In this series of videos from Wave Alchemy, sound designer Matt Urmenyi offers tips and advice on how to synthesize drum sounds with an analog synthesizer. using a Korg MS-20 Mini.
In the 5-part series, Urmenyi demonstrates how to use the MS-20 Mini to create kick drum, snare drum, cymbal, tom and conga sounds.
To accompany this video series, Wave Alchemy has released a free sample library of analog drum sounds, synthesized using the Korg MS-20 Mini. MS-20 Mini Drums offers 483 drum samples and can be downloaded for free. Continue reading
Here’s another Korg MS-20 Kit build time-lapse video, via triumphthruxton. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via ollilaboratories, captures a psychedelic synth jam session, featuring Korg MS-20, Roland TR-8, Elektron Analog Four, Korg Volca, guitar and more. Continue reading
This video, via gattobus, takes a look experimenting with paraphony with the Korg MS-20 synthesizer. Continue reading
This video, via AudioCentralMagazine, demos using the Strymon TimeLine Digital Delay with a Korg MS-20 analog synthesizer.
The Timeline is designed to put a studio-quality delay into an effects pedal. See the Strymon site for details. Continue reading
This video, via Roman Rising, is a time-lapse of assembling the Korg MS-20 Kit, accompanied by his first composition with the new unit. Continue reading
In this video, Korg’s Rich Formidoni shares an MS-20 tip – the ‘rubber band-pass filter’. Continue reading
This video captures Nick Batt’s take on the new Korg MS-20 Kit.
The MS-20 Kit is a true-analog, 1:1 scale reissue of the MS-20, with both filters built in (the more aggressive early production filter and more mellow late production one). Every details has been replicated, right down to the packaging, which includes a letter from the original MS-20 engineers and the President of Korg, Inc.
Batt notes that the new MS-20 has the same electronics as the MS-20 mini, but offers “much higher build quality”. It also offers two filter options, to match two generations of filters in vintage MS-20s. See Batt’s post at Sonic State for more of his thoughts on the new MS-20 Kit.