Korg MS-20 Mini Semi-modular Analog Synthesizer

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Weight 10.58 lbs
Dimensions 10.12 × 19.41 × 8.19 in
Product Condition USED

A fun sized vintage classic

The black MS-20 Mini from Korg is a fully functioning analog synthesizer featuring the circuitry of the iconic, late 1970’s MS-20 synthesizer, but shrunk to 86% of the original size. Its versatile patching options, analog filters, and the ability to process external signals makes this diminutive powerhouse very attractive to the analog synthesizer aficionado.

A development team led by the original engineers strove to painstakingly replicate the MS-20, both in sound and form. The sound comes from an architecture featuring two oscillators (one with ring modulation) and envelope generators with hold and delay. The VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) maintains the basic design of the original, but has been modified to produce less noise.

High- and low-pass filters with resonance and distinctive distortion can deliver radical sounds when they are pushed into self-oscillation. Additionally, external sources such as an electric guitar or vocals can be used to control the synthesizer or have the source manipulated by the filters. A flexible hard-wire patching system provides nearly endless possibilities.

The synthesizer features a MIDI In jack for receiving note messages, and a USB-MIDI connector that can transmit and receive note messages (there is no velocity information). Connecting the unit to a computer allows it to be triggered from a sequencer.

Key Features:

Miniature MS-20 is a complete replica of the original analog circuitry at 86% of the original size
Overseen by the engineers of the original MS-20
Incorporates a dual VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator), dual VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier), dual VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter), dual EG (Envelope Generator), and a single LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) structure
Self-oscillating, high-pass/low-pass filters with distinctive distortion
External signal processor (ESP)
Highly flexible patching system
MIDI In and USB connector
Replicates every detail of the original, down to the package binding and the included manual
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