KORG iPolysix for iPad 4+

Legendary Synthesizer


    • 4.2 • 33 Ratings
    • £12.99

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iPolysix is an analog polyphonic synthesizer that's been carefully designed to take full advantage of the 7.9-inch display of the new iPad mini as well as the iPad. Bringing together a sequencer, drum machine, and even a mixer, it transforms your iPad or iPad mini into the ultimate analog synth studio. Pack an amazing set of early-'80s analog equipment into your iPad, and time-travel back to the dawn of polyphonic synthesizers!

● The world-wide best-selling Polysix polyphonic synthesizer, fully replicated on your iPad
● Use the newly developed Polyseq polyphonic step sequencer to control the Polysix
● A music production environment including two Polysix units, a drum machine, and a mixer
● Dual Kaoss Pads with chordal support make it easy for anyone to play analog synth sounds
● Polyshare powered by SoundCloud lets you publish, share, and remix songs with iPolysix users

● The world-wide best-selling Polysix polyphonic synthesizer
Korg's Polysix, a six-voice analog polyphonic synthesizer, went on sale in 1981. While a popular synthesizer of that time was able to produce only five notes simultaneously, the Polysix had six-note polyphony, and its name was an expression of its designers' pride. iPolysix uses Korg's proprietary "CMT" (Component Modeling Technology) to simulate the actual electronic circuits of the original unit, perfectly reproducing the original Polysix.

● The newly developed Polyseq polyphonic step sequencer
Polyseq is a polyphonic step sequencer that provides up to 64 steps, newly developed in order to take full advantage of the Polysix's capabilities. Polyseq provides a different operating feel than a conventional piano-roll sequencer or even a step sequencer; it's a new yet somehow familiar experience, as if you were retracing the evolution of electronic musical instruments. Don't miss the opportunity to try out this perfect match; the Polysix+Polyseq.

● A music production environment including two Polysix units, a drum machine, and a mixer
iPolysix has been created as a professional music production tool. In addition to two Polysix units, it provides a six-part drum machine, and an analog mixer that's reminiscent of the KMX-8 mixer. You'll have everything you need to produce great sounding music. Surrounded by analog equipment, you'll imagine that you've time-traveled back to the early '80s.

● Dual Kaoss Pads with chordal support
The large multi-touch display shows two Kaoss Pads which you can control using both hands to perform music. This enables creative performance even for those who have no musical knowledge. These Kaoss Pads have been customized for iPolysix to allow not only single-note performance, but also chordal playing with just one finger; a new experience made possible only by a combination of new and old technology, the Polysix+Kaoss Pad.

● Polyshare powered by SoundCloud lets you publish, share, and remix songs with iPolysix users around the world
Polyshare is a function for iPolysix users to share their songs. It's based on SoundCloud, the song sharing service favored by music creators. You can make your song available to iPolysix users around the world simply by uploading the song directly from the app. You can download and upload remixable tracks. It's easy to enjoy remixing and collaboration with users around the world.

* You will need to register for a SoundCloud account in order to use SoundCloud. Also, when using SoundCloud, you must observe SoundCloud Ltd.'s terms of use, such as the prohibition on uploading songs whose copyright is the property of a third party. For details, refer to the SoundCloud website : http://soundcloud.com
* System requirements: iPad mini or iPad series (iPad 2 or later is recommended)

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

• Now supports iOS13.
• Other improvements and bug-fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Brysor77 ,

Needs import/export presets & Ableton link.

Given that we can save our own presets on our iPads, it seems odd to have no way to share these with each other, or to backup these presets individually onto our desktop computers when syncing via iTunes.

Need to be able to share projects too. This was possible before.

Ableton link is essential too!

Please add this functionality.

Great app!

Animouse21 ,

Spot on!..

I used to own a real korg polysix (now worth nearly £1000, what was i thinking!) and this synth app ipolysix is spot on in terms of looks and sounds!

And all this on an iPad! Mad ..

Recreated a simple patch i remember making way back when and it's quite accurate.

Why can't roland, yamaha, casio (and any of the other many synth makers) do something like this?.. Used to own some of the above too and legacy apps like this are so cool..

The up to date additions for audiobus, extra synth instances, xy kaos pads, midi, (even just to use my basic keyboard via irig to play ipolysix) drums, effects, sequencing, mixing, public sharing, etc., although i may not use all of those at the moment, certainly adds value to ipolysix.

Re: audiobus knob issue;
I am not having this problem. All fine. (Ipad 2).
Used 'multitrack daw' app to test this. Simple live play record while knob twiddling. No issues.
Possibly a buffer issue since newer iPads set it differently. ?

Re: Tempo setting that others are concerned about;
A field to allow manually typing in data (after double tap or hold, like in drumjam) might be useful, that idea can maybe applied to other settings also. Just a suggestion.

Maybe midi cc mapping too for future possibilities.

Wondering if its time it got auv3 functionality?

sagnier ,

Sounds good, but buggy

I love the sounds I can from this. It’s one of the first apps I bought when I got my first iPad 5 years ago. I was astounded by the features. They’re still great features, but the controls seem less responsive and three years without an update seems too long. I’m sure it could be improved to bring give it more utility with newer hosts.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for the review. I'll share your comment with the dev team. Best, KORG app team

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