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korg poly-800 vs. korg dw-8000

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:55 pm
by cgren72
Which one sounds better? I have a poly-800 that I have had for a long time and I enjoy playing with the interval set on fifth notes. Thats pretty much the only way i like it with that synth. Can the dw 8000 do that? Other than that, tell me your input.

Re: korg poly-800 vs. korg dw-8000

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:24 am
by meatballfulton
If I knew what playing with the interval on 7 out of 12 meant, maybe I could give you an answer :help:

Re: korg poly-800 vs. korg dw-8000

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:11 am
by memory cords
I would take the DW8000 over the Poly800. The DW8000 seems to be able to create a wider variety of timbres and has a conventional one-filter-per voice structure as opposed to the Poly800's one-filter-for-all-voices.

Re: korg poly-800 vs. korg dw-8000

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:26 am
by rharris07
dw-8000 all the way. i picked up one from tallowwaters quite awhile back, and still use it. the damn thing can create some very cool sounds that i have yet to hear another synth do. to me its a rare gem, highly underrated.

Re: korg poly-800 vs. korg dw-8000

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:48 am
by nvbrkr
I have no idea either what that interval -thing meant.

I'm not sure if anyone has used a Poly-800 on an album, unless it's been some sort of lo-fi / gadgety stuff. It can be certainly used for layering in a mix, but whenever I've used mine - an EX-800, actually - for leads I've just ended up taking those tracks off in the end. It has a brittle sound that usually works against the rest of the mix. The problem isn't the filter, it's the incredibly weak oscillator section.

I've been also intending to replace it with an EX-8000 or a Matrix-1000.

Re: korg poly-800 vs. korg dw-8000

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:13 pm
by megamanx
I'm not sure if anyone has used a Poly-800 on an album
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Hardware Synths, Vintage

Akai AX-60
ARP 2600 (3), Axxe, and Odyssey
Casio CZ-101
Crumar Spirit
Elektron SidStation
EML Electrocomp 400/401
EMS VCS3, Synthi AKS, and Vocoder 3000
Korg MS-20, MS-10, Minikorg 700s, 900PS Preset Synthesiser, Poly-800, Kaosillator
Moog Minimoog
Octave-Plateau Voyetra 8
Oberheim Matrix 12, Matrix 6R, and Matrix 1000
Paia Oz
Roland SH-03, SH-09, SH-101, Juno 6, Alpha-Juno, System 100 modular, RS-09, JX-8P with PG-800 programmer, and Jupiter-6
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Steiner-Parker Synthacon
Suzuki Omnichord
Yamaha CS-5 and CS-30

Re: korg poly-800 vs. korg dw-8000

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:41 pm
by cgren72
sorry about all that interval bullshit. I figured it out.. the poly 800 has interval settings from 0 to 12. 7 being a perfect 5th.. Ill admit that what i said was pretty damn unclear:) thanks

Re: korg poly-800 vs. korg dw-8000

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:59 pm
by nvbrkr
megamanx wrote: Akai AX-60
ARP 2600 (3), Axxe, and Odyssey
Casio CZ-101
Crumar Spirit
Elektron SidStation
EML Electrocomp 400/401
EMS VCS3, Synthi AKS, and Vocoder 3000
Korg MS-20, MS-10, Minikorg 700s, 900PS Preset Synthesiser, Poly-800, Kaosillator
Moog Minimoog
Octave-Plateau Voyetra 8
Oberheim Matrix 12, Matrix 6R, and Matrix 1000
Paia Oz
Roland SH-03, SH-09, SH-101, Juno 6, Alpha-Juno, System 100 modular, RS-09, JX-8P with PG-800 programmer, and Jupiter-6
Sequential Circuits Prophet-600, Pro-One and Multi-Trak
Steiner-Parker Synthacon
Suzuki Omnichord
Yamaha CS-5 and CS-30
Heh. Well, I doubt it provided the vast majority of the leads on that one.

Re: korg poly-800 vs. korg dw-8000

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:06 am
by prophei
oh that's fair... bring up a band that has access to every godlike thing on earth.... WITH the producers to make them sound as top notch as they possibly can :P

Re: korg poly-800 vs. korg dw-8000

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:06 pm
by megamanx
prophei wrote:oh that's fair... bring up a band that has access to every godlike thing on earth.... WITH the producers to make them sound as top notch as they possibly can :P
yet they used a poly 800, go figure...