The MS-20 has been championed by some of the most legendary acts ever including The Prodigy, Daft Punk, Dr. Dre and more. This faithful reproduction of the original utilises classic analog circuitry with a full-sized design. This new version features two filters based on the early and late models of the MS-20. It has also been updated with both a MIDI input connect and a USB port for use with computers and MIDI gear.
The MS-20 features self-oscillating filters providing resonance on both the low and high-pass, resulting in a dramatic tonal change the original MS-20 was renowned for. Its flexible patching system allows you to create complex sounds by changing the connections between the various units, opening up a whole world of synthesis options.
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The beast returns. The MS-20 has been painstakingly reproduced by the development team that produced the original MS-20, taking care to recreate the original circuitry for a faithful reproduction of the original sound. The rich and bright tones the MS-20 produces is down to the internal circuitry, designed to produce the sound of the original MS-20 in mint condition before any of the components aged.The dual oscillators both feature ring modulation and envelope generators with hold and delay functions. The VCA is based on the original design but has been modified slightly to minimise the noise it produces for improved overall audio quality.
One of the most revered features of the original MS-20 was its powerful filters, with the MS-20 retaining these self-oscillating filters, providing resonance for both the high-pass and low-pass. The process works by maximising the resonance, in-turn causing the filter to self-oscillate and producing a noticeable change in tone. Fans of the MS-20 may know that the filter circuit was changed through its production cycle. The new MS-20 incorporates both the earlier and the later version of the filter, for versatile sound shaping options.
The External signal processor of the MS-20 gives you the ability to use the pitch of volume of an external source to control your synth. The experimental nature of the ESP functionality, opens up a new world of flexibility, allowing you to input instruments such as electric guitars and use the MS-20 and a guitar synthesizer, or attach a microphone to change it to a vocal synthesizer.
One of the most prominent features of the MS-20 is its highly-flexible patching system. The patching system located to the right of the panel, gives you the ability to create complex new sound by changing cables between connections. Allow your imagination to run free with its countless combination between modulation, triggering, samples and noise generators, allowing you to produce a wide palette of tones and sounds. The accompanying flow chart allows novice users to easily take advantage of the patching system, giving you a crash course in synthesis straight out of the box.