The First Synthesizer Ever Made In Japan, Remade: miniKORG 700FS Monophonic Synthesizer
In this video Tom Butcher of Patchwerks takes us on a deep dive of the Korg700FS, a beautifully crafted mono synthesizer.
Back To The Future: a limited edition authentic revival of the miniKORG 700. The miniKORG 700 was KORG’s first mass-produced monophonic synthesizer released in 1973 at a time when the form of synthesizers as musical instruments had not been fully established. After a lot of experimentation the miniKORG 700 arrived bringing the world of synthesizers to a wide group of users by offering simple operations that could producing extreme changes in sound, and was championed by a strong base of admiring musicians.
The miniKORG 700FS is an authentic revival of the miniKORG 700S, (an improved version of the miniKORG 700) that was released the following year. The revised miniKORG 700FS offers added functionality such as an arpeggiator, spring reverb and aftertouch. The miniKORG 700FS is a fully-realized analog synthesizer that was developed in conjunction with the original designer, Fumio Mieda.