Thank you for purchasing the Korg X50 Music Synthesizer. To help you get the most out of your new
instrument, please read this manual carefully.
About this manual
The owner's manuals and how to use
The X50 come with the following owner's manu-
• Operation Guide
• Parameter Guide (included in the CD-ROM)
Please read this ﬁrst. It explains the names and
functions of each part of the X50, how to make
connections, basic operation, an overview of each
mode, and how to edit sounds. This guide also
explains the arpeggiator function, effects, and
The Operation Guide also contains troubleshoot-
ing information, and supplemental information
such as specifications.
The Parameter Guide contains explanations and
other information regarding the operations of the
parameters and settings on the X50.
The explanations are organized by mode, and
page. Explanations and other information on the
effects and their parameters are also provided for
Refer to this guide when an unfamiliar parame-
ter appears in the display, or when you need to
know more about a particular function.
Conventions in this manual
Abbreviations for the manuals OG, PG
In the documentation, references to the manuals
are abbreviated as follows.
OG: Operation Guide
PG: Parameter Guide
Procedure steps 1. 2. 3. ...
This indicates the steps of a procedure.
These symbols respectively indicate a caution, a
MIDI-related explanation, a supplementary note.
Example screen displays
The values of the parameters shown in the exam-
ple screens of this manual are only for explana-
tory purposes, and may not necessary match the
values that appear in the LCD display of your
CC# is an abbreviation for Control Change Num-
In explanations of MIDI messages, numbers in
square brackets [ ] always indicate hexadecimal