Korg Kross 2 88 Music Workstation - Matte Black
Keys, drums, sequences, sampling and a performance powerhouse: Korg Kross 2 88 comes in a 'super matte black' rubberized finish and features additional sound content including a beautifully resonant acoustic piano. Designed to be your main keyboard, Kross 2 88 features everything a performer needs, far exceeding its class in power and usability.
- A rich selection of powered-up presets
- 128MB of expansion PCM memory is built in and optional add-on libraries are supported
- The rich expressive power of Korg's EDS-i sound engine and a generous 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
- Favorite function lets you register and instantly recall up to 128 frequently-used sounds
- Quick layer/split can be specified by a single button
- 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 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
Rubberized matte black finish is sleek and uniquely durable
Kross 2 88 features a great-feeling rubberized finish in 'super matte black,' simultaneously sleek and elegant but also durable and comfortable.
Rich sounds powered by added PCM
A diverse array of more than 1,000 preset sounds has been supplemented by additional PCM with 128 new programs that include piano and electric piano and also fulfill your needs for cutting-edge EDM with synth and drum sounds plus 27 drum track patterns. Kross 2 also provides 128 MB of built-in expansion PCM memory. By selecting from optional libraries, you can expand Kross 2's internal sounds to meet the needs of your performing style or situation.
The rich expressive power of the EDS-i sound engine, with a full complement of effects
The high-quality EDS-i Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated sound engine is inherited from Korg's professional synthesizers. You can use a total of seven effects units simultaneously: five insert and two master. Rich, expressive power is available from the selection of 134 high-quality effects, including standard effects such as delay and reverb as well as amp modeling, vintage effect units and even a vocoder.
Superb sampling function and a pad sampler
Kross 2 is equipped with a unique sampling function that provides 16 playable pads. You can record the input from the line in jack and assign a stereo sample of up to 14 seconds to each pad. Up to four pads can be triggered simultaneously. You can edit the sample waveform using functions such as start/end loop point settings and normalize, and even resample within Kross 2, allowing you to perform extensive sampling without requiring any additional equipment. Long audio files from an SD card can also be assigned to these pads.
Straightforward access to the sounds and functions you need
The realtime control section lets you directly control Kross 2's main parameters without having to navigate through a menu hierarchy. In addition to realtime control of the sounds and effects and simple editing of programs, you can use the knobs to easily control the vocoder settings or adjust the tempo of the arpeggiator and sequencer. The favorites function lets you register frequently-used programs and combinations and recall them at a single touch and provides 128 favorite locations. This function is ideal for live players that need quick access to a specialized set of sounds on stage. The layer/split function, which lets you layer two sounds or assign separate sounds to the left and right regions of the keyboard, is easy to set up thanks to a dedicated quick layer/split button. A category dial is provided, allowing you to immediately find the sounds you're looking for amid the vast range of choices. Just choose the general type of sound, such as piano or organ, and then make your selection quickly and efficiently.
Ultra-lightweight and compact body with support for battery operation
The amazing mobility of the Kross series is unparalleled. Improvements in power efficiency allow up to seven hours of battery-powered operation from six AA batteries. The 88-key model also provides an accessory compartment that can hold spare batteries or cables as well as an easily accessible front-located battery panel. The rear panel Korg logo is fully illuminated, letting you stand out on stage.
Audio player/recorder that you can easily trigger from the pads
The built-in stereo audio recorder lets you record your Kross 2 performance or overdub an external input source such as vocals. There's also a pad audio play function that allows recorded sounds or audio files imported from an external source to be assigned to each of the 16 pads for playback. Unlike the sampling function, this allows extended recording and playback that is limited only by the capacity of the SD card; you can strike a pad to play back the backing of an entire song while you perform on the keyboard or use the pads to trigger sound effects or background music.
Supports your song production, turning inspiration into reality
The 16-track MIDI sequencer records your keyboard performance and controller movements as MIDI data. It can also record your pad sampler performance, providing an easy way for you to create sketches of ideas for songs. The step sequencer lets you use the 16 pads to intuitively and quickly create original rhythm patterns of up to 64 steps. The drum track lets you add rhythm to your performance simply by pressing a button. Choose from 772 preset drum patterns that cover a variety of styles. The arpeggiator function is a great way to generate ideas for songs: simply hold down keys to generate rhythmic chords, bass phrases or guitar strumming.
Mic connection for the singer-instrumentalist or for vocoder performance, with no other equipment needed
The 1/4" MIC IN jack lets you connect a mic directly, so there's no need for a singer-instrumentalist to provide a separate mixer when performing live. A vocoder function is also built in and you can easily perform vocoder sounds with rapid access via the realtime control section. Also provided is a LINE INPUT stereo mini-jack that's convenient for connecting your audio player or for sampling.
Kross 2 editor
A dedicated Kross 2 editor and plug-in editor are also provided. These let you edit while viewing numerous parameters at a glance on your computer, or allow you to use Kross 2 like a software synthesizer from within your DAW.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power supply|
|Number of Keys||88|
|Weighted Keys||Hammer Weighted|
|Key Action||Natural weighted hammer action|
|Programs/Presets||896 user combinations
384 preload combinations
1,280 user programs (768 + 128 preload)
58 user drum kits (42 + 27 preload)
1,230 total preload and preset programs (965 preload, 265 preset)
|Voices of Polyphony||120|
|Oscillators per Voice||Varies by Sound Engine|
|Effects||5 Insert Effects
2 Master Effects
Total: 134 types
*74 types for Insert Effect
*101 types for Master Effect 1
*120 types for Master Effect 2
|Sequencer||16-track MIDI Sequencer
Stereo Audio Recorder
Step Sequencer (64 steps)
|Sampling||16 multi-function trigger pads for sample playback|
|Internal Storage Capacity||SD card|
|Audio File Playback||Yes|
|MIDI||In, Out, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, Audio, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|Audio Inputs||(1) 1/8" Stereo
(1) 1/4" - Mic In
|Audio Outputs||(2) 1/4" Line - L/Mono, R
(1) 1/8" Stereo Headphone
|Control Connections||DAMPER (Half Damper is supported)
|Onboard Controllers||Pitch Bend Wheel
SW , SW 
|Expansion||128MB of expansion PCM memory is built-in, and option libraries are supported|
|Product Weight||27.12 lb (excluding batteries)|
|Unique Features||Additional PCM with 128 additional programs that include piano and electric piano
27 additional drum track patterns
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