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This synthesizer was seen as Korg's rebirth of their classic mono, the MS-20 of the late 1970s. To confirm the similarities between the two, the MS2000 offers a virtual patch matrix, where it's easy to assign sources to destinations, although in digital form, while the MS-20 made use of patch cords to connect the various components to each other. The MS2000 is an incredible machine, capable of warm, analog pads to digital craziness, with basses capable of shaking a concrete floor, soaring leads, electronica-style arpeggios, lush synth strings, special FX and much more. With free, easy access to a myriad of knobs laid out in a very logical form, it's possible to customize sounds rather fast and efficiently. The on board effects and most notably, the arpeggiator, do a great job of expanding the sonic horizon of this machine. The Korg MS2000 doesn't disappoint, and at the time of its debut, I remember many reviews that reported how this was the first virtual analog that really sounded analog, like the real thing. Another great addition is the splendid vocoder, that successfully emulates Korg's own VC-10. Patch H12 - Vocoder Pulse in particular nails down the classic, funky vocoded sound of the era in which the VC-10 was produced.


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The MS2000 saved my life. The Korg MS2000 is the reason I am alive today. If I had never purchased one, you would not be reading this. Because I would be dead. The MS2000 is the most fantastical synthesizer ever made. It was made in Japan, where the standards of quality are very high, and...

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Korg MS2000 - Opinions?

...synth from early 2000's, not impressive regarding polyphony or multitimbrality, but for its incredible sound. I don't own a Korg MS2000 yet, but will buy the rack version later this year. I want you all users on all levels to freely express your experience about Korg MS2000, positively and negatively. What can be done...

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NEW: Korg Minilogue xd

...I like it’s character, and sound design structure. It’s for my imagination the culmination of a monopoly meets the MS2000. Sure it’snot really comparable but it does cover a lot of ground. Glad I didn’t get sold on the 1st one due to the silver face plate as shallow as that was, I didn’t...

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