Korg’s MS-20 monophonic synthesizer, first introduced in 1978, is still a coveted instrument to this day, thanks to its thick, robust sound, its powerful, iconic analog filter, and its versatile patching options.
MS-20 Mini: MIDI Implementation
The MIDI implementation chart lists the MIDI messages that can be transmitted and received. When using a MIDI device, compare the MIDI implementation charts to check that the MIDI messages are compatible.
Connecting MIDI devices
In order to transmit/receive MIDI information, you can use commercially available MIDI cables. Connect the MIDI connector of the MS-20 mini to the MIDI connector of the external MIDI device where information will be exchanged.
MIDI IN connector: This receives MIDI messages from other MIDI devices. Connect this connector to the MIDI OUT connector of the other device.
The only MIDI messages that can be received at the MIDI IN connector are note messages (Velocity is disabled) on MIDI channel 1 (fixed).
TIP If a Note On message with a note number of 92 or more is received, the message will become invalid, and the sound being produced will stop. It will also be invalid if a note number is 11 or less; however, the sound will continue to be produced
MS-20 Mini Resources
- Using Patch Cables with the MS-20 Mini
- Difference Between MS-20 Models
- Drum Kit Patches
- Pad Sounds
- Sounds Like Patches
- Bass Patches
- MS-20 Mini
- Semi-modular Monophonic Analog Synth
- Korg Manual