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

The Best Of The 2014 NAMM Show

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The 2014 NAMM Show was another great year for the event – the weather was fantastic, there were tons of new synths and interesting gear introduced and we got to see a lot of people passionate about synths and electronic music.

Here’s our pick of the best new gear that was either introduced at the show this year or that made its NAMM debut this year: Continue reading

Korg MS-20 Kit Lets You Build A Full-Size Analog Monophonic Synth Classic

korg-ms-20-kit-unassembled2014 NAMM Show: Korg is introducing a Korg MS-20 Synth Kit – a limited edition MS-20 Kit is a kit that lets you create a real, full-size MS-20 by assembling the parts yourself.

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. Continue reading

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.

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