Korg - MS-20 Mini

  • $639.99

Manufacturer Description:

Korg's MS-20 Mini analog synthesizer revives the legendary MS-20 synth in all of its glory, but at 86% of the original size. This MS-20 Mini is nearly identical to the original, with the same analog oscillators (now digitally stabilized), first-generation filters, and a VCA that's been modified to reduce noise. You'll also find cool new additions onboard the Korg MS-20 Mini, including an External Signal Processor for your mics and instruments, MIDI In for Your favorite sequencer or keyboard, and even USB-MIDI connectivity.

With it's scaled down patch bay, the 1/4" phono jacks are now 1/8" mini jacks to make extra room for the new External Signal Processor section.

External Signal Processor unlocks a world of creative options. Plug your guitar or microphone directly into the Korg MS-20 Mini and start tweaking. You won't believe the fun and funky sounds you can come up with. Utilizing the MS-20 Mini's External Signal Processor (ESP) section, you can use almost any sound or voltage source to control the pitch or volume of this incredibly flexible synth. Vocoding, guitar synth... you name it! It's all possible with the MS-20 Mini.

Onboard MIDI and USB lets you connect all your music gear Here's something die-hard synth nut would have given an arm and a leg for back in 1978: advanced connectivity like MIDI and USB. With its MIDI In port, you can easily incorporate your Korg MS-20 Mini into your live keyboard rig or add a full-sized keyboard to gain access to a much wider note range. USB opens up even greater possibilities, allowing you to integrate your MS-20 Mini with the rest of your studio DAW.

Korg MS-20 Mini Monophonic Analog Synthesizer Features:
The legendary 1978 Korg MS-20 analog synthesizer reborn

Provides powerful vintage sound, from deep, growling basses to crisp, rounded leads

Two oscillators with ring modulation provide a wide range of sound

Envelope generators with delay and hold add exciting motion to your tone

VCA (Voltage Controlled Amp) maintains the original basic design, but modifies it to reduce noise

First-generation filter design (highpass/lowpass with peak/resonance) capable of self-oscillation

ESP (External Signal Processor) utilizes the pitch or volume of an external audio source to control the synthesizer

1/8" jack-based patching bay lets you create complex sounds

37-note keyboard is also 86% the size of the original

MIDI In and USB connector provides keyboard and DAW MIDI connectivity

Includes original MS-20 owner's manual and settings chart


C – C: 37-notes (3 octaves), mini keyboard designed specifically for the MS-20 mini

Manual controller
Control wheel (center click), Momentary switch -->GND

Input and Output
Signal In: Amplifier Out
Band pass filter Out
CV Out (0 - +8.4V)
ENV Out (0 - +5V)
Trig Out (+5V-->GND), Signal out: Signal output (mono 1/8" mini phone jack, 2Vp-p output impedance 3.5k O)

Head phones: Head phones output (Stereo 1/8" mini phone jack, 33 O 48mW)USB: Type B, USB-MIDI

*Only note messages (velocity is not used) can be transmitted and received.

*Only note messages (velocity is not used) can be transmitted and received.

Power Supply

(W x D x H)
493 ×257 ×208 mm / 19.41 x 10.12 x 8.19 inches

4.8 kg / 10.58 lbs.

AC adaptor (9V/1.7A), Patch Cord x 10 are provided.