Kenneth wrote:I've owned both the Poly 800 and Poly 61 and I'd like to say that they are very different from each other. The 800 is incapable of producing a true saw wave. What it does is it creates five consecutively shorter pulse waves and then locks them all into the same phase, giving you something that resembles a saw, but not closely. It sounds very icy and digital because of this, and the 61 produces real saw. That gives it a much warmer sound. The one thing that is similar between the two is the editing interface. You're using buttons to edit everything, but it works well and there's no menu diving for hidden parameters. I've never played a DW-8000, but between the 800 and 61, my vote is for the 61. If you can find a 61M get that: then you'll have MIDI implementation too.
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