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Korg Kross 2 88-key Synthesizer Workstation - Black

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More features, more sounds, more possibilities.
A state-of-the-art platform with ever greater functionality. The mobile synthesizer workstation that does everything.

KROSS 2, the long-awaited successor of the KROSS, is a compact, portable workstation with a huge range of sounds. While maintaining its identity as ultra-lightweight, compact, and capable of running on batteries, this new model dramatically enhances KROSS's sounds and functionality. In addition to a total of more than a thousand preset sounds, expansion PCM memory has been newly added. Also new is a pad sampler that allows full-fledged sampling, and USB audio/MIDI interface functionality. The colour scheme is more stylish, and the user interface allows intuitive operation by all, including beginners.

Effortlessly select the sound that you want to play, shape it to match your imagination, sample a sound, create phrases and rhythms, record your vocal or guitar, bring KROSS 2 on stage, and perform. Whatever you artistic vision, you can make it happen. KROSS 2 is a versatile synthesizer platform made with creative freedom in mind.


• A rich selection of more than 1,000 powered-up presets
• 128MB of expansion PCM memory is built-in, and option libraries are supported
• The rich expressive power of the EDS-i sound engine, and a rich selection of effects with 134 types
• Superb sampling functionality and 16 sampler pads
• A panel layout that lets you access functions without confusion
• Realtime control section for quick parameter editing
• Favourite function lets you register and instantly recall up to 128 frequently-used sounds
• Quick layer/split can be specified by a single button
• Ultra-lightweight compact body; the 61-key model weighs only 3.8 kg, the lightest in its class
• Long operating life, with six AA batteries allowing up to seven hours of use
• Audio player/recorder that can be easily triggered by the pads
• Sequencer, drum track, and arpeggiator to support your song production
• A rich array of input jacks for singer-instrumentalists or vocoder performance without requiring additional equipment
• Also functions as a USB audio interface


Keyboard: 88 keys NH (Natural weighted hammer action) keyboard (no aftertouch)

Maximum Polyphony:
- 120 voices (120 oscillators), single mode
- 60 voices (60 oscillators), single mode

Preset PCM Memory:
- Approximately 128 MB (calculated as 48 kHz / 16-bit linear PCM data equivalent)
- 496 multisamples (including seven stereo), 1014 drumsamples (including 49 stereo)

Expansion PCM Memory:
- Approximately 128MB (*when converted to 48 kHz 16-bit linear PCM - Used when loading option PCM

- Oscillator: OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported 4 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layers.
- Filters: Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB)
- Two multi-mode filters per voice (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)
- Modulation: For each voice, two envelope generators (Filter & Amp), two LFOs, two key tracking generators (Filter & Amp), and two AMS mixers. In addition, pitch EG, common LFO, and two common key tracking generators

- Timbres: Up to 16 timbres, switchable via key zone or velocity zone, layer and crossfade supported, Tone Adjust function allows program settings to be offset
- Master Keyboard functionality: These allow you to control external MIDI devices

- Stereo and mono drumsamples. 4-way velocity switches with crossfades and adjustable crossfade shapes (Linear, Power, Layer).

The Number of Combinations/Programs/Drum Kits:
- User Combinations: 896 Combinations (384 Preload)
- User Programs: 1280 Programs (768 Preload)
- User Drum Kits 58 Drum Kits (42 Preload)
- Preset Programs 265 Programs (256 GM2 Programs + 9 GM2 Drum Programs)

- Number of memories: 128 (16 favourites • 8 banks)

Insert effects:
- 5 Insert Effects In-line processing; stereo in - stereo out.
- Master effects: 2 Master Effects Two effects sends; stereo in - stereo out.
- Effects types: Total of 134 types (select from 74 types for insert effects, 101 types of master effect 1, and 120 types for mast

Power: AC adaptor power supply DC 9V; AA alkaline batteries x 6, or nickel-metal hydride batteries x 6 Battery Life: AA alkaline batteries x 6: Approximately 6 hours; AA nickel-metal hydride batteries (1900mAh) x 6: Approximately 7 hours
*Varies depending on the batteries used and the conditions of use.

Power Consumption: 5 W

Dimensions (W x D x H):
KROSS2-61: 935 mm 269 mm x 88 mm / 36.81" 10.59" 3.46"
KROSS2-88 1,448 mm 383 mm 136 mm / 57.01" 15.08" 5.35"
KROSS2-61: 3.8 kg / 8.38 lbs (excluding batteries)
KROSS2-88: 12.3 kg / 27.12 lbs (excluding batteries)

Included Items: AC adapter, Quick Start Guide
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