Year of manufacture1977
Production period5(1977 – 81)
Oscillators144(VCO, 3 by 48 Keys)
Waveforms5+1(Triangle, Saw, 3 Variable Pulse + PWM)
Filters153(3x48 (3 Low-Pass per Key)) + (3x3 Band-Pass)
Features6(Resonators, Sample & Hold, Joystick, Semi-Modular, Microtuning, FM)
The Korg PS-3300 is one of the rarest and largest synthesizers ever built. Only an estimated 20 to 50 units were ever built and sold. The Korg PS-series were the first fully polyphonic synthesizer ever, as each of their 48 keys trigger their own (!) oscillators. The PS-3300 actually consists of three PS-3100 synth modules in one device, giving each voice/key 3 oscillators. Plus, each note on the keyboard can be tuned microtonally! This gigantic synth also has individual VCF’s, Envelope Generators and VCA’s for every key.
The PS-3300 is semi-modular and holds incredible modulation capabilities. It has been famously used by Vangelis, Keith Emerson, Jean-Michel Jarre, Space, Aphex Twin, Vince Clark, Kraftwerk and many more.