Had to sell mine, very dissapointed
I read tons of review, watched all the videos, scoured the manual and finally bought a Korg Krome from Sweetwater.
I play around 150 gigs a year from Dance band to Jazz combo work. I need something super light but with great sounds. I gave the Krome a good 4 months of gigs before throwing in the towel and selling it on Craigslist. At first I thought it was just a big learning curve that was causing my dismay but as one gig led to another I began to loath this keyboard.
1. For someone who not working in live situations this is a great choice, packs lots of great sounds and functionality into a small box.
2. Super Light Weight, yep it is amazing how light it is.
1: The sounds are great when you are playing by yourself but they get drowned out when playing in a band. This was my #1 complaint and I even called Korg to no avail. It is like they have a compressor over the sounds, particularly the pianos and ep's. I tried every dynamic velocity curve but there was very little difference between hitting a key hard and hitting it softly. I put it next to my 20 year old Yamaha P90 and the Yamaha killed the Korg in cutting through a band. Then I played it in tandem with my 1994 Korg X5. The Krome failed again.
2: Forget saving favorites and pressing a quick button to access it. You must do everything from a tiny screen which I can't see when there is sunshine.
3. Very difficult software. I spent hours and hours learning the Krome. Great for a programming geek, bad for a musician who prefers to press a button and play.