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Korg MS20 Mini...

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by Dan Bozek, Feb 20, 2013.


  1. Dan Bozek

    Dan Bozek

    Aug 3, 2011
    Outside Pittsburgh, PA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist, D'addario Strings
    So whoa... I missed this NAMM announcement until today!! I'm TOTALLY buying one. $700. My Dad had an original and loved it. It was in our list of things that he sold when I was born and wished that he could see into the future and didn't sell. (Along with his Rhodes, Whirly, Mini, Micro, and Memory Moog, and '60-something Strat... 8^/ He was a synth guy, building stuff as a semi-profession/hobby and went computer science when he got married and had me, to some regret later, but not really because he was a good man...)

    Anyway, what's your take?! You gonna get one? At $700 it seems like a complete no-brainer to me.
     
  2. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    I heard it, and I have to tell you: it sounds like my legit MS-20. Straight up. Run, don't walk.
     
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  4. Dan Bozek

    Dan Bozek

    Aug 3, 2011
    Outside Pittsburgh, PA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist, D'addario Strings
    Oh you have an original already... Excellent. Yeah, it is at the top of my list of new acquisitions.
     
  5. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    I just wish it had a full-size keyboard...
     
  6. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    That's the bummer - the tiny keys, and the mini jack output :( I don't see why they really had to do that, unless it's because of all the leftover parts/chassis that they had from that abysmal software controller they made. But it does have MIDI, that's pretty cool. For $700, it's all good tho.
     
  7. plasson

    plasson

    Mar 21, 2005
    yeah, the mini jack out is a bummer.
    but it's cool that everything else is 1/8" connection, that way it can easily be integrated into eurorack systems (minus the Hz/Oct thing).
    I read it's going to be 600$.
    sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
     
  8. Dan Bozek

    Dan Bozek

    Aug 3, 2011
    Outside Pittsburgh, PA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist, D'addario Strings
  9. amos

    amos

    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    So glad they did this, as an original MS-20 should not cost more than $700. They were cheap synths when they came out. They sound awesome, but I would never pay eBay prices for an original MS-20. Unless I was some dumb synth collector or something. I'm a player.
     
  10. MetroBass

    MetroBass

    Mar 26, 2008
    South of LA
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    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
    For you guys with all the synth knowledge - would this be a better pick up than the DSI Tetra?
     
  11. pbass2

    pbass2

    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    That's apples to oranges---the biggest difference of course being that the Korg is a mono synth and the Tetra is poly. And really, entirely different beasts even beyond the mono/poly difference....
     
  12. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
  13. erluna

    erluna

    Apr 10, 2013
  14. Dan Bozek

    Dan Bozek

    Aug 3, 2011
    Outside Pittsburgh, PA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist, D'addario Strings
  15. erluna

    erluna

    Apr 10, 2013
    I wonder how difficult it would be to remove the mini keyboard and make it more of a rack unit a la Cwejman S1. It would be pretty cool in a Eurorack system.
     
  16. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005



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