Korg Ms-20 reissue

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Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby Chinagraf » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:39 pm

If we can get them at $599 I will be onto it like a rat up a drainpipe. Bet it retails for $1500 in Oz.
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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby Bent my VU » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:10 pm

If they price them at parity I'll grab one for sure.
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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby Hybrid88 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:51 pm

Bent my VU wrote:If they price them at parity I'll grab one for sure.

If it isn't they can stick it. At under $1,000 and running on a plugpack they will have to be reasonably competitive to make me not buy overseas.
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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby NYMo » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:09 pm

I could well be wrong, but it wouldnt surprise me if it came in at $899 with street $799.
( maybe ill be surprised !)

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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby Bent my VU » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:37 pm

NYMo wrote:I could well be wrong, but it wouldnt surprise me if it came in at $899 with street $799.
( maybe ill be surprised !)

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Yeah, probably. I'll buy from the US if that does happen.
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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby NYMo » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:11 pm

I'm hearing $799 which would be nice !

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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby Hybrid88 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:31 pm

NYMo wrote:I'm hearing $799 which would be nice !

Cheers

https://www.storedj.com.au/products/KOR-MS20MINI

How bout $739? :)
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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby Sammas » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:02 pm

Hybrid88 wrote:
NYMo wrote:I'm hearing $799 which would be nice !

Cheers

https://www.storedj.com.au/products/KOR-MS20MINI

How bout $739? :)



Which has since turned into $699!
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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby chribble » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:58 am

So how does it sound?
Will it add any difference from a lil phatty/mopho ?
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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby NYMo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:42 pm

For that sort of money it's a no brainer...although the cv / hz thing is a bit of a pain.
MS 20 filter very different to Moog,mopho..as its a dual filter setup ( 6 db high pass / 12 db low pass )

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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby Sammas » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:07 pm

Has anyone had a tinker with one of these yet?
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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby NYMo » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:41 pm

Havent played one yet ( i dont leave the house !)
but from what ive read from users, it is somewhat noisy.
Ive seen a few people i trust who've bought them onsel
them, so somethings up !
Of course YMMV.

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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby headman » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:13 pm

The small keys would piss me off no end.
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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby Hybrid88 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:22 pm

I'd be careful what I'd believe there guys, the only way is to really try one because perpetuating online rumours doesn't really help anyone. To me the noise really isn't that bad and the keys are more than useable (and I am pretty picky).

I got to try one the other day and as someone who owns the original (with the same 35 filter) I was generally quite impressed.

I'll post what I wrote on another forum about it; :)

...Keys are great and not remotely as bad as the Microkorg despite being semi-mini keys. Definitely easy to play and much better than I expected. Conclusion? Not an issue.

Noise? Totally overstated in online forums which if you believed some comments would lead you to believe it is nearly unusable - which is ridiculous because it is perfectly serviceable. Yeah perhaps it's a little more than the original, but honestly it really didn't bother me (and I was using headphones). Doesn't need a noise gate as when the envelope is closed there is ZERO noise. Conclusion? Not an issue.

Sound? Put simply, great. Only thing I did notice was the filter didn't break up and saturate quite as nicely as the original with high res BUT it was 95% of the way there. So honestly I really wouldn't worry about it. Maybe some difference in raw OSC tone, but I can't say I really noticed. Conclusion? Well I'll leave it up to you to decide if the extra 1k in price difference is worth it.

Build quality? Well this is where it was a little weak, but honestly most of it is very sturdy. The weak points being the knobs and the jack sockets in the patchbay, which to me were the worst part as they are not mounted on the front panel, no those are *not* nuts, they are just bits of metal (or plastic, not sure) glued on meant to look like nuts. The actual sockets are no more than ordinary PCB mount sockets, which does lead to a little wobble. In time this could cause issues but if you're careful with your gear (and you should be) it isn't really a problem. Conclusion? Overall good, in certain areas could definitely be better but at the price? Can't complain.

Overall I actually loved it. If I didn't already go to the trouble of finding the original (before this was announced), I would definitely be picking one of these up instead. Plus the "Mini" size was really cool, I loved the smaller cables and overall compactness, just made using it less clunky and fun.
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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby headman » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:07 am

Hi Richard, I'm just saying I don't like small keys, never have, never will, it's basically a stupid idea. As for the sound I have a real full sized one that I use from time to time, its good without knocking my socks off.


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Re: Korg Ms-20 reissue

Postby Hybrid88 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:56 pm

Fair enough, but try one out if you can. These are better than any other mini keys I've tried :)
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