Thursday, May 20, 2010

Korg - Poly-61

The Korg Poly-61 is a polyphonic synthesizer from the early 80s and It was the successor of the Korg Polysix. The main differecences betwen those models are ( according to wikipedia ) :
  • Many parameters on the Poly-61 are limited to 8 settings, whereas the Polysix has better parameter resolution
  • The Poly-61 has DCOs.
  • The Poly-61 has two oscillators versus one on the Polysix
  • The Poly-61M has MIDI
  • The Poly-61 has 64 memories, instead of 32 on the Polysix
  • The Polysix has an analog effects board, whereas the Poly-61 has no effects

KORG POLY-61 HQ SOUND DEMO - vintage synthesizer 1983

Text from the video :
  • The Korg Poly-61 is a 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer. It was the successor of the classic Korg Polysix. It has 2 oscillators per voice and digital parameter access - like the Poly-800, which came later. The Poly-61 has DCO's and analog 12 dB/okt. filters for every voice (unlike the Poly-800, which has a single 24 dB filter for all voices). DCO 1 has PWM. There is only one ADSR envelope for VCF and VCA.

    It also has CHORD MEMORY and an ARPGEGGIATOR - the same as featured on the Polysix.

    The original Poly-61 came without MIDI. Later models had MIDI built in. Finally, the Poly-61M was released, which had MIDI as standard.

    This video shows what a Poly-61 is capable of. I recorded the sounds without any additional effects or eq.



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    These sounds are mainly suited for electronica, techno pop, disco, dance, trance and classic electronic music (Jarre, Vangelis, etc..).

    As an experienced synth player / programmer I programmed these special sounds carefully. These sounds are not available somewhere else.

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