The world-wide best-selling Polysix polyphonic synthesizer has been revealed for the iPad as well as the iPad mini this week. This legendary bit of hardware will now be able to be played digitally by you on either your full-sized Retina-quality iPad or your iPad mini, “fully replicated” per KORG’s specifications. This app is being released with not just one keyboard on-board, but two Polysix units, a mixer, and a six-part drum machine as well.
The original Polysix went on sale all the way back in 1981 when the biggest deal in the world for synthesizers was five-note polyphony. When the designer of the Polysix organized the machine to simultaneously push forth six different sounds at once, his mind exploded with excitement. Here at the tail end of 2012, the machine has another big jump forward: “Polyseq” polyphonic step sequencing action!
The analog mixer you get with this musical collection in an app is reminiscent of the KMX-8 mixer that was out on the market when the original Polysix was released. Similar sounds are included – you’ll be rolling out hard with the greatness of the early 80’s for real. The dual Kaoss pads included also include chordal support. This combination of the Polysix + Kaoss Pads in one app allow you to play inimitable polyphonic sounds of the Polysix with just one finger – it’s magical!
This app is out for iPads of most shapes and sizes and will cost you just $14.99 for a limited time. Starting on the 31st of December, the price will jump back up to $29.99 USD where it’ll stay for the foreseeable future. At the moment we’re playing around with the app and will be sure to let you know if we see any bugs or fantastic features above and beyond the fold!