Krometastic Combi Contest – Join in!

Up for a contest? Create the biggest, most awesome, interesting, useful and musical combi you possibly can, post a link to a 10 second clip of it in the comments of this post by June 15, then I will post a poll for people to vote the winner. Winner gets bragging rights and a fabulous prize courtesy of KromeCity! Good luck!

40 minutes of Krome improv

Check this guy out. 40 minutes of groovy, esoteric, out there improv on the Krome. The Krome must have been totally wiped after this workout. Interesting stuff. Musicians are so weird. And we’re proud of it, too

Commanding the Korg Krome Book status

book_cover_promo_web_largeThe book is about a week out from completion! I think it will be of great service to many Krome users. While I have loads of nits with the Krome, I am very impressed with its sequencer timing. It is very tight like an MPC and I constantly find myself bobbing to the beats I am making on it. The swing quantization is also superb. Combine the timing with some very cool programs and arps and Krome is a totally competent beatmaking tool.

The only problem I see at this juncture is the hiccup that occurs between songs when using CUE LIST to create song sections–even when effects are turned off. Not good. Good thing (more…)

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

Krog Krome Key Dynamics Demo

The Korg Krome fills a lot of niche purposes in the studio, and is being promoted by Korg as a professional keyboard. But have a look at the poor dynamic response of Krome’s keys. You can reproduce this phenomena on the Krome 61 or 73 by pressing a key down , holding it, then, as you release it, immediately press it again. Once you press it again and hold it, you can continuously press as I do in the video  with no response whatsoever. Not good.

Oops: Early hardware problems for Krome?

korg krome screen error

At least three different people have posted to the Krome forum reporting error messages on the Krome’s screen. At least one person is reporting an irremediable error: System error id : 216 Task id : 1 line : 0124 //source/hardware/T01PCMMemory.cpp. Check the attached image of his touch screen. See that little white patch? That’s the error message. Notice the progress bar has stopped at about 5%. This is not a good sign (especially for a guy who lives in Switzerland Sweden who bought his Krome in Germany). Hopefully Korg has a hot fix for this issue.