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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57 Visitor comments
November 24, 2009 @ 5:37 pm
mine takes 10-15 mins to warm up
August 12, 2009 @ 3:36 am
This synth is also used by this band called the Helium Swamp Recordings and it sounds great coupled with numerous old retro gear such as a fender contempo, Wulitzer Piano, and an old Lowery. Cheers.
June 23, 2009 @ 5:52 am
I bought my MomoPoly when they first came out. It still works like new. I think this is a great lead synth. I get great sounds from it. I think something got lost when all the programable synths came out, it is great fun looking for new sounds because there is nothing there from the factory and this synth is the kind that you can just have a lot of fun with. It is expressive with the fat sounds one can get from 4 VCO
May 1, 2009 @ 7:26 am
Lovely synth. This guy I know from down the road casually mentioned the other day that he's got one lying around dormant in the loft. Didn't think it was worth anything. I think I'll make him an offer to take it off his hands!! Love korg synths? You might like my music - www.myspace.com/theredshiftmachine
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.
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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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