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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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Nick Thomas a hobbyist user from Dallas TX writes:
I love my 30 year old MiniKorg 700s synth I bought in 1975. Really simple but some great sounds I can't reproduce on any of my new gear. However I recently dropped a mirror (by accident) on the keyboard and smashed off one of the white keys. I was devastated! I would prefer to replace the single key but if I have to would change out the entire 37 note keyset. Any ideas where I might be able to find one or more keys?

Cheers

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-May-06-2005 at 14:36
Nick Thomas a hobbyist user from Dallas TX writes:
I love my 30 year old MiniKorg 700s synth I bought in 1975. Really simple but some great sounds I can't reproduce on any of my new gear. However I recently dropped a mirror (by accident) on the keyboard and smashed off one of the white keys. I was devastated! I would prefer to replace the single key but if I have to would change out the entire 37 note keyset. Any ideas where I might be able to find one or more keys?

Cheers

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-May-06-2005 at 14:36
HONK a part-time user from germany writes:
please burn your 700 ! i will be the only user of this secret rare elektrik monster ;-)))))))

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-21-2002 at 16:45
Larry Brown a part-time user from Houston, Texas, USA writes:
Ah-hahaha. I had one of these nifty gizmos back in 1981 and I regret selling it. It really did a lot of stuff and made great sounds. It was easy to get many classic sounds-that's the tradeoff with simplicity. Maybe it won't do gillions of things, but in a day or two you can get it to do many or most of the great stuff that you are really after, whereas with a Moog 55 you may have to work days just to get any sound at all, or to get it to stop making sound.

I got mine while working for a Safe Company. I was doing a job at a small town bank and I noticed the synth stuff out of the way under a chair. I asked about it and was told "Oh....that's an old piano thing." It turned out they had repossessed it because of an unpaid loan. I asked for a price and after some discussion they told me $100! As I picked it up to carry it out to my car, one of the bank tellers started making grumbling noises about how she might have wanted it. hahahah! No deal! The portamento was good...and it was good that it said "portamento" because that is a cool word. It had auto-trigger for firing the envelopes repeatedly as long as you held a key down at an adjustable rate. That was great and my Prodigy did not have that, does my MemoryMoog?

By adjusting the attack time to be slightly long and then holding a key down, the autotrig would fire the key too fast to let the attack build up much sound before it triggered the envelope Generator (EG) again, giving a muted stuttering effect. Then when you let the key up the EG's would have time to run through their whole cycle, resulting in a sound event. If the sound event was something super cool-and loud, then you got the effect of muted stuttering as long as you held the key down followed by an earth shattering sound when you let the key up. At least to me and anyone looking over my shoulder, this was way cool.

Also this synth has the advantage of being very small, kind of like a long shoebox. The controls on the front looked great, especially the two big silver knobs.

Nice synth.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-11-2001 at 14:04
radionic a professional user from usa writes:
this little gem is the 1st success for KORG history, mines the Univox Mini-Korg K-2 700S. same synth just different plates. seems basic but when playing you will find out it's definately NOT! it is an eye catcher and feels like driving an old plymouth! it's the evilist synth i own and blows my moog out of the water for super low ends and squalking high sounds. i hate the word phat...so ill ill say it's thick as molasses. it uses a lot of cool realtime slides to adjust the pitch, depth and a cool slide call the traveler to adjust both the low and high cutoffs/envelopes. has a great on board repeat/sustain/portemento. i have spent hours just doing live fiddling and still love it. my prize in the studio!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Jun-04-2001 at 16:06
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