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Korg X5D 61-Key Synthesizer

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The Korg X5D 61-Key Synthesizer gives you a lot of synth capability at a small synth price. With 64 voices and oscillators (single mode), 32 voices a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Small synth price, big synth capability.

The Korg X5D 61-Key Synthesizer gives you a lot of synth capability at a small synth price. With 64 voices and oscillators (single mode), 32 voices and 64 oscillators (double mode), and 61 velocity-sensitive keys with modulation and pitch wheels (backed with 8MB waveform memory), you get a lot of bang for the buck. 430 multi and 215 drum/percussion sounds with 64-note polyphony handle highly complex passages. 2 independent, multi-effects processors have 47 effect types such as delay, reverb, distortion, and rotary speaker which let you precisely shape sounds. 128 GM plus 8 drum (one MIDI) programs allow easy song playback. Saves up to 100 original and 100 combination programs.


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4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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Oldie but a goodie

I got this thing a couple weeks ago and this is truly the birth of the synth engines around today. The tone shaping capabilities allowing you to stack and shape sounds are phenomenal. After...Read complete review

I got this thing a couple weeks ago and this is truly the birth of the synth engines around today. The tone shaping capabilities allowing you to stack and shape sounds are phenomenal. After a little research into the gigantic manual, you will find the means to make virtually any sound on more modern day synths right at your fingers. I made a Wurli sound combining an Elec Bass sound and a piano sound and changinf the attack values to make it more "soft." Add a little Tremolo from one of the many onboard efx and VIOLA! Fully customized and even mod controllable. There's a lot of depth here, so I cannot even fathom the possibilities. Great organ sounds I use live as well as good piano, clavi sounds, once you shave off a little of the reverb. My only complaint was the factory sounds are a bit too wet with the efx.Once you get past that and customize, fun city!

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Decent mid-90's synth

Although this is a fairly new keyboard, keep in mind that this is using sounds from the mid-90's.However, everyone is impressed by a Korg, and it was a great...Read complete review

Although this is a fairly new keyboard, keep in mind that this is using sounds from the mid-90's.However, everyone is impressed by a Korg, and it was a great mid-90's sound. This is a great synth for layering sounds. Up to 8 can be layered, although you cannot set the complete properties of each. They all have to share the same effects. You can also split sounds out, you could actually have each octave on the keyboard at a different sound.The piano is very toy-like, but you can achieve decent sounds by layering a few different ones and changing the octaves. MANY sounds must be achieved this way, as the GM sound set is very, VERY dry sounding. It has an overall flat sound to it. However, the sounds, being only mediocre can sound GREAT if you spend some time editing them. This isn't a synth for someone that wants the perfect sounds out of the box.This is a good deal, but understand that there are many other keyboards out there right now in this price range just as good, if not better. It would be a good idea to listen to one before you buy. I upgraded from this to an Alesis QS 6.2 which is only $50 more than this...but a LOT better sounding.

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5.0

It's been part of my many boards for many years. I love it!

By Joey~Keyz

from New Hampshire USA

Pros

  • Big sound 4 a little board. I luv mixin' sounds.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • The sounds that come with it, plus making my own

    I'll never play a gig without it along side all of my other Korg boards.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Simply Amazing

    By Bodacious

    from Langdon, ND

    This is a very nice synth for the price range, but I did expect a little more from it. Very, very easy to learn to use, I got mine without a manual and figured it out within 10 minutes. The chorus voices aren't the greatest..but not completely horrible. It also has an amazing amount of capability. Great for metal and hardcore music.

     
    5.0

    Review

    By Haitham

    from Beirut - Leabnon

    This instrument is a great one,it would have been more great if rhythms- as good as the tones - are added in later versions

     
    3.0

    Decent mid-90's synth

    By Robby Mulvany

    from Dallas, Tx

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    Although this is a fairly new keyboard, keep in mind that this is using sounds from the mid-90's.However, everyone is impressed by a Korg, and it was a great mid-90's sound. This is a great synth for layering sounds. Up to 8 can be layered, although you cannot set the complete properties of each. They all have to share the same effects. You can also split sounds out, you could actually have each octave on the keyboard at a different sound.The piano is very toy-like, but you can achieve decent sounds by layering a few different ones and changing the octaves. MANY sounds must be achieved this way, as the GM sound set is very, VERY dry sounding. It has an overall flat sound to it. However, the sounds, being only mediocre can sound GREAT if you spend some time editing them. This isn't a synth for someone that wants the perfect sounds out of the box.This is a good deal, but understand that there are many other keyboards out there right now in this price range just as good, if not better. It would be a good idea to listen to one before you buy. I upgraded from this to an Alesis QS 6.2 which is only $50 more than this...but a LOT better sounding.

     
    5.0

    Use it! Love it!

    By Noiseguru

    from Naples, FL

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    Small and light - but with incredible sound for the price. Korg support is pretty poor, however. There is no one to contact, with even such as small question as this: "How can import my favority sounds from my older Korg X5 into the new X5D?" If anyone has an answer to this question, please drop me a line at gwvnews@comcast.net.

     
    5.0

    Great for Studio or Playing Live

    By Music is my Life, Life is my Music

    from Champaign, Il

    My wife brought this board for me a few years ago and I love it so much that I am purchasing another. All of the sounds are great. Some of the best sounds contained in a non-sampling keyboard are here. A lot of people don't know what they are missing by overlooking this board. It's great for using in the studio or playing live.It is probably one of the best keyboards for anyone who is heavily into arranging with strings, winds, horns, etc.....You can't go wrong with this one and it's worth at least 5 times the price they are asking for it. I hope Korg is smart and keeps it around for a while because it is surely a keeper! (Now if they could just expand it to a 76 key version that would be fantastic).

     
    5.0

    Small Keyboard/Big Sounds

    By 4Korg Owner

    from texas

    I curently own several keyboards and this one has the best features for its' price range. I play professionally and use mine frequently. I can honestly say, I wish I had more of these. The portability and size make it the perfect keyboard for club gigs.

     
    5.0

    I'VE HAD IT FOR ALMOST A YEAR

    By JJPACHECO

    from ALAMO TX.

    WHEN I FIRST TESTED IT I WAS SURPRISED OF THE QUALITY OF SOUNDS.IT DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF SOUND ,BUT ALMOST EVERY SOUND IN THE X5D ARE GREAT.THE OTHER DAY I PLAYED IN A CHRISTIAN CONCERT WITH SOMEE OTHER GROUPS,THEY TOLD ME THAT I COULD BORROW THE FAMOUS TRITON FROM THEM BUT I DIDNT BECAUSE THE X5D IS SIMPLIER TO USE HAS GREAT SOUND QUALITY AND ITS MY BABY.YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH IT TOO IF YOU BUY IT.

     
    5.0

    Great Keyboard

    By Dj 88 Keys

    from Torrance, CA

    It's not the best synth around. but for the price, its an awesome instrument. with over 100 different combo's and a lot of different voices the possibilites are endless with this equiptment. its perfect for stage. Ive used it in church multiple times and it's marvelous when i play with my band. awesome price + awesome brand + awesome instrument = one happy musician.

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Benc

    from Salinas, Ca

    You get your money's worth, this board is equal to many other high price boards in sound. Easy to program, easy to switch to different sounds quickly, Light weight, too. I recommend this to anyone that has no time to set up. Just plug in & Rock Out!

     
    5.0

    Oldie but a goodie

    By GuiltlessCult

    from Upstate NY

    I got this thing a couple weeks ago and this is truly the birth of the synth engines around today. The tone shaping capabilities allowing you to stack and shape sounds are phenomenal. After a little research into the gigantic manual, you will find the means to make virtually any sound on more modern day synths right at your fingers. I made a Wurli sound combining an Elec Bass sound and a piano sound and changinf the attack values to make it more "soft." Add a little Tremolo from one of the many onboard efx and VIOLA! Fully customized and even mod controllable. There's a lot of depth here, so I cannot even fathom the possibilities. Great organ sounds I use live as well as good piano, clavi sounds, once you shave off a little of the reverb. My only complaint was the factory sounds are a bit too wet with the efx.Once you get past that and customize, fun city!

     
    5.0

    Amazing value!

    By Korglover

    from Norfolk, MA

    This board blows away most that cost 2 to 3 times as much. The only drawaback is you can't write edited programs to disc. WIth a midi interface it does it all and it does it well. Great preset sounds. Case could be a little more sturdy.

     
    5.0

    Excellent synth

    By Marquis

    from Cabo Rojo, PR

    First of all, the main reason I bought this synth is becouse this is one of the keyboards used by Mustis from Dimmu Borgir. And when I saw the price tag I was convinced to get one. Man, is awsome!!! I can do almost identical covers of Dimmu from the "Entrone Darkness Triumphant" album since Im using the same keyboard he use. Is not easy to use at first so you need to sit down and understand how it works firts. If you want a good synth but low on cash to buy a Triton? GET THIS ONE!!! I also recomend this synth for beguiners that dont want a toy keyboard (and this is good for pros too).This also include a bonus disk so you can connect the X5D to youre computer and edit sounds. I'm very satisfied. Thanks KORG!

     
    4.0

    Good Keyboard Good price

    By Punkrocksk8r

    from Mount Union

    i just got this keyboard for my birthday, and it beats my old. it's a great keyboard for a great price. the only thing i was disappionted in was the Choir and the Choir-Aahs, but over all, all the other sounds and drum kits are cool! and you get a program to edit sounds on your computer. this was my first korg and from now on i'm sticking with KORG!

     
    5.0

    The BEST synth.on this price!

    By Tenesamiga

    from Houston,TX

    This baby is going to be a classic, as the DX7 and M1 were. Fat, cristal clear sound and the size, amazing.

     
    4.0

    Great 2nd synthesizer

    By Sneeks

    from Versailles, ky.

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    This keyboard has a very thick, full sound. I was impressed with its capabilities at its price.

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