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Korg Polysix

Korg Polysix

3.9 3.9 out of 5, based on 2 Reviews

1981 polyphonic analog synthesizer

13th September 2016

Korg Polysix by wargrave

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 4 out of 5
  • Features 3 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 4 out of 5
  • Overall: 4
Korg Polysix

I like it a lot! Has a dark and mysterious but very warm sound, a syrupy filter and some very cool effects (particulary the "ensemble" which makes it a string machine).
Comparing it to my Juno-60 it's somewhat less appealing to me. The dark and ominous sound is hard to avoid and the Juno is a bit more versatile in features. Still an excellent analog polyphonic synth with beautiful VCOs and miles better and more organic than most of the **** produced today (even the analog ones).

The filter is magic
The VCOs are magic
The ensemble effect is magic

Somewhat limited

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2nd October 2016

Korg Polysix by Charles Barnett

  • Sound Quality 4 out of 5
  • Ease of use 3 out of 5
  • Features 4 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 4 out of 5
  • Overall: 3.75
Korg Polysix

I used to own two. One of them I took on the road with my band and used it live. Used it for years. The other one broke down because of a leaking internal battery that is used for the memory. The battery leaked all over the circuit board and ate through the tracks.
I really love the sound of these synths the only drawback is that they can get noisy when compared to modern synths especially with the chorus on.

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