Playing and editing Programs
Setting the functions of Realtime
Controls USER knobs 1–4
When the Realtime controls is set to USER, the four
knobs on the right function as Realtime knobs 1–4.
These can perform a number of different functions,
such as modulating sounds or effects, adjusting effects
send levels, and so on.
Each Program, Combination, and Song stores its own
settings for what the knobs will do.
When using the sliders for AMS or Dmod, it's
important to understand that creating an assignment is
a two‐step process. First, you assign the knob to send a
MIDI controller, such as Knob Mod.1 (CC#17). Second,
you assign that MIDI controller to modulate one or
more Program or effects parameters.
For the first part of the above, use the mode's
Controllers Setup page (See "Setting the functions of
SW1 and SW2," above).
The default assignments for knobs 1–4 are Knob Mod.1
(CC#17), Knob Mod.2 (CC#19), Knob Mod.3 (CC#20),
and Knob Mod.4 (CC#21), respectively.
Here's an example of how to set up knob 1 to control a
Program's filter and amp EG attack time:
1. Press the MODE PROG button to enter Program
2. Access the P1: Basic/Controllers– Controllers
Press the PAGE button to access Page Select, and
choose "P1 Basic/Controllers." Press the Controllers
3. Press the Realtime Controls Knob Assign "Knob
1–B" popup button, and choose F/A Attack
4. Press the CONTROL ASSIGN REALTIME
CONTROL button to select USER. (The LED
USER will light up.)
5. Use knob 1 to control the EG attack for the filter
For details, please see page 348 of the Parameter
Note: If you wish to keep these settings after the power
is turned off, you must save the Program,
Combination, or Song (see page 116).
According to the note data received from the keyboard
or from the MIDI IN connector, the arpeggiator will
automatically generate a wide range of phrases or
patterns including arpeggios, guitar or keyboard
backing riffs, bass phrases, or drum patterns. When the
realtime controls ARP is selected, you can use the
knobs to vary the duration and dynamics of the
For more about the arpeggiator, please see page 85.
Drum Track settings
You can use the KROME's rich variety of drum
patterns to accompany you with high‐quality drum
programs while you perform using a program.
Playing along with Drum Track patterns is often a
useful way to come up with new phrases.
For more about the Drum Track function, please see
For details, please see "Using Effects" on page 77.
Automatically importing a
Program into Sequence mode
You can use the Auto Song Setup feature, which
automatically copies the settings of the program or
combination and puts the KROME in record‐standby
mode when you simply press the REC (●) button.
Then you can press the SEQUENCER START/STOP
) button to begin recording.
For details, please see "Auto Song Setup function" on