Korg MS-20 Mini Monophonic Synthesizer Ltd Edition White
Announcing a limited edition model of the MS-20 mini analogue synthesizer in a white monotone colour.
- Limited Edition verdsion of the MS-20 mini with white fascia and knobs
- Faithful recreation of the MS-20 at 86% of the size
- Recreation overseen by the engineers of the original MS-20
- MIDI IN and USB connector
The KORG MS-20 mini, which faithfully reproduced the classic MS-20 at 86% of the original size, is now available as a limited-edition white monotone variation model. This model is the first new colour to appear in the nearly 40 years since the original unit went on sale in 1978. Based on the black that is emblematic of the MS-20's distinctive presence, this new model features a clean white monotone for its front panel and knobs, while retaining the faithful circuitry, 5-pin MIDI, and USB MIDI of the black MS-20 mini. Combining a completely new freshness together with a vintage feel that befits the MS-20 as the original semi-modular synthesizer, this limited-edition model will be a great way to add classic MS-20 sounds to any setup!
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2VCO / 2VCF / 2VCA / 2EG / 1LFO Structure
The MS-20 mini reproduces the distinctive synthesis of the MS-20: 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.
Self-Oscillating High-Pass/Low-Pass Filters With Distinctive Distortion
One of the greatest characteristics of the MS-20 were its powerful filters, which provided resonance on both the high-pass and the low-pass. Maximising the resonance would cause the filter to self-oscillate like an oscillator, producing a distinctive and dramatic tonal change that was acclaimed as inimitable, and was later used on the monotron and monotribe. 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.
External Signal Processor (ESP) For Processing An External Signal
The ESP carries on the experimental spirit of MS-20. It allows 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.
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.
Faithful Recreation Of The MS20 At 86% Of The Size
MS-20's design concept started by borrowing from the vertical layout found on larger and more expensive modular synths of its time, and then creating a more portable, inexpensive, and easier to use version.
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 inch jack plugs to mini-plugs, and the newly-designed keyboard is also 86% of the original size.
Replicates Every Details Of The Original
Korg's effort to remain faithful to the original is 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.
MIDI IN Connector And USB Connector
The MS-20 mini provides a MIDI IN connector for receiving note messages, and a USB-MIDI connector that can transmit and receive note messages. You can even connect the MS20 mini to your computer and play it from a sequencer.
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Condition New On demo in store Yes Brand Korg Keyboard Type Synth Number of keys 37 Keyboard Action Synth Action
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