Piano is one of the most tender musical instruments ever created – the soothing melodies one could play with it know no bounds, and it’s not a coincidence that you want to become a piano player yourself. We’re here to talk about digital pianos in general – what they are, and what you should know before purchasing one, among other things.
On Stage. On the Go. On Top.
Offering full-length, unlooped samples of every key for a spectacular piano sound, this new keyboard redefines your expectations for an instrument in this class. Taking its name from the Greek word meaning "color," KROME is the new standard for sonic excellence in a gigging musician’s keyboard, providing a limitless palette of sound to bring vivid inspiration your music. Introducing the KROME Music Workstation.
KROME 61 and 73 models feature a semi-weighted keyboard; the great feel and response are ideal for playing everything from any style of piano, to dynamic organ performance, to pyrotechnic synthesizer solos.
KROME 88 is equipped with Korg’s NH (Natural Weighted Hammer Action) keyboard, ensuring that every nuance of your playing dynamics will be expressively reflected when playing sounds such as piano or electric piano.
Distinctive aluminum panel design exudes a sense of quality
The dramatic dark colored body provides KROME with an elegantly curved profile. The top control panel is made using two aluminum panels of differing design.
The result is a distinctive appearance that projects an unmistakable presence, even on a cluttered stage. In both looks and sound, KROME will make a strong impression on the audience.
Intuitive TouchView™ interface
KROME’s huge 800 x 480 pixel TouchView Color display can show numerous parameters at once, ensuring great visibility. Simply touch the screen to change sounds or edit parameters. Finger-drag editing is also supported, allowing you to use the on-screen sliders and knobs directly.
Numerous functions take advantage of the TouchView interface, such as the piano roll editor, a stopwatch that’s convenient for keeping track of a live performance, and a calculator keypad that is convenient for entering numerical values.
USB and SD Storage
You can connect KROME to your computer via USB to easily transfer MIDI data. You can also use an SD card (commercially available) to manage the KROME’s data files.
Stand-alone and Plug-in KROME Editing Software
The KROME Editor and KROME Plug-In Editor allow you to edit your KROME from your computer while viewing large numbers of parameters simultaneously, or to use KROME in your DAW as if it were a software synthesizer. You can download the latest version of the KROME sound editor from the Korg website.
KROME-61 Semi Weighted Keyboard, *velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported, *Standard C2 - C7 (transposable in the range [C1...C6]-[C3...C8]) KROME-73 Semi Weighted Keyboard, *velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported, *Standard C1 - C7 (transposable in the range [C0...C6]-[C2...C8]), *Standard A0 - C8 (transposable in the range [A-1...C7]-[A1...C9]) KROME-88 NH (Natural Weighted Hammer Action) keyboard, *velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported, *Standard A0 - C8 (transposable in the range [A-1...C7]-[A1...C9]), * The NH keyboard reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, with a heavier feel in the low register and a lighter feel in the upper register. System EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) Maximum Polyphony 120 voices (120 Oscillators) / Single Mode, 60 voices (120 Oscillators) / Double Mode, *The maximum simultaneous voice polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings, velocity crossfading and whether you are using mono or stereo multisamples. PCM Memory 3.8 GB (In case of 48 kHz, 16-bit Linear PCM converted), 583 multisamples (including 12 Stereo multi-samples), 2,080 drumsamples (including 474 Stereo Drumsamples ) Oscillator OSC1 (Single); OSC1 + 2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported 8 velocity zones per oscillator with switching, crossfades and layers Filters Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB), Two multi-mode filters per oscillator (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject) Driver Per-voice nonlinear driver and low boost EQ Three bands, with sweepable mid Modulation For each oscillator: two envelope generators (Filter & Amp), Two LFOs, Two key tracking generators (Filter & Amp), Two AMS mixers, Pitch EG, Common LFO, Two common key tracking generators Timbre Number Max: 16, For each Timbre: keyboard and velocity split/layer/crossfades, Modifications to the program settings via the Tone Adjust function Master Keyboard Functionality Krome can act as a Master Keyboard able to control external MIDI devices such as sound modules. Drum Kit Stereo and mono drum samples, 8 velocity zones switch (crossfades and layers) User Combination 512 Combination (288 Preload) User Program 768 Program (640 Preload) User Drum Kit 48 Drum Kit (32 Preload) Preset Program 256 GM2 Program + 9 GM2 Drums Program Insert Effects 5 Insert Effects (stereo in/out) Master Effects 2 Master Effects (stereo in/out) Total Effects 1 Total Effect (stereo in/out) Timbre / Track EQ 3-band EQ per in 1 Timbre / in 1 Track Effect Types 193 types, (Usable as insert, master, or total effects. However, double-size effects cannot be used as a total effect.) Modulation Dynamic Modulation, 2 Common LFO Effects Control Busses Stereo side chain (Limiter, Gate, Vocoder, etc) Effect Preset 32 preset per effect Program Mode 1 unit Combination, Sequencer Mode 2 units are available. Number of pattern 5 preset Arpeggio pattern, 1,028 User Arpeggio pattern (900 Preload) Preset Patterns 637 patterns, (Common with the preset pattern of the Sequencer mode) User Patterns 1,000 patterns, (Pattern created in Sequencer mode can be converted to drum track user pattern), Configurable “Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone” Tracks 16-track MIDI Sequencer + 1 master track Number of Songs 128 Songs Resolution 1/480 Tempo 40.00 - 300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution) Maximum memory 210,000 MIDI events Template Song 16 preset / 16 user template songs Cue List function 20 Cue List, Songs can be arranged consecutively or repeatedly in up to 99 steps, a cue list can be converted back into a song. Pattern / RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play and Recording) 637 Preset / 100 User pattern (Per song), 1 pattern set per song Format KORG (KROME) format, SMF format 0 and 1 Media Load, Save, Utility, Data filer functionality (Save and Load MIDI System Exclusive Data) Controllers Joystick, SW , SW  Realtime Control [SELECT] Switch: REALTIME CONTROL (TONE, USER), ARP, 4 Knobs; REALTIME CONTROL: Real-time Modulation, Arpeggio control Drum Track [DRUM TRACK] Switch On/Off Arpeggiator [ARP] Switch On/Off Display Touch view graphical User Interface, 7 -inch Color TFT LCD, 800 x 480 pixel, Onboard LCD brightness control Mode Switch [COMBI], [PROG], [SEQ], [GLOBAL], [MEDIA] Switch VALUE controller [VALUE] Dial, [INC], [DEC] Switch, 10 key block ( - , [-], [.], [ENTER], [COMPARE]) BANK Switch [A], [B], [C], [D], [E], [F] switch (in Combination mode, [A], [B], [C], [D] switch are available) SEQUENCER switch [PAUSE], [REW], [FF], [LOCATE], [REC], [START / STOP] TEMPO [TEMPO] knob, [TAP] switch Others [PAGE] switch, [WRITE] switch, [EXIT] switch, [VOLUME] knob, Contrast knob AUDIO OUTPUT (L / MONO, R) 6.3mm (Mono) Phone jack, Unbalanced, Output Impedance: 1.1[kΩ] (L / Mono terminal: in case of Mono output, = 550[Ω]), Maximum level: +16.0 [dBu], Load Impedance: more than 10 [kΩ]. Headphone Output 3.5mmStereo phone jack, Output Impedance: 33[Ω], Maximum level: 60 + 60[mW] (In case of 33[Ω] Loaded) DAMPER pedal (Half Damper supported) ASSIGNABLE SWITCH, ASSIGNABLE PEDAL MIDI IN, OUT Interface USB-MIDI Interface (TYPE B) x 1 SD Card Slot Max: 2 GB / SD Memory Card is supported, Max: 32 GB/ SDHC Memory Card is supported, (SDXC Memory Card is not supported) Power Power supply (DC12V 3.5A), POWER switch Power Consumption 13 W (KROME-61 / 73 / 88) Accessories AC Adapter, Quick Start Guide, Accessory Disc (KROME Operation Guide PDF, Parameter Guide PDF, Video Manual)