The analog elemental

KORG MS-20 V unites screaming oscillators and filters with a semi-modular architecture and cutting-edge upgrades for a monstrous virtual instrument that transcends subtractive synthesis.

Explore the darker side of analog and effortlessly immerse your mix in the unearthly sounds of a machine that takes no prisoners - shuddering detuned basslines, snappy resonant thuds, and howling hard-sync melodies await.

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A meaner monosynth

KORG’s original MS-20 was released in 1978, during a period considered by many to be the golden age of analog synthesizers.

This was a blessing and curse; these instruments had never been more in vogue, but there was also plenty of competition.

Surprisingly, the MS-20 was preceded by a range of polyphonic instruments, KORG’s PS Series. The company wanted to cram as much functionality into as little space as possible, something that was notoriously difficult with analog polysynths. It was this design principle, however, that led them to creating an accompanying monosynth - enter MS-20.

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Embrace the scream

Many analog synthesizers are known for their warm, organic response. Semi-modular machines are often associated with sound design flexibility.

KORG MS-20 V’s namesake ancestor combined both with surprising results: a signature red-hot sound that refused to get old.

Preset library

Enjoy an expertly-crafted selection of 200 presets, spanning vintage synth patches to cutting-edge sounds for modern production, giving you instant creative results in a few clicks.

Bass

Leads

Pads & Strings

Sequences

Keys

SFX

Korg MS-20 V brings the coveted aggressive sound of its glorious ancestor to life by meticulously emulating every component in extreme detail. The ultra-fat oscillators, the rule-breaking external signal processing, those screaming filters that remain unmatched to this day. Every non-linear nuance in the original hardware’s circuitry has been remade, streamlined, and enhanced for an unhinged analog machine aimed at punchy modern production.

Authentic MS-20 experience

We partnered with KORG to re-engineer the most faithful emulation of this iconic instrument yet. KORG MS-20 V captures the accessible layout and intuitive controls of the original hardware, putting you in total command of this machine’s captivating sound.

What we added

KORG MS-20 V goes beyond just adding 6-voice polyphony to the mix: its expanded features give you the modern softsynth flexibility you need without compromising the classic elements of its sound.

We went several steps further and modeled the original KORG SQ-10 sequencer, letting you craft perfect melodies, basslines, and rhythmic components without ever leaving the instrument’s interface. With 3 tracks of 12 steps and a series of authentic controls, this sequencer can be routed via the patch bay to animate almost any aspect of KORG MS-20 V.

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Hear it in action

Experience the inspiring, formidable sound of KORG MS-20 V in the hands of world-class sound designers; these demos have been exclusively produced to show this mean machine’s true colors.

Included in
V collection

Legendary Keyboards Reinvented

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

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TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.

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