Free MS-20 MKII Ableton Live Pack

korg-ms-20-mkiiCluster Sound has released a free Ableton Live Pack based on the vintage Korg MS-20 MKII.

MS-20 is a free multi-sample Live Pack reproducing the sound of the vintage Korg MS-20 MKII, the second generation of the super-star analog synthesizer released in 1978. Continue reading

Korg MS-20 Module Review


At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg introduced the MS-20 Module Kit with SQ-1 Analog Sequencer.

The Korg MS-20 Module Kit lets you build a module version of the iconic MS-20 analog synthesizer, but with expanded synthesis capabilities over all of Korg’s previous MS-20 synths.

In this video review, via sonicstate, Nick Batt takes a look at the new Korg MS-20 Module: Continue reading

ADDAC702 Dual Voltage Controlled Filter Overview


ADDAC System has released a series of videos, demoing its ADDAC702 Dual Voltage Controlled Filter.

It’s the company’s first voltage-controlled variable filter, inspired by the original Korg MS-20 filter.


  • Two independent filters, a High-Pass and a Low-Pass with dedicated audio inputs and outputs.
  • Besides individual outputs the HP and LP are also sent to a voltage-controlled Mix between the HP and LP filters.
  • Both Cutoff and Resonance are voltage-controlled with dedicated cv attenuator pots.
  • Switch for selecting between normal cutoff behaviour and an adjustable Smooth circuit to simulate a vactrol behaviour for cutoff control.
  • Switch for setting filters Filters in Parallel, independent, or Series: HP into LP.
  • Inspired by the Oscar synthesizer we added a Coupling switch to tie the HP Cutoff control to the LP Cutoff control, in this case the LP cutoff controls act as an offset from HP setting.
  • Three position switch selects different resonance clipping paths: diodes / no clipping / leds.
  • Both filters features a post Distortion/Fuzz circuit that adds extra harmonics adds an even deeper growl or extra gritiness to it.
  • All audio outputs HP, Mix and LP feature a switch for choosing phase output, allowing additive or subtractive mixes.
  • Three LEDs monitor the amplitude of the three outputs: HP, Mix, LP.

Here are the official demo videos:  Continue reading

Analog Drum Synthesis With The Korg MS-20 Mini (Plus Free Sample Library)

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