Korg Krome-88 Reviews3.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
When I first heard the Korg Krome would be slotted under the mighty Kronos, I figured there would be a lot of crompomises to meet this price point. Fortunately, I was wrong! The Krome is my workstation by day and my gigging axe by night. The flagship grand piano sound is an impressive 2+ gigabytes alone. It also gives me a fully featured onboard sequencer with responsive touch screen interface. The decisions for which features are on the touch screen and which are dedicated to buttons and knobs are well-thought out.
from Imlay City, MI USA
December 4, 2012Music Background:
A Lot of Sounds & Features for the PriceI am a one-man-band solo performer and this keyboard is perfect for the stage. The number of sounds in each category are numerous. The differences in some may be subtle but it's nice to have the choice.
The number one defining characteristic in a keyboard for me is the quality of the sounds and this instrument has them. The touch screen editing is terrific & makes it a lot easier and more intuitive than other keyboards I've had. I like that you can combine up to 16 programs (voices) in one combination patch. It's easy to mute or play an instrument on the fly so i don't need as many "setups". Just like any keyboard of this quality there is a learning curve. Some of the editing features may not be where you'd expect them to be in the table of contents but the search box helps to locate them. I've been accustomed to a different keyboard maker for many years and this is my introduction to Korg. I'm sure I'll enjoy the Krome for many years to come.
from Bar Harbor, Maine
April 18, 2013Music Background:
way over my headgreat sounds but that's where it ends. I've owned lots of keyboards and workstations, this one by far is the most obtuse to get around on. I'll be years learning it if I don't ditch it out of frustration. Not a performance keyboard by any means, no quick on the fly adjustments, no tweaking without digging into pages of parameters and settings. I wish this were simpler and more intuitive. In the hands of a skilled keyboard programer, this would be a formidable tool. Probably great for an advanced home production studio, but not a gig-able axe.