Noise Maker

The MS Synth Experience, Supercharged

PS-20 is an ultra-realistic, polyphonic, hot-rodded tribute to Korg's renowned MS-20. First and foremost, PS-20's dual highpass/lowpass filters super accurately recreate the MS-20's famous raunchy sound in all of its squelchy, screaming glory. In addition to its unique filters, the MS-20’s other signature feature is its modular-style patch panel. We’ve reconfigured the patch panel from the original instrument, adding many desired in and out patch points for all oscillators, filters, and VCAs, correcting the confusing terminology of the original, and throwing in a few extras that greatly expand its usability.

Every part of the instrument has been "souped up" with killer features, including 16-note polyphony, a unique three-layer, eight-step sequencer with flexible CV outs, and integrated effects, including a beastly distortion, modulation echo with stereo spread, and a lush digital reverb with fantastic spring and plate emulations. 

The PS-20 truly is one of the most quirky and unique instruments we’ve released. Between its sometimes unpredictable filter behavior, and the tremendous flexibility of its patch panel and sequencer, the possibilities are endless, and the creative "happy accident" quotient of PS-20 is simply off the charts! 

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This thing wheezes, screams, and has a vibe unlike any other virtual synth I’ve laid my fingers upon! It’s UGLY and beautiful! it’s PHAT and thin in a very funky way! Just like your other VI’s this sounds like hardware, not some lame attempt at recreating a classic synth. WELL DONE!

Mike McKnight Keyboardist, programmer, and music director. Credits include Roger Waters, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Earth Wind and Fire, George Michael, Paula Abdul, Lady Gaga, U2 and many others on tour and in the studio.

Loving the PS-20! It's not everyday that you find a new plugin that does so many things so well. I started off using it for its deep bass sounds, but then discovered how good it was for pads and other polyphonic sounds. Most recently I've been using it to create soundscapes using the sequencer and the effects. It looks like an MS-20 but there's so much more going on here.

Chris Coady Record Producer and Mixing Engineer / TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, and more.

It's great to see an under-appreciated vintage synth get a makeover. PS-20 is faithful to the original sound and panel layout while adding some great new features - much more comprehensive patching, a handy step sequencer, some basic effects, transport sync, and of course polyphony. I'm impressed!

Jim Aikin Renowned music technology writer, Electronic Musician, Keyboard magazine, and Mix magazine

PS-20 Sounds

Title of Song

  • Rocket Raunch - TORLEY
  • PS-20 Hype! - James Terris
  • MS/PS - Mitchell Sigman, formerly of Survivor and Berlin
  • PS-20 Theme - Venus Theory
  • PS-20 Preset Demos | Poly and Keys - James Terris
  • PS-20 Preset Demos | Bass - James Terris
  • PS-20 Preset Demos | Sequences - James Terris
  • PS-20 Preset Demos | Strings and Pads - James Terris
  • PS-20 Preset Demos | FX - James Terris
  • PS-20 Preset Demos | Leads and Unison - James Terris
  • PS-20 Preset Demos | Chords - James Terris

PS-20 Synthesizer Features: 

  • Super-accurate modeling of classic MS-style highpass and lowpass filters
  • Up to 16-voice polyphony with random voice panning available
  • Over 320 mind-blowing presets
  • Three-channel, eight-step sequencer with 1/2-step quantizer and tempo sync
  • Single-key chord memory mode
  • Expanded and simplified full-function patch panel
  • Advanced, next-generation patch panel cabling system from Voltage Modular
  • External Signal Processor section with normalled sidechain input
  • Virtual instrument and effect plug-in versions included
  • Tempo-syncable modulation generator
  • Unison detune for massive lead and bass sounds
  • Advanced one-click UI magnification
  • MPE support
  • Four user-selectable interface color themes
  • Distortion, studio-quality reverb, and mod echo with tempo sync effects
  • Full MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls

PS-20 is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats.

A free 30-day demo of PS-20 is available. This demo will play white noise periodically, but is otherwise unlimited.

macOS Requirements: macOS 10.9 or above (including macOS 12), 64-bit required. Native Apple M1 processor support. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.  

Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.