Korg Krome EX 73 Music Workstation

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Korg Krome EX 73 Music Workstation

Key Features

- 73-Key Semi-Weighted Keyboard

- German D Grand Piano Patch

- Three Types of Electric Piano Patches

- Vintage Amp, Cabinet and Effect Modeling

- 600 Preset Drum Patterns with Ambience

- Onboard 16-Track Sequencer

- Built-In Digital Effects

- USB, SD Card, and MIDI Connectivity

- Mac and Windows Compatible

Korg Krome EX 73 Specs


Keyboard Type     73-Keys C1 to C7 Velocity Sensitivity is Supported; Aftertouch is Not Supported.

Tone Generating Technology     EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded)


Polyphony     120 Voices (120 Oscillators) / Single Mode

60 Voices (120 Oscillators) / Double Mode

Maximum Simultaneous Voice Polyphony Depends on Oscillator Settings (for Example: the Setting for Stereo Multisamples)

PCM Memory     4 GB (In Case of 48 kHz,16-Bit Linear PCM Converted)

728 Multisamples (Including 44 Stereo Multisamples)

2502 Drumsamples (Including 574 Stereo Drumsamples)

Program Audio

Oscillator     OSC1 (Single); OSC1 + 2 (Double): Stereo Multisamples are Supported

8 Velocity Zones Per Oscillator with Switching; Crossfades and Layers

Filters     Filter Routing: Four Types (Single, Serial, Parallel, 24 dB)

Per Oscillator: Two Multimode Filters  (Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Band Reject)

Driver     Per-Voice Nonlinear Driver and Low Boost

Equalizer     Three Bands with Sweepable Mid

Modulation     Per 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     Timbres: 16 x Split/Layer/Velocity Switching with Crossfading & Modifications via Tone-Adjust Function

MIDI Controller Functionality: Customizable MIDI Channel and Internal/External/Both settings per Timbre

Master Keyboard Functionality: Available for Controlling External MIDI Devices

Master Keyboard Functionality     Control External MIDI Devices (such as Sound Modules)

Drum Kits     Stereo and Mono Drum Samples

8 Velocity Zones Switch (Crossfades and Layers)

Combinations / Programs / Drum Kits:

User Combinations: 768 Combinations (512 Preload)

User Programs: 1536 Programs (896 Preloaded)

User Drum Kits: 80 Drum Kits (48 Preloaded)

Preset Programs: 256 GM2 Programs + 9 GM2 Drum Programs


Insert     5 Insert Effects (Stereo In/Out)

2 Master Effects (Stereo In/Out)

1 Total Effect (Stereo In/Out)

EQ Controls     3-Band EQ per Timbre/Track

Effect Types     193 Types: Usable as Insert, Master, or Total Effect (Double-Size Effects Cannot Be Used as a Total Effect)

Modulation     Dynamic Modulation, 2 LFOs

Effect Variations     Stereo Sidechain (Limiter, Gate, Vocoder, Etc.)

Presets     32 Per Effect

Polyphonic Arpeggiator

Program     Single Polyphonic Arpeggiator

Combination     Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiators

Patterns     Preloaded x 960 

Total Locations x 1088 

Preset (Arpeggios) x 5 

Drum Track     Preset Patterns: 710 Patterns (Common with The Preset Pattern of The Sequencer Mode)

User Patterns: 1000 Patterns (Pattern Created in Sequencer Mode can be Converted to Drum Track User Pattern)

Configurable Trigger Mode / Sync / Zone


Tracks     16 MIDI tracks + 1 Master Track

Number of Songs     128 Songs

Resolution     1/480 PPQ

Tempo     40.00 to 300.00 (1/100 BPM Resolution)

Max Memory Size     210,000 MIDI Events

Auto Templates     16 Preset / 16 User Template Songs

Cue Mode     20 Cue Lists

99 Steps

Pattern     605 Preset / 100 User Patterns

Recording     Patterns / RPPR (Real-Time Pattern Play and Recording)

Per Song: 10 Presets / 100 User Patterns (Per Song)

Pattern Set Per Song x 1

Format     KORG (KROME) Format; SMF Format 0 and 1

Media Management     Load, Save, Utility, Data Filer Functionality (Save and Load MIDI System Exclusive Data)


Joystick     Joystick, SW [1], SW [2]

Realtime Controllers     Select

Tone, Arpeggio

Knobs: 4 

Real-Time Modulation


Drum Sound Module     On/Off

Arpeggiator     On/Off

User Interface

Display     TouchView Graphical User Interface

7-Inch Color TFT LCD, 800 x 480 pixels

Onboard LCD Brightness Control

Front Panel Switches     Mode Switch:

Combi, Prog, Seq, Global, Media Switch

Value Controller:

Increase, Decrease, 10 Key Block 0 - 9

Bank Switches:

A, B, C, D, E, (in Combination Mode A, B, C, D are available)

Sequencer Switches:

Pause, Rew, FF, Locate, Rec, Start/Stop


Other Switches/Knobs:

Page, Write, Exit, Volume, Contrast


Audio Output     1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TS (L / Mono)

1 x 1/4" / 6.3mm TS (R)

Output Impedance: 1100 Ohms, 550 Ohms with Mono Output

Maximum level: 16 dBu

Load Impedance: >10 Ohms

Headphone Output     TRS Stereo: 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm 

Output Impedance: 33 Ohms

Maximum Level: 60 + 60 mW with 33-Ohm Load

Control Input     Damper Pedal (Half Damper Supported)

Swich: Assignable

Pedal: Assignable

MIDI     In/Out

USB Port     1 x USB Type-B

SD Card Slot     Max: 2 GB / SD Memory Card

Max: 32 GB / SDHC Memory Card

Note: SDXC Memory Cards are Not Supported

System Requirements

Mac System Requirements     Mac OS X 10.5 or Later

Intel Mac Supported

USB Port Supported: Mac OS X 10.6 or Later

Later Core Duo Recommended

Memory: >512 MB (at Least 1 GB Recommended)

Monitor: 1024 x 768, at Least 32,000 Colors

Available USB Port

Windows System Requirements     Windows Vista SP2 / 7 (all editions)

CPU: Intel Pentium 4, >1 GHz

Later Core Duo recommended

Memory: >512 MB (1 GB Recommended)

Monitor: 1,024 x 768, at Least 16-Bit Color

Available USB Port


Power Supply     12 VDC 3.5 A

Power Consumption     13 W

Power Switch     Yes

Dimensions     46.9 x 12.3 x 3.7" / 119.1 x 31.3 x 9.3 cm

Weight     18.1 lb / 8.2 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight     26.12 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)     53.5 x 16.5 x 7.25"