Korg KROSS 88 key keyboard action


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Hi:

I'm practicing in a studio tonight and my usual portable KB is a KAWAI MP6. In order to make things easier for transportation to and from practice the studio has a KORG KROSS 88 synth/stage keyboard they can lend me. From experience, can anyone tell me if the action is piano-like? I prefer the feel of escapement even if keyboard touch tries to simulate this. I am interested in basic piano/organ/classic rock sounds. I realize it also has all cheesy sci-fi sounds and redundant drum patterns which our group doesn't need, but for practice this would make things a lot easier

Thanx
 
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I have no experience with Korg, but I want to welcome you to the forums. :)

Hopefully someone here has played a Korg Kross and can post a comment before your practice tonight.
 
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The Korg Kross 88 action is weighted in an attempt to simulate an acoustic piano. That's the good news.

The bad news is it doesn't do a particularly great job of it. The action is very heavy and sluggish.
 
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Fred, is your piano's action similar to the Kross? I ask because I used to own a vertical too - wasn't an expensive one. Although a vertical action is quite different to a grand by its very nature, mine always felt a lot more responsive than the Kross.

Of course actions are a personal thing and OP may love the Kross action. I personally find it very difficult to enjoy.
 

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I don't know if they're similar. I just know that the action is very heavy.

My wife was home when the tuner did his thing. He offered to lighten the action, but she declined. (Damn harpist.)
 
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Fair enough!

Personally I really like the RH3 action you have in your Kronos, much more responsive and enjoyable to play. But again that's a matter of taste.
 

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