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The Korg EK-50 is a 61-ket keyboard that you can enjoy on any musical level, and an instrument that grows along with you.
Automatic accompaniment “Styles” provide an entire backing band you as you play the keyboard. From the moment you start playing, the rich accompaniments are created to inspire you to add phrases as they come to mind. As you gain performance skill, you can easily access the more advanced functions to give shape to the ideas of your musical sketch.
Styles support your performance
The EK-50 is equipped with automatic accompaniment functionality called “Styles,”which allow you to automatically produce a rich accompaniment with just one finger on the left hand, or by playing chords. Since this accompaniment changes according to the keyboard position or the chord that you play, you can easily improvise by playing the melody with your right hand. It’s like leading a band that knows hundreds of songs with the touch of a finger.
EK-50’s onboard Styles cover more than 280 musical genres from around the world, each with four variations ranging from simple to complex, as well as an intro and ending for the beginning and end of the song. You can add variety to your performance by switching these buttons in time with the rhythm.
There’s also an “STS” (Single Touch Select) function that automatically selects recommended when you switch Styles. It’s a perfect pairing of sound and Style, all set up and ready to go, so that you can focus on learning, creating or performing.
Play a wide variety of sounds
The EK-50 contains more than 702 realistic sounds including pianos, violin, sax, and drums. You select and play the sound you need, whether you’re playing a solo performance or are playing in a band. You can also use the Split function to divide the keyboard and play different sounds simultaneously – such as piano with the right hand and bass with the left. This creates additional enjoyment with different combinations of sound.
Built-in speakers for immediate enjoyment
Powerful 10W x 10W stereo speakers are built into the instrument. They can reproduce not only the sound of the instrument itself, but also sound from an external device that you connect to the input jack. Additionally, a music rest and AC adaptor are included, so you’re completed ready to go right out of the box. The EK-50 also works with AA batteries (sold separately), so you can play on the go!
- Styles that support your performance
- Play a wide variety of sounds
- A layout that makes the numerous functions intuitive
- Built-in speakers for immediate enjoyment anywhere
- Convenient Music Styles
- Play back favourite songs on the instrument while performing
- Add Styles from KORG’s extensive library
Sound Engine Type(s): Stereo PCM sound generator
Number of Keys: 61
Type of Keys: Synth-weighted
Other Controllers: 1 x Pitchbend, 1 x Mod Wheel
Wave Memory: 128MB
Sounds: Over 702 sounds, 41 drum kits (including GM compatible sound sets)
Number of Effects: 34 with 148 variations
Effects Types: Various
Audio Playback: Built-in speakers, 2x 1/4″ Jack (L / R)
Sequencer: 12 track (4 keyboard parts + 8 auto accompaniment parts)
Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8-Inch (Line)
Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4-Inch TS, 1/8-Inch (Headphones)
USB: 1 x Type B, 1x Type A
MIDI I/O: USB
Foot Controller: 1x 6.3 mm (1/4″) phone jack
Dimensions: 994 × 392 × 132 mm
Weight: 7.5 kg