The Korg Legacy Collection series are packages that contain software versions of classic Korg synthesizers. Delivering perfect replications of the original sounds while adding many new functions that open up fresh possibilities, these software synthesizers have received the acclaim that you would expect from Korg, the original manufacturer.
Proprietary CMT technology reproduces the circuitry performance of the original synthesizer
The Polysix, MS-20 and new Mono/Poly software synthesizers use Korg's proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology) to perfectly reproduce their sound and response. CMT reproduces not only the sound but also the character and response curve of each parameter, so that the results are completely faithful to the original model. Finally the complex sound and parameter response can be perfectly reproduced, delivering all the power and subtlety that up until now only true analog synthesis could provide.
Mono/Poly software synthesizer
The Mono/Poly, a four-VCO monophonic/polyphonic synthesizer that went on sale in 1981 was considered the culmination of Korg's experience building analog synthesizers. It was released at the same time as the Polysix, and because of their capabilities as well as their price, these two instruments caused a revolution in the synthesizer world. Many musicians acclaimed the Mono/Poly as one of Korg's best synthesizers, with a number of unique characteristics.
Polysix software synthesizer
The Polysix programmable six-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer was introduced in 1981. With a surprisingly full-sounding voice structure, chorus/phase/ensemble effects and performance functions such as chord memory, arpeggiator, and unison the Polysix became a world-wide hit. Its distinctive string and pad sounds are often heard to this day in dance tracks and remixes.
MS-20 software synthesizer
Since the MS-20 went on sale in 1978, this semi-modular monophonic synthesizer has enjoyed unbroken popularity for its thick and solid sound, aggressive analog filters, and inexhaustible potential for creative patching . It has become a "must-have" for modern dance and electronica artists, with original hardware units commanding a top price when found on the used market.
Use the MS-20, Polysix, and Effects As a Single Software Synthesizer
Legacy Cell is a completely new idea not available on any previous software synthesizer. It's a revolutionary "combination structure" that lets you use one of five different combinations of CMT-based synthesizers (MS-20 + Polysix, 2 x MS-20, 2 x Polysix, 1 x MS-20, or 1 x Polysix) plus two insert effects and two master effects --- all as a single software synthesizer that delivers powerful new sounds and textures!
Legacy Cell provides 256 different performance programs including controller assignments. The programs include spacious pads that shift over time thanks to the advanced modulations possibilities, fat sounds that take advantage of the new Unison parameter, and phrase-type programs that combine the MS-20 and Polysix software synthesizers to play a kick, bass, and pad from a single key. Korg's highly respected sound designers have created programs that match classic Korg sounds to today's music scene.
Macintosh/Windows Support for Stand-alone and Plug-in Operation
All of these software synthesizers can be used on Macintosh/Windows in stand-alone form, and also as VST/Audio Units/RTAS plug-in instruments within a compatible host application. The effects can be used as VST/Audio Units/RTAS effects plug-ins within any compatible host program.
All software is optimized for the Apple G4 Velocity Engine, MacIntel Universal Binary, and Intel Pentium 4 SSE2 to obtain maximum performance.
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