Thank you for purchasing the Korg KROME Music Workstation. To help you get the most out of your new
instrument, please read this manual carefully.
About this manual
The manuals and how to use them
The KROME comes with the following manuals.
• Video Manual (approximately 60 minutes)
• Quick Start Guide (printed and PDF)
• Operation Guide (PDF)
• Parameter Guide (PDF)
• Voice Name List (PDF)
All of these manuals are on the included accessory disc.
A printed copy is included only for the Quick Start
This video illustrates the main functionality of the
Quick Start Guide
This provides a simple explanation of the KROME's
functions. To begin, please watch the Video Manual and
read the Quick Start Guide.
Put simply, the Operation Guide is designed to answer
the question, "How do I do this?"
It explains the names and functions of each part of the
KROME, basic operation, an overview of each mode,
how to edit sounds, record on the sequencer, and so on.
This guide also explains the basics of effects, the
Arpeggiator, Drum Track, and Drum Kits.
Finally, it also contains a troubleshooting guide as well as
supplemental information such as a list of specifications.
The Parameter Guide is designed to answer the question,
"What does this do?"
Organized by mode and page, the Parameter Guide
includes information on each and every parameter in the
Voice Name List
The Voice Name List lists all of the sounds and setups
that are in the KROME when it is shipped from the
factory, including Programs, Combinations,
Multisamples, Drumsamples, Drum Kits, Arpeggio
Patterns, Drum Track Patterns, Template Songs, and
The KROME PDF manuals are designed for easy
navigation and searching. They include extensive PDF
contents information, which generally appears on the
side of the window in your PDF reader and lets you jump
quickly to a specific section. All cross‐references are
hyper‐links, so that clicking on them automatically takes
you to the source of the reference.
Conventions in this manual
References to the KROME
The KROME is available in 88‐key, 73‐key, and 61‐key
models. The manuals refer to all models without
distinction as "the KROME." The front panel and rear
panel illustrations in the manual show the 61‐key model,
but they apply identically to the other models.
Abbreviations for the manuals: QS, OG, PG,
In the documentation, references to the manuals are
abbreviated as follows.
QS: Quick Start Guide
OG: Operation Guide
PG: Parameter Guide
VNL: The Voice Name List
, Note, Tips
These symbols respectively indicate a caution, a MIDI‐
related explanation, a supplementary note, or a tip.
Example screen displays
The parameter values shown in the example screens of
this manual are only for explanatory purposes, and may
not necessary match the values that appear in the Display
of your instrument.
CC# is an abbreviation for Control Change Number.
In explanations of MIDI messages, numbers in square
brackets [ ] always indicate hexadecimal numbers.
What is REMs
(Resonant structure and Electronic circuit
Modeling System) is Korg's proprietary technology for
digitally recreating the numerous factors that produce
and influence a sound, ranging from the sound‐
production mechanisms of acoustic instruments and
electric/electronic musical instruments, to the resonances
of an instrument body or speaker cabinet, the sound field
in which the instrument is played, the propagation route
of the sound, the electrical and acoustic response of mics
and speakers, and the changes produced by vacuum
tubes and transistors.
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