- 61 note keyboard with Stereo PCM sound generator
- STS (Single Touch Select) function
- Contains more than 702 realistic sounds
- Bright, clear display with LED illumination
- Add up to 96 styles via a USB flash drive
- Contains 64 polyphony that allows preset
- Built-in powerful 10W x 10W stereo speakers
- Covers more than 280 musical genres
- Song mode lets you play back your original creations
- Split function for playing different sounds
Korg EK-50 61-Key Entertainer Keyboard
If you’ve ever wanted to play or perform your favorite songs, or thought of a melody that could become an original song, Korg is here to help you realize your musical potential. The Korg EK-50 Entertainer keyboard helps you to enjoy on any musical level, and is an instrument that grows along with you. The automatic accompaniment “Styles” provides an entire backing band 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. The EK-50 allows you to add up to 96 styles via a USB flash drive.
Styles Accompaniment Functionality
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. The keyboard’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.
Perfect Combination of Sounds
The EK-50 contains more than 702 realistic sounds including piano, 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.
Intuitive Operating Panel
The middle of the operating panel of this entertainer keyboard has a bright, clear display that shows the currently selected sound and Style names in large characters for great visibility. The principal switches are illuminated by their own LEDs which help you visualize the setting of each function. There’s also a “Grand Piano Button” which brings you right back to the starting grand piano sound at any time, regardless of the currently selected sound.
Built-In Speakers for Immediate Enjoyment
This instrument is equipped with built-in powerful 10W x 10W stereo speakers. 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.
Playback and Recording Functions
You can record your performances on the Korg EK-50 and save them as well. Song mode lets you play back your own original creations, internal demo songs, MP3, or WAV audio data and SMF (Standard MIDI File) data saved on any commercially-available USB flash drive. You’ll also be able to play sounds while these songs play back.