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Korg x50 music synthesizer operation guide.
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384 different combinations let you
freely combine programs
The X50 provides 384 user combinations. The fac-
tory settings contain a wide variety of Preloaded
A combination allows you to use layers, splits, or
velocity switching etc. to combine up to eight pro-
grams together with the effects and the two arpeg-
giators, in order to create complex sounds that
could not be produced by a program. You can also
create combis that include external tone genera-
Effects that can creatively manipu-
late the sound or generate subtle
The X50's effects can be used in many ways, rang-
ing from manipulating the sound dramatically to
creating spacious reverberation. (☞p.9 "High-
quality sound featuring the HI synthesis system")
4 channel audio outputs
In addition to the (MAIN OUTPUT) L/MONO
and R main stereo audio outputs, X50 provides
two individual audio outputs, for a total of four
channels of audio output. The sound from each
oscillator, drum, timbre/track, or insert effect can
be routed freely to any output.
Multi mode plays multiple tracks of
data from an external sequencer
In Multi mode, the X50 can operate as a 16-track
MIDI multi-timbral sound module, receiving mul-
tiple tracks of performance data from an external
sequencer or similar device. Since you can use the
effects and the two arpeggiators as well, the X50
will also function as a more advanced sound mod-
You can create, save and recall numerous Multi
sets in the X50 and it also supports GM (General
MIDI System Level 1), making it easy to use as a
sound module for a desktop music system.
Dual polyphonic arpeggiator
Five preset arpeggio patterns (UP, DOWN, ALT1
ALT2, RANDOM) and 251 user arpeggio patterns
are provided. With the factory settings, these con-
tain a wide variety of preload arpeggio patterns.
In addition to providing conventional arpeggiator
functions, the polyphonic arpeggiator of the X50
can respond to the pitches or timing of your key-
board playing, and produce a diverse range of
chords or phrases. This can be used to play a vari-
ety of drum phrases, bass phrases, or guitar and
keyboard backing riffs. The arpeggiator is also
effective for use with subtly moving pads, synth
sounds, or sound effects.
In Combination mode, and Multi mode, the X50
provides dual polyphonic arpeggiators that can
simultaneously play two arpeggio patterns. You
can apply separate arpeggio patterns to drum and
bass programs, or use keyboard splits or velocity
to switch between arpeggio patterns for an even
more dynamic performance.
Direct USB connection to your com-
The X50 provides a convenient USB connector that
allows single-cable connection to your computer,
without requiring a MIDI interface or MIDI con-
nectors. The X50 supports Windows XP and
Macintosh OS X 10.3 or later.
X50 Plug-In Editor supports editing
from within your DAW software
The "X50 Editor" is a stand-alone program that
lets you edit the X50 from your Macintosh or Win-
dows computer.
On the other hand, the "X50 Plug-In Editor" lets
you edit the X50 as a plug-in instrument from
within a host application such as DAW (Digital
Audio Workstation) software. It supports VST,
Audio Units, and RTAS formats. Both editors are
included with your X50.


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    It's very difficult to find how to engage the damper pedal. I still can't find how to do it.
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