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- Great for bedroom studios
- Weird workflow
- Capable of making every synth sound that fucked up
- Limited features
- Still a good product for the price
Korg MS-20 FS
If you’ve ever wanted a full-size MS-20 but were turned off by buying something 40 years old, the MS-20 FS is perfect for you. The only question now is, what colour will you get? Price: £1,150 Purchase: Korg MS-20 FS *Attack Magazine is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission
What a trip, dude...
This is really cool. There are a lot of good choices available for analog synths but I was drawn to the history of the MS-20. Even though it doesn't have some of the features of newer designs it still works well in my humble bedroom studio. I connect it to my electric piano so I have a full size key...
Korg MS20 Mini Synth - Is It Worth Buying? (2021 Update)
Overall I like this synthesizer keyboard, but I’m not crazy about it. If you look at it from a very broad perspective, then this keyboard unfortunately will not be enough for most people in the market for a new synth. The truth is that yes, it is a nice little keyboard for its size and it actually is pretty impressive in terms of its output and sound quality, but there just aren’t enough functions and capabilities, and while I am saying that the sound quality is good overall, it won’t blow you out of the water
Korg MS-20 Mini review | Stuff
Well, adding MIDI and USB ports is a good enough reason for us. You couldn’t control the original directly from a computer, but the Mini can be hooked up to a laptop or added to a bigger set-up with a MIDI cable, and that’s really the only update it needed. If the sight of those patch cables hasn’t scared you off, chances are you’ll love the MS-20 Mini just as much as we do
What are the best synthesizers in your opinion under 1000$?
Their Model D is a complete steal at $300 (I got mine used for $200). It sounds just like a mini Moog to me. I've also heard good things about the Deep Mind 12, and their upcoming UB-Xa (OB-6 clone) sounds incredible. Outside of that, the Grandmother is pretty sweet, Novation Peak can sometimes be found under $1000 used, or the Korg MS-20 if you are interested in semi-modular, though I assume you probably want something other than a Korg.
Korg MS-20 Mini Review | DailyAnalog
And even though the original size was nothing to complain about, the MS 20 mini adds much more convenience and portability. Unless you have giant hands, you have no reason not to add this synth to your collection. It’s perfect for those who want portability, or those who have a smaller studio room
Return of full-sized KORG MS-20, as retro trend continues - CDM Create Digital Music
In blue, it’s obvious, but in black, these ports on the back are the only way to easily tell the FS isn’t an original MS-20. That’s all fine and well, but am I alone in wishing for a new semi-modular, patchable thing from KORG? The MS-20 is great, but the more we live with it, the more I wonder what a new instrument catering to modern tastes might be.
Who is using Guitar Pedals as part often as part of your sound? What are some good ones to try? personally I’m more interested classic effects not Strymons and H9s and other rack mount like units.
Also would love to trade settings with other folks using it as their master effect. It’s hard to find another setting after I dialed in a one that works nicely even though I’m sure much more could be archieved (thankfully the settings can be saved/loaded, I’m having trouble of letting go off analog synth presets after finding a nice one). I also have cheap as f*** Centipede Delay after Korg MS-20 mini. Would love to get more but lot’s of health, money and space issues etc... Also I once tried Korg A5 for synths and for the 20€ I paid it was nice but a bit harsh.
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Excellent mini version of a classic synth. Thank you Korg. But Amazon keeps sending me open box items, when I paid for new!
Killing zombies with a chainsaw in May, or leading them with a flute in December. Your choice with the Korg ms-20 mini. I can't say enough good things about this synth. A few people have complained about the build quality, but I think its really, really nice., excellent in fact. If you want a full s...