM Audio, 16-bit/48kHz Audio Playback: Import WAV 16-bit/48kHz, SD card playback Memory: 128MB expansion PCM memory Storage: SD/SDHC card slot Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (mic), 1 x 1/8" (line) Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (L/Mono, R) Headphones: 1 x 1/8" USB: 1 x Type B MIDI I/O: In/Out Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (damper), 1 x 1/4" (assignable switch), 1 x 1/4" (assignable pedal) Power Supply: 9V DC power supply (included) / 6 x AA batteries (Alkaline, NiMH) Height: 3.46" Width: 36.81" Depth: 10.59" Weight: 8.38 lbs.

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Korg KROSS 2 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation (Gray-Blue) AC Adapter Limited 1-Year Warranty

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