Introduction to the M50
In Combination mode, and Sequencer mode, the M50
provides dual arpeggiators so you can simultaneously
play two arpeggio patterns. You can apply separate
arpeggio patterns to the drum and bass programs, or
use keyboard splits or velocity to switch between
arpeggio patterns for an even more dynamic
The M50 features Korg's exclusive TouchView
graphical user interface. By simply touching the
display, you can efﬁciently and intuitively access the
M50's enormous wealth of parameters. The crisp 320 x
240 pixel display provides excellent visibility.
Chord trigger switch
The four chord trigger switches can trigger single notes
or chords (of up to eight notes), and are a useful way to
play chords, or to control the arpeggiator performance.
You can easily assign notes or chords to the chord
trigger switches as desired.
The four knobs of the control surface give you greater
expressive power when using realtime control
functions to create and control your sounds. Along
with the chord trigger switches, you can use these
knobs as an external mode setup for controlling an
external MIDI device.
Editor, Plug-In Editor
The bundled "M50 Editor" and "M50 Plug-In Editor"
software are applications that let you edit M50 sounds
such as programs, combinations, and drum kits from
"M50 Editor" is a stand-alone editor. "M50 Plug-In
Editor" supports VST, Audio Units, and RTAS formats,
allowing you to use the M50 as if it were a plug-in
instrument in your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
software or other host application.
Note: The multisample and preset pattern list have
been updated in version 1.0.1 of M50 Editor/Plug-In
Editor. In order to maintain compatibility of the
display in the edit window, please download and use
the most recent version of the editor.
You can download the most recent versions of the
editor, plug-in editor, and Korg USB-MIDI driver from
the following website.
Korg website: "http://www.korg.com/"