The KROME does not contain built‐in speakers. In
order to hear the sound of your performance, you'll
need to connect audio equipment such as powered
monitors, a mixer, a stereo set or headphones.
Connecting audio equipment
The KROME's audio output is designed to
produce a signal level that is higher than consumer
audio equipment such as CD players. For this
reason, performing at high a volume may damage
your speakers or equipment. Please use caution
when adjusting the volume.
1. Minimize the volume of all connected equipment,
and turn off the power.
2. Connect the KROME's OUTPUT L/MONO and R
jacks to the input jacks of your powered monitor
speakers or mixer.
Note: If you connect only the L/MONO jack, the L and
R sound will be mixed for monaural output. In order to
take full advantage of the KROME's capabilities, we
recommend that you listen in stereo.
If you're playing back through your stereo audio
system or a cassette‐radio that has external input
connectors, connect the KROME to the jacks that are
marked LINE IN, AUX IN, or external input. (You
might need to obtain the appropriate adapter plug or
Powered monitor speakers
Using headphones at high volume for an extended
time may cause hearing damage. Please avoid
excessively high volume levels.
1. Connect the stereo mini‐plug of your headphones
to the KROME's Headphone jack.
2. Use the VOLUME knob to adjust the headphone
The KROME's Headphone jack will output the same
signal as the OUTPUT L/MONO and R jacks.
The output from the OUTPUT jack is not turned off
even if headphones are connected to the Headphone
Connecting a damper pedal,
foot switch, or foot pedal
If you connect an optional damper pedal, foot switch,
or foot pedal to the KROME, you'll be able to control
the KROME using your feet.
Connecting a damper pedal
When you press the damper pedal, the notes you've
pressed will be sustained so that they will continue
even after you take your hands off the keyboard. This
is also called a sustain pedal; it has the same function
as the damper pedal of an acoustic piano.
If the optional Korg DS‐1H damper is connected, you'll
be able to take advantage of the "half‐damper" effect,
where the depth that you press the pedal will vary the
damper amount. If any other type of pedal is
connected, it will function as a damper switch.
In Combination or Sequencer mode, you can also select
settings so that the damper will apply to some sounds
but not to other sounds.
1. Connect a Korg DS‐1H damper pedal to the
ASSIGNABLE PEDAL/SW1/DAMPER jack.
2. Depending on which assignable jack you have
connected the pedal to, set the controller type
(Type) to Damper, and set the Polarity as
appropriate (see page 202 of the Parameter Guide).
Note: The half‐damper sensitivity is adjusted to a
standard value when the KROME is shipped from the
factory. If the half‐damper pedal you're using does not
respond appropriately, please adjust the sensitivity
(see page 217 of the Parameter Guide).
Connecting a foot switch
This lets you use a simple foot switch, such as the Korg
PS‐1 or PS‐3, as an assignable controller. The foot
switch can perform a wide variety of functions, such
• An assignable source for modulating sounds and
• Portamento on/off
• Program select up or down
• Sequencer start/stop or punch in/out
• Tap Tempo