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X50 61-Key Synthesizer

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The KORG X50 61-key synthesizer is an easy-to-move, lightweight, and affordable keyboard. It delivers 512 professional-quality sound programs produced by the HI synthesis system from the acclaimed TRI... Read More

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Overview

The KORG X50 61-key synthesizer is an easy-to-move, lightweight, and affordable keyboard. It delivers 512 professional-quality sound programs produced by the HI synthesis system from the acclaimed TRITON series. The Korg synth has 470 multisamples, 518 drum samples, 16-part multitimbral, dual polyphonic arpeggiators, and 384 combinations constructed of up to eight programs each. The keyboard's powerful effect section has four separate processors: one for insert effects, two for master effects, and one master EQ processor. Multi Mode allows the Korg X50 synthesizer to be played from an external sequencer as a sound module. It also has 4-channel audio output, a USB port, and plug-in sound-editing software that allows you to tweak and program the Korg X-50 keyboard even from within your DAW software.

Features
  • Triton HI (Hyper Integrated) sound engine
  • 48kHz sampling frequency
  • 64MB PCM ROM
  • 470 multisamples, 518 drum samples
  • 61 velocity-sensitive keys
  • 62 voice polyphony with 62 oscillators (single mode), 31 voice polyphony with 62 oscillators (double mode)
  • 2 master effects processors (mono in, stereo out)
  • 1 insert effect processor (stereo in/out)
  • 1 master effect processor (3-band stereo)
  • All effects available simultaneously
  • 89 total effects
  • 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 and 9 GM2 drum kits
  • Dual polyphonic arpeggiator
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Modulation wheel
  • 4 realtime control knobs
  • Audition key
  • Category key
  • 240 x 64 dot backlit LCD
  • MAIN-L/MONO, R outputs
  • INDIVIDUAL-1, 2 outputs
  • Dual headphone jacks
  • Damper jack (half-pedaling supported)
  • Assignable switch jack
  • Assignable pedal jack
  • MIDI I/O
  • USB/MIDI port
  • DC 12 V power supply
  • 38.39"W x 3.15"H x 10.12"D
  • 9.48 lbs.
Specifications
  • 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.
  • *Apple, the Apple logo and Mac are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • *The "Built for Mac OS X" graphic is trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under license.
  • *The Audio Units logo and the Audio Units symbol are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
  • *Windows XP is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
  • *VST is trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
  • *RTAS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc., or its subsidiaries or divisions.
  • *All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
  • *Sound processed with INFINITY.
  • Specifications subject to change without notice
  • Customer Reviews
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4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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5.0

Amazing sound!

By Nicki Skipper

from Bennington, Vermont

This keyboard sounds amazing, and you can't beat it for portability. I was reluctant to let go of my 88 weighted keys, and the smaller keys take some getting used to, but the piano and organ sounds are so good that I leave my heavy keyboards in the rehearsal space and take this one instead. It is easy to navigate...learning how to write and save changes took a little time and the manual isn't perfectly clear, but it's better than most. The only "con" for me was that there is was no tone list included, and I couldn't find one anywhere on line. I took the time to create a tone list of my own, which made navigating things a lot easier.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Synth/Wonderful Sounds

By Wade

from Charlotte, NC

I had been looking for a synthesizer for a long time. I wanted something with a great variety of high-quality sounds that didn't break my bank. I tried many different synths, even those which were over my budget and I still much preferred the sounds that this thing produced. I also thoroughly enjoy the dual arpeggiators which diversify the sounds/patterns even more. I'm also happy that Korg didn't throw in a cheap recording interface like a few other synth/workstations around this price range have. Overall I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I've been playing it for countless hours, and have yet to see the full potential of the instrument. I highly recommend the Korg X50.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

1st korg kb, quite handy, full set of instrument voices

By luis

from pharr, texas

I bought this keyboard because it looked light and little but with a very complete set of instruments, capacity and features to plug various cables. The bars on its sides are very useful to me and the thickness of the instrument makes it to fit anywhere. Since I am not used to take my keyboard in a case, I just take the keyboard covered on a towel or sheet and carry it with a hand anywhere I want. It has been too long for me to learn all the features that this keyboard have, but I love it, it is my first korg, and I am very satisfied with it.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Clean, realistic sounds

By Just snipped

from Olathe, KS

I'm an amatuer when it comes to synths but have been extremely pleased with the unit. One exception would be that too many of the electro robot sounding drums added to the presets. These can easily be tweaked down individually with the easy to use interface. (they have a fancy name for it but I can't remember) Another complaint would be the lack of a built in sequencer. Maybe it has one and I haven't found it yet but pretty sure it's not there. I give it 5 stars for design, features and price.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Keyboard

By Joey

from Avondale, AZ

I bought this keyboard about 3 months ago specifically for stage. I have always been skeptical of Korg for stage because they have never in the past been as stage friendly as other keyboards such as Roland. This keyboard changed my mind. Not only can it be just as flexible as a triton but with favorites settings the size and weight, you can't beat the combination. I have gotten compliments from our sound tech that this keyboard sounds great in out house. I added this keyboard to my existing Roland 300 sx to create a two tier setup. The combo is great.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Synth.

By TheMostIndieGuyEver

from Chicago, IL

This synth is great. I have recorded in my own little home studio and i have yet to use in a live gig but i would totally take it with confidence. it is lite weight and gives great piano and synth sounds...... i enjoy it very much,

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Synth!

By JP

from Michigan

Just got my X-50 after mulling over the Roland Juno D. Love it so far. Great synth packed in a small, light package! I heard complaints about it feeling "cheap" and I understand where that comes from with the plastic frame, etc. but the sounds, etc. for the price is just amazing! I think it's a great deal!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Metal! Not just little old lady sounds.

By HomeStudioBuilder

from New England

Wow. I never thought I would hear metal guitars in a sound bank, that sound like guitars. We got lucky. We're building a budget studio, and I wasn't budgeted for a synth until next year. Totally on a whim, because of the price, we got a (very inexpensive) 78-key Yamaha with great action and nice but boring sounds-- then we found that it didn't have real MIDI, just song downloads!! So suddenly we were shopping for synth/workstations under about a grand. We got lucky that we heard the x50. This thing has no sequencing -- it's strictly a live player-- but wow, the sounds are incredible. It's not the same old "ultra-high quality"-but-boring sound bank. Yes, we thought it was cheap looking and ugly, yes, we were looking at Yamaha and Roland, yes, we will have to sequence on the computer, but man, oh man, this thing is mean, and we are totally in love with it. It rules. Enough synthesis to tailor a sound to your band, and enough twisted sounds preloaded to keep you up all night. Horns in the air!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounds

By Larry

from Tampa

This synth is exceptionally powerful for the price. The sounds are what you would expect from a Triton-derived product, exceptionally high quality. Remember that the X50 is based on the TR and Le lines, so it only has 1 insert effect instead of the 5 of it's big brothers, and of course it doesn't have a sequencer. Otherwise this IS a Triton. The case and keyboard has a bit of a cheap feel, but remember the price. If you want a Triton, but don't want to spend a ton of money, this is the synth for you. If you mostly record in a studio or through a computer, this synth will give you incredible sounds for an incredible price. You might even be able to gig with it, the unit is feather-light.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Greatest sounds, and quality for a resonable price!

By JP

from Connecticut

I have owned the x-50 since nov. '07 and it is perfect for me. it is light wieght which means I can take it anywhere. But the main reason to buy this keyboard is the sounds. This thing has over 1000 tones on it that you can minipulte and chage to your likeing, and even make combos with. This keyboard is great if you are looking for killer synth and techno sounds. It has a good piano sound, but I wouldn't recomend it for a player that is looking for the top quality piano/grand piano sound. So stop looking for another keyoard! The x-50 is the one!

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