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1970s Korg MS-20 Vintage Analog Synthesizer, Clean & Serviced, 120v


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Up for sale, a 1970's Korg MS-20 vintage synthesizer in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. This synth is remarkably well-kept and freshly serviced by Synapse Audio Systems, thoroughly cleaned and calibrated, with all functions operating as intended. Originally wired for 100v for use within Japan, this MS-20 features a brand new 120v power transformer for flawless USA use.

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 ’80s and ’90s. The MS-20 offers a thick, robust sound, with a powerful, iconic analog filter and versatile patching options.

The MS-20 is semi-modular, meaning it has normalled pathways that give you immediate sonic gratification with no patching required. But in true modular fashion, it also has patch points; so when you’re in the mood to roll up your sleeves, you can dive into creative sound design. Inserting a patch cord (patch cables sold separately) 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's panel graphics clearly display the available signal routings, while providing insight into the instrument’s architecture.

Features include:

- 2VCO / 2VCA / 2VCF / 2EG / 1LFO structure
- Self-oscillating high-pass/low-pass filters with distinctive distortion
- External signal processor (ESP)
- Extremely flexible patching system