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Korg MS20

Postby tomorrowstops » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:57 pm

Hey guys - haven't been on here in a little while, but I hope all of you are doing well and making tons of music!

I just scored an MS20 with the Korg35 filter. I wanted something a lot weirder than my Voyager OS, as a lead voice and general noise maker - I'm quite certain this will fit the bill. Its not due in for another week, so in the meantime I'd love to hear some thoughts, info, and patch ideas from current (and past) MS20 lovers!

I gotta say the video that really sold me was this:

Watch on youtube.com


especially 5:40 and 6:24
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby Kenneth » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:44 pm

Cool! I'm a Voyager OS owner. You're right: it's not very "weird" sounding. I love the way it sounds, and I don't think I'll ever sell it, but I would very much like to have an MS-20 as well. Watching the Automatic Gainsay videos on the mini, and the ones he did for the original as well, convinced me. I'll probably wait a year or so, when I'll be able to walk into a store and try one out. MAke sure to post some tunes when you get a chance to record it. :)
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby tomorrowstops » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:37 pm

Yeah, the OS is a nice machine. Its definitely one of those synths that I can sit down discover new sounds in it everytime. The keyboard feels great, the audio circuitry is flawless. Its literally the perfection of the Minimoog design - HOWEVER - that's my basic problem with it. Its too damn flawless - it doesn't really have a strong character to it, or at least the type of character I love.
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby phesago » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:21 pm

Yeah the voyager is kind of bland to some of us with refined synth wants/needs uh? Lol It does however sound really good. Better than most. I guess that's my opinion uh? The ms20 is awesome. I found myself adding delay to it and making paddy type sounds a lot when I had one. Wish I didnt sell off the two I had. Was more fun to oodle aroudn with than a voyager. I find myself going to my voyager when I know exactly what I want. Youre def going to love the ms20. That video is pretty sweet too. Def try and model the patches he has int he video if you can.
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby tomorrowstops » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:13 pm

Don't get me wrong, I'm trying real hard to not totally knock on the Voyager. Its just for this character profile I'm writing for my new project, I need have a weird, dramatic, and kind of an asshole type voice. Think Clint Eastwood's character in any of the Sergio Leone westerns. I think the MS20 is going to nail it!
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby Kenneth » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:19 pm

Sounds interesting... Make sure to share this project with us when it is complete.
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby tomorrowstops » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:05 pm

For sure Kenneth!

Anyone else have any love for the MS20 with thoughts to share?
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby tomorrowstops » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:31 pm

Well, she finally arrived today!

MY.

GOD.

This thing is INCREDIBLE. I've only spent about 30 minutes with it so far, and I haven't even TOUCHED the patch bay yet. It can TALK. It really does have personality all it's own.

Thats all I can say for now. I'm taking a trip to outer space!
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby xanadu97 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:30 pm

Original or mini?
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby tomorrowstops » Sat May 04, 2013 2:59 pm

Original!
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby Alex E » Mon May 06, 2013 10:45 am

People are still buying the original?

Regardless, congrats.
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Re: Korg MS20

Postby EmptySet » Mon May 06, 2013 11:35 am

Hell yeah! 1/4" baby! :lol:
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