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Korg MS-20 FS Monophonic Synthesizer

Korg MS-20 FS Monophonic Synthesizer

Korg is now shipping the MS-20 FS monophonic synthesizer . This is a 1:1-scale reissue of the ‘ 70s-era MS- 20 , reborn in four limited-edition colours ( green , white , blue , and black ).
In recreating the original MS-20 while adding new features , the MS-20 FS is a 37-key classic analog monosynth with patch bay , external signal processor , MIDI In , and USB . The original MS-20 , unveiled in 1978 , played a vital role in Korg ’ s history as a synthesizer brand . Since sales of the original ended , the company released a mini-sized reissue , a software synthesizer plug-in , and even a DIY kit version . Now with the MS-20 FS , Korg has resumed production of a completely assembled full-size MS-20 , which had in 2014 been produced only in very small numbers as a kit . The original is reproduced in every detail , including the package finish , owner ’ s manual , and settings chart . In addition to recreating the sound , feel , and analog circuitry , this full-size reissue consists of limited numbers of the four different powder-coated colour variations .
For more information , contact Korg Canada : 514-457-2555 , info @ korgcanada . com , www . korgcanada . com .
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