WINTER NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 23rd, 2014
- As a follow-up to the in-demand MS-20 Mini, and with musical
do-it-yourselfers in mind, Korg has debuted the MS-20 Kit, a
that allows anyone-from musicians to the musically curious-to easily
and safely build a working reproduction of Korg's original, iconic MS-20
analog synth. Only 1,000 units will be available worldwide.
The MS-20 version in the kit contains all the original MS-20 product
specifications and features. New updates found only in this version
include MIDI IN and a USB connector for receiving external MIDI notes.
This kit version is also still true analog, with
the same circuit path as the original. Also like the original, the
MS-20 kit features a complete patch bay with 1/4" connections.
Owners can assemble the kit with no soldering or electrical know-how,
using just a few simple tools and picture diagrams. An owner's manual
and settings chart from the original MS-20 are also included.
The original MS-20 used different VCF circuits depending on the date of
production. Units produced in the earlier period used a filter noted for
its distinctive distortion and self-oscillation, while the filter used
in later units was a low-noise design with
a more mellow character. The new MS-20 Kit provides both filters and
easy switching between the two.
The Korg MS-20 Kit will be available in March 2014 for a US Street price of $1399.99. For more information, visit