Year of manufacture1978
Production period6(1978 – 83)
Waveforms3+2(Triangle, Saw, Variable Pulse + White & Pink Noise)
Filters2(1 Low-pass, 1 High-pass)
Features6(Ringmodulation, Portamento, Sample & Hold, Mod-Wheel, Semi-Modular)
If you’re looking for “the” synthesizer that can excellently cover all sound ranges, you’ll probably encounter the Korg MS-20. The MS-20 was one of Korg’s first large, successful portable analog monosynthesizers. It is the big brother of the MS-10, and is a dual oscillator analog monophonic lead and bass synthesizer with hardwired and patchable connections. The MS-20 is suitable for just about any kind of analog synthesizer sound you could want! Fat, round bass sounds, percussive basses or sounds, noise effects, squiggly bubble sounds or winding leads. Many famous artists used the MS-20 in their songs: Depeche Mode, Mr. Oizo, Scooter, Air and many more!