KORG Mono/Poly V2 (Win)

Originally a part of the Korg Legacy Collection: Analog Edition 2007; the Mono/Poly is now available individually. Korg's proprietary Component Modeling Technology (CMT) recreates the first circuit path and analog signal flow, to supply results that are completely faithful to the first hardware.
  • Publisher: KORG
  • Product: Mono/Poly V2
  • Version: 2.0.2
  • Format: EXE, VST, AAX
  • Bit Depth: 64-bit
  • Operating System: Windows

Originally a part of the Korg Legacy Collection: Analog Edition 2007; the Mono/Poly is now available individually. Korg’s proprietary Component Modeling Technology (CMT) recreates the first circuit path and analog signal flow, to supply results that are completely faithful to the first hardware.

The Korg/Mono Poly is a well equipped Synth: It has 4 oscillators, oscillator sync, cross modulation, PWM, noise generator (white noise), 24 dB Filter, 2 ADSR envelopes, 2 LFO’s with many waveforms, ARPEGGIATOR, CHORD MEMORY and portamento. The built in microprocessor makes many things possible: chord memory, arpeggiator, and polyphonic playing.
It is built around SSM chips like the Korg Polysix. I think, with the MONOPOLY Korg wanted to produce a synth as an alternative to the Minimoog and Sequential Circuits Pro One. Please don’t expect it to sound like a Minimoog. However, it sounds great and gives a lot of inspiration. It is a flexible instrument with an amazing potential.
The most characteristic thing on the MonoPoly is the arpeggiator, when it triggers the oscillators in poly-mode. Every step of the arpeggiator triggers a different oscillator – unique patterns can be produced.
I played the Korg MonoPoly along with a Roland DC-30 delay, a Roland DEP-5 (delay) and and a Lexicon MPX-500 (reverb).
The red and yellow knobs on my Mono/Poly I took from an old Korg KMX-8 mixer. It helps to get a better overview (main volume, filter controls red, fx section yellow). Now it looks a bit like a blown up JEN SX-1000 😉
Excuse the background noise in the first half of the video…

KORG Mono/Poly V2 Features:

  • 128-note polyphony (Maximum).
  • 1 Part.
  • 256 Programs with Program Browser and audition function.
  • Advanced Unison mode; up to 16 stackable voices, Detune, and Spread.
  • 8 Virtual Modulation routings; 159 Sources, 35 Destinations.
  • Two multi-effect processors.
  • The Mono/Poly was a monophonic behemoth with polyphonic capabilities that a lot of musicians acclaimed because the best analog synthesizer Korg ever made. Korg improved its functionality in software by adding eight powerful virtual patches for near-infinite modulation routing, two integrated multi-effects, 16-voice unison, and up to 128 voices.

Mono/Poly V2 offers four full banks of rich, fat sounds, covering everything from deep basses to soaring leads; fine arpeggiator patterns to riveting soundscapes. and you will never stray trying to find sounds, using the Mono/Poly’s simple category select feature.

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