Rich Formidoni from Korg demonstrates the MS-20 mini at Kraft Music.
Sonic’s full review is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ_Q1Q…
but Sonic has also invited live viewers to join them and the MS20 Mini synthesizer from Korg and ask any additional questions that weren’t answered in the full review.
KORG’s background info on the machine:
An analog synthesizer featuring the original circuitry from 1978
Korg’s MS-20 monophonic synthesizer, first introduced in 1978, is still a coveted instrument to this day, thanks to its thick, robust sound, its powerful, iconic analog filter, and its versatile patching options. Over 300,000 people have enjoyed the distinct MS-20 sounds from the original, from Korg’s MS-20 plug-in synth, or the iMS-20 iPad app.
Today, the sounds of the MS-20 have been reborn in hardware, as the MS-20 Mini. 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.
The MS-20 mini will amaze you with its absolutely authentic analog synth sound.
Comments from the developers
Fifty years have passed since Korg was founded, and we have once again put our hand to an analog synthesizer. We took particular care to deliver smooth parameter adjustments, which are a distinctive feature of analog synthesizers. We also took special care to completely reproduce the original specifications of the MS-20. The analog circuits we designed 35 years ago still deliver the same unbeatable, powerful sound, from the ultra-low to the ultra-high range.
Korg’s latest analog baby is actually something we’ve seen before (in 1977!) The MS20 Mini is an exact replica of the classic monosynth – lets see how it compares.
There is lots of nice gear for all of us electro fans in this in-studio performance of Broken by Depeche Mode.
Check out the Teenage Engineering OP-1, Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer, Oberheim OB8, Korg MS20 and Korg MonoPoly synthesizers. Not to mention, the tasty Eurorack modules that have been seen in pictures of the Delta Machine studio sessions.
Well its all in Japanese but still worth watching
アナログ・シンセサイザー MS-20 mini のハウトゥをご紹介。Part1「ノーマル・セッティング」編
In Googlish: Introducing HOWTO of analog synthesizer MS-20 mini. Part1 “Normal setting” Hen
Check out this fun take on multi-track recording using only an MS-20 Mini as the sound source (and an iPad for drum triggering over the MS-20 Mini’s USB MIDI).
It is a comparison of the sound of the MS-20 mini and MS-20.
Can you find the difference in sound??
Here is the introduction to a series of videos which demonstrate the sound and functionality of the new Korg MS-20 Mini. All non-drum sounds in the theme were created by the MS-20 Mini. Doty’s series covers the MS-20 Mini’s oscillators, filters, envelope generators, amplifiers, sample & hold, external signal processor, patch examples and more.
Sonic had the chance to speak to Mr Fumio Mieda – one of the creators of the MS20 and the MS20 Mini.
And here is a second one uploaded by KORG themselves:
Original Korg MS-20 developers Mr. Fumio Mieda and Mr. Hiroaki Nishijima recently sat down to reminisce about developing the legendary analog MS-20 and resureccting that classic synth 35 years later in the form of the new MS-20 Mini.
To learn more about MS-20 Mini head over to http://www.korg.com/ms20mini.