Korg Krome 61 Music Workstation with 61 Keys


Sale price$999.99


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. Introducing the KROME Music Workstation.

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.

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.


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 )



  • OSC1 (Single); OSC1 + 2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported 8 velocity zones per oscillator with switching, crossfades and layers


  • Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB)
  • Two multi-mode filters per oscillator (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)


  • Per-voice nonlinear driver and low boost


  • Three bands, with sweepable mid


  • 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


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.


    • Semi Weighted Keyboard
    • velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported
    • Standard C2 - C7 (transposable in the range [C1...C6]-[C3...C8])


    • EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded)

    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


    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.)


    • 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”


    • 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: Load, Save, Utility, Data filer functionality (Save and Load MIDI System Exclusive Data)


    • Controllers: Joystick, SW [1], SW [2]

    Realtime Control

    • 4 Knobs; REALTIME CONTROL: Real-time Modulation, Arpeggio control

    Drum Track

    • [DRUM TRACK] Switch On/Off


    • [ARP] Switch On/Off


    User Interface


    • 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] knob, [TAP] switch


    • [PAGE] switch, [WRITE] switch, [EXIT] switch, [VOLUME] knob, Contrast knob



    • 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)



    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-61: 15.87 lbs. / 7.2 kg


    • Power supply (DC12V 3.5A), POWER switch

    Power Consumption

    • 13 W (KROME-61 / 73 / 88)


    • AC Adapter, Quick Start Guide, Accessory Disc (KROME Operation Guide PDF, Parameter Guide PDF, Video Manual)

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