Befaco has announced the BF 20V – a new clone of the Korg MS-20 filter for modular synths.
Two weeks ago, at our workshop in Barcelona, we started assembling the first units of our latest module: a very faithful replica of the legendary LP/HP filter of the MS 20.
The most demanding part of the design was reproducing the Korg 35, a dedicated IC found at the heart of the original filter. To be able to clone the filter, we first had to clone the IC! It consists of a mini PCB, so small we had to use SMD components for the first time (the people that attended our workshop had a blast! 😉 )
The clone of the chip is 100% compatible with the original filter, so it can be used as a part for repairing real MS-20?s!
Pricing and availability are to be announced. See the Befaco site for details.