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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by Hybrid88 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:32 am

^ I think the point is they wobble like all s**t, plus those laughable plastic nuts glued on over the patchbay jacks to make them appear to be solid. At least the original had proper nuts securing decent quality pots and jacks to the front panel, and even if you're trying to argue about something negligible like a lower physical resistance compared to something like the CTS pots on a Minimoog they still s**t on anything Korg use now.

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Post by salwa » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:09 am

Do you think this: https://trademarks.justia.com/866/99/mi ... 99642.html is somehow related?
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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:25 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Ugh. People will say anything.
C'mon Mark, we all know that the old stuff is always better than the new stuff. Even when it isn't :lol:
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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by clubbedtodeath » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:32 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Have any of you actually PLAYED an original MS-20? I've owned three. The knobs were s**t... they offered no resistance whatsoever, and felt like the crappiest things ever compared to their contemporaries. Yes, Mini knobs feel like they could tolerate less abuse, but at least they offer resistance.
Funny that Marc, the MS-20's right here beside me definitely have resistance. In fact the response is just about perfect. Perhaps yours hadn't rusted enough? Or you have overtly muscular arms?

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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by haj » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:50 pm

clubbedtodeath wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:Have any of you actually PLAYED an original MS-20? I've owned three. The knobs were s**t... they offered no resistance whatsoever, and felt like the crappiest things ever compared to their contemporaries. Yes, Mini knobs feel like they could tolerate less abuse, but at least they offer resistance.
Funny that Marc, the MS-20's right here beside me definitely have resistance. In fact the response is just about perfect. Perhaps yours hadn't rusted enough? Or you have overtly muscular arms?
Ditto here

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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by sam » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:04 pm

I have 3 ms20's....never had any issue with the feel the pots.

The ms series are very well made and as a service tech I find the pots respond well to contact spray.

The electrolytic caps are an issue at the moment....best replace them.
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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by Re-Member » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:52 pm

I've tried the MS-20 Kit version in person and the knobs are a major improvement over the Mini version. All of them all feel solid and non-wobbly just like how the Mini's volume knob is.

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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by stephenjbennett » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:26 am

Re-Member wrote:I've tried the MS-20 Kit version in person and the knobs are a major improvement over the Mini version. All of them all feel solid and non-wobbly just like how the Mini's volume knob is.
I had the mini and swapped it for the kit as I hated the keys. The kit feels secure, solid and the patchbay robust.

Sounds great too!

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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by celebutante » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:06 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Ha ha ha, wow.

Okay, if you guys are going to bash the MS-20 Mini, I'm going to have to ask you to have played an original MS-20. Yeah, it was bigger, but the knobs were total bullshit... loose and crappy. The Mini knobs may be small and of mediocre quality, but at least they have some resistance and play like quality knobs despite their simplicity.

Have any of you actually PLAYED an original MS-20? I've owned three. The knobs were s**t... they offered no resistance whatsoever, and felt like the crappiest things ever compared to their contemporaries. Yes, Mini knobs feel like they could tolerate less abuse, but at least they offer resistance.

Ugh. People will say anything.
Awww... I kinda like the loose knobs (this is an awesome name for 70s punk band). They feel just like the ones on my Delta!

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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by salwa » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:46 pm

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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by garranimal » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:04 pm

First impression: it does not appear to have mini keys.

Are they going for a mellotron resurrection? So, what then? - tape loops running inside or grungy sample playback?

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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by salwa » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:31 pm

Or Hohner Pianet :) . Some kind of virtual electric piano? Who knows. It looks a bit like King Korg, but it doesn't make a sense to me. We will see.
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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by tim gueguen » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:13 pm

Maybe it's an SV1 replacement.
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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by Weirdofromouterspace » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:54 pm

http://www.korg.com/in/

Link to the 'Liverpool Professional Arranger' leads to a (and I quote) 'Page could not found' 404 error, however.

It appears to be a special edition of the Micro Arranger with a UK flag on top...
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Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Post by genshi » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:51 pm

Weirdofromouterspace wrote:http://www.korg.com/in/

Link to the 'Liverpool Professional Arranger' leads to a (and I quote) 'Page could not found' 404 error, however.

It appears to be a special edition of the Micro Arranger with a UK flag on top...
Photo just leaked on the internets...

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