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
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, how to record on the sequencer,
and how to sample. This guide also explains the basics
of the Arpeggiator, effects, Drum Kits, and the Drum
Finally, it also contains a troubleshooting guide and
supplemental information such as 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
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 on the
LCD screen of your instrument.
CC# is an abbreviation for Control Change Number.
In explanations of MIDI messages, numbers in square
brackets [ ] indicate hexadecimal numbers.
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