Korg Reveals The Long-Awaited Kross 2 Synthesiser Workstation

After four years since introducing the original model Korg has revealed the updated Kross 2, which we’re told retains its well-loved identity whilst adding great sounds and functionality…

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We’re told that, “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.”

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The newly added realtime control allows you to directly control KROSS 2’s main parameters without having to navigate through a menu hierarchy. Additionally, you can use the knobs to control the vocoder settings or adjust the tempo of the arpeggiator and sequencer.

Korg Kross 2 key features

• 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
• Favorite function lets you register and instantly recall up to 128 frequently-used sounds
• Quick layer/split can be specified by a single button
• 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

It’s been a busy day for Korg who has also revealed the C1 Air digital piano, the Pa700/Pa700 Oriental and Pa1000 Professional Arranger and the PitchCrow-G Clip-on tuner. For more on the Kross 2 and other new produsts head to the Korg website here.

Pricing and Availability:

  • Kross2 61 Matt Black – £689.00 SSP Inc VAT – Available Sept 2017
  • Kross2 61 Red Marble – £689.00 SSP Inc VAT – Available Sept 2017
  • Kross2 88 – £969.00 SSP Inc VAT – Available October 2017
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