Synth Museum

"Synthesizer preservation via research and education."

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Welcome to the Korg Gallery

Introducing Korg

One of the first major Japanese synthesizer manufacturers. For street prices, see Prepal.

Released Conventional Additive-Sampler FM Rompler
1973 MiniKorg-700
1974 MiniKorg-700s MaxiKorg-800DV
1975 900PS Synthe-Bass-SB-100
1976 770 PE-1000 PE-2000
1977 MicroPreset-M-500 MicroPreset-M-500SP PS-3100 PS-3200 PS-3300
1978 MS-10 MS-20 MS-50
1979 X-911 Delta Lambda Sigma
1980 Trident
1981 MonoPoly Polysix
1982 Trident-MKII Poly-61
1983 Poly-800
1984 Poly-61M EX-800 DW-6000
1985 Poly-800II DW-8000 EX-8000
1986 DSS-1
1987 DSM-1 DS-8 707
1988 M1 M1R
1989 M1EX M1REX M3R T1 T2 T2EX T3 T3EX
1990 Wavestation Wavestation-EX
1991 Wavestation-AD 01W 01RW 01WFD 01Wpro 01WproX
1992 Wavestation-SR 03RW
1993 X3 X2 X3R
1994 X5 05RW
1995 X5D X5DR



Architectural Classes:

  • Additive: Multiple sine wave harmonics are combined.
  • Conventional: Single cycle waveforms, subtractive architecture (filtered harmonics).
  • FM: Oscillators use Frequency or Phase Modulation.
  • Rompler: ROM based samples (often subtractive).
  • Sampler: User recorded samples (often subtractive).
  • Modelling: Digital model, usually involving a Driver and Modulators.