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
November 23, 2013 @ 11:13 am
I have a ps3100 in perfect working condition. Haven't used it in over 20 years. I would give it away (yes, free!). I don't want to throw it to the trash. You would however pay for transportation. I live in Québec, Canada. Anyone interested?
September 12, 2013 @ 7:12 am
for those interested to know how much you have to pay to get one, you can visit any websites that maintain history sales.
August 16, 2013 @ 5:14 pm
It has patch points, I have memory.
July 13, 2013 @ 9:11 am
As an owner of the PS 3100 I should mention that the thin veneer of wood covering the sides and front peels off easily after all these years. The "Octave divider" system is fairly unique and criticised by many synth experts. The filters are pretty nice and having even a few patch cords available makes it easy to route modulation. For experimental music, not so awesome but for players the poly is very nice. Weight is about 70 Lbs. This is not close to an ARP 2600 when it comes to variety. The rarity of the machine increases perceived value. I paid 350$ US in the late 80s, new in Eugene Or.
May 16, 2013 @ 10:26 am
May I ask how much you paid for it?
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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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