Korg Kross88

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Easily imports your home productions for live performance.

A new kind of keyboard from KORG, ideal for the busy home studio producer who performs his or her audio productions in a live environment. 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. No more bussing sounds and sequences into multiple devices or worse yet, recording background tracks for playback.

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.

In spite of being packed with functionality, the KROSS is lightweight and highly portable. The 88-key model packs a piano-touch hammer action keyboard into a mere 12.4 kg/27.3 lb.

The KROSS provides a broad variety of sounds that surpasses the flagship models of the previous generation of KORG instruments. 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 improved. 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. The Sound Selector makes it easy to call up your most commonly used sounds.

Splits and layers
Great for the gigging player, the split and layer function is graceful and easy. 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.

Record your performance
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.

  • Lightweight, and can be powered by AA batteries (sold separately)
  • Piano, electric piano, and drum sounds that exceed its class
  • Sound Selector makes it easy to find the sound you're looking for
  • Favorites function lets you register 64 selected sounds or audio songs
  • Seven effects available for simultaneous use
  • External input jacks allow a mic or external audio source to be directly connected
  • Stereo audio recorder allows you to record and overdub your performances
  • Step sequencer, 16-track MIDI sequencer, a drum track, and an arpeggiator
  • Connects to your computer via USB for plug-in integration with your favorite DAW

Great instrument for the musician who wants to take his or her music on the road. Order today.


Kross88 Specifications:

  • Sounds
    Maximum Polyphony
    80 voices (80 Oscillators) / Single Mode
    40 voices (40 Oscillators) / Double Mode
    *The maximum simultaneous voice polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo multisamples and velocity crossfading.
    Preset PCM Memory: Approximately 112MB (In case of 48kHz, 16-bit Linear PCM converted/421 multi-samples (including 6 Stereo multi-samples)/890 drum samples (including 49 Stereo drum samples )

    Oscillator: OSC1 (Single), OSC1 + 2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported, and four levels of velocity switching/crossfading/layering are possible for each oscillator

    Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24dB)
    Two multi-mode filters per oscillator (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)

    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

    Max: 16 Timbres
    640 Program (512 Preload)
    384 Combination (256 Preload)
    48 Drum Kit (32 Preload)

    5 Insert Effects (stereo in/out)
    2 Master Effects (stereo in/out)
    Total: 134 types
    *74 types for Insert Effect
    *101 types for Master Effect 1
    *120 types for Master Effect 2
    Dynamic Modulation
    Stereo side chain (Limiter, Gate, Vocoder, etc)

    Polyphonic Arpeggiator
    Program Mode
    Combination, Sequencer Mode
    1,028 User Arpeggio patterns (916 Preload)
    5 Preset Arpeggio patterns
    1,028 User Arpeggio patterns (916 Preload)
    1,028 User Arpeggio patterns (916 Preload)
    12 tones
    Max: 64 steps

    Step Sequencer
    Program Mode
    Combination Mode
    Sequencer Mode
    12 tones
    Max: 64 steps
    *Step sequencer settings can be created independently for each program, combination, and song.

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

    16-track MIDI Sequencer
    Max; 128 Songs
    Resolution: 1/480
    Tempo: 40.00 - 300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution)
    Counter: Measure / Beat / Tick
    Number of tone: 12 tones
    Template Song: 16 preset / 16 user template songs
    Preset: 700 Patterns (shared with Drum Track patterns)
    Format: KORG (KROSS) format, SMF format 0 and 1

    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; 90 minutes per 1GB
    Number of Songs: Max: 200
    Number of multi-track recordings: Depends on space remaining on the SD card
    Counter: Hour/ Min/ Sec

    General Control: Pitch bend, Modulation, SW [1], SW [2], TEMPO knob, TAP button
    Step Sequencer/Favorite: 1-16 buttons, STEP SEQ button, SET UP button for Control, RUN button, FAVORITE button,
    BANK button for Control, LED: A/B/C/D (It uses both as œSTEP SEQ and œFAVORITE)
    Drum track: DRUM TRACK button
    Arpeggiator: ARP button
    Effect On/Off: MASTER FX button
    Audio Recorder: SETUP button, PLAY/PAUSE (> / II) button

    User Interface
    Display: 240 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight, with adjustable contrast (hold the EXIT button and turn the Value dial)
    Category: [CATEGORY], [SELECT] dials
    Mode: [COMBI], [PROG], [SEQ], [GLOBAL/MEDIA] buttons
    VALUE controller: [VALUE] Dial, [Cursor (Left/Right/Up/Down)], [EXIT], [ENTER],[FUNCTION],[PAGE+],[PAGE-],[MENU] buttons
    Sequencer: [PAUSE], [REW], [FF], [LOCATE], [REC], [START / STOP] buttons
    TEMPO: [TEMPO] knob, [TAP] button
    Split/Layer: [SPLIT], [LAYER] buttons
    Others: [AUDIO IN] button, [VOLUME] knob

    Control Input
    Damper (Half Damper is supported), Assignable Switch, Assignable Pedal

    Audio Output (L/MONO, R)
    Connector: 6.3mm Phone jack (Unbalanced)
    Output Impedance: 1.1kÎ (L / Mono terminal: in case of Mono output, = 550Î)
    Maximum level: +10.0 dBu, Load Impedance: more than 10 kÎ
    [VOLUME] It is possible to control by knob

    Headphone Output
    Connector: 3.5mm Stereo mini phone jack
    Output Impedance: 33Î
    Maximum level: 40 + 40 mW
    [VOLUME] It is possible to control by knob

    AUDIO INPUT (Line In)
    Connector: 3.5mm Stereo mini phone jack
    Input Impedance: 1.1 kÎ
    Maximum level: -42 - 0 dBu
    MIC IN
    Connector: 6.3mm Phone jack (Unbalanced)
    Input Impedance: 33 Î
    Maximum level: -48 - -6 dBu

    Other Connectors: MIDI IN, OUT.,USB, SD Card Slot
    1 slot, Max: 2 GB SD Memory Card is supported, Max: 32GB 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: 5W
    Dimensions: 57.01" x 15.08" x 5.32
    Weight: 27.34 lb.

    AC Adapter, Quick Start Guide
    Option: XVP-10 Expression/Volume pedal
    EXP-2 Foot Controller
    DS-1H Damper Pedal
    PS-1, PS-3 Pedal Switch
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