Korg has introduced the MS-20 mini, a monophonic analog synthesizer featuring the original circuitry from the 1978 classic MS-20.

Korg MS-20 mini

Korg’s MS-20 mini painstakingly replicates the original MS-20.

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.

The MS-20 mini will amaze you with its absolutely authentic analog synth sound.

MS-20 mini 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.

The Korg MS-20 Mini will be available April 2013, priced at $599 USD.

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