Vintage 1978-1983 Korg MS 20 Analog Synthesizer - Fully Serviced

Korg

KS620

Used

Pre-owned, this classic, patchable monophonic synthesizer has been fully serviced and all components checked, contacts cleaned and we're happy to confirm it's in full working order.  

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£925.00

Pre-owned, this classic, patchable monophonic synthesizer has been fully serviced and all components checked, contacts cleaned and we're happy to confirm it's in full working order. 

As to be expected with a 45+ year old synth, there are some cosmetic issues, scratches, some fading to the finish, one missing control panel cover and the 2nd octave "G" key has been repaired, but those issues aside, this synth is ready for another 45 years of mind bending oscillation and spaced out modulations.    

The MS-20 was one of Korg's first major successful portable analog monosynths and even today it is still a great little machine! It is an analog two-oscillator monophonic lead and bass synth with hard wired and patchable connections. The hard-wiring can be overridden however, using patch-cords.

In addition to two analog oscillators, the MS-20 featured two resonant VCFs (filters), two VCAs, sample and hold, a noise generator, an assignable mod-wheel and lots of knobs The VCF (filter) section is capable of high-pass, low-pass, notch and band-reject which is unique and different than your basic lowpass style filter. External sound sources can be routed through the filter section as well.

There's also a Pitch-CV converter for triggering sounds from external sources. Aphex Twin makes quite a bit of use of this, feeding the input stage of his MS-20s with drum sounds and other untrackable audio to get the synth to make a wide variety of crunch/squawp/screech noises by mistracking the filters, etc.

As for its sounds, the MS-20 sounds great. The MS-20 is great for just about any type of analog synth sound you could want. The MS-20 is not only a great sounding instrument, but a great learning-synth.

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