The Awesome New KORG Not From KORG

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This is a great DIY project by Peter Kirn.

Raspberry Pi MS Synth:

What’s better than waiting for someone to make something, though? Making it yourself. Friend of the site Marc Resibois hooks up the KORG-manufactured MS-20 Legacy Collection USB Controller, a short-lived but fantastic hardware accessory for the company’s plug-ins, to the US $25 Raspberry Pi. The result is a workable, self-contained, digital synth. (This has all-new synth code, so think of it more as a new synth than an MS-20 clone.)

And it’s a reminder that KORG could learn something from its users about the legacy we love so dearly.

The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, tiny computer that’s beginning to gain popularity as a platform for hacking, including synth hacking. See our previous post on a Raspberry Pi Synthesizer for another example.