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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It was mine...
November 8, 2008 @ 11:21 pm
Started my synth career with the 770 bought new from then Keen Kraft Music in Calgary back in 77. Couldn't hold a candle up to the minimoog, multimoog, micromoog, Axxe and Odyssey but the only one I could afford back then. Very stable tuning but thin sounds and pitch bending wheel. Great traveler filter and pink/white noise control. HEE HEE ....I painted the wood ends on mine black!
Mikael Lindgren
September 24, 2008 @ 1:02 pm
The Korg 770 has also been used by Kevin Komoda of Rational Youth.
knobexploit
September 10, 2008 @ 1:05 pm
Rude rare and rough...3 words that fit the 770, predecessor to the MS layout, has that great traveler slider for the filteraction,
Nice ringmodulator and great looks!!!...has that "vintage look" we all love.
Not many have been sold i guess because they are very rare.
I owned one with the wood pannels painted black and only found out later that they where supposed to be brown and woody.....
Sanded it down it made it look better but shame on all those New Wavers who painted so many wood sided analog synths with black paint back in the eighties..
muffi
August 31, 2008 @ 8:57 am
yes, a nice, little, quite underrated synth!
Ulises Hadjis
August 20, 2008 @ 3:59 pm
i use this one on my album!!!!!!!n i love 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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