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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RoB
December 11, 2010 @ 5:44 am
Got this one for 90€ yesterday and I'm having fun programming complex pad sounds. I always wanted to put my hands on an FM synth but I always found the Yamaha DX7 too difficult to operate. It's helping me a LOT moving my first steps in FM programming. Plus, it can make very personal sounds if you enjoy programming it :) I'd recommend it
Lammergyer
December 1, 2010 @ 8:21 am
Indeed, somewhat cheesy like the DS-8 and good 'family keyboard' (not necessarily for pro use - says who?). But like the DS-8 it has the overlooked feature of real time timbre and EG slider controls - more expression than the 'one slider' korgs of the 80's. You can blend these FM jobs together and get great hard rhodes elec pianos.
nicky
August 10, 2010 @ 1:10 pm
I disagree with the "isn't necessarily useful for any professional work " remark. I have usethis synth proffesionally, both in concert and on albums, since it came out. It is one of these rare synths that has it's very own sound! Can't beat that. And FM synthesis with easy-to-adjust parameter acces is a rare thing too. I use it when I need a characteristic lead sound or a deep bass thing. It has a strange digital-nosie artefact to it that is very audible, but if taken into account that noise can be used to create a kind of "breath" noise to the sounds. I love it! :)
relic
June 19, 2010 @ 10:11 am
i rare gem with hidden goodies. grab it!!! killer sounds if you know what your doing....$99. a steal!
ntrsn
April 24, 2010 @ 3:24 am
the 707 is a very nice compact synthesizer when you turn 707 in unison mode is it a power beast !! it sounds not the same like the 4 operator yamaha's (dx21 .27.9 ....) the yamaha's have not the sub bass bottom like the 707 .very nice machine to buy if you find one , good for industrial ebm bass sequences and weirdo sound fx and easy to program
a killer machine !!!
 
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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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