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Korg Poly 800

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    Description
    Korg released the 8 voice programmable Poly 800 in 1983. In addition to having 8 voice polyphony, the instrument sported 49 keys, 1 DCO pervoice or 4 if switched into double mode for a fatter sound. It also has a chorus effect, VCF filter with single and mulitmodes, a joystick that could modulate the filter or DCO's.

    It also offered 3 digital envelope generators a noise generator, a 256 event sequencer, and, guitar strap pegs so the player could strap it on to play it like a guitarist. MIDI was a basic affair offering note on/off, and modulation.

    The user programmed patches via 2 data entry buttons and screen printed matrix of the front panel.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Oscillator Notes:
    1 oscillator 1 DCO per voice
    Envelope Notes::
    1 ADSR enevelope
    Filter Notes:
    1 VCF 24db low pass filter
    LFO Notes::
    1 LFO with triangle waveform
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 32
    Storage: Internal, 6
    Editing: MIDI
    Effects
    chorus
    Sequencer
    256 event sequencer
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 49 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Joy Stick, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob
    Display Type: LED
    Display Count H: 5
    Display Count V: 1
    Dimensions (WxDxH): W 780mm H 89mm D 286mm
    Weight: 4.3kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 4
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: DC9v 300MA
    Production
    Year Released: 1983
    Year Discontinued: 1985
    Used By
    Duran Duran, Vangelis, Depeche Mode, Geoff Downes, Orbital, Jon Johnson
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.korg.co.jp
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    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $795 - convert
    Used Price: $199.99-$450 - convert
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