Volca Keys vs 80's Korg Polys

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Volca Keys vs 80's Korg Polys

Postby national theatre » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:35 pm

I think a Poly 800 or a Poly 61 isn't much more expensive than a Volca Keys (if I'm not mistaken a Poly 800 might be even slightly cheaper if you look around), so how do these compare? I haven't personally tried any of them - I do have a Volca Bass and I like it, but I've often read online that the Keys is a bit pants, and less often that it's actually better than the Bass (but it doesn't seem to do much more than it besides ring modulation and being able to play paraphonically instead of relying on sequencing all 3 voices separately...)
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Re: Volca Keys vs 80's Korg Polys

Postby Ashe37 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:25 am

Both of these cost well over $150. The Poly 800 is $200+ and the Poly 61 is $300+ (assuming you want working ones)
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Re: Volca Keys vs 80's Korg Polys

Postby national theatre » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:02 am

A Volca in Europe is $200 (150€) - the eur/usd thing affects the prices of new hardware but not so much the prices of second hand stuff, so a Poly-800 is roughly the same price as a Volca (125-200€ for sensibly priced ones) around here and even a bit cheaper if you look hard enough (here's a search on ebay.de). The ones that sell for more than that are either heavily modded or include extras such as a flight case, etc. Non-working ones sell for around 50-75€ (I'm just going by the results of that ebay search).
Poly-61 is around 200-300€ (275-400$), but it isn't that big of a difference given the Volca isn't too expensive to begin with.

Oh well, that is Europe for you I guess - a Playstation 4 costs $400 in the US and 380€ around here, which is over $500. Sorry for the confusion.
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