Korg PS-3300

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The PS-3300 is a megalithic semi-modular two piece synthesizer system from Korg. It was one of the first truly polyphonic analog synthesizers from the mid '70's! Beautiful wood panels, plenty of knobs and patch-points and a bold Korg sound! The system follows the PS-3100 model.

The PS-3300 is like having 3 stacked PS-3100s with a built-in mixer module. The PS-3300 loves the number 48 - 48 voice polyphony, 48 VCOs, 48 VCFs and 48 VCAs! That would make this one of the largest and fattest compact synthesizer systems around! Each note on the keyboard has microtonal tunings. There's also a general envelope generator and sample and hold. In addition to a great Korg sound, it features incredible modulation abilities and is still a very useful and coveted synth even today. This very pricey instrument is used mainly by large acts such as Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre and Emmerson, Lake and Palmer.

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13 Visitor comments
S Dhain
March 2, 2009 @ 7:43 am
These are VERY rare, and now fetch about £10k for minty ones. Ive used the 3200, and it is amazing, but ive never had the pleasure of using these.
planetplayer
January 13, 2009 @ 12:43 am
Never played. Nice specs. Have samples. The high end frequency range thanks to VCO is nice. Used it on one song. Like 1950's movie space fx sort of like a space radio being tuned is what I used.Very nice. The sample goes from about 5000hz to 16500hz . It is like a Synthi, but sounds much warmer , but not soft in volume. It had good Signal to noise ratio is very high but it doesn't sound brittle at all. I wish I had more samples of these things $99 brought temporary hapiness, but need more. One day I will see if I can make these sounds with ModularMoog VST. Moog and copies are so different that I think a closer machine may be an ARP2600 or 2600VST plugin. You know they king of look similar.
Micke
October 9, 2008 @ 2:17 pm
The PS-3300 has also been used by Klaus Schulze, Gino Vanelli, Richard Vimal, Keith Emerson (solo work and soundtracks), Lightwave and Roland Romanelli.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 48 voices
  • Oscillators - 48 VCO's
  • Effects - 3-band EQ
  • Filter - Typical resonant VCF
  • VCA - ADS Envelope generator (no release)
  • Keyboard - PS-3010 48-key remote polyphonic keyboard
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - CV/GATE
  • Date Produced - 1977

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