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Korg MS20MINI

Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

Order Code: MS20MINI
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Our Price: $999.00

For synth nerds, the classic MS-20 - recreated in mini size! An analog synthesizer featuring the original circuitry from 1978.

Korg's MS-20 monophonic synthesizer, first introduced in 1978, is still a coveted instrument to this day, thanks to its thick, robust sound, its powerful, iconic analog filter, and its versatile patching options. Over 300,000 people have enjoyed the distinct MS-20 sounds from the original, from Korg's MS-20 plug-in synth, or the iMS-20 iPad app.

Today, the sounds of the MS-20 have been reborn in hardware, as the MS-20 Mini. The same engineers who developed the original MS-20 have perfectly reproduced its circuitry and fit into a body that’s been shrunk to 86% of the original size, yet retains the distinctive look of the original.

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Highlights:
Overseen by the engineers of the original MS-20, a complete replication of the original analog circuitry
    - 2VCO / 2VCA / 2VCF / 2EG / 1LFO structure
     - Self-oscillating high-pass/low-pass filters with distinctive distortion
    - External signal processor (ESP)
    - Extremely flexible patching system
Miniature MS-20 that's 86% of the original size
MIDI IN and USB connector
Replicates every detail of the original, down to the package binding and the included manual

MS20MINI painstakingly replicates the original MS-20. A development team led by the original engineers themselves worked to recreate the original circuitry, and when it was necessary to substitute a part, these engineers made the decisions based on careful listening, in order to reproduce the original sound faithfully. In fact, the sound of the MS-20 mini has a somewhat bright and extreme quality to it because its sound is that of an original MS-20 in mint condition at the time it went on sale, before any of the components aged.

The MS20MINI provides a MIDI IN jack for receiving note messages, and a USB-MIDI connector that can transmit and receive note messages. You can even connect the MS20 mini to your computer and play it from a sequencer.