SynthsKorg ⇝ Korg NX5R

The NX5R is a black version of the NS5R with a built-in Yamaha XG synthesizer with 32 notes of polyphony (containing 676 normal voices and 21 drum programs). An XG daughterboard was optional on the NS5R, but is included in the NX5R.

It was followed by the N1R, a full-size rack module with a larger sample ROM.

We do not have a manual for the NX5R, but the NS5R is similar enough that you can get a lot of good information from that manual.


Year Released: 1999

Polyphony: 96 notes

Multitimbral: 48 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"

This is a tabletop module.

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Korg NS5R Manual

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