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Korg KROSS Operation Manual: Basic Information

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Basic Information

About the KROSS's modes
The KROSS has four modes
The KROSS has numerous functions that let you play and edit
programs or combinations, record and play back sequence data,
and manage media. These functions are grouped into " modes ."
The KROSS has four modes.
Program mode
Programs are the basic sounds of KROSS.
In Program mode, you can:
• Select and play Programs.
• Use one arpeggiator in your performance.
• Play back Drum Track patterns while you perform using
a Program.
• You can use the step sequencer to easily create drum
loop patterns. You can play a program while a drum
pattern plays back. You can also perform simultaneously
with the arpeggiator and drum track.
• Edit Programs
You can use the Tone Adjust function to easily edit the
program.
You can use the quick layer/split function to easily layer
two programs or create split sounds.
You can adjust the parameters and settings of the
oscillators, filters, amps, EGs, LFOs, effects, arpeggiator,
drum track, etc.
You can use up to five insert effects, and two master
effects.
Plus, you can create drum programs using drum kits (as
created in Global/Media mode).
Combination mode
Combinations are sets of up to 16 programs that can be played
simultaneously, letting you create sounds that are more complex
than a single Program. In Combination mode, you can:
• Select and play Combinations.
• Use multiple timbres to play arpeggio patterns generated
by two arpeggiators.
• Use one timbre for the drum track pattern, and play back
a drum pattern while you perform.
• Use the step sequencer to easily create drum loop
patterns. You can play a combination while a drum
pattern plays back. You can also perform simultaneously
with the arpeggiator and drum track.
• Use the KROSS as a 16-track multi-timbral tone
generator.
• Edit Combinations
You can use the tone adjust function to easily edit the
program of each timbre.
You can assign Programs to each of the 16 Timbres, each
with separate volume, pan, and keyboard and velocity
zones; adjust settings for effects, arpeggiator, drum track,
step sequencer.
Basic Information About the KROSS's modes
Plus, you can use up to five insert effects, and two master
effects.
Sequencer mode
Sequencer mode lets you record, playback, and edit MIDI tracks.
You can:
• Use the sixteen-track MIDI sequencer to record and play
back songs.
• Record a single MIDI track, one at a time, or record as
many as all sixteen tracks simultaneously. You can also
record system exclusive messages.
• Record and play back the pad sampler performance.
• Use multiple tracks to record and play back
performances generated by two arpeggiators.
• Use one track for the drum track pattern, and play back
or record a drum pattern.
• Use the step sequencer to easily create drum patterns.
• Edit songs
• Use the KROSS as a 16-part multi-timbral sound
module.
• GM/GM2 playback is also supported.
• Use the Tone Adjust function to easily edit the program
of each track.
• Use up to five insert effects, and two master effects.
Global/Media mode
Here is where you can save/load data on an SD card. You can also
adjust overall settings for the entire KROSS, and edit drum kits
and arpeggio patterns.
You can:
• Adjust settings that affect the entire KROSS, such as
master tune and global MIDI channel.
• Create user scales
• Create drum kits using drumsamples.
• Create user arpeggio patterns.
• Set the function of the assignable pedals and assignable
buttons.
• Transmit MIDI System Exclusive data dumps.
• Save and load Programs, Combinations, MIDI Songs,
and Global setup data.
• Format the SD card.
• Export and import sequences to and from SMF (Standard
MIDI Files)
Other functions
In addition to its four modes, the KROSS provides various
functions that are convenient for performance and practice: audio
recorder, pad audio play, pad sampler, and favorites.
AUDIO RECORDER
There's an independent audio recorder that can record an audio
signal from an external mic or line input, or USB audio input, or
the audio of the program, combination, or sequencer
playback.The sequencer and audio recorder are not able to
synchronize. (see page 99)
PAD AUDIO PLAY
Using this function, audio songs that you recorded or audio files
that were imported from an external source can be assigned to the
pads and recalled easily for playback.
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