King Korg VA with analog filter emulations and tube – rumours and wishes / MS20 re-release (confirmed)

something new approaching, also synthtopia asks for the MS20 to come back in form of a real synth.. if so, I ‚d still answer the same when I saw that controller first- make this thing sound just as it is, add octave shift keys and program change and give it 4-8 voices polyphony and a nice double full blown envelope and FM for those OSCs and it could be something very very cool…The Korg MINI MS-20 Monophonic Synthesizer (NAMM Rumor) – it’s now confirmed, there IS a $599 MS20 analog synth coming
there’s 2-3 rumours about a 800€-synth that looks like the iMS20 controller – maybe analog, maybe digital up to 8 voices has been „leaked“ via a south american site. – anyway – still a rumour (there’s talks about a new moog at NAMM 2013).


–> King Korg Digital Synthesizer in Synth Database.

Kraft Music - Korg KingKORG Synth Demo at NAMM 2013

and here is something to be added to the NAMM checklist..
3 OSC’ed something? or just a piano or just some dream of someone who has a nice paint app installed?



– VA-synth

– XMT-modelling sound-engine – means some filter types, incl MS20, OB, Moog etc.. – all via OLED Minidisplays like the Mini KP2. And there’s a TB Filter as well. Looks like sounding fine. Digital, but flexible, so it’s not just a Radias-thing.. and split-concept, not like multimode, so this is for stages and being flexible and more „modern“ since analog modeling this way may be cooler for most of us – and epianos/organs is in, too for those who want it, so it’s a SYNTH, not a Workstation. $1299

– max. 3 parallel oscillator-algorithms

– real tube circuit effect

– vocoder

– CV/Gate output

– 7 kg

– no price and/or availability yet



Forum: King Korg . oder was kommt denn da zur NAMM?

basically a reduced Radias (just one filter) and no step sequencer, but with CV/Gate.
well, there is no smaller keyboard version – that would be cool, so it’s 61 standard.. maybe better for the US buyers and more conservative oriented ones (sorry, players! no to be taken to seriously) ..?

  • eXpanded Modeling Technology synthesis system
  • 61 semi-weighted keys with velocity
  • 24 voice polyphony
  • 300 Programs (200 presets / 100 users), 8 categories
  • Max timbre: 2 (Layer / Split)
  • 3 oscillators (selectable types: analog, noise, DWGS, PCM and MIC IN)
  • 127 types in total (analog & Noise: 64 + DWGS: 30 + PCM: 50 + MIC IN)
  • 1 Filter (LPF, HPF, BPF)
  • 18 filter types (LPF: 7 + HPF: 5 + BPF: 6 / Included modeling filter) <—-
  • Modulation : EC: 2 units, LFO: 2 units, AMP
  • Virtual Patch per timbre: 6 sets
  • 3 Program effects (PRE FX, MOD FX, REV / DELAY) + 2-band EQ (2-band) + stereo TUBE
  • MOD FX: 6 types (FLANGER, CHORUS, U-Vibe, Tremolo, Phaser, Rotary)
  • 16-band vocoder with Formant Shift and Formant Hold
  • Arpeggiator with up to 8 steps (step number can be changed), 6 types (UP/DOWN/ALT1/ALT2/RANDOM/TRIGGER)
  • Joystick, octave up / down buttons, Category / Favorite button
  • 16 x 2 character OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode)
  • 128 x 64 pixel OLED subdisplays oscillator and filter sections
  • Mic In | Connector Type XLR-3-31 (balanced)
  • Audio Output L / MONO, R, TS phone jack (unbalanced)
  • 3, 5 mm stereo mini-jack headphone out
  • DAMPER PEDAL jack (no „half-damper“ support), SWITCH / PEDAL jack
  • CV / GATE OUT jack
  • MIDI In and Out
  • USB Type B
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1027 × 313 × 96 mm
  • Weight: 7.0 kg
  • CV / GATE cable for Korg Monotribe and MS-20

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