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
Martin
September 8, 2011 @ 8:22 pm
Absolutely great and amazing synth. Unfortunately have to sell mine, 100% working condition, clean, beautiful, no BS at all, promise... write me if interested, USA only.
mitm at maninthemountain dot com
e.e.
September 3, 2011 @ 2:35 pm
bought one of these at a yard sale for $20......
true love is real
kogmachine
August 25, 2011 @ 2:40 am
I just got my Mono/Poly today. It is my first vintage analog synth. I wanted something as old as I was and I got it. In my opinion, the filter sounds better than my Q+ or Andromeda. I do appreciate it's simplicity. It's lack of patch storage, lack of effects, single filter, limited modulation capabilites (compared to the modern synths I'm used to). Any synth player would have a lot of fun with this.
Johannes
August 1, 2011 @ 12:07 pm
Sensational sounds can be had on this baby! Imagine a Korg Trident devouring a Poly Six and then for dessert adding in a Korg Sigma! This will give you a little idea how crazy these synths can perform and sound.
@iambic9 I got mine in perfectly working order for under a grand! The Mono/Polys regularly sell in the $1000 - $1400 range. Obvious that you have an agenda to bump up the prices which is really a shame and should not be tolerated. Once in a while somebody will ask something closer to $2000 for one but those just linger and linger and linger and NEVER sell!
Great synth regardless.
Havah
June 23, 2011 @ 12:40 pm
P. from Chromeo says that this is one of his favorite and most used synths. It's used for monophonic leads on many of their songs.
 
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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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