HX-20: Reviving the MS-20 inspiration in 5 timeless tracks
The Korg MS-20 is an iconic synthesizer with a deep history in electronic, pop, jazz, and rock music. The portable design of a two-oscillator monophonic synth that was perfect for bass and lead sounds really resonated (pun intended!) with musicians and audiences alike. The synth's unique design combined pre-wired routing paths as well as hardware cable overrides to those paths that made sound design not only diverse but convenient – a rare combination for analog synths!
The recent release of HX-20 is the perfect time to take a look back at 5 iconic tracks that likely utilized this portable powerhouse. With HX-20 you can craft sounds that are inspired by these tracks in no time within UVI Workstation or Falcon.
These 5 tracks are a great place to start if you pick up HX-20. Listening to them will give you a great idea of the capabilities of the instrument and where you can push it in your own productions! With the original sampled waveforms combined with the modeling of the original filter, you'll be able to recreate these sounds in your workstations without ever leaving your DAW.