Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

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Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by UrbanSynthesis » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:18 pm

Hello there

Iv been reading a lot about the Hz/V that the korg MS 20 uses vs the common oct/V scaling, my goal is to get a step sequencer connected with the Korg ms 20. The korg sq-10 was specifically tailored for this, but I was wondering if there are any other options, or maybe a setup with which I could utilize other analogue sequencers. Korg MS02 INTERFACE is promising, however Im not sure if it does what I think it does which is being able the korg Ms 20 to be compatible with oct/V scaling devices. Im looking for more knowledgable persons opinion like yours.

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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by Z » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:37 pm

Future Retro Mobius offers both voltage scalings.

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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by phesago » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:44 pm

Z is correct. The mobius will work wonders for you. Coincidentally, I have one for sale in the For Sale forum here :D

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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by Bitexion » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:25 pm

Also the old Kenton midi/CV boxes convert between all kinds of CV's, right?

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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by syntheticsolutions » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:26 pm

You could also use a sequencer such as the Doepfer Dark Time however, you would need a CV convertor such as a Kenton Pro or the Korg MS02 interface. The dark time is fantastic, I have been playing with it all day :)
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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by Psy_Free » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:54 pm

A Kenton Pro Solo Mk II will work & is more readily available (& way cheaper) than an MS-02 (which will do the job also).
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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by RetroSynthAds » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:43 pm

Double plus good what Psy_Free said.

A Kenton pro solo mk2 attached to an ms20 is a wonderful thing. And you will find other uses for the Kenton - its like the swiss army knife of my studio. You can always use a few more of them.
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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by analoglsd » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:37 am

You should really consider buying the Mobius that phesago has for sale.
The Mobius is a very flexible sequencer and the fact that is has clock out and DIN Sync out makes it even more so.
Also, you're not likely to find one cheaper than what he's asking for his.
If I didn't already have one, I'd be buying it.

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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by space6oy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:57 am

+1 and i have two of 'em. dedicated to my MS-10 & 20 but they'll work with anything and are fantastic sequencers.

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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by pflosi » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:17 am

Another work around exists right out of the box: the "total" or "VCO Freq" inputs will both approximate a 1V/oct response with the respective attenuator knobs all the way up... That doesn't disconnect the keyboard though, which can be an advantage as well (instant transpose).

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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by space6oy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:18 pm

$550 OBO


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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by haj » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:47 pm

Elektron A4 is new alternative especially for price/feature ratio considered. It can also do s-trigger/gate.

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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by pflosi » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:35 am

haj wrote:Elektron A4 is new alternative especially for price/feature ratio considered. It can also do s-trigger/gate.
But it doesn't do Hz/V, right? That would really be great...

BTW, apart from the V/oct trick with the VCO modulation inputs, the MS20 can also convert anything to S-trigger on board with the ESP (only a trigger resulting though, no gate unfortunately).

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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:53 am

pflosi wrote:
haj wrote:Elektron A4 is new alternative especially for price/feature ratio considered. It can also do s-trigger/gate.
But it doesn't do Hz/V, right? That would really be great...
It does both.

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Re: Korg MS 20 step sequencer compatibility

Post by pflosi » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:40 pm

Really? Awesome! That makes up a little bit for the lack of midi note out I've ranted about (which you clearly didn't like) ;)

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