Korg Kross 2 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation

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Korg Kross 2 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation Korg Kross 2 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation Korg Kross 2 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation
Korg Kross 2 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation
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Korg Kross 2 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation

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 color scheme is even more stylish, and the user interface allows intuitive operation even by 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.

The sound quality of KORG synthesizers is endorsed by top-ranking musicians around the world. The evolved KROSS 2 expands polyphony from 80 to 120 voices, and dramatically powers-up the number of internal programs from 809 to 1,075 programs. Including multi-layered pianos and electric pianos, thick strings and other new sounds that will work well with any band, as well as the latest drum kits to cover current styles such as EDM. The wide selection of programs covers your needs from live performance to studio production.

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.

As a first in its class, the KROSS 2 is newly 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 the 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.

The amazing mobility of the KROSS series is better than ever. The 61-key model features a new and stylish design, and its weight has been further reduced from the 4.3 kg of the previous model to an even more lightweight 3.8 kg. Additional improvements in power efficiency allow up to seven hours of battery-powered operation from six AA batteries. The 88-key model newly provides an accessory compartment that can hold spare batteries or cables, as well as an easily accessible front-located battery panel. On both models, the rear panel KORG logo is fully illuminated, letting you stand out on stage.

The evolved KROSS 2 also features a high quality body finish. First, the regular model features a stylish and cool “dark blue” color for both the 61-key and 88-key models. The 61-key model is additionally available in a limited-edition “red marbled” color. The special marbled red finish is unique and different on each KROSS 2 unit. 

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.
In addition to USB MIDI interface functionality, USB audio interface functionality has been newly added. You can connect the KROSS 2 to your Mac or Windows computer and enjoy DAW recording, or easily use the instrument for playing in conjunction with your iPad or iPhone. The KORG Module high-quality sound module app can be used as an external sound module that's played from the KROSS 2, or you can perform with the backing of tracks that you created using the KORG Gadget DAW app, all with the ease of connecting a single cable. A dedicated KROSS2 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 the KROSS 2 as a software synthesizer from within your DAW. 


  • 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

  • Favorite 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/a>

  • A color lineup with a peerless finish that exceeds its class/a>

  • 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 

  • KROSS 2-88
88 keys NH (Natural weighted hammer action) keyboard (no aftertouch) 
Normally A0–C8 (adjustable in the range [-A-1…C7]–[A1…C9]) 
  • System
EDS-i(Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated)
  • Sound Engine
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
  • Program
OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported 4 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layers.
Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB) 
Two multi-mode filters per voice (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)
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
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)
  • Favorites
Number of memories
128 (16 favorites × 8 banks)
  • Effects
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 master effect 2)
Dynamic Modulation
Effects Control Bus
Stereo side-chaining for limiter, gates, vocoders, etc.
  • Polyphonic arpeggiators
Program mode
One arpeggiator
Combination mode
Two arpeggiators
Sequencer modes
Two arpeggiators
Preset arpeggio patterns
User arpeggio patterns
Number of arpeggio patterns: 1280 (1024 preload) 
Number of tones: 12 tones, 
Number of steps: up to 64 steps
  • Step sequencer
Program mode 
Combination mode 
Sequencer mode
One unit 
Number of tones: 12 tones + 1 accent tone 
Number of steps: up to 64 steps 
  • Drum Track
Preset Patterns
772 patterns (Held in common with sequencer patterns.)
Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone settings can be specified
  • Sequencer
16MIDI Tracks
Number of Songs
Up to 128 songs
40.00–300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution)
Maximum Memory
Up to 210,000 MIDI events
Template Song
16 preset/16 user template songs
Preset Patterns
772 patterns (shared with Drum Track patterns)
KORG (KROSS) format, SMF format 0 and 1
  • Pad sampler
16 pads × 8 banks 
Automatically saved on the SD card, and automatically loaded 
Up to four pads can play simultaneously
Recording format
PCM audio format 48 kHz/16-bit
Recording time
Up to approximately 14 seconds of stereo sample for each pad
WAVE format, file name extension: .wav, 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit, stereo 
Waveform display editing functionality, start address and looping settings etc., normalize and other editing operations
  • Audio Recorder
Recording Format
PCM audio format 48kHz/16bit
WAVE format (file name extension: wav ) 44.1kHz/16bit, 48kHz/16bit stereo 
WAVE format (file name extension: .wav) 48kHz/16bit, stereo
Recording Time
Maximum continuous recording time: 3 hours 
Depends on the SD card used; approximately 90 minutes per 1 GB
Number of Songs
Up to 200 songs
Number of overdub recordings
Depends on the remaining capacity of the SD card
Pad audio play

16 pads × 8 banks 
Directly play back data from SD card 
Multiple pads cannot be played simultaneously
  • Media
File, Utility, Information, additional PCM data management functionality
  • Controllers
General Control
Pitch bend wheel, Modulation wheel, SW1, SW2
Realtime Control
SELECT button, SWITCH button, KNOB1 knob, KNOB2 knob
Step Sequencer/Favorite/Pad Sampler/Pad Audio Play

Pads 1–16 
STEP SEQ ACTIVE button, Run button 
SAMPLER ACTIVE button, HOLD button 
BANK LEDA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H (also used by Step sequencer, Favorite, Pad Sampler, and Pad Audio Play)
Drum Track
ARP button
Audio Recorder
AUDIO REC button
  • User Interface
240 × 64 pixel LCD backlight 
Adjustable contrast (hold the EXIT button and turn the VALUE dial)
COMBI button, PROG button, SEQ (GLOBAL/MEDIA) button
Value Controllers
Cursor buttons, EXIT,ENTER, FUNCTION, PAGE-, PAGE+, MENU buttons
REC button, START/STOP button
Quick Layer Split
  • Control Input
DAMPER (Supports piano-style half-damper pedals as well as standard foot switches) 
  • Audio Outputs (Analog)
Connectors: 6.3 mm (1/4") phone jacks(TS unbalanced) 
Output Impedance: 1.1k ohm stereo, 550 ohm mono (L/Mono only) 
Maximum Level: +10.0 dBu 
Load Impedance: 10k ohm or greater 
Controllable by the VOLUME knob
Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini phone jack 
Output Impedance: 33 ohnm 
Maximum Level: 40 + 40 mW 
Controllable by the VOLUME knob
  • Audio Inputs (Analog)
Connectors: 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini phone jack 
Input Impedance: 1.1k ohm 
Maximum Input Level: -42 to 0 dBu
Connectors: 6.3 mm (1/4") phone jacks(TS unbalanced) 
Input Impedance: 33 ohm 
Maximum Input Level: -48 to -6dBu 
Phantom power or plug-in power is not supported.
  • Others
USB connector TYPE B x 1, USB-MIDI interface, USB audio interface
SD Card Slot
One card slat 
  • Main Specifications
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 
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" 
Weight:KROSS2-6: 3.8 kg / 8.38 lbs (excluding batteries) 
Included Items:AC adapter, Quick Start Guide

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UPC 4959112174771
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