Korg MS-10

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The MS-10 is a cool & classic analog synth known for its great bass and percussive sounds. It was released by Korg in 1978 as an entry-level, simple monophonic single-VCO analog synthesizer. With the authentic look of a mini-modular its single VCO is patchable using standard 1/4 inch patch cords to the VCF and VCA. It really is a powerful little mono-synth with plenty of knobs and a compact 32-note keyboard. It is CV/Gate controllable. A very cool feature is its external input to filter which allows you to filter external sound sources! Following the MS-10 came the double-oscillator version, the MS-20. The MS-10 is used by The Orb, SkyLab, the Chemical Brothers, Astral Projection, Autechre, Juan Atkins, Underworld, Sneaker Pimps, Luke Vibert, JunkieXL, and Add N to (X).

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58 Visitor comments
December 7, 2010 @ 1:17 pm
Re : constant. the MS-10 stays in tune like you wouldn't believe (though the pitch knob is right under the scale knob, and that can lead to some unwanted pitch movements if yr not careful).
It's rather light as it's only tin and plastic (none of those fancy heavy materials like wood). Slightly overpriced synth these days though...
December 1, 2010 @ 1:34 pm
The MS 10 is not well known for it's stability. But still, great sound, great features. I am very happy with it.
November 3, 2010 @ 5:55 am
Very basic synth, but definately a better LPF than the MS-20. A good friend for almost 20 years now.
October 23, 2010 @ 7:16 pm
Anyone have any info about the MS 03 Signal Processor? I used to own one and wanted to know a bit more about it.
constant fear of analogue synths messing up
October 13, 2010 @ 9:29 am
hi, could anyone shed some light on how well the MS-10 stays in tune

also, how heavy is it? how reliable (doesnt mess up) is it?
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 1 VCO with mixable white/pink noise generator
  • LFO - One LFO w/ multiple waveforms
  • Filter - One lowpass VCF
  • VCA - ADSR with Hold
  • Keyboard - 32 keys
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - CV/GATE
  • Date Produced - 1978
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from Korg product brochure and Tone Tweakers.

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