Korg Lambda ES-50 Vintage Analog Synth
A vintage and very rare analog synth made circa 1979.
This thing has awesome, unique sounds, as detailed in the online reviews below.
There's some wear on the corners, and one repaired key, as shown in the photos.  Otherwise it's in very good condition.


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Some Online info on the Korg Lambda:

-- From vintagesynth.com --:

"The Korg Lambda is a fully polyphonic 48-key preset synthesizer released in 1979. It features two types of sound - Percussive (Electric Piano, Clavi, Piano, Harmonics) and Ensemble (Brass, Organ, Choir, Strings I, Strings II). The Percussive sounds have a simple fast attack and variable decay envelope, and the Ensemble sounds have both preset and variable attack/release envelopes. Each key is articulated independently, so there is no note-stealing as experienced on synths limited to a handful of voices. The downside of this is the relative lack of programmability, but the presets sound good, particularly when layered (they are all available simultaneously)..."
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-- From carbon111.com --:

"...many modern synthesists and keyboard players might dismiss the Lambda out of hand as limited and primitive due to its "homely" looks. They won't know what they're missing! The Lambda's sound is unique, very analog and verges on the obese at times...

The Lambda sports 48 keys and is fully polyphonic as each voice is based on three high frequency VCOs feeding TOS/Divider circuitry. The thing that saves this from sounding just like any other "string machine" or paraphonic synth is the fact that each key triggers two separate voltage-controlled envelope generators (one for each section) for a total of 96! There are 96 discrete envelopes and VCAs in this thing! The sounds are then sent through a filter then two seperate BBD analog delays that provide a rich, warm chorus. The Lambda has two instrument sections, "Percussive" and "Ensemble"....

Even though the Lambda is based on divide-down circuitry, its still very lush sounding due to the fact that the three VCOs of the "Ensemble" section are seperately detunable. The presets are aptly named: Brass, Organ, Chorus, String and String2. This section also has adjustable Attack and Release controls, a nice feature on a "limited" board. The Brass sound even has adjustable cutoff frequency for its LPF! There is also a useful "tone" control which is a simple shelving LPF...."


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Very Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
Brand Korg
Model Lambda ES-50
Categories Analog Synths
Year 1979
Made In Japan

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Korg Lambda ES-50 Vintage Analog Synthesizer
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Local Pickup in Claremont, CA