Synthesist Marko Ettlich takes a synth voyage, with a vintage Korg Polysix (1981).
The Polysix was among the first polyphonic synths that were relatively affordable. Though it is a one oscillator design, built-in effects can give it a massive sound, as demonstrated above.
Features of the Korg Polysix include:
- 6 Voice Polyphonic and Unisono Mode
- 1 oscillator + suboscillator per voice | SSM filter chip based.
- LFO – 1 LFO
- Filter – analog lowpass with ADSR envelope
- 2 Envelopes
- Chorus, Phaser, Ensemble
The PolySix has been used by Eat Static, Geoff Downes, Astral Projection, Jimi Tenor, Global Communications, Kitaro, Robert Rich, Keith Emerson and Tears for Fears.