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Don't Sacrifice Power For Flexibility With The Korg KROSS261MB KROSS 2 Performance Synth/Workstation Keyboard
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.
A Rich Variety Of More Than 1,000 Preset Sounds
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.
Built-In Expansion PCM Memory, and Support For Optional Libraries
The KROSS 2 now provides 128 MB of built-in expansion PCM memory. By selecting from optional libraries that will be released following KROSS 2, you can expand KROSS 2's internal sounds to meet the needs of your performing style or situation.
The Rich Expressive Power Of The EDS-I Sound Engine, With A Full Complement Of Effect
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.
Superb Sampling Function And A Pad Sampler
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.
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 has been further improved since the first KROSS, ensuring that anyone can quickly access desired sounds and functions from the enormous range of choices.
Realtime control section: The new realtime control section lets you directly control KROSS 2's main parameters without having to navigate through a menu hierarchy. 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.
Overall increased sound capabilities including 128MB of PCM expansion (libraries TBD)
USB Audio and MIDI
Complete user sampling with editing
16 multi-function trigger pads can play back samples, recorded audio and MIDI
Intuitive interface for fast sound selection, recording, and editing
Complete 16-track multi-timbral
Kross2 88 combines weighted action with portability thanks to NH4 key bed
Battery powered option (6xAA)
61 keys (velocity sensitive; aftertouch not supported)
Normally C2 - C7(adjustable in the range [C1...C6] - [C3...C8]
EDS-I Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated
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)
Approximately 128MB (*when converted to 48 kHz 16-bit linear PCM
Oscillator: OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double): Stereo multisamples 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 and Amp), two LFOs, two key tracking generators (Filter and Amp), and two AMS mixers. In addition, pitch EG, common LFO, and two common key tracking generators
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
Stereo and mono drumsamples. 4-way velocity switches with crossfades and adjustable crossfade shapes (Linear, Power, Layer)
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.
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
Sequencer Mode: One Unit, Number of Tones: 12 tones + 1 accent tone, Number of steps: up to 64 steps
772 preset patterns (Held in common with sequencer patterns)
Other: Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone settings can be specified
Tracks: 16 MIDI Tracks
Number of Songs: Up to 128 songs
Tempo: 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)
Format: KORG (KROSS) format, SMF format 0 and 1
Details: 16 pads x 8 banks, Automatically saved on the SD card, and automatically loaded, Up to four pads can play simultaneously
Recording format: PCM audio format 48kHz/16bit
Manufacturer: Korg USA Model: KROSS261MB SKU: I473046-N-0-WHXX UPC: 4959112174771
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