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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by zoomtheline » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:14 pm

There's your answer.

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by pinky_blue » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:55 pm

Now they're saying 10th April....

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by madmarkmagee » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:28 pm

Just to create some anarchy...

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by pflosi » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:11 pm

And just to be anal: that's a Rev2 vintage MS20, AFAIK the new mini MS20 is modelled after Rev1 :whistle:

Edit: despite what they say at the end of the video :lol: :facepalm: My genius magician skills can spot that from here 8-) :lol: Audio Central - research your facts :|

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by smcumber » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:09 pm

It sounds like the mini has more high end, and the keyboard tracking is a little better. Honestly it sounds great, who even cares about the tiny differences?

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by Bitexion » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:27 pm

The only difference I could hear was that the mini had higher output volume. So it sounds "brasher".
Same tonal sound though.

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by Re-Member » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:26 pm

pflosi wrote:And just to be anal: that's a Rev2 vintage MS20, AFAIK the new mini MS20 is modelled after Rev1 :whistle:

Edit: despite what they say at the end of the video :lol: :facepalm: My genius magician skills can spot that from here 8-) :lol: Audio Central - research your facts :|
If you are basing this on the fact that their MS-20 has that screw on the front panel under the "Voltage Controlled Amplifier" text, you might be wrong. From what I've read, if it doesn't have the screw, then it has the original KORG-35 filter, but if it does have the screw, then it could either have the LM13600 or the original filter inside. Wikipedia mentions this, plus I remember someone posting about it and even showing pics as proof awhile back. Just can't remember which forum it was though. My guess here is that Korg had some leftover filters to use up when they started cranking out the Rev2 models.
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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by goldphinga » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:03 pm

My Ms20 has the screw, but i looked inside and it has the Korg 35 filter, clearly marked.
So yes, you cant tell if it has the 35 filter or not until you open it. But if it has no screw
it has the 35. If it has the screw, then it could have the 35 or later filter.
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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:37 pm

Either all of the MS-20s I've had were all the same filter type, or this filter distinction is a load of c**p.
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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by Infrasound » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:28 am

Perhaps a dumb question, perhaps not, but can MS20s be patched together?

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:50 am

Infrasound wrote:Perhaps a dumb question, perhaps not, but can MS20s be patched together?
Yes, of course.

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by Bitexion » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:57 am

They can be linked up with other MS synths too..and, oddly enough, the Yamaha CS-series of monosynths aswell.
I had great fun using my CS-15 and MS-10 in tandem. It also takes that strange Hz/V CV format.

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by xanadu97 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:25 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Either all of the MS-20s I've had were all the same filter type, or this filter distinction is a load of c**p.
There are still more MS-20 Mini videos, right? ;)

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Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Post by iProg » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:50 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:
AnalogKid wrote:It's already been mentioned on this thread, but maybe Korg will manufacture an MS-50 mini down the road to go along withe MS-20 mini. That seems like a good idea. You know that many MS-20 mini owners would shell out $300-400 more to add an accompanying MS-50.
God, I would. I LOVED that thing.
I would order that right away. As a replica expansion to the MS-20 Mini. Man, electronic music would be even more Korgfilter-infused if they released that!

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