Okay, folks, I'm really getting serious about moving some gear out. First on the block is my Korg X50, as seen in my keyboard rig (upper keyboard):
Obviously, this is a used instrument. I'd classify the it as being in "darned good" condition, as it does have a few light scuffs on it here and there. It plays perfectly, and sounds great. I'm just not going to be needing it any more. While I was using it, I found that the the power cable was too short (unless you wanted to be standing on or kicking the power supply) so I have lengthened it by a few feet. The power connector itself is a little beat up, but like the keyboard, it functions perfectly.
I don't have the box any more (though I can't imaging why I would have gotten rid of it -- I've got boxes for just about every other thing I own), but I do have the manual and the aforementioned power supply. Somewhere, I may also have the CD-ROM that came with keyboard, but the latest versions of the software and drivers are available for download at the Korg web site. Better to get them there than to use the old versions.
I would like to get $250.00 for this. Since I don't have the box, I'm not inclined to ship it anywhere -- you'll have to be able to come to me to pick it up.
Here are the "official" specs and features from the Korg archives:
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.