Close look at a classic machine
The Spinto Band – Shake It Off (Korg Remix feat. MS-20 Mini, Monotribe, Monotron, microKORG & more!)
All you can eat KORG;
Inspired by the new MS-20 Mini, our friends in The Spinto Band recently embarked on a Korg-based remix project of their infectious single, “Shake It Off”, taken from their latest LP, “Cool Cocoon”. Making use of MS-20 Mini, Monotron Delay, Monotron Duo, Monotribe and plenty more from the Korg family, they offer a unique spin on their sound!
For more on The Spinto Band:
Korg.com Artist Profile at http://www.korg.com/Artist.aspx?artis….
Download this exclusive remix of “Shake It Off” at http://snd.sc/19IojGV.
Volca Beats is adding synthetic spice to Krome’s realistic PCM Drum sound.
(KROME’s preset : PROG Bank D #024 2VCO Saw)
Korg MS-20 Mini
King Korg Synthesizer
Drum Computer MFB 522
Pedro Zopelar – MAWW Records
This is a demonstration of the MS-20 Vintage vs. MS-20 Mini. They both sound amazing, but the age and other factors show that there are definitely differences. Information about each comparison is listed in text on the video. Enjoy.
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Background video description:
Why use samples or drum machines if you already have the necessary equipment to create drum sounds. Making your own drum sounds is both fun and more personal.
In this video I’ve used a Korg MS-20 for snare drum. The MS-20 is perfect for making snare, clap sounds thanks to the resonant hi-pass filter. The kick is programmed on a Sequential Circuits Pro~One by Jonas Sjöström. The Pro~One is great for kicks and can do Speak&Spell (Vince Clarke) kicks and all the way up to 909.
Hi-hats are made by a Yamaha CS-30, the CS synths hi-pass/band-pass filter is perfect for making hi-hats. The best CS synth for making hi-hats is the CS-10… hard to find snappier envelopes. I don’t own a CS-10 anymore so I had to use a CS-30. The trigg to the CS-30 seems to be messed up, the hi-hat some times starts and stops…
Since the MS-20 was occupied making snare-sounds I had to use a Synthesizer.com to make the hand-clap. Not as easy as making a hand clap on a MS-20 but I think it sounds pretty ok. I will record another video when I create a hand clap on a .com.
Effects used in the video is a Klark Teknik DN-780 and a Sony MU-R201
Korg met up with Andrew Innes of Primal Scream at the band’s London studio to talk about his new Korg MS-20 mini, an analogue synthesizer featuring the original circuitry from 1978.
The same engineers who developed the original MS-20 have perfectly reproduced its circuitry and fit into a body that’s been shrunk to 86% of the original size, yet retains the distinctive look of the original.
Perfect for Primal Scream, Andrew says:
“It’s got an atmosphere to it straight away. Whether it’s happy , sad or threatening. It seems to be really good at threatening!”
“The glorious thing about this synthesizer is that every button you hit makes it better ”
For more info on the band go to http://www.primalscream.net/
To learn more about MS-20 mini head over to www.korg.com/ms20mini.
A new video, via Verifyhuman, captures a “budget monophonic synthesizer smackdown”:
It’s a budget monophonic synthesizer smackdown: How does the new Korg MS-20 Mini compare against the Arturia Minibrute? A veiny arm takes you through the oscillators of these beasts to see just how similar / different they are.
I made the video as a scientific response to the bevy of forum discussions and questions regarding the two. For those in the market for a budget monosynth but only wish to buy one, I hope the video can remove some of the subjectivity and let the listener determine what sounds better to them. No audio editing or effects were added to the raw sound.
Questions? Opinions? Video comparison requests? Leave them in the comments below.
Recorded through Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 with Ableton Live 9.
It’s an English Tear, new module forthcoming from The Harvestman. It’s basically a converter module so that you can use to convert eurorack 1v/oct to ms-20 Hz/Volt and vice versa.
Pretty handy if you have a eurorack and an ms-20 mini, here’s a quick demonstration video of using it to interface a Rene..
Looking to learn more about how to program the Korg MS-20 Mini monophonic analog synthesizer? This comprehensive video series will quickly familiarize you with the layout and functionality of the MS-20 Mini’s legendary semi-modular interface.
For more information on MS-20 Mini, head over to http://www.korg.com/ms20mini.