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.”


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