• Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2010-11-09
  • Current Version: 1.6.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 45.04 MB
  • Developer: KORG INC.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 913 Ratings


iMS-20 is an analog synth studio; a complete recreation of the Korg MS-20 synth, an analog sequencer, a drum machine, and even Korg's Kaoss Pad technology. Plus, you can share your songs online via the SoundCloud! iMS-20 is a complete music production app for iPad. It consists of a complete recreation of the legendary Korg MS-20 analog synth with the patching capability, plus a 16-step analog sequencer based on the Korg SQ-10, a six-part drum machine which can create drum parts by simply tapping the buttons, and a seven-channel mixer with 14 types of effects. In addition, iMS-20 offers dual Kaoss Pads allowing you to generate music by simply stroking the pad and moving your fingers over it. Experiment to come up with wild musical phrase! And with access to the SoundCloud audio platform*, you can publish your songs, or collaborate on ideas with people anywhere in the world from within the app! [Specifications] Components: • MS-20 monophonic synthesizer : 1 unit • Analog sequencer : 1 unit • 6-part drum machine : 1 unit • Mixer : 1 unit • Song/Pattern composer : 1 unit MS-20 monophonic synthesizer: • Analog modeling synthesizer (MS-20 modeled by “CMT” Component Modeling Technology) • 2VCO / 2VCF / 1VCA / 2EG / Patch Panel • Additional functions : Modulation Key/Tempo Sync • Insert effect (selectable from 14 effect types as below) Analog sequencer: • 16-step analog sequencer • Control notes, volume, pan, parameters, and voltages via knobs • Configurable steps (1-16) and sequence mode (6 types) • Trigger out per channel or step position 6-part drum machine: • 6-part/16-step drum machine • Create sounds by sampling a single note from a built-in MS-20 • Controllable notes, volume and pan by knobs • Configurable steps (1-16) and sequence mode (6 types) per a part Mixer: • 7-channel mixer • Double needle meter indicates VU level • Master effect (selectable from 14 effect types as below) Song/Pattern composer: • Compose a song or select a pattern, built-in mixer • 16 patterns and 256 bars per a song • Tempo setting (20-300 BPM) and Swing function Effect type: • 14 types : Short Delay, BPM Sync Delay, Reverb 1, Reverb 2, Chorus/Flanger, Equalizer, Compressor, Tube Simulator (Valve Force), Low-Pass Filter, High-Pass Filter, Band-Pass Filter, Talking Modulator, Decimator, Grain Shifter Controllers: • Keyboard : Variable width (22, 26, or 29 keys) • Kaoss Pad : 2 units - Performance pad : Key/Scale (31 types) settings - Parameter control pad : X-Y axis parameter settings Other: • Audio export function (Bouncing a song or pattern, and Real-time recording a performance: 16-bit/44.1 kHz stereo WAV format) • Publish and share songs online with the SoundCloud audio platform • Various template patterns by music genre are included • Various template sounds by sound category are included * You will need to register for a SoundCloud account in order to use SoundCloud. Also, when using SoundCloud, you must observe SoundCloud Ltd.'s terms of use, such as the prohibition on uploading songs whose copyright is the property of a third party. For details, refer to the SoundCloud website : http://soundcloud.com Follow us on: ● Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/korg.iapps ● Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/korg_iapps



  • amazing, but

    By Chaebol Fred
    My favorite iPad app by far. Sound design capabilities and sequencing are tops for sure, but not having this app available as an Auv3 plugin to use in Garageband, Cubasis, Beatmaker 3, etc. 😞 oh well
  • No midi out or export

    By truenels
    Wanted to use this with my hardware ms-20 but no midi support out. Waste of money. Doesn't seem like Korg will add it. The arp and sequencer are very cool what a shame.
  • Abandonware

    By 7Z7
    Korg seems to have abandoned this app. No integration into Gadget or Audiounit compatibility.
  • Not my favorite

    By Awesome synth
    I have a lot of synth apps, and even have Korg Gadget. This ranks low on my list of ease of use/usability. It’s obvious many people really like it. It’s just not of much use to me. Disappointed...and Korg is one my all time favorite synths, so surprised that I don’t like the iMS-20.
  • No AUv3 or ableton link support

    By k9d
    Painful to see such a great synth being shoved in closet wearing a hood and having the key for both flushed down the toilet. I hope a teenage mutant ninja turtle finds the programming power to unlock the beast from its shackles to let it play nice in the contemporary world of iOS music production with AUv3 compatibility 🐢
  • Gadget please

    By Pnto
    Gadget please or a dedicated sequencer, need to sequence
  • Loving it

    By WillyO1
    It sounds great, and you can have a blast messing around. I do wish it could be used as a plug in. They should also find a way to incorporate it into Korg Gadget.
  • Why behind the times?

    By TH1224
    So close...yet not quite there. Why can't you change the pitch of a sequence using the keyboard? Should be a basic feature but still missing. Midi connectivity, link, AB3, still behind the times. This is a great synth and potentially one of the best iOS music apps but you seem to have forgotten about it.
  • Be careful playing live

    By Fhhvfgkuvv
    It has a "rate me" nag screen that may pop up while you're playing (like it did for me).
  • Crashes when I try to load new preset

    By ocmartz
    I have a 3-4 year old iPad. Please fix this bug.