Korg Krome EX 61 Music Workstation

BH #KOKROMEEX61 • MFR #KROMEEX61
Korg
Korg Krome EX 61 Music Workstation
Key Features
  • 61-Key Semi-Weighted Keyboard
  • German D Grand Piano Patch
  • Three Types of Electric Piano Patches
  • Vintage Amp, Cabinet and Effect Modeling
The Krome EX 61 Music Workstation by Korg has received a major refresh. Featuring usable sounds in an easy-to-use platform, the Krome EX keyboard has been updated to meet the needs of the current music scene and place an emphasis on sounds that can immediately fit into productions of all types. In addition to the standard sounds including piano, electric piano, and dynamic drum kits, Krome EX provides numerous updated programs and PCM data, including piano programs prepared specifically for this product. The instrument now provides high-quality sounds that take full advantage of KROME's high performance specs, new body, and updated look to accompany the new sounds, making this a music workstation for gigging musicians and producers of all stripes.
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Korg Krome EX 61 Music Workstation

Korg Krome EX 61 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Korg Krome EX 61 Music Workstation
  • 3Workstation Wonderland
  • 4Responsive Keyboard
  • 5Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiators
  • 6Built-In Digital Effects
  • 7Distinctive Design and Display

The Krome EX 61 Music Workstation by Korg has received a major refresh. Featuring usable sounds in an easy-to-use platform, the Krome EX keyboard has been updated to meet the needs of the current music scene and place an emphasis on sounds that can immediately fit into productions of all types. In addition to the standard sounds including piano, electric piano, and dynamic drum kits, Krome EX provides numerous updated programs and PCM data, including piano programs prepared specifically for this product. The instrument now provides high-quality sounds that take full advantage of KROME's high performance specs, new body, and updated look to accompany the new sounds, making this a music workstation for gigging musicians and producers of all stripes.

First, we focus on EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Rich, effect-laden polyphonic sounds that evoke massive rooms, clear and crisp synth leads, and punchy drum kits that get listeners moving are some of the updated staple of sounds that have been added. Ethnic instruments such as steel pan, kalimba, and koky?, as well as Hollywood-type sound effects frequently used in movie trailers or commercials are also newly provided. KROME EX features a musical catalog for today, where users can simply select a program and immediately begin composing fresh-sounding tracks.

Furthermore, Krome EX is equipped with the popular basics. Bread-and-butter sounds that are always fresh. The workstation is equipped with new grand piano sounds recorded under the supervision of Seigen Ono, the authority on DSD recording and mastering. This natural sound builds on the success of the German D Grand, which is the original Krome workstation, further expanding the range of piano sounds. An upright piano frequently used in pop is also included.

Also, Krome EX features three types of electric pianos that have warmth and realism. Eight velocity levels have been used to ensure faithful expression response. 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 painstakingly modeled, offering a fully immersive electric piano experience.

Krome EX provides a massive collection of more than 2500 drum samples to power its 48 preloaded kits. One notable kit is Jazz Ambience Drums which capture a dramatic realism by allowing you to adjust the balance between the direct sound and the ambient room sound. Krome EX also includes 640 programs or 288 combinations, each created by professional musicians to provide both clean backing parts and soaring solos. The Drum Track feature, with more than 600 preset patterns, also allows drum patterns to be created and used with the sequencer.

Krome EX features an onboard 16-track sequencer. The Auto Song Setup function starts recording immediately at the press of a button. Each Template Song assigns genre-appropriate sounds to sequencer tracks with prerouted effects. Korg's Cue List enables quick arranging with Realtime Pattern/Play Recording. Any necessary edits or changes can be made using the convenient piano-roll editing.

Finally, Krome EX connects to your computer via USB to easily transfer MIDI data. An SD card slot is also available to help you manage Krome's data files. The Krome Editor and Krome Plug-In Editor allow you to edit your Krome settings from a computer and/or integrate it as a software synthesizer in your DAW.

Korg Krome EX 61 Music Workstation

  • Full-length, unlooped piano and drum sounds
  • Three electric pianos with eight-level velocity switching
  • Drums offering mixable direct and ambient sounds
  • Drum Track plays backing grooves at the touch of a button
  • 640 Programs and 288 Combinations
  • USB and MIDI connectivity plus an SD Card slot for data storage
  • Krome Editor lets you edit sounds on your computer
  • Mac and Windows compatible

Workstation Wonderland

KROME EX has a full complement of features starting with the 16-track sequencer. KROME EX comes complete with a rich suite of tools to jumpstart your creativity. The convenient Auto Song Setup function allows you to record when inspiration strikes. Simply press the REC switch to start recording immediately. Each Template Song assigns popular sounds to sequencer tracks through prerouted effects to match a specific musical genre. Achieve lightning-fast arrangements using KORG's Cue List, and build instant-access patterns using the RPPR (Realtime Pattern/Play Recording) feature. You can go back and make any changes using the convenient piano-roll editing.

Responsive Keyboard

The 61-key semi-weighted natural touch keyboard provides a responsive and organic feel with touch sensitivity.

Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiators

In Combination or Sequencer mode, two arpeggiators can be running simultaneously. These onboard arpeggiators can generate guitar or bass riffs and drum patterns. They can also be used for sound design—creating pads, synth sounds, and sound effects. Edit the preset patterns to create your own.

Built-In Digital Effects

The effects section provides up to five Insert effects, two Master effects, and one Total effect. The 193 effect types include chorus, flanger, phaser, delay, reverb, compression, and limiting. Additional effects like Grain Shifter, Talking Modulator, amp modeling, and speaker simulation are also included.

Distinctive Design and Display

Krome's 800 x 480 pixel TouchView Color display can show numerous parameters at once. 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 utilize the TouchView interface, such as the piano-roll editor, stopwatch, and calculator keypad.

Korg Krome EX 61 Specs

Keyboard
Keyboard Type61-Keys C2 to C7 Velocity Sensitivity is Supported; Aftertouch is Not Supported.
Tone Generating TechnologyEDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded)
Voices
Polyphony120 Voices (120 Oscillators) / Single Mode
60 Voices (120 Oscillators) / Double Mode

Maximum Simultaneous Voice Polyphony Depends on Oscillator Settings (for Example: the Setting for Stereo Multisamples)
PCM Memory4 GB (In Case of 48 kHz,16-Bit Linear PCM Converted)
728 Multisamples (Including 44 Stereo Multisamples)
2502 Drumsamples (Including 574 Stereo Drumsamples)
Program Audio
OscillatorOSC1 (Single); OSC1 + 2 (Double): Stereo Multisamples are Supported
8 Velocity Zones Per Oscillator with Switching; Crossfades and Layers
FiltersFilter Routing: Four Types (Single, Serial, Parallel, 24 dB)
Per Oscillator: Two Multimode Filters  (Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Band Reject)
DriverPer-Voice Nonlinear Driver and Low Boost
EqualizerThree Bands with Sweepable Mid
ModulationPer 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
CombinationTimbres: 16 x Split/Layer/Velocity Switching with Crossfading & Modifications via Tone-Adjust Function

MIDI Controller Functionality: Customizable MIDI Channel and Internal/External/Both settings per Timbre

Master Keyboard Functionality: Available for Controlling External MIDI Devices
Master Keyboard FunctionalityControl External MIDI Devices (such as Sound Modules)
Drum KitsStereo and Mono Drum Samples
8 Velocity Zones Switch (Crossfades and Layers)

Combinations / Programs / Drum Kits:
User Combinations: 768 Combinations (512 Preload)
User Programs: 1536 Programs (896 Preloaded)
User Drum Kits: 80 Drum Kits (48 Preloaded)
Preset Programs: 256 GM2 Programs + 9 GM2 Drum Programs
Effects
Insert5 Insert Effects (Stereo In/Out)
2 Master Effects (Stereo In/Out)
1 Total Effect (Stereo In/Out)
EQ Controls3-Band EQ per Timbre/Track
Effect Types193 Types: Usable as Insert, Master, or Total Effect (Double-Size Effects Cannot Be Used as a Total Effect)
ModulationDynamic Modulation, 2 LFOs
Effect VariationsStereo Sidechain (Limiter, Gate, Vocoder, Etc.)
Presets32 Per Effect
Polyphonic Arpeggiator
ProgramSingle Polyphonic Arpeggiator
CombinationDual Polyphonic Arpeggiators
PatternsPreloaded x 960 
Total Locations x 1088 
Preset (Arpeggios) x 5 
Drum TrackPreset Patterns: 710 Patterns (Common with The Preset Pattern of The Sequencer Mode)
User Patterns: 1000 Patterns (Pattern Created in Sequencer Mode can be Converted to Drum Track User Pattern)
Configurable Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone
Sequencer
Tracks16 MIDI tracks + 1 Master Track
Number of Songs128 Songs
Resolution1/480 PPQ
Tempo40.00 to 300.00 (1/100 BPM Resolution)
Max Memory Size210,000 MIDI Events
Auto Templates16 Preset / 16 User Template Songs
Cue Mode20 Cue Lists
99 Steps
Pattern605 Preset / 100 User Patterns
RecordingPatterns / RPPR (Real-Time Pattern Play and Recording)
Per Song: 10 Presets / 100 User Patterns (Per Song)
Pattern Set Per Song x 1
FormatKORG (KROME) Format; SMF Format 0 and 1
Media ManagementLoad, Save, Utility, Data Filer Functionality (Save and Load MIDI System Exclusive Data)
Controller
JoystickJoystick, SW [1], SW [2]
Realtime ControllersSelect
Tone, Arpeggio
Knobs: 4 
Real-Time Modulation
 
Drum Sound ModuleOn/Off
ArpeggiatorOn/Off
User Interface
DisplayTouchView Graphical User Interface
7-Inch Color TFT LCD, 800 x 480 pixels
Onboard LCD Brightness Control
Front Panel SwitchesMode Switch:
Combi, Prog, Seq, Global, Media Switch

Value Controller:
Increase, Decrease, 10 Key Block 0 - 9

Bank Switches:
A, B, C, D, E, (in Combination Mode A, B, C, D are available)

Sequencer Switches:
Pause, Rew, FF, Locate, Rec, Start/Stop

Tempo

Other Switches/Knobs:
Page, Write, Exit, Volume, Contrast
Outputs
Audio Output1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TS (L / Mono)
1 x 1/4" / 6.3mm TS (R)
Output Impedance: 1100 Ohms, 550 Ohms with Mono Output
Maximum level: 16 dBu
Load Impedance: >10 Ohms
Headphone OutputTRS Stereo: 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm 
Output Impedance: 33 Ohms
Maximum Level: 60 + 60 mW with 33-Ohm Load
Control InputDamper Pedal (Half Damper Supported)
Swich: Assignable
Pedal: Assignable
MIDIIn/Out
USB Port1 x USB Type-B
SD Card SlotMax: 2 GB / SD Memory Card
Max: 32 GB / SDHC Memory Card
Note: SDXC Memory Cards are Not Supported
System Requirements
Mac System RequirementsMac OS X 10.5 or Later
Intel Mac Supported
USB Port Supported: Mac OS X 10.6 or Later
Later Core Duo Recommended
Memory: >512 MB (at Least 1 GB Recommended)
Monitor: 1024 x 768, at Least 32,000 Colors
Available USB Port
Windows System RequirementsWindows Vista SP2 / 7 (all editions)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, >1 GHz
Later Core Duo recommended
Memory: >512 MB (1 GB Recommended)
Monitor: 1,024 x 768, at Least 16-Bit Color
Available USB Port
General
Power Supply 12 VDC 3.5 A
Power Consumption13 W
Power SwitchYes
Dimensions (W x D x H)40.4 x 12.3 x 3.7" / 102.7 x 31.3 x 9.3 cm
Weight15.9 lb / 7.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight23.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)47.3 x 16.5 x 7.2"
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