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Sequencer for Korg MS-20

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:05 am
by we_squirm
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!!!

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:56 am
by Synthacon
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.

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:58 am
by Bitexion
You can't use just any CV sequencer, since Korg's MS range uses a different scaling than 1V/Octave.

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:04 am
by Low Life
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.

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:25 am
by Psy_Free
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

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:42 am
by Cumulus
Post pics of it.

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:18 pm
by Psy_Free
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

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:03 pm
by ninja6485
:lol: I thought he meant (op) post pics of the ms-20!

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:19 pm
by Psy_Free
:lol: Unless he thinks there is an MS-20 sequencer (as opposed to an MS-20 synth) :?

Re: Sequencer for Korg MS-20

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:20 pm
by meatballfulton
You guys are cracking me up... :yahoo: :agree:

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:51 pm
by pflosi
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...

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:53 pm
by pflosi
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...

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:53 pm
by Bitexion
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.

Re: Original Korg MS-20 Sequencer

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:08 pm
by Psy_Free
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".

Re: Sequencer for Korg MS-20

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:34 pm
by stevee0303
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.