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Korg Ms-20
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Korg Ms-20

Analog Synth from Korg belonging to the MS series.

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AlanForPresidentAlanForPresident

took me alot of work to get what I wanted

Korg Ms-20Published on 07/18/12 at 00:35
Well Korg claims that the MS 20 was the first major popular analog synth that was created back then. I would have to say that it wasn’t. Also to me the unit isn’t that portable, Korg claims that it is. But compared to todays equipment its not that portable. So don’t think you will be able just to pack it up and take it with you wherever you go. It might look small but its really not that small (I don’t know the dimensions off the top of my head but just know its not little).


UTILIZATION

Using will take some time, it really took me a while to get to know this board and to understand how everything works. I don’t design sounds, so I just mess around until I get something that I like....…
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Well Korg claims that the MS 20 was the first major popular analog synth that was created back then. I would have to say that it wasn’t. Also to me the unit isn’t that portable, Korg claims that it is. But compared to todays equipment its not that portable. So don’t think you will be able just to pack it up and take it with you wherever you go. It might look small but its really not that small (I don’t know the dimensions off the top of my head but just know its not little).


UTILIZATION

Using will take some time, it really took me a while to get to know this board and to understand how everything works. I don’t design sounds, so I just mess around until I get something that I like. Getting a sound that I like could be accomplished with the Korg MS 20 but it wont happen quick. I would sit down and mess with the MS 20 and before I knew it 4 hours would pass. That is a good thing to some people but to me with this unit it wasn’t a good thing. It just took too long and by the time I got the type of sound I wanted, I forgot the melody that I wanted to play. Then I would just start messing around, it would end up being a pointless session.


SOUNDS

The sounds are ok, it just takes so long to get it the way that I want it. Maybe if I had more knowledge of sound design I could do this easier.


OVERALL OPINION

I wouldn’t purchase this unless you have some knowledge of how sounds are made and created. I also wouldn’t get this if I didn’t have any experience with vintage gear. It will leave your mind lost when trying to get your sound in order. There are a lot of vintage keyboards that are great, this one is just ok.
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vlengletvlenglet

Korg Ms-20Published on 11/01/06 at 05:54
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Semi-modular monophonic analog synthesizer.

USE

No need to book: you hack, attempts improbable patches until an adjustment that is quick sampler soon, because we know we will never fall exactly on it.

SOUNDS

Typed sonorities and aggressive, beautiful derriere with distortion. It is not realistic that we want, but a good big sound punchy. All waveforms are excellent, no complaints. Filters (Hi and Low) are very good, the resonance is a killer.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for 1 year. It is an ideal synth for work around the subtractive synthesis, whether you beginner or expert. His aggressive sonorities altogether would probably agree not to everyone: it is a very noisy gear...…
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Semi-modular monophonic analog synthesizer.

USE

No need to book: you hack, attempts improbable patches until an adjustment that is quick sampler soon, because we know we will never fall exactly on it.

SOUNDS

Typed sonorities and aggressive, beautiful derriere with distortion. It is not realistic that we want, but a good big sound punchy. All waveforms are excellent, no complaints. Filters (Hi and Low) are very good, the resonance is a killer.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for 1 year. It is an ideal synth for work around the subtractive synthesis, whether you beginner or expert. His aggressive sonorities altogether would probably agree not to everyone: it is a very noisy gear used in the world of industrial music, and quickly understand why. It sounds very typical, gross, for my part I enrich with good derriere effects (phaser, flanger, reverb, delay, etc) ... and there is happiness!
If you have the opportunity to get this beast at a reasonable price, do not hesitate.
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will68will68

Korg Ms-20Published on 12/29/13 at 01:20
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a beautiful beast

USE

live, does not sound like a vst the MS20 min!

SOUNDS

unusual, intense and deep

NOTICE GLOBAL

Hard to use the 1st time but real potential
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Alain_DX7Alain_DX7

MS-20 low, but hard worker!

Korg Ms-20Published on 11/18/14 at 05:57
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With the buttons: they are bored. With "patches" (cables) remains stuck there for hours.

UTILIZATION

Forget the basics and manual: do anything. The MS-20 is made for this. Plus you always understand what you are doing because a patchable synth is 100% touch: you hold the control voltages between your fingers!

One of the keys of the MS-20 is the audio signal processor, which can do real hack. Do not hesitate either to make cords Y (three jacks).

SOUNDS

The MS-20 can not do good acoustic instrument sounds, with rare exceptions. Ask him to do against the effects and sound effects ... so here it is very hard! You have a really twisted idea? Make it!

The two independent low-pass...…
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With the buttons: they are bored. With "patches" (cables) remains stuck there for hours.

UTILIZATION

Forget the basics and manual: do anything. The MS-20 is made for this. Plus you always understand what you are doing because a patchable synth is 100% touch: you hold the control voltages between your fingers!

One of the keys of the MS-20 is the audio signal processor, which can do real hack. Do not hesitate either to make cords Y (three jacks).

SOUNDS

The MS-20 can not do good acoustic instrument sounds, with rare exceptions. Ask him to do against the effects and sound effects ... so here it is very hard! You have a really twisted idea? Make it!

The two independent low-pass filters and high-pass series allow many things.

His faults: the oscilloscope does not sound great, envelopes are soft.

OVERALL OPINION

I since 1978. The possibility of this synth are unique.
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Tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: Ms-20
  • Series: MS
  • Category: Analog Synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/08/2004

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Other names: ms 20, ms20

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