With the eminent release of the new Korg MS-20 Mini just around the corner, Vince Clarke shows us what the original was all about. The Analogue Monologues is a series of mini video-documentaries made by Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode/Yazoo/Erasure). In each webisode Vince talks about one of his analogue synths and explains where the on/off switch is. This series proves, once and for all, that he really doesn’t know much about anything (a must see!).
Another product we have been waiting patiently for has arrived today! Korg’s MS-20 monophonic synthesizer, 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.
Vince Clarke takes a look at his Korg MS-20 synthesizer. With a personal touch he talks about this synthesizer from his vast collection of analogue synths, plus he let’s us hear it too. This video is part of his Analogue Monologues series.
Creative minds, … creative minds! Mario Jurisch (a.k.a. Synth-Project) has just finished his latest project. A hardware controller for the iMS-20 app for the iPad. The controller is appropriately named MC-20 controller. Look at the pictures and you will agree he did a great job.
Talk of the town last week. KORG released a vintage synth recreation for the iPad. After the earlier this year released iElectribe, they now gave us the iMS-20 app. The original MS-20 is a patchable semi-modular monophonic synthesizer which Korg released in 1978 and was in production until 1983. Although the MS-20 follows a conventional subtractive synthesis architecture of oscillators/filter/vca, its patch panel allows some rerouting of both audio and modulation, and it includes an external signal processor. This flexibility led to its resurgence during the analog revival of the late 90’s.