The MKS-30 is a MIDI rack module version of the JX-3P with some enhancements. It is an analog synth with two DCO's (digitally controlled oscillators) per voice, six voice polyphony, it responds to velocity, and has 64 internal and 64 cartridge memory patches. The typical assortment of analog filter, envelope, LFO and oscillator sections are here with easy and straight-forward programming. It can be controlled by the PG-200 programmer for easier hands-on tweaking. Never quite gaining as much popularity as the JUNO series synths, this synth is as good as inexpensive analog gets! It is used by Cirrus.
Demos & Media
Audio Clip 1 Single hit sounds from the Planet-S MKS-30 Synthesizer.
Polyphony - 6 voices
Oscillators - 2 DCO's (digitally controlled oscillators)
LFO - YES
Filter - cutoff / resonance / envelope amount / key follow
VCA - 1 ADSR envelope generator
Memory - 64 internal / 64 cartridge
Keyboard - none
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1983
Websites of Interest
Images from Perfect Circuit Audio