Category: Products / synth / modelling poly
Added: 25-Feb-00 | Author: admin
New price: RRP: $1100.00 (keybd) / $799.00 (rack/tabletop) | S/H price: Not listed
Here's the rack version... gorgeous looking bit of kit eh?..!
Well, you could say the Ms2000 is a bit like 2 Electribe synths bolted together... You get Four voices in total each can be a twin oscillator voice or an audio input ...And like the MonoPoly & the Juno 106 etc, the four voices can be stacked in Unison mode to make big layered sounds... obviously if you do that it is a monosynth cos all 4 voices are stacked.
This only just appeared at the NAMM trade show, so there is scarce info on the www... it's not even on Korgs main 'www.korg.com' website at the date of posting this... Anyways, it's available soon for a rrp of $1100.00 (keyboard) and $799.00 (rack/tabletop) ... although the street price'll be lower, especially after a few months from release... so you can start saving!!...
some one reviewed it and said it is only 2 part multi for sure, which is a shame if correct, cos if this was 4 part, it'd be huge!!....
This unit, and the Electribes, Z1 & Prophecy before it, are based on Korgs 'Oasys' modelling algorythms... for the MS2000 the Korg UK site says:
'The MS2000/MS2000R provide two oscillators per voice with a choice of up to eight types of oscillator algorithms, including waveforms of analog synthesizers. There is also a special Digital Waveform Generator System (DWGS) that was first used on the KORG DW8000 synths in the 1980's which allows a single cycle digitally generated waveform to be assigned to the first oscillator. Sixty-four DWGS waveforms are available that include Analog sounds and Electric Pianos, Guitars, Basses and Bells'
Available in two formats; either the 44 keys version or rack/tabletop version... each of the MS2000 units' 4 voices feature the following structure.. :
- 2 OSC's with noise generator
- 6 analog modelling waveforms
- 64 DWGS (PCM) waves - (Analog sounds, Electric Pianos, Guitars, Basses and Bells etc)
- 70 waveforms in total
- Ring Mod/cross modulation
- Oscillator Sync
- noise generator
- Additional mod sources from the 'Virtual Patch Function' -
- External Audio In X 2
A waveform can be connected in to the AUDIO IN 1 & 2 jacks and process in the same way as the internal waveforms... Additionaly the osc' source select can be vox wave for the vocoder inputs
- 'Virtual Patch Function'
This old 'MS' style way of allowing some sources to modulate the oscillator signal, is recreated in a similar way to synths like the nova & supernova's 'mod matrix' with select buttons - you select a source and a destination and there must be with each selection of 'Source & 'Destination', a setting for depth/amount which is handled by 4 rotary controls... the 'Source' is the 'Controller, whatever it sends out will effect the 'Destination assigned to it... So if you choose one of the EG's, that will control the 'Destinations' like: pitch, noise level or pan position etc of the destination...
the sources are:
- EG 1
- EG 2
- keyboard tracking
- MIDI 1
- MIDI 2
the destinations are
- Osc_2 pitch
- Osc_1 control_1
- Noise level
- LFO 2 Freq'
This 'Virtual Patch' SOURCE section selector also has a dual-function button labeled: FC MOD SOURCE If you depress that, you are then selecting the modulation source for the Filter control, not the oscillators... There is also 4 rotary DRIVE/AMOUNT controls labeled: Patch_1 to 4...with a multi-press select switch... so.. you press the switch marked: SELECT - and then select the source, and destination routing, and tweak how much the modulation will drive with the rotary controller... a handy red LED marker shows you easily which part/voice you are routing...
- 1 Filter
- Four filter types are modeled in the MS2000
- 12db lo-pass
- 24 dB lo-pass
- band pass
- high pass
- resonance control that goes to self-oscillation
- ADSR envelope generators (EG), assignable to filter
- keyboard tracking sensitivity
additionally, you can see there is a control to fine tune the sensitivity of the filter control mod source is set to keyboard tracking...
- 1 amp
- 2 ADSR Envelope Generators (EG's)
- 2 LFO's
- four-waveforms choices
- Programmable Effects
- three Delay types
- 2-band EQ section
The MS2000/MS2000R provides an arpeggiator that allows you to produce arpeggios simply by holding down a chord. You can choose from six arpeggio types, and also specify the duration and spacing of the arpeggiated notes six different patterns, along with adjustable gate and swing parameters
- 16-band Vocoder.
By connecting a mic to the AUDIO IN 1,2 jacks the MS2000/MS2000R can be used as a four-voice vocoder. In addition to using two 16-bank filter sets to simulate the vocoder sounds of classic equipment you can create original vocoder sounds by shifting the filter frequency, or adjusting the level and pan of individual frequency bands.
- Mod sequencer
Mod sequence is a step sequencer that lets you apply time-varying change to sound parameters in a way similar to analog synthesizers of the past - think of it like say Seq-303 s/w sequencer, (d/load it from Dt & try it to see), where you can set steps on a 16 beat grid, and assign each step to a pitch/note and/or other parameters for controlling synthesis & other destinations.. so in the simplest form you can have a sequence where each step effect the filter in a certain way.. or you can hold a note or chord and it'll evolve in steps.... you can also assign step length so it is like an old midi sequencer which stepped out evolving patterns each step altering the timbre or pitch in some way... anyways, you can have three of these sequences used simultaneously for voice..!! blimey!...
Well, this has potential winner written on over it, certainly looks loverlee... looks like an awesome little techno-box !!... no stupid gimmicks or half-assed sampling features, just a solid very comprehensive creative multi-synth, fully featured, landing right slap-bang into pattern creation territory, a unit like this could be a trance techno or clubsounds dream, yet it has the 'classic' synthesis capabilities to cover anything else from hard-corest of techno's and industrial to blasting basses and creepy atmoshpheric evolving sounds for the darkest drum & bass etc... there is a few points to consider tho...
- it is only 2 parts but priced in with other 4 or 6 part competitors.
- to win people over to paying the same for less parts, it'll have to sound very good
Well... the Electribes were awesome little boxes... DM110/220 combo for the 90's, two of the best products released for years... and this MS could put the icing on Korgs cake... let's see how it sounds & works in real life i guess, , but if it ends up with a 650 ish street price, you'd have to think it was alot better than say a Nova or Microwave to go for it... oh yes... You got midi IN-OUT-THRU - 9V DC POWER ...
anyways... The Korg MS2000 .... comments please...
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