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Korg 800 DV 

Price: 2500€ / manual / schematics (1974)

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Overview and oscillator

KEYBOARD a 44 notes F1 - C4 Non-weighted, Plastic classic synt with wood sides, lacking pitchbend/modwheels.
The 800 structure is quite interesting with duplicate lower and upper part and blu -red - yellow pots, in fact it's quite like having a double770 with a single keyboard.  Note: the 800dv is also called "Maxi-Korg 800DV"

OSCILLATOR The 800dv was the first duophonic synthesizer made in Japan with 2 identical VCOs:
- VCO1: octaves 64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2', shapes triangle, saw, square, pulse, pulse width modulable, pink noise and white noise
- VCO2: like VCO1
Both OSCs can be injected into the ring modulator for weird metallic sounds, not to mention an handy pulse suboscillator (32' /  2') which widath can be modulated by a LFO.

DV800

Filter, EG and LFO

FILTER Flexible Double multimode filter operated by 2 couples of SLIDERS called "travelers" basically LPF and HPF but can be also BPF.

ENVELOPE 2x  EG generator " AR" Attack e Singing Level, the Range is based on 2 level presets
LFO 2X delayed triangle modulator with variable depth and reaches a pretty high frequency for some FM modulation on pitch. 
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korg 800dv Technical Data

Specifications:
  • KEYBOARD: F-C 44 Keys
  • VCO x2: Scale (64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2'), Waveform (triangle, square, sawtooth, pulse, PWM), Pink Noise, White Noise, Coarse Tuning, Fine Tuning, Vibrato Switch (Normal/Off/Delay), Vibrato Depth, Vibrato Speed, Pitch Bend Switch (Up/Off/Down), Delay Time, Bend Speed, Portamento Control
  • SUB OSC x2: Scale (32', 16', 8', 4', 2'), Ring, Mixing Control
  • VCF x4: Traveler (High Pass, Low Pass), Bright Selector, Expand Selector
  • VCA x2 + ENVELOPE GENERATOR x2: Attack Time, Singing Level, Range Selector, Mode Selector
  • LFO x2: PWM + Vibrato
  • ENVELOPE GENERATOR x2: Pitch Bend
  • REPEAT: Mode Selector, Speed, Duty
  • KEY TRANSPOSE: Selector x2
  • VOLUME: Upper, Lower
  • POWER SWITCH
  • INPUTS x4: External Traveler Control x2 (DIN Jack), Accessories x2
  • OUTPUTS x4: Accessories x2, Upper, Lower
  • DIMENSIONS: 803(W) x 160(H) x 430(D) mm
  • WEIGHT: 16.5 kg
  • ACCESSORIES: Music Rack, Connection Cord, Dust Cover
  • POWER CONSUMPTION: Voltage (Local Voltage, 50/60Hz), Wattage (30W)
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