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Korg PE-1000


Released: 1976

MSRP: Y256,000 ($2100US)


Polyphonic Ensemble Orchestra (a.k.a. Poly-Ensemble P or K-4) are preset, fully polyphonic, single oscillator (dedicated oscillator for each key), but more editable than PE-2000 Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The PE-1000 (a.k.a. Poly-Ensemble P or K-4) is a 60 key (fully polyphonic) synthesizer, featuring a single oscillator (pulse/saw/square waveforms), resonant high and low pass analog filters, ADR envelope, vibrato, and 7 presets (string, pipe organ, brass, electric piano, piano, harpsichord, clavichord).


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
60 keys W:942mm H:212mm D:372mm 18.5kg no mono no high pass filter frequency (5 pin DIN) no sustain glide AC:wired (15W)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- N/A preset:7 (string, pipe organ, brass, electric piano, piano, harpsichord, clavichord) no no switches sliders LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no full (divided oscillator) no VCO->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no EG no


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


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no no pedal microtonal "expansion" no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
VCO analog pulse:2 square saw +1 no no Vibrato no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
LPF analog discrete yes low pass no no no
HPF analog discrete yes high pass no no no


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


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Vibrato triangle? no no no no no no
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