The Poly-800 is an analog synthesizer in a small all-plastic case with mini-keys and no velocity sensitivity. It was released in module form as the Korg EX-800. A Mark II version was also made.
It could be powered with batteries and had guitar strap pegs so that it could be worn like a guitar and played live.
The Poly-800 included a 256-step sequencer. It had basic MIDI support, but patches could not be backed up MIDI and it still used a cassette interface for backing up patches.
Year Released: 1983
Keyboard: 49 mini keys
Polyphony: 8 notes
Multitimbral: 2 parts
User Patches: 64
Power Consumption: 9V, 300 mA (negative-tip power supply)
Dimensions: 780 mm x 286 mm x 89 mm
Weight: 4.3 kg
User Demo Videos
WAV samples are available on freewavesamples.com.
Korg Poly-800 Manual
Korg Poly-800 Schematics
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