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Korg X50 Product Description
The Korg X50 Synthesizer is a whole lot more than a keyboard synth. Weighing about the same as an electric guitar, you can easily take the X50 with you anywhere. On stage, into the studio, to a jam session. But the best part is that right out of the box, you can start making music with the X-50 thanks to its wide range of sounds and easy operation, not to mention the USB port, which allows you to interface the X 50 with your personal computer for even more creative options.
The key features of the Korg X50 include:
- 61-note velocity sensitive, synth action keyboard
- 62-voice polyphony/62 oscillators
- 64MB of sample and waveform ROM
- Same HI synthesis engine as the Triton
- 512 programs and 384 combinations
- Studio quality effects (up to four at a time)
- Dual polyphonic arpeggiators
- USB port for interfacing with personal computers
- Full-featured editing software (standalone or plug-in)
- Multi Sets provide instant recall of 16-part multi-timbral groupings
- External control setups for use with DAW software and softsynths
Korg-quality sounds in a compact size
The Korg X50 uses the same HI synthesis engine that has powered the best selling Triton Series. What's more, many of the sounds in the X50's 64MB of sample and waveform ROM have come directly from the Triton, so you know this is going to be a great-sounding instrument. Yet for all its sonic firepower, the X50 is compact and lightweight, so you can take it with you and make music when the inspiration hits you.
61-note keyboard with 62-note polyphony
The Korg X50 comes with a fast, velocity sensitive, synth action 61-note keyboard. An octave shift function allows for easy access to a full range of bass and treble notes. And while many of the very best (and most expensive) keyboards in the past limped along with 8, 16 or even 24-note polyphony, the X50 can play 62 notes at the same time. Meaning you can lean on the keyboard with both arms and still have one more note available. This is particularly handy when using the X50 in multi-timbral mode. Note stealing is now a non-issue!
512 programs and 384 combinations
You can have the best raw samples and waveforms, but it takes a very talented programmer to make the most out of the raw data. Fortunately, Korg's team of sound designers and programmers are some of the very best in the industry. Which is why the X50 comes with a full 512 programs and 384 combinations that include some powerful splits and layers.
Powerful studio-quality effects section
Korg has always had some stunning effects. As far back as their analog PolySix, exceptional effects have been a Korg trademark. The effects selection on the X50 are as good as anything we've heard in a long time. What's really exciting is that you can use up to four effects at a time. From rich reverbs to lush chorus to spacey flanging and beyond, you won't find yourself wishing for an external processor. Yes, they're that good!
Dual polyphonic arpeggiators and more
Among our favorite features on the X50 are the dual polyphonic arpeggiators. These are light years ahead of the old up, down and up/down arpeggiators of the past. If you don't find some inspiration here, you probably shouldn check your pulse! Other great features include editing software (standalone and plug-in), USB connectivity, a four-channel audio output and much, much more.
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