Korg displays its M50 Music Workstation, which distills the sonic essence of its acclaimed M3 XPanded flagship into a seriously portable and affordable new instrument. The recently unveiled 61- and 88-key models are now joined by the new 73-key unit. Packed with up-to-the minute sound and features, the M50’s streamlined, modern design includes an angled control panel for easy viewing and Korg’s exclusive full-size TouchView interface for the first time in a mid-priced instrument. Drawing on Korg’s long history of workstation expertise, the M50 is both an ideal performing instrument and a full-featured studio solution for all musicians.
The EDS (Extended Definition Synthesis) sound engine delivers stunning sounds and brilliant effects. New additions include a three-stage velocity-switched stereo piano programmed in conjunction with samples of the damper resonance, producing an extraordinarily natural sound. Also new are a number of vintage keyboards, including the classic Korg SG-1 Sampling Grand, acclaimed by artists around the world, numerous authentic electric pianos and clavs, along with legendary 1960s-era tape playback strings and flute sounds.
The M50 offers an enormous 256 MB* of PCM data shaped into 608 Programs, as well as 384 Combinations by Korg’s renowned voicing staff, covering all the acoustic, synthetic and imaginative sounds that current players demand. User-edited data can also be saved into the internal memory, with space for 640 Programs, 512 Combinations and 48 Drum kits. The M50 offers several advanced sound-shaping features, including low-aliasing oscillators, a powerful Filter topology and detailed EGs (Envelope Generators), plus a Drive parameter and AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) Mixers.
The 61-, 73- and 88-note Korg M50 Music Workstations are now available with respective MSRPs of $1,499, $1,899 and $2,499.