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  • #2

    just got done pre-ordering this via sweetwater. should get one fresh off the boat!




    • #3
      Yamaha wake up!!!!


      • McHale
        McHale commented
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        Holy crap! A street of $599?!

        If this does well, I'm really thinking Korg will unveil an analog poly synth down the road.


    • #4
      Well done korg. No more overpriced ms20s and ms20 controllers on ebay.


    • #5

      I'm hoping this will be a real winner for Korg. 


      It seems a lot more useful than those mini analog thingies they've been putting out the last few years.


      • #6
        The price is low because the original was pretty simple and now it can be replicated using surface mount components. I would have been more interested in a module alone without the weird-sized key, even at the same price. I am totally turned off by the odd keybed. I guess I am just weird. But you all knew that already.

        Also I am told that, just like the original, the pitch CV is V/Hz and not V/Oct, which may or may not matter and/or be an inconvenience to you. The unit does take MIDI in, though.

        Korg will sell a ton of these, they will sound awesome, and the re-emergence of analog synths will continue. It is what this might open up later on that interests me the most.

        ...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.

        G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).


        • #7
          April? Too long. Enough time to save up for prophet 12 *wipes saliva*


          • #8
            Guys, just to double check, the keys are full-sized right?

            Will there be mono/poly soon?


            • cresshead
              cresshead commented
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              no, keys are not full size...they a re also NOT the standard mini keys on other Korg's in the micro series either.

              they are larger than micro but smaller than full..

          • #9
            Thanks. Larger than micro, i assume its like cz101. Totally playable. Thomann will get stock 4th april.


          • #10
            Wonder if we would see monopoly mini?


            • Bernard
              Bernard commented
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              zzzxtreme wrote:
              Wonder if we would see monopoly mini?


              The pic of the 80's Japanese Car box got me thinking, if it was placed there on purpose then I can confirm they chose a company that keeps re-releasing old products.. They also hinted if things sell they will consider more stuff... Could be just the beginning

            • liliththekitten
              liliththekitten commented
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              I was thinking this but only with the Polysix. I love the Polysix but the M/P is a bit more interesting. Both those synths used SSM filters though, so as long as Korg is recycling MS-10/20 filters, it wouldn't sound the same. Might be more like the Poly61 which used the MS-20 mkII filter, only minus the 61's nasty digital square wave.

              But it'd be interesting, and at these prices, who would complain?

          • #11
            Monopoly was and still cutting egde. Maybe they dont want to kill kingkorg's sales. Not counting on it


            • Casio Man
              Casio Man commented
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              The thing, that I would want the most in the world would be a PS-2013;  a sensible, but full featured 4 voice version of PS-3300 might be surprisingly affordable. I don't quite remember the figures I played with, but after toying around with inflation- and currency converters some time ago, I remember, that it looked like a very rough price estimation of one voice would have been some where around $500.


              Its very, very likely, that Korg is going after more easily marketable features, like polyphony and sleaker unit, as well as more well known name, but after playing around with a thought of having that kind of monster in my cave makes everything else feel lame.


              ...and...iirc, the MS-20 was using the components of the PS-range.

          • #12
            Ive pressed the keys. Quite pleasant i must say.