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Blemished Korg Krome 61 Keyboard Workstation 190839052957

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The Krome Music Workstation offers full-length, unlooped samples of every key for a spectacular piano sound. This 61-key keyboard workstation redefines your expectations for an instrument in this clas... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Krome Music Workstation offers full-length, unlooped samples of every key for a spectacular piano sound. This 61-key keyboard workstation redefines your expectations for an instrument in this class. Taking its name from the Greek word meaning "color," Krome gives you sonic excellence in a gigging musician's keyboard, providing a limitless palette of sound to bring vivid inspiration your music.

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 other keyboards. 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.

Spectacular Grand Piano breaks new ground
Piano sounds are critically important for nearly every keyboard instrument. Krome borrows the impressive "German D Grand" that was created for the Kronos flagship. In addition to the rich sound of 88 full-length unlooped stereo samples, damper resonance is also included. In fact, the PCM memory used for just this "German D Grand" alone occupies several times - even several tens of times - more memory capacity than the entire PCM memory used in a typical workstation or PCM synthesizer. Unless the original sound is impeccable, no amount of parameter editing can create an enjoyable playing experience. The Krome's piano is an example of Korg's passion for every musician to enjoy great sounds played on great instruments. This resonant, authentic, and realistic piano represents a major increase in quality for this class of keyboard.

Electric pianos offering expressive warmth and realism
For many keyboardists, the electric piano sound is just as critical as the acoustic piano sound. Krome features three types of electric pianos. Eight velocity levels have been used to ensure faithful response to the player's expression. Lavish amounts of PCM memory have been used for this purpose, to the extent that just one of these electric piano types contains more sample data than the entire sound memory of a typical PCM synthesizer. In addition, the vintage amps, cabinets, and classic effects so important to these timeless sounds have been realistically modeled, ensuring that everything from the touch to the final sound will be utterly enjoyable.

Studio-quality drum sounds
The built-in drum kits play a major role in song production on any music workstation. Krome contains the same "Jazz Ambience Drums" that can be found on the Korg Kronos. Taking advantage of the high-capacity PCM memory, these sounds capture a dramatically high level of response and realism. Adjusting the mix balance between the direct sound (a mic placed near the head or cymbal) and the ambient sound (recorded from a distant mic to capture the resonance of the room), allows you to create a rich drum sound that has exactly the balance and character that you want.

Colorful palette of sounds
In addition to piano, electric piano, and drums, Krome has a plentiful array of sounds to cover a broad range of styles that will meet a wide variety of needs. Stimulate your creativity by selecting any of the 640 Programs or 288 Combinations. Each one has been carefully created by professional studio and performing musicians to provide exceptional real-world use for both rich clean backing parts or soaring solos. Plus you can tweak, customize, create, and save your own sounds as well.

Drum Track delivers realistic grooves
Simply pressing a single button turns on the Drum Track feature, providing realistic grooves played by professionals using the Krome's studio-quality drum sounds. Play along or incorporate them into your music production. In addition to more than 600 preset patterns inherited from Kronos, there's plenty of space for saving user patterns as well. Drum patterns can be created and used with the sequencer, as well as providing a rhythm guide while you play, or they can be used creatively in your live performances.

Dual polyphonic arpeggiators
In Combination mode or Sequencer mode, two arpeggiators can be running simultaneously. In addition to standard arpeggio patterns, these arpeggiators can generate guitar or bass riffs, drum patterns, or they can even be used as building blocks for sound design, to create pads, synth sounds, and sound effects that include subtle motion. You're also free to edit any of the patterns to create your own custom originals.

Workstation Wonderland
Krome has a full complement of the features you've come to expect from a Korg workstation, starting with the 16-track sequencer. But there's much, much more. Krome comes complete with a rich suite of tools to jumpstart your creative urges. There's the convenient Auto Song Setup function; if inspiration strikes while you're playing a program or combination, simply press the REC switch to start recording immediately. Each Template Song assigns popular sounds to sequencer tracks through pre-routed effects to match a specific musical genre. Achieve lightning-fast arrangements using Korg's Cue List, and build an armada of instant-access patterns using the RPPR (Realtime Pattern/Play Recording) feature. Go back and you can make any changes using the convenient piano-roll editing.

Awesome Effects
The all-important effect section provides up to five Insert effects, two Master effects, and one Total effect. In addition to great choruses, flangers, phasers, delays, and reverbs, the 193 effect types include dynamic processing effects such as compressor and limiter, evocative effects like the Grain Shifter and Talking Modulator, as well as amp modeling and speaker simulation effects using Korg's proprietary "REMS" modeling technology.

Natural Expression
Krome 61 and 73 models feature a semi-weighted natural-touch 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 design
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 onscreen 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.

Standalone and Plug-in KRONE 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.

FEATURES

61-key: Natural Touch Semi Weighted keyboard
*velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported
*Standard C2 - C7 (transposable in the range [C1...C6]-[C3...C8])
EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded)
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" 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
Sustain pedal sold separately
SPECIFICATIONS
Sounds
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
3.8GB (In case of 48kHz, 16-bit Linear PCM converted)
1,077 Multisamples (Including 7 stereo multi-samples)
1,609 Drumsamples (Including 116 sereo Drumsamples)
Program
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, 24dB)
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
Combination
The number of timbre
Max: 16 Timbres,
For each Timbre: keyboard and velocity split/layer/crossfades
Modifications to the program settings via the Tone Adjust function
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)
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
Effects
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
Polyphonic Arpeggiator
Program Mode
1 unit
Combination, Sequencer Mode
2 units are available.
Number of pattern
1,028 User Arpeggio pattern (900 Preload)
5 preset Arpeggio pattern
Drum Track
User: 1,000 patterns
Pattern created in Sequencer mode can be converted to drum track user pattern
Configurable "Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone"
Preset: 637 patterns
Common with the preset pattern of the Sequencer mode
Sequencer
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
637 Preset / 100 User pattern (Per song)
RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play and Recording)
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 [1], SW [2]
*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
User Interface
Display
Touch view graphical User Interface
7" 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 ([0] - [9], [-], [.], [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
Outputs
AUDIO OUTPUT (L / MONO, R)
6.3mm (Mono) Phone jack, Unbalanced
Output Impedance: 1.1[k?] (L / Mono terminal: in case of Mono output, = 550[?])
Maximum level: +16.0 [dBu], Load Impedance: more than 10 [k?].
Headphone Output
3.5mmStereo phone jack
Output Impedance: 33[?], Maximum level: 60 + 60[mW] (In case of 33[?] Loaded)
Control Input
DAMPER pedal (Half Damper supported)
ASSIGNABLE SWITCH
ASSIGNABLE PEDAL
MIDI
IN, OUT
USB
USB-MIDI Interface (TYPE B) x 1
SD Card Slot
Max: 2GB / SD Memory Card is supported
Max: 32GB/ SDHC Memory Card is supported
(SDXC Memory Card is not supported)
Power
Power supply (DC12V 3.5A), POWER switch
System Requirements for "Computer with the KORG USB-MIDI Driver"
Windows
OS:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition?Professional SP3,
Later Windows Vista SP2 (all editions includes 64-bit edition),
Windows 7 (all editions includes 64-bit edition)
Computer:
With USB port (Intel USB Host Controller recommended?

Macintosh
OS:
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Computer:
With USB port

System Requirements for "Krome Editor, Krome Plug-In Editor"
Windows
OS:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition?Professional SP3,
Later Windows Vista SP2 (all editions includes 64-bit edition),
Windows 7 (all editions includes 64-bit edition)
Note: So far "Windows 7, and Windows Vista (64-bit edition)", Krome Editor only can work
CPU:
Intel Pentium III / Greater than 1 GB, Pentium D or later Core Duo recommended.
Memory:
More than 512MB (Greater than 1 GB recommended)
Monitor:
1,024x768, more than 16bit Color
Others:
Computer with USB ports support "Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista".

Macintosh
OS:
Later Mac OS X 10.4.11, or later (32-bit kernel Mode and 64-bit Kernel Mode supported)
Note: It can't support "64-bit" DAWs "64-bit Plug-in".
CPU:
Later Apple G4 800MHz (Intel Mac supports)
G5 or more than Core Duo recommended
Memory:
More than 512MB (Greater than 1GB recommended)
Monitor:
1,024x768, More than 32,000 Color
Others:
Apple Macintosh computer with USB ports support Mac OS X
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KorgKrome 61 Keyboard Workstation
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Portable (3)
  • Responsive / good action (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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5.0

Best in class & for the price, great patches and user friendliness

By Herb Shon

from Pasadena, CA

Comments about Korg Krome 61 Keyboard Workstation:

Just insane what you can get for under $1,000 right now in the Korg Krome 61-key workstation. Bought mine at my local/favorite Guitar Center, played it 3 hours later at a gig, and fell in love with it. So easy to find the patches you want by category and sub-category, and the "find" feature which enables you to find patches by typing a key word using its touch screen, which by the way is also a great user interface. Grand/acoustic pianos are incredible. I also love the Rhodes patches that I used at the gig, and some of the organ patches as well. As I just bought it last night, I'll need more time to explore more of these, but distinctly recall that I was quite impressed with everything I heard when I play-tested a 61 at Guitar Center; hence, why I bought one after 30 minutes of trial. Extremely lightweight, well thought out in terms of what effects and tweaks keyboardists reach for when playing live. If you've not already done so, you must watch/hear all the excellent Krome videos online to appreciate how much this keyboard does and can do. Key bed is very nice, and I like it as well as my Yamaha Motif ES-6's, which was a nice surprise. Very attractive. Korg also offers a soft case for this keyboard, which I suggest you also buy because it is specifically designed for it -- my generic 61-key software is too large for my Krome.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Too many people with the same complaint

By Ep Gump

from Montgomery, Alabama

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Responsive / Good Action

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Korg Krome 61 Keyboard Workstation:

      Great design, but not enough people will be experienced enough to know that you must flatten the eq's in order to cut through the mix easily. Korg has a bad habit of adding too much eq on their sounds. I have had four seperate complaints, all from different sources tell me that, when on stage with a band, they get burried in the mix too easily. There is a reason why Roland & Yamaha does Not do this. Someone should please tell korg that too much eq lowers resonance,

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful workstation !!

      By Prashanth

      from West Lafayette, IN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

      • Poor Action

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Concerts
      • Learning
      • MIDI
      • Travel

      Comments about Korg Krome 61 Keyboard Workstation:

      I use this product primarily for live gigs in conjunction with another Midi keyboard with weighted action. That to me, is the best option one can have for both live as well as recording. I've been extremely happy. Only recommendation to Korg is that they improve the feel of the keybed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would recommend this instrument for light use.

      By Mr. Keys

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

      • Limited Sound Selection

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music

      Comments about Korg Krome 61 Keyboard Workstation:

      I'm an active musician and play in various musical situations. This instrument is light weight, portable and serves as a second keyboard used mostly for covering horn, string parts. Some piano and strings sounds are thin and not very realistic. Haven't had a chance to try too many of the other sounds. Over all, the Korg Krome 61 keys is satisfactory for what I'm currently using it for. I will probably trade up to something higher grade in the future.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      not used to the action yet but great sounds for the price

      By Benjambeaux

      from Longmont CO

      Comments about Korg Krome 61 Keyboard Workstation:

      I have loved Korg products since 1992, using their synths almost exclusively. However, I'm not crazy about the springy action. I'm recording a delicate Metheny piece and it's hard to do on the 61. But otherwise, a super deal compared to what's comparable in the price range and stellar sounds for many genres.

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      4.0

      Great tones - complex interface

      By Richard

      from San Diego, CA

      Comments about Korg Krome 61 Keyboard Workstation:

      This unit has hundreds of great tones. For the life of me, I can't figure out why Korg doesn't have a simple to use split function. This is one of the most commonly used features but It takes a PHD to figure out how make it happen.

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