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Korg MS-20 mini

Monophonic Patchable Synthesizer

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Korg MS-20 mini
Korg MS-20 mini
400.00 street price

MS-20 mini reproduces the authentic circuitry of the classic MS-20 released in 1978. The analog architecture was replicated under the supervision of the engineers who created the original unit. The team revived 2VCO / 2VCA / 2VCF / 2EG / 1LFO structure as well as installed the revised components and features including self-oscillating high-pass/low-pass filters with peculiar distortion, external signal processor (ESP), and flexible patching system.

MS-20 mini was downsized to 86% of MS20. MIDI in and USB connectivity options are available. Every detail of the original was precisely delivered.

The MS-20 synthesis based on two oscillators, envelope generators featuring hold and delay stages and a bit reworked voltage-controlled amplifier featuring less noise. The filters are capable of self-oscillating and represent the earlier version of those integrated in the MS-20 keyboard.

MS20 in a reasonably and justified remake – MS20 mini entered the market as an affordable copy of a famous synthesizer.

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Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Analogue (A) 
Multi Timbral Capacity1 part(s)
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) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
LFO: LFO Count1
LFO Waveforms
MIDI in/ out
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: 1/8" (3.5mm)1
Analogue: 1/8" (3.5mm) headphones preamplified1
Computer Interfaces
USB MIDI through USB
Voltage 9V
Power Supply External
Power consumption9 W
Amperage1.7 A
Height208 mm
Width493 mm
Depth257 mm
Weight4.8 kg
Case/ body
Production start2013

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