Author : Cyph
It's time to test a new sound pack for your Korg Krome !
Narfsounds have just sent me The Bruno Mars Tribute Sound Pack to test it.
Narf is well known from the Korg Kronos community (you can check some kronos sound packs from the website starting at 1$!) but this is his first sound pack for the korg krome.
Based in Melbourne, he started to program his own sounds in 2003 on a Korg Triton. So, will he convince you with this Bruno Mars Tribute set ?
Let's begin with a quick demonstration from Narf himself
Let's test by ourselves
After installing the 3 files of the pack on my SD card, I could start my krome and test the F program bank.
First, why 3 files? well, the surprise is that Narf included some samples explaining the presence of META.IMG and SAMPLE.IMG files.
The sounds are rather well made, in any case, we find the synths used in the famous songs from Bruno Mars.
The samples are correct even if some suffer from a little "noise" in the background. Nothing nasty, however : you will get all the "Ho and Yeah" you need !
You will find theses 15 programs in the pack:
24k Pitch Rise Pad Program F000
Day & Nite Filter Synth Program F001
Session Sample Map Program F002
Locked Out Heaven Program F003
Treasure Lead Program F004
Peeew! Program F005
Doh! Program F006
Uptown 80's Synth Program F007
Rise Synth Program F008
Versace DX Program F009
Versace Pop Synth Program F010
Versace Pulsar Program F011
Versace Bell Program F012
Hybrid Electric Grand Program F013
Whistler's Pad Program F014
After playing with all the programs, let's go to : combinations, clearly the most important part of the package and... It rocks !
From 24kMagic to Uptown Funk, everything is ready to play. With this pack, you will enjoy 6 complete songs from Bruno.
Here are the available combi :
24K Magic Combi D000
Locked Out Of Heaven Combi D001
Treasure Combi D002
Uptown Funk Combi D003
Versace On The Floor Combi D004
Versace On The Floor 2 Combi D005
Versace Solo Combi D006
Versace On The Floor 3 Combi D007
Versace 4 Press ARP Combi D008
Just The Way You Are Combi D009
Just The Way You Are 2 Combi D010
Well done, Narf ;)
Narf even though about one important point : if you do not have a 88 keyboard, think to push left 1 & 2 buttons to select the proper region on your keyboard : people often forget this, making sounds for their 88 keyboards but unplayable directly on 61 keys ;)
In conclusion, YES, this pack deserves the price ! Espacially now : do not let pass this discount : only $14.5 until the end of January 2018 !
Less than 3$ the Bruno Mars combination ! Let's visit the product page : Bruno Mars Tribute Set for Krome !
4 stars for a pretty good pack and to encourage Narf to continue making new sounds for our preferred synth the krome. Still here reading me ? go and get your copy now !