WATCH: Vince Clarke Synth Film

This is ace: a guide to the Korg MS20

Thanks to our friends at Mute for pointing us the way of this fantastic little film about the Korg MS20, part of a series narrated by Vince Clarke of VCMG, Erasure, Yazoo and Depeche Mode. In it, Clarke delivers an amusing narrative, explaining that the synth has "a lot of wholes" in which a user can insert cables "to perpetuate the illusion that I’m technically brilliant and know what I’m doing". It also features "infamous Korg imposters" (a picture of Rolf Harris) a pink rabbit vibrator, and a special function that only Aphex Twin knows how to use… Clarke (or then someone else’s disembodied hand) then plays a pretty nifty tune. Lovely stuff. You can watch more films in the series at Vince Clarke’s website. There, we are informed that "The Analogue Monologues is a new series of mini video documentaries. In each webisode Vince talks about one his analogue synths and explains where the on/off switch is. This series proves, once and for all, that he really doesn’t know much about anything (a must see!)."

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