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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12 Visitor comments
Dale Charles
May 17, 2013 @ 10:54 am
KORG: Please re-release this next.. 100% size with full keys, and we only need 10 voices, (although some born with more than 10 fingers may disagree..) or maybe 4-part polyphony w 16 voices =)

*of note is the amazingly labeled "Temperment Adjust" haa.
Frankie
May 16, 2012 @ 10:23 am
My "new" PS-3300 is finally at home.
Impressive from avery point ov view!!!
The internal construction is amazing.
Think it will be a veeeery long and difficult restoration.
Front panel isn't in good shape, but it doesn't need to look as new in the end...
Rick
May 10, 2012 @ 11:15 am
The PS3300 in fact has 144 VCFs, 144 VCAs and 144 Envelopes.. 3 per key.. there are actually 36 VCOs that are routed through octave dividers to give full 48 note polyphony.

besides these facilities which are available per KEY there are also 3 Resonators (1 per 3301 section), 6 LFOs (2 per section) 3 Amplitude modulators for making ring mod type sounds and then the 3302 output section which adds a Voltage Controlled 3 channel mixer, S&H, General Envelope Generator, Mults, Headphone Amplifier, and dual Voltage Processors.

Midi Kit is available from Kenton.
danalogue1
February 8, 2011 @ 9:41 am
Beautiful piece of machinery
anal aerobics AKA HI-NRG
July 24, 2010 @ 2:09 pm
Played on these some months ago at a mates place.
Yeah I'm pretty certain Rich has got at least 1, apparently he has had it refurbished in brown velvet, so that he can be making tracks while talking a dump in his russian submarine in scotland.
 
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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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