Need help patching a Korg MS-2000
June 17, 2011 7:59 AM Subscribe
I usually gig locally with a Moog Voyager as my primary synth, but the band is going on a small tour and — though I have a nice ATA case — I have some reservations about taking such an expensive piece of kit on an extended road trip. I have a Korg MS-2000 synth kicking around the house that I am thinking about touring with instead – it's lighter, smaller, and a million times more expendable. Trouble is, I'm having a bit of a hard time getting good, fat, Moog-like sounds out of it.
posted by kaseijin to grab bag (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I like the MS for what it is, a sharp, digital synth with tons of knobs for tactile control. It's a different flavor than the Voyager, and that's fine…but I need it to be as close as possible for this. Typically, I use the Moog for big, squashy bass sounds, for low continuous filter sweeps, and for blippy bloopy sorts of resonance/LFO sounds. I can get a decently fat tone out of the MS-2000 if I set Osc.1 to a sine wave and pitch it down all the way, and set Osc.2 to a triangle or sawtooth, and detune it a bit.
Problem is, when I do that, I don't get bright enough when sweeping the filter cutoff. Either that or, with a teensy tweak, I suddenly get *too* bright and edgy. Too digital sounding.
Likewise, I am actually having a bit of a difficult time getting a decent, continuous filter sweep out of it.
Any suggestions, hive mind?