In 2004, Korg unleashed the Legacy
Collection, a set of virtual instruments and effects plug-ins that come packaged with a commemorative MS-20 Controller. The package includes the
controller, plus three software instruments. The apps and controller are both Mac and PC compatible.
The Legacy Collection can work either as a stand-alone app or a plug-in. The virtual instrument/effects pack offers software synthesizer
versions of Korgs popular MS-20 and Polysix analog synthesizers, the WAVESTATION advanced
vector synthesizer, several high-quality effects, plus a special-edition
This new bundle debuts Korgs unique new cell concept, which lets
you combine synths and effects to produce powerful new sounds. Korgs
Component Modeling Technology (CMT) models the characteristics of electronic
circuits like transistors, condensers, resistors to very
effectively reproduce the complex sound and deliver all the power and subtleties
of true analog synthesis.
Super Cell Expansion
Korgs Legacy cell lets you combine synths (MS-20 + Polysix, 2 MS-20, 2 Polysix, 1 MS-20, or 1 Polysix) with two
insert and two master effects, into a single instrument that delivers new sounds
and textures (19 effect algorithms are available for the insert and master
With the Legacy Collection, you also can easily set key and velocity splits or layers, choose velocity
curves to switch between the synths, or map controllers to any synth or
effect parameter. You can then use your customized Cells as a normal VST or AU
plug-ins by any compatible host application, or as a stand-alone software synth.
The Legacy package comes with 256 rich-sounding programs, complete with all the mapped
controller assignments. It also has native support built-in for the separately sold Korg microKONTROL MIDI Studio Controller.
The Reborn MS-20
The dual-oscillator, monophonic MS-20, which was first released in 1978, is
renowned for its thick sound, aggressive analog filters, and unlimited, creative
patching potential. Korgs new MS-20 software synth delivers all that power,
plus adds modern advantages like 32-note polyphony, up to 16-voice unison,
advanced modulation settings, and MIDI clock sync.
The MS-20FX lets you use the MS-20 as an effects
processor, running audio through the filter and modulation parameters. MDE-X
lets you use the 19 Legacy Cell effects as effects plug-ins. Both can
be used as VST/AU effects plug-ins within compatible host apps. The
Legacy Collection synths are Mac OS X and Windows XP compatible in stand-alone
form or as VST/AU instruments within compatible host
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One Serious Retro Collection
The New MS-20 Controller
The Legacy Collection includes a commemorative,
fully-functional USB-MIDI controller (MS-20iC) that works with the MS-20 and other
soft synths in the collection. The controller device is a 3/4-scale reproduction of the original MS-20 and
includes a velocity-sensitive keyboard and signal-patching capabilities.
The Polysix six-voice analog synthesizer is known for its full-sounding voice
structure, chorus/phase/ensemble effects, chord memory, and arpeggiator. In
addition to faithfully replicating the sound of the original synth, the Polysix
software synth also adds the same modern enhancements as the software-based
The WAVESTATION synthesizer broke new ground with its
advanced vector synthesis system, which enabled users to mix or morph
between four oscillators, and introduced Wave Sequencing for evolving pattern
The new WAVESTATION software synth gives you access to all of the
original waveforms (including the jam-packed SR model) and effects, the digital
oscillators, filters, envelope generators, and LFOs from the classic WAVESTATION
sound. The app contains all the factory preset programs, 550 performances, and
385 patches. You can also import any WAVESTATION series data thats been
stored in a .SYX format.