Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by killedaway » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:31 pm

killanator wrote:the distortion is alright on the ms2000, not very good but it can beef up something if you want it to. because im to poor and lazy to get a proper 303 or 303 clone all my acid is currently on the ms2k and the distortions makes it sound a fair bit bigger. cant ask for much, considering i only paid $250 for this synth
yeah, i've got some fun 303-like stuff on here. obviously it's not exact, but still really fun, useful acid stuff. (mK here)
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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by killedaway » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:36 pm

ronP wrote:
killedaway wrote:the EA-1 and EA-1mkII contain identical sound engines/dsp/whatever. the only sonic difference in the two is the swap from Decimator to Cross Mod in the Osc Mod section.
Here's a quote from Korg's website:

"The ELECTRIBE·A and ELECTRIBE·A mkII contains two of the analog modeling tone generators made famous on Korg's "Prophecy" and "Z1" synthesizers. So you can generate the warm, fat tone and rich distortion that make analog sounds stand out"
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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by ronP » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:39 pm

killedaway wrote:
ronP wrote:
killedaway wrote:the EA-1 and EA-1mkII contain identical sound engines/dsp/whatever. the only sonic difference in the two is the swap from Decimator to Cross Mod in the Osc Mod section.
Here's a quote from Korg's website:

"The ELECTRIBE·A and ELECTRIBE·A mkII contains two of the analog modeling tone generators made famous on Korg's "Prophecy" and "Z1" synthesizers. So you can generate the warm, fat tone and rich distortion that make analog sounds stand out"
okay, but how come you quoted me?
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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by THEODICY » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:39 pm

killedaway wrote:
killanator wrote:the distortion is alright on the ms2000, not very good but it can beef up something if you want it to. because im to poor and lazy to get a proper 303 or 303 clone all my acid is currently on the ms2k and the distortions makes it sound a fair bit bigger. cant ask for much, considering i only paid $250 for this synth
yeah, i've got some fun 303-like stuff on here. obviously it's not exact, but still really fun, useful acid stuff. (mK here)

I was noodling around one day with the mod sequencer and got some acid type seq's out of her... Not like the 303 or anything but kinda acid like. Here is a live jam with everything coming from the MS2000... acid style (i think.)

acid injected Rendered.mp3 - 4.54MB

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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by Diametro » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:58 am

Four-note poly ... end of story for me ...

I had one for a while I found on the cheap yet mint ... (Traded it for an EMX-1 that I find far more useful ... )

It just never had a sound that worked for me ... the knobs are too small ... the whole thing is too big for what it did ... too digital and harsh-sounding to my ears ...

That said, I know a few people who use them and swear by them ...
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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by masstronaut » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:17 pm

Diametro wrote:Four-note poly ... end of story for me ...

I had one for a while I found on the cheap yet mint ... (Traded it for an EMX-1 that I find far more useful ... )
Yup, five notes is better than four. ;)

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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by diezdiazgiant » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:54 am

i dont mind the polyphony as i usually use it as 2 duophonics, simple rythym with the mod sequence, or i just use all 4 voices for rythmic chords.

its fun and immediate, i dont see myself selling it anytime soon.
my main complaint would be the quality of those awful effects and the small knobs.
the ms2k does make me want a radias tho
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Post by Pilot352 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:29 pm

The polyphony doesn't bother me neither. I have an MS2k and a MS2KR which I link together doing the ODD/EVEN thing. It does drop notes from time to time when I play 5 ( or more) odd or 5 (or more) even notes, but it's very rare.

Sound wise, I used to think it sounded pretty good until I got a MOSS card for my triton then my AN1X. Both of those VA's sound 1000 times better. But, I wouldn't think about sell the MS2K's as they are just too much fun to mess with.

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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by killanator » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:38 pm

THEODICY wrote:
killedaway wrote:
killanator wrote:the distortion is alright on the ms2000, not very good but it can beef up something if you want it to. because im to poor and lazy to get a proper 303 or 303 clone all my acid is currently on the ms2k and the distortions makes it sound a fair bit bigger. cant ask for much, considering i only paid $250 for this synth
yeah, i've got some fun 303-like stuff on here. obviously it's not exact, but still really fun, useful acid stuff. (mK here)

I was noodling around one day with the mod sequencer and got some acid type seq's out of her... Not like the 303 or anything but kinda acid like. Here is a live jam with everything coming from the MS2000... acid style (i think.)

acid injected Rendered.mp3 - 4.54MB
ya ive tried doing it with the mod sequencer but i dont know how tog et the pitches the way i want them? is there some sort of screen where you can edit the semitones away from the original pitch of the key pressed? all my sequencing at the moment is done through ableton live. maybe i'll record some of the acid ive been doing lately and post it up here.

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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:12 pm

killanator wrote:
ya ive tried doing it with the mod sequencer but i dont know how tog et the pitches the way i want them? is there some sort of screen where you can edit the semitones away from the original pitch of the key pressed? all my sequencing at the moment is done through ableton live. maybe i'll record some of the acid ive been doing lately and post it up here.
Hmmm, someone needs to read the manual. Try page 25 in the basic guide section.

Here's a link to it (pdf) via the korg website:

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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by Diametro » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:30 am

masstronaut wrote:
Diametro wrote:Four-note poly ... end of story for me ...

I had one for a while I found on the cheap yet mint ... (Traded it for an EMX-1 that I find far more useful ... )
Yup, five notes is better than four. ;)
It actually makes a world of difference because you can play a chord with one hand and an interval with the other ... Six is obviously the best minimal solution because — gasp! — one can play a chord on — gasp! — both hands ...

I'm sort-of getting tired of button pushers (who have nothing to say and don't even "play") ... There was an electronic chick at a show I played at last night with a MicroKorg and an MPC1000 ... Each of her "songs" were great for about 15 seconds ... but not the, oh I don't know, 15 minutes she seemed to stretch them out to ...

I would have left, but she was the last act and using my digital projector ... I had been there for the first time about 12 hours earlier so I was by then ready to leave ...
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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by diezdiazgiant » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:48 am

Diametro wrote:
masstronaut wrote:
Diametro wrote:Four-note poly ... end of story for me ...

I had one for a while I found on the cheap yet mint ... (Traded it for an EMX-1 that I find far more useful ... )
Yup, five notes is better than four. ;)
It actually makes a world of difference because you can play a chord with one hand and an internal with the other ... Six is obviously the best minimal solution because — gasp! — one can play a chord on — gasp! — both hands ...

I'm sort-of getting tired of button pushers (who have nothing to say and don't even "play") ... There was an electronic chick at a show I played at last night with a MicroKorg and an MPC1000 ... Each of her "songs" were great for about 15 seconds ... but not the, oh I don't know, 15 minutes she seemed to stretch them out to ...

I would have left, but she was the last act and using my digital projector ... I had been there for the first time about 12 hours earlier so I was by then ready to leave ...

im a button pusher and i agree to an extent. as a performance technique it lends itself more towards large orchestration if its goiing to be remotely entertaining and with just a microkorg and an mpc as a solo act - for my tastes no thanks because chances are its going to be too sparse on elements that are crucial to me. unless theres an emcee, vocalist, or another player that tends to be boring
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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by killedaway » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:57 am

Diametro wrote: I'm sort-of getting tired of button pushers (who have nothing to say and don't even "play") ... There was an electronic chick at a show I played at last night with a MicroKorg and an MPC1000 ... Each of her "songs" were great for about 15 seconds ... but not the, oh I don't know, 15 minutes she seemed to stretch them out to ...
was she "DJ'ing" (sorry, i don't know what to call it when vinyl isn't involved) or just basically playing MIDI files/sequenced songs from her MPC? if it's the latter, yawn.
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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by killanator » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:25 am

Phollop Willing PA wrote:
killanator wrote:
ya ive tried doing it with the mod sequencer but i dont know how tog et the pitches the way i want them? is there some sort of screen where you can edit the semitones away from the original pitch of the key pressed? all my sequencing at the moment is done through ableton live. maybe i'll record some of the acid ive been doing lately and post it up here.
Hmmm, someone needs to read the manual. Try page 25 in the basic guide section.

Here's a link to it (pdf) via the korg website:

http://korg.com/ReadMoreSupport.aspx?dld=2868
ya i know ive done it before and figured it out as soon as i made that post. anyways made some pretty cool patterns but it seems more practical to just sequence in ableton(and there is no way to do slide in the seq on the ms2k, or is there?)

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Re: Korg MS2000 - a classic in the making?

Post by Diametro » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:27 am

killedaway wrote:
Diametro wrote: I'm sort-of getting tired of button pushers (who have nothing to say and don't even "play") ... There was an electronic chick at a show I played at last night with a MicroKorg and an MPC1000 ... Each of her "songs" were great for about 15 seconds ... but not the, oh I don't know, 15 minutes she seemed to stretch them out to ...
was she "DJ'ing" (sorry, i don't know what to call it when vinyl isn't involved) or just basically playing MIDI files/sequenced songs from her MPC? if it's the latter, yawn.
I don't know ... I didn't get a good look at her while she was playing (I was too distracted by the hoola hoop girl next to her) ... I spoke with her briefly, but I didn't get into specifics about her technique ...

Also, I was too busy checking out the rest of the building (filled with other visual and other performing artists ... some of it was fairly neat ... ) since I didn't get to do that earlier ... and DRINKING ... (I have a fairly strong NOTHING BEFORE policy ... )

However, it wasn't bad background music ... at least it wasn't guitars ... (blows chunks because guitarists falling under the "douche rider" category — and that's many, imo — generally don't know how to STFU ... )

I shouldn't be too hard on button pushers ... I'm one, too ... In fact, I'd still like to get A LOT LOT better ...

This chick's problem wasn't her sound but that she should have been witching things up about 15x more than she did ... (Maybe I just have an incredibly short attention span, like 16-32 bars ... )
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