Korge Krome 88 Workstation Synthesizer 88 Key

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Korge Krome 88 Workstation Synthesizer 88 Key


Music Workstation

Check out Krome in three very limited edition colors: red, blue and gold! Available at select retailers in November, 2013.

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.

Product Highlights: 

  • The Korg workstation ideal for any style of piano playing
  • Kronos-derived full length, unlooped piano and drum sounds, plus new electric pianos designed to shine on stage
  • Electric pianos with eight-level velocity switching for unmatched expressive power
  • Clear, intuitive control with Korg’s exclusive 7-inch color TouchView™ display
  • Drums offering separately mixable direct and ambient sounds for studio-grade quality
  • Drum Track plays back realistic, inspiring grooves at the touch of a button
  • Expertly created, in-demand sounds including 640 Programs and 288 Combinations
  • Powerful Effects with 5 Inserts, 2 Master, and 1 Total FX, plus per track/timbre EQ
  • Distinctive aluminum panel design exudes a sense of quality
  • USB connection to your computer, plus an SD Card slot for data storage
  • You can use the Krome editor to edit sounds on your computer
  • Available in 61, 73, and 88 key models.

In addition to Korg’s well-proven workstation features, Krome features a carefully chosen selection of the top sounds available today for bread-and-butter keyboard instruments such as piano and electric piano, as well as vital and dynamic drum kits, giving you the best of the basics. These highly usable piano, electric piano, and drum sounds by themselves set Krome apart from any other keyboard in its class. With sound quality and features normally found in much more expensive instruments, Krome aspires to set a whole new value standard, and become a unique and irreplaceable partner for real-world musicians. 




             Krome 61: Semi-weighted keyboard

                          *velocity-sensitive supported, after touch is not supported

                          *Standard C2-C7 (transposable in the range [C1...C6]-[C3...C8])

             Krome 73: Semi-weighted keyboard

                          *velocity-sensitive supported, after touch is not supported

                          *Standard C1-C7 (transposable in the range [C0...C6]-[C2...C8])

Krome 88: NH keyboard (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.


              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 such as stereo multisamples and

               velocity crossfading.


PCM Memory:

              3.8 GB, 48kHz/16-bit linear equivalent

              583 Multisamples (Including 12 Stereo multisamples)

              2,080 Drumsamples (Including 474 Stereo Drumsamples)



              OSC1 (Single); OSC1 + 2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported

              8 velocity zones per oscillator with switching, crossfades and layers


              Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB)

              Two multi-mode filters per oscillator (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)


              Per-voice nonlinear driver and low boost


              Three bands, with sweepable mid


              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


Timbres: 16 maximum, each with split/layer/velocity switching with crossfading, plus modifications via Tone  

Adjust function

MIDI Controller Functionality: Customizable MIDI channel and Internal/External/Both settings per timbre

Master Keyboard Functionality

It’s available for controlling external MIDI devices

Drum Kit:

Stereo and mono drum samples

8 velocity zones switch (crossfades and layers)


Program: 640 preload, 768 total locations

Combi: 288 preload, 512 total locations

Drumkits: 32 preload, 48 total locations

The number of Combination / Program / Drum Kit:

               User: 512 Combination (288 Preload)

User: 768 Program (640 Preload)

User: 48 Drum Kit (32 Preload)

               Preset: 256 GM2 Program + 9 GM2 Drums Program



Insert Effects:

              5 Insert Effects (stereo in/out)

              2 Master Effects (stereo in/out)

              1 Total Effect (stereo in/out)

Timbre / Track EQ:

              3-band EQ per timbre/track

Effect Types:

 193, useable as Insert, Master, or Total effects. Note that a double-size effect cannot be used as  a total effect.


              Dynamic Modulation, 2 Common LFO

Effects Control Busses:

              Stereo sidechain (Limiter, Gate, Vocoder, etc)

Effect Preset:

              32 preset per effect


Polyphonic Arpeggiator

Program Mode:

 Single polyphonic arpeggiator

Combination, Sequencer Mode:

 Dual polyphonic arpeggiators

Number of pattern:

 900 preload, 1028 total locations

 5 preset arpeggio patterns

Drum Track

 637 preload, 1000 total locations

 Configurable Trigger Mode/Sync/Zone



              16 MIDI tracks + 1 master track

Number of Songs:

              128 Songs


              1/480 PPQ


              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 Lists

 99 steps


              605 Preset / 100 User patterns

RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play and Recording):

              1 pattern set per song


               KORG (KROME) format, SMF format 0 and 1


               Load, Save, Utility, data filer functionality (Save and Load MIDI System Exclusive Data)



*Joystick, SW [1], SW [2]

*Realtime Control

               [SELECT] Switch:


               4 Knobs;

               REALTIME CONTROL: Real-time Modulation, Arpeggio control

*Drum Track

               [DRUM TRACK] Switch On/Off


               [ARP] Switch On/Off


User Interface


               TouchView(tm) Graphical User Interface

               7-inch color TFT LCD, 800 x 480 pixels

               Onboard LCD brightness control

Mode Switch:

               [COMBI], [PROG], [SEQ], [GLOBAL], [MEDIA] switch

VALUE controller:

               [VALUE] Dial, [INC], [DEC] Switch, 10 key block ([0] - [9], [-], [.], [ENTER], [COMPARE])

BANK Switch:

               [A], [B], [C], [D], [E], [F] switch (in Combination mode, [A], [B], [C], [D] switch are available)


               [PAUSE], [REW], [FF], [LOCATE], [REC], [START / STOP]


               [TEMPO] knob, [TAP] switch


               [PAGE] switch, [WRITE] switch, [EXIT] switch, [VOLUME] knob, Contrast knob




               6.3mm (Mono) Phone jack, Unbalanced

  Output Impedance: 1100Ohm, 550Ohm with Mono output

  Maximum level: +16.0 [dBu], Load Impedance: more than 10Ohm.

Headphone Output:

               3.5mmStereo phone jack

  Output Impedance: 33Ohm

               Maximum level: 60 + 60mW with 33Ohm load

Control Input

               DAMPER pedal (Half Damper supported)

               ASSIGNABLE SWITCH

               ASSIGNABLE PEDAL




                USB-MIDI Interface (TYPE B) x 1

SD Card Slot

               Max: 2 GB / SD memory card

  Max: 32 GB/ SDHC memory card

  Note: SDXC memory cards are not supported.


               Power supply (DC12V 3.5A), POWER switch

Dimensions (W x D x H)

KROME-61 = 40.43 x 12.32 x 3.66 inches / 1,027 × 313 × 93 mm

KROME-73 = 46.89 x 12.32 x 3.66 inches / 1,191 × 313 × 93 mm

KROME-88 = 57.01 x 15.08 x 5.16 inches / 1,448 × 383 × 131 mm


KROME-61 = 15.87 lbs. / 7.2 kg

KROME-73 = 18.08 lbs. / 8.2 kg

KROME-88 = 32.41 lbs. / 14.7 kg

Power Consumption

  13 W


               AC Adapter

Quick Start Guide

Accessory Disc (Operation Guide PDF, Parameter Guide PDF, Video Manual)


XVP-10: Expression/Volume pedal

EXP-2: Foot Controller

DS-1H: Damper Pedal

PS-1, PS-3: Pedal Switch


PC System Requirements for Krome Editor/Plug-In Editor



   Windows Vista SP2 and later (32- and 64-bit, all editions),

   Windows 7 (all editions, including 64-bit)


                USB port required



                Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later


                USB port required

PC System Requirements for Krome Editor/Plug-In Editor



   Windows Vista SP2 and later (32- and 64-bit, all editions),

   Windows 7 (all editions, including 64-bit)


                 Intel Pentium 4/ Greather than 1 gHz, later Core Duo recommended.


                 More than 512MB (Greater than 1 GB recommended)


                 1,024x768, at least 16-bit color


                 Computer with USB port, running Windows 7, Windows XP, or Windows Vista




                 Mac OS X 10.5 or later (32-bit and 64-bit kernel modes supported)

                 Note: This plug-in is not 64-bit.


                 Intel Mac supported

    Later Core Duo recommended


                 More than 512MB (at least 1 GB recommended)


                 1,024x768, at least 32,000 colors


                 Apple Macintosh computer with USB port, running Mac OS X.


Derringers Music in Adelaide is South Australia’s best place to shop for all your Korg keyboards, synths, music instruments accessories and other creation tools.

Korg manufactures electronic musical instruments, audio processors and guitar pedals, recording equipment, and electronic tuners. 

Founded in 1962 the company's first product was an electro-mechanical rhythm device the, Donca matic DA-20 mad 18 months later Korg released a programmable organ. The name KORG, created by using the first letter of each founder's name plus "RG" from their planned emphasis on products targeted for the organ market emphasizing the letters R and G in the word organ.

Since those early days Korg has since diversified into digital effects, tuners, recording equipment, electronic hand percussion, and software instruments. Korg is credited with a number of innovations and landmark products through their strong understanding on providing quality professional musical products. 


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