Korg Krome-EX 88 workstation keyboard features 88 Natural Weighted Hammer keys, EDS-X engine, 1536 sounds, 120 polyphony, 16-track sequencer. Korg Krome EX-88 is a perfect music workstation keyboard for gigging musicians and producers of all stripes.
Korg Krome EX-88 – Top-Tier Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard
If you are looking for a high-end synthesizer and workstation keyboard for every performance, Korg Krome EX-88 should be your main arsenal. Features an 88-key with Natural Weighted Hammer action keyboard for an authentic acoustic & electric piano playing experience, 2,500 drum samples & 48 preloaded kits to help your creativity on music creation, dual polyphonic arpeggiators to run & customize several sound patterns simultaneously, and an advanced Krome EX’s big 800 x 480-pixel TouchView color display for easier navigation.
Offering full-length, unlooped samples of every key for a spectacular piano sound, this new keyboard redefines your expectations for an instrument in this class. Taking its name from the Greek word meaning “color,” KROME is the new standard for sonic excellence in a gigging musician’s keyboard, providing a limitless palette of sound to bring vivid inspiration to your music. Introducing the KROME Music Workstation
Krome EX Features
In addition to Korg’s well-proven workstation features, KROME features a carefully chosen selection of the top sounds available today for bread-and-butter keyboard instruments such as piano and electric piano, as well as vital and dynamic drum kits, giving you the best of the basics. This highly usable piano, electric piano, and drum sounds by themselves set KROME apart from any other keyboard in its class. With sound quality and features normally found in much more expensive instruments, KROME aspires to set a whole new value standard and become a unique and irreplaceable partner for real-world musicians.
The Korg workstation is ideal for any style of piano playing
KRONOS-derived full length, unlooped piano and drum sounds, plus new electric pianos designed to shine on stage
Electric pianos with eight-level velocity switching for unmatched expressive power
Clear, intuitive control with Korg’s exclusive 7-inch color TouchView™ display
Drums offering separately mixable direct and ambient sounds for studio-grade quality
Drum Track plays back realistic, inspiring grooves at the touch of a button
Expertly created, in-demand sounds including 640 Programs and 288 Combinations
Powerful Effects with 5 Inserts, 2 Master, and 1 Total FX, plus per track/timbre EQ
Distinctive aluminum panel design exudes a sense of quality
USB connection to your computer, plus an SD Card slot for data storage
You can use the KROME editor to edit sounds on your computer
Available in 61, 73, and 88 key models
Krome EX-88 Specifications
Korg 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）
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.
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 )
OSC1 (Single); OSC1 + 2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported 8 velocity zones per oscillator with switching, crossfades and layers
Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB). Two multi-mode filters per oscillator (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)
Per-voice nonlinear driver and low boost
Three bands, with sweepable mid
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
Max 16. For each Timbre, keyboard and velocity split/layer/crossfades.
Modifications to the program settings via the Tone Adjust function.
Stereo and mono drum samples. 8 velocity zones switch (crossfades and layers)
768 Combination (512 Preload)
1536 Program (896 Preload)
User Drum Kit
80 Drum Kit (48 Preload)
256 GM2 Program + 9 GM2 Drums Program
5 Insert Effects (stereo in/out)
2 Master Effects (stereo in/out)
1 Total Effect (stereo in/out)
Timbre / Track EQ
3-band EQ per in 1 Timbre / in 1 Track
193 types (Usable as insert, master, or total effects. However, double-size effects cannot be used as a total effect)
Dynamic Modulation, 2 Common LFO
Effects Control Busses
Stereo side chain (Limiter, Gate, Vocoder, etc)
32 preset per effect
Combination, Sequencer Mode
2 units are available
Number of pattern
5 preset Arpeggio pattern, 1,088 User Arpeggio pattern (960 Preload)
710 patterns (Common with the preset pattern of the Sequencer mode)
1,000 patterns (Pattern created in Sequencer mode can be converted to drum track user pattern)
Configurable “Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone”
16-track + 1 master track
Number of Songs
40.00 – 300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution)
210,000 MIDI events
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
KORG (KROME) format, SMF format 0 and 1
Load, Save, Utility, Data filer functionality (Save and Load MIDI System Exclusive Data)
Joystick, SW , SW 
[SELECT] Switch: TONE, USER, ARP4
Knobs: Modulation, User, Arpeggio control
[DRUM TRACK] Switch: On/Off
[ARP] Switch: On/Off
Touch view graphical User Interface, 7 -inch Color TFT LCD, 800 x 480 pixel, Onboard LCD brightness control