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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The Korg MS-20 Mini Mega Video Overview

Synth educator and Moog Foundation Archivist Marc Doty has wrapped up a massive 12-part video overview of the new Korg MS-20 Mini, embedded above.

Doty’s series covers the MS-20 Mini’s oscillators, filters, envelope generators, amplifiers, sample & hold, external signal processor, patch examples and more.

Doty came away impressed with the new synth. “Playing this thing is like playing the original,” he says.

The MS-20 Mini is expected to ship this month, with a street price of $600.

If you’ve used the MS-20 Mini, let us know what you think of it it!