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Korg Kross 88 Music Workstation

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    With the KROSS, the sounds and songs that you've created at home and the system that you use every day can go with you onto the stage or into the street! Featuring rich sounds that exceed its class, yet remaining highly portable, the KROSS is designed for practical usability. There's a convenient mic input and a built-in audio recorder, and it can run on 6 x AA batteries. It's a distinctive new standard in music workstations, with specs and style that set it apart from all others.

    The creative color and design will project a powerful presence whether you're performing on stage or anywhere else. The top panel as seen by the player is a sleek black color, while the rear and side panels visible by the audience use a bold, red color scheme. The two models feature different design concepts; the 61-key model is designed for active mobile use, while the 88-key model has a sophisticated design that looks great on stage.

    In spite of being packed with functionality, the KROSS is lightweight and highly portable. The 61-key model with its distinctive rear bar is amazingly light; at only 4.3 kg/9.5 lb, it's the most portable in its category. The 88-key model packs a piano-touch hammer action keyboard into a mere 12.4 kg/27.3 lbs. Both models are highly portable and lightweight, and can operate on an AC adapter or on six AA alkaline or nickel-metal hydride batteries.

    Because of its portability, the KROSS will be used in a wide range of situations, and that's why it provides a broad variety of sounds that surpasses even the flagship models of the previous generation. The PCM data is approximately twice as large as preceding models such as the X50 and the PS60. Staples such as the 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 cutting-edge dance music and electronica - unique sounds that have not been included in a synth of this class. Our design goal has been to make KROSS the only instrument you need.

    While the KROSS provides an extremely broad range of sounds, there are two dedicated dials that let you easily 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.

    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 real convenience during live performances or song production. You can also register audio songs and recall them along with sounds.

    The EDS-i sound engine is a high-quality sound engine distilled from the EDS/EDS-X sound engines found on Korg's most advanced instruments. 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, and also 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.

    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 simply write your settings and the layer/split sound will be saved as a Combination.

    The built-in stereo audio recorder can record not only the performance of the KROSS itself, but also the sound of a mic or external input. You can play backing tracks that you created, or overdub onto them to create songs and demos. Audio can be imported and exported as WAV files using an SD card (separately sold), making it easy to exchange material with your computer.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM, Sampling
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: ROM
    ROM Size: 112
    ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 48 kHz
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 3
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Band Reject, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Sequencer
    LFO
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 80
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 640
    Patches ROM: 265
    Multipatches RAM: 384
    Multipatches ROM: 256
    Storage: Internal, SD Card, USB
    Editing: MIDI, USB
    Arpeggiator
    2 Polyphonic Arpeggiators
    Effects
    5 Insert Effects, 2 Master Effects
    Sequencer
    MIDI Sequencer with 16 tracks/128 songs, Step Sequencer 64 steps
    Drum Track 700 patterns , Audio Recorder
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 88 keys, Buttons, Weighted, Hammer Action, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Velocity - Release , Sequencer, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob, Velocity
    Display Type: LCD
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 57.01 x 15.08 x 5.32
    Weight: 27.34 lbs.
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 3
    Inputs: XLR/1/4"
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, USB
    General MIDI: GM2 - General MIDI 2
    Power: 5w 5w AC Adaptor (DC9V), POWER button, AA alkaline battery x 6, or AA Ni-MH: Nickel metal hydride battery x 6 Battery Life In case of AA alkaline battery x 6 = Approximately 4 hours* In case of AA Ni-MH: Nickel metal hydride battery (1900 mAh) x 6 = Appro
    Production
    Year Released: 2013
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    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $1,299 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $999 - convert
    Used Price: $650-$869 - convert
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