Korg 707

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A good entry level digital synth. It's small in size, simple in its design and offers fairly easy editing. It is a digital FM type synthesizer which makes some very thin and digital but sometimes interesting sounds. The synth engine is similar to the DS-8 without on-board effects. It isn't necessarily useful for any professional work but if you want a lo-fi cheesy digital sound from a toy-like synthesizer then give the 707 a try! It can even be strapped on like a guitar. It is used by Juan Atkins.

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27 Visitor comments
pfox
April 29, 2014 @ 4:04 pm
I am still learning this thing, quite complex...I need to read up on the manual a bit before I get into this.
Dave S
January 11, 2014 @ 4:28 pm
Pretty lame review here by the otherwise very good Vintage Synth guys. The 707 is actually quite a little monster, and worth more than the low prices they are bringing on ebay.
Paul M
July 3, 2013 @ 3:27 pm
@sonic

I would guess that the sounds themselves are corrupt.

the 707 offers a huge range of sounds, some rich and fat, some tinny, some quite percussive, others with slow attack and decay.
yes, it is possible to deliberately have the sound turn into noise.
Paul M
July 3, 2013 @ 3:21 pm
I've had a 707 for donkeys years! It works fine, the only problem I have is that I left it too long to replace the batteries in the memory card and they lost their contents :-(
I am hoping to find someone who has a bunch of sound files so I can reprogram the cards.
1xeach
February 11, 2013 @ 10:17 am
@Nik: Take the Casio CZ-1000 and you will get some astonishing sounds and easy programming.

The missing fx unit is the biggest problem of this synth. Especially the chorus effect can make the thin sounds fat, and that's what you get from the DS8 8 (and hardly will need when using the CZ-1000)...
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 8 voices
  • Oscillators - Digital FM
  • LFO - 1 LFO
  • Filter - n/a
  • VCA - n/a
  • Keyboard - 49 keys (w/ velocity & aftertouch)
  • Memory - 100 patches
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1987

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