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Krome Keyboard Lab

The Korg Krome Keyboard Lab is a solution to the challenge of improving piano instruction in classroom environments. In the 21st century, teaching environments have changed and the Krome Keyboard Lab is a great answer to many of these new challenges.

All of the Korg Lab Solutions are designed around the GEC5 Group Education Controller group education audio controller, a cost-effective stereo digital audio routing system. Suitable for any teaching level and any combination of electronic instruments, (keyboards, guitars, sound modules, computer soundcards, etc.) the GEC5 allows teachers to interact with as many as 32 students at once.

The Korg Krome is available in a 61 or 88-key version and is ideal for classrooms that will be focusing on music technology, sound design, sequencing and recording in addition to proper piano technique. Krome keyboards feature a heavy synthesizer, sequencer and effects component as well as Korg's Graded Hammer Action 88-key key bed. It is available for classrooms of any size, up to 32 individual student stations, or 64 stations if you “split” the keyboard to allow for two students per keyboard.

The GEC5 features three chief modes of operation; Lecture, Practice and Group. In Lecture Mode, students hear the teacher's microphone and instrument as well as their own instruments. In Practice Mode, students hear only his or her own instrument and the teacher has the option of eavesdropping or initiating two-way communication. In Group Mode, students can listen to the instruments and microphones of other group members.

The Korg Krome Keyboard Lab additionally can include a teacher's station work desk, a pair of studio monitors for the instructor, a set of microphone-equipped Koss SB40 headphones, and all of the cabling you’ll need to connect the system together. Each student station is equipped with an instrument, an GEC5 Student Interface Unit and a microphone-equipped Koss SB40 headset. The GEC5 Student Interface Unit connects to the GEC5 using Cat5 cable, as well as to the student's keyboard and headset.


KEYBOARD

KROME-61

Semi Weighted Keyboard
*velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported
*Standard C2 - C7 (transposable in the range [C1...C6]-[C3...C8])

KROME-73

Semi Weighted Keyboard
*velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported
*Standard C1 - C7 (transposable in the range [C0...C6]-[C2...C8])

KROME-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.

System

EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded)

SOUNDS

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

3.8 GB (In case of 48 kHz, 16-bit Linear PCM converted)
583 multisamples (including 12 Stereo multi-samples)
2,080 drumsamples (including 474 Stereo Drumsamples )

Program

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

Master Keyboard Functionality

Krome can act as a Master Keyboard able to control external MIDI devices such as sound modules.

Drum Kit

Stereo and mono drum samples
8 velocity zones switch (crossfades and layers)

The number of Combination / Program / Drum Kit:

User Combination

512 Combination (288 Preload)

User Program

768 Program (640 Preload)

User Drum Kit

48 Drum Kit (32 Preload)

Preset Program

256 GM2 Program + 9 GM2 Drums Program

EFFECTS

Insert Effects

5 Insert Effects (stereo in/out)

Master Effects

2 Master Effects (stereo in/out)

Total Effects

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

1,028 User Arpeggio pattern (900 Preload)

DRUM TRACK

Preset Patterns

637 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)

Configurable “Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone”

SEQUENCER

Tracks

16-track MIDI Sequencer + 1 master track

Number of Songs

128 Songs

Resolution

1/480

Tempo

40.00 - 300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution)

Maximum memory

210,000 MIDI events

Template Song

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)

637 Preset / 100 User pattern (Per song)
1 pattern set per song

Format

KORG (KROME) format, SMF format 0 and 1

MEDIA

Media

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

CONTROLLERS

Controllers

Joystick, SW [1], SW [2]

Realtime Control

[SELECT] Switch: REALTIME CONTROL (TONE, USER), ARP
4 Knobs; REALTIME CONTROL: Real-time Modulation, 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 Switch:

[COMBI], [PROG], [SEQ], [GLOBAL], [MEDIA] Switch

VALUE controller:

[VALUE] Dial, [INC], [DEC] Switch, 10 key block ([0] - [9], [-], [.], [ENTER], [COMPARE])

BANK Switch:

[A], [B], [C], [D], [E], [F] switch (in Combination mode, [A], [B], [C], [D] switch are available)

SEQUENCER switch:

[PAUSE], [REW], [FF], [LOCATE], [REC], [START / STOP]

TEMPO:

[TEMPO] knob, [TAP] switch

Others:

[PAGE] switch, [WRITE] switch, [EXIT] switch, [VOLUME] knob, Contrast knob

OUTPUTS

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

3.5mmStereo phone jack
Output Impedance: 33[Ω], Maximum level: 60 + 60[mW] (In case of 33[Ω] Loaded)

CONTROL INPUT

DAMPER pedal (Half Damper supported)

ASSIGNABLE SWITCH

ASSIGNABLE PEDAL

OTHERS

MIDI

IN, OUT

Interface

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)

PRINCIPLE SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
(W x D x H)

KROME-61

40.43 x 12.32 x 3.66 inches / 1,027 x 313 x 93 mm

KROME-73

46.89 x 12.32 x 3.66 inches / 1,191 x 313 x 93 mm

KROME-88

57.01 x 15.08 x 5.16 inches / 1,448 x 383 x 131 mm

Weight

KROME-61

15.87 lbs. / 7.2 kg

KROME-73

18.08 lbs. / 8.2 kg

KROME-88

32.41 lbs. / 14.7 kg

Power

Power supply (DC12V 3.5A), POWER switch

Power Consumption

13 W (KROME-61 / 73 / 88)

Accessories

AC Adapter, Quick Start Guide, Accessory Disc (KROME Operation Guide PDF, Parameter Guide PDF, Video Manual)

 

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