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Korg Poly-61

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    Description
    The Poly-61 was released in 1982 and offered the same sound structure previously available on the more expensive and versatile Polysix. Now there were 2 DCO's available while still a the 6 voice synthesizer. The arpeggiator remained as well as the chord memory and effects. Korg's famous joystick for modulating the VCO and filter. Memory was now 64 patches and the cassette tape backup option was still onboard.

    Korg's Poly61 was released in 1982. Largely considered the followup to the Polysix but with less knobs and a more rudimentary matrix way of editing sounds.

    A short interval of time afterwards Korg released the Poly61M which offered MIDI capabilities. The Poly61M was identical to the original Poly61.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Up, Square
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope
    Filter Notes:
    Filter can be modulated by the Amp Envelope
    LFO
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sine, Square
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 6
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 64
    Storage: Internal, 6
    Editing: MIDI
    Arpeggiator
    up-down-up/down modes
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Joy Stick, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob
    Display Type: LED, Numeric
    Display Count H: 6
    Display Count V: 1
    Display Notes: Three independent two-digit displays to simultaneously show Program, Parameter number and Parameter Value
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Mono Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 2
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    CV Ports: Trigger Out
    Power: 25w
    Production
    Year Released: 1982
    Year Discontinued: 1986
    Manuals & Documents
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $995.99 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $799 - convert
    Used Price: $450-1,500 - convert
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