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PS-3100 Polyphonic Synthesizer

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In developing The Korg PS-3100 polyphonic synthesizer we have built on the technical know-how employed in other KORG synthesizers (the Mini KORG for example) and have created a true polyphonic synthesizer that is the realization of many a synthesist's dream. In the past even the larger synthesizers employing multiple VCO's have been monophonic instruments as far as the keyboard was concerned. This fact alone gives us a unique place among keyboard instruments.

In order to create harmony (one of the three basic elements of music) with such a synthesizer, it used to be necessary to make a multi-track tape recording of musical parts. By the same token, such instruments are necessarily limited for purposes of live performance. Through the employment of integrated circuit technology, KORG has built in a separate synthesizer for each key on the keyboard thus creating the world's first true polyphonic synthesizer.

Although the synthesizer is already known for it's wide range of capabilities, the KORG PS-3100 opens up whole new areas of musical exploration and creativity making it a truly epoch making instrument.


Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 1
Waveforms: Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Triangle
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Knob, LFO, Pedal
Envelopes: 3
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 12
Types: Band Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO, Pitch Wheel
LFO: 6
LFO Parameters: Noise, Saw Up, Saw Down, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 48
Tuning: Atonal, Micro, Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 1
Case: Keyboard, Module
Case Details: 48 keys
Keyboard: Metal, Wood
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Switches, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Pitch -Wheel, Modulation 1/4" Jacks
Dimensions (WxDxH): 820 x 528 x 360
Weight: 30 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Mono Headphone
Audio Output Count: 2
Inputs: 3 x 1/4" inputs
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, Trigger Out
Year Released: 1977
Year Discontinued: 1981
Manuals & Documents
Used Price: $$7,999-$8,445 - convert
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