Korg Mono/Poly

Korg Mono/Poly

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Mono/Poly, Analog Synth from Korg.

7 user reviews

Korg Mono/Poly tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: Mono/Poly
  • Category: Analog Synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/08/2004

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Korg Mono/Poly user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
 5 reviews71 %
 2 reviews29 %

AlanForPresident's review"classic piece of gear from korg"

Korg Mono/Poly
The Korg Monopoly is a vintage piece of great that will really give your music that vintage sound. It really wont get more vintage than this. There are a lot of vintage synths that are surfacing lately especially with the rise of electronic music. This is one that I have searched for, and for a long time. I couldn’t find any one who was selling it for a good price. Then I was at a music store and they guy said he could get me one from one of his other stores but I didn’t like the price he through at me. I ended up still paying for it anyways just because I knew that I would love it. This keyboard was way before my time when it was created and it was great to get to mess with it now. Just the overall experience with the Korg Monopoly has really pulled some creativity out of me that I didn't know that I had.


Its not hard to use, but you have to keep in mind that with these old vintage machines there really arent presets per say. Its more of just dial up a type of instrument or sound and start turning knobs. The pitch wheel on the Korg Mono Poly is great, I really didn’t expect it to have such a well built pitch wheel. I guess this is the type of stuff Korg put out way back then and it gave them the reputation they have today.


sounds are awesome


I love using it, I really didn’t have room for it anymore so its in one of my band members basement so when I go over there to record I have a chance to mess with it. I have really been into purchasing old vintage gear over the last 5 years or so. Vintage gear will rise back to the for front.

fabricelig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good machine"

Korg Mono/Poly
As its name indicates it can be monophonic or polyphonic oscillator 4 4 channels, one per oscillator


This is the analog by setting a knob ... nothing more simple


Beautiful sounds nice and warm. Bass and leads powerful, beautiful tablecloths polyphonic. I would say the families of sh 101 at bass. 4 oscilloscope is strong.


A very good synth possess as powerful as monophonic and sympathetic poly ... Note the chord memory function always helpful ...

pistonpistache's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Mono/Poly
4 analog synth with 2 VCO and LFO, keyboard 44 keys rather correct (large button touch but not enjoyable trs) Waveform triangle / sawtooth / carrcarr modular

A package of controllers and pots.

No MIDI! CV CV + Gate + filter S-Trig, arpgiateur (with trig in).

Polyphony of 4 or 4 Mono by stacking the VCO

Everything must envelloppe, an effects section that can give when you get the tame. Powerful filter.


There's no simpler, without turning to the simplistic (the effect is quite bar section), you turn the knob and the sound it out: super fun, there's not one person that I saw the 'esssayer that does not tape over it as IMMEDIATE.

The arpgiatteur is super simple and it's a killing vritable

The manual is clear and available everywhere on the net.


Ahou is my first analog, so I can not be trs goal, but then in unison mode, by stacking the VCO 4 is the large, very heavy.
It was not a agressivit MS20, but is pure analog. The rsonance may enter into self oscillation, has made excellent FX (I have a good imitation of R2D2 with a)

The effects are quite wild for a novice like me and can give tips trs originals.

Is it really worth to recall the power of the arpgiateur?

The memory of agreement is to create cool environments, but I use some trs.

The little less (which is what the 9 of 10) is that in polyphonic mode, you lose a bit of savagery I find the small, even if we assign little effect VCO 2 for 2 ocillos ( we end up with a synth + effects duophonic). That said for chords is nickel, for large groundwater is a short hair. But that's not its primary function.


A "dtail": this synth is BEAUTIFUL! but as a beautiful analog must be: blue, srigraphie of quality .. We quickly fell in love.

[edit] I prcise that the sides are not solid wood, chipboard but with a sort of faux wood formica top. Finally it is not ugly but I confess that with varnished wood as a moog, has had more face. A little stinginess of korg. But 25 years after his birth, is always on my own. [/ edit]

I was looking for an analog synth for beginners, the monophonic taient too typs for me, the synths FM did not have enough grain, I found my happiness with the MONO / POLY. I always spend evenings tinkering sounds for fun and I can not get enough.

I tried (in the store that's right) with two three bx buy the l. I prfre: the pots (I'm not a fan of the zippers ARP), ergonomics, and many of sr what p ***** arpgiateur who unison mode (the 4 VCO on each other), moves the crowd. Besides the chemical have a brother in their studio and there's two of three at home intro that I clearly identified as coming from a MONO / POLY.

A nice little synth strotyp not as an analog can be, but much more versatile.

nikko666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Mono/Poly
A monophonic synth with OSC or 4 multitimbral 4 notes only one CSO.
Pitch wheel and assignable LFO, Resonance Frequency and very convenient to control the sound.
No aftertouch or velocity but with the wheels you get the same thing.
1 LFO ENV for a filter, a VCA ENV for
Syncho CSO possible. Ring modulation.
Many waveforms for a sine ramp Vintage classics PMW more square and PW!
A sequencer very effective and practical.
All input CV / Gate to the filter, the outbreak of such seq. No problem with the interfaces Kenton.
No S & h or pink noise.
The pulse width can be controlled by one button, so we rule all the CSOs at the same time ... shame.


One button = one function. You get what you want right away.
What more?

Also note that for a vintage synth control is very precise. The sound is very professional, it is far from an ARP2600 example that makes a different sound every time you turn it on.

Moreover it is immediately Tune ignition, no need to wait for it 'hot'.


It's really what we expect of him. He has an unmistakable vintage sound, but the precise control of synth-type SE-1 and Voyager.

It is a very mastered synth from Korg. His resonant filter is excellent, he went to the lollipop if you put a background and reso synth goes into orbit!

Because of the four CSOs in unison mode can be made very bold brass, or else a single CSO can be sequences of thunder.

Envelopes are super fast, we can make bass fishing with an incredible cutting the filter early.
Of course with a good white noise, and an envelope as fast you can make drums sympa.Les leads are sharp little we do not detune too CSOs.
By not against M & H, why? Shame for fun effects.

As against it sounds quite 'late'. CSOs do not have the warmth and definition of race condition Minimoog, Odyssey, SE1, ATCX ... This puts him right back after them. Why this problem? Namely, the design of Korg has not been on top? Putting all four OSC does not correct the problem. With only one CSO, SE1 one more fishing than Monopoly

But that takes nothing away from these opportunities and ergonomics.


A very good synth, stable, solid as a Rock, with wood on the side of beautiful and classy.
Sounds very vintage, a good personality but not too much, he's a good synth Boulo without imposing sound too original.
It all sounds vintage without problems, but also can make tablecloths (with a single OSC does things not bad either)
So this is a good quality from the vintage synth for a studio equipped with plugins or virtual analog synth. It adds warmth to a mix that is undeniable. These possibilities and its filter and modulation synchonization gives an interesting grain.

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