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Korg KROSS 88 Mobile Workstation Keyboard, 88-Key, Black

Cross a weighted 88-key stage piano with a workstation's sound set and recording capabilities, and you've got the performance-ready Korg Kross 88 keyboard. (3) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Battery-powered and weighing less than 28 pounds, the Korg Kross music workstation is the epitome of portable -- for full-size keyboards, anyway. If you're a live performer or gigging musician you will especially like the mobility that the 88-key Kross affords, since you can take it from place to place without breaking your back. Its powerful EDS-i sound engine delivers hundreds of convincing, easy-to-use instrument presets, drum samples, and effects, making the Kross keyboard the kind of performance synth you can just turn on and play without having to do any major tweaking or sound design work. It's also loaded with tools like a built-in step sequencer derived from the Korg Electribe, 16-track MIDI sequencer, drum track, and arpeggiator that will transform your performance on stage and in the studio.

EDS-i Sound Engine Provides Lots of Sonic Variety

Some keyboards offer a thousand instrument sounds, and some offer a hundred. With 421 multisamples (plus 890 drum samples), the Kross sports a happy medium. You get essentials like grand pianos, electric pianos, strings, organ, and synth sounds, as well as some more exotic fare, such as vintage tape sampler, toy piano, and accordion sounds. The Kross 88 also comes loaded with must-have dance and electronica sounds that are hard to find in this price range. No matter what kind of music you play, the Kross has a sound (or ten) to back it up. You can use the Sound Selector to find the sounds you want, and use the favorites function to organize them for your next performance.

Freakishly Good FX

The Kross's EDS-i sound engine allows you to use seven effects simultaneously (five insert effects plus two master effects), giving you plenty of creative control over your sounds. Essential effects such as delay, reverb, chorus, flanger, and rotary speaker are included, as are some unexpected extras, like amp modeling, vocoder voice, and more. Korg's Kross workstation includes no fewer than 134 high-quality effects.

Straightforward Layout

It's easy to select sounds, make beats, and create full songs on the Kross. Its clean layout puts everything you need front and center: volume, instrument/category selector, FX buttons, simple audio recorder functions, split/layer, step sequencer, drums, and so forth. The Electribe-style step sequencer gives you hands-on drum editing, and a bright LCD screen lets you see and edit your beats in real time.

MIDI Sequencing and Audio Recording Capabilities

Need to capture a guitar melody, vocals, or a quick idea for a song? No problem -- do it directly on the Kross with the keyboard's built-in stereo audio recorder with mic and line inputs. You can connect instruments or other audio sources and record straight to SD card media, and then incorporate your new audio with the sounds already available on the Kross. And of course, there's a 16-track MIDI sequencer as well.

Feels Like the Kind of Keyboard You Want to Play

A full bed of 88 natural weighted hammer action keys helps the Kross feel more like a piano than a portable keyboard, despite the Kross's super-light, 27-pound build. Play comfortably. When it's time to pack up and go, carry it comfortably, too.

Power Up Anywhere, Anytime

Great for mobile musicians, the Korg Kross can be powered either by the included AC adapter or 6 AA batteries. That means the instrument is at home in any location -- even a park bench with no electrical outlets in sight.

Learn more about the Korg KROSS Mobile Workstation:


Features:

- 88-Key piano keyboard ideal for live performance
- Powerful EDS-i sound engine delivers a variety of sounds in various musical styles, with 7 effects available for simultaneous use
- Sound Selector makes it easy to find the perfect sound
- 88 Natural Weighted Hammer Action keys
- Plenty of presets: 421 multisamples and 890 drum samples
- A total of 134 effects
- Play with 128 songs
- Maximum polyphony: 80 voices (80 oscillators) in Single mode; 40 voices (40 oscillators) in Double mode
- Favorites function lets you register 64 selected sounds or audio songs for instant access
- Stereo audio recorder lets you record and overdub your performances and vocals
- Built-in step sequencer (derived from the Electribe), 16-track MIDI sequencer, drum track, and arpeggiator
- External input jacks allow you to connect a mic or external audio source
- Quick, easy to use Layer/Split function
- Connects to your computer via USB for plug-in integration with a DAW
- Lightweight (27.3 lbs.), portable design -- can be powered by 6 AA batteries

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Keyboard:
- 88-key
- NH (Natural Weighted Hammer Action) keyboard reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, with a heavier feel in the low register and a lighter feel in the upper register
- Velocity sensitive is supported; after touch is not supported
- Standard A0 - C8 (transposable in the range [A-1...C7]-[A1...C9])

Sound Engine:
- System: EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated)
- Maximum Polyphony: 80 voices (80 Oscillators) / Single Mode, 40 voices (40 Oscillators) / Double Mode
- Preset PCM Memory:Approximately 112 MB (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)

Program:
- Oscillator: OSC1 (Single), OSC1 + 2 (Double): Stereo multi-samples are supported, and four levels of velocity switching/crossfading/layering are possible for each oscillator
- Filters: Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB). Two multi-mode filters per oscillator (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)
- Modulation" For each oscillator: two envelope generators (Filter & Amp), Two LFOs, Two key tracking generators (Filter & Amp), Two AMS mixers, Pitch EG, Common LFO, Two common key tracking generators

Drum Kit:
- Stereo and mono drum samples
- 4 velocity zones switch (crossfades and layers)

Effects:
- Insert Effects: 5 Insert Effects (stereo in/out)
- Master Effects: 2 Master Effects (stereo in/out)

Effect Types:
- Total: 134 types
-- 74 types for Insert Effect
-- 101 types for Master Effect 1
-- 120 types for Master Effect 2

Modulation: Dynamic Modulation

Drum Track:
- Preset: 700 patterns (shared with sequencer patterns)
- Trigger Mode/Sync/Zone settings

Sequencer:
Tracks: 16-track MIDI Sequencer

Number of Songs:
- Max: 128 Songs

Tempo:
- 40.00 - 300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution)

Maximum memory:
- 210,000 MIDI events

Audio recorder:
- Recording format: PCM Audio format (48 kHz / 16-bit)
- Import: WAV (.wav): 44.1 kHz* / 16-bit, 48 kHz / 16-bit, Stereo. Automatic conversion from 44.1 kHz to 48 kHz
- Export: WAV (.wav): 48 kHz / 16-bit,
- Continuity recording time: Max: 3 hours
- Recording time: Depends on the SD card that is used; approximately 90 minutes per 1 GB
- Number of Songs: 200 Songs, max
- Number of multi-track recordings: Depends on the amount of space remaining on the SD card

Display:
- 240 x 64 pixel LCD w/backlight, with adjustable contrast (hold the EXIT button and turn the Value dial)

Control Input:
- DAMPER (Half Damper is supported)
- ASSIGNABLE SWITCH
- ASSIGNABLE PEDAL

AUDIO OUTPUT (L/MONO, R)
- 6.3mm Phone jack, Unbalanced
- Output Impedance: 1.1kO (L / Mono terminal: in case of Mono output, = 550O)
- Maximum level: +10.0 dBu, Load Impedance: more than 10 kO.

Headphone Output:
- 3.5mm Stereo mini phone jack
- Output Impedance: 33O, Maximum level: 40 + 40 mW

AUDIO INPUT (Line In):
- 3.5mm Stereo mini phone jack
- Input Impedance: 1.1 kO
- Maximum level: -42 - 0 dBu

MIC IN:
- 6.3mm Phone jack, Unbalanced
- Input Impedance: 33 O
- Maximum level: -48 ~ -6 dBu

MIDI:
- IN, OUT

USB:
- Type B x 1 (USB-MIDI Interface)

SD Card Slot:
- 1 slot
- Max: 2 GB SD Memory Card is supported
- Max: 32 GB SDHC Memory Card is supported (SDXC Memory Cards are not supported)

Power Supply
- 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 = Approximately 5 hours -- Varies according to the batteries used and the conditions of usage
- Power Consumption: 5 W

Dimensions (W x D x H):
- KROSS-88 = 57.01 x 15.08 x 5.32 inches / 1,448 x 383 x 135 mm

Weight:
- KROSS-88 = 27.34 lbs. / 12.4 kg

Accessories:
- AC Adapter
- Quick Start Guide

Computer System Requirements:
- Windows OS:
-- Microsoft Windows XP Home/Professional Edition SP3
-- Windows Vista SP2 (all editions including 64-bit edition)
-- Windows 7 SP1 (all editions including 64-bit edition)
-- Windows 8 (all editions including 64-bit edition)
- Computer: USB port (Intel USB Host Controller recommended)

- Macintosh OS:
-- Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
-- Computer: Apple Macintosh that satisfies the operating requirements of Mac OS X and is equipped with an Intel processor and a USB port
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 40 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 64 x 20 x 10 in
Black and Red
Shipping Weight: 40 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 64 x 20 x 10 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-390-6800

Product Description

The Korg Kross 88 Mobile Workstation Keyboard is the performance synth, reimagined. At just under 30 lbs, the Kross offers portability, super-easy sound selection, and a huge helping of no-compromise sounds you've come to expect from Korg with tons of performance features. A clean, attractive layout makes Kross a perfect synth for everyone -- from keyboardists, to guitarists, to producers looking for that no-hassle creation tool -- all at an extremely attractive price point.

The Korg Kross Music Workstation is designed with flexibility, portability, great sound, and value in mind. This powerhouse workstation is highly portable, and can be powered either by the included AC adapter or 6 AA batteries. The high-quality EDS-i sound engine is distilled from the EDS/EDS-X sound engines found on Korg's most advanced instruments.

For fast beat production, Kross features an analog-style step sequencer similar to our popular Electribe series and other famous drum machines. This is part of Kross's full-fledged 16-track sequencer, with powerful onboard editing and effects. There's even a built-in stereo audio recorder with mic and line inputs. Despite being packed with functionality, this 88-key keyboard is lightweight -- making traveling from gig to gig just that much easier. It's a distinctive standard in music workstations, with specs and style that set it apart from all others.

Features:

- Stylish and distinctive red and black two-tone body color
- The lightweight body is only 27.3 lbs, and can be powered by 6x AA batteries
- A wide variety of sounds that utilize twice as much PCM memory as previous instruments, and meet the needs of a broad range of
musical styles
- Sound Selector makes it easy to find the sound you're looking for
- Favorites function lets you register 64 selected sounds or audio songs for one-touch access -- a great feature for live performances
- Pro-quality EDS-i sound engine built-in, with a total of seven effects available for simultaneous use
- External input jacks allow a mic or external audio source to be directly connected
- Quick Layer/Split function for on-the-fly versatility
- Stereo audio recorder allows you to record and overdub your performances and vocals
- Step sequencer inherited from the Electribe, a 16-track MIDI sequencer, a drum track, and an arpeggiator
- Connects to your computer via USB for plug-in integration with a DAW
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Overall: I wanted a workstation for more options that wouldn't be available on a digital piano, but I didn't want to spend too much for one. The Korg Kross fit the bill for my needs!
Style of Music: Classic Rock and Pop
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