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Korg Lambda


Released: 1979



Preset "Ensemble" synth with electric piano and string sections (a.k.a. ES-50). Flat top can accommodate a Sigma. Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Korg Lambda is a 48 key (fully polyphonic) synthesizer, featuring tremolo, chorus, and separate Ensemble (brass/string/organ) and Percussion (piano) sections with associated tone controls and presets (4 Ensemble, 5 Percussion). The dual oscillator Ensemble section has a dedicated AR volume envelope, Brass filter, and vibrato. The single oscillator Piano section features a dedicated analog filter, vibrato, decay.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
48 keys W:824mm D:497mm H:127mm 15kg no stereo mix no volume trigger sustain AC:wired (25W)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- N/A Ensemble:4 Percussion:5 no no knobs switches LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
2 full (divided oscillator) no [VCO1+VCO2->VCF->VCA]+[VCO->VCF->VCA]


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus/phase no EnsembleEG PercussionEG pedal Tremolo yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A joystick no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no no no no N/A


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Ensemble1 analog preset Brass:16' Organ:16' Chorus:16' StringI:16' StringII:8' no no joystick EnsembleVibrato no
Ensemble2 analog preset Brass:16' Organ:16' Chorus:16' StringI:16' StringII:8' no no joystick EnsembleVibrato no
Percussion analog preset Electric_Piano:16' Clavi:16' Piano:16' Harmonics:2' no no joystick PercussionVibrato no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
Brass analog ? no low pass no no no
Ensemble analog ? no low pass? no no no
Percussion analog ? no low pass? no no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
EnsembleEG - attack release no no no no no
PercussionEG - decay no no no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
EnsembleVibrato triangle? no no no no no no
PercussionVibrato triangle? no no no no no no
Tremolo triangle? no no no no no no
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