Great Keyboard Workstation!
This a great option for someone looking for a lightweight synth that can work well without having to be integrated with a digital audio workstation (DAW). If you're into songwriting and would prefer not to have to connect to a computer when you write, I would definitely consider this synth because it seems to be designed more so as an all-inclusive system than most other synths I've seen in this price range.
Overall, the Krome sounds awesome. PIANOS: Really great. The German Grand Reverb is absolutely gorgeous. Just make sure you have a sustain pedal. The electric pianos are excellent as well. ORGANS: Meh. I don't really use them though, so this doesn't bother me. ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS: Pretty good. But...Yamaha really sets the standard for this category, so if acoustic instrument sounds are overly important to you, I would definitely pick the MOXF over the Krome. That being said, some of the guitar and brass sounds are great. As a saxophone player though, I am a little disappointed with how artificial some of the woodwind sounds are. BASSES: Very good, and Korg gives you lots of options here. VOICES: Surprisingly amazing. New Age Strings is one of my favorite programs. SYNTHS/ FX: Really, really cool. If you're good with effects you can pretty much design any sound you'll ever need. Korg clearly takes pride in its synth sounds. DRUMS: Great. The Jazz Kit is the standout.
For the most part, the keyboard is intuitive to operate, and the touch screen works really well. The sequencer is special in that it lets you see and edit what you've played after the fact. I will say that adjusting notes on the screen is very difficult to do with just your fingers because the notes are tiny and the touch screen, while accurate, doesn't seem incredibly precise. Regardless, it's still really cool that you can have a visual of an entire song without having to go to your computer. Not a lot of synths (and none in this price range, unless I'm mistaken) can do that.
And I LOVE the way this board looks. It may seem superficial, but this was a huge factor in my decision to choose the Krome over the MOXF. Sure, the MOXF sounded great, and the keys felt great, but when I realized that I was getting a headache just by looking at the mess of buttons on the MOXF (and thinking to myself that I would only ever use about 20% of them), that was a big deal.
Lastly, what isn't so good about the Krome...the keys are very cheap-feeling, and are hinged improperly (they can't be pressed down from the top). If you play with any kind of velocity, there is an audible click whenever a key returns to its neutral position, which is frustrating. Worst of all, your fingers can actually get caught (temporarily) underneath the keys if you approach them from a certain angle. Personally, I don't have an issue with the knobs, but I know a lot of people have complained about those as well because they lack precision.
Still, I love this keyboard and look forward to learning more about it over the next few months. And thanks for reading this long review! I hope it was helpful.