Korg MS-20 keyboard

Korg MS-20 keyboard

Production period:

1978 - 1983

The Korg MS-20 is a patchable semi-modular monophonic synthesizer which Korg released in 1978 and which was in production until 1983. It was part of Korg's MS series of instruments, which also included the single oscillator MS-10, the keyboardless MS-50 module, the SQ-10 sequencer, and the VC-10 Vocoder. Additional devices included the MS-01 Foot Controller, MS-02 Interface, MS-03 Signal Processor, and MS-04 Modulation Pedal.



Type: Synth/ keyboard/
Synthesis Type: Analog Subtractive

  • Max: 1
  • Typical in use: 1

Multi-timbral (number of parts): 
Oscillators per Voice :

  • Min : 1
  • Max : 2

Controllers : Wheel /switch
Keyboard :

  • Number of Keys : 37
  • Can send on simultaneous MIDI channels
  • Responds to :
  • Sounds can be split by :

Inputs and Outputs :

  • Number of Audio Outs (excluding Phones) : 1
  • Number of Audio Ins : 1 - very good pitch tracker
  • Number of MIDI Outs (excluding Thru) :
  • Number of MIDI Ins :


As we know Liam loves analog shit and this is one of his favourite pieces of equipment. Read Korg magazine 2001 interview

Many other well known bands are using it too like The Chemical Brothers and Ladytron.

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