What truly sets the CT–X5000 apart from other portable keyboards is its heart: The powerful AiX Sound Source. This technology makes the CT–X5000 sound like a keyboard costing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more.
Play a grand piano, and hear a meticulously-recorded 9-foot grand in a virtual concert hall. Play an electric piano, and hear vintage phasers and amplifier models that take you back in time. Play a flute, trumpet, or saxophone, and hear natural breath and vibrato. Play a bass, and hear the player switch techniques based on how hard you press the keys. Play a synth, and add an arpeggiator and drum part, and create an EDM hit.
Use the category select buttons to explore the 800 Tones, and edit parameters like attack, release, filter cutoff and resonance. Connect an expression pedal (sold separately) to control volume or other parameters, and assign the Modulation Button to control vibrato, rotary speaker speed, or just about anything else for a seamless and dynamic performance.
The CT-X5000 has 100 powerful and editable DSP effects, including phasers, flangers, rotary speaker simulation, dynamics processing, and much more. These effects can be extensively modified so you can dial in the perfect sound. There are also 20 delays, 16 choruses, and 32 reverbs that can be applied to the mix. With hundreds of built-in Rhythms, you’ll always have a band ready to jam. The variety of Rhythms spans the globe as well as the history of popular music. Each Rhythm includes four variations, and can be edited to suit your needs. You’ll find old favorites and chart-topping hits, all played with incredibly realistic instruments that sound better than ever. The drum kits come alive with authentic acoustic drums, vintage drum machine sounds, and a huge collection of percussion instruments and sound effects.
The CT-X5000's convenient performance features keep you in control. Once you've set up the CT-X5000 with your choice of Tones, Rhythms and other settings, you can save a Registration for instant recall right when you need it. There are eight convenient Registration buttons, with 16 banks giving you a total of 128 Registrations that can be quickly selected during your performance. Bright red backlights let you know which Registration is currently selected. Four Phrase Pads give you instant access to musical gestures, percussion loops, sound effects, or whatever else you need in the moment.
When songwriting, you can quickly capture your inspiration with the 17-track recorder, then sculpt your tracks with quantization and other editing tools.
The CT-X5000’s class-compliant USB-MIDI port connects to any Mac, PC, Android or iOS device with no drivers or installation needed. The included music rest is designed to support tablets. There is also a USB device port, which can be used to play audio files or save your custom Tones, Rhythms and Songs.
The CT–X5000’s 30-watt speaker system is protected by tough metal grills, and packs more than enough power to play a small venue without an external amplifier.