Korg MS-20 Analogue Monophonic Synthesizer Kit    (as new)

Korg MS-20 Analogue Monophonic Synthesizer Kit (as new)

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The Korg MS-20 Kit is the only way to get a new, full sized MS-20 Analogue Synthesizer. The MS-20 Kit uses the same circuitry as the original and the MS-20 Mini for a truly authentic sound and playing experience.

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    The Korg MS-20 Kit is the only way to get a new, full sized MS-20 Analogue Synthesizer. The MS-20 Kit uses the same circuitry as the original and the MS-20 Mini for a truly authentic sound and playing experience.

    Main Features

    • A full-size MS-20 that you can assemble yourself
    • Both the early and late versions of the filter are provided
    • Overseen by the engineers of the original MS-20
    • 2VCO / 2VCA / 2VCF / 2EG / 1LFO structure - External signal processor (ESP)
    • Extremely flexible patching system
    • MIDI IN and USB connector
    • Replicates every detail of the original, down to the package binding and the included manual
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    A Full-Size MS-20 You Can Assemble Yourself
    The MS-20 Kit is a kit that lets you obtain a real MS-20 by assembling the parts according to the directions in the owner's manual. Most of the steps are simply a matter of tightening screws or fitting parts together, so you don't need to know about soldering or electronic circuitry. Beyond any doubt, the analogue sound generated by the MS-20 that you yourself completed will sound more valuable than that of any other synthesizer. Unlike the MS-20 mini, the MS-20 Kit is a full-size unit with a standard-sized keyboard, and the plugs are also full sized 1/4 inch jack plugs.
    Two Types Of Filter Are Provided
    The original MS-20 used different VCF circuits depending on the date of production. Units produced in the earlier period used a filter noted for its distinctive distortion and self-oscillation, while the filter used in later units was a low-noise design with a more mellow character. Amazingly, this new MS-20 Kit provides both filters. You can switch between the two by moving a jumper pin on the circuit board according to your taste or needs.
    Overseen by the engineers of the original MS-20
    Just like the MS-20 mini, development of the MS-20 Kit was led by the original engineers themselves, who spared no effort to perfectly replicate the circuitry of the original unit. When it was necessary to substitute a part, the engineers made the decision based on their own ears, ensuring that the exact sound of the original unit has been reproduced.
    In fact, the sound of the MS-20 kit has a somewhat bright and extreme quality to it because its sound is that of an original MS-20 in mint condition at the time it went on sale, before any of the components aged.
    2VCO / 2VCF / 2VCA / 2EG / 1LFO structure
    The MS-20 kit reproduces the distinctive synthesis of the MS-20: two oscillators with ring modulation, and envelope generators with hold and delay.
    External signal processor (ESP)
    The ESP 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 kit as a guitar synthesizer, or input a mic and use it as a vocal synthesizer.
    Extremely Flexible Patching System
    The patching system provided to the right of the panel lets you create complex sounds by plugging-in cables to change the connections between the various units. The possibilities are limited only by the user's imagination. Different combinations of the modulation input/output and trigger, sample and hold, and noise generator can produce an incredible variety of sounds. By patching according to the MS-20 flow chart that's printed on the panel, even the beginner can start taking advantage of these possibilities right away.
    MIDI IN Connector And USB Connector
    The MS-20 kit provides a MIDI IN jack for receiving note messages, and a USB-MIDI connector that can transmit and receive note messages. You can even connect the MS-20 kit to your computer and play it from a sequencer.
    Replicates Every Detail Of The Original
    Korgs efforts to remain faithful to the original are not limited to the unit itself. 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, just like it was during its original release in 1978.
    Package Contents Of The MS-20 Kit
    Front panel, Rear panel, Bottom panel, L-shaped bracket(x 2), Left side pane, Right side panel, Left side shield, Right side shield, Panel support, Knob (large) (x 7), Knob (small) (x 29), Rubber bushing (x 10), Rubber feet (x 4), Cord hook, Nut 12 mm - shiny (x 36), Washer (x 36), Screw (x 36), Nut 11 mm – matte (x 30), Nut 11 mm – shiny (x 6), Keyboard unit, Wheel unit, Rear jack circuit board unit, Left panel circuit board, Right panel circuit board & VR circuit board (small), VR circuit board (large), Power supply circuit board, Box-end wrench (included)

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  • Additional Information

    Condition Opened
    On demo in store No
    Brand Korg
    Keyboard Type Synth
    Number of keys 37
    Keyboard Action Synth Action