Korg Mono/Poly

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A cool analog monophonic/polyphonic from Korg. It has 4 VCO's which can be shared in 4-voice Polyphonic mode, or linked in Unison for a versatile monophonic lead. Each VCO has its own level, tune, and waveform type control. Waveforms include triangle, sawtooth, variable pulse wave. It has a great VCF (filter) section as well as 2 envelope generators (one for the oscillators and one for the filter). There are also 2 individual LFO's which can be used to modulate the Pulse Width, envelope and Arpeggiator independently.

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A very flexible and fun synth. Other cool tricks up its sleeve include chord memory and an effects mode in which oscillators have a variety of ways to be synced. The built-in arpeggiator and sequencer can run all 4 VCO's at a time or cycle through each voice per note! There's also portamento, CV/Gate, VCF and VCO mod inputs, white noise generator, and the pitch/mod wheels can be assigned to control LFO, pitch or the filter. Its sound quality is nice and very Korg. This synth is used by Hardfloor, Tangerine Dream, The Orb, 808 State, Juno Reactor, Megaton Matt Haines, Freddy Fresh, and the Chemical Brothers.

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58 Visitor comments
April 28, 2009 @ 3:32 pm
Underrated and under appreciated. These are still many $$ less than any comparable ARP, Moog or even SH series synths but they certainly can hold there own. Yeah the 24db filter is not as thick and wonderful as the Moog but they do have 4 VCOs, cool sync and x-mod features and poly capability. I love the arpeggiator in poly mode with each VCO set to a different octave and/or waveform. This synth is all analog goodness.
April 2, 2009 @ 3:57 am
My first personnal analogic synthetiser 1983.
My first sound design.
My firts composer action
I am a brave with my MonoPloy.
I would send my MonoPoly but I can not...Not possible.
If I am out I want my MonoPoly for Other Life...
I like & Love this analogic. But I know I am not perfect.Stop!
Very good analogic like moog but Korg sound...
Arpegiator & Fx for strange sequencer ...
4 differente sounds or 4 multitimbral sound...
Sound designs maxi ...
Very Very 1980's vintage... But no good pub for this analogic...
Sorry for my bad english! bye!
March 3, 2009 @ 12:48 pm
Yes indeed ! Why buy an ms 20 ... :-)

Put the cv out of a sequencer in the 'Vco fm in', select chord mode, select the arpegiator, put the rate of lfo two to it's maximum ; play, get very cool stuff
Korg Arranger
March 1, 2009 @ 6:04 pm
Best analog synth from KORG...!
January 13, 2009 @ 8:13 am
Monster synth, mine still works fine. I have removed the keyboard and reboxed it with a midi retro fit. Before you all go mad, the original case and keyboard can be refitted to restore it to its former glory (although I did fix an iEC socket inplace of the trailing mains cable). Great sound, quite fat!
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 4 Voices
  • Oscillators - 4 VCO's: triangle / sawtooth / PWM
  • LFO - 2 LFO's w/ individual rates
  • Filter - VCF, VCF ADSR
  • VCA - ADSR Env
  • Keyboard - 44 keys
  • Arpeg/Seq - YES (with very cool effects)
  • Control - CV/GATE and CV Filter
  • Effects - Chord Memory
    VCO sync / modulation
  • Date Produced - 1981

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