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Korg EK-50U Entertainer Keyboard


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Meet the latest edition to Korg’s Arranger Keyboard series, the EK-50 U, featuring inspiring new Styles and Sounds focused on classic and modern American popular music. The EK-50U builds on the success of the original EK-50, adding authentic American Styles ranging from jazz to modern country, alternative, dance, and rock. 

The EK-50 U is simple to use and allows your musical ideas to evolve effortlessly into complete ready-to-play songs, with auto musical accompaniment that follows your chord changes. Styles provide an entire backing band as you play the keyboard, and high-quality sounds inspire you to add phrases as they come to mind. Simply put, the EK-50U is an Arranger Keyboard with American flare that you can enjoy on any musical level.

61 keys (velocity sensitive)
Touch Control
Soft (light), medium (standard), hard (heavier), fixed
Sound Generator
Stereo PCM sound generator
Maximum Polyphony
64 voices
Total of 727 Sounds on EK-50 U 
662 sounds from the original EK-50 + 65 new sounds specific to the EK-50 U 
EK-50 U features new sounds with a focus on electric and acoustic guitars, electric basses, new brass, and drum percussion kits. 
Total of 51 Drum Kits on EK50-U - 33 from the original EK-50 and 18 New kits 
New PCM added for EK-50 U totals 60 multi-samples and 182 Drum Samples
Keyboard Sets
More than 170 sets
Accompaniment part
2 stereo digital multi-effects
Keyboard part
2 stereo digital multi-effects
88 types (173 variations)
288 styles 
2 intros, 4 variations, 2 fills, 1 count in/break, 2 endings, synchro start/stop, tap tempo 

88 new styles added for EK50-U. 
New Styles include favorite American genres such as Alternative and Modern Rock, Southern & Latin Rock, Country, Blues Reggae, and more. 
New American styles were chosen, created, and tested with musicians in the United States. 
EK50-U also includes an additional 88 new styles in addition to 200 original EK-50 styles.
Demo Songs
16 songs
Audio Player
MP3, WAV (44.1 kHz)
Real-time recording (Style mode), maximum of 999 songs (approx. 100,000 notes), 12 tracks (4 keyboard parts + 8 auto accompaniment parts), original format (can convert to SMF0)
Supports song play (playing on the keyboard during song playback), SMF (Standard MIDI File) format 0 or 1
The Performance Record function for quick and easy recording, which has been well received on the Korg i3, is also included. (This allows you to record -save- your performance on the EK-50U as a WAV file)
11 types (including user scale)
Power button, VOLUME knob, joystick, STYLE button, SONG/[DEMO SONG] button, KEYBOARD SET/[STS] button, GRAND PIANO button, each button in the PART MUTE/[SOUND SELECT] section, SETTING/[EFFECT] button, PERFORMANCE REC / [ MEDIA ] button, SPEAKER EQ/[SPEAKER OFF] button, [SHIFT] button, ENSEMBLE button, SPLIT button, METRONOME/[BEAT SELECT] button, TAP TEMPO/[TEMPO LOCK] button, TRANSPOSE b and #/[OCTAVE –/+] buttons, dial, CATEGORY button, value buttons, + button, - button, each button in the STYLE/SONG section, each button in the SET LIST section
Set lists
10 banks × 4
Tempo, beat, volume
30 - 240
Key Transpose
C (-12) to C (0) to C (+12)
427.5 - 452.9 Hz
Foot controller jack
6.3 mm (1/4") phone jack
3.5 (1/8") mm stereo mini-phone jack
6.3 mm (1/4") phone jack (unbalanced)
Headphones jack
3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-phone jack
USB A port
TO DEVICE port for connecting USB flash memory and controllers
USB B port
TO HOST port for connecting personal computers
Speaker System
10 W × 2
120 mm (4.72") double-cone speakers × 2 (bass reflex box-type)
Speaker EQ
8 types
Custom LCD with backlighting
Power supply
AC adapter (included) or AA batteries (alkaline dry cells or nickel-metal hydride batteries) × 8 (sold separately)
Battery life
When using alkaline dry cells: approx. 7 hours
Power Consumption
8 W (0.1 W on standby)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
994 mm × 392 mm × 132 mm/39.13" × 15.43" × 5.20" (not including sheet music stand) 
Height with sheet music stand attached: 329 mm/12.95"
7.5 kg/16.53 lbs. (not including sheet music stand or batteries)
Included items
AC adapter, sheet music stand
Accessories (sold separately)
EXP-2 foot controller, DS-1H damper pedal, PS-1 pedal switch, PS-3 pedal switch, SC-EK/Pa soft case

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