Korg MS-10 for playing melodies & funky bass?

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Korg MS-10 for playing melodies & funky bass?

Post by spybar » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:33 pm

Hello friends,

Mmm... I'm thinking of trying to catch a Korg MS-10...
It seems that someone is selling one in my area.

I watched some YouTubes videos and it seems that all of them shows more effects stuff than leads and basses...

Right now, my main gear is Roland Fantom G7, DSI Mopho & my BELOVED tiny yet wonderful monophonic YAMAHA CS-01.

Mmm... what do you think of the MS-10?

Appreciate your help! ;)

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Re: Korg MS-10 for playing melodies & funky bass?

Post by calyx93 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:12 pm

I personally think it makes some great basses and leads - just don't expect any two oscillator sounds/detuning. The filter is lovely and snarly when you crank the resonance - it has some dirt and hefty sound. The MS10 also has lovely PWM which the 20 lacks - I use mine for thick PWM basses exclusively.
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Re: Korg MS-10 for playing melodies & funky bass?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:42 pm

The best basses are single oscillator. Leads are a bit better with some pitch diversity, but you can definitely get a decent lead sound out of an MS-10. In general, MS-10s are a blast. Buy it! They are not very complex, but they are very fun.
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Re: Korg MS-10 for playing melodies & funky bass?

Post by clubbedtodeath » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:14 pm

You could try saving up for an MS-20, depending on your budget.

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Re: Korg MS-10 for playing melodies & funky bass?

Post by premieklovn » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:34 am

It's one of my faves but the envelope generator does not scream "funky bass".

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Re: Korg MS-10 for playing melodies & funky bass?

Post by th0mas » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:08 am

spybar wrote: I watched some YouTubes videos and it seems that all of them shows more effects stuff than leads and basses...
In general (with some very talented exceptions) I think this is more a result of people with a computer, synth, and video camera, but no playing skills on youtube. And there's a lot of them.

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Re: Korg MS-10 for playing melodies & funky bass?

Post by spybar » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:34 pm

Dear Mates,

Thank you all very much for your inputs!

I'm thinking of getting it... I am gonna play with it and see...
I'm pretty excited! :P

Any more thoughts and views are always welcome! :)

Cheers,

SpyBar

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Re: Korg MS-10 for playing melodies & funky bass?

Post by spookyman » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:05 pm

The MS-10 can make wonderfull leads and bass. It's very easy to make quite expressive leads sounds, from soft to ultra agressiv. And for basses, take the PWM and add a compressor and you have a huge bass sound !

But for funky bass, the envelopes are not so snappy like on a Roland SH or a Moog (for example...). And you also miss a second envelope for the filter, so it's quite limited. Prefer a Moog (Rogue, Prodigy, or also Little Phatty) for really funky basses.
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