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Korg MS20 Mini Analog Monophonic Synth   

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The sound of the inimitable MS-20 is now available to all with the new MS-20 Mini. The same engineers who developed the original MS-20 have perfectly...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      History repeats itself, and that's a good thing.

      The sound of the inimitable MS-20 is now available to all with the new MS-20 Mini. The same engineers who developed the original MS-20 have perfectly reproduced its circuitry and fit it into a body 86% of the original size. The MS-20 mini will amaze with its absolutely authentic, analog synth sound.

      The MS-20 distinguished itself at its debut through its gripping lead tones, its fat and juicy basses, and its its warm strings and pads. It was a two oscillator synth with two VCFs. two VCAs. sample and hold, a noise generator and many other tweakable components. The entire array has been designed by the fussiest design team imaginable--the same people who made the MS-20 in the first place. If you are a fan of analog synthesis in general and of the MS-20 in particular, this is a synth you need to check out.

      FEATURES
      • 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

      Order today for a glimpse into the still relevant past.

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      KorgMS20 Mini Analog Monophonic Synth
       
      3.8

      (based on 4 reviews)

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      75%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (4)
      • Responsive / good action (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Electronic music (3)
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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Lots of Character, Very Musical.

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      from Kona, HI

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      Pros

      • Easy Access Knobs
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Keyboard
      • Great Portamento
      • Great sound
      • Plays Right Out Of Box
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Very Musical Synth

      Cons

      • Keyboard Legato Only
      • Limited Fm Possibilities
      • No Lfo Speed Modulation
      • No Pw Modulation
      • Vco Tune Touchy

      Best Uses

      • Analytical Patching
      • Electronic Music
      • Intuitive Patching
      • Learning
      • MIDI

      Comments about Korg MS20 Mini Analog Monophonic Synth:

      Great little character-laden synth is fun to play and sounds very good and, most importantly...very musical. The secret to thick, awesome bass lies in the filters: I won't give away my secrets here, though.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It's a real hoot!

      By 

      from Michigan

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Electronic Music

          Comments about Korg MS20 Mini Analog Monophonic Synth:

          It's an MS-20!

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Totally love my MS-20 mini

          By 

          from Minneapolis MN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Authentic Sound
          • Easy to Use
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action

          Cons

          • Not Wild Abt The Minikeys

          Best Uses

          • Electronic Music
          • Sound design

          Comments about Korg MS20 Mini Analog Monophonic Synth:

          Really can't say anything bad about this synth. GOOD however - there is much good here! This will get you away from presets and teach you a lot about synthesis. Great for sounds design too - super nice with a little delay and reverb. This really is a reincarnation of a 1978 synth (with mini too - notes only tho). Filters are awesome. Check out the Marc Doty vids on youtube for a nice exhaustive walk-thru MS-20 land . . .

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          2.0

          mixed feelings

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          from denver, CO

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

          • A Lot Of Line Noise
          • Vco1 Won't Tune

          Best Uses

            Comments about Korg MS20 Mini Analog Monophonic Synth:

            I was very excited about this synth. I've finally received it today and unfortunately am already thinking about returning it. Right out of the box, after powering it on and running the signal out to my speakers, even with both VCOs down all the way and no patching done, there is a good deal of line noise while pressing keys. This seems common as many other users are complaining of this as well. To me, it isn't bad enough to return it based on that alone but...

            I also possibly have a defective unit as I cannot get VCO1 in tune. VCO2 tunes fine and sounds fantastic but VCO1's scale/intonation is inconsistent (octaves are off, gets really drastic 2 octaves apart). Basically, anything above note A2 is immediately almost off by a half step and gets slightly more off going up. Anything below note A2 drastically gets off by almost over a whole step. This is with the master tune and pitch for VCO2 set to 12 o'clock (0) and referencing a tuner with VCO2. Any advice?

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