Analog Modelling System;
Filter; Virtual Patch Function; Mod Sequence; External Inputs; Vocoder; Arpeggiator
For every one person who loves this machine there is another one who will hate it, why, its not a monster synth and being only four note polyphonic it has less power than its direct competitors. Whats it got, 2 oscillators per voice and a noise generator, multimode filter with 24db low pass, 12db low pass, 12db band pass and 12db high pass with resonance, two lfo's and 2 envelope generators. How does it sound? Old, very old, it doesn't hit you with absolute power but I can see it fitting in well with a wide range of musical styles. It reminds me why I first got interested in playing synthesisers. Why should you get one? If you are a confirmed knob twiddler (oh er) this machine is pure fun, if you don't understand fully how subtractive synthesis works, you soon will. Add the quality Vocoder for robotic and Dr Who type speech effects and the 16 step motion sequencer and the MS2000 adds up to a pretty impressive package. Price? Can be had new for about £650 its a little pricey based on the 4 voice polyphony, if you see a second hand one go for it, the benefits of an analogue sequencer and Vocoder may not be obvious at first but you will wonder how you survived without them.