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Korg Kross 88-key Synthesizer Workstation Reviews

5.0 stars based on 1 customer review
  • from October 14, 2013Music Background:
    Pro. Performer, recording artist, producer, mastering, writer


    Bought this bad boy on a Monday night for a stage gig I had the next day. I was holding down left hand bass and keys with it , and the drum machine is off the hook, as far as coming up with a quick loop. I was worried about the bass but it cut through the mix nicely and kept the bottom fat and was nicely balanced with the other side of the split.
    This was a gig where the band had never worked together before and we had an hour to rehearse 5 songs. The Kross made it easy for me to set everything up the night before. It only took 4 programs to cover anything they could throw at us. It looks great on stage and the lack of weight on this thing will shock you. I have a Yamaha S90. Light enough, but carrying that around and setting up is no picnic anymore. Also have never been satisfied with the piano sounds on it for a live gig and was looking for something more real sounding.
    I wanted the one with the tube in it, SV1, for the keyboard sounds and the extremely sensitive touch, but that doesn't do splits. Splits I need. This is even lighter than the SV1 and has all 88 keys. Unbelievable. Plus, the fat keyboard sounds are there and much more. Much more. Have barely scratched the surface of whats in this thing.
    As far as touch goes, if you're a stand up player this heavier touch might work for you, as under the stress of a high pressure gig sometimes our fine motor skills are compromised anyway. It worked for me. Very expressive.

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