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Korg | PS-3200


The PS-3200 is a semi-modular synth from Korg, last in the PS series. Basically two PS-3100 synths in one enclosure and featuring 16 addressable and recallable memory locations for patch settings. In its time this synth was, to say the least, amazing. It has two oscillators for each key and 48 notes of full polyphony! Each VCO module has its own VCF and LFO too!

Although this synth was a polyphonic beast it was still pretty limited in terms of patching and signal routing relative to other modular systems. There was also a limited envelope generator design. But for its time this synth was one of the fattest things around and the included 16 patches of memory were a God-send! The memory system takes a snapshot of all your settings, and they can be recalled at anytime. The memory even lasts after the synth is turned off. Its sound is classic analog Korg.

The PS-3060 Programmer Remote Controller, for remote control of the PS-3200. It allowed users to remotely select any of the 16 memory patches. The PS-3010 48-key polyphonic remote keyboard and PS-3060 both used Korg's propietary model PS-3001 60P (60 pin) connection cable.

Engine TypeModular (Semi)
Voices (max)48
Engine Detailed2 VCOs per voice
Filter (VCF)Typical filter w/ resonance and envelope
Envelope (VCA)ADSR envelope generator
FXBuilt In 7-Band EQ
Memory16 patches
Key typeKeys
Extra infoPS-3010 48-key remote polyphonic keyboard
Produced:1978 - 1978
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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