Korg’s MS-20 monophonic synthesizer, first introduced in 1978, is still a coveted instrument to this day, thanks to its thick, robust sound, its powerful, iconic analog filter, and its versatile patching options. Over 300,000 people have enjoyed the distinct MS-20 sounds from the original, from Korg’s MS-20 plug-in synth, and the iMS-20 iPad app.
Today, the sounds of the MS-20 have been reborn as the MS-20 Mini. The same engineers who developed the original MS-20 have perfectly reproduced its circuitry and fitted it into a body that’s been shrunk to 86% of the original size, yet retains the distinctive look of the original that remains unfaded despite the passage of time.
The MS-20 patch book created for all current hardware re-issues of the MS20. Unlike the original patch book created in the 1970’s, this collection is aimed at more modern music genres demonstrating the MS-20’s continuing desirability over 36 years later. The patches are derived from the KORG iOS application iMS-20 giving a nice graphical view of the MS-20 panel thus making it easier to set up these great sounds. The MS-20 mini will amaze you with its absolutely authentic analog synth sound.
Hands-on by GEDDEM
|Product Specification||Keyboard: 37-note mini keyboard
Synthesis Method: Voltage controlled analog
Power Requirements: 9V DC via included external power supply 9W consumption
Dimensions (WxDxH): 19.4 x 10.1 x 8.2" (493 x 257 x 208 mm)
Weight: 10.6 lb (4.8 kg)
|Highlights||Overseen by the engineers of the original MS-20
Self-oscillating high-pass/low-pass filters with distinctive distortion
External signal processor (ESP)
Extremely flexible patching system