Released in 1978, the Korg MS-20 was an instant classic that would turn up in much of the synth-pop, fusion, and film music of the â€™80s and â€™90s. Recognizing the significance of their iconic semi-modular analog monosynth, Korg carried on the tradition in a full-sized reissue, a soft synth plug-in, and even a kit version. Now, Leaseville is thrilled to present the full-sized, fully assembled MS-20. Available in four limited-edition colors, the MS-20 FS gives you all the synthy goodness of the FS, plus a number of enhancements serious synthesists have been clamoring for â€” including a highly playable, full-sized 37-note keyboard and two filter types from early- and late-model MS-20s. The MS-20 FS is the real deal, faithful to the original in every way. Today, over 40 years after its introduction, musicians can once again rock the legendary analog mojo of the Korg MS-20.
Over the years, the MS-20 had endeared itself to synthesists and sound designers working in a myriad of music genres. Now, the Korg MS-20 FS (Full-Size) reproduces every feature of the original in exhaustive detail, including the packaging finish and the included ownerâ€™s manual. The original MS-20 was a bit like the Ford Model T, though, in that you could have any color you wanted, as long as it was black. Refreshingly, todayâ€™s Korg MS-20 FS is available in four vibrant colors!
The MS-20 FS is semi-modular, meaning it has normalled pathways that give you immediate sonic gratification â€” no patching required. But in true modular fashion, it also has patch points; so when youâ€™re in the mood to roll up your sleeves and throw some patches, you can dive into creative sound design. Inserting a patch cord (ten are included) into the jack associated with any hardwired control interrupts that internal connection, letting you create an entirely new signal path to suit your needs. As a programming aid, the MS-20 FSâ€™s panel graphics clearly display the available signal routings, while providing insight into the instrumentâ€™s architecture.