Korg Krome EX 61 Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard 61-Key


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Korg Krome EX 61 Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard 61-Key

Gearank Recommendation

The Krome EX 61 appeared on our recommended list for Keyboard Workstations Under $1000 from May 2021 until February 2022 when it had been out-ranked by higher rated workstations.

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
MusicTech John Andrews 90/100
Music Radar Keyboard Magazine 90/100
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The Korg Krome EX 61 is a feature packed 61-key workstation keyboard, with 120 voices, 2,500 drum samples, and a built-in 16-track sequencer.

Among the voices are high-fidelity piano and electric piano sounds, synths and more.

The drum samples are arranged into 48 preloaded kits, with over 600 drum groove presets to play with, or you can use them to craft and save your own beats.

It also features an 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display, which makes it easy to monitor and make parameter changes, but those who prefer physical controls over touchscreen interface will want to look elsewhere.

Other noteworthy features include built-in dual-polyphonic arpeggiators, 16-track sequencer, auto song setup function, built-in effects, amps and cabinet models.

Get premium quality Korg sounds in a reasonably priced package. Those who are into touchscreen style controls will find this appealing.


  • Keys: 61 Semi-Weighted keys
  • Polyphony: 120 Voices (Single Mode), 60 Voices (Double Mode)
  • Sound Engine(s): Digital Enhanced Definition Synthesis - eXpanded, Updated Piano Programs
  • Controllers: Assignable Joystick
  • Effects: 193 Effects; 32 Preset per Effect
  • Audio Recording: Yes with RPPR (Realtime Pattern/Play Recording)
  • Audio Playback: Yes with RPPR (Realtime Pattern/Play Recording)
  • Sequencer: 16-track + Master, 128 Songs, Touch-based Piano Roll Editing, Realtime Pattern/Play Recording
  • Audio Inputs: 2 x 1/4"
  • Audio Outputs: 6 x 1/4"
  • MIDI Inputs/Outputs: In/Out/USB
  • Other Connections: 1 x 1/8" Headphones, SD/SDHC card slot (32GB SDHC max)
  • USB: 1 x Type B
  • Dimensions: 3.66” x 40.43” x 12.32”
  • Weight: 15.87 lbs.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Keyboard Workstations.