MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

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MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:54 pm

Nick turns the screws



OK, this will be blasphemy but the "later" filter sounds a lot better to my ears. I like filters that behave :yahoo:
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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by alan partridge » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:33 pm

The feedback on the Mk2 filter seems to have been really positive from a lot of people, and the mini was already a big enough hit as it is with the Mark I filter. I wonder if Korg will start making both models as mini.
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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by Rezisehtnys » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:18 pm

Awesome, have been waiting for a good video of the kit! Forget the included spanner, deep well socket for the win. :lol:

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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by Hybrid88 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:45 am

Yeah looks good, shame about the shoddy screen printing though, pretty poor quality control that they got made like that. :?

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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by Kenneth » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:30 am

I really like the montage/end credit tune they had going. I wonder if Nick did that on the MS-20 kit?
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Post by Rezisehtnys » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:57 am

Hybrid88 wrote:Yeah looks good, shame about the shoddy screen printing though, pretty poor quality control that they got made like that. :?
It's weird, I don't think the Mini has had any such issues. Something must have went astray with just that one unit, that or it's the whole batch... That'd be a terrible shame, oh the repercussions.

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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by kuroichi » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:49 am

Rezisehtnys wrote:
Hybrid88 wrote:Yeah looks good, shame about the shoddy screen printing though, pretty poor quality control that they got made like that. :?
It's weird, I don't think the Mini has had any such issues. Something must have went astray with just that one unit, that or it's the whole batch... That'd be a terrible shame, oh the repercussions.
I've seen mentions online of the screen printing on some other units doing it. I definitely wouldn't just accept an issue like that.
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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by Reginator » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:57 am

Great video! Also nice to see it has patch points inside.
Looking forward to assembling mine this week. :)

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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by Bitexion » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:22 am

I assume making those extra out/inputs on the circuit board into actual chunky plugs and pots would take more than just a single wire? Need resistors and caps and lots of stuff?

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Post by HideawayStudio » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:50 am

Prefer my MS-20 Classic kit!! :mrgreen:

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Post by Broadwave » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:39 pm

Bitexion wrote:I assume making those extra out/inputs on the circuit board into actual chunky plugs and pots would take more than just a single wire? Need resistors and caps and lots of stuff?
Korg obviously put them there for a reason… Hopefully they'll release schematics for DIY'ers like they did for the Monotron series.

It would be nice if someone uploaded hi rez pics of the PCB's… At least I'd get an idea if any further components were required for modding (I can only presume that input adding/mixing resistors are already onboard).

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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by Bitexion » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:34 pm

As Nick said, it could be on the original circuit board aswell. There are mods for those things on vintage MS-20s too.

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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by Reginator » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:43 pm

Bitexion's right, it could take some minor engineering.
I'm thinking of making a breakout box for mine so I won't have to deface the front panel. Once I have the MS-20 Kit in front of me I'll probably sketch out some ideas.

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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by Reginator » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:31 pm

I just put my MS-20 Kit together and I gotta say it sounds damn good. It's also a good looking synth in real life (having only seen the original and mini on the internet). All of the silkscreening is picture perfect and building only took around an hour. It looks really easy to mod but I may leave it as is since it sound so amazing.

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Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Post by Bitexion » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:42 pm

The only mod I would do is the filter switch Nick got added to his. Maybe drill a little hole on top of the unit for it.

Because those two filters really do sound different. Sonicstate obvsiouly didn't want to start drilling the chassis, since they probably just borrowed the kit for the review and had to send it back.

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