MATRIXSYNTH: Vintage Korg MS-20 & MS-50 Synthesizer Jam

Monday, February 24, 2020

Vintage Korg MS-20 & MS-50 Synthesizer Jam

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"In this video, we pair a vintage Korg MS-20 and MS-50 with two SQ-1 sequencers to create sequenced bass lines and rhythms. Fully capable synthesizers in their own right, the MS-20 and MS-50 combine to form an even more powerful modular synthesizer capable of everything from generative soundscapes to brutal, heavy-hitting bass tones.

The MS-20 is a semi-modular keyboard synth originally released in 1978. At the time of its introduction, it was one of the most affordable synthesizers altogether—and with its snarling dual filter, external signal processor, and open-ended patch bay, it was destined to be a cult classic. The MS-50 was intended to act as an expander for the MS-20 or other modular systems. Unlike the MS-20, the MS-50 does not feature a normalled internal signal path, instead acting more like a true modular synthesizer. The MS-50 can certainly act as an instrument all on its own (with its own oscillator, filter, envelopes, VCAs, LFOs, and tons of CV utilities)...but when using the two instruments in combination, completely new possibilities emerge.

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