MATRIXSYNTH: Korg PE-1000 -- Polyphonic Ensemble SN 760397

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Korg PE-1000 -- Polyphonic Ensemble SN 760397

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"This is a vintage Korg PE-1000 (Polyphonic Ensemble) from the 70s.

All keys work, all functions work, and it is in good working order. There is some cosmetic wear as you'd imagine for a 40+ year old synth, but it is in overall very good condition.

It has a separate oscillator per key. Not common for a 70s polyphonic synth. It sounds richer since detuning between octaves is possible using the Pitch Expand knob.

There are seven preset sounds: String, Pipe Organ, Brass, Piano, Electric Piano, Harpsichord and Clavichord, plus an eighth preset "Control" which is a free synth mode with a selection of square or sawtooth waveforms.

This synth has been used by Beach House to get a lot of their distinctive string synth sounds. Really cool, unique sounds from this.

Note: This is the 100v Japanese model and will run fine on a 115/120v without a transformer, however if you intend to play for a long time having a step-down transformer is advisable."

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