The Korg MS-50 - modular in design and at the height of the MS-series synthesizers. This keyboard-less expander type module is completely patchable and uses Korg's Hz/V type of CV and Gate for control with other synths like the MS-20. There are lots of knobs and patch points on this one... The MS-50 is still a single VCO monophonic analog beast but offered more patchability and power than any other MS synth. Other features include a ring modulator, voltmeter and sample & hold. It was also designed to complement the SQ-10 sequencer. It has been used by The Chemical Brothers.
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Brochure - PDF of 1980 Korg Brochure, submitted by Niels Kloes
- Polyphony - Monophonic
- Oscillators - 1 VCO + pink and white noise
- LFO - 1 LFO
- Filter - 2 VCFs (highpass/lowpass)
- VCA - 2 ADSR envelope gens
- Keyboard - None
- Memory - None
- Control - CV/Gate
- Date Produced - 1978
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