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#475272 - 09/02/19 07:12 AM KORG EK-50
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Edited by Dnj (09/05/19 03:45 PM)

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#475278 - 09/02/19 07:53 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj



Two days was enough for me... entry level.

I gave it back to Dave, and he sent it back to Sweetwater the next day smile
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#475280 - 09/02/19 08:43 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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I am considering one. Has for 90% the sound of a pa50 which i love.

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#475281 - 09/02/19 08:48 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Fran Carango]
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I guess you didn't give it enough time...
sounds pretty decent for sure for the price...











Edited by Dnj (09/02/19 08:54 AM)

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#475283 - 09/02/19 08:59 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: FransN]
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Originally Posted By FransN
I am considering one. Has for 90% the sound of a pa50 which i love.


Fran I think its a good choice and really good value to the buck for sure...good luck keep us posted.





Edited by Dnj (09/02/19 09:00 AM)

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#475284 - 09/02/19 09:08 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Thanks, I will let you know when i got one.

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#475285 - 09/02/19 09:40 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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It is the operation procedures that are bad.. Having to hold down a button and pushing another for a change... and you need two hands to do it.. Try that while you are performing
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#475287 - 09/02/19 09:43 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Fran Carango]
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Originally Posted By Fran Carango
It is the operation procedures that are bad.. Having to hold down a button and pushing another for a change... and you need two hands to do it.. Try that while you are performing


Personally I disliked Roland arrangers for the TWO Push transpose
and a few other things so they all have quirky navigational features but as us pros know there is always a workaround...just sayin..

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#475288 - 09/02/19 10:33 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Does sound pretty good in the demo. Not full size keys as far as I can tell. As for button pushing I don't know how you guys make many changes while preforming. I like things all set up before I go.
Good luck to whomever gets one. Good value to be sure.
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#475290 - 09/02/19 10:40 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Bill Lewis]
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Originally Posted By Bill Lewis
Does sound pretty good in the demo. Not full size keys as far as I can tell. As for button pushing I don't know how you guys make many changes while preforming. I like things all set up before I go.
Good luck to whomever gets one. Good value to be sure.


Hey Bill after using the Korg Micro Arranger keys
these are full size lol
As far as button pushing my fingers were always my strength and faster then any foot......
that why I dislike using pedals as less as I can maybe just a sustain or VH trigger two tops...







Edited by Dnj (09/02/19 10:48 AM)

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#475295 - 09/02/19 12:16 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj
Originally Posted By Fran Carango
It is the operation procedures that are bad.. Having to hold down a button and pushing another for a change... and you need two hands to do it.. Try that while you are performing


Personally I disliked Roland arrangers for the TWO Push transpose
and a few other things so they all have quirky navigational features but as us pros know there is always a workaround...just sayin..

The EA7 has one-push transpose. Dedicated buttons very near the left hand, next to octave shift.
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#475297 - 09/02/19 12:56 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: DonM]
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Originally Posted By DonM
Originally Posted By Dnj
Originally Posted By Fran Carango
It is the operation procedures that are bad.. Having to hold down a button and pushing another for a change... and you need two hands to do it.. Try that while you are performing


Personally I disliked Roland arrangers for the TWO Push transpose
and a few other things so they all have quirky navigational features but as us pros know there is always a workaround...just sayin..

The EA7 has one-push transpose. Dedicated buttons very near the left hand, next to octave shift.


Not all Roland's... Does the G70 have one touch transpose?

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#475301 - 09/02/19 01:12 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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G70 one touch transpose. G70 does everything right.. it is the pro choice..


Edited by Fran Carango (09/02/19 01:14 PM)
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#475302 - 09/02/19 01:12 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Doesn't the Ek50 have the same engine as the Pa50 / Micro Arranger ?
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#475305 - 09/02/19 01:20 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: MusicalMemories]
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Originally Posted By MusicalMemories
Doesn't the Ek50 have the same engine as the Pa50 / Micro Arranger ?


They are using all the fan favorites reworked in the E-50.

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#475306 - 09/02/19 01:27 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: MusicalMemories]
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Originally Posted By MusicalMemories
Doesn't the Ek50 have the same engine as the Pa50 / Micro Arranger ?




Exactly the same sound engine... they added the media audio player... problem is you can only have 99 songs in the folder.


Edited by Fran Carango (09/02/19 01:29 PM)
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#475308 - 09/02/19 02:16 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Fran Carango]
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Originally Posted By Fran Carango
Originally Posted By MusicalMemories
Doesn't the Ek50 have the same engine as the Pa50 / Micro Arranger ?




Exactly the same sound engine... they added the media audio player... problem is you can only have 99 songs in the folder.


99 songs?..Who cares when you use a laptop for Mp3 songs, lyrics, etc, ...and frankly the Pa50 series sound engine is really good if you know how to adjust the sound...
just like my Micro arranger kb..
It's the player NOT the keyboard !!!....
I have heard many Genos/Pa4x players that even though they have the TOTL units much improvement is needed in their keyboard skills..
which is ALWAYS heard with your ears. Here's a few KORG Micro Arranger demos I made a long time ago out of the box..


https://app.box.com/s/bc0zhbp7v0rwjrswsmi6hhghx2ngci81

https://app.box.com/s/h7blbcdww74d7ik5qb87dni7bksrx0ta

headphone


Edited by Dnj (09/02/19 02:18 PM)

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#475311 - 09/02/19 02:59 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Beautiful demos. So much talent.

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#475312 - 09/02/19 03:06 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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I'm very interested in the EK-50 myself. I'd love a battery powered KB for certain situation for sure. In fact I have the Korg Micro that I bought from Donny, it has served me very well, but I'm willing to trade it for a EK-50 if any one is game?
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#475314 - 09/02/19 03:49 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: montunoman]
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Originally Posted By montunoman
I'm very interested in the EK-50 myself. I'd love a battery powered KB for certain situation for sure. In fact I have the Korg Micro that I bought from Donny, it has served me very well,
but I'm willing to trade it for a EK-50 if any one is game?


Paul,....I'll let you know how it is, I too like that it is
AC/& Battery powered if necessary.The M-Audio 49 key-station is gone.
I have a KORG EK-50 coming here in a day or so.
I'll try to do some more demos using the EK50 too. cool2

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#475316 - 09/02/19 04:25 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj
Originally Posted By montunoman
I'm very interested in the EK-50 myself. I'd love a battery powered KB for certain situation for sure. In fact I have the Korg Micro that I bought from Donny, it has served me very well,
but I'm willing to trade it for a EK-50 if any one is game?


Paul,....I'll let you know how it is, I too like that it is
AC/& Battery powered if necessary.The M-Audio 49 key-station is gone.
I have a KORG EK-50 coming here in a day or so.
I'll try to do some more demos using the EK50 too. cool2





Why do I feel you are on a downward slope... You can't be a happy camper.. smile I thought the PA700 was a good move for you...


Edited by Fran Carango (09/02/19 04:27 PM)
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#475317 - 09/02/19 04:38 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Fran Carango]
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Quote:
I thought the PA700 was a good move for you...


So did Dave ....lol

we can only try right..?

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#475322 - 09/02/19 07:28 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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The full-sized keys are a good thing, but in several important ways this EK-50 is inferior to the MicroArranger (and Pa50SD.) If I were in the market for an entry level, battery-powered keyboard, I would choose the Casio CT-X3000 over this. Better still, just drive a Roland BK-5 from an external power bank (i.e., laptop charger), and take my chances on voiding the warranty.

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#475323 - 09/02/19 09:44 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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DNJ, PERHAPS, I may have a deal for you. SHHHHHH! smile
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#475335 - 09/03/19 07:27 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: DonM]
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Donny,
With Don and Dave possibly getting an SX900, having your expertise in that group would only help us get up and running with our own SX900.

It seems that the new features on the 900 would give enough of a challenge to keep you busy for quite some time.

JM

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#475341 - 09/03/19 08:44 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: jingleman]
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Donny,
With Don and Dave possibly getting an SX900, having your expertise in that group would only help us get up and running with our own SX900.

It seems that the new features on the 900 would give enough of a challenge to keep you busy for quite some time.

JM


Jingle NO Sx900 in my future sorry,......
I learned my lesson over and over again...
I wish all who ordered one good luck. I hope to hear some great music posted from all of you down the road...

take care

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#475342 - 09/03/19 09:45 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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...can not understand for the life of me why anyone would want this keyboard, I am convinced the PA50SD is better and its mini counterpart the Korg Micro Arranger at least as good.
I agree with all though that the whole range of Korgs at the time,
PA1X, PA80, PA60, PA50 and KMA are/were outstanding.
If anyone in the USA is interested in the PA50SD rather than this new gadget, there are a few on Ebay USA, e.g.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Korg-Pa50-Professional-Arranger/233304682364?hash=item36520aef7c:g:W2kAAOSwG6pcvNuE&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId

regards,
John

P.S. Frans, begin er niet aan joh, kan je beter nog een PA50SD gebruikt komen m.i. !!!!!

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#475343 - 09/03/19 09:54 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: john smies]
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...can not understand for the life of me why anyone would want this keyboard, I am convinced the PA50SD is better and its mini counterpart the Korg Micro Arranger at least as good.
I agree with all though that the whole range of Korgs at the time,
PA1X, PA80, PA60, PA50 and KMA are/were outstanding.
If anyone in the USA is interested in the PA50SD rather than this new gadget, there are a few on Ebay USA, e.g.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Korg-Pa50-Professional-Arranger/233304682364?hash=item36520aef7c:g:W2kAAOSwG6pcvNuE&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId

regards,
John

P.S. Frans, begin er niet aan joh, kan je beter nog een PA50SD gebruikt komen m.i. !!!!!





John don't knock it till you try one...

the only arranger keyboard that excites me is the Ketron SD9... Maybe another road trip to
Prince AJ's Lab is in my future for sure.. wink



Edited by Dnj (09/03/19 09:56 AM)

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#475344 - 09/03/19 10:07 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj
Originally Posted By john smies

...can not understand for the life of me why anyone would want this keyboard, I am convinced the PA50SD is better and its mini counterpart the Korg Micro Arranger at least as good.
I agree with all though that the whole range of Korgs at the time,
PA1X, PA80, PA60, PA50 and KMA are/were outstanding.
If anyone in the USA is interested in the PA50SD rather than this new gadget, there are a few on Ebay USA, e.g.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Korg-Pa50-Professional-Arranger/233304682364?hash=item36520aef7c:g:W2kAAOSwG6pcvNuE&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId

regards,
John

P.S. Frans, begin er niet aan joh, kan je beter nog een PA50SD gebruikt komen m.i. !!!!!





John don't knock it till you try one...

the only arranger keyboard that excites me is the Ketron SD9... Maybe another road trip to
Prince AJ's Lab is in my future for sure.. wink



Thanks Donny but I am okay with my PA1000, its added Musikant Stick and soon the new V3 Kommex module. ( I will keep you lot informed on that )

2005 recording with PA50:
https://app.box.com/s/tltxp9gdcrjtnznfs5i3qra9xjwqagub

Thanks by the way for pointing out the offer on Mixcraft 8Pro, which is a fantastic program and DAW and includes 17 Synths as well as piano samples. Takes a bit of a learning curve but 80 bucks is really a steal for what you are getting......

regards.
John

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#475345 - 09/03/19 10:23 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: john smies]
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Originally Posted By john smies
Originally Posted By Dnj
Originally Posted By john smies

...can not understand for the life of me why anyone would want this keyboard, I am convinced the PA50SD is better and its mini counterpart the Korg Micro Arranger at least as good.
I agree with all though that the whole range of Korgs at the time,
PA1X, PA80, PA60, PA50 and KMA are/were outstanding.
If anyone in the USA is interested in the PA50SD rather than this new gadget, there are a few on Ebay USA, e.g.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Korg-Pa50-Professional-Arranger/233304682364?hash=item36520aef7c:g:W2kAAOSwG6pcvNuE&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId

regards,
John

P.S. Frans, begin er niet aan joh, kan je beter nog een PA50SD gebruikt komen m.i. !!!!!





John don't knock it till you try one...

the only arranger keyboard that excites me is the Ketron SD9... Maybe another road trip to
Prince AJ's Lab is in my future for sure.. wink



Thanks Donny but I am okay with my PA1000, its added Musikant Stick and soon the new V3 Kommex module. ( I will keep you lot informed on that )

2005 recording with PA50:
https://app.box.com/s/tltxp9gdcrjtnznfs5i3qra9xjwqagub

Thanks by the way for pointing out the offer on Mixcraft 8Pro, which is a fantastic program and DAW and includes 17 Synths as well as piano samples. Takes a bit of a learning curve but 80 bucks is really a steal for what you are getting......

regards.
John



John I love Mixcraft 8 pro Daw... Use for everything.... If you need help with it just shout...
Lots of great tutorials online also....
Great song... Good luck with your music.

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#475346 - 09/03/19 11:28 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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She is a great demonstrator wish I spoke the language.. headphone

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#475347 - 09/03/19 11:35 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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I already ordered one at Bax shop John smile It is exactly what i am looking for. A Great sounding keyboard without all the Bells and whistles I never use. I have the synths and workstations on my iPad for that. About the pa50, i had one but what a background noise had that thing.

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#475348 - 09/03/19 12:11 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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DRUM ROLL Please....... drums






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#475392 - 09/04/19 02:35 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Quite a bang for the buck at under $400.
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#475401 - 09/04/19 06:40 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Today is the day !


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#475402 - 09/04/19 06:46 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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laugh I have to wait. It’s sold out at Bax shop.

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#475404 - 09/04/19 06:51 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: FransN]
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laugh I have to wait. It’s sold out at Bax shop.

There is a reason for that.....it seems KORG has a winner.

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#475410 - 09/04/19 07:35 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: FransN]
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Originally Posted By FransN
laugh I have to wait. It’s sold out at Bax shop.



Hold off... Donny's will be available next week grin
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#475416 - 09/04/19 07:58 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Fran Carango]
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Originally Posted By FransN
laugh I have to wait. It’s sold out at Bax shop.



Hold off... Donny's will be available next week grin


I don't think FranN want to pay for shipping to the Netherlands lol

or maybe I should look for another Roland G70 wink


Edited by Dnj (09/04/19 08:00 AM)

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#475419 - 09/04/19 08:28 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Fran Carango]
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Originally Posted By FransN
laugh I have to wait. It’s sold out at Bax shop.



Hold off... Donny's will be available next week grin


rotfl

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#475436 - 09/04/19 09:54 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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#475470 - 09/04/19 02:55 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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I know, Donny, that you are a very experienced and professional musician and singer. If I’m not mistaken, you had Korg Pa4x, and after that you tried a lot of less expensive keyboards. I guess, after Pa4x there’s only one way to go higher – it’s Genos; but quite a lot of options to go lower. Personally, I’m all for reasonable minimalism and openness to changes. But I picture that you might want to hear good sounds, like authentic pianos and electric pianos, strings, guitars, etc. As a musician, you would probably demand that styles would sound realistic, with solid bass and pleasant drums. These are the things, which Genos is designed to provide. While keyboards of lower ranges are designed in order to cost less, also, in order not to compete with TOTL (so they are deliberately spoiled in some ways).

I must say that I don’t really support Genos myself. In fact, I got something for myself recently, which is 1/5 of the price of a Genos; I plan to show it later. After all, it’s hard not to see Genos as an overpriced product, which is a little bit unfinished. The fact that Yamaha didn’t even paint some marks on knobs and sliders seems a bit aggressive. So I understand if you have some feeling of a protest. Also, it’s none of my business to question your financial priorities, I just remember you saying that money is not the reason why you are not buying it.

Despite the fact that Genos may be not the best value for money, in arrangers’ world it’s so far an unique package. I just can’t help thinking that you now treat keyboards as a reviewer — not a bad thing, just not sure if it is your initial intention.

With respect,

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#475472 - 09/04/19 03:05 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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I have tried to like Genos, but MUCH prefer my 4X. Ketron SD9 would rate right up there with those two.
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#475474 - 09/04/19 03:08 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: DonM]
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Originally Posted By DonM
I have tried to like Genos, but MUCH prefer my 4X. Ketron SD9 would rate right up there with those two.


Don you and an Sd9 would be an amazing thing.

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#475482 - 09/04/19 03:49 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: DonM]
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Originally Posted By DonM
I have tried to like Genos, but MUCH prefer my 4X. Ketron SD9 would rate right up there with those two.


I think the Genos sounds great in the videos I have seen and the features look terrific. It is just too much money unless you're a pro and can write it of or are rich and don't mind. I could never justify it-heck as a home player I can't really justify a PA900.
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#475483 - 09/04/19 03:58 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj
Originally Posted By DonM
I have tried to like Genos, but MUCH prefer my 4X. Ketron SD9 would rate right up there with those two.


Don you and an Sd9 would be an amazing thing.

That will never happen. Too many keys, too heavy touch, too long, too heavy, too expensive.
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#475489 - 09/04/19 04:21 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: DonM]
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Originally Posted By DonM
Originally Posted By Dnj
Originally Posted By DonM
I have tried to like Genos, but MUCH prefer my 4X. Ketron SD9 would rate right up there with those two.


Don you and an Sd9 would be an amazing thing.

That will never happen. Too many keys, too heavy touch, too long, too heavy, too expensive.


But you forgot to mention probably the best sounding keyboard arranger on the market today wink


Edited by Dnj (09/04/19 04:22 PM)

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#475512 - 09/05/19 02:37 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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That brings up an interesting question as to best sounding vs sound including other factors. My best sounding keyboard is my Audya 76. AJ explained that the reason is that there was not the compression found in later Ketron models. That being said, I, more often, take the Pa4X or the SK1/SD40 for the reasons of more functions and less weight. I always want the best sound, but at the expense of other considerations? Do the listeners know or care? I have to admit I feel better knowing that I have presented the best I can regardless of the difficulty of workarounds and set up. Sometimes I think I am just making things too difficult. On the other hand, unlike many of you, I am only playing two or three times a week.
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#475519 - 09/05/19 06:18 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: DonM]
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[/quote]
That will never happen. Too many keys, too heavy touch, too long, too heavy, too expensive. [/quote]

There's the sd60...
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#475536 - 09/05/19 12:22 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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KORG EK-50 Update......

It just arrived 1 hr ago
Unboxed it (sorry I didn't video tape that)
played it for 15 min,
repacked it,
UPS just picked it up.. frown

to be continued,......and what's next too???. wink


Edited by Dnj (09/05/19 01:43 PM)

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#475537 - 09/05/19 12:35 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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You just order stuff so you can see that UPS girl.
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#475538 - 09/05/19 01:07 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: DonM]
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Originally Posted By DonM
You just order stuff so you can see that UPS girl.


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At this age that's all you can do!

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#475540 - 09/05/19 01:14 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Is that your record Donny lol

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#475541 - 09/05/19 01:53 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: FransN]
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Originally Posted By FransN
Is that your record Donny lol

Donny, have you ever met the delivery guy - or girl - at the door and told them to put it back on the truck - sight unseen ?!? wink
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#475543 - 09/05/19 01:59 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: tony mads usa]
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Originally Posted By FransN
Is that your record Donny lol

Donny, have you ever met the delivery guy - or girl - at the door and told them to put it back on the truck - sight unseen ?!? wink


Yes Tony many times...... coffee

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#475546 - 09/05/19 02:31 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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I notice you have a new avatar...
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#475554 - 09/05/19 03:35 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Fran Carango]
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Originally Posted By Fran Carango
I notice you have a new avatar...


Oh yes good buddy.....things are changing very quickly.
In short the Ek-50 sounded great and most of the basic go to sounds
were quite usable, Piano, EP, Organ, Strings, Guitars,
but when it gets to Brass,Trumpet,Synths, Pads etc if fell short to my ears...
Where it really falls short is in the navigation which is a nightmare in many ways
very "Casioish" is how I would explain it....
variations have to be double presses, sound and style changes using two hands was very awkward for sure,....
the menu system is strange to find things too...speakers are adequate, very light touch keybed, well lit display.
But in the end after 15 minutes it was gone in a flash. Oh Well. frown


Edited by Dnj (09/05/19 03:36 PM)

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#475555 - 09/05/19 03:49 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj
Oh yes good buddy.....things are changing very quickly.:(

Way to go Donny...Mine is on order as well smile
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#475556 - 09/05/19 04:16 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: jingleman]
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Originally Posted By Dnj
Oh yes good buddy.....things are changing very quickly.:(

Way to go Donny...Mine is on order as well smile
JM


Thank you Sir can't wait!

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#475559 - 09/05/19 04:49 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj

Jingle NO Sx900 in my future sorry,......
I learned my lesson over and over again...
I wish all who ordered one good luck. I hope to hear some great music posted from all of you down the road...

take care


That changed pretty quickly too ... laugh2
Never say never ...
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#475563 - 09/05/19 05:22 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj
KORG EK-50 Update......

It just arrived 1 hr ago
Unboxed it (sorry I didn't video tape that)
played it for 15 min,
repacked it,
UPS just picked it up.. frown

to be continued,......and what's next too???. wink


Gosh, don’t think too many will be surprised, after all the top end keyboards you’ve owned
couldn’t quite see this as being a good fit.

Hope you find what you’re looking for.
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#475566 - 09/05/19 05:37 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: tony mads usa]
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Tony life is too short to dilly dally!

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#475597 - 09/06/19 08:05 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj
Tony life is too short to dilly dally!

Just don't pull "a Donny" and shower this new board with adoration that befits a king, only to have it disappoint you later .... like ALWAYS. No one faults you for changing your mind - hell, we all do that, but you treat every new thing like it's the end-all, greatest thing ever, sing it from the rooftops, and swear that you're soooooo happy, and then realize that you still get bored.
My take on YOU (as a great friend), is that it's time for a hobby that involves creativity, but not music. You're burned out.
Try photography, or painting, or writing (just NOT HERE) wink

Take a poll of the Zoners, and I'll bet no one is surprised that you're jumping on the SX wagon. Frankly, it's more of a stretch that I'm on it, given my aversion to Yamaha keybeds. If the keys re not substantially better, I will not keep mine. I like the fact that they finally got with the touch-screen program, and it's black, with speakers, but if it feels like the mush of the past ... it'll be on the block in the first week.
So, welcome to the club, my friend, but don't jinx it, by putting your rose colored glasses on as soon as you get yours.
It's just a tool. Just a tool. Just a tool.
smile
(you know I love ya, buddy)
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#475600 - 09/06/19 08:23 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Uncle Dave]
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Dave, .....I've been in the game too long,....simply said
either I love it or out it goes with the rose colored glasses...
and no one has to read my posts. It's only a keyboard.

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#475605 - 09/06/19 08:47 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Donny, I’d still be interested on your ( short) experience with the EK 50, Did you like anything about it?
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#475608 - 09/06/19 09:04 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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...and I hope the keys are not too stiff! smile
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#475612 - 09/06/19 09:43 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: montunoman]
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Originally Posted By montunoman
Donny, I’d still be interested on your ( short) experience with the EK 50, Did you like anything about it?


In short the Ek-50 sounded great and most of the basic go to sounds
were quite usable, Piano, EP, Organ, Strings, Guitars,
but when it gets to Brass,Trumpet,Synths, Pads etc if fell short to my ears...
Where it really falls short is in the navigation which is a nightmare in many ways
very "Casioish" is how I would explain it....
variations have to be double presses, sound and style changes using two hands was very awkward for sure,....
the menu system is strange to find things too...speakers are adequate, very light touch keybed, well lit display.
But in the end after 15 minutes it was gone in a flash. Oh Well.

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#475866 - 09/11/19 09:15 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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Received the EK 50 today and it doesn’t sound that good as i thought it would. So i put it back in the box and will swap it for a Casio ct x5000.

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#475867 - 09/11/19 09:22 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: FransN]
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#475870 - 09/11/19 10:05 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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FransN, at least Korg has dedicated buttons to mute tracks. Not sure about Casio. I can see how Donny expects an improvement by switching it to PSR-SX900, but would it be an improvement in case of CT-X5000 – well, this is how you’ll know it.

Sometimes I think that an option to send a keyboard back actually puts pressure to do it, while lack of such option puts pressure to get along with it and eventually make some use of it. Although there are sometime things hard to compromise, in that case such an option is a solution indeed.

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#475892 - 09/11/19 12:16 PM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: FransN]
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Originally Posted By FransN
Received the EK 50 today and it doesn’t sound that good as i thought it would. So i put it back in the box and will swap it for a Casio ct x5000.





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#475925 - 09/12/19 04:02 AM Re: Anyone Playing the KORG EK-50 [Re: Dnj]
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I played the Korg ek50 a few hours more yesterday this time with my headphones and what a difference. The sound is very good through the headphones much better then through the onboard speakers. So i decide to keep it. Kabinopus was right about the dedicated buttons Casio don’ t have these. I played today the Casio ct x5000 and although it sound nice especialy the piano sounds overall the Korg is much better. The keys are very good on the Korg for the money and remind me of the keys on the pa50. I love the way it can load styles from the pa50 and microarranger. For the money it is really a Great little keyboard with the Triton sound engine. Aged yes but still sound very good. I love the strings and pads on this thing.

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