I recently got a chance to jam with a Korg MS2000B. Released in 2003, the Korg MS2000B is “a new version of the original Korg MS-2000 synthesizer with an updated sound set, black metallic color scheme and dedicated vocoder mic.”1. The original Korg MS-2000 uses virtual analog subtractive synthesis, has 2 ADSR attenuators, 1 resonant lowpass/highpass/bandpass filter, built in chorus, delay, EQ, flanger, phaser, ring modulator effects, and a polyphony of 4 voices (among other features).2
In preparation for the jam session, I did a little research on the Korg MS2000 (having never touched one before) and came across the following remarkable tutorial by William Roth of Inside Synthesis. In the tutorial, William shows you how to turn the Korg MS2000 into not just a drum machine, but also a drum machine synth that will still allow you to split the keyboard to play bass and lead synth. A great demonstration of the power of creative synthesizer programming. Enjoy!
QUESTION: What’s your favorite hardware synthesizer and why? Please share your thoughts in the comments section of this post.
- Korg MS-2000B en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korg_MS2000B Accessed January 6, 2010.
- Korg MS-2000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korg_MS2000 Accessed January 6, 2010.