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MS-20 Mini Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

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MS-20 Mini Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer
MS-20 Mini Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer MS-20 Mini Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer MS-20 Mini Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

 

The classic MS-20 –remade in a compact size!  An analog synthesizer featuring the original circuitry from 1978.

Korg’s MS-20 monophonic synthesizer, which first emerged in 1978, is still a revered instrument to this day, thanks to its thick, powerful sound, its aggressive, iconic analog filter, and its myriad patching options. Over 300,000 people have enjoyed the distinctive 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 reemerged in hardware form, as the MS-20 Mini. The same engineers who developed the original MS-20 have flawlessly reproduced its circuitry and fit into a body that’s been shrunk to 86% of the original size, and still retains the distinctive look and sound of the original.

The MS-20 mini will astound users with its absolutely authentic analog synth sound.

Comments from the developers...

" Fifty years have passed since Korg was founded, and we have once again put our hand to an analog synthesizer. We took particular care to deliver smooth parameter adjustments, which are a distinctive feature of analog synthesizers. We also took special care to completely reproduce the original specifications of the MS-20. The analog circuits we designed 35 years ago still deliver the same unbeatable, powerful sound, from the ultra-low to the ultra-high range."

Features

  • 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

 

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Keyboard

  • C - C 37-notes (3 octaves), mini keyboard designed specifically for the MS-20 mini

Voltage Controlled Oscillator 1 (VCO 1)

  • Scale (32', 16', 8', 4') (6 octaves, +cent, -cent)
  • Wave form (Triangle, Sawtooth, PW-Square, White Noise) (4 modes)
  • Pulse width adjust 1:1 - 1:infinity

Voltage Controlled Oscillator 2 (VCO 2)

  • Scale (16', 8', 4', 2') (6 octaves, +cent, -cent)
  • Wave form (Sawtooth, Square, Pulse, Ring modulator) (4 modes)
  • Pitch (± 1 octave)

VCO Master control

  • Master tune (± 100cent)
  • Portamento (max. 10sec)
  • Frequency modulation intensity by MG/T.EXT (-5V - +5V)
  • Frequency modulation intensity by EG1/EXT (-5V - 0V)

VCO Mixer

  • VCO 1 Level
  • VCO 2 Level

Voltage Controlled High Pass Filter (VCF HPF)

  • Cutoff frequency (50Hz - 15,000Hz)
  • Peak (flat - self OSC)
  • Cutoff frequency modulation intensity by MG/T.EXT (-5V - +5V)
  • Cutoff frequency modulation intensity by EG2/EXT (-5V - +5V)

Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter (VCF LPF)

  • Cutoff frequency (50Hz - 15,000Hz)
  • Peak (flat - self OSC)
  • Cutoff frequency modulation intensity by MG/T.EXT (-5V - +5V)
  • Cutoff frequency modulation intensity by EG2/EXT (-5V - +5V)

Envelope Generator 1

  • Delay time (10sec)
  • Attack time (10sec)
  • Release time (10sec)

Envelope Generator 2

  • Hold time (20sec)
  • Attack time (10sec)
  • Decay time (10sec)
  • Sustain level (0V - 5V)
  • Release time (10sec)

Modulation Generator (LFO)

  • Wave form (Positive Sawtooth - Triangle - Negative Sawtooth, Wide Pulse - Square - Narrow Pulse)
  • Frequency (0.1Hz - 20Hz)

Manual controller

  • Control wheel (center click)
  • Momentary switch -->GND

External Signal Processor

Control section

  • Input signal level
  • Low cut frequency (50Hz - 2,500Hz)
  • High cut frequency (100Hz - 5,000Hz)
  • CV adjust
  • Threshold level

Input and Output

  • Signal In
  • Amplifier Out
  • Band pass filter Out
  • CV Out (0 - +8.4V)
  • ENV Out (0 - +5V)
  • Trig Out (+5V-->GND)

Indicator (LED)

  • Peak indicator
  • Trigger indicator

Patch Panel

Keyboard

  • Keyboard control voltage output (Exponential) (0 - +8V)
  • Keyboard trigger output (+5V-->GND)
  • VCO-1 + VCO-2 control voltage input (Linear response)(0 - +8V)
  • VCO-2 control voltage input (Linear response) (0 - +8V)

VCO

  • VCO-1 + VCO-2 external frequency control input (OCT/V) (-5V - +5V)

VCF

  • External signal input (3Vp-p max.)
  • External High pass filter cutoff frequency control input (2OCT/V) (-5V - +5V)
  • External Low pass filter cutoff frequency control input (2OCT/V) (-5V - +5V)

VCO + VCF

  • Total external modulation input (T.EXT)(-5V - +5V)

VCA

  • External initial gain control input (0 - +5V)

EG

  • EG 1 envelope signal normal output (-5V - 0V)
  • EG 1 envelope signal reverse output (+5V - 0V)
  • EG 1 + EG 2 trigger input (-->GND)
  • EG 1 trigger input (-->GND)
  • EG 2 envelope signal reverse output (+5V - 0V)

MG

  • Triangle output (Positive Sawtooth - Triangle - Negative Sawtooth) (5Vp-p)
  • Rectangle output (Wide Pulse - Square - Narrow Pulse)(0 - +5V)

Noise Generator

  • Pink noise output (5Vp-p)
  • White noise output (5Vp-p)

Sample and Hold

  • Clock trigger input (-->GND)
  • Sample signal input (5Vp-p max.)
  • S/H output (5Vp-p max.)

Modulation VCA

  • Control voltage input (0 - +5V)
  • Signal input (-5V - +5V)
  • Signal output (-5V - +5V)

Manual controller

  • Control wheel output (-5V<--0V-->+5V)
  • Momentary switch output (-->GND)

Signal out

  • Signal output (mono 1/8" mini phone jack, 2Vp-p output impedance 3.5k ?)

Head phones

  • Head phones output (Stereo 1/8" mini phone jack, 33 ? 48mW)

USB

  • Type B, USB-MIDI Input/Output
  • Only note messages (velocity is not used) can be transmitted and received.

MIDI

  • MIDI Input
  • Only note messages (velocity is not used) can be transmitted and received.

Power Consumption

  • 9W

Power Supply

  • DC9V

Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 493 ×257 ×208 mm / 19.41 x 10.12 x 8.19 inches

Weight

  • 4.8 kg / 10.58 lbs.

Accessories

  • AC adaptor (9V/1.7A), Patch Cord x 10

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