Over 30 professionally multisampled programs and over 800 high quality samples from the famous Korg PolySix analog synthesizer. SixVoice includes over 30 expertly programmed multisample patches from the legendary Korg PolySix synthesizer. The PolySix is famous for its huge analog basses and leads while defining its own unique sounds with curtis chip filters, a bucket-brigade style ensemble effect and six voice unison mode! Packed with over 800 samples, SixVoice is guaranteed to supercharge your music production system with this legendary PolySix greatness. Puremagnetik has recorded over 30 customized patches from the PolySix and reprogrammed them for Ableton Live, Kontakt, Logic and Renoise. In addition, SixVoice uses velocity mapping to combine sounds in ways never imaginable on the original synthesizer. The Ableton Live version of SixVoice includes a reverse engineered effects section with a serial chained 6-step delay. This also includes standardized Macro controls that emulate the PolySix’s effects, arpeggiator and modulation generator sections.
Historical Overview – (Courtesy of VintageSynth.com)
The PolySix was a milestone because, along with the Roland Juno 6 which appeared almost simultaneously, in 1981 the PolySix was the first opportunity ordinary mortals had to get their hands on a proper programmable polysynth. Up until then, you had to be loaded to afford a Prophet 5, Oberheim OB-Xa, or Roland Jupiter 8.
At first glance it looks like a scaled-down Mono/Poly, but really it’s not! In fact it had a lot of great new features such as 32 memory patches, 6 voices of polyphony, cassette backup of memory, even programmable modulation effects and Chorus, Phase, Ensemble! The Polysix has warm-sounding real analog oscillators, softer and brassy-er sounding that the Juno. Engage the built-in Chorus on a simple single-oscillator sawtooth patch and you were pretty darned close to that expensive Prophet sound. But the big ace in the Polysix’s hand was the Ensemble effect. Instant Mellotron-like strings.
Like the Mono/Poly the voices can be played in Unison for a 6-oscillator lead sound that was so big, it was often too big! The advanced arpeggiator can memorize and sequence chords across the keyboard. The PolySix has now been recreated in software as part of the Korg Legacy software bundle! The PolySix has been used by Eat Static, Geoff Downes, Astral Projection, Jimi Tenor, Global Communications, Kitaro, Robert Rich, Keith Emerson and Tears for Fears.
• Requires Ableton Live 8.2.2, Kontakt 4.2, Logic 9 or Renoise 2.7