Using your Krome as a MIDI controller

The Krome makes a fairly good MIDI controller for computer DAWs. Recently I kept running into the issue though where the keyboard was playing both internal VST sounds AND its own sounds. Grrr. This should be a simple operation in which you turn off the keyboard’s local control feature so it only plays sounds of external MIDI instruments. Problem was, I couldn’t find the LOCAL ON/OFF switch in the Krome. So I looked it up in the manual. It’s hidden well and requires multiple menus to locate. Press GLOBAL button, followed by PAGE button, followed by P1 MIDI soft button, then UNCHECK the LOCAL CONTROL ON button. Done.

What is that button for???

korg krome record play buttons on screen

Oddly, pressing this button does nothing but make a BEEP sound. However, if you press it and drag it to the left, viola, SEQUENCER TRANSPORT BUTTONS on the screen! Granted the buttons are small and not very practical (unless you have very small digits), but for those who prefer the touchscreen over the hard buttons, this post is for you