Korg 770

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An ancient synthesizer from Korg. Aside from being very old, there isn't much else to say about the 770. It was released in 1976, is monophonic, very limited in design, flexibility and sonic possibility. It can make some weird noises largely due to its retro-cool ring modulator. You can also run external sounds through it. Bass, string and lead sounds are ok. It's got a fast envelope, auto bend, and LFO re-trigger too. An ole' classic that's fun to play with and useful if you're in the mood for buzzy analog sounds. It is used by Freddy Fresh, Simple Minds and The Human League.

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30 Visitor comments
David Peterson
December 5, 2013 @ 9:27 pm
Why do I get the feeling that the reviewer has never actually heard one of these. It is one of the best sounding synths Korg ever made IMO!
synth lard
April 28, 2013 @ 11:46 am
anyone near london uk got one of these for sale??
Jurek Suchocki
November 8, 2012 @ 3:57 pm
I forgot to mention that KORG 770s was my first synthesiser owned by myself (previous used EMS Synthi AKS owned by polish composer Włodzimierz Kotoński) and it was small but Great tool for learning analog synthesis.Obviously it was Minimoog nor micromoog beacause it was diffrent.And maybe differency is great advantge of this instrument.Greatings from Poland for everybody.By the way review of this instrument is...........
Jurek Suchocki
November 8, 2012 @ 3:37 pm
yes I have to admit that it is incredible synth thanks not only to it's oscilators but clutching filters slider controls creating unexpetect sounds.... I feel myself like jakass spending it years ago in Soviet Union for nuts (100 USD).
Ned Bouhalassa
October 15, 2012 @ 1:02 pm
This is one incredible synthesizer. This reviewer is completely wrong, as there are numerous sound design possibilities, 2 LFOs, 2 types of Ring Mod, audio in, 2 types of filters, great combination of shaping for the amp envelope, etc , etc. Oh, and it sounds really, really good. I have one and will never part with it.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 1 - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - VCO-1: Scale (64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2'), Waveform (triangle, square, sawtooth, pulse, PWM, External Signal).
    VCO-2: Coarse Tuning (16'-1'), Fine Tuning, Mode Selector (sawtooth, Ring 1, 2, Scale Noise, Pink Noise, White Noise).
  • LFO - 2 (LFO2 is called VCO Vibrato)
  • Filter - (2) VCF's: High Pass and Low Pass (Traveler).
  • VCA - VCA + ENVELOPE GENERATOR: Attack Time, Singing Level, Range Selector, Sustain Selector, Envelope Mode Selector, Trigger Mode Selector
  • Keyboard - 32 Keys
  • Memory - None
  • Control - VCF foot pedal; CV/Gate mods can be added; Mouth/Breath Controller
  • Date Produced - 1976
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from Korg Electronic Music Instruments Vol. 5 (catalog).

    Thanks to Mark Strijbos for providing some information.

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