Korg MS-20 mini analog synthesizer brings back to life this incredible synth and reproduces the sound of the original circuitry with analog modeling technology. Korg MS-20 mini delivers a new take on this monophonic synthesizer that was first introduced in 1978 that remains a highly sought after instrument to this day. MS20 mini is 86% of the original size and features versatile patching options, as on the original.
MS-20 mini comes designed to amaze, offering an array of huge, completely analog synth sounds, replicating the original in sublime detail but offering the latest technological advances, including MIDI and USB. As with the original MS20, MS-20 mini features the same distinctive layout, two oscillators with ring modulation, and envelope generators with hold and delay. The VCA maintains the basic design of the original, but it's been modified to produce less noise than the original.
One of the greatest characteristics of the MS-20 was its powerful filters. The filter circuit was changed mid-way through the production lifecycle of the MS-20; the MS-20 mini uses the earlier filter, which was felt to be superior due to its more radical sound.
An external signal processor carries on the experimental spirit of MS-20, allowing you to use the pitch or volume of an external audio source to control the synthesizer. For example you can input an electric guitar and use the MS-20 mini as a guitar synthesizer, or input a mic and use it as a vocal synthesizer.
To make it even more approachable, the MS-20 mini has been shrunk to 86% of the size of the original MS-20. In spite of its smaller size, meticulous care has been taken to accurately reproduce the knob design and the printing. The patch cables have been changed from 1/4" phone plugs to mini-plugs, and the newly-designed keyboard is also 86% of the original size. Even the package that contains the unit replicates the original as far as possible.
Also included are the original MS-20 owner's manual and settings chart, explaining how to create sounds. Now you can experience the excitement of the MS20 with the all new Korg MS-20 mini analog synthesizer.