RS-50

Synthesizer

RS-50
Discontinued

The RS-50 Synthesizer is designed so musicians can forget about MIDI and focus on playing. This easy-to-use keyboard sports an all-new collection of CD-quality sounds, cool performance features and simple Direct Access buttons for selecting Patches—all at an entry-level price.

Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity)
Sound Generator
Maximum Polyphony
64 voices
Multitimbral Parts
16
*Two Tones can be assigned to each part (Patch), and can be split or layered.
Wave Memory
32 MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
Preset Memory
Original Tones
640
Patches
Original: 384, General MIDI 2: 256
*Two Tones can be assigned to each Patch.
Rhythm Sets
2
Performances
8
User Memory
Patches
128
*Two Tones can be assigned to each Patch.
Rhythm Sets
2
Performances
8
Effects
Multi-Effects
47 types
Reverb
8 types
Chorus
8 types
Rhythm Guide
Preset Patterns
32
Tempo
5-300 BPM (with tap tempo function)
Multi-Chord Memory
Preset Chord Sets
16
User Chord Sets
8
*12 chord forms can be assigned to each set.
Phrase / Arpeggio
Templates
342
User Templates
8
Styles (Variations)
473
Controllers
D Beam Controller
1
Pitch bend / Modulation Lever
1
Control Knobs
5
Others
Display
20 characters, 2 lines (Backlit LCD)
Connectors
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R)
Headphones Jack
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
Hold Pedal Jack
Control Pedal Jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
Current draw
1,000 mA
Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor (ACI Series or PSB-1U)
CD-ROM (Editor program for PC / Mac)
Options
Pedal Switch: DP-2, DP-8
Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U
Expression Pedal : EV-5
Size and Weight
Width
1,033 mm
40-11/16 inches
Depth
294 mm
11-5/8 inches
Height
103 mm
4-1/16 inches
Weight
5.5 kg
12 lbs. 3 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Downloads

Updates & Drivers

  • RS-50 System Update Version 1.03

    This is the latest operating system update for the RS-50. Please refer to the readme.pdf document for the update procedure.

    This update resolves an issue dealing with Bulk Loading "All" data back into the RS-50.

    Note to PC Users:
    If you are having problems sending these files from your sequencer, or if you need a sequencer to send these files, download the PCSMF Update Application located here.
    If you do not have a program to unzip this download, you can download WinZip here.

    Note to Mac Users:
    You will need the Q-MIDI Application if you do not have access to a sequencer program.

  • RS-50/-70 Editor Windows

    This is the Windows version of the RS-50/70 Editor/Librarian application.

  • RS-50/-70 Editor Macintosh OS X

    This is the Macintosh OS X version of the RS-50/70 Editor/Librarian application.