KR55 Pro - Multi-Function Rhythm Machine
KR55 Pro - Multi-Function Rhythm Machine
KR55 Pro - Multi-Function Rhythm Machine
KR55 Pro - Multi-Function Rhythm Machine
KR55 Pro - Multi-Function Rhythm Machine
KR55 Pro - Multi-Function Rhythm Machine

Korg

KR55 Pro - Multi-Function Rhythm Machine

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KR55 Pro is a multi-function rhythm machine with mixer and recording features, giving you natural sounding drum and percussion patterns with variations, all controllable in real time. Connect your mic, guitars and instruments, add EQ and reverb and then record at home or on the go with optional battery power.

KR55 Pro

The ultimate drum sound, anytime and anywhere!

Numerous rhythm patterns built into a practical interface! The new KR55 Pro is a multi-function rhythm machine that’s also equipped with mixer/recorder functionality.

KR55 Pro

Experience the same musical support as if a pro drummer were sitting in on your session. The KR55 Pro gives you an easy way to enjoy jam sessions with the backing of real drum/percussion sounds. It provides a rich variety of input jacks, mixer functionality, effects, and equalizer, as well as a versatile recorder that can record to an SD card. The intuitive interface means that there’s no need for complex programming. Battery-powered operation allows complete mobility from desktop to street performances, or use in a variety of situations including live events in small spaces.

 

Drum/percussion sound that overturns your concept of a rhythm machine

The KR55 Pro features “Real Groove Technology” which uses data recorded from actual professional musicians performing at various tempi, and is a completely different technology than conventional rhythm machines. There are a total of 24 high-quality rhythm styles, each fine tuned to provide the best possible feel, to accurately reproduce the experience of playing with a percussionist. The sounds, grooves, and phrases will play back at pristine quality even if you change the tempo, so you can enjoy playing serious jam sessions at your own pace.

 

Use the chain function to easily create sophisticated rhythm tracks

Use the chain function to easily create sophisticated rhythm tracks

Each rhythm style includes a wide variety of patterns: two variations in addition to basic, fill-in 1, and fill-in 2. This means that the KR55 Pro can provide the accompaniment for an entire song. By using the chain function, which lets you put together and memorize a different rhythm style for each measure, you can freely create even complex rhythm tracks. Up to 30 banks of chains can be stored, and each chain can be up to 999 measures long.

 

A rich array of input jacks and full-fledged mixer functionality

The KR55 Pro provides a rich array of input jacks that accommodate a variety of instruments: a guitar or bass can be connected to INPUT 1/2, and the XLR jack accepts a mic input. You can let the KR55 Pro take care of the rhythm, and enjoy a full-band performance with guitar, bass, and vocals. A reverb effect can be applied to each input source, and TREBLE and BASS equalizer are also provided so that you can shape your sound in detail. The AUX INPUT supports stereo, and can be connected to a digital audio player, a keyboard, or an effect unit that’s equipped with stereo output. Together, they allow you to use up to four channels.

 

Versatile recording functionality that supports multi-track recording

Versatile recording functionality that supports multi-track recording

In addition to built-in rhythm styles, the KR55 Pro is equipped with a versatile recorder function that can record a variety of input sources. You can record your own performances along with the built-in rhythm styles, a favourite song, or karaoke tracks that you created on your DAW. The recorded data can be exported as a WAV file to an SD card, so the KR55 Pro is all you need to create widely-usable tracks. You can also multitrack-record your guitar and bass to produce more complex tracks. Also provided are editing functions such as undo/redo and punch-in, and you can also place markers at the desired location of the recorded data, and overdub while looping the playback.

 

Player function can play back audio files from an SD card

The KR55 Pro is equipped with an audio player function that can play back audio files (wav) from an SD card. You can take advantage of Acoustage and use this unit as a high-quality listening system, or prepare backing tracks for you to play along with. There’s also a playlist function (10 banks) that lets you manage the file playback order of up to 24 songs, so you can play back songs in a desired order for your live performance. In addition, the playback speed can be adjusted in the range of -25% to +25%, and you can also make files play repeatedly or automatically in succession. Whether you’re practicing at home or performing in front of an audience, the KR55 Pro is packed with functions that will be useful in various situations.

 

Tuner and metronome functions with a large and easily readable meter

A tuner with the high precision that you expect from Korg is built in. When you turn this function on, the rhythm style buttons become a tuning meter, allowing you to tune with a large and easily visible meter. You can also tune while listening to a guitar, bass, or piano guide tone, or sound a metronome for convenient practicing.

 

Acoustage function generates a wide stereo image

Acoustage function generates a wide stereo image

The KR55 Pro features “Acoustage,” proprietary virtual surround technology developed by Korg. This generates a wide stereo effect that appears to originate from locations that are broadly separated between left and right. (Note: Depending on the speakers, it might be difficult to notice this effect.)

* What is Acoustage (Virtual Surround Technology)?
This is Korg’s original and revolutionary virtual surround technology that can create a unique personal acoustic space. Using only front stereo speakers, it can generate a three-dimensional acoustic experience that is unobtainable from previous systems.

 

Use a foot switch controller to upgrade your performance

Use a foot switch controller to upgrade your performance

By using the separately sold foot switch accessory (VOX VFS5), you can use your foot to control the KR55 Pro. While performing, you can insert a fill-in, switch rhythm variations, or start/stop the recorder or audio player. This allows effective realtime performances for the singer-instrumentalist performing live.

 

Battery operation for convenient portability

Battery operation for convenient portability

In addition to using the included adapter, the unit can also be powered by six AA batteries. Battery operation allows up to seven hours of continuous use, so the KR55 Pro can be used even where an AC outlet is not available.

Rhythm Function
Rhythm Styles
24 rhythm styles, two variations for each rhythm style, each variation has three patterns (basic, fill-in 1, fill-in 2), ending
Tempo
48–240 bpm
Rhythm Chain function
30 banks (up to 999 measures can be registered in each)
Recorder Function
Recording format
PCM audio WAV format (file name extension .wav), 44.1 kHz, 16-bit
Recording time
Depends on the SD card used; approximately 100 minutes per 1 GB
Maximum continuous recording time
3 hours
Number of songs
Maximum 50
Number of multitrack recordings
Depends on the remaining free capacity of the SD card
Undo/Redo
Once
Player Function
Playback formats
PCM audio WAV format (file name extension .wav) 44.1 kHz, 16-bit, Stereo
Maximum data size (time)
Depends on the memory card used; approximately 100 minutes per 1 GB (for WAV data)
Maximum number of data files (number of folders)
Up to 99 songs (per folder); a total of eight folders M1–M8 inside the PLAYER folder can be used.
Playlist function
10 banks (up to 24 songs can be registered in each)
Mixer Effect Section
Effects
Reverb effect
Equalizer
BASS, TREBLE
Other
ACOUSTAGE (wide stereo effect)
Tuner Function
Scale
12-note equal temperament
Type
Chromatic
Calibration
435–445 Hz
Tuning Guide tone
Three types (guitar, bass, piano)
Display
7-segment four-digit LED
SD Card
Usable cards
SDHC card 4 GB–32 GB (recommendation)
Input Jacks
MIC IN jacks
XLR-3-32 type (balanced), input impedance 4.7k ohm, nominal level -43 dBV
INPUT 1 jack, INPUT 2 jack (guitar, bass)
1/4" (6.3 mm) monaural phone jack (unbalanced), input impedance 1M ohm, nominal level -26 dBV
AUX INPUT jack
1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo mini-phone jack (unbalanced), input impedance 10k ohm, nominal level -17 dBV
FOOT SW jack
1/4” (6.3 mm) stereo phone jack, usable foot switch: VOX VFS5 foot switch
Output Jacks
LINE OUT L/R jack
1/4" (6.3 mm) monaural phone jack (unbalanced), maximum Level: 0dBV 30mW 32 ohm
HEADPHONE jack
1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo mini-phone jack, maximum Level: 0dBV 30mW 32 ohm
Power Supply
Power Supply
DC 9V, six AA batteries (alkaline or nickel-metal hydride are supported)
Battery Life
Approximately 7 hours (when using alkaline batteries or nickel-metal hydride batteries)

* Varies depending on the batteries used and the conditions of use
Current Consumption
330m A
Dimensions (W x D x H)
244 x 220 x 68 mm / 9.61" × 8.66" × 2.68"
Weight
1.4 kg / 3.09 lbs. (without batteries)
Included Items
AC adapter (DC 9V)
Accessories (Sold separately)
VOX VFS5 Foot switch
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Warranty

All new products are sold with a 3-year manufacturer warranty when bought direct from Korg UK.
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