Kross 2-61 Super Matte Black
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More features, more sounds, more possibilities.
Featuring advanced functionality, KROSS 2 is the mobile workstation synthesizer that does it all. Lightweight, compact and capable of battery-powered operation with an array of 1,000+ presets, expanded PCM memory, a powerful sampler and an audio/MIDI interface, KROSS 2 offers a user-friendly design for creating sounds, phrases, and rhythms as well as sampling and recording instruments. Unleash your creative potential with KROSS 2.
Even more powerful preset sounds, with specialized optional expansion sounds
A rich variety of more than 1,000 preset sounds
Musicians worldwide endorse the sound of KORG synthesizers. The upgraded KROSS 2 boasts 120-voice polyphony, 1,075 programs—multiple pianos & electric pianos, lush strings and more. Featuring current-style drum kits, the extensive program range fits any gig or 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 EDS-i sound engine and 134 effects, including delay, reverb, amp modeling, and vocoder, provide rich expressive power. Seven effects units, five inserts and two masters can all be used simultaneously.
Superb sampling function and a pad sampler
KROSS 2 is uniquely equipped with a sampling function, providing 16 playable pads. You can record input from the LINE IN jack, assign a stereo sample of 14 secs to each pad, edit sample waveform and resample within KROSS 2. Long audio files from an SD card can also be assigned.
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: Main params, sound/effect editing, vocoder, arpeggiator/seq. tempo.
The favorite function can register up to 128 programs/combinations, twice as much as the original KROSS. Ideal for live players who need quick access to special sounds.
The layer/split button enables easy setup of layering two sounds or assigning separate sounds to the left/right keyboard regions.
Category dial quickly finds desired sounds in the vast range. Select general type, such as piano or organ.
Ultra-lightweight and compact body, with support for battery operation
KROSS series mobility is improved, with a stylish 61-key model weighing 3.8 kg and up to 7 hours' battery-powered operation from 6 AA batteries. The 88-key model has an accessory compartment and front-located battery panel. Both models have an illuminated KORG logo.
The ultimate body finish that exceeds its class
The KROSS 2-61 has a "super matte black" finish with a durable, high-quality rubberized feel. Its sophisticated rubberized finish gives it an ultra-professional look.
Audio player/recorder that you can easily trigger from the pads
Record KROSS 2 performance or overdub external input. Assign up to 16 pads to playback recorded sounds/imported audio. Extended recording/playback limited only by SD card capacity. Play entire song with pad strike or trigger sound effects/background music.
Supports your song production, turning inspiration into reality
16-track MIDI sequencer records keyboard & controller performance, plus pad sampler. Step sequencer creates original rhythm patterns of up to 64 steps. Drum track button adds rhythm from 772 preset patterns. Arpeggiator generates rhythmic chords & more.
Mic connection for singer-instrumentalist or vocoder performance, with no other equipment needed
A MIC IN jack, vocoder function, & stereo mini-jack for audio players/sampling make live performance easier.
Also operates as a USB audio interface
KROSS 2 Editor
Connect KROSS 2 to Mac/Windows, iPad/iPhone to record, use with KORG Module, or perform with KORG Gadget backing tracks using one cable. Use KROSS 2 Editor/Plug-In Editor to view/edit parameters on your computer, or use KROSS 2 as a software synth in your DAW.
KROSS 2-61: 61 keys (velocity sensitive; aftertouch not supported)
Normally C2–C7(adjustable in the range [C1…C6]–[C3…C8]
EDS-i（Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated
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)
496 multisamples (including seven stereo), 1014 drumsamples (including 49 stereo)
Expansion PCM Memory
Approximately 128MB (when converted to 48 kHz 16-bit linear PCM
Oscillator: Stereo multisamples, 4 velocity zones/oscillator, switching, crossfades, layers. Filters: 4 types, 2 multi-mode/voice (LP, HP, BP, BR). Modulation: per voice: 2 EGs, 2 LFOs, 2 KTGs, 2 AMS mixers, pitch EG, common LFO, 2 common KTGs.
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).
The Number of Combinations/Programs/Drum Kits
896 Combinations (384 Preloaded), 1280 Programs (768 Preloaded), 58 Drum Kits (42 Preloaded), 265 Programs (256 GM2 + 9 Drum).
Number of memories: 128 (16 favorites × 8 banks)
74 Insert FX, 101/120 Master FX, Dynamic Modulation & Stereo Side-Chaining.
Program mode: 1 arpeggiator; Combination mode: 2; Sequencer modes: 2; Preset arpeggios: UP, DOWN, ALT1, ALT2, RANDOM; User arpeggios: 1280 (1024 preload); Tones: 12; Steps: up to 64.
Program mode, Combination mode , Sequencer mode:
Number of tones: 12 tones + 1 accent tone
Number of steps: up to 64 steps
Preset Patterns: 772 patterns (Held in common with sequencer patterns.)
Other: Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone settings can be specified
16 MIDI Tracks, up to 128 songs, 1/480 resolution, 40.00-300.00 BPM (1/100 resolution), max 210,000 MIDI events, measure/beat/tick counter, 16 preset/16 user template songs, 772 patterns (shared with Drum Track). KORG/SMF format 0 & 1.
16 pads × 8 banks, auto-saved/loaded; up to 4 pads play simultaneously. Recording format: PCM, 48 kHz/16-bit. Up to 14 secs of stereo sample/pad. Import: WAVE (.wav), 44.1 kHz/16-bit (auto-converted to 48 kHz). Waveform display editing, start add., looping, normalize & more.
Recording: 48kHz/16bit PCM, WAV 44.1/48kHz/16bit stereo; Max. 3 hrs. (90 min./GB); 200 songs; overdubs dependent on SD; Hour/Min/Sec counter; 16 pads × 8 banks (no simultaneous playback).
File, Utility, Information, additional PCM data management functionality
Control: Pitch bend & Mod. wheels, SW1/2, SELECT/SWITCH/KNOB1/2 buttons, Pads 1–16, STEP SEQ/FAVORITES/SAMPLER/AUDIO PLAY ACTIVE/HOLD/BANK LED A–H, DRUM TRACK/ARP/AUDIO REC buttons.
240x64 LCD backlight; adjustable contrast (EXIT + VALUE); CATEGORY, VALUE, COMBI, PROG, SEQ (GLOBAL/MEDIA) dials; Cursor, EXIT, ENTER, FUNCTION, PAGE-, PAGE+, MENU; REC, START/STOP; LAYER/SPLIT; VOLUME knob.
DAMPER (Supports piano-style half-damper pedals as well as standard foot switches)
Audio Outputs (Analog)
AUDIO OUTPUT L/MONO, R: Connectors: 6.3 mm (1/4") phone jacks(TS unbalanced)
Output Impedance: 1.1k ohm stereo, 550 ohm mono (L/Mono only)
Maximum Level: +10.0 dBu
Load Impedance: 10k ohm or greater
Controllable by the VOLUME knob
HEADPHONE OUTPUT: Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini phone jack
Output Impedance: 33 ohnm
Maximum Level: 40 + 40 mW
Controllable by the VOLUME knob
Audio Inputs (Analog)
LINE IN: Connectors: 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini phone jack
Input Impedance: 1.1k ohm
Maximum Input Level: -42 to 0 dBu
MIC IN: Connectors: 6.3 mm (1/4") phone jacks(TS unbalanced)
Input Impedance: 33 ohm
Maximum Input Level: -48 to -6dBu
Phantom power or plug-in power is not supported.
MIDI: IN, OUT
USB: USB connector TYPE B x 1, USB-MIDI interface, USB audio interface
SD Card Slot: One card slot *Capacity recognized: SD memory cards up to 2 Gigabytes (GB). SDHC memory cards up to 32 Gigabytes (GB). SDXC memory cards are not supported.
Power: AC adaptor power supply DC 9V, AA alkaline batteries x 6, or nickel-metal hydride batteries x 6
Battery Life: AA alkaline batteries x 6: Approximately 6 hours, AA nickel-metal hydride batteries (1900mAh) x 6: Approximately 7 hours *Varies depending on the batteries used and the conditions of use.
Power Consumption: 5 W
Dimensions (W x D x H): KROSS2-61: 935 mm × 269 mm x 88 mm / 36.81" × 10.59" × 3.46"
Weight: KROSS2-61: 3.8 kg / 8.38 lbs (excluding batteries)
Included Items: AC adapter, Quick Start Guide
Accessories (sold separately)
Keyboard stand: KROSS2-61: Standard-S-ABK61
Soft case: KROSS2-61: SC-KROSS 2 61
Expression/Volume Pedal: XVP-20, XVP-10
Foot Controller: EXP-2
Damper Pedal: DS-1H
Pedal Switch: PS-1, PS-3