Free Korg MS-20 Instruments For Ableton Live

korg-ms-20-miniReader Francis Prève has released a set of free instruments for Ableton Live based on the Korg MS-20.

Here’s what he has to say about it:

Korg’s MS-20 Mini has quickly become one of the biggest synths of 2013. Maybe even THE biggest synth of 2013.

With its full-figured filters and a semi-modular approach to sound design, the MS-20 has a sound that’s so beefy and unique that it’s earned a very special place in my studio.

Having tinkered with it for the better part of the summer, I figured it was time for another six-pack of Simpler patches. Since the MS-20’s filters are so distinctive, I focused on their sound as the basis for these presets.

The MS-20 instruments in the file are as follows:

  • Ring Fizz – Combining the MS20’s ring mod (using a major third interval) with super-resonant filters resulted in this nasty patch. Check out the freaky aliasing in the top octaves.
  • Reso Square – I tuned the filters to match the square wave oscillators, which added a light quiver to the overall tone.
  • Res Saw Interval – Interval tuning on a pair of sawtooth oscillators, again with the resonance cranked for additional harmonic emphasis.
  • Noise Square – Using the MS20’s patch bay, I modulated the filter cutoff with some white noise. Dirty.
  • Filter Frenzy – With the filter resonance adding some ‘ghost’ tones, I dropped one of the oscillators by an octave to increase the low-end content. For some serious boom, lower the cutoff frequency on this Simpler patch.
  • Detuned Pulse – A pair of pulse waves detuned with the lowpass open and the highpass subtly boosting the lows.

See Prève’s site for details.

If you give the free Korg MS-20 Instruments for Ableton Live a try, leave a comment and let us know what you think of them!

4 thoughts on “Free Korg MS-20 Instruments For Ableton Live

  1. just a ms20 mini a couple weeks ago. already falling apart. the small knobs are all lose already. it sounds great but there are some issues with it. the triangle wave is super weak and its almost impossible to tune the oscilators together. i too noticed the noise issue with mine but it is not as bad as people are making it out to be.

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