KORG Announces MS-20 FS Synthesizer

KORG has announced its MS-20 FS (full-size) Monophonic Synthesizer is now shipping. This 1:1 scale reissue of the legendary MS-20, reborn in four limited-edition colors (green, white, blue and black). Perfectly recreating the original MS-20, 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 KORG’s history as a synthesizer brand. Even after sales of the original came to an end, KORG has carried on the MS-20 tradition in a mini-sized reissue, a software synthesizer plugin, and even a DIY kit version. These were driven by KORG’s pride in its synthesizer heritage, its understanding of the MS-20’s historical significance, KORG’s responsibility to faithfully carry on the analog circuit technology that they’ve developed over the years, and their desire to pass on the MS-20’s generation-spanning sound to the future.

And 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. But in addition to faithfully recreating the sound, feel, and analog circuitry, this full-size reissue consists of limited numbers of the four different powder-coated color variations.

KORG MS-20 FS features & specs:

  • Full-sized 37-note (3-octave) MS-20 keyboard made by KORG
  • Four different color variations in a powder-coated finish (green, white, blue, black)
  • Provides two types of MS-20 filter: early model and late model
  • Faithfully reproduces the analog circuitry of the original
    • 2VCO / 2VCA / 2VCF / 2EG / 1LFO structure
    • External Signal Processor (ESP) to process an external signal
    • Patching system provides an extremely high degree of sound creation
  • MIDI IN connector and USB port for keyboard and DAW MIDI connectivity
  • AC adaptor
  • The original is reproduced in every detail, including the package finish, owner’s manual and settings chart
  • Main Controllers: Control Wheel (center click), Momentary switch
  • Input/Output: SIGNAL IN jack (mono phone jack), SIGNAL OUT jack (mono phone jack, 2Vp-p output, 3.5 k ohm), PHONES jack (stereo phone jack, 33 ohm, 48mW), DC12V jack, MINI IN jack, USB connector (type B)
  • Power Supply: DC12V
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 22.56" x 12.44" x 9.76" (573 mm x 316 mm x 248 mm)
  • Weight: 13.89 lbs. (6.3 kg)
  • Included Items: AC adapter (12 V/1.5 A), 10 quarter-inch patch cables

MS-20 FS shares other specifications and features with MS-20 mini.

All four KORG MS-20 FS models are now available with U.S. MAP pricing of $1399.99.

For more information, visit KORG.com.