Korg KROSS 2-88 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation (Super Matte Black)

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Korg KROSS 2-88 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation (Super Matte Black)

Key Features

- 88-Key Natural Hammer Action Keybed

- 1000+ Preset Sounds, 120-Voice Polyphony

- 128MB of Expansion PCM Memory

- Sampler with 16 Trigger Pads

- Built-In Stereo Audio Recorder

- Step and 16-Track Sequencer, Arpeggiator

- Real-Time Controls

- Mic & Stereo Line Inputs

- USB Audio/MIDI interface

- Battery or AC Powered

Korg KROSS 2 Specs


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])


Technology     EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated)

Sound Engine

Maximum Polyphony     120 Voices (120 Oscillators), Single Mode

60 Voices (60 Oscillators), Single Mode

Actual Maximum Polyphony Varies Depending on Oscillator Settings such as Stereo Multisamples and Velocity Crossfading

Preset PCM Memory     Approximately 128 MB (at 48 kHz / 16-Bit Linear PCM Data Equivalent)

496 Multisamples (Including Seven Stereo)

1014 Drum Samples (Including 49 Stereo)

Expansion PCM Memory     Approximately 128 MB (When Converted to 48 kHz / 16-Bit Linear PCM)

Used When Loading Option PCM

Program     Oscillator

OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double)

Stereo Multisamples Support 4 Velocity Zones per Oscillator with Switching, Crossfades, and Layers


4 x Types of Filter Routing (Single, Serial, Parallel, 24 dB)

2 x Multimode Filters per Voice (Low-Pass, High-Pass, Band-Pass, Band Reject)


For Each Voice: 2 x Envelope Generators (Filter & Amp), 2 x LFOs, 2 x Key-Tracking Generators (Filter and Amp), 2 x AMS Mixers

Pitch EG, Common LFO, Two Common-Key Tracking Generators

User Programs

1280 (768 Preloaded)

Preset Programs

265 (256 GM2 Programs + 9 GM2 Drum Programs)

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

Allows You to Control External MIDI Devices

User Combinations

896 (384 Preloaded)

Drum Kits     Stereo and Mono Drum Samples

4-Way Velocity Switches with Crossfades and Adjustable Crossfade Shapes (Linear, Power, Layer)

User Drum Kits

58 (42 Preloaded)


Patch Memories     128 (16 Favorites × 8 Banks)


Insert effects     5 x Insert Effects

In-Line Processing

Stereo In, Stereo Out

Master Effects     2 x Master Effects

2 x Effects Sends

Stereo In, Stereo Out

Effects Types     134 x Types (Select from 74 Types for Insert Effects, 101 Types for Master Effect 1, and 120 Types for Master Effect 2)

Modulation     Dynamic Modulation

Effects Control Bus     Stereo Sidechaining for Limiter, Gates, Vocoders, and More

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 Preloaded)

Number of Tones: 12 Tones

Number of Steps: Up to 64 steps

Step Sequencer

Program Mode     One Unit Can Be Created for Each Program, Combination, and Song

Combination Mode     Number of Tones: 12 x Tones + 1 x Accent Tone

Sequencer Modes     Number of Steps: Up to 64 Steps

Drum Track

Preset Patterns     772 Patterns (Held in Common with Sequencer Patterns)

Other     Trigger Mode/Sync/Zone Settings can be Specified


Tracks     16 x MIDI Tracks

Number of Songs     Up to 128 Songs

Resolution     1/480

Tempo     40.00 to 300.00 BPM (1/100 BPM Resolution)

Maximum Memory     Up to 210,000 MIDI Events

Counter     Measure/Beat/Tick

Template Song     16 x Presets / 16 x User Template Songs

Preset Patterns     772 x Patterns (Shared with Drum Track Patterns)

Format     KORG (KROSS) Format, SMF Format 0 and 1

Pad Sampler

Specifications     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 48 kHz / 16-Bit

Recording Time     Up to Approximately 14 Seconds of Stereo Sample for Each Pad

Import     WAV Format

44.1 kHz / 16-Bit (stereo)

48 kHz / 16-Bit (stereo)

44.1 kHz is Automatically Converted to 48 kHz

Edit     Waveform-Display Editing Functionality: Start Address, Looping Settings, Normalize, and Other Editing Operations

Internal Audio Recorder

Recording Format     PCM Audio Format, 48 kHz / 16-Bit

Import     WAV Format

44.1 kHz / 16-Bit (stereo)

48 kHz / 16-bit (stereo)

44.1 kHz is Automatically Converted to 48 kHz

Export     WAV Format

48 kHz / 16- Bit, Stereo

Recording Time     Maximum Continuous Recording Time: 3 Hours

Varies with Type of SD Card Used (Approximately 90 Minutes / 1 GB)

Number of Songs     Up to 200 Songs

Number of Overdub Recordings     Varies with Remaining Capacity of the SD Card

Counter     Hour/Min/Sec

Pad Audio Play     16 Pads x 8 Banks

Directly Playback Data from SD Card


Types     File, Utility, Information, Additional PCM Data Management Functionality


General Control     Pitch Bend Wheel

Modulation Wheel

SW1, SW2

Real-Time Control     Select Button

Switch Button

Knob1 Knob

Knob2 Knob

Step Sequencer/Favorite/Pad Sampler/Pad Audio Play     Pads 1 to 16

Step Seq Active Button, Run Button

Favorites Active Button

Sampler Active Button, Hold Button

Audio Play Active Button

Bank LED A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H (Also Used by Step Sequencer, Favorite, Pad Sampler, and Pad Audio Play)

Drum Track     Drum Track Button

Arpeggiator     Arp Button

Audio Recorder     Audio Rec Button

User Interface

Display     240 x 64 pixel, LCD Backlight

Adjustable Contrast

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 Inputs

Foot Controllers     Damper (Supports Piano-Style Half-Damper Pedals as Well as Standard Footswitches)

Assignable Switch

Assignable Pedal

Analog Audio Outputs

L/Mono, R     Connectors: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm Phone Jacks (TS, Unbalanced)

Output Impedance: 1.1 kOhms Stereo, 550 Ohms Mono (L/Mono only)

Maximum Level: +10.0 dBu

Load Impedance: 10 Kilohms or More

Controllable by Volume Knob

Headphone Output     Connectors: 1/8"/ 3.5 mm Stereo Mini Phone Jack

Output Impedance: 33 Ohms

Maximum Level: 40 + 40 mW

Controllable via Volume Knob

Analog Audio Inputs

Line In     Connector: 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mini Phone Jack

Input Impedance: 1.1 Kilohms

Maximum Input Level: -42 to 0 dBu

Mic Input     Connector: 1/4" / 6.3 mm Phone Jack (TS, unbalanced)

Input Impedance: 33 Ohms

Maximum Input Level: -48 to -6 dBu


MIDI     In/Out

USB     1 x USB Type-B port

USB MIDI Interface

USB Audio Interface

SD Card Slot     1 x Card Slot

SD Memory Cards Up to 2 GB

SDHC Memory Cards Up to 32 GB

(SDXC Memory Cards Are Not Supported)

Main Specifications

Power     AC adapter, 9 VDC

6 x AA Alkaline Batteries

6 x NiMH

Battery Life     Approximately 6 hours with 6 x AA alkaline batteries

Approximately 7 hours with 6 x AA NiMH batteries (1900 mAh)

Power Consumption     5 W

Dimensions     57.0 x 15.1 x 5.4" / 145 x 38.3 x 13.6 cm

Weight     27.1 lb / 12.3 kg (Excluding Batteries)

Packaging Info

Package Weight     38.9 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)     63.75 x 20 x 10.55"