Korg MiniKorg-700S

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MiniKorg-700S

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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MiniKorg-700

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
Jess
November 30, 2012 @ 6:24 pm
I have the mini-korg 700 univox. I would be willing to sell it. dirtyturkrecordlabels@gmail.com
Deano
November 23, 2012 @ 10:57 am
Message update - The Korg 700 below has since been sold. Thanks for all the interest shown.

Deano.
Deano
October 24, 2012 @ 10:26 am
The 700s is an amazing instrument with a unique sound. I've owned one for the past 23 years and it's still in amazing condition with original owners manual & handmade wooden case. If anyone is interested in making me an offer, get in touch. d3anparry@hotmail.com
Heather Perkins
October 5, 2012 @ 12:46 pm
I'm actively searching for one of these in good playable condition. US preferred, but will consider the insanity of international shipping for the right synth. This was the first synth I had as a kid, and I would love to play one again.

A friend had a MiniMoog, and I liked it - but once I played the MiniKorg 700, I was hooked. Saved up all my chore money and bought one. I think for a young enthusiast it had the right balance of form and function - plus it was small enough for me to haul to remote locations and annoy people with my patented "helicopter solo." Really cool synth. I miss it!
Ty
August 17, 2012 @ 10:14 am
@Chris
Definitely interested in buying if you're still selling. Thaiqr@gmail.com
 
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • 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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