Korg MiniKorg 700
Category: Products / synth / old analog mono
Added: 13-Dec-98 | Author: admin
New price: discontinued | S/H price: 100 - 150 uk
Korg MiniKorg 700Yes!... Here is a right old bargain blast from the past, the Korg Minikorg 700. I just got this synth from the classifieds here at Dance-Tech !!, so hey people... The Classifieds DO sell!... This cost me £100 from Sandy up in Nottingham.... Not a well known 'Analog' classic with yer typical 'Classic' price tag, but a real stonkin' little machine!
The S-700 is a true analog monosynth from the 70's era I guess, but if anyone knows more on that score let me know. The sound is very distinctive. Like most older analog synths, it's not in any way a general all round synth, but rather has a particular sound.... You like that sound or you dont. The unit is an original made in Japan job, and is constructed of matal sheet & wood !!
So... The controls... Well, it's all real simple..... Starting from the left, you've got a main Volume slider, followed by two sliders marked 'Traveller'... These two are in fact the Resonance & Filter controls.
Next comes 'Attack & Pecussion', which is Korg-speak for Attack & Decay!... followed by those two big silver knobs... (see the piccie!)... Now these look to me like they were grafted on from an old black & white TV set.....but hey, they are actually brilliant to handle... Nice & chunky!.... Probably these are as I say, not the original knobs... correct me if wrong here!
Anyhow... These two rotary knobs control the transpose for the oscillator, and the other switches between Saw, Square & I think some type of reduced sawtooth wave... It's too harsh for a sine wave, and too soft for a saw wave... so your guess is as good as mine for that one!...... The other selections are for two different chorus modes... one narrow, & one VERY wide... Awesome as they say out west!... This analog chorus section beefs up the sound massively, giving a huge de-tuned twin oscillator type of sound... Massive.....Brilliant harsh lead or bass type sound !!
Ok. After the sound select, you've got a further selection of sliders & switches, covering Portamento On/Off & Speed.... Vibrato On/Off & Vibrato Speed & Depth.... Sustain... Pitch... and a couple of real cryptic ones entitled 'Repeat, Bender, Bright & Expand!..... Of these, the 'Bright' switch seems to add some treble & top mid....The 'Expand' switch seems to add more bass-end funnily enuff, and the 'Bender' switch causes a struck note to bend up to pitch a little.... But the 'Repeat' switch is knackered I reckon, cos it doesn't seem to do anything....No worries......as it is....dead tatty, and lovingly re-painted at some point in best enamel black, I'm WELL pleased with this baby !!!......what a wicked harsh sound it has....really harsh if you want it to be, and as for that chorus...... HUGE!
Anyhow... Apart from that, its got a mains plug, and an output socket..... well two output sockets actually....so Maybe it's got stereo chorus... I'll have to try that later... Anyhow... enuff guff..... I'll get some RA3 files going and paste 'em up so you can hear this beastie!... L8ers.
Me demonstrating some of the sounds capable with the Univox Minikorg 700....
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