Sequencer for Korg MS-20

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Sequencer for Korg MS-20

Post by we_squirm » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:05 am

Hey guys,

I just bought an original Korg MS-20. It's amazing. I know people say just get the MS-20 mini, but I found something really special about the original. Who knows.

ANYWAYS, I'm looking at sequencers for it. What are my options? Googling anything just brings up info for the MS-20mini, which leads to discussions about USB MIDI, and that obviously won't work for me.

Looking for something affordable, but I'll take any suggestions!!!

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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by Synthacon » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:56 am

If your looking for a step sequencer then check out the Doepfer Dark Time, just make sure you get the trigger mod done so it'll work with the MS.

There are lots of options depending on budget however.
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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by Bitexion » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:58 am

You can't use just any CV sequencer, since Korg's MS range uses a different scaling than 1V/Octave.

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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by Low Life » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:04 am

Bitexion wrote:You can't use just any CV sequencer, since Korg's MS range uses a different scaling than 1V/Octave.
You can, but you'll lose the pitch modulation CV input. Wrong trigger type is a bigger problem, but can be fixed with a specific cable.

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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by Psy_Free » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:25 am

Buy yourself a Korg EA-1 & a Kenton Pro Solo MK 2.

Here's a link to the Kenton : http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/ ... solo.shtml
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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by Psy_Free » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:18 pm

Er, OK. (I'm sure the OP could probably work out how to search the web for them, but I'll oblige).

Kenton Pro Solo :

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Korg EA-1 :

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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by ninja6485 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:03 pm

:lol: I thought he meant (op) post pics of the ms-20!
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by Psy_Free » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:19 pm

:lol: Unless he thinks there is an MS-20 sequencer (as opposed to an MS-20 synth) :?
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Re: Sequencer for Korg MS-20

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:20 pm

You guys are cracking me up... :yahoo: :agree:
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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by pflosi » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:51 pm

Low Life wrote:
Bitexion wrote:You can't use just any CV sequencer, since Korg's MS range uses a different scaling than 1V/Octave.
You can, but you'll lose the pitch modulation CV input. Wrong trigger type is a bigger problem, but can be fixed with a specific cable.
The Dark Time can send out unquantized CV so you can also use the Hz/V input and scale by ear (or tuner), step by step... That's how I use my MS20 + Dark Time combination mostly.

The range you can get out of the supplied 5V is smaller though than with the V/Oct input, obviously...

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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by pflosi » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:53 pm

Psy_Free wrote::lol: Unless he thinks there is an MS-20 sequencer (as opposed to an MS-20 synth) :?
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Also unquantized CV only as far as I know...

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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by Bitexion » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:53 pm

Psy_Free wrote::lol: Unless he thinks there is an MS-20 sequencer (as opposed to an MS-20 synth) :?
Nothing lol there, there is, and it's called SQ-10. But it's probably even rarer than an MS-20.

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Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Post by Psy_Free » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:08 pm

Bitexion wrote:
Psy_Free wrote::lol: Unless he thinks there is an MS-20 sequencer (as opposed to an MS-20 synth) :?
Nothing lol there, there is, and it's called SQ-10. But it's probably even rarer than an MS-20.
:lol: I know, I have one. I was referring to an "MS20 Sequencer" as a product itself instead of an "MS-20 Synthesizer".
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Re: Sequencer for Korg MS-20

Post by stevee0303 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:34 pm

The MFB Urzwerg or urzwerg pro is capable and I prefer it over the darktime, it doesn't require any mod done if I recall correctly.

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