Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation

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4.8

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A 61-Key mobile synthesizer keyboard with impressive features; With the KROSS 61, the sounds and songs that you've created at home and the system that you use every day can go with you onto the stage or into the street!

With the KROSS 61, the sounds and songs that you've created at home and the system that you use every day can go with you onto the stage or into the street! Featuring rich sounds that exceed its class, yet remaining highly portable, the KROSS is designed for practical usability. There's a convenient mic input and a built-in audio recorder, and it can run on 6 x AA batteries. It's a distinctive new standard in music workstations, with specs and style that set it apart from all others.

A wide variety of sounds
Because of its portability, the KROSS will be used in a wide range of situations, and that's why it provides a broad variety of sounds that surpasses even the flagship models of the previous generation. The PCM data is approximately twice as large as preceding models such as the X50 and the PS60. Staples such as the frequently-used rock/jazz organ, strings, brass, and synth sounds have been brushed up. There are also instruments such as toy piano, accordion, combo organ, church organ, and even vintage instruments such as a tape sampler, as well as bell-type sounds and the sounds you need for cutting-edge dance music and electronica - unique sounds that have not been included in a synth of this class.

Sound Selector makes it easy to find the sound you're looking for
While the KROSS provides an extremely broad range of sounds, there are two dedicated dials that let you easily find the sound you need. First use the category dial to choose the broad category such as piano, electric piano, organ, bell, synths, basses, or strings. Then turn the select dial to find the sound you want. It's a quick way to focus on selecting the needed sounds without being distracted by sounds of another type.

Favorites function lets you register 64 selected sounds or audio songs for one-touch access
Sounds that you've created or that you use frequently can be registered to four banks of 16 buttons, giving you a total of 64 sounds that can be recalled at a single touch. This is a real convenience during live performances or song production. You can also register audio songs and recall them along with sounds.

Pro-quality EDS-i sound engine is built-in
The EDS-i sound engine is a high-quality sound engine distilled from the EDS/EDS-X sound engines found on Korg’s most advanced instruments. It allows you to use a total of seven effects simultaneously: five insert effects and two master effects. Ranging from standards such as delay, reverb, chorus, flanger, and rotary speaker, and also including amp modeling powered by Korg's proprietary "REMS" modeling technology, and even a robot voice vocoder, you can choose from 134 different high-quality effects.

Features:
  • Stylish and distinctive red and black two-tone color design
  • The lightweight body is only 4.3 kg/9.5 lbs and can be powered by 6x AA batteries
  • Piano, electric piano, and drum sounds that exceed its class
  • A wide variety of sounds that meet the needs of 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 selected sounds or audio songs for one-touch access
  • Pro-quality EDS-i sound engine built-in, a total of 7 effects available simultaneously
  • External input jacks allow a mic or external audio source to be directly connected.
  • 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
  • 16-track MIDI sequencer, a drum track, and an arpeggiator
  • USB connectivity for plug-in integration with your favorite DAW

Things You Will Get:

    KROSS 61 Workstation
    Power Supply
    Quick Start Guide
Series KROSS
Model KROSS 61

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KorgKROSS 61 Music Workstation
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Portable (12)
  • Responsive / good action (12)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Touch sensitive keys (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Electronic music (12)
    • Concerts (10)
    • Travel (10)
    • Accompaniment (8)
    • Learning (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (8), Experienced (5)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    COMPACT SIZE WORKSTATION

    By 

    from INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Travel

      Comments about Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation:

      IF YOURE LOOKING FOR A SMALL COMPACT LIGHT WEIGHT WORKSTATION THEN THE 61 KEY KROSS IS THE ANSWER. IT CONTAINS ALL THE GREAT KORG SOUNDS THAT ARE EASILY FOUND WITH THE DUAL DIAL CATEGORY SYSTEM. YOU CAN ALSO SAVE YOUR SOUNDS ON A USER PRESET CATEGORY WHICH WOULD ALLOW YOU TO KEEP ALL YOUR FAVORITES EASILY RECALLABLE.
      THIS HAS BEEN A HANDS ON REVIEW FROM BRYCE @ SAM ASH INDY

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      song maker

      By 

      from Cincinnati,OH

      About Me Experienced

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Electronic Music
        • School Bands

        Comments about Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation:

        A nice easy to use keyboard workstation that offers quick acess to different effects and tones. The EDS-i sound engine provides plenty of options and the keys have a great feel and sensitivity. Perfect intermediate level keyboard. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love it!

        By 

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Professional Musician

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Responsive / Good Action

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Electronic Music
          • Learning
          • Travel

          Comments about Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation:

          I give KROSS 61 five stars for portability, the great Korg sounds, and their ability to integrate functions from previous pieces of gear like that of one of my fav drum machines of all time, The Electribe.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A truly creative tool

          By 

          from Cincinnati,OH

          About Me Experienced

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Pre-programmed music
          • Realistic Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Electronic Music

            Comments about Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation:

            Perfect keyboard workstation for creating sound effects or film scores. The updated sounds really bring it to another level. my favorite feature is the vocoder option a real must in todays music industry. Great quality and easy to move from place to place. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Workstation

            By 

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Experienced

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Pre-programmed music
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Chamber Music
              • Concerts
              • Electronic Music
              • Learning
              • MIDI
              • Travel

              Comments about Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation:

              The Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation is awesome. My expectations were exceeded and then some... There is a lot more power in this lightweight board than what you would expect & at this price-point, it cannot be beaten. Within 20 minutes I had gone through half of the voices, chosen 3 that really spoke to me, & recorded a bass-line into the sequencer; within 20 minutes (and after only browsing through the getting started manual). Do not be fooled: this is more than just an entry-level keyboard; even if the price tag tells you otherwise. You will love this keyboard come on down and give it a try. This is a real hands on review by Rick @ Sam Ash, Phoenix

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect First Professional Workstation

              By 

              from Canoga Park, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Realistic Sound
              • Responsive / Good Action
              • Touch Sensitive Keys

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Chamber Music
                • Concerts
                • Electronic Music
                • Learning
                • Travel

                Comments about Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation:

                I got this keyboard because I'm new to being a professional keyboardist, and I wanted something with a lot of sounds, but something that was easy to navigate, easy to program, and didn't have a terabyte of sounds I don't need. I haven't run into a sound I couldn't get, and because there's a knob that separates all the soud groups, its easy for me to find patches on the fly.

                This is a real hands-on product review from Joe @ Sam Ash Canoga Park, CA.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Super light!

                By 

                from Chicago, Il

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation:

                    Super light workstation and the sounds are right as well.
                    The touch-screen is really nice.
                    I use this board live and I'm able to switch to the sound I need very quick.
                    Very user-friendly.
                    This is a real hands on product review from Warren @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Lightweight, but a heavy hitter

                    By 

                    from Indianapolis, IN

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Realistic Sound
                    • Responsive / Good Action
                    • Touch Sensitive Keys

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Electronic Music
                      • Learning
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation:

                      The KROSS 61 Key from Korg is a great tool for the keyboard player looking for a second tier keyboard to run their bass, synth, or horns through while rocking out on their main keyboard. The category dial makes it easy to switch between sound banks. You can practice in the van while you're on the road with the battery option and then plug it in when you are gigging. Great overall keyboard!

                      This is a real hands on product review from Steve at Sam Ash, Indianapolis

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Clean and pure sounds

                      By 

                      from Chicago, Il

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Portable
                      • Responsive / Good Action
                      • Touch Sensitive Keys

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Learning
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation:

                        There is a lot more power in this lightweight board than what you would expect & at this price-point, it cannot be beaten.
                        The sounds are extremely clean and pure.
                        Do not be fooled, this is more than just an entry-level keyboard.
                        This is a real hands on product review from Warren @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Nice Controller

                        By 

                        from KOP

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Comments about Korg KROSS 61 Music Workstation:

                        Great product. Easy to use, easy to setup. Great sound. Nice functionality. Great deal for the price. Lots of fun.
                        "This is a real hands on product review from Dave @ Sam Ash KOP"

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