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    Korg X50 Synthesizer Keyboard, 61-Key

    Over 512 programs derived from the Triton but made for compact stage use the Korg X50 is the hidden weapon in many a keyboardist arsenal.

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    Korg X50 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard Product Description

    The X50 music synthesizer is packed with Korg's distinctive and world-renown sounds, designed for easy and intuitive operation, and with an ultra-light and compact design that's ideal for the active musician.

    Features

    - 512 professional-quality sound programs produced by the HI synthesis system used on the world-famous Triton series.
    - 384 combinations, each allowing up to eight programs to be freely combined to create complex sounds.
    - Multi Mode allows the X50 to be played from your external sequencer as a 16-part multi-timbral sound module.
    - Powerful effect section with four processors (one insert effect, two master effects, one master EQ).
    - Four-channel audio output (two main channels, two individual channels), a first in its class.
    - Dual polyphonic arpeggiator for even more musical enjoyment.
    - USB connector allows single-cable MIDI connection with your computer.
    - Stand-alone and innovative plug-in sound editing software is included, allowing you to tweak and program the X-50, even within your DAW software.

    Handy Size

    The Korg X50 music synthesizer features the HI (Hyper Integrated) sound engine that's used on the world-famous Triton series. It gives you pro-quality sounds in an ultra-compact body. This keyboard synthesizer delivers unbeatable convenience and enjoyment for live performance or song production.

    Amazing Sounds, Powerful Effects

    The 64 MB PCM memory contains a wide range of sounds, including piano, strings, guitar, and synth sounds. With 512 sound Programs, as well as 384 'Combinations' that let you use up to eight Programs together, you can start enjoying a diverse selection of great sounds right away. The effect section lets you simultaneously use four effects (one insert effect, two master effects, and one EQ), and provides a full selection of effect types such as reverb, chorus, and delay. Best of all, the X50 is compatible with Korg's TR line of music workstations so you can share sounds and songs with Korg users around the world.

    Dual Arpeggiator

    An arpeggiator lets you play a variety of phrases using just one finger, and the X50 provides two polyphonic arpeggiators! For example, in Combination mode you can use the two arpeggiators to play drums and bass while you play chords and melody, giving you amazing power for live performances. In addition to five basic preset arpeggio patterns, it also provides an additional 251 patterns containing various phrases. Of course you can also create your own original patterns and store them in internal memory.

    Easy Operation

    Finding the right sound quickly when you have so many to choose from can be a problem on some systems, but never Korg's! The X50 organizes its vast array of sounds into sixteen categories, and provides a Category Select function that makes it quick and easy to choose the sound you need from the category you specify. There's also an Audition Riff function that provides one-touch audition of each sound. Four knobs can be used to quickly adjust sounds, effects and arp settings, and the ClickPoint cursor makes it a pleasure to use and play.

    Easy Portability

    The X50 packs professional-quality sounds and a wide range of functions into an amazingly light and compact body. Even with a 61-note keyboard that gives you plenty of room to perform, it boasts an ultra-light weight of only 4.5 kg --- about the same as an electric guitar. The compact design ensures that it can fit into the smallest home studio workspace, and thanks to its cool side handles it's easy to take along wherever you go.

    Cutting-edge Connections

    In a first for its class, the X50 features individual outputs, allowing professional setups in which the sounds of specific parts are sent to their own outputs. This can be very useful in situations such as recording when you may want to EQ and process each sound separately, and for surround-sound applications.

    The X50 also provides a USB connector that lets you establish MIDI connections with your computer using a single cable - no interface needed. A powerful Multi mode give you 16 parts to create music with, with the full complement of effects and other settings to make complete songs using only the keyboard and your computer. 128 Multis can be saved and recalled, with 16 preloaded covering many common music styles and genres.

    It also comes with editor/librarian software that makes it easy to create and organize sounds using your computer. Two versions are provided: a traditional stand-alone application and an innovative plug-in version (VST, AU, and RTAS formats supported) that can run within your DAW and MIDI sequencing software. Both versions are colorful, graphic-rich, and provide a wonderful interface for working with the X50 in all its modes.

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    Korg X50 Technical Description

    Tone Generator:
    - HI (Hyper Integrated) sound engine
    - 48 kHz sampling frequency
    - 64 MB PCM ROM
    - 470 multisamples + 518 drumsamples

    - Keyboard: 61-key, velocity sensitive

    Polyphony:
    - 62 voices, 62 oscillators (in single mode)
    - 31 voices, 62 oscillators (in double mode)

    Effect Section:
    - Stereo digital multi effect system - all can be used simultaneously
    - 2 Master Effects (mono in, stereo out)
    - 1 Insert Effect (stereo in/out)
    - 1 Master Effect (3-band stereo)

    - Number of Effect Types: 89 (available for Insert Effect and Master Effects)

    Programs, Combinations, Multi-sets, Drumkits:
    - 512 user Programs (512 preloaded)
    - 384 user Combinations (384 preloaded)
    - 128 user Multi sets (16 preloaded)
    - 40 user Drumkits (16 preloaded)
    - GM sound map compatible - 128 programs + 9 GM2 drum kits (ROM)

    Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiator:
    - Two arpeggiators, useable simultaneously in Combination and Multi Modes, one arpeggiator can be used in Program Mode
    - 5 preset, 251 user arpeggio patterns (251 preloaded)

    Controllers:
    - pitch bend wheel
    - modulation wheel
    - Realtime controls knob 1~4
    - Audition key
    - Category key

    - Display: 240 x 64 dots LCD with backlight, graphical user interface

    Outputs:
    - MAIN-L/MONO, R
    - INDIVIDUAL-1, 2
    - Headphones

    Control Inputs:
    - damper (half-pedaling supported)
    - assignable switch
    - assignable pedal

    - MIDI: In, Out
    - USB: type B connector (transmits MIDI only)
    - Power Supply: DC 12 V
    - Current Consumption: 12 Watts
    - Dimensions: 38.39" (W) x 10.12" (D) x 3.15" (H), 975 (W) x 257 (D) x 80 (H) mm
    - Weight: 9.48 lbs./4.3 kg

    Included Items: AC adapter, CD-ROM (X50 Editor, X50 Plug-In Editor and KORG USB-MIDI Driver software)

    Windows system requirements to connect via USB:
    Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional/x64 Edition

    Supported Computer: computer with USB port and the ability to run
    supported OS

    *Driver software for Windows XP x64 Edition is
    beta-version.

    Macintosh system requirements to connect via USB:
    Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.2 or later

    Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port and the ability to
    run supported OS

    Note: USB MIDI has been tested and works under Rosetta and Universal Binary on Intel-based Macs, using the standard Class Compliant driver. In this case, however, Port Names will be shown as generic names like Port 1, Port A etc. instead of the product name.

    Windows System Requirement of KORG USB-MIDI Driver:
    Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional/x64 Edition

    Supported Computer: Computers with USB port and the ability to run
    supported OS

    *Driver software for Windows XP x64 Edition is
    beta-version.

    Mac System Requirement of KORG USB-MIDI Driver:
    Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.3 or later

    Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port and the ability to
    run supported OS

    Sys. Req. for X50 and X50 Plug-In Editor (Win):
    CPU: Intel Pentium III / 1 GHz or faster

    Memory: 256 MB or larger

    Monitor: 1,024 x 768, 16-bit colors or higher

    Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional Edition Service Pack 1 or later

    Operates as stand-alone or VST/RTAS plug-in.

    Sys. Req. for X50 and X50 Plug-In Editor (MAC):
    CPU: Apple G4/400 MHz or faster

    Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

    Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU/RTAS plug-in.

    Note: This software does not currently run on Intel-based Macs, either under Rosetta or as Universal Binary. When this changes we will make a public announcement.

    Sys. Req. for X50 and X50 Plug-In Editor (Win):
    Memory: 256 MB or larger

    Monitor: 1,024 x 768, 32,000 colors or higher

    Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

    Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU/RTAS plug-in.

    Accessories:
    -- XVP-10 EXP/VOL Pedal

    -- EXP-2 Foot Controller

    -- DS-1H Damper Pedal

    Specifications subject to change without notice

    Power Supply:DC 12V (Included)

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Korg products.

    Korg X50 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard Catalog Description

    Compact and full of great sounds@512 Triton-derived sounds; 64MB ROM@Dual polyphonic arpeggiators@4-channel audio output@USB port, includes editor software for Mac/PC

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Korg products.

    User Reviews for Korg X50 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard

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