Korg PS-3100

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The PS-3100 Analogue Synthesiser has monstrous polyphony - one built-in VCO, VCF, VCA, and EG for each of the keys on the keyboard for a total of 48 synthesizer circuits and polyphony! It's VCF has three resonant filters, plus there's a ring modulator, tremolo modulator, and LFO. However it lacks some rather basic features you would like such as patch memory.

Its successors, the PS-3200 and PS-3300 have far greater potential, but the PS-3100 is the only one which is built as a single compact personal synthesizer with its built-in keyboard. The modules are completely separate and inter-connected using Korg's standard patching system. You create sounds by patching and twisting knobs, very similar to Korg's MS-series.

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27 Visitor comments
May 2, 2013 @ 10:15 pm
I have a fully restored, fully functional PS3100 in near mint condition - I was planning on putting it on the market but after having it expertly and completely overhauled, I'm not so sure. I had forgotten how versatile and unique an instrument this is.
December 29, 2012 @ 10:04 pm
how much do these usually go for? If you have one for sale, please contact my. My name is velocity boy in the forums, please shoot me a PM. Thanks.
November 23, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
Funny! The one on the picture is the one I bought from Switched On Austin.
It's a versatile machine, no doubt!
October 5, 2012 @ 6:19 pm
j s wrote that this was the first synth with n-key polyphony. That is Incorrect!
The polymoog has n-key polyphony and was released about 2 years before the PS-3100.
August 31, 2012 @ 12:25 pm
Listen to Yellow Magic Orchestra "Rydeen". The lead is played by one of these. I can't see how anyone could deny the awesomeness of the sound this synth produces after hearing this song.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 48 voices
  • Oscillators - 12 VCO's
  • Effects - 3-band EQ
  • Filter - 3 Typical resonant VCF (filters)
  • VCA - 3 Envelope generators (without release)
  • Keyboard - 48 keys
  • Memory - None
  • Control - CV/GATE
  • Date Produced - 1977

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