Korg MS2000
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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 14 reviews )
 5 reviews36 %
 8 reviews57 %
 1 user review7 %
Value For Money : Excellent

ericthegreat's review"Great analog board"

Korg MS2000
The Korg MS 2000 is a analog modeling synthesizer that has about a three octave range. It has a pitch wheel as well as some modulation sliders. It then has knobs to scroll between different presets, and to control different parameters of each. It has 1/4 inch connections, as well as MIDI connections. It has all types of analog synth presets, as well as the ability to make and store your own sounds. It has full polyphony, but can be set to just be monophonic.


The configuration and set up of the Korg MS 2000 is quite easy to follow, and only takes a little bit of use to figure out what everything does. There is a good amount of control available, and presets are convenient and useful. I have never seen the manual for the Korg MS 2000 , but it is easy enough to use that you shouldn't need it too much. However, since there are a decent amount capabilities, it can be useful to have the manual when learning the in depth features.


The sound quality of the Korg MS 2000 is top notch and is great for any type of music that you would like to use analog synth sounds with. I use it mostly for pop and rock, and always find that the sounds work well with what I am trying to do and are overall realistic sounding. The keyboard itself is easy to play and I like the way the pitch wheel is set up. Overall, I'm a big fan of the presets and capabilities that this synth has.


I've been using the Korg MS 2000 for about two years and it is one of my favorite analog modeling digital synths of this size that is on the market. The preset sounds are really great and there is a great amount of control available over your tone. The price is definitely reasonable, as this is a great instrument. The only reason it is so cheap is because of its small size, which I do not mind. Overall, I highly recommend the Korg MS 2000 .

MGR/Alan's review"Korg MS 2000"

Korg MS2000
I bought this synthesizer on ebay and payed about $450. After playing one at a local music store I had to pick one up.

The Korg MS 2000 offers the wonderful classic analog sounds of the past while mixing with the updated digital technology of today. The MS 2000 offers everything one needs in a synthesizer. From a 16 band vocoder to a MOD Sequencer to an arpeggiator, along with the ability to plug any sounds source into the module to tweak and manipulate any sound you like on the 44 key unit, the korg does it all. The Korg also offers MIDI in out and thru connections to sync with your computer or other midi devices. With so many dedicated knobs for modifying sounds, you don't need to be bothered with the paging through windows on a tiny LCD screen. The endless sounds of the LFO's and EG's along with the virtual patches alongs for any musical style to be created. From sweeping synth sounds that emulate Pink Floyd, or the synth dance sounds of the eighties, to pop, rock, techno. Whatever style of music you enjoy creating, the MS 2000 will work for you.

Honestly there isn't much at all I do not like about this unit. Regularly priced from about $700-$750, the price seems a little steep. At first I didn't like that many of the sounds were monophonic, but then I realized that you can changed whether the notes played are monophonic or polyphonic within the keyboard.

The unit is made with beautiful wood side panels along with a sturdy metal construction of the rest of the body. Even better yet is that the unit is very light, so there is no busting your back carrying around a big 76 or 88 key keyboard that weighs a ton.

Great sounding synth with many combinations of sounds. Past to present the korg covers your style.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

bayaxel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg MS2000
MS2000, very good synth an EXCELLENT value for money, easy to use, the average factory need tweaking, and vocoder means Harpège
What connection (Audio, MIDI pedals ...)?
Audio input and output, midi: in / out / thru


Easy grip, EXCELLENT manual clear, we must tweak the sounds to get something nice


Analog sounds sweet connotation 80/90


For how long have you been using it?
8 years

What thing do you like most/least about it?
A synth that I use much, for this price it is EXCELLENT, the vocoder now is not terrible, by fiddling you get something good but ...

revega's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg MS2000
The MS2000 is a small keyboard for anyone who wants to try the synth without spending a fortune on prestigous brands.  Here we have the Korg sound (closer to MicroKorg than to Ms 20 obviously), the analog look and simplicity of everything in the facade. Basically Korg had released it at a time when the 'analog' revival made its appearance. I have always found it to be inflated to call this device 'MS' because in the end you are far from the potential of a MS20/10 (power, robustness, ease of modulation, construction. ..).


For utilization the manual is simple and clear enough, so on this point it is well done. For sounds, do not expect realistic sounds obviously but more like an enjoyable emulation of its close analogue synthse MicroKorg but also more evolved and with greater possibilities .


The factory presets are to vomit and can put one off, I do not understand Korg, Roland and Clavia Waldorf why theey stick their Techno / trance shit demos. I am sure that people interested by such synths fled as soon as they heard the presets of these machines.
So then you have to cut the sequencer, effects, and reprogram for yourself for even the sounds of the MS2000, you will be surprised and impressed because in the end the machine can deploy sounds of 70's / 80s/90 's. The machine holds the road well on DIFFERENT levels, basses, leads, and Fx
Attention however it has absolutely no substitute for the grain and power of a true analog synth (MS20, Korg Polysix / or Sigma-SCI PRO ONE) but with a compressor and a good effect can make a good impression.


I have been using it for a few months and sold it because the sound is too, too fine to establish itself and give a real presence (plugin Evolver ct ...).
For the price second hand it is worth it especially
-For beginners in synth and wishing to try their hand on a simple and enjoyable device to play.
-To add discrete sounds in a song (FX, atmosphere ...)
-For the scene it is very light because it is robust and versatile enough.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg MS2000

Damage to the polyphony trsrduite.


The edition is pretty easy, good ergonomics.


This synth has a lower reputable Nordlead that while it was 10 times better! Except for some pnalise polyphony that sounds. The sound is powerful, just as it is easy to microKorg CRER sounds imitating those 99% of the old analog type MS20, ARP2600 and others that are unable to Nordlead (so I know I j'an what I mean). Most of this synth is also incorporated the effects of good quality trs. All types of analog sounds are possible, complex effects and leads to deep and powerful dtuns through powerful bass much fat, not to mention arpges planing. In a little fiddling we find almost perfect sounds of WYD Oxygne and Equinoxe. The tablecloths are unfortunately limits because of its polyphony damage.


The MS2000 a particular look, we like it or not. I think this is so far the best analog synth modlisation with Novation SuperNova.
His report is unbeatable qualitprix!

I would do without this choice hsiter one second as nothing better will come out on the market for this type of synths.


okia76's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg MS2000
Keyboard 49 keys 4 OCTS
2 stereos taken out
1 microphone jack (between vocoder)
An instrument jack (between)
4 voice polyphony (not plan to play the way the Turkish top)
1 headphone jack
9v power transformer
1 headphone jack
all jack 6.35
8 banks of 16 sounds


Very simple config that knows a bit synths
the edition is really intuitive.
you can download the user guide and mspatchbuddy
to save the sound.
the manual book and blah ... and in English ....


Very good synth for electronica in general
some electric piano sound are very good, too bad they is not quite usable because of the poly limitbr /> effects are not bad but do not replace an external rack.
the keyboard is not terrible, es t veleocit well done.
the love for these terrible low, and its style evolution leads.les detune sounds pad or
minor sweep pad are fantasies for the lounge or the environment.
the sequencer 3 * 16 patterns is very useful for the evolution in real time, without the arp is nice
more (very easy to recrr sequences like "Lost In Love".


I use it for 2 years
I love the retro design and easy access.
the vocoder is more a condition to see a good micro pramp upstream.
I prefer my norlead outright.
I redeemed directly without hesitate

gillou38's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg MS2000
A small view following a loan

4 octave keyboard. Frankly the keyboard is deagreable. Ms. CS1X is my best.
Standart Pitch/Mod/Sustain/1 control pedal Assignee
Stereo audio out / stereo Audio In / Midi in out thru
For other paramtres I do not know


Simple Config General. Many screen printing on the front. By knowing a little synthe one is not lost. Editing is simple and effective on the buttons is easier than in the sub menu ....
I have no manual


No sounds (factory) are really showing off technology. I'm working on that sounds
it has something to happen but with the sounds of plants you really make me I do techno.Pour funk and rock is no piano sounds piano elec organ ca disturbs me a little but True, this synth does not have this vocation.
The expression is correct.
ATTENTION I did not test the vocoder. Be little that it alone making up for all ...


For 30 min
As its weight and look
The least the sound (I recall FACTORY)
Money we have to look after the more intensive use because my CS1X down a beating.

PS of 18/03/2010:
I'm talking about the report Qualitprix so if you find the price of a MS2000 CS1X ca change compltement gives

If one lends me a second time may be I would say no ......

PS 18/03/2010
I should be disappointed but I trs comes from a dnicher for less than 150 Euros so I bought

Frankly auqu'un sounds not inspire me at least.
Yet the Micro Korg demos (same engine as the MS2000) really do not want.

jdabene's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg MS2000
A lot of buttons on this keyboard friendly, the parameters are editable via MIDI
with a control surface is even better ...
vocoder section very satisfactory


Config simple editing sounds a bit complex, especially the sequencer modulation.
you should use a soft (I use my Sound Quest, not pb)
the what?


The sounds are reminiscent of the 80 monophonic synth with a poly 4 (a fair bit) I used the MS20, the korg 770 (I always!) And it's pretty similar.
As against the factory sounds are average
the effects are interesting, but with a little reverb added is even better.


I use it for a year or more, if we control with a MIDI control surface and editing software is little better explore what it has in the stomach.
Good little machine ...
Mr Kay02/27/2006

Mr Kay's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg MS2000
All adj t said it, not add, ah, if the knobs and I'd rather dlicats apprci more polyphony (4, sometimes it's really fair, and 8 or 10 c'tait perfect)


Trs easy to use, like other analos and VA. The work of the sound is infinitely more enjoyable than X5, Triton M1/T3 or I could try the same brand.

I synthse with the beginners and I therefore spent some time in the manual. Other than 2-3 odds and ends, over say a user can do without reading it.


- I play the post punk / coldwave, and what kind of machine it lends itself very well (no need to mount the gas plant, aim for simplicity and efficiency.

- It's synthse subtractive, no need to wait ralistes sounds of this kind of synth.

- It pulls easily Cracra sounds fat, good for bass and play "one finger". Do not esprer potatoes of his illustrious ancestor the MS20, the 2000 has a much softer sound.

- Finally, note the incredible sounds by no means the factory, uninviting to departure.


Bought in 2003, I continue to mumuse with.

I had tried before was the OB12 (well built, but no way to make it sound, the MS ring much better, I think), the ION (essay quickly got my techno too) and synths numriques less enjoyable job (Triton LE, X5, Roland RS-5 ...).

Ct ratio quality price, a conce ... I got mine for 600 euros promotion, and what the price is unbeatable qualitprix the report, also aa t Determines when I purchase. At regular price (around 1000 euros), it is too expensive, take a Nord Lead as a Virus or offer the same opportunity conviviality more polyphony and a sound that beats up much more.

In the end, it's a good little bte to learn and have fun without the synthse taking head.

etid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg MS2000
All specifications have already had developed here.


It is quite easy to use. The instructions are clear enough, even if we delve in to the beginner like me in modeling.


I play in a band pop / rock French and the sounds you can get are fine for this style. Of course we must have fun with, not to use the factory sounds that are too oriented electronica. For our part we have created a bank of sounds specific to our set piece. (3 / 4 different sounds). To defend the subject of negative reviews, I would say it is not for purists analog sounds: It is good to digital! That's what I love is what makes it unique (and price!).
For a good command of the intrument it is necessary to use a sustain pedal, the feelings are more "realistic".


In conclusion, I would say that I bought it because everyone was critical! I thought at least I would have a synth that nobody uses! Take advantage of this, the price drops considerably used.
Another important point, I'm a big fan of the band Weezer, and the synth sound on some songs. And, oh surprise, the MS2000 is pictured on the book's last album, which should increase somewhat the reputation of the MS2000!
I do it again if I buy it direct, and I bought three others for selling three times the price in 15 years!