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Korg PE-2000


Released: 1976

MSRP: Y270,000 ($2300US)


(a.k.a. Poly-Ensemble S or K-5) Three oscillators (fatter sound), but few editable parameters. Lambda predecessor. Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The PE-2000 (a.k.a. Poly-Ensemble S or K-5) is a 48 key (fully polyphonic) synthesizer, featuring three oscillators (preset waveforms), AR envelope, phaser, shelving EQ (bass, treble), and 8 presets (string:2, pipe organ:2 or reed and wind on eary modes, brass:2, chorus/choir:2).


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
48 keys ? ? no LoZ HiZ Phasor no high pass filter frequency (5 pin DIN) no no AC:wired (15W)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- N/A preset:8 (string:2, pipe organ:2 or reed and wind on eary modes, brass:2, chorus/choir:2) no no switches sliders LED


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


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
phaser, shelving EQ (bass, treble) no EG yes


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 no microtonal "expansion" no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
VCO analog preset - no no no no


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