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Korg Poly-61M


Released: 1984

MSRP: Y179,000? ($995US?)


Adds MIDI to the Poly-61 Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Korg Poly-61M is a 61 key (6 voice polyphonic) synthesizer, featuring dual oscillators (saw|pulse waveform), resonant low pass analog filter, ADSR envelope (routed to filter and volume), LFO (routed to PWM, pitch, filter, volume), arpeggiator (up/down), MIDI, tape interface, and 64 editable presets.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:985mm D:350mm H:110mm 12kg no mono MIDI tape filter no arpeggio program+ sustain AC:wired (28W)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- None 64 MIDI? tape MIDI? parameter based LED displays


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no 1 6 (unison/poly) no DCO1+DCO2->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no EG yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
octave:1-3 up down up/down pedal no N/A N/A joystick pedal


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no yes MIDI yes yes no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
DCO1 digital saw pulse 4' 8' 16' no PWM:MG MG joystick no
DCO2 digital saw square 4' 8' 16' no no MG joystick no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog discrete? yes low pass key EG MG no no


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


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
MG triangle? yes no no no joystick no
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