Korg Kross 2 61-key Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard

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Street Price: 

$830
Korg Kross 2 61-key Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard

Gearank Recommendation

The Kross 2 appeared on our recommended list for Keyboard Workstations Under $1000 from March 2018 until May 2021 when it had been out-ranked by higher rated workstations.

Overview

The Korg Kross 2 is a compact synthesizer workstation that is a follow up to the original Kross model.

It features a newly added expanded PCM memory and a pad sampler that allows full-fledged sampling, and USB audio/MIDI interface functionality.

This lightweight unit also has the ability to run for seven hours on six AA batteries, which makes it more convenient and portable enough to bring around.

This is an affordable entry-level workstation if you're on a budget.

Specifications

  • Keys: 61 velocity sensitive keys
  • Polyphony: 120
  • Sound Engine(s): EDS-i
  • Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod wheel
  • Effects:
  • 134 types (74 x Insert effects, 101 x Master effect 1, 120 x Master effect 2)

  • Audio Recording: PCM audio format 48kHz/16bit, WAV
  • Audio Playback: Directly play back data from SD card
  • Sequencer: 16MIDI Tracks, 128 songs,16 preset/16 user template songs
  • Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/4" Line-in, 1 x 1/8" Line-in
  • Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" Line-out, 1 x 1/8" Stereo mini phone jack
  • MIDI: In/Out
  • Other Connections:1 x 1/4" Damper, 1 x 1/4" Assignable switch, 1 x 1/4" Assignable pedal
  • USB: USB connector 1x TYPE B
  • Power Supply: AC adaptor power supply DC 9V, 6 x AA alkaline batteries or 6 x or nickel-metal hydride batteries
  • Dimensions: 36.81" × 10.59" × 3.46"
  • Weight: 8.38 lbs
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Keyboard Workstations.