Korg MS-20 Kit Review & Filter Mod

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.

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Korg MS-20 Mini Analog Synthesizer Video Demo

In this video, YouTube user AnalogAudio1 takes a break from the usual exploration of vintage analog gear to explore the sounds of the new Korg MS-20 Mini analog synthesizer.

The video doesn’t discuss the features of the Mini, instead focusing on the range of sounds that are possible with the new analog synth.  Continue reading

The Korg MS-20 Kit

Here’s another look at the new Korg MS-20 Kit, introduced at the 2014 NAMM Show.

The Korg MS-20 Kit is a limited edition kit that lets you create a full-size MS-20 by assembling the parts yourself. The kit doesn’t require hardcore electronics skills, but instead lets the user handle all the final assembly of the synth. Continue reading