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 26, 2011 @ 8:21 pm
seriously, $20, saw it at a garage sale, lady was getting rid of her exs stuff and I snagged it. It was a [beep] ing miracle, totally works, the bottom of the wood sides are coming off but what ever. It's a [beep] ing dope synth I could never afford otherwise.
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November 23, 2011 @ 2:04 pm
And I thought $200-700 was absurd. I just paid around $3000 for one and I found that a pretty nice deal. It is mint, though. Almost not removed from the flight since 1981. Probably one of the finest ones out there. But $20!? And working!!?? Please tell me you intended to put two more 0's in there.
November 16, 2011 @ 4:13 am
e.e. piss off with 20£ for a MonoPoly..you retard
November 5, 2011 @ 5:45 pm
The belgian band Neon Judgement used the M/P.
October 11, 2011 @ 5:31 pm
The Mono/Poly is one of the best Analog Synths ever build. When i play with the sonic capabilities of the Mono/Poly it goes from dimension to dimension. The rough sound of one oszcillator is better then everything else from access to clavia... .

I thank God and Korg for the Mono/Poly : )
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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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