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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Audio Clip 1 - Filter sweeps, bass, melodies and noises by Roland Schaefer.
Manual - PDF of original owners manual, submitted by Niels Kloes
Patches - PDF of setting examples, supplement to original owners manual, submitted by Niels Kloes
Brochure - PDF of 1980 Korg Brochure, submitted by Niels Kloes
- 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
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Images from Korg product brochure and Tone Tweakers.
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