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Korg X50 - Professional 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard

B&H # KOX50 MFR # X-50
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The Korg X50 is a professional synthesizer keyboard designed for easy operation and terrific portability. Weighing about the same as an electric guitar, the X50 has an intuitive layout that includes a 61-key keyboard, pitch and modulation wheels, assignable knobs and switches, and an LCD display. Also packed into the small form factor is an incredibly large sound based on Korg's Hyper Integrated sound engine.

64MB of internal ROM easily holds the hundreds of instrument sounds, programs, and combinations that come preprogrammed in the X50. Four master effects provide a full selection of effect types including chorus, reverb, and delay. The X50 is also compatible with other Korg workstations, allowing you to share sounds and songs. Two polyphonic arpeggiators are included for creating and storing patterns that can be activated with a single keystroke.

The X50 has a full offering of connectors for use with a variety of equipment. MIDI in and out connectors let you attach a variety of digital instruments. Four 1/4" analog audio outputs let you connect recorders, speakers, and more. A USB port is also included for MIDI over USB communication with your Mac or PC.

Portable
The compact form factor, low weight, and built-in handles make the X50 ideal for traveling musicians.
High-Quality Sound
The X50 uses Korg's Hyper Integrated sound engine to create realistic sounds.
Variety of Sounds and Effects
Hundreds of voices, drum kits, programs, and combinations are stored in the X50's 64MB of internal PCM ROM. Four master effects provide 89 effect types including delay, reverb, and chorus.
Dual Arpeggiator
Two arpeggiators provide 251 backup patterns at the touch of a button. Custom patterns can also be programmed.
Full Controls
Pitch and modulation wheels, assignable knobs and switches, along with assignable pedal and switch jacks give you a full range of control over the X50.
Versatile Connectivity
Four analog audio outputs let you connect the X50 to external speakers or recorders. MIDI in and out connectors enable communication with a variety of digital instruments while a USB port provides MIDI over USB data transfer with a Mac or PC.
LCD Display
The LCD display provides vital information about the settings of the instrument.
Software
Editor/librarian software is included with the X50 for creation and organization of sounds.
Keyboard 61 Keys
Polyphony Single Mode - 62 Voices
Double Mode - 31 Voices
Multitimbral Not Specified by Manufacturer
Synthesis Method Hyper Integrated Synthesis System
Presets Multisamples - 470
Drum Samples - 518
Sequencer Can be Connected to External MIDI Sequencer or Similar Device
Record and Playback No
User Memory Combinations - 384
Programs - 512
Drum Kits - 40
Multi Sets - 128
Arpeggio Patterns - 251
Effects 1 x Insert Effect (Stereo In/Out)
2 x Master Effects (Mono In/Stereo Out)
1 x Master EQ
89 x Effect Types (Available for Insert or Master Effects)
Controllers 1 x Pitch Wheel
1 x Modulation Wheel
2 x Assignable Switches
4 x Assignable Knobs
1 x Damper Pedal Jack
1 x Assignable Pedal Jack
1 x Assignable Switch Jack
Sample RAM No
Expansion Slots No
Inputs/Outputs 1 x Power Input
1 x 1/4" Stereo Main Output (2 Jacks)
2 x 1/4" Individual Outputs
1 x Damper Pedal Jack
1 x Assignable Pedal Jack
1 x Assignable Switch Jack
2 x MIDI Connectors (In, Out)
1 x USB Connector
1 x 1/8" Headphone Output
Storage 64MB PCM ROM
Amplifier No
Speakers No
Display 240 x 64 LCD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 38.4 x 10.1 x 3.1" (975 x 257 x 80mm)
Weight 9.5 lbs (4.3kg)
System Requirements Computer with MIDI and/or USB Connectors (Optional)
Korg X50 - Professional 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard
  • Power Supply
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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    KorgX50 - Professional 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Portable (5)
    • Good audio (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Touch sensitive keys (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment (3)
      • Electronic music (3)
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      4.0

      A Synth Tweaker's Dream

      By Middle Age Music

      from Oakley, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Library
      • Great Real-time Options
      • In-depth Programability
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Inferior Key Feel
      • Programs Poorly Organized

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • MIDI
      • Synth Sound Module
      • Travel

      Comments about Korg X50 - Professional 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard:

      This is a very light-weight synth with an amazing library of sounds. However, if you are used to a Yamaha style menu, you will be disappointed to find that the sounds are not laid out categorically, as on an MM6.It's almost necessary to print up a "program list" to keep by your side. However, the sound-bending possibilities on this thing are amazing. If you like creating new sounds, this is very hard to beat! In addition, it can be used as a synth AND a sound module at the same time. The real-time controllers can be set up to do pretty much anything you want, making this a great performance synth. It's my opinion that the feel of the keys is not as nice as the Yamaha MM6, but the keys are decent, with good velocity response. Having owned one for a couple years, I'm convinced that this is the keyboard for the programmer/performer. Create you signature sounds and take them on the road without breaking your back!

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      4.0

      Nice sounds. Not very sturdy. Light key

      By The Woodman

      from Philly suburbs

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Korg X50 - Professional 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard:

          I was looking for a replacement to my X5 for live performances, but this lightweight keyboard made me rethink my plans.It will stay at the house for "studio" work. Everything from the key action to the on/off switch blare out "Cheap!"Too bad Korg didn't keep production in Japan with a durable item instead of farming it out to China, where tenths are whittled off every millimeter of plastic and steel.

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          5.0

          Good

          By Perez

          from Red Bank, NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Concerts
            • Electronic Music
            • Learning

            Comments about Korg X50 - Professional 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard:

            Has good sound doesn't weigh a lot.

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            5.0

            Luv it So Far

            By Cass

            from Pomona, CA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Pre-programmed music
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

            • No Speakers

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about Korg X50 - Professional 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard:

            I use this keyboad in church and I love the sounds that it produces. I wish it came with a keboard cover!

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I am very pleased with this purchase

            By Vladimir

            from Israel

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Realistic Sound

            Cons

            • Difficult to Use

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about Korg X50 - Professional 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard:

            A great tool. [...]

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Powerful Synthesizer

            By Dino

            from Fontana, CA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Realistic Sound
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

            • No Speakers

            Best Uses

            • Electronic Music
            • Learning
            • MIDI

            Comments about Korg X50 - Professional 61-Key Synthesizer Keyboard:

            This keyboard is very easy to learn how to use.
            The sounds that it comes with are amazing.
            Great for producing or just playing.
            Alot variety and you can edit the sounds to make it sound just how you want it to sound

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