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Korg MS-2000BR Rackmount Analog Modeling Synthesizer

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An updated soundset and new black metallic color scheme enhance the latest chapter in the 25-year history of the Korg MS series. With an updated soun...Click To Read More About This Product

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A blast from the past with power of the present and a built-in mic.

An updated soundset and new black metallic color scheme enhance the latest chapter in the 25-year history of the Korg MS series. With an updated sound set, a sharp new black metallic color scheme and dedicated vocoder mic, the MS2000B Analog Modeling Synthesizer provides a combination of playability, expression, and sound manipulation that is at once familiar, yet ready to open a new universe of possibilities.

Back to the future

The MS2000BR synth comes packed with great features of the past, including a versatile 16-band vocoder, and an arpeggiator offering 6 types of arpeggio patterns.

Unparalleled analog modeling power

Korg's DSP-driven analog modeling system--acclaimed in the Korg Prophecy and Electribe-A--has been refined to produce an incredibly wide range of sounds. From lush to fat to sharply cutting, the awesome sonic spectrum produced only by this DSP technology is harnessed into a compact keyboard or module. All major sound parameters can be accessed in real time from the knobs and switches on the front panel, allowing you the freedom to manipulate and shape your sound as you play.

Awesome waveforms

The oscillator section consists of 2 oscillators and a noise generator. Oscillator 1 lets you select from 8 waveforms, including analog staples such as sawtooth and pulse, to unique selections like VoxWave and 64 DWGS (Digital Waveform Generator System) waveforms first featured on the Korg DW-8000. Modulation can be applied to each waveform for an even wider timbral selection and to create movement.
Oscillator 2 lets you select from 3 types of waveforms. In addition to detuning Oscillator 2 relative to Oscillator 1, you can also use it to apply sync or ring modulation to generate complex sounds. The audio input jacks allow external sound sources to be processed by the internal filters, effects, etc.

Sound control

The EG (envelope generator) uses familiar 4-stage ADSR (attack, decay, sustain, release) controls to apply time-variant changes to sound parameters. The LFO (low frequency oscillator) allows you to choose from 4 types of waveforms to apply cyclic changes to sound parameters, and can be synched to MIDI clock for cool rhythmic effects. 2 EGs and 2 LFOs are provided for each timbre. The MS2000B synthesizer provides 4 filter types: 12dB low pass, 24dB low pass, band pass, and high pass. Resonance is provided, and can be set to self-oscillate. In addition to volume and pan controls, the amp section provides a distortion on/off setting so that even soft sounds can be transformed into aggressive solo parts. The effect section provides up to 3 effects simultaneously: a modulation effect (ensemble, phaser, or chorus/flanger), a delay (stereo delay, cross delay, or L/R delay), and an equalizer, programmable for every sound.

Virtual Patch function allows wildly creative possibilities

The MS2000B rackmount synth provides a Virtual Patch function that simulates the patching capabilities of the legendary Korg PS series and MS series synthesizers. Not only EG and LFO, but even velocity and keyboard tracking can be used as modulation sources to affect parameters such as pitch, noise level, and pan. You can create 4 Virtual Patches for each sound.

Mod Sequence function generates dramatic tonal changes

The 3-track Mod Sequence function is a step sequencer that applies time-variant change to sound parameters in a way similar to varying the control voltage on analog synthesizers of the past. In addition to the 28 parameters on the front panel, you can also sequence changes to the pitch or step length to create your own riffs and phrases. Using the Mod Sequence to change DWGS waveforms even allows you to simulate wave-sequencing!

  • Updated soundset
  • New black metallic color scheme
  • DSP-driven analog modeling system
  • 16-band vocoder
  • 6 types of arpeggio patterns
  • 2 oscillators with 8 and 3 waveforms respectively
  • The ability to detune Oscillator 2 relative to Oscillator 1
  • Noise generator
  • Sync and ring modulators
  • ADSR envelope generator
  • LFO with 4 types of waveforms
  • 4 filter types
  • 3 simultaneous effects
  • Virtual Patch function
  • Mod Sequence function
  • Sound Generation Method:
  • Analog Modeling Synthesis System-Synthesizer Program Multi Timbral = 2 (max., Split/Dual Mode) Voices = 4 voices Sound Source = 2 Oscillator + Noise Generator, EG x 2, LFO x 2, Virtual Patch x 4, MOD Sequence 16 steps (max.) x 3 -Vocoder Program o Voices = 4 voices
  • Programs: 128 programs
  • Effects : Modulation effects (3 types), Delay (3 types), Equalize
  • Arpeggiator: 6 types
  • Inputs: AUDIO IN 1, 2, Level switch LINE / MIC, [AUDIO IN 1, 2(LINE)]Input impedance = 39 k-ohms, Maximum output level = -3.5 dBu (Audio In knob maximum), [AUDIO IN 2(MIC)] Input impedance = 22 k-ohms, Maximum output level = -33 dBu (Audio In knob maximum), Input source impedance = 600 ohms
  • Outputs: L/MONO, R, Output impedance = 1.1kOhms (MONO = 550 ohms), Maximum output level = +6.5 dBu, Load impedance = 100kOhms, Headphones, Output impedance = 10 ohms, Maximum output level = 35 mW, Load impedance = 33 ohms
  • Control Inputs: Assignable Pedal, Assignable Switch
  • Display: 16 characters x 2 lines with backlight
  • Power Supply: DC 9V (AC adapter)
  • Power Consumption: 8W
  • Dimensions: 19.0"(W) x 9.2"(D) x 3.4"(H)
  • 482.0(W) x 233.2(D) x 87.1(H)mm 4U rack-mountable
  • Weight: 2.8kg/6.2 lbs
  • Accessories: AC adapter (DC 9V, 600mA), Washers x 4, Bushings x 4, Screws x 4

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Nothing new for Korg

By Mr. Synth Review

from Chicago Illinois

For nice sounding digital sounds, the MS2KBR is the way to go if your on a small-medium sized budget. For the people who already have an MS2K (like myself) there is no need to by this synth. The updates done to this model are so small that they don't even matter. If your into harsh electronic noise, save your money and buy a Moog.


analog days, you cannot beat them!

By midiman-m9Ko_

from Hattiesburg, MS

I own this Korg analog modeling synth. In a way it is a dream machine, that operates great via midi (because you have more capability) The manual takes an electronics degree to wade through, but stick with it and like all things midi the light finally turns bright.I considered Alesis, Yamaha and M- Audio, all available from this site, before I cut my costs. The reason? Already have a Yamaha 88 keyClavinova, that will "do the trick."From Depeche Mode early days (single polyphonic)to say Pet Shop Boys with their Andromenas, Nords and other such expensive tour equipment. Believeme Korg builds excellent equipment. Go buy one.. It's a blast..

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