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The Korg NS5R is a half-rack AI2 synthesizer module that is part of the family of N-series synthesizers and can be considered the next step up from the X5DR and the module version of the N5. It could be upgraded with a daughterboard that added Yamaha XG support with 32 notes of polyphony. The NX5R is an upgraded version with built-in Yamaha XG support.


Year Released: 1997

Polyphony: 64 notes

Multitimbral: 32 parts

Preset Patches: 1049

User Patches: 128

Preset Performances: 384

User Performances: 128

Preset Drum Kits: 31

ROM: 12 MB (528 multisamples, 286 drum samples)

Effects: 2 digital multi-effect systems with 47 effects

Screen: 144 x 40 pixel backlit dot matrix LCD

Outputs: 1/4" stereo pair

Power Consumption: 14 watts

Dimensions: 8.58" x 9.5" x 1.77"

Weight: 4.1 lbs.

This is a tabletop module.

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Korg NS5R Manual