ms2000 (review? or ad ??)

tomg efm3 at
Sun Mar 12 06:59:52 CET 2000

One other thing....did anybody else see that ad or know anything
about a OB-12?? This is really starting to be fun!! A new Moog
a new Korg and a new OB??...Too cool..


> I spent some time playing with the Korg ms2000 today. In a single
> word "WOW". It's like they built a synth just for me. It's just plain
> purdy(sic).
> Think of a super slick pro-one, no plastic anywhere. The sides are
> aluminum but have a simulated wood look.  They look indestructible.
> The panel is a (fatman) brushed blue w/b&w labels. It's a little hard
> to read in direct light but it is readable. The knobs feel good and are
> responsive. There is a typical green 3 line display for patch names
> and parimeters.
> It seems to be the hybrid synth I was dreaming out loud about last
> year sometime. It sounds....great!! There is just no other way to say
> it. The filter is a tracking self-res low pass. I was a little
> not to see a dual hi/lo in the ms20 tradition but it still actually sounds
> good! Leading me to believe it's analog not modeled. I could be fooled
> I guess, modeling has come a long way in the past year.
> This is one beautiful synth and the best part?? How about a $900 price
> tag. Mars priced it at $880. The evil empire better watch out Korg has
> just changed everything having to do with current modeler/synth pricing.
> As a matter of fact it puts a new face on the used market too. I walked
> into another (unnamed) store and almost choked on the Juno106 for
> $650.  I guess I can forget trying to get $1000s  for the JP6 on eBay
> hehehe...;-) But I do have to start trying to put $900 bucks together for
> that new ms2000..

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