A fairly faithful, compact recreation of Korg’s classic MS-20 analogue monosynth, which was discontinued in 1983. The mini adds a few contemporary features to the design of the original too, including MIDI in, MIDI via USB and stabilised oscillators .
The MS-20 is an impressively versatile synth, capable of everything from booming sub-basslines to warm analogue pads, 808-like kicks, screeching leads and more. The addition of MIDI opens-up the mini’s studio flexibility up too.
Value for money:
The MS-mini certainly offers a lot of sonic scope for the price. It'll look great in your studio too.
The reduced size means that making precise changes via the control panel can be a bit fiddly. The three-quarter sized keyboard can be a little tricky to play.
Ideal for anyone looking for a flexible bit of analogue hardware with plenty of vintage charm to it.5 Stars
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