Full Bucket Music has introduced a new software instrument based on KORG’s classic PE-2000 Poly-Ensemble S string machine from 1976: PECS.

The PE-2000 Poly-Ensemble S falls into the category of classic string machines and was released in 1976 along with its brother, the PE-1000 (which is more focused on percussive sounds). The big difference to its competitor stringers from Eminent, ELKA, Logan etc. is that it does not use a BBD1-based delay unit to produce the essential Ensemble effect but implements three independent oscillator banks, each one equipped with its own tuning control and Vibrato generator. These oscillators are based on the common “Top Octave Synthesizer” (TOS) and “Octave Divider” schema which was the fundamental design pattern of almost all electronic organs (and string machines) of that era.

PECS features

  • Humble recreation of 8 original presets.
  • Tweakable instrument parameters.
  • Vintage Vibe.
  • Resizable user interface (not “N” version.).
  • MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC.
  • Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32-bit and 64-bit).

PECS is free to download in VST/VST3, AU and CLAP plugin formats for Windows and macOS.

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