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KORG POLY 800 Japan 1983-1986

A cheap analog synthesizer mass produced in the 80s. Cool things: Chord memory, Step sequencer (that can be synced with MIDI), Joystick for pitch bend, filter cut off and volume modulation, a muddy fat chorus effect, portable and lightweight. One of the first affordable polyphonic synthesizers, often laughed and frowned upon but it is capable of some very juicy analog sounds.

MP3 of a raunchy italo baseline (Mirage women style) from the Poly 800

The Poly 800 was used heavily in Legowelt's beyond the Congo & Tower of the Gipsy albums.

Korg Poly 800 at synthmuseum

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