Korg Kross 88-key Synthesizer Workstation - Black

88-key Synth Workstation with Natural Weighted Hammer Action Keybed, EDS-i Sound Engine, Audio Recorder, Step and MIDI Sequencers, Drum Track, Arpeggiator, and Mic/Line Inputs - Black
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Let Your Music Soar with This Affordable Workstation

The Korg KROSS-88 is your ideal synth workstation. Amazingly affordable, the KROSS-88 packs 88 Natural Weighted Hammer Action keys, a boatload of class-leading sounds, and a bevy of intuitive and powerful production tools into a svelte, eye-catching chassis that weighs in under 28 pounds. It will even run on six AA batteries, for impromptu busking in the park. With a mic input, a built-in audio recorder, a 16-track MIDI sequencer, drum track, arpeggiator, and Electribe-derived step sequencer, the Korg KROSS-88 will let your music soar.

Korg KROSS-88 at a Glance:
  • The only instrument you need
  • Korg's pro-level EDS-i sound engine with 134 killer effects
  • Gorgeous sounds to make your music sound lush
The only instrument you need

The Korg KROSS is the only instrument you need. With its class-leading soundset, KROSS is your one-stop music production machine. KROSS delivers a broad range of sounds that leave even previous-generation flagship models in the dust. And the quality is simply stunning, bolstered by PCM data that's approximately twice as large as predecessors like the X50 and the PS60. For your gigging pleasure, Korg has lavished attention on frequently-used sounds such as rock/jazz organ, strings, brass, and synth sounds. But you also get ear candy flavors like toy piano, accordion, combo organ, church organ, and even a vintage tape sampler, along with cutting-edge dance music/electronica sounds - unique sounds you won't find in any other synth at this price. And with Sound Selector and a favorites function, finding and organizing your sounds for instant onstage deployment is a piece of cake.

Korg's pro-level EDS-i sound engine with 134 killer effects

Korg's EDS-i is a studio-grade sound engine distilled from the EDS/EDS-X sound engines found on Korg's most advanced instruments. EDS-i lets you use a total of seven effects simultaneously: five insert effects plus two master effects. You get essentials such as delay, reverb, chorus, flanger, and rotary speaker, but there's also amp modeling powered by Korg's REMS modeling technology. There's even a robot voice vocoder! With 134 different high-quality effects onboard, you'll never run out of sonic inspiration.

Gorgeous sounds to make your music sound lush

Korg KROSS-88 is loaded with piano, electric piano, and drum sounds that been taken from flagship Korg instruments used by the pros - giving the KROSS a soundset that surpasses other instruments in its price range. The grand piano, for example, includes lavishly-sampled decays with three different levels of velocity. Korg has even sampled damper pedal noises, juicing your performances with the ultimate in realism and nuance.

Korg KROSS-88 Features:
  • Great-feeling 88-key Natural Weighted Hammer Action keybed
  • Pro-quality EDS-i sound engine built-in, with a total of seven effects available simultaneously
  • Ideal for a broad range of musical styles
  • Extremely lightweight - only 27.3 lbs, and can be powered by 6 AA batteries
  • Amazing piano, EP, and drum sounds
  • Many sounds utilize twice as much PCM memory as previous instruments
  • Ideal for a broad range of musical styles
  • Sound Selector makes it easy to find the sound you're looking for
  • Favorites function lets you register 64 sounds or audio songs for one-touch access during gigs
  • External input jacks let you connect a mic or external audio source
  • Quick Layer/Split function for on-the-fly versatility
  • Stereo audio recorder allows you to record and overdub your performances and vocals
  • Step sequencer inherited from the Electribe
  • Onboard 16-track MIDI sequencer, drum track, and arpeggiator
  • Connects to your computer via USB for plug-in integration with your favorite DAW
  • Stylishly distinctive red and black two-tone design looks great onstage
  • KROSS Editor and Plug-In Editor may be downloaded from the Korg website
Let your music soar, with the Korg KROSS-88 workstation!

Additional Media

Kross Series Synthesizer Workstation Quick Start Guide
Kross Series Synthesizer Workstation User Manual

Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated)
Number of Keys 88
Type of Keys Natural Weighted Hammer Action
Other Controllers 1 x Pitchbend, 1 x Mod Wheel, 1 x Tempo Knob, 1 x Tap Button
Polyphony 80 Notes (Single Mode), 40 Notes (Double Mode)
Wave Memory 112MB
Number of Presets 421 Multi-samples, 890 Drum Samples
Number of Effects 134
Arpeggiator Yes
Sequencer 16-track
Audio Inputs 1 x 1/4" (Mic), 1 x 1/8" (Line)
Audio Outputs 2 x TS, 1 x 1/8"
USB 1 x Type B
MIDI I/O In/Out/USB
Pedal Inputs 1 x Damper, 1 x Assignable Switch, 1 x Assignable Pedal
Height 5.32"
Width 57.01"
Depth 15.08"
Weight 27.34 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number KROSS88BK

Customer Reviews

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4.5/5

Great value and functionality to match

Overall, I am very happy with this keyboard. I use it as my main stage keyboard, and the quality of the samples is very good, the weight on the keys is just right, and the control functions are fairly intuitive. The only complaint, and this is a very minor thing considering the price for an 88-key keyboard with the functionality this one has, is that the body is entirely plastic and doesn't feel as good as it sounds. But even with that small downside, the good thing about that is this is the lightest 88-key keyboard I've ever carried and it makes hauling equipment just that much easier. I've had this keyboard for a bit over a year now and am very happy.
Music background: Singer/Keyboardist/Synth Nerd
See also: Work Stations, Korg, Korg Keyboard Workstations