Korg Kross 61 Portable Workstation Keyboard

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Manufacturer: Korg

Category: Keyboards & Synths

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A mobile synthesizer keyboard with impressive features

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! 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.

  • Stylish and distinctive red and black two-tone color design
  • The lightweight body is only 4.3 kg/9.5 lbs (61-key model) or 12.4 kg/27.3 lbs (88-key model), and can be powered by 6x AA batteries
  • Piano, electric piano, and drum sounds that exceed its class
  • A wide variety of sounds that utilize twice as much PCM memory as previous instruments, and meet the needs of a broad range of musical styles
  • Sound Selector makes it easy to find the sound you're looking for
  • Favorites function lets you register 64 selected sounds or audio songs for one-touch access - a great feature for live performances
  • Pro-quality EDS-i sound engine built-in, with a total of seven effects available for simultaneous use
  • External input jacks allow a mic or external audio source to be directly connected.
  • Quick Layer/Split function for on-the-fly versatility
  • Stereo audio recorder allows you to record and overdub your performances and vocals
  • Step sequencer inherited from the Electribe, a 16-track MIDI sequencer, a drum track, and an arpeggiator
  • Connects to your computer via USB for plug-in integration with your favorite DAW

Additional Info

Additional Info

Specification Keyboard
    61 key
    *Velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported
    *Standard C2 - C7 (transposable in the range [C1...C6]-[C3...C8])
    88-key: NH (Natural Weighted Hammer Action) keyboard
    *Velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported
    *Standard A0 - C8 (transposable in the range [A-1...C7]-[A1...C9])
    *The NH keyboard reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, with a heavier feel in the low register and a lighter feel in the upper register.
    EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated)

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 multi-samples and velocity crossfading.

Preset PCM Memory:
    Approximately 112 MB (In case of 48 kHz, 16-bit Linear PCM converted)
    421 multi-samples (including 6 Stereo multi-samples)
    890 drum samples (including 49 Stereo drum samples)

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

    Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB)
    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

    The Number of Timbre
    Max: 16 Timbres,
    Key zone and velocity zone settings can be used to switch sounds, and the Tone Adjust function allows Program settings to be modified

    Master Keyboard Functionality
    External MIDI device control

Drum Kit:
    Stereo and mono drum samples
    4 velocity zones switch (crossfades and layers)

The number of Combination / Program / Drum Kit:
    User: 640 Program (512 Preload)
    User: 384 Combination (256 Preload)
    User: 48 Drum Kit (32 Preload)
    Preset: 256 GM2 Program + 9 GM2 Drums Program

    User: 64 (16 favorite x 4 bank)

Insert Effects:
    5 Insert Effects (stereo in/out)

Master Effects:
    2 Master Effects (stereo in/out)

Effect Types:
    Total: 134 types
    *74 types for Insert Effect
    *101 types for Master Effect 1
    *120 types for Master Effect 2

    Dynamic Modulation

Effects Control Busses:
    Stereo side chain (Limiter, Gate, Vocoder, etc)

Polyphonic Arpeggiator
Program Mode:
    1 unit

Combination, Sequencer Mode:
    2 units

Number of pattern:
    1,028 User Arpeggio patterns (916 Preload)
    5 Preset Arpeggio patterns

Number of Tone:
    12 tones

Number of step:
    Max: 64 steps

Step Sequencer
Program Mode:
    1 unit

Combination Mode:
    1 unit

Sequencer Mode:
    1 unit

Number of Tone:
    12 tones

Number of step:
    Max: 64 steps

    *Step sequencer settings can be created independently for each program, combination, and song.

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

    16-track MIDI Sequencer

Number of Songs:
    Max; 128 Songs


    40.00 - 300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution)

Maximum memory:
    210,000 MIDI events

    Measure / Beat / Tick

Template Song:
    16 preset / 16 user template songs

    700 Patterns (shared with Drum Track patterns)

    KORG (KROSS) format, SMF format 0 and 1

Audio recorder
Recording format:
    PCM Audio format (48 kHz / 16-bit)

    WAV (.wav): 44.1 kHz* / 16-bit, 48 kHz / 16-bit, Stereo
    *Automatic conversion from 44.1 kHz to 48 kHz

    WAV (.wav): 48 kHz / 16-bit,

Continuity recording time:
    Max: 3 hours

Recording time:
    Depends on the SD card that is used; approximately 90 minutes per 1 GB

Number of Songs:
    Max; 200 Songs

Number of multi-track recordings:
    Depends on the amount of space remaining on the SD card

    Hour / Min / Sec

    File, Utility, Information

    General Control:
    Pitch bend wheel, Modulation wheel, 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 “STEP SEQ” and “FAVORITE”),

    Drum track:
    DRUM TRACK button

    ARP button

    Effect On/Off:
    MASTER FX button

    Audio Recorder:
    SETUP button, PLAY/PAUSE (> / II) button

User Interface
    240 x 64 pixel LCD w/backlight, with adjustable contrast (hold the EXIT button and turn the Value dial)

    [CATEGORY], [SELECT] dials

    [COMBI], [PROG], [SEQ], [GLOBAL/MEDIA] buttons

VALUE controller:
    [VALUE] Dial, [Cursor (Left/Right/Up/Down)], [EXIT], [ENTER],[FUNCTION],[PAGE+],[PAGE-],[MENU] buttons

    [PAUSE], [REW], [FF], [LOCATE], [REC], [START / STOP] buttons

    [TEMPO] knob, [TAP] button

    [SPLIT], [LAYER] buttons

    [AUDIO IN] button, [VOLUME] knob

Control Input
    DAMPER (Half Damper is supported)

    6.3mm Phone jack, Unbalanced
    Output Impedance: 1.1kO (L / Mono terminal: in case of Mono output, = 550O)
    Maximum level: +10.0 dBu, Load Impedance: more than 10 kO.

Headphone Output:
    3.5mm Stereo mini phone jack
    Output Impedance: 33O, Maximum level: 40 + 40 mW

    3.5mm Stereo mini phone jack
    Input Impedance: 1.1 kO
    Maximum level: -42 ~– 0 dBu

    6.3mm Phone jack, Unbalanced
    Input Impedance: 33 O
    Maximum level: -48 ~ -6 dBu

    IN, OUT

    Type B x 1 (USB-MIDI Interface)

SD Card Slot
    1 slot
    Max: 2 GB SD Memory Card is supported
    Max: 32 GB 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
    5 W

Dimensions (W x D x H)
    KROSS-61 = 37.09 x 11.06 x 3.58 inches / 942 × 281 × 91 mm
    KROSS-88 = 57.01 x 15.08 x 5.32 inches / 1,448 × 383 × 135 mm

    KROSS-61 = 9.48 lbs. / 4.3 kg
    KROSS-88 = 27.34 lbs. / 12.4 kg

    AC Adapter
    Quick Start Guide

    XVP-10 Expression/Volume pedal
    EXP-2 Foot Controller
    DS-1H Damper Pedal
    PS-1, PS-3 Pedal Switch

Computer System Requirements for the KORG USB-MIDI Driver

    Microsoft Windows XP Home/Professional Edition SP3
    Windows Vista SP2 (all editions including 64-bit edition)
    Windows 7 SP1 (all editions including 64-bit edition)
    Windows 8 (all editions including 64-bit edition)

    USB port (Intel USB Host Controller recommended)

    Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8

    Apple Macintosh that satisfies the operating requirements of Mac OS X and is equipped with an Intel processor and a USB port
Manufacturer's Part Number KROSS-61
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