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The Krome Music Workstation offers full-length, unlooped samples of every key for a spectacular piano sound. This 88-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 palet...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The Krome Music Workstation offers full-length, unlooped samples of every key for a spectacular piano sound. This 88-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.


  • 88-key: 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
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • *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
    • 6.3mm (Mono) Phone jack, Unbalanced
    • Output Impedance: 1.1[kÎ] (L / Mono terminal: in case of Mono output, = 550[Î])
    • Maximum level: +16.0 [dBu], Load Impedance: more than 10 [kÎ].
    • Headphone Output
    • 3.5mmStereo phone jack
    • Output Impedance: 33[Î], Maximum level: 60 + 60[mW] (In case of 33[Î] Loaded)
    • Control Input
    • DAMPER pedal (Half Damper supported)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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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    Labor: 1 Year
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    Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

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    -The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

    Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:
    -Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse.
    -The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
    -Damage resulting from modification.
    -Damage to units used for loan or rental.

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    KorgKrome 88 Keyboard Workstation

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    (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)


    A perfect "players" keyboard

    By michael fradkin

    from Franklin, MA

    Comments about Korg Krome 88 Keyboard Workstation:

    I've only had this keyboard a week or so, but so far my impression is that nothing new or used compares by a long shot in this price range, especially if you're looking to play live with it. Great natural voices and tons of them. Very easy to use in a playing situation (lightest 88 key keyboard on the market right now which is important for gigging, has back-lit buttons, back-lit joystick and fully lighted touch screen menu, includes sequencing capabilities, and on-the-fly assignable effect knobs and joystick buttons.) I find Korg tries to take great care in their sampling and voice generation. The pianos alone are worth the price of keyboard...and releasing a leaner version of their popular workstations for the live player is what Korg seems to do in these last couple iterations of technology. Modeling the M50 after the M3 and here, the Krome after the Kronos. So for me, it was perfect...a players keyboard with the voices and research benefits of one of Korg's top-selling full-blown workstations.

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


    Amazing Sound and Capability for Price

    By Wade Moyer

    from Charlotte, NC

    Comments about Korg Krome 88 Keyboard Workstation:

    I am an intermediate piano/synth player, so I was looking for a mid-level 88 key keyboard (mainly due to budget constraints). I've had the Korg Krome 88 for a little over a week now; and while I haven't even scratched the surface of what it can do, it is apparent to me that its a powerhouse in the mid-level workstation class. The most important sound for me is the piano; I know there are some better piano sounds on the high end boards out there, but Korg wasn't lying when they said they blew away anything in its price class. The piano sound, having been derived from the Kronos, features beautiful high quality unlooped samples so the sound and decay of each note is completely natural. As for the other sounds, I've come to expect nothing less than outstanding strings, synths, pads, and drums (also unlooped samples) from Korg. When you add other features such as the 7" Touchview display, robust sequencer, and just overall ease of use, its really hard to beat. In my personal opinion, it is the best workstation keyboard in its class and even some above its class. I highly recommend the Korg Krome.

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


    My First Korg Workstation...

    By Jason Turner

    from Lebanon, TN

    Comments about Korg Krome 88 Keyboard Workstation:

    I have had my share of workstations ranging from Roland to Yamaha over the years and recently needed to make some upgrades to my home recording studio. I have researched everything available concerning the latest workstation technologies available including Yamaha and Roland. Korg by far had the best offering in my opinion when it came to quality, ease of use, and price. Out of all the workstations I have had in the past none of them were with the ease of use and quality sounds all in one like this Korg Krome Workstation. I have not even had to crack open the users manual yet to find my way through functions. Its very well laid out in my opinion. This is my very first Korg Workstation and definitely will not be my last Korg product to by. Korg is Awesome and so I give this product a 5 out of 5 stars!

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


    Helpful info and advise

    By Bernard Shreve Jr.

    from Muskegon, MI.

    Comments about Korg Krome 88 Keyboard Workstation:

    Korg engineers some of the best keyboards in the world. Korg keyboards are the type you want to own and play for a lifetime- no regrets on any of the Korg keyboards I have owned or played. Since I just purchased this keyboard on-line, my only concern other than waiting for its delivery- is a case. Since the Guitar Center didn't post the size of the 88 key model Here it is: KROME-88 = 57.01 x 15.08 x 5.16 inches / 1,448 ? 383 ? 131 mm

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Very Nice Designed Keyboard

    By Deacon Rick

    from Michigan

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    • Easy to Use
    • Price
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys


    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Concerts
    • Learning
    • MIDI

    Comments about Korg Krome 88 Keyboard Workstation:

    Bought this keyboard for the performance of the keys, never owned a workstation, decided to try this one because of the sound, when I tried it -- never looked back -- learned how to record, and modify sounds -- definitely going to need a 32GB memory card to support all the fun your going to have -- Bought very nice stand -- next purchase is a case for travel back and forth from set -- keep up the good work Korg!!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Simply Awesome- The keyboard you want to play

    By Bernard Shreve Jr.

    from Muskegon, MI.

    Comments about Korg Krome 88 Keyboard Workstation:

    If your learning to play piano, or a parent with a teenager wanting to learn how to play a piano- this is the right choice. The piano banks of this keyboard are so real; you would believe it was a full grand piano or a baby upright piano. Yes, it is true you would have to tune the banks to desired sound. Since the quality of the keyboard speaks for itself, the only advise I can add- is go with the 88 key model and don't play with or buy cheap cables and speakers. The speakers would be the only reason I can find someone not wanting play this keyboard. A quality pair of headphones is better than plugging in a $10 pair of speakers. Furthermore, this keyboard is a monster and an expensive investment get a quality case and keyboard stand- before you purchase the keyboard. You will go cheap after you max your bank or credit out to buy the keyboard.

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