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Korg MS-20 Easy Start

Virtual instruments/effects plug-ins with ms-20 controller.
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EasyStart
Software Synths that sound like
hardware:
Virtual instruments that are
indistinguishable from the original MS-20,
Polysix and Wavestation synthesizers!
CMT:
Component Modeling Technology
reproduces not only the sound, but character
and response curve of every parameter in
the MS-20 and Polysix, by duplicating the
entire circuit path of the original synths.
MS-20
(Circa 1978): Classic synth
replication that includes up to date features
like 32-voice polyphony, 16-voice unison and
is MIDI syncable - Thick sound, aggressive
filters and creative patching capabilities-Use
as a effect plug-in and run audio through
filters and modulation capabilities.
MS-20ic USB MIDI controller:
the very cool MS-20ic commemorative (84%
scale) USB MIDI controller, featuring
complete hands-on patching/programming,
with 37 velocity-sensitive keys.
Polysix
(Circa 1981): Programmable six-
voice polyphonic synth with chorus, phase
and ensemble effects - Chord memory and
arpeggiator – Up-to-date features including
32-voice polyphony, 16-voice unison with
spread and detune, and MIDI-syncable.
Wavestation
(Circa 1990): All waveforms,
sound and effect programs from the
complete range of models - Advanced Vector
Synthesis/Wave Sequencing to combine/shift
between multiple waveforms in realtime -
550 internal original factory sounds-
Performances, Patches and Wave Sequence
data from the original can be imported!
System requirements and installation on Windows XP and Macintosh OS X
Activating your software and obtaining a license
Common settings for each synth in Stand-Alone mode
The MS-20
The Polysix
The Wavestation
The Legacy Cell
MDE-X effects and the MS-20 filter as an effect
Includes
Legacy Cell:
Combination Structure that can be used as a
single software synth – Freely combine two
CMT-based synths (MS-20/Polysix), with effects
-Split/Layer/Velocity-switch - 19 effect plug-
ins/2 Insert/2 Master per cell structure - Special
native integration with the microKONTROL.
MDE-X:
from the award-winning TRITON-series), in VST
and Audio Unit formats.
MS20-FX:
can be used as an audio effect as well!
Stand-alone, VST and Audio
stand-alone version as well as VST for Windows
XP / VST and Audio Units for Mac OS X provided.
EasyStart CONTENTS
MS-20/Polysix/MDE-X Effect
19 great MDE-X plug-in effects (many
The amazing filter from the MS-20
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  • Page 1: Main Features

    System requirements and installation on Windows XP and Macintosh OS X Activating your software and obtaining a license Common settings for each synth in Stand-Alone mode The MS-20 The Polysix The Wavestation The Legacy Cell MDE-X effects and the MS-20 filter as an effect...

  • Page 2: System Requirements

    Legacy collection and receive support, updates and free sounds. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive. Normally, the installer will start up automatically and the “Install Korg Legacy Collection” dialog box will appear. If you have disabled auto-run for your CD-ROM drive, navigate to the CD-ROM and double click on “setup.exe”.

  • Page 3

    If you want to use this option, skip the steps below and go to the next section: “Getting a license code via another computer”. Start up any software synth in Legacy, and the “Korg Legacy Collection License Authorization” box will appear. Click [License Authorization].

  • Page 4

    If the computer you’ve installed the Legacy Collection on is not connected to the internet, you can obtain a license code from another computer that is connected. Start up any software synth in Legacy, and the “Korg Legacy Collection License Authorization” box will appear. Click [License Authorization].

  • Page 5: Midi Settings

    Note: When the software is operating as a plug-in, the clock of the host application will always be used. TIP: Download the “Optimizing Windows XP for Music” article from www.korg.com/legacy for help in setting up your Windows computer to take full advantage of the CPU power available, and to make sure that your system is...

  • Page 6

    Connect a USB cable from the MS-20ic to an available USB port on your computer or connected powered hub. A bubble window will appear at the bottom of the screen displaying Found New Hardware……MS-20 controller. A second bubble will appear saying Found New Hardware…..USB Audio Device.

  • Page 7

    Launch the MS-20 in stand-alone mode. After it launches you will see the MAIN screen, which shows a graphic of the MS-20. At the bottom right- hand portion of the screen, you will see page buttons for MAIN, EDIT, CONFIG, PROG LIST, and WRITE PROG.

  • Page 8

    15 Invert Envelope: A good example of filter sweep in the Polysix – you can really hear the difference between Polysix and MS-20 filters in this one! Editing Click on the MAIN button at the bottom of the Polysix window. From the MAIN screen, you can mouse-click on any knob and rotate it to change the value for that parameter.

  • Page 9

    Korg Legacy Collection EasyStart Controller Change: This allows you to manually set the CC number that you want to use to control that specific parameter. Learn: This function will wait for you to move a physical controller on a connected device. When you do this, it will assign the physical controller’s CC number to the specified parameter or knob on the...

  • Page 10

    Korg Legacy Collection EasyStart The Wavestation The WAVESTATION appeared in 1990, with its "Advanced Vector Synthesis System", which combined and shifted between multiple complex waveforms. It received numerous awards from around the world, including Keyboard Magazine's "Hardware Innovation of the Year." It is still a sought-after and widely used synthesizer.

  • Page 11

    "combination structure" that allows you to use one of five different combinations of synthesizers (MS-20 + Polysix, 2 x MS-20, 2 x Polysix, 1 x MS-20, or 1 x Polysix) plus two insert effects and two master effects - as a single software synthesizer that...

  • Page 12

    035 Hard Sync Lead: Contains 1 MS-20 and uses 3 effects 089 Bad C Split 1: Contains an MS-20 and a Polysix and uses 4 effects. This is a good example of the split capabilities of the cell structure 001 Doubled Screamer: Contains 2 Polysix’s both at 8 voice unison and uses 6 effects...

  • Page 13

    128 preset effect programs. When choosing the MS-20FX, a window will open with the same layout for the MS-20 as in stand-alone or as a virtual instrument. Parameters can be edited and assigned to controllers, containing 32 effect presets, located in the PROG LIST screen.

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