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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by masstronaut » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:01 pm

Hmm, didn't mean that to sound so sarcy, sorry.

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by JNeidlinger » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:33 pm

I just dropped in to say,

I LOVE YOU KORG.

- me.

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:31 pm

This post is technically about MS20 mini AND KingKorg, which is why people might be starting new threads about the king korg. Bit misleading title now. But obviously most discussion is about the MS
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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by Kidney05 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:09 pm

masstronaut wrote:
Kidney05 wrote:Polysix or monopoly... They could easily do a monopoly for 800 or less.
Thanks, it's good to have the inside track on the costing from a Korg employee. ;)
I'm gonna change my signature to "Korg employee" just for you. ;)

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by tekkentool » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:24 am

JNeidlinger wrote:I just dropped in to
see what condition my condition was in.

Anyway looking good korg 8-) hopefully it doesn't have the Minibrute preorder blues but we'll see.

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by burnsjed » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:09 am

What do you make of this?
Back and smaller than ever, Korg's MS-20 mini analog synthesizer revives the legendary MS-20 synth in all of its glory, but at 86% of the original size. This is no copycat knockoff either - the MS-20 mini is nearly identical to the original, with the same analog oscillators (now digitally stabilized), first-generation filters, and a VCA that's been tweaked to reduce noise. You'll also find cool new additions, including an External Signal Processor for your mics and instruments, MIDI In, and even USB connectivity, onboard the Korg MS-20 mini.

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by Bitexion » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:48 am

Some people will buy this, set it up next to their perfectly working MS-20, say "This sounds like s**t compared to the real thing" and sell it again.

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:07 am

"Cool new additions like an external signal processor"

Uhh...

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by Bitexion » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:13 am

Those are some shiny patch cables

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by bouzoukijoe1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:22 am

winnebago wrote:
damn that sounds good!

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by vin14 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:27 am

Wow, that's very tempting and a surprise. What's the story with the keys though? They're obviously not full size, but they don't look near as small as a micro korg either.

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by ryryoftokyo » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:21 am

Korg just robbed me of $600 USD :lol:
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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:59 am

sequentialsoftshock wrote:This post is technically about MS20 mini AND KingKorg, which is why people might be starting new threads about the king korg. Bit misleading title now. But obviously most discussion is about the MS
Yeah the merge function is fairly arcane on this board, after I merged them it said "New Korgs" but it's gone to the other name now.

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by Don T » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:20 am

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Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:43 am

burnsjed wrote:What do you make of this?
Back and smaller than ever, Korg's MS-20 mini analog synthesizer revives the legendary MS-20 synth in all of its glory, but at 86% of the original size. This is no copycat knockoff either - the MS-20 mini is nearly identical to the original, with the same analog oscillators (now digitally stabilized), first-generation filters, and a VCA that's been tweaked to reduce noise. You'll also find cool new additions, including an External Signal Processor for your mics and instruments, MIDI In, and even USB connectivity, onboard the Korg MS-20 mini.

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I think that it means a bunch of people will latch onto this as a reason why the new MS-20 sucks and the old one is amazing, not realising that VCO synths have had various forms of digital stabilisation all the way back to the Prophet 5. :thumbright:

The note CV is coming from a digital source if you're playing it from midi or the keyboard, so having a digital counter circuit on the osc outputs that can periodically check if they're way out of tune and then alter the CV output scaling is not going to make the VCOs sound bad.

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