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MS-20 V2 for Mac/Win MS-20 V2 for Mac/Win

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Reborn through software
Semi-modular Synthesizer MS-20

Released in 1978, the analog synthesizer MS-20 is undoubtedly one of the most famous and respected synthesizers of all time. This massive bestseller by KORG, with its fat and sticky sound, powerful self-oscillating filter, and freely adjustable patch section, is still popular with professionals and amateurs today.

While the MS-20 V2 in this KORG Collection has been based on the software-emulated MS-20 from 2004, it has been refined for modern production environments. In addition to the often-requested high-resolution and scalable interface, we have added two new multi-effects. All of the analog sounds and behaviors are realistically reproduced by CMT, KORG’s proprietary electronic Circuit Modeling Technology, and this latest software gives you the powerful sound that only the MS-20 can deliver.

KORG Collection 2: Refined

  • Faithful modelling of the MS-20 circuitry using KORG’s Component Modeling Technology (CMT).
  • High-resolution interface for Retina and 4K.
  • Two newly added multi-effects.
  • 250 updated and new presets
  • Free upgrade for owners of the previous KORG Collection MS-20.
  • A free demo version is also available.

A complete reproduction of its punchy and unique sound

The MS-20 is widely known for its extreme sound range. It has two VCO’s with ring modulators, an EG with hold and delay functions, and for maximizing resonance as an oscillator, an intense self-oscillating high-pass / low pass filter. This semi-modular synthesizer has an external signal processor that allows external audio input as well as a very flexible patch system, making it possible to create extremely complex sounds.

The MS-20 of the KORG Collection faithfully reproduces the sound of the original MS-20 and behavior of its many parameters with KORG’s proprietary electronic circuit modeling technology CMT (Component Modeling Technology). Instead of merely simulating the output sound as conventional modeling does, KORG’s CMT is a method for using digital equivalents of the transistors, capacitors, resistors, and other components used in the hardware realm to reconstruct the same signal path digitally. This perfectly reproduces the complex range of sounds and parameters that can only be created with the MS-20.

High-resolution interface for Retina and 4K.

We have made major GUI refinements to the KORG Legacy Collection MS-20 software originally released in 2004. Its high-resolution graphics that will make it fit into modern Retina & 4K environments. By supporting six levels of scalability, usability has been drastically improved. Enjoy features that are easy to use and give so many sonic options which are unique to the MS-20 while controlling many parameters such as patching, at high resolution.

Two newly added multi-effects

32 voices of polyphony and up to 16-voice unison (with detune/spread function) were added to the original software. Flexible external modulation settings and MIDI clock synchronization have also been introduced, allowing for sound production with a high level of flexibility and freedom.

Now, the KORG Collection MS-20 V2 has two new multi-effects. With a total of 21 effects such as compression, EQ, delay, reverb, and 127 kinds of ready-to-use effect programs, the variety in sound makeup has significantly expanded.

200 latest presets

200 new presets have been added to the original presets of the previous KORG Legacy Collection MS-20. There are many new presets that showcase the potential of the MS-20 such as sticky bass sounds - unique to the MS-20 - sounds with unrestricted patching, along with powerful leads that make use of the polyphonic and unison functionality unique to the software.

In addition to being able to register sounds that you like as favorites so you recall them immediately, there is a new convenient program browser that allows you to narrow sounds down by type, allowing you to quickly find the sound that you are looking for.

Update now!

Users who already have the plugins from the KORG Collection series can update to version 2 for free. Update now to try the evolved MS-20 V2.

Try the demo version first!

The KORG Collection is available as a free demo version* that offers all synthesis functions for free as a trial. Get a glimpse of the possibilities before buying.

* KORG ID account is required.
* There is no demo version of the ARP ODYSSEY and LegacyCell.
* The software can only be used for 20 minutes at a time.
* The ability to save edited programs is disabled.

Included in the KORG Collection

MS-20 V2 is included in the KORG Collection 2 Special Bundle. The Special Bundle is a special package of eight pieces of KORG software. All at once you will be able to get the famous analog machines that laid the groundwork for the synthesizer as an instrument in the 1970s and early 80s, as well as the well-known digital machines that changed the history of music in the late 1980s and 90s.

Please consult the KORG Collection 2 product page for system requirements.