Microkorg or MS2000?!?! HELP!

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Microkorg or MS2000?!?! HELP!

Post by kylejun06 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:01 am

At first, when I wanted to get into the synth world, I did some browsing and found the Microkorg. Many people said it was a good entry-level synth, and it was a good small synth capable of great things. But then I heard about the MS2000, and how it's very similar to the Microkorg. I did more researching, and found the MS2000. Now, at first, I was going to purchase the Microkorg, but looking at the MS2000, it makes me want to buy that.

My question is, what should I get? The Microkorg or MS2000? I like the Microkorg because of its size and portability, but the MS2000 seems to have more capabilities as a synthesizer.

Please help!

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Post by Rusty O'Hara » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:43 am

kylejun06 wrote:My question is, what should I get? The Microkorg or MS2000? I like the Microkorg because of its size and portability, but the MS2000 seems to have more capabilities as a synthesizer.
Basically the same synth engine.

Difference is whether you want the MicroKorg portability at the loss of the MS2000's better interface.

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Post by chipbrain » Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:05 pm

Definitly go for the ms. I have it and it beats the micro like 100% - only the stepseq (not to mention all those knobs for every parameter wich makes it a very intuitive instrument)is a feature that makes it 1000 times better than the mikro.You can make basslines,drumbeats,neverending ppg like pads,incredible moving lids and what not else with it.Its an immensely creative tool. And the mikro - well Its not for nothing a mikro korg - not only in size, but features as well. Its a SIMMILAR engine - but far away from SAME. Exmpl - the vocoder on the MS have 16 filter bands while the mikro only 8 - and 16 filter bands make up for muuuch better & cleaner vocoded sound.

Go for the MS, you will b sorry if u buy the mikro,believe me the MS is 3 classes better.
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Post by kylejun06 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:30 pm

Thanks guys! I found some pretty good deals for MS2000's on eBay. But there's two different models, the MS2000B, and the MS2000BR, right? I believe the BR has the built-in keyboard..

I'm thinking about buying the MS2000 without the keyboard, and hooking the rack itself to my midi controller. good idea?

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Post by clueless » Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:48 pm

No... the BR is the rack version, if you want the keyboard go for the MS2000B. Thats the one I have. Looks better than the standard MS2000 and there is some debate about it having different presets. (not that, that should matter)

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Post by nuketifromorbit » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:38 pm

kylejun06 wrote:At first, when I wanted to get into the synth world, I did some browsing and found the Microkorg. Many people said it was a good entry-level synth, and it was a good small synth capable of great things. But then I heard about the MS2000, and how it's very similar to the Microkorg. I did more researching, and found the MS2000. Now, at first, I was going to purchase the Microkorg, but looking at the MS2000, it makes me want to buy that.

My question is, what should I get? The Microkorg or MS2000? I like the Microkorg because of its size and portability, but the MS2000 seems to have more capabilities as a synthesizer.

Please help!
Go with the MS2000, I've owned both and the mod sequencer sets it apart from its smaller cousin.
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Post by JockVSJock » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:50 pm

I've played with both...The Microkorg is kewl cuz it is so small and portable, but the keys seems klunky.

I like MS2000, because it seems like you can tweak everything with it and it is a great entry level synth.

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Post by radek tymecki » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:03 pm

ms2000 for sure

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Post by ford442 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:42 pm

the B version has an XLR input on the front for vocoder/audio in.. non B has only a 1/8" jack on the back.. just in case it matters to you.. i kind of wish i had known that when i was buying the MS..
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Post by devetron » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:02 pm

another vote for the MS2000

MS users should watch this tutorial on how to program drums on it and use the mod sequencer to play drum patterns on it. It is one of the best synth tutorials out there IMHO.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8YM6wBx5Vs

I had a Microkorg and sold it in favor of the MS. I'm happy with my decision.
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Post by whiteyhouston » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:03 pm

yup.. I have both and I totally agree the MS is the way to go..
you can find an MS for roughly the same as a micro now anyway..
I picked mine up cheap cheap

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Post by Diametro » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:07 pm

Is their any value in having an MS2K and a MicroKorg ... ?

Do they work together in any special way to increase polyphony (isn't there some special mode to use it with a 2000R? that apparently doesn't work too well?) ... I'm sort of doing that now with my Micron MIDIed to the MS2K and it's helping out ... esp. with pads where the four voices are a hinderance ...

But here's def. another vote for the MS2K ...
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Post by Electrocorporation » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:11 pm

I have both. Love them both. But the MS interface is really great. Everything is "tweakable"... or almost.
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Post by whiteyhouston » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:22 pm

that tutorial it awesome!!!

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Post by chipbrain » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:55 pm

ford442 wrote:the B version has an XLR input on the front for vocoder/audio in.. non B has only a 1/8" jack on the back.. just in case it matters to you.. i kind of wish i had known that when i was buying the MS..
Ar u talking for the keyboard version?Coz i have the br and it has the usual inputs on the back.
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