Anyone who has used the Korg Legacy plug-in will know what they are in for and the fact that you can grab patch cables and route them using the touchscreen is almost mind-melting. Like a childhood fantasy come true.
The huge sound of the MS-20 is totally there and I couldn’t stop making Daft Punk patches for the first few hours using the beast.
ipaddj also notes some downsides to the Korg iMS-20, including funky song-sequencing, lack of audio copy and missing MIDI support. If you need those features, you’ll probably want to wait until the app is updated.
Nick Bugayev (liine) weighed in with his thoughts:
I’ve never owned a modular synth, but this is the next best thing. I’ve tried editing modular emulations on the computer, and clicking around with the mouse to patch the cords is very tedious. Doing the same thing with multitouch is a world’s difference.
Beyond the ease of us, I am seriously impressed by the sound quality. The sounds are crisp, raw, dirty and very satisfying. I highly recommend this to anybody with an interest in analog synthesis, whether you’re an old pro or just getting into synths for the first time and want to learn what it’s all about.
Hexfix93 was impressed, too:
If you have an Ipad, got it for music, and are into dance style anything, this is a MUST HAVE. I am very impressed.
If you’ve downloaded the Korg iMS-20 for iPad – what’s your review of it? Is it worth the current $15.99 price tag?