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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.

    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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