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Korg Poly-61

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:00 am
by Plink Floyd
So I'm in the Indy GC yesterday to buy an Alesis RA-100, another cheap 61 key controller (so I can keep one at work), and an impulse buy (a used soft keyboard bag that like totally says "Roland JUNO", dude!), when I hear a sound coming from the keyboard room that stopped me in my tracks, beckoning through the haze of long ago, calling "hey, remember me?" I was almost certain, before I saw it, that it was a specimen of the first polysynth I ever owned. Someone had just brought it in & the sales guys were trying to figure out how to get it to change patches lol. I spent a very fun half hour with it. Those things just sound great to me. I loved the second oscillator, the joystick was joyous, the keybed was fast, the Korgish filters were just korgasmic...

But I was also reminded of the things that led to my disatisfaction and eventual disassociation: no knobs, no portamento, no midi, the steppish nature of some of the parameters ect.

So, even though this one was in vgc and everything worked well and they said they would price it at only $300, I sadly walked away.

Clavamanother: if you want this one, don't ask me to be the middleman, because if it comes home with me, I might not have the strength to part with it again. Just call them direct and don't tell me...

Re: Korg Poly-61

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:44 pm
by christianrock
Even after you saw what Kebu gets out of it, you still walked away?

I'm getting my DW8000 on Thursday.

Re: Korg Poly-61

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:04 pm
by Plink Floyd
Yay! I would love to find a $20 DW8K. I hope it werks well for ya.

Re: Korg Poly-61

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:59 pm
by christianrock
Hey Plinky, is Zionsville near by you? There's a Poly61 for 295 BUY IT NAO on Feebay. You could probably pick this up and save shipping... and maybe even save on Feebay fees... *nudge nudge*

Re: Korg Poly-61

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:08 pm
by Plink Floyd
Thanks, CR, I drive through Z-ville on the way to work. But I really don't want another one unless it cost little or nothing. I can make my Kawai DCO synth sound pretty much exactly like a Korg anyway, except for the 2nd osc, and a little flanger doubling goes a long way for that.

:wave:

Re: Korg Poly-61

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:17 am
by MetroSonus
so cr you're selling a DW and keeping the EX? I thought you were aiming to go the other way around.

Re: Korg Poly-61

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:33 pm
by christianrock
I don't know yet :lol:

I need to get this keybed fixed and now I need a key in my A-90 fixed as well, so I might be keyless for a few weeks :eek:

Unless I buy that Fusion 8HD on Ebay which would be totally awesome.

Re: Korg Poly-61

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:41 pm
by Plink Floyd
I want an Andromeda. Or an OB-Xa.

Re: Korg Poly-61

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:29 am
by ClavAnother
LOL, just saw this thread. No worries Plinky, I actually have one. That reminds me, its at this dude's place. I should probably go pick it up sometime...