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Korg Kross 88

Workstation Keyboard

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Korg Kross 88
Korg Kross 88
900.00 street price

The lightweight instrument comprises high quality sounds using as much PCM memory as needed to seem nearly perfect, offers Sound Selector function, while Favorites function allows for registering up to 64 selected sounds. There’s an EDS-i sound engine onboard enabling up to 7 effects simultaneously. With the stereo audio recorder you can record and overdub your performances and vocals. The instrument is connectable to computer via USB for smooth integration with practically any DAW. Kross 88 borrowed the step sequencer from Electribe, and incorporates a 16-track MIDI sequencer, a drum track, and an arpeggiator.

The PCM data exceeds the memory allocated to individual tones in X50 and PS60 models being almost twice as large. The keyboard ships with 112 MB preset PCM memory. Rock/jazz organ, strings, brass, and synth sounds were resculpted and some accurately mastered toy piano, accordion, combo organ, church organ sounds, as well as vintage instruments such as a tape sampler and bell-type sounds were added. Korg’s premium instruments gave Kross the EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis – integrated) sound engine with up to 7 simultaneous effects.

Kross 88 has an 88-note NH (Natural Weighted Hammer Action) velocity sensitive keyboard. Maximum polyphony can be up to 80 voices in a single mode. Stereo multisamples are supported and two multi-mode filters with four types of routing are available. The 16-part multitimbral instrument offers a polyphonic arpeggiator, step sequencer, Drum Track with 700 patterns, 16-track MIDI sequencer and audio recorder. The unit has 1 slot for a 2 GB SD Memory Card maximum (32 GB SDHC Memory Card maximum).

Audio input, battery power (mobile, lightweight), reasonably low price for Korg sounds.

Tags: digital synthesizer

Country of origin / production: China

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Usage area
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Digital (D) 
Multi Timbral Capacity16 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) 
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform ROM112 Mb
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset421
User-defined Single Voice640
Drum Kits Preset890
Drum Kits User-defined48
Insert Effects5
Master Effects2
Tracks count16
Max Step Count64
Pattern Sequencer 
Sequencer Resolution480 ppqn
Tempo (min value)40
Tempo (max value)300
Max number of songs128
Preset patterns700
Output Format SMF 0
Output Format SMF 1
Preset Songs Templates16
User Songs Templates16
Audio Recorder
Recording Format PCM
Recording Format 48 kHz/ 16 bit
Import Format WAV
Import Format 44.1 kHz/ 16 bit
Import Format 48 kHz/ 16 bit
Export Format WAV
Export Format 44.1 kHz/ 16 bit
Export Format 48 kHz/ 16 bit
Max continuity of sound recording180 minutes
Max number of songs200
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Arpeggio presets1787
Arpeggio User-defined Memory1028
Arpeggio Steps64
General MIDI v2 (GM2) 
MIDI in/ out
Type Balanced Hammer Effect
Number of Keys88
Color resolution 1 color with multiple contract
Resolution: Horizontal240
Resolution: Vertical64
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
Slider/ Drawbar4
Jog dial 
External controllers
Foot Controller2
Damper pedal 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)1
Analogue: 1/8" (3.5mm) headphones preamplified1
Maximum output, line10 dBu
Impedance, line1100
Impedance, headphones33 Ω
Audio in
Analog 1/8"1
Analog 1/4"1
Maximum input line level-42 : 0 dBu
Maximum input mic level-48 : -6 dBu
Input line impedance1100 Ω
Mic Impedance33 Ω
Computer Interfaces
USB MIDI through USB
External drives/ memory cards
SD (SecureDisk) 
Voltage 9V
Power Supply External
Power Supply Internal, Accumulators
Power consumption5 W
Height135 mm
Width1448 mm
Depth383 mm
Height5.32 in
Width57.01 in
Depth15.08 in
Weight12.4 kg
Weight27.34 lb
Case/ body
Production start2013

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