Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2
Kross 2

Korg

Kross 2

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Select the sound that you want to play and shape it to match your imagination, easily sample a sound, create phrases and rhythms, record your vocal or guitar, bring Kross on stage, and perform. Whatever you artistic vision, realise it with Kross 2 - a versatile synthesiser platform made with creative freedom in mind.

 

Keyboard length 61 Keys
Color Blue

Kross2

Portable Powerhouse Workstation with 16 track sequencer, sampler and USB audio/Midi Interface

Kross 2 is a powerful workstation with an expansive and exciting range of sounds. The large library of sounds combined with a 16 track sequencer, pad sampler and built-in USB audio/MIDI interface means Kross 2 can be used standalone on stage or integrate seamlessly into your existing studio setup. At just 3.8kg for the 61 note model and 12.3kg for the 88 note, Kross 2 is an ultra-lightweight, compact, portable powerhouse of an instrument. Both 61 and 88 note versions are capable of running on batteries.

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, guitar and other instruments, bring Kross 2 on stage and perform. Whatever you artistic vision, you can make it happen. Kross 2 is a versatile synthesiser made with your creative freedom in mind.

  

Powerful preset sounds

A rich variety of more than 1,000 preset sounds


The sound quality of Korg synthesisers is endorsed by top-ranking musicians around the world. The Kross 2 has 120 voice polyphony and contains 1075 internal programs. You will have the choice of multi-layered pianos, electric pianos, dynamic strings, Synthesisers, drum kits and more. If you have a specific sound in mind or your in need of some inspiration then you need look no further.

 

Built-in expansion PCM memory, and support for optional libraries

Kross 2 gives 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.ituation.

 

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 synthesisers. 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 modelling, vintage effect units, and even a vocoder.

 

Superb sampling function and a pad sampler

Superb sampling function and a pad sampler

Kross 2 is equipped with a 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 normalise, and even resample within the Kross 2, allowing you to perform extensive sampling without requiring any additional equipment. Longer audio files from an SD card can also be assigned to these pads.

 

Straightforward access to the sounds and functions you need

Straightforward access to the sounds and functions you need

It's easy to get around on Kross 2, thanks to a user-friendly layout. The panel of the Kross 2 ensures that anyone can quickly access desired sounds and functions from the enormous range of programs.

Realtime control section

The realtime control section lets you directly control Kross 2’s main parameters without having to navigate through lots of different screens. 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.

Favourites function

The favourite function lets you register up to 128 frequently-used programs and combinations and recall them at a single touch. This function is ideal for live players that need quick access to a specific set of sounds on stage.

Quick layer/split

The layer/split function, which lets you layer two sounds or assign separate sounds to the left and right regions of the keyboard, is easily achieved thanks to a dedicated quick layer/split button.

Category dial

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

Ultra-lightweight and compact body, with support for battery operation

The amazing mobility of the Kross series is better than ever.  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. The rear panel Korg logo is fully illuminated, letting you stand out on stage.

 

The ultimate body finish that exceeds its class

The ultimate body finish that exceeds its class

The evolved Kross 2 also features high quality in its body finish. First, Kross 2 uses a “super matte black” and "Super Matte Blue" colour with a high-quality rubberised finish that is durable and feels great to the touch. Lavish use of this sophisticated rubberised finish gives the instrument a highly professional appearance.

 

Audio player/recorder

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

Supports your song production, turning inspiration into reality

16 -track MIDI sequencer

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.

Step sequencer

This lets you use the 16 pads to intuitively and quickly create original rhythm patterns of up to 64 steps.

Drum track

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.

Arpeggiator

This 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

Mic connection for the singer-instrumentalist or for vocoder performance, with no other equipment needed

The 1/4" jack MIC IN 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.

 

Also operates as a USB audio interface

Also operates as a USB audio interface

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.

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 the Kross 2 as a software synthesiser from within your DAW.

*For connection to PC, use the USB cable (sold separately).
*For connection to the iPad/iPhone, use the Apple Lightning - USB camera adapter (sold separately)
*The Kross 2 Editor and Plug-In Editor requires Kross 2 System Version 1.1.0 or later.


 

Kross Option Libraries

Kross Option Libraries

New sound libraries for Kross 2 are now available for free! They include the professional-quality sounds installed in the higher-end recently released Kross 2 88 MB covering acoustic and electric pianos as well as some contemporary music sounds which will expand your world of music-making on the mighty Kross 2!

Click to download

 

Kross Demo Songs

Keyboard

KROSS 2-61
61 keys (velocity sensitive; aftertouch not supported)
Normally C2–C7(adjustable in the range [C1…C6]–[C3…C8]
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])

* The NH keyboard delivers a playing feel similar to that of an acoustic piano, with low notes being heavier and high notes being lighter.

System

EDS-i(Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated)

Sound Engine

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

* The actual maximum polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo multi
samples and velocity crossfading.
Preset PCM Memory
Approximately 128 MB (calculated as 48 kHz / 16-bit linear PCM data equivalent)
496 multi samples (including seven stereo), 1014 drums samples (including 49 stereo)
Expansion PCM Memory
Approximately 128MB (*when converted to 48 kHz 16-bit linear PCM

* Used when loading option PCM
Program
Oscillator
OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double): Stereo multi samples 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
Combination
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
Drumkits
Stereo and mono drum samples. 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)
* Total number of preload programs and preset programs:1,075 (810 preload programs, 265 preset programs

Favourites

Number of memories
128 (16 favourites × 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)
Modulation
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
UP, DOWN, ALT1, ALT2, RANDOM
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
* Can be created for each program, combination, and song.

Drum Track

Preset Patterns
772 patterns (Held in common with sequencer patterns.)
Other
Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone settings can be specified

Sequencer

Tracks
16MIDI Tracks
Number of Songs
Up to 128 songs
Resolution
1/480
Tempo
40.00–300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution)
Maximum Memory
Up to 210,000 MIDI events
Counter
Measure/Beat/Tick
Template Song
16 preset/16 user template songs
Preset Patterns
772 patterns (shared with Drum Track patterns)
Format
KORG (KROSS) format, SMF format 0 and 1

Pad sampler

Specifications
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
Import
WAVE format, file name extension: .wav, 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit, stereo

* 44.1 kHz is automatically converted to 48 kHz/i>
Edit
Waveform display editing functionality, start address and looping settings etc., normalise and other editing operations

Audio Recorder

Recording Format
PCM audio format 48kHz/16bit
Import
WAVE format (file name extension: wav ) 44.1kHz/16bit, 48kHz/16bit stereo

* 44.1 kHz is automatically converted to 48 kHz/i>
Export
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
Counter
Hour/Min/Sec
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/Favourite/Pad Sampler/Pad Audio Play

Pads 1–16
STEP SEQ ACTIVE button, Run button
FAVOURITES ACTIVE button
SAMPLER ACTIVE button, HOLD button
AUDIO PLAY ACTIVE button
BANK LEDA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H (also used by Step sequencer, Favourite, Pad Sampler, and Pad Audio Play)
Drum Track
DRUM TRACK button
Arpeggiator
ARP button
Audio Recorder
AUDIO REC button

User Interface

Display
240 × 64 pixel LCD backlight
Adjustable contrast (hold the EXIT button and turn the VALUE dial)
Category
CATEGORY dial, VALUE dial
MODE
COMBI button, PROG button, SEQ (GLOBAL/MEDIA) button
Value Controllers
Cursor buttons, EXIT,ENTER, FUNCTION, PAGE-, PAGE+, MENU buttons
Sequencer
REC button, START/STOP button
Quick Layer Split
LAYER/SPLIT button
Other
VOLUME knob

Control Input

DAMPER (Supports piano-style half-damper pedals as well as standard foot switches)
ASSIGNABLE SWITCH
ASSIGNABLE PEDAL

Audio Outputs (Analog)

AUDIO OUTPUT L/MONO, R
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
HEADPHONE OUTPUT
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)

LINE IN
Connectors: 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini phone jack
Input Impedance: 1.1k ohm
Maximum Input Level: -42 to 0 dBu
MIC IN
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

MIDI
IN, OUT
USB
USB connector TYPE B x 1, USB-MIDI interface, USB audio interface
SD Card Slot
One card slat

* Capacity recognszed: SD memory cards up to 2 Gigabytes (GB). SDHC memory cards up to 32 Gigabytes (GB). SDXC memory cards are not supported.

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

* 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"
Weight
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

Accessories (sold separately)

Keyboard stand
KROSS2-61: Standard-S-ABK61
KROSS2-88: Standard-L-SV88
Soft case
KROSS2-61: SC-KROSS 2 61
KROSS2-88: SC-KROSS 2 88 / KROME 88
Expression/Volume Pedal
XVP-20
XVP-10
Foot Controller
EXP-2
Damper Pedal
DS-1H
Pedal Switch
PS-1
PS-3
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Warranty

All new products are sold with a 3-year manufacturer warranty when bought direct from Korg UK.
Certified Refurbished products also come with a warranty, for more information find out more about our certified refurbished products.

Returns

We offer a 30-day returns period on all products purchased directly from Korg UK. More details can be found in our return policy.