Korg Kross 2 61 Key Synthesizer Workstation; Matt Black
Korg Kross 2 61 Key Synthesizer Workstation; Matt Black
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 colour scheme is even more stylish, and the user interface allows intuitive operation even by beginners.
- A rich selection of more than 1,000 powered-up presets
- 128MB of expansion PCM memory is built-in, and option libraries are supported
- The rich expressive power of the EDS-i sound engine, and a rich selection of effects with 134 types
- Superb sampling functionality and 16 sampler pads
- A panel layout that lets you access functions without confusion
- Realtime control section for quick parameter editing
- Favourite function lets you register and instantly recall up to 128 frequently-used sounds
- Quick layer/split can be specified by a single button
- The ultra-lightweight compact body; the 61-key model weighs only 3.8 kg, the lightest in its class
- Long operating life, with six AA batteries allowing up to seven hours of use
- A colour lineup with a peerless finish that exceeds its class
- Audio player/recorder that can be easily triggered by the pads
- Sequencer, drum track, and arpeggiator to support your song production
- A rich array of input jacks for singer-instrumentalists or vocoder performance without requiring additional equipment
- Also functions as a USB audio interface
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 your artistic vision, you can make it happen. KROSS 2 is a versatile synthesizer platform made with creative freedom in mind. Even more powerful preset sounds, with specialized optional expansion soundsA 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 KROSS 2 now provide 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 effects
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 inserts and two masters. 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 modelling, 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.Favourites function
The favourite function lets you register frequently-used programs and combinations and recall them at a single touch, and has even been expanded to allow 128 favourite locations, twice the number of the first generation of KROSS. This function is ideal for live players that need quick access to a specialized set of sounds on stage.Quick layer/split
The layer/split function, which lets you layer two sounds or assigns separate sounds to the left and right regions of the keyboard, is now easier to set up, thanks to a dedicated quick layer/split button.Category dial
A category dial is provided, allowing you to immediately find the sounds you're looking for amid the vast range of choices. Just choose the general type of sound, such as piano or organ, and then make your selection quickly and efficiently.Ultra-lightweight and compact body, with support for battery operation
The amazing mobility of the KROSS series is better than ever. The 61-key model features a new and stylish design, and its weight has been further reduced from the 4.3 kg of the previous model to an even more lightweight 3.8 kg. Additional improvements in power efficiency allow up to seven hours of battery-powered operation from six AA batteries. The 88-key model newly provides an accessory compartment that can hold spare batteries or cables, as well as an easily accessible front-located battery panel. On both models, the rear panel KORG logo is fully illuminated, letting you stand out on stage.The ultimate body finish that exceeds its class
The evolved KROSS 2 also features high quality in its body finish. First, the 88-key model uses a stylish and cool “dark blue” colour. The 61-key model uses a “super matte black” colour with a high-quality rubberized finish that is durable and feels great to the touch. Lavish use of this sophisticated rubberized finish gives the instrument a highly professional appearance. The 61-key model is additionally available in a limited-edition “red marbled” colour. The special marbled red finish is unique and different on each KROSS 2 unit.Audio player/recorder that you can easily trigger from the pads
The built-in stereo audio recorder lets you record your KROSS 2 performance, or overdub an external input source such as vocals. There's also a pad audio play function that allows recorded sounds or audio files imported from an external source to be assigned to each of the 16 pads for playback. Unlike the sampling function, this allows extended recording and playback that is limited only by the capacity of the SD card; you can strike a pad to playback the backing of an entire song while you perform on the keyboard, or use the pads to trigger sound effects or background music.Supports your song production, turning inspiration into reality
16-track MIDI sequencer - The 16-track MIDI sequencer records your keyboard performance and controller movements as MIDI data. It can also record your pad sampler performance, providing an easy way for you to create sketches of ideas for songs. Step sequencer -This lets you use the 16 pads to intuitively and quickly create original rhythm patterns of up to 64 steps.Drum track -The drum track lets you add rhythm to your performance simply by pressing a button. Choose from 772 preset drum patterns that cover a variety of styles. Arpeggiator - This function is a great way to generate ideas for songs; simply hold down keys to generate rhythmic chords, bass phrases, or guitar strumming.Mic connection for the singer-instrumentalist or for vocoder performance, with no other equipment needed
The 1/4" phone MIC IN jack lets you connect a mic directly, so there's no need for a singer-instrumentalist to provide a separate mixer when performing live. A vocoder function is also built-in, and you can easily perform vocoder sounds with rapid access via the realtime control section. Also provided is a LINE INPUT stereo mini-jack that's convenient for connecting your audio player or for sampling.Also operates as a USB audio interface
In addition to USB MIDI interface functionality, USB audio interface functionality has been newly added. You can connect the KROSS 2 to your Mac or Windows computer and enjoy DAW recording, or easily use the instrument for playing in conjunction with your iPad or iPhone. The KORG Module high-quality sound module app can be used as an external sound module that's played from the KROSS 2, or you can perform with the backing of tracks that you created using the KORG Gadget DAW app, all with the ease of connecting a single cable. A dedicated KROSS2 Editor and Plug-In Editor are also provided. These let you edit while viewing numerous parameters at a glance on your computer or allow you to use the KROSS 2 as a software synthesizer from within your DAW.Korg Kross 2 61 Dimensions & Weight:
- Width 935 / Depth 269 / Height 88mm
- Weight 3.8 Kg
For accurate delivery information, please contact our sales team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01323 639335. As a guide, despatch times are detailed below.
Additional charges will be made for delivery of heavy items to some areas. Charges may also apply to upgrades including (but not limited to) timed deliveries, piano assembly, delivery of large items, and when matching deals from other retailers. If you are unsure about our delivery charges, please contact us.
In Stock Products
Products that are shown as in stock will be sent using our standard delivery service within 2 working days from when payment is received. This excludes piano deliveries with full installation - see below.
Products which are shown as pre-order are not in stock, but can be ordered and reserved for you from the next available shipment. Order today to reserve your place in the queue! Call or email us for the latest lead times on pre-order products.
Digital Piano Deliveries:
We have many flexible delivery options for most delivery pianos, based on your location and whether you require it flat-packed, or fully assembled in your home. Digital piano delivery options are shown at checkout.
If you purchase a piano which is supplied with full installation, we will contact you once your order is received to arrange a convenient delivery date & time. Delivery & installation is usually within 14 days, but often sooner. Call us for current lead times on pianos.
Digital Piano Deliveries For Self-Assembly
Click here to see our specific information relating to piano deliveries.
If you choose our courier delivery/flat pack delivery method, please be aware that with larger items such as digital pianos, the courier is not contracted to carry them up any steps or stairs. If there are stairs leading to the front door of the delivery address, or you live in an apartment which is not on pavement level, it is your responsibility to arrange transportation from the pavement level to the delivery address. In this instance, the delivery driver may, at their own discretion assist you in carrying the parcels to the delivery address, but they are not contracted nor obliged to do so.
Do you need delivery upstairs, or delivery at a specific time?
For some larger items which need to be delivered upstairs - including pianos, we offer a timed delivery service using our own van and drivers. This service is free on some items and chargeable on others. Call us on 01323 639335 to discuss your specific delivery requirements.
No-one at home?
Our courier will try and deliver your parcel(s) twice. After the second failed attempt, your goods will be returned to our warehouse. If you would like us to try and deliver them again, we will charge the delivery charges associated with your order again.
Delivery Surcharges For Larger Items
For some larger items, delivery surcharges may apply to the following areas: Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Isle Of Wight, Cornwall, Ireland, North Of England above Leeds. Call us on 01323 639335 to check before ordering.
If you're set on buying your new instrument, there's no need to get weighed down by the total cost of it straight away. If you break it down into monthly payments over time, it's much more manageable than you might think. And our fixed interest rates mean you'll know exactly what you're paying from the start.
How it works
The finance options available are displayed on our individual product pages - just click the button under the price to see the available options for each product. Finance is available for most new and used instruments over £400.
Pay a fixed deposit, and the rest is split into monthly payments. At the end of your contract when you've made your final payment, the instrument or equipment is all yours. You could own that dream guitar, piano or keyboard sooner than you thought!
Which Finance Options Are Available?
Most products on our website show the available finance options. Some are interest free, and some are interest bearing. The options shown on the site are an example of what is available - if you would like to pay over a different period, give us a call on 01323 639335 and we’ll try and arrange a finance option that suits your budget.
How To Apply For Finance
can apply for finance online as part of the checkout process, or over the telephone - call us on 01323 639335 if you'd like to speak to one of our musical instrument experts. All finance is subject to acceptance by our finance provider and a credit check will be carried out on the applicant.
Bonners Ltd acts as a credit broker and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. Bonners Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our registration number is 718966. Bonners Ltd is registered in England and Wales 1994113. Registered office 34 North St, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1DW.
Secure Trust Bank is registered in England and Wales 541132. Registered office: One Arleston Way, Solihull, B90 4LH. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registration number: 204550.
Korg Kross 2 61 Key Synthesizer Workstation; Matt Black
*Piano Cabinet Finishes Of Showroom Models May Vary