This used item has been thoroughly checked out by our experts to make sure it is in perfect working condition. We then re-sealed it in its original packaging with all factory included accessories and owner's manual. This item is guaranteed to be in "as new" condition and has virtually no cosmetic imperfections. This item is covered with a one year warranty from Sam Ash.

Korg’s classic MS-20 monophonic synth, first introduced in 1978, is still a coveted instrument to this day, thanks to its thick, robust sound, its powerful, iconic analog filter, and its versatile patching options. Over 300,000 people have enjoyed the distinct MS-20 sounds from the original, from Korg’s MS-20 plug-in synth, or the iMS-20 iPad app.Today, the sounds of the MS-20 have been reborn in hardware, as the MS-20 Mini Synthesizer. The same engineers who developed the original MS-20 have perfectly reproduced its circuitry and fit into a body that’s been shrunk to 86% of the original size, yet retains the distinctive look of the original. The MS-20 mini painstakingly replicates the original MS-20 and will amaze you with its absolutely authentic analog synth sound.A development team led by the original engineers themselves worked to recreate the original circuitry, and when it was necessary to substitute a part, these engineers made the decisions based on careful listening, in order to reproduce the original sound faithfully. In fact, the sound of the MS-20 mini has a somewhat bright and extreme quality to it because its sound is that of an original MS-20 in mint condition at the time it went on sale, before any of the components aged.2VCO / 2VCF / 2VCA / 2EG / 1LFO structureThe MS-20 mini reproduces the distinctive synthesis of the MS-20; two oscillators with ring modulation, and envelope generators with hold and delay. The VCA maintains the basic design of the original, but it’s been modified to produce less noise than the original.Self-oscillating HP/LP filters with distinctive distortion One of the greatest characteristics of the MS-20 was its powerful filters, which provided resonance on both the high-pass and the low-pass. Maximizing the resonance would cause the filter to self-oscillate like an oscillator, producing a distinctive and dramatic tonal change that was acclaimed as inimitable, and was later used on the monotron and monotribe. The filter circuit was changed mid-way through the production lifecycle of the MS-20; the MS-20 mini uses the earlier filter, which was felt to be superior due to its more radical sound.External signal processor (ESP) The ESP carries on the experimental spirit of MS-20; it allows you to use the pitch or volume of an external audio source to control the synthesizer. For example you can input an electric guitar and use the MS-20 mini as a guitar synthesizer, or input a mic and use it as a vocal synthesizer.Extremely flexible patching systemThe patching system provided to the right of the panel lets you create complex sounds by plugging-in cables to change the connections between the various units. The possibilities are limited only by the user's imagination; different combinations of the modulation input/output and trigger, sample and hold, and noise generator can produce an incredible variety of sounds. By patching according to the MS-20 flow chart that’s printed on the panel, even the beginner can start taking advantage of these possibilities right away.Comments from the developers: "Fifty years have passed since Korg was founded, and we have once again put our hand to an analog synthesizer. We took particular care to deliver smooth parameter adjustments, which are a distinctive feature of analog synthesizers. We also took special care to completely reproduce the original specifications of the MS-20. The analog circuits we designed 35 years ago still deliver the same unbeatable, powerful sound, from the ultra-low to the ultra-high range."Highlights:Recreation overseen by the engineers of the original MS-20A complete replication of the original analog circuitry2VCO / 2VCA / 2VCF / 2EG / 1LFO structureSelf-oscillating HP/LP filters with distinctive distortionExternal signal processor (ESP) Extremely flexible patching systemMiniature MS-20 that's 86% of the original sizeMIDI IN and USB connector

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Mint (Used)
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Brand Korg
Model MS-20 MINI 37-Key Analog Synthesizer
Finish Black
Categories Analog Synths
Number of Keys 25 Keys

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Korg MS-20 MINI 37-Key Monophonic Analog Synthesizer (Black) (Used/Mint)
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