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The evolved KROME synthesizer with a focus on future basics.
Carefully Selected Sounds
When designing the KROME EX, KORG first focused on the rich, effect-laden polyphonic sounds of EDM. Clear and crisp synth leads, and punchy drum kits that get listeners moving were must-have sounds. World instruments, such as steel pan, kalimba, and kokyu, are also included. There's even sound effects used in movie trailers and commercials. Users can select a program and compose tracks with a modern sound, thanks to this comprehensive catalog. Stimulate your creativity by selecting any of the 896 Programs or 512 Combinations. Each has been carefully created by professional studio and performing musicians to provide exceptional real-world use for rich, clean backing parts or soaring solos. You can also tweak, customize, create, and save your own sounds.
Best of the Basics
The KROME EX is equipped with sounds that are intended for longevity. Find foundational keyboard sounds such as the piano and electric piano, as well as indispensable drums. The KROME EX also features new grand piano sounds. Recorded under the supervision of Seigen Ono, the authority on DSD recording and mastering, they provide a beautifully clear sound that builds on the "German D Grand". They exemplify the original KROME, further expanding the range of piano sounds. You also get a brilliantly recorded upright piano for current pop productions.
Electric Pianos with Warmth and Realism
For many keyboardists, a realistic electric piano sound is as critical as an acoustic. KROME features three types of electric pianos. Eight velocity levels have been used to ensure faithful expression response. Lavish amounts of PCM memory have been used for this purpose. Just one of these electric pianos contains more sample data than the entire sound memory of a typical PCM synthesizer. In addition, the timeless sounds of vintage amps, cabinets, and classic effects have been painstakingly modeled for a fully immersive electric piano experience.
Drum Sounds with Fine-Tune Control
The KROME EX provides a massive collection of more than 2,500 drum samples to power its 48 preloaded kits. One of the most notable kits is the Jazz Ambience Drums. Its full-bodied sound takes advantage of KROME EX’s high-capacity PCM memory to deliver next-level clarity 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 the balance and character you want.
Drum Tracks Deliver Realistic Grooves
Pressing a single button turns on the Drum Track feature. This provides realistic grooves played by professionals using the KROME EX’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. They can also provide a rhythm guide while you play, or can be used creatively in live performances.
Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiators
In Combination mode or Sequencer mode, two arpeggiators can run simultaneously. In addition to standard arpeggio patterns, these arpeggiators can generate guitar or bass riffs, and drum patterns. 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 custom originals.
KROME EX has all the features you'd expect from a KORG Music Workstation, including the 16-track sequencer. But there’s much more. KROME EX comes with a rich suite of tools to jumpstart creativity. There's the convenient Auto Song Setup function. If inspiration strikes while you're playing a program or combination, 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. Build an armada of instant-access patterns using the RPPR (Realtime Pattern/Play Recording) feature. Go back and make any changes using the piano-roll editing.
Natural Expression, Accentuated Curves
KROME EX features 61 semi-weighted, velocity sensitive keys. They have a great feel and response that are ideal for playing any style of piano. KROME EX 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. The body of KROME EX features flowing lines that curve on the sides and an aluminum front panel that stands out on any stage.
Intuitive TouchView Interface
KROME EX’s huge 800 x 480 pixel TouchView Color display can show numerous parameters at once. 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 for keeping track of a live performance, and a calculator keypad for entering numerical values.
- 61 semi-weighted velocity sensitive keys
- 896 programs and 512 preloaded sound combinations
- Over 2,500 drum samples and 48 preloaded kits
- 16-track sequencer and a built-in polyphonic arpeggiator
- 800 x 480 pixel TouchView Color display
- Comprehensive connectivity for modern workflows
A music workstation for gigging musicians and producers of all types. Order KROME EX today!
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.