Korg Krome 73 Music Workstation

Korg Krome 73 Music Workstation


The new standard for sonic excellence in a gigging musician’s keyboard
The Korg workstation ideal for any style of piano playing

Key Points
  • 73 Keys
  • Semi-Weighted Action
  • Kronos-Derived Sounds
  • TouchView Screen

  
Manufacturer: Korg
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Korg Krome 73 Music Workstation

The new standard for sonic excellence in a gigging musician’s keyboard

KORG KROME

Music Workstation

On Stage. On the Go. On Top.

Introducing the KROME Music Workstation

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.
The KORG KROME Music Workstation

Product Features

  •     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
  •     Distinctive aluminum panel design exudes a sense of quality
  •     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
  •     Clear, intuitive control with Korg’s exclusive 7-inch color TouchView™ display
  •     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


A World of Sound at your Fingertips


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.

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 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.

Colourful 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Please Note: Cosmetic and Technical specifications are subject to change without notice

Keyboard

KROME-73

73-key: Natural Touch Semi Weighted keyboard

*velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported

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


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:

3.8GB (In case of 48 kHz, 16-bit Linear PCM converted)

1,077 Multisamples (Including 7 Stereo multi-samples)

1,609 Drumsamples (Including 116 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:

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 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

Road, 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 -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 ([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[kO] (L / Mono terminal: in case of Mono output, = 550[O])

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

Headphone Output:

3.5mmStereo phone jack

Output Impedance: 33[O], Maximum level: 60 + 60[mW] (In case of 33[O] 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: 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

Dimensions (W x D x H)

KROME-61 = 40.43 x 12.32 x 3.5 inches / 1,027 x 313 x 89 mm

KROME-73 = 46.89 x 12.32 x 3.5 inches / 1,191 x 313 x 89 mm

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

Weight

KROME-61 = 15.87 lbs. / 7.2 kg

KROME-73 = 22.49 lbs. / 10.2 kg

KROME-88 = 33.51 lbs. / 15.2 kg

Power Consumption

KROME-61 / 73 / 88 = 12W

Accessories

AC Adapter

Quick Start Guide,

Accessory Disc (KROME 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

System Requirements for "Computer with the KORG USB-MIDI Driver"

Windows OS:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional SP3

Windows Vista SP2

Windows 7

Requires USB port

Macintosh OS:

Mac OS x 10.4.11 or later

Requires USB port

System Requirements for "KROME Editor, KROME Plug-In Editor"

Windows OS:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional SP3

Windows Vista SP2

Windows 7

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: 1024x768, more than 16bit Color

Others: Computer with USB ports support "Windows 7, Windows xP, Windows Vista".

Macintosh OS:

Mac OS x 10.4.11 or later

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 1 GB recommended)

Monitor: 1,024x768, More than 32,000 Color

Others: Apple Macintosh computer with USB ports support Mac OS X

* KROME Plug-In Editor supports "for Windows: VST, RTAS/ for Macintosh: VST, Audio Unit, RTAS"

* The KROME Plug-In Editor must also support the operating requirements of your host application.

* It is not possible to run multiple instances of KROME Editor or KROME Plug-In Editor on the operating system. This means that it is not possible to use these editors to simultaneously edit two or more KROME units.

* 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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