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Korg Krome EX88 88-Key Keyboard Workstation

Updated to meet the needs of the current music scene, the Krome EX88 88-Key Keyboard Workstation by Korg has a special emphasis on sounds that can immediately fit into productions of all types.

 
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In addition to standard sounds that will never grow old, Krome EX88 provides numerous programs and PCM data, including piano programs prepared specifically for this product. This instrument provides high-quality and immediately-usable sounds that take full advantage of Krome's high-performance specs. The body features a revamped build and look to accompany the programs.

Carefully Selected Sounds with Immediate Usability
Krome EX88 answers the question "What sounds should be provided by today's go-to workstation synth?" First, Korg focused on EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Its 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 staple sounds that have been added to the sound library. Ethnic instruments such as steel pan, kalimba, and kokyu, as well as Hollywood-type sound effects frequently used in movie trailers or commercials are also provided. Krome EX88 features a musical catalog for today, where users can simply select a program and immediately begin composing fresh-sounding tracks.

Krome EX's Piano Sounds are Crucial
Piano sounds are critically important for nearly every keyboard instrument. The Krome EX88 is equipped with redeveloped grand piano sounds. These sounds were recorded under the supervision of Seigen Ono, the authority on DSD recording and mastering, and provide a beautifully clear sound that builds on the success of the "German D Grand" that exemplifies the original Krome, further expanding the range of piano sounds. An upright piano frequently used in pop is also included.

Drum Sounds with Fine-Tune Control Over Resonance
When producing on a music workstation, the built-in drum kits play a major role. The Krome EX88 provides a massive collection of more than 2,500 drum samples to power its 48 preload kits. One of the notable kits is "Jazz Ambience Drums." Its generous sound takes advantage of Krome EX's high-capacity PCM memory and delivers clarity and realism to your mix. 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.

Electric Pianos with Beautiful Warmth and Realism
For many keyboardists, a realistic electric piano sound is just as critical as an artisanal acoustic piano sound. 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, 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.

Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiators
In Combination mode or Sequencer mode, two arpeggiators can be run 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 EX88 has a full complement of the features you've come to expect from a Korg Music Workstation, starting with the 16-track sequencer. But there's much, much more. Krome EX88 comes complete with a rich suite of tools to jumpstart your creativity. 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.

Features:
  • 88-key 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])
  • Connect your computer via USB to transfer MIDI files
  • SD Card for managing data files
  • 800 x 480 pixel TouchView Color display
  • Includes power supply

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Things You Will Get:

  • Keyboard Workstation
  • AC Adapter

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Number of Keys 88
Type of Action Natural Weighted Hammer Action
Polyphony 120 voices (120 Oscillators) / Single Mode, 60 voices (120 Oscillators) / Double Mode
Digital Display Yes
Preset Types Drums: User Combination 768 Combination (512 Preload), User Program 1536 Program (896 Preload), User Drum Kit 80 Drum Kit (48 Preload), and Preset Program 256 GM2 Program + 9 GM2 Drums Program, Sequencer: 128 Songs, 710 Preset / 100 User pattern (Per song), Arpeggiator: 5 preset Arpeggio pattern, 1,088 User Arpeggio pattern (960 Preload)
Effects Type Oscillator, Filters, Driver, EQ, Insert Effects, Master Effects, Total Effect, Timber/Track EQ, Effects Control Busses and Modulation
Audio Output Types 2 x 1/4" TRS (L Mono/R)
Headphone Outputs 3.5 mm
Pedal Input Damper, Switch, and Pedal
USB Yes
MIDI I/O Yes
Power Supply Included Yes
Power Supply Type AC Adapter
Stand Not Included
Bench Included No
Dimensions 32.41 lbs
Weight 57.01" x 15.08" x 5.16" inches (WxDxH)
Series Krome Series
Model KROME EX88
Warranty Info:

One year parts and labor. 90 Days on footswitches, tubes, and AC adapters. Three years on tuners and metronomes.

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