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Korg MS-20

Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

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Korg MS-20
Korg MS-20
1 300.00 street price

The Korg MS-20 is a semi-modular analog synthesizer released by Korg in 1978. It is one of the most popular and influential synthesizers of all time, and is still in production today. The MS-20 features two voltage-controlled oscillators, two envelope generators, a low-pass filter, and a patch bay for creating complex sounds. It is capable of creating a wide range of sounds, from warm and mellow to aggressive and noisy.

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Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Analogue (A) 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Analog Subtractive
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillators per voice2
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Triangle
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) White Noise
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Pink Noise
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
High-pass Filter (HPF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Band-pass Filter (BPF) 
Band-reject Filter (BRF/ BEF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
LFO: LFO Count1
LFO Waveforms
Type Synth Action
Mini Keys 
Velocity Sensitivity No
Number of Keys37
Built-in controllers
Assignable Wheel1
Knob/ Switch1
External controllers
CV/ Gate IN 
CV/ Gate OUT 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)1
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Audio in
Analog 1/4"1
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Power consumption10 W
Height249 mm
Width569 mm
Depth309 mm
Weight7.7 kg
Case/ body
Production start1978
Production end1983
Production ended

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