At NAMM 2015, Korg surprised us with the launch of a module version of the MS-20 kit, the MS-20M, and to partner it, a new compact sequencer (the Korg SQ-1) which comes included.
In most ways it's the same as the keyboard version, sporting two oscillators, two envelopes, two fiRead Korg MS-20M Kit reviewlters and a plethora of modulation options for making bubbles, squeaks, evolving sounds, basses, leads and sound effects. However, there are several key new features included.
However, Korg has also added oscillator sync (activated via a switch between the two oscillator waveform selectors) which really sounds superb. Then there's FM, which is activated by a switch between the oscillator footage controls, which adds yet another level of sonic versatility to the already MS-20 engine.
In short, if you can do without the keyboard and are happy with the self-assembly requirement, this is the best MS-20 yet.45 Stars
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