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 is an entertainer 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.
Keyboard 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
Touch Control: Soft (light), medium (standard), hard (heavier), fixed Sound Generator Stereo PCM sound generator Maximum Polyphony 64 voices Sounds Over 702 sounds, 41 drum kits (including GM compatible sound sets) Keyboard Sets More than 170 sets
Effects Accompaniment part 2 stereo digital multi-effects Keyboard part 2 stereo digital multi-effects 34 types (148 variations)
Styles More than 280 presets
2 intros, 4 variations, 2 fills, 1 count in/break, 2 endings, synchro start/stop, tap tempo Music Styles 64 styles Demo Songs 18 songs Audio Player MP3, WAV (44.1 kHz)
Sequencer Record 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) Playback Supports song play (playing on the keyboard during song playback), SMF (Standard MIDI File) format 0 or 1