Korg Kross-88 88-Key Music Workstation (Black)

Korg Kross-88 88-Key Music Workstation (Black)

Korg Kross-88 88-Key Music Workstation (Black)

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Korg Kross-88 88-Key Music Workstation (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Piano, Electric Piano, & Drum Sounds
  • Organs, Strings, Brass, & Synth Sounds
  • 64 Favorites Setting for Quick Recall
  • Use Up to 7 Effects at Once
  • Quick Layer/Split Function
  • Step & 16-Track MIDI Sequencer
  • Stereo Audio Recorder
  • Mic & Stereo Line Inputs
  • Records to SD Cards
  • Battery or AC Powered
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  • 1Description

The black Kross-88 88-Key Music Workstation from Korg is an 88-key, natural-weighted, hammer-action, velocity-sensitive mobile workstation. Its built-in sound library is based on PCM data and has a variety of instruments such as pianos, organs, strings, and synths. Frequently used sounds can be stored for quick access with the Favorites function, which allows you to recall up to 64 patches with four banks of 16 buttons. Korg's EDS-i sound engine allows you to create new sounds by using up to 7 of its built-in effects simultaneously; 5 as inserts on your sound and 2 as master effects.

The Kross-88 features a built-in stereo audio recorder that can track not only your performance on the Kross but vocals as well, thanks to the 1/4" mic input. Your recordings can be tracked to optional SD cards. The Kross-88 can be powered by either 6 AA batteries or with the included AC adapter.

A Variety of Sounds
Because of its portability, the KROSS will be used in a wide range of situations, and that's why it provides a variety of sounds. The PCM data is approximately twice as large as preceding models such as the X50 and the PS60. Staples such as frequently used rock/jazz organ, strings, brass, and synth sounds have been brushed up. There are also instruments such as toy piano, accordion, combo organ, church organ, and even vintage instruments such as a tape sampler, as well as bell-type sounds and the sounds you need for dance music and electronica
Sound Selector
While the KROSS provides a broad range of sounds, there are two dedicated dials that let you find the sound you need. First use the category dial to choose the broad category such as piano, electric piano, organ, bell, synths, basses, or strings. Then turn the select dial to find the sound you want. It's a quick way to focus on selecting the needed sounds without being distracted by sounds of another type
Favorites Function
Sounds that you've created or that you use frequently can be registered to four banks of 16 buttons, giving you a total of 64 sounds that can be recalled at a single touch. This is a convenience during live performances or song production. You can also register audio songs and recall them along with sounds
EDS-i Sound Engine
The EDS-i sound engine is distilled from the EDS/EDS-X sound engines. It allows you to use a total of seven effects simultaneously: five insert effects and two master effects. Ranging from standards such as delay, reverb, chorus, flanger, and rotary speaker -- including amp modeling powered by Korg's proprietary "REMS" modeling technology -- and even a robot voice vocoder. You can choose from 134 different high-quality effects
Quick Layer/Split Function
Dedicated buttons are provided for Layer/Split settings. Start by selecting the first program you want to use; then press the dedicated button to enable Layer or Split. When this is on, a screen will appear in which you can choose the other sound and specify details such as the split point. Then write your settings and the layer/split sound will be saved as a Combination
In the Box
Korg Kross-88 88-Key Music Workstation (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Keyboard 88-Key Natural-Weighted, Hammer-Action, Velocity-Sensitive Keyboard
    Standard A0 to C8 (Transposable in the Range of {A-1 to C7} to {A1 to C9})
    System EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated)
    Polyphony Maximum:
    80 Voices (80 Oscillators)/Single Mode
    40 Voices (40 Oscillators)/Double Mode
    The maximum simultaneous voice polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo multi-samples and velocity crossfading
    PCM Memory 112 MB, Approximate (In Case of 48 kHz, 16-Bit Linear PCM Converted)
    421 Multi-Samples, Including 6 Stereo Multi-Samples
    890 Drum Samples, Including 49 Stereo Drum Samples
    Oscillator OSC 1 (Single)
    OSC 1 + 2 (Double)
    Stereo multi-samples are supported, and four levels of velocity switching, crossfading, and layering are possible for each oscillator
    Filter Routing: Single, Serial, Parallel, 24 dB
    2x Multi-Mode Filters Per Oscillator: Low-Pass, High-Pass, Band-Pass, Band Reject
    Modulation 2x Envelope Generators Per Oscillator (Filter & Amp)
    2x LFOs
    2x Key-Tracking Generators (Filter & Amp)
    2x AMS Mixers
    1x Pitch Envelope Generator
    1x Common LFO
    2x Common Key-Tracking Generators
    Combination 16x Timbres (Maximum)
    Key zone and velocity zone settings can be used to switch sounds, and the Tone Adjust function allows Program settings to be modified
    Master Keyboard Functionality: External MIDI Device Control
    Drum Kits Samples: Stereo and Mono
    1x Velocity 4-Zone Switch (Crossfades and Layers)
    Programs: 640 User (512 Preload)
    Combination: 384 User (256 Preload)
    Drum Kit: 48 User (32 Preload)
    Program: 256 GM2 Presets and 9 GM2 Drums Program
    Preset User: 64 (16 x 4 Banks)
    Effects 5x Insert Effects (Stereo In/Out)
    2x Master Effects (Stereo In/Out)
    Modulation: Dynamic Modulation
    Effect Types:
    74x Types for Insert Effects
    101x Types for Master Effect 1
    120x Types for Master Effects 2
    Effect Control Busses: Stereo Side Chain (Limiter, Gate, Vocoder)
    Arpeggiator Polyphonic Arpeggiator Program Mode: 1 Unit
    Combination, Sequencer Mode: 2 Units
    Patterns: 1,028 User Arpeggio Patterns (916 Preload), 5 Preset Arpeggio Patterns
    12x Tones
    64x Steps (Maximum)
    Sequencer Step Sequencer Program Mode: 1 Unit
    Combination Mode: 1 Unit
    Sequencer Mode: 1 Unit
    12x Tones
    64x Steps (Maximum)
    Drum Tracks: 700 Preset Patterns, Trigger/Sync/Zone Settings
    Sequencer Tracks: 16-Track MIDI Sequencer
    1x Pause Button
    1x REW Button
    1x FF Button
    1x Locate Button
    1x REC Button
    1x Start/Stop Button
    Songs 128 (Maximum)
    Resolution: 1/480
    Tempo: 40.00 to 300.00 (1/100 BPM Resolution)
    Template Song: 16 Preset, 16 User
    Memory 210,000 MIDI Events (Maximum)
    Counter Measure/Beat/Tick
    Hour/Minute/Second
    Preset 700x Patterns (Shared with Drum Track Patterns)
    Format Korg (KROSS) Format, SMF Format 0 and 1
    Recording Format PCM Audio Format, 48 kHz/16-Bit
    Import: WAV, 44.1 kHz/16-Bit, 48 kHz/16-Bit (Stereo), Automatic Conversion from 44.1 kHz to 48 kHz
    Export: WAV, 48 kHz/16-Bit
    Continuity Recording Time: 3 hours (Maximum)
    Recording Time: Approximately 90 Minutes Per 1 GB (Depending on SD Card Used)
    Songs: 200 (Maximum)
    Multi-Track Recording: Depends on Space Remaining on SD Card
    Media File, Utility, Information
    Controllers General Control:
    1x Pitch Bend Wheel
    1x Modulation Wheel
    1x SW 1
    1x SW 2
    1x Tempo Knob
    1x Tap Button

    Step Sequencer/Favorite:
    1 to 16 Buttons
    1x Step Seq Button
    1x Set Up Button for Control
    1x Run Button
    1x Favorite Button
    1x Bank Button for Control
    LED: A/B/C/D

    Drum Track:
    1x Drum Track Button

    Arpeggiator:
    1x Arp Button

    Effect On/Off:
    1x Master FX Button

    Audio Recorder:
    1x Setup Button
    1x Play/Pause Button
    Display 240 x 64 pixel LCD w/backlight, with adjustable contrast
    Category 1x Category Dial
    1x Select Dial
    Mode 1x Combi Button
    1x Prog Button
    1x SEQ Button
    1x Global/Media Button
    Value 1x Value Dial
    Cursor Left/Right/Up/Down Buttons
    1x Exit Button
    1x Enter Button
    1x Function Button
    1x Page + Button
    1x Page - Button
    1x Menu Button
    Tempo 1x Tempo Knob
    1x Tap Button
    Layer 1x Split Button
    1x Layer Button
    Control Input Damper (Half Damper Supported)
    Assignable Switch
    Assignable Pedal
    Output 2x 1/4" (6.35 mm) Phone Jack, Unbalanced
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini Phone Jack Headphone Output
    1x 5-Pin DIN MIDI Output
    Output Impedance 1/4" Outputs: 1.1 kΩ, Mono Output 555 Ω
    Headphone Output: 33 Ω, Maximum Level 40 + 40 mW
    Input 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini Jack Line Input
    1x 1.4" (6.35 mm) Phone Mic Input
    1x 5-Pin DIN MIDI Input
    1x USB Type B
    Input Impedance Line Input: 1.1 kΩ
    Mic Input: 33 Ω
    Maximum Input Line: -42 to 0 dBu
    Mic: -48 to -6 dBu
    SD Card Slot 1 slot
    2 GB Maximum SD Memory Card is supported
    32 GB Maximum SDHC Memory Card is supported
    SDXC Cards are NOT Supported
    Power Supply AC Adapter (9 V DC)
    6x AA Alkaline or Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
    Battery Life Alkaline Batteries: 4 Hours (Approximate)
    Ni-MH Batteries: 5 Hours (Approximate)
    Power Consumption 5 W
    Compatibility Windows:
    XP Home/Professional SP3
    Vista SP2 (All Editions)
    7 SP 1 (All Editions)
    8 (All Editions)
    USB Port Required

    Mac OS X
    OS X 10.5
    OS X 10.6
    OS X 10.7
    OS X 10.8
    Intel Processor and USB Port Required
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 57.01 x 15.08 x 5.32" (1448 x 383 x 135 mm)
    Weight 27.34 lb (12.4 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 38.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 53.5 x 20.0 x 10.2"

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