Korg M50 Music Workstation

Korg M50 Music Workstation

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Korg M50 Music Workstation

Complete with Power Adapter

About This Keyboard

This M50 is in excellent working order and sounds AMAZING!!!. I haven't found anything on it that doesn't work just as it should. This M50 has the newest OS version 1.03 already installed. There are no broken or chipped keys and they all play well. The display screen is bright and clear. Cosmetically it is in good condition with just the normal wear that you should expect on a used keyboard. Of course it also comes with a power adapter. I have included a lot of pictures and a video and I think you can just let them speak for themselves.


Every bit the professional performance instrument and studio tool, the Korg M50-61 is priced well within the reach of the working musician, yet delivers incredible sounds and a richly rewarding playing experience. Korg is one of the biggest names in professional keyboards, and they know that a great workstation needs to excel in many different roles. The M50-61 meets and exceeds expectations as a live performance instrument, an integral part of your studio, and as an inspirational composition tool.

Live Performance Instrument

The finest instruments in the world marry beautiful sonics with a solid and expressive feel, and the Korg M50 is no different. The EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) sound engine gushes with thick synth tones, complex articulated acoustic instruments like strings and brass, and some of the most realistic and playable piano tones in any keyboard in any price range. The main trigger for these sounds is the keyboard--and on the M50-61 that means 61 of Korg's new semi-weighted Natural Touch keys for fast and satisfying synth-action. You also get Korg's righteous joystick controller for combined pitch bend and modulation control. Adding to your performance vocabulary are four real-time control knobs, assignable to any parameter of a patch, but automatically assigned to the ones that you'll get the most use out of. Finally, there are four "chord-assign" buttons which can be used to auto-trigger complex voicing with a single finger, leaving a free hand for melodic playing and turning you into your own accompanist. Adding to your onstage powers is the M50's powerful Combi mode. Up to 16 layers of instrumentation can be combined and triggered simultaneously, and voices can be split by note-range or velocity--it's like controlling a whole orchestra with your hands. Topping things off, the M50 supports the KARMA player for the most lifelike, organic, and intelligent backing sequences ever developed.

Integral Studio Component

These powerful sounds are of obvious benefit in the studio, but your M50 becomes so much more when connected to your computer. Via USB, the M50-61 can be accessed as a plug-in with most major multitrack recording programs. Sounds can be triggered directly, and parameters can be automated just as you would any virtual instrument. Since the M50 powers its own sounds, it takes the processing burden away form your computer's CPU. Of course it also makes an amazing keyboard controller, but the M50 can even act as a DAW control surface. Simply select the appropriate template from a list and get tactile command of your sessions. The Korg M50 turns your entire studio into an expressive instrument.

Compositional Tool

Korg knows the M50 is going to inspire you to think about music in new ways. When you're struck with a flash of brilliance, you're only one button-press away from capturing your ideas in a 16-track sequencer. This sophisticated sequencer makes brilliant use of the M50's touch-sensitive screen, which insures you'll never second guess how to access a function or make changes to a mix. How do you move the fader on channel 7? Just touch and slide the graphical slider on the screen. It couldn't be more straightforward, meaning you'll spend less time learning the keyboard and more time making music.


Tone Generator:
- 256 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)
- 1,077 Multisamples
- 1,609 Drum Samples

Maximum Polyphony:
- 80 voices, 80 oscillators max, single mode
- 40 voices, 80 oscillators max, double mode*

* The actual maximum polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo multisamples and velocity crossfading.

- Programs: 640 total locations, 608 preloaded
- Combinations: 512 total locations, 384 preloaded
- Drumkits: 48 total locations, 32 preloaded
- GM: 256 GM2 programs, 9 GM2 drum kits

Program Structure EDS
- Oscillator: OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double)
- Stereo multisamples are supported
- 4 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layers.

- Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB)
- Two multi-mode filters per voice (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)

- Driver: Per-voice nonlinear driver and low boost
- EQ: Three bands, with sweepable mid

- For each voice: two envelope generators (Filter & Amp)
- Two LFOs
- Two key tracking generators (Filter & Amp)
- Two AMS mixers
- Pitch EG
- Common LFO
- Two common key tracking generators

Combination Structure
- Up to sixteen timbres
- For each Timbre: keyboard and velocity split/layer/crossfade
- INT, OFF, EXT and EX2 MIDI status settings
- 3-band EQ with sweepable mid
- Pitch/Transpose
- Use OSC1, 2 or Both
- Force Osc Mode (PRG, MONO, LEGATO, POLY)
- Portamento and Bend range settings
- Controller filters
- Modifications to the program settings via the Tone Adjust function

Drum Kit Structure
- Stereo and mono drum samples
- 4-way velocity switches with crossfades and adjustable crossfade shapes (Linear, Power, Layer)
- Exclusive keygroups
- Per key 3-band EQ, Drive, Lo Boost, filter and level offsets

- 5 Insert Effects (stereo in/out), 2 Master Effects (stereo in/out), 1 Total Effect (stereo in/out) are available simultaneously
- 2 effect control busses, 2 effect common LFOs
- 170 types (can be used for Insert/Master/Total.) Note: double-size effects cannot be used as a Total effect.
- Effects Presets: Up to 32 per Effect
- 3-band Track EQ (High, low, and sweepable mid band) Per Program in Program Mode, per Timbre in Combination mode (16 total), and per Track in Sequencer mode (16 total)

- 16-track MIDI sequencer with 480 ppq resolution
- 128 Songs, 20 Cue Lists, 210,000 notes (max)
- Tempo: 40.00 - 300.00 BPM (1/100 resolution)
- 16 preset/16 user Template Songs
- 522 preset patterns, 100 user patterns (per Song)
- Cue List function: 20 cue lists, Songs can be arranged consecutively or repeatedly in up to 99 steps, A cue list can be converted back into a song
- Standard MIDI File (SMF) format 0 and 1 available
- Auto Song Setup function (One Touch Record) for easily going from a Program or Combination into "record-ready" status

Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiator
- Two arpeggiators, useable simultaneously (Combination, Sequencer modes)
- 5 preset arpeggio patterns; 216 user arpeggio patterns (200 preloaded)
- RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) A set of 100 patterns are available per Song

Drum Track
- 671 preset patterns/1,000 user patterns
- Patterns created in Sequencer mode can be converted to drum track user patterns
- Trigger Mode (Immediate, Wait for Keyboard), Sync (On, Off) and Zone (Key and Velocity) settings can be specified.
- Program selection, 3-band EQ and effect bussing available

Audio Outputs
- L/MONO, R - 1/4 in. TS (Mono), unbalanced
- Headphones - 1/4" TRS (Stereo), Output Impedance: 33 Ohms, Maximum Level: 32+ 32 mW @33 Ohms

- Computer: USB type B connector (for MIDI interface, USB 2.0 supported)


It is important to remember that when buying a used keyboard it may not operate or look exactly like a new one. Used keyboards develop wear over time that can cause such items as function buttons, knobs, sliders etc. to fail to operate as smoothly or easily as when they were new. Our technician does check these items and if they are deemed unusable they are replaced but some function buttons may require more pressure or manipulation to make the appropriate changes. Cosmetically your used keyboard may have scuffs, scratches, cracks to plastic pieces, discolored keys or other visual impairments that might not show up in the photos. We try to mention any obvious visual imperfections but may not consider them serious enough to post in the listing.