Don't let the fact that this is not a Kronos food you. As a matter of fact, it's just as good in my opinion. I really didn't have the need for KARMA on the Kronos. The Krome is the Kronos without the KARMA, and that suits my needs just fine. The sounds are awesome! The guitars rock, the "real" and "FM" electric pianos are beautiful, the strings and acoustic sounds are wonderful, and the drums are PUNCHY! The 16-track sequence is a joy to use, and has 5 insert effects, 2 master effects, and 1 total effect. The vintage effects are an added bonus, too, such as the orange and black phasers! Buy this, you will NOT regret it. I would've liked to have seen a ribbon controller, but the joystick works just as well. A+!