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
December 8, 2011 @ 1:09 pm
Kind of funny, but I used to be a real Roland-believer. Still is, but to a certain degree. After having bought several of the old Korg's, I must admit, that they really did a good job, back in the beginning of the 80's. The Mono/Poly is by far one of the most inspiring synth's I've ever played (I have had about 50). Setting the filters and knobs just right and turning the arpeggiator on, you can bring the sound to another level, making the synth just go on and on by it's own. Jam on you own! Wow! Thanx, Korg-guys!
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.
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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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