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 KORG PS3100 Analog Synthesizer

Korg PS3100 synthesizer
- Korg PS-3100
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other KORG gear..
Built 1977
Type: analog
Hybrid: no
48 Voice / Stimmen
1x Multitimbral
no Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 2200 (rare)
Synthesis: subtractive

OSC Features pwm
Wave Shapes saw triangle pulse noise white pink
1 OSCs
2 Filter lpf self reso + triple resonator 2 Pole
2 LFOs sine triangle saw pulse noise white pink
2 Envelope Generators 1x ADS 1x DAR

CV GATE Control / Triggering
48 Keys with no

Arpeggiator no
Sequencer no
(ID 202)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT the polyphonic series (PS) wasn't exactly a polyphonic MS20 but it had a resonator and one VCO. the polyphony was archieved by frequency dividers and 12 Master VCOs. semimodular, so the signal flow is not open to everything but mod sources and destinations can be patched, of course.
ABOUT Die polyphone Serie (PS) von Korg war nicht einfach ein polyphoner MS20, er hatte 2 LFOs und hatte einen Resonator, dennoch erinnern die Filter schon etwas an die MS-Serie. semimodular! also kein umpatchen der klangmodule im signalweg, aber modulationsquellen können frei verpatcht werden.
DETAILS nice fast LFO (2 lfos are available), one with sine wave only, the (full) polyphony is created by 12 tunable frequency divided Oszillators (12 pots set the drequency, so it has microtuning), sample and hold, 3 Resonators (100hz-10khz). sure, this is the most interesting part ,the ps3200 has a resonator instead.

Hardware: like in the older MS20 (one korg35) there are 48 Korg35 chips inside (Filters), and of course there are 48 VCAsm 48 ENVs..
DETAILS Die PS-Synths haben sehr schnelle LFO (es gibt 2, wovon einer einfach nur Sinus bringt), es gibt drei Resonatoren (100hz-10khz), die sogar modulierbar sind. sample + hold schaltung. Kurz: Der wohl aufwendigste (voll)polyphone Synthesizer seiner Zeit. Tonerzeugung durch Frequenzteilerschaltung mittels 12 extra stimmbaren Potis for eine Oktave (Microtuning)!

Die Materialschlacht für den PS3100: 48x Korg35 Chips (wie in den älteren MS20) bilden 48 VCFs, 48 VCAs und 48 ENVs.
SOUND polyphonic pads and sweeps, not "fat" but typical korg kind of sound , resonator makes it even more interesting..
SOUND polyphone Flächen im MS Sound, nicht fett ,aber sehr speziell und interessant durch den Resonator kann man schöne "Schwurbelklänge" bauen.
VERSION PS3300: 3x PS3100
VERSION PS3300: 3x PS3100
Korg Ps-3100
Korg Ps-3100 Patch Panel
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Patchbereich des PS3100
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Korg Ps-3100 Mid Panel
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Mittleres Panel des PS3100
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Korg Ps-3100 left Panel
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Linkes Panel des PS3100
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KORG known or written as Keio formerly Univox, Donca Matic, Diamond, Keio Organ

Mr Tsutomu Katoh, founder of KEIO
aka KORG = Keio ORGans.

Analogue Trigger Korg: gate pulse in/out 5V negative 5V pos to GROUND
MS-20 and some others are: 'S-Trig' (Moog Type) - Kurzschlusstrigger = to GND = shorting connection.
v-trig also.

Official Intl. Site :
ueber Synthesizer Hersteller KORG

Korg wurde von Tsutomu Katoh aus Japan gegründet.

Offizielle Site (D)


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