Synth Site: Korg: 707 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.0 out of 5
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rrooyyccee a part-time user from USA writes:
A unique but not amazing synth. . . it simplifies 4 op FM synthesis into a 2 oscillator synth with analogue subtractive-like programming parameters along with sliders for timbre (simulating increased filter cutoff by allowing for oscillator modulation), FEG and AEG decay/release time. It tends to deepfry itself, perhaps because of low resolution d/a convertors, which produces interesting aliasing side effects which you can either filter out later or filter "in" for wierd effect. Nice user interface. The sounds is very dx100. Take note that the portamento is the worst portamento I've ever heard, as it steps badly. This can be used as its own effect, but keep in mind the portamento is very idiosyncratic. Excels in high pitched sounds.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-18-2003 at 16:56
Mikefoundahobby a hobbyist user from Holland writes:
I had a 707 for 2 years.

The sounds need editing,it might take a while to get used to this but it's capable doing some weird stuff! (FM-synthesis).

Don't get this if it would be your 1st synth but for adding some nice fx sounds (and bass) this is a machine.

I recommend it if it's in good condition for $125 with manual.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-24-2002 at 16:08
Johny Pneumo a professional user from nw UK writes:
Ive been writing music for a while now, ive had a few records released, Ive used the 707 a long time, ever since they 1st came out,. They are "noisy Fm" which means theres a slight hiss that fades out as the note dies away,... forget strings, there not convincing on this machine..... But for BASS!!!!! Wow, amazing,and you can filter it in real time as Cubase records these CC changes. Its brilliant at these Noises :BASS\GLOCKS\CLAVES\BASS!!! MORE BASS!!\WEIRD EFFECT SOUNDS. TOP KIT FOR TRANCE ,AS RECOMENDED BY JUAN ATKINS.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-05-2002 at 14:47
(billy) a part-time user from USA writes:
wow! I got mine for a touch over $100 and can't stop programming the most jaw dropping digital textures! sweet! Easy programming makes for lots of inspiration. What's that about not being able to get low, bassy tones out of the 707? bah! Only two oscillators deprives the 707 of the complexity of a DX7, but programmability more than makes up for it. A great tool for anyone making electronic music, especially for the price. who needs acoustic sounding synths anyway?

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-06-2001 at 12:42
Bob Ziesmer a part-time user from USA writes:
Picked up a 707 for @ $150. I think this unit should be evaluated as a real-time instrument, like a trumpet or guitar, not a studio piece, even though it would have usefulness in a studio setting.

The 707 seems at its best filler with unusual sounds, a backup unit, and, because of its light weight and portability, a great unit to use for working out new material while sitting in the recliner. :) It does what I need it to do without being state of the art, and I will probably hang on to it long after changing other units.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-14-2000 at 13:46
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