Korg Kross 2 88-Key Performance Synth/Workstation with Added PCM and Sounds in Matte Black
Dimensions (Overall): 64.0 inches (L), 10.6 inches (H) x 20.2 inches (W)Weight: 38.75 poundsNumber of keys: 88Warranty: No Applicable Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, & bull; Keyboard & bull; 88 keys NH (Natural weighted hammer action, no atertouch) keyboard. Normally A0–C8 (adjustable in the range [-A-1…C7]–[A1…C9]) & bull; * The NH keyboard delivers a playing feel similar to that of an acoustic piano, with low notes being heavier and high notes being lighter. & bull; Sound Engine & bull; The Number of CombinationsProgramsDrum Kits:Keys, drums, sequences, sampling, and a performance powerhouse. The 88-key model of the all-in-one KROSS 2 synthesizer is now available in a "super matte black" rubberized finish. Packed with all the immediacy and huge sound of the KROSS 2, it features an additional expansion that adds all-new programs including a beautifully resonant acoustic piano.Designed to be main keyboard, Kross 2 features everything a performer needs, far exceeding its class in power and usability.Rubberized matte black finish is sleek and uniquely durableThe KROSS 2-88-MB features a great-feeling rubberized finish in "super matte black,” simultaneously sleek and elegant, but also durable and comfortable.Rich sounds powered by added PCMA diverse array of more than 1,000 preset sounds has been supplemented by additional PCM with 128 new programs that include piano and electric piano, and also fulfill needs for cutting-edge EDM with synth and drum sounds plus 27 drum track patterns.Piano weight keybed for natural performanceThe KROSS 2-88-MB features KORG’s NH (Natural Weighted Hammer Action) keybed. The NH keybed has a realistic and comfortable piano-style hammer, with a heavier feel in the lower register and a touch that becomes lighter as move into the high register, allowing the subtle nuances of fingertips to show through in performance. This keybed is perfect for playing piano and electric piano sounds while being light and portable for bringing KROSS 2 to gigs.
Arturia MicroFreak Hybrid Synthesizer
Dimensions (Overall): 17.2 inches (L), 3.2 inches (H) x 10.3 inches (W)Weight: 3.2 poundsNumber of keys: 25Warranty: No Applicable Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, MicroFreak is a slim, streamlined portable hybrid synth with immediate access to advanced features including real-time sequencing, sound creation and randomization. Arturia is known for making affordable and innovative synthesizers, and that’s exactly that they’ve achieved with MicroFreak. Its touch plate keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch is fast, natural and highly expressive with the ability to detect pressure sensitivity. The digital oscillator and analog filter combination results in a wide range of sonic textures, with a warmth and punch musicians are looking for. Beginners will love the 160 factory presets and 256 preset slots, the wide sound palette and instant gratification of the MicroFreak. More advanced users will be inspired by its experimental approach to sound design and the ability to explore sequences in real time. As for connectivity, MicroFreak has everything modern producers need including CV/Gate: Pitch Out, Gate Out, Pressure Out, Clock In/Out, MIDI In/Out and USB.
Korg KROSS 2 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation Black
Dimensions (Overall): 41.5 inches (L), 6.0 inches (H) x 14.25 inches (W)Weight: 10.0 poundsNumber of keys: 61Warranty: No Applicable Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, & bull; A rich selection of more than 1,000 powered-up presets & bull; 128MB of expansion PCM memory is built-in, and option libraries are supported & bull; The rich expressive power of the EDS-i sound engine, and a rich selection of effects with 134 types & bull; Superb sampling functionality and 16 sampler pads & bull; A panel lat that lets access functions without confusionKROSS 2, the long-awaited successor of the KROSS, is a compact, portable workstation with a huge range of sounds. While maintaining its identity as ultra-lightweight, compact, and capable of running on batteries, this new model dramatically enhances KROSS’s sounds and functionality. In addition to a total of more than a thousand preset sounds, expansion PCM memory has been newly added. Also new is a pad sampler that allows full-fledged sampling, and USB audio/MIDI interface functionality. The color scheme is even more stylish, and the user interface allows intuitive operation even by beginners. Effortlessly select the sound that want to play, shape it to match imagination, sample a sound, create phrases and rhythms, record vocal or guitar, bring KROSS 2 on stage, and perform. Whatever artistic vision, can make it happen. KROSS 2 is a versatile synthesizer platform made with creative freedom in mind. A Rich Variety of More Than 1,000 Preset SoundsThe sound quality of KORG synthesizers is endorsed by top-ranking musicians around the world. The evolved KROSS 2 expands polyphony from 80 to 120 voices, and dramatically powers-up the number of internal programs from 809 to 1,075 programs. Including multi-layered pianos and electric pianos, thick strings and other new sounds that will work well with any band, as well as the latest drum kits to cover current styles such as EDM. The wide selection of programs covers needs from live performance to studio production. Built-In Expansion PCM Memory, and Support for Optional Libraries The KROSS 2 now provides 128 MB of built-in expansion PCM memory. By selecting from optional libraries that will be released following KROSS 2, can expand KROSS 2’s internal sounds to meet the needs of performing style or situation. The Rich Expressive Power of the EDS-I Sound EngineThe high-quality EDS-i Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated sound engine is inherited from KORG’s professional synthesizers. can use a total of seven effects units simultaneously: five insert and two master. Rich expressive power is available from the selection of 134 high-quality effects, including standard effects such as delay and reverb as well as amp modeling, vintage effect units, and even a vocoder. Superb Sampling Function and a Pad SamplerAs a first in its class, the KROSS 2 is newly equipped with a unique sampling function that provides 16 playable pads. can record the input from the LINE IN jack and assign a stereo sample of up to 14 seconds to each pad. Up to four pads can be triggered simultaneously. can edit the sample waveform using functions such as start/end loop point settings and normalize, and even resample within the KROSS 2, allowing to perform extensive sampling without requiring any additional equipment. Long audio files from an SD card can also be assigned to these pads. Straightforward Access to the Sounds and Functions NeedIt's easy to get around on KROSS 2, thanks to a user-friendly lat. The panel of the KROSS 2 has been further improved since the first KROSS, ensuring that anyone can quickly access desired sounds and functions from the enormous range of choices. Realtime control section The new realtime control section lets directly control KROSS 2’s main parameters without having to navigate through a menu hierarchy. In addition to realtime control of the sounds and effects, and simple editing of programs, can use the knobs to easily control the vocoder settings or adjust the tempo of the arpeggiator and sequencer