Synth Site: Korg: X5 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.0 out of 5
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Jan Sokol a part time user from Czech republic writes:
I am a software engineer and music is my hobby. I use the Korg-X5 often and I am very satisfied with it. If You want to make Your special sounds, the best way is to use computer running the Sound editor software, even this software could have been made much better. A little software problem is allso using the TO HOST interface under WIndows95. It needs a special, non standart sequence by the instalation.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:44
Rommel Carrera a professional user from Philippines writes:
I used to carry TWO of these under my arms. Size is great for gigging, and quite reliable too. The sounds are okay for live use in a pop / rock situation. When the guitars / bass/ drums are blaring, the X5's organ / piano and synth sounds can rally match up well in terms of volume. Solo, however, the deficiencies are glaring. The pianos are too obviously fake, the stings sound dirty, and the basses don't have balls. Only the organ sounds have some sort of character, but then you still have to run them though a good leslie effect as the onboard rotary speaker is not too good. As an SMF player, it's okay. But personally I kinda vomit all over those GM, soundcanvassy sounds (why do they have to put a GM bank anyway ?). When I left the band and decided not to play live anymore, I sold both. I now have an Emu Proteus FX (which I re-bought), an MC-303, a CS1x and a U220.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:44
Brian Ridgway a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I volunteer my time for little theater sound production. There have been times when I wanted a particular sound or effect and was able to use my X5D's programmable capabilities to create just what I wanted. Using Cubase to combine Midi with audio, I have been able to produce some background accompaniment that I am quite frankly, very proud of. I wouldn't trade my X5D for the world. My only complaint (which I currently chalk up to my naves level in Midi) is not being able to play back multi-track Midi recordings and get the numerous, beautiful, rich, Korg sounds (or ones I have programed) instead of the the standard Midi 128 sounds.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:44
Raffaele Turra a hobbyist user from Italy writes:
It's quite a good cheap synth - very light, suitable as strap-on keyboard!!! (i've tried to.. and it works out!!). I've noticed an approx. 12dB loss in changing from PROG to MULTI mode: even the output level is a bit low.. By the way, i love the flexibility and the spaciousness of some pads you can create: try out Xedit and tell!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:44
mholloway a professional user from usa writes:
I use the x5 its a great keyboard for the money.Most of my work is done with the x5 my T3 and a roland S50 ,my drum, i use all of them with a SR-16 alesis.Freestyle is my music program .All this sounds alright but its hell when I've gotta set up for gigs. P.S any suggestions please let me know.One more thing.How can i get my songs from my Roland MC300 to my freestyle?Myles Holloway mholloway@esn.net

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:44
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