Korg X50

Korg X50
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Number of Keys: 61
Key Weight: Synth
Key Size: Full
Touch Sensitive:


Number of Voices: 512
Polyphony: 62
Sound Generation: Hyper
Piano Sounds:
Real World Sounds:
Sounds Editable:

Extra Features



Tablet Connectivity:


Power Supply:


Audio Out:
Audio In:


Sustain Pedal:
Soft Pedal:
Expression Pedal:

Release Info

Year: 2011
RRP: $899


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

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 Korg 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 X50, even within your DAW software. Korg's brilliant sounds in a handy size music synth The Korg X50 music synthesizer features the HI (Hyper Integrated) sound engine used on the world-famous TRITON series. It gives you pro-quality sounds in an ultra-compact body. This music synthdelivers unbeatable convenience and enjoyment for live performance and song production.

A rich array of sounds and 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 makes performance even more fun 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, the X50 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 for immediate use Finding the right sound quickly when you have so many to choose from can be a problem on some systems, but not with 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 the X50 a pleasure to use and play.

Light and compact design for easy portability The X50 mobile synthesizer 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, the X50 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 the X50 is easy to take along wherever you go.

Cutting-edge connections In a first for its class, the X50 music synthesizer 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 music synthesizer 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 X50 and your computer. 128 Multis can be saved and recalled, with 16 preloaded covering many common music styles and genres.

It also comes with an 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 music synthesizer in all its modes.

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


CONTROL INPUTS: damper (half-pedaling supported) assignable switch assignable pedal

MIDI: In, Out

USB: type B connector (transmits MIDI only)



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/Vista *Please check for the latest USB MIDI driver for your product 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, Intel/Mac Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port and the ability to run supported OS

WINDOWS SYSTEM REQUIREMENT OF KORG USB-MIDI DRIVER: Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional/xp64/Vista 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, Intel/Mac 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 After a Vista compliant version of the host application is released, we will perform an operational check. 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 Memory: 256 MB or larger

ACCESSORIES: XVP-10 EXP/VOL Pedal EXP-2 Foot Controller DS-1H Damper Pedal

*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


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