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Korg KROME EX-88 Weighted Key Workstation Synth

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An evolved go-to synthesizer with a focus on "FUTURE BASICS"

KROME, the best-selling synth focused on packing the most usable sounds into an easy to use platform, has received a major refresh. Updated to meet the needs of the current music scene, KROME EX has a special emphasis on sounds that can immediately fit into productions of all types.

In addition to standard sounds that will never grow old, KROME EX provides numerous new 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 the KROME's high performance specs. The new body also features a newly revamped build and look to accompany the new sounds.

A music workstation for gigging musicians and producers of all stripes. The KROME EX.

• Huge selection of carefully selected sounds with immediate usability from steel pans to kalimba to Hollywood-type sound effects; includes 896 Programs and 512 Preload Combinations
• Newly refined library of piano sounds including "German D Grand", classic upright-piano and three types of electric piano
• Drum sounds with fine-tune control over resonance with 2,500 drum samples to power its 48 preload kits
• Drum Tracks deliver realistic grooves at the touch of a button
• Dual polyphonic arpeggiators can be run simultaneously and can generate guitar or bass riffs, drum patterns, or they can even be used as building blocks for sound design
• Equipped with KORG's NH (Natural Weighted Hammer Action) keyboard, ensuring that every nuance of your playing dynamics will be expressively reflected when playing sounds such as piano or electric piano
• Huge 800 x 480 pixel TouchView Color display can show numerous parameters at once, ensuring great visibility. Simply touch the screen to change sounds or edit parameters
• Connect KROME EX to your computer via USB to easily transfer MIDI data. Also available through SD memory card functionality

KROME EX-88: 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])
*The NH keyboard reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, with a heavier feel in the low register and a lighter feel in the upper register.
EDS-X(Enhanced Definition Synthesis - eXpanded)

Maximum Polyphony 120 voices (120 Oscillators) / Single Mode, 60 voices (120 Oscillators) / Double Mode
*The maximum simultaneous voice polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings, velocity crossfading and whether you are using mono or stereo multisamples.
PCM Memory:
• 4 GB (In case of 48 kHz, 16-bit Linear PCM converted)
• 728 multisamples (including 44 Stereo multi-samples)
• 2,502 drumsamples (including 574 Stereo Drumsamples )

• Oscillator: OSC1 (Single); OSC1 + 2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported 8 velocity zones per oscillator with switching, crossfades and layers
• Filters: Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB). Two multi-mode filters per oscillator (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)
• Driver: Per-voice nonlinear driver and low boost
• EQ: Three bands, with sweepable mid
• Modulation: For each oscillator, two envelope generators (Filter & Amp), two LFOs, two key tracking generators (Filter & Amp), two AMS mixers, Pitch EG, Common LFO, two common key tracking generators
Combination: Timbre Number Max 16. For each Timbre, keyboard and velocity split/layer/crossfades; modifications to the program settings via the Tone Adjust function.
Drum Kit: Stereo and mono drum samples. 8 velocity zones switch (crossfades and layers)
The number of Combination / Program / Drum Kit
• User Combination: 768 Combination (512 Preload)
• User Program: 1536 Program (896 Preload)
• User Drum Kit: 80 Drum Kit (48 Preload)
• Preset Program: 256 GM2 Program + 9 GM2 Drums Program

Insert Effects: 5 Insert Effects (stereo in/out)
Master Effects: 2 Master Effects (stereo in/out)
Total Effect: 1 Total Effect (stereo in/out)
Timbre / Track EQ: 3-band EQ per in 1 Timbre / in 1 Track
Effect Types: 193 types (Usable as insert, master, or total effects. However, double-size effects cannot be used as a total effect.)
Modulation: Dynamic Modulation, 2 Common LFO
Effects Control Busses: Stereo side chain (Limiter, Gate, Vocoder etc.)
Effect Preset: 32 preset per effect

Polyphonic Arpeggiator
Program Mode: 1 unit
Combination, Sequencer Mode: 2 units are available
Number of pattern: 5 preset Arpeggio pattern, 1,088 User Arpeggio pattern (960 Preload)

Drum Track
Preset Patterns: 710 patterns (Common with the preset pattern of the Sequencer mode)
User Patterns: 1,000 patterns (Pattern created in Sequencer mode can be converted to drum track user pattern)
Others: Configurable Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone

Tracks: 16-track + 1 master track
Number of Songs: 128 Songs
Tempo: 40.00 - 300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution)
Maximum memory: 210,000 MIDI events
Template Songs 16 preset / 16 user template songs
Cue List function: 20 Cue List; Songs can be arranged consecutively or repeatedly in up to 99 steps, a cue list can be converted back into a song.
Pattern / RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play and Recording): 710 Preset / 100 User pattern (Per song). 1 pattern set per song
Format: KORG (KROME) format, SMF format 0 and 1

Load, Save, Utility, Data filer functionality (Save and Load MIDI System Exclusive Data)

Controllers: Joystick, SW [1], SW [2]
Realtime Control: [SELECT] Switch: TONE, USER, ARP; 4 Knobs: Modulation, User, Arpeggio control
Drum Track: [DRUM TRACK] Switch: On/Off
Arpeggiator: [ARP] Switch: On/Off

User Interface
Display: Touch view graphical User Interface, 7 -inch Color TFT LCD, 800 x 480 pixel, Onboard LCD brightness control
Mode Switches: [COMBI], [PROG], [SEQ], [GLOBAL], [MEDIA] Switch
VALUE controllers: [VALUE] Dial, [INC], [DEC] Switches, 10 key block ([0] - [9], [-], [.], [ENTER], [COMPARE])
BANK Switches: [A], [B], [C], [D], [E], [F] switches (in Combination mode, [A], [B], [C], [D] switches are available)
Others: [PAGE] switch, [WRITE] switch, [EXIT] switch, [VOLUME] knob, Contrast knob

AUDIO OUTPUT, L/MONO, R: 6.3mm (Mono) Phone jack, Unbalanced.
• Output Impedance: 1.1[kΩ] (L / Mono terminal: in case of Mono output, = 550[Ω]).
• Maximum level: +16.0 [dBu], Load Impedance: more than 10 [kΩ].
Headphone Output: 3.5mm Stereo phone jack.
• Output Impedance: 33[Ω].
• Maximum level: 60 + 60 [mW] (In case of 33[Ω] Loaded)

Control Input

USB: USB-MIDI Interface (TYPE B) x 1
SD Card Slot: Max 2 GB / SD Memory Card is supported; Max: 32 GB/ SDHC Memory Card is supported (SDXC Memory Card is not supported)
Power: Power supply (DC12V 3.5A; included)
Power Consumption: 13W
Dimensions: 1,448 mm 383 mm 131 mm / 57.01 x 15.08 x 5.16 inches
Weight: 14.7kg / 32.41 lbs.
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