Korg MiniKorg-700S

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The MiniKorg-700S is an old and simple monophonic analog keyboard from Korg. It is a dual-oscillator synth related to Korg's first monosynth, the single oscillator MiniKorg-700. Most of the controls are located in an odd place beneath the keyboard so as to make room above the keyboard for a sheet-music stand. Some controls have bizarre names like Bender, Traveler and Expand for the auto-bend, filter and envelope, respectively.

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It has three ring modulators for some strange sounds and noises. Sometimes a decent bass sound for techno music can be achieved using the MiniKorg's hi-pass and low-pass filters. The two oscillators can be de-tuned and they offer triangle, sawtooth and square waveforms. There are some strange analog effects built-in as well such as portamento, a rudimentary repeat-delay, auto-bend (bender), vibrato and Chorus and Noise waveforms.

This limited and quirky little synth is a nice collectors item but rarely seen or used anymore. It has relatively no performance controls like pitch/mod, but for ancient analog technology, this synth is quite stable and reliable. It is still quite capable of generating a very analog bass sound, thud, thump, growl or squeal. The wood side-panels and large primary colored knobs and sliders are a sure sign of Vintage status. It has been used by The Cure, ComaTeens, Kitaro, Human League, N-Trance, Vangelis, the Normal, Stevie Wonder, The Cars and Paul Hardcastle.

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85 Visitor comments
July 5, 2014 @ 11:02 am
Used by Krazy Kat at a gig in '77: https://www.flickr.com/photos/khiltscher/sets/72157623990334193/
The Ghoul
May 19, 2014 @ 8:34 am
I have a 700 that served me well for years and has the battle scars to prove it.

Mine is the single oscillator version but I have never felt let down by this baby.

It is a board that you really have to play and, by that, I mean it's not a set and forget board like my DX7 where you press a sound and there you go.

I love this board for the same reason I love my EDP Wasp or Juno 6, they are all good to create live, one off creations that I may never be able to recreate.

For sweeps, bleeps and similar type sounds, I reach for this first time, every time.
April 19, 2014 @ 10:54 pm
simple and nice synth! it can be heard well in the tune "prototype" by Rex the dog ;-)
April 3, 2014 @ 1:36 pm
Just finished restoring one of these for a friend. The 2 rating here is criminal. It has a simple layout, comfortable keybed, and a low pass/high pass combo filter section that sounds magical. If you can pick one of these up, do it. I'm kind of sad to give this one back now that I'm done working on it.
March 26, 2014 @ 7:21 pm
Love these synths, blows any synth i've ever owned out of the water. They're beautiful used by Kitaro, Vangelis, and very underrated.

that being said:
I have 3 korgs for sale, the minikorg 700, Korg 700s, and Maxikorg 800dv. Email thisisourtimek (at) gmail (dot) com
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 2 VCOs (sawtooth triangle, square)
  • LFO - Yes
  • Effects - 3 Ring modulators, Portamento, auto-bender, Vibrato, Repeat, Chorus, Noise
  • Filter - High-pass and Low-pass filters
  • Keyboard - 37 keys
  • Memory - None
  • Control - None
  • Date Produced - 1974

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