Korg Krome 88

Korg Krome 88
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Specifications

Form

Number of Keys: 88
Key Weight: Piano
Key Size: Full
Touch Sensitive:
Aftertouch:

Sound

Number of Voices: 2464
Polyphony: 120
Sound Generation: EDS-X
Piano Sounds:
Real World Sounds:
Sounds Editable:
Accompaniments:

Extra Features

Recorder/Sequencer:
Tutorials:

Communication

MIDI:
USB:
Tablet Connectivity:

Power

Power Supply:
Batteries:

Audio

Speakers:
Audio Out:
Audio In:

Pedals

Sustain Pedal:
Soft Pedal:
Expression Pedal:

Release Info

Year: 2012
RRP: $2000

Description

Krome Music Workstation

On Stage. On the Go. On Top.

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.

Piano sounds are critically important for nearly every keyboard instrument. Krome borrows the impressive "German D Grand" that was created for the Kronos flagship. Each of the 88 keys contains eight layers of full-length, unlooped stereo samples, complemented by authentic damper resonance. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Specifications

Keyboard

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.

System

EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded)

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:

3.8 GB, 48kHz/16-bit linear equivalent

583 Multisamples (Including 12 Stereo multisamples)

2,080 Drumsamples (Including 474 Stereo 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, 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

Combination:

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)

Sounds:

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

Effects

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.

Modulation:

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

Sequencer

Tracks:

16 MIDI tracks + 1 master track

Number of Songs:

128 Songs

Resolution:

1/480 PPQ

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 Lists

99 steps

Pattern:

605 Preset / 100 User patterns

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:

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)

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: 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

MIDI

IN/OUT

USB

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

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

Weight

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

Accessories

AC Adapter

Quick Start Guide

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

Option

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

OS:

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

Windows 7 (all editions, including 64-bit)

Computer:

USB port required

Macintosh

OS:

Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

Computer:

USB port required

PC System Requirements for Krome Editor/Plug-In Editor

Windows

OS:

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

Windows 7 (all editions, including 64-bit)

CPU:

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

Memory:

More than 512MB (Greater than 1 GB recommended)

Monitor:

1,024x768, at least 16-bit color

Others:

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

Macintosh

OS:

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

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

CPU:

Intel Mac supported

Later Core Duo recommended

Memory:

More than 512MB (at least 1 GB recommended)

Monitor:

1,024x768, at least 32,000 colors

Others:

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

*Krome Plug-In Editor supports VST/RTAS in Windows, VST/ Audio Unit/RTAS in Macintosh.

*Only a single instance of the Krome Editor or Krome Plug-In Editor can be used at once.

*All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

*Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.

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