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Keyboard
KROME-61
Semi Weighted Keyboard
*velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported
*Standard C2 - C7 (transposable in the range [C1...C6]-[C3...C8])
KROME-73
Semi Weighted Keyboard
*velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported
*Standard C1 - C7 (transposable in the range [C0...C6]-[C2...C8])
KROME-88
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.
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, velocity crossfading and whether you are using mono or stereo multisamples.
PCM Memory
3.8 GB (In case of 48 kHz, 16-bit Linear PCM converted)
583 multisamples (including 12 Stereo multi-samples)
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
Timbre Number
Max: 16
For each Timbre: keyboard and velocity split/layer/crossfades
Modifications to the program settings via the Tone Adjust function
Master Keyboard Functionality
Krome can act as a Master Keyboard able to control external MIDI devices such as sound modules.
Drum Kit
Stereo and mono drum samples
8 velocity zones switch (crossfades and layers)
The number of Combination / Program / Drum Kit:
User Combination
512 Combination (288 Preload)
User Program
768 Program (640 Preload)
User Drum Kit
48 Drum Kit (32 Preload)
Preset Program
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:
5 preset Arpeggio pattern
1,028 User Arpeggio pattern (900 Preload)

Drum Track

Preset Patterns
637 patterns
(Common with the preset pattern of the Sequencer mode)
User Patterns
1,000 patterns
(Pattern created in Sequencer mode can be converted to drum track user pattern)
Configurable “Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone”

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 / RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play and Recording)
637 Preset / 100 User pattern (Per song)
1 pattern set per song
Format
KORG (KROME) format, SMF format 0 and 1

Media

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

Controllers

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[kΩ] (L / Mono terminal: in case of Mono output, = 550[Ω])
Maximum level: +16.0 [dBu], Load Impedance: more than 10 [kΩ].
Headphone Output
3.5mmStereo phone jack
Output Impedance: 33[Ω], Maximum level: 60 + 60[mW] (In case of 33[Ω] Loaded)

Control Input

DAMPER pedal (Half Damper supported)
ASSIGNABLE SWITCH
ASSIGNABLE PEDAL

Others

MIDI
IN, OUT
Interface
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)

Principle Specifications

Dimensions
(W x D x H)
KROME-61
40.43 x 12.32 x 3.66 inches / 1,027 x 313 x 93 mm
KROME-73
46.89 x 12.32 x 3.66 inches / 1,191 x 313 x 93 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
18.08 lbs. / 8.2 kg
KROME-88
32.41 lbs. / 14.7 kg
Power
Power supply (DC12V 3.5A), POWER switch
Power Consumption
13 W (KROME-61 / 73 / 88)
Accessories
AC Adapter, Quick Start Guide, Accessory Disc (KROME Operation Guide PDF, Parameter Guide PDF, Video Manual)
* All product, company, and standard names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
* Appearance and specifications of products are subject to change without notice.

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)
Mac OS
OS
Mac OS X 10.5 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 4 / Greater than 1 GHz, 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”.
Mac OS
OS
Later Mac OS X 10.5 or later (32-bit kernel Mode and 64-bit Kernel Mode supported)
*It can’t support “64-bit” DAWs “64-bit Plug-in”.
CPU
Intel Mac supports
Later 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.