Last April 2010, the release of iElectribe virtual analog beatbox for iPad was one of the top seller at iTunes store and continues to be on the top up to now. These only proved the success and efficiency of having your favorite music applications on your iPad. Consequently, Korg announced that you can now enjoy classic Korg synth instruments on your iPad with the new Korg iMs-20 iPad app is now available for purchase.

Korg iMS-20 application will give a feel of using legendary Korg MS-20 semi-modular analog synth, along with a built-in 16-step analog sequencer, based on the Korg SQ-10. It will bring a total transformation of your iPad into a modular synth in just a matter of minutes.

Just to give a little background, MS-20 was first launched in 1978 and gained popularity for its undisputed features which include aggressive analog filters and inexhaustible potential for creative patching. The Korg SQ-10, in addition was introduced in the late1970s.  All of the SQ-10’s classic and unique functionality, such as three channels of voltage control and six types of sequence modes, is also included.

The introduction of this new iMS-20 also comes with improvements not found on the legendary MS-20 such as easy control of notes, volume, pan, or synth/effect parameters. Also the two Voltage Controlled Oscillators, Voltage Controlled Filters, two dynamic Envelope Generators and a Voltage Controlled Amplifier.

This application is also filled with other cool features like six-part analog drum machine which has independent control of pitch and gate time. Seven channel mixer with several insert effects. MS-20 and drum machine components to create full musical phrases.

We can say that truly, iMs-20 is a complete music production studio but what makes it more amazing is it is also equipped with dual Kaoss pad control surfaces – one for note creation as made famous by Korg’s Kaossilator, and one for manipulating parameter values in real-time, as found on Korg’s Kaoss series of effects processors.

In addition, iMs-20 users can have direct access to SoundCloud. Through this,anywhere in the world, they can share and publish new music with their friends. With the SoundCloud server right from within iMS-20, audio data exported by the iMS-20 app can be quickly published and shared.

Visit Apple’s App Store now, Korg iMS-20 for iPad is available for download purchase for a regular price of $32.99. If you want to fully understand its features and user interface, you can visit their website.

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