Time machine: Moog Polymoog 203a Vintage Analog Synth From 1976

December 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Moog Polymoog 203a Vintage Analog Synthesizer 1976-77-78
using it’s 3 outputs into mixer. 1. Direct. 2.VCF. 3 Resonators. with a
Roland CR 68 drum machine played both live into tascam dp-01fx/cd 2 tracked.

The Polymoog is a preset-based and fully polyphonic synthesizer released in 1975. The eight preset sounds consist of strings, piano, organ, harpsichord, funk, clavi, vibes, and brass. Though it may not sound as good as other analog poly-synths of the time (from ARP and Siel) the Polymoog was still a popular instrument because of a great new keyboard and the ability to edit the presets into unique and wild analog sounds. There’s a genuine Moog filter in there with modulation, keyboard tracking and lots of LFO modulation sources. The full sized 71-note touch-sensitive keyboard can be split into three sections, each with independent volume sliders. There is a 3-band EQ, sample-and-hold, and a full set of envelope controls. What you won’t find, however, is patch memory–well, there’s one programmable preset, but there’s certainly no MIDI control!

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