M10 I, part of the Carbon series of Kontakt 5 formatted vintage synthesizer instruments features 741MB of 24-bit samples from the Korg MS-10 analog mono-synth organized into 31 NKI based presets. Little brother to the famous and now reissued MS-20, the single oscillator MS-10’s cheaper price provided many budding musicians an achievable entry into analog synthesis during it’s day. Don’t let it’s simple nature fool you though! The MS10 is a fantastic sounding synth and the unit sampled here is a particularly unruly and slightly unstable beast that often sounds like it is just on the edge of falling completely over into chaos. Deep tubby basses, ambient leads, resonant sweeps and distorted soundscapes are some of the kinds of sounds on offer here and in addition to the fully sampled patches, individual waveforms and noise have been included for the greatest possible flexibility.
The Korg MS10 is a single oscillator mono-synth but thanks to the power of Kontakt and unique Carbon interface M10 I is able to expand on that core character with polyphonic dual layer patches and up to 4 voices of stacked unison. Each layer contains individually linkable sections with a selection of 6 sampled waves and/or multi-samples with sample start point modulation, an additional noise source and a multimode filter. A complement of 2 full envelopes, 1 attack/release envelope and 2 LFOs are available and can be assigned to a variety of internal parameters. Each layer also includes it’s own controller section where 2 assignable parameters can be controlled in varying amounts by a single knob for easy mod-wheel or aftertouch assignments. A global FX section rounds out the interface with access to up to 6 simultaneous effects for the final grit or polish.