Arguably one of the most ambitious apps available for the iPad, the Korg
iMS-20 seeks to replicate Korg's classic MS-20 (plus a pair of Kaoss
pads to boot) exactly. This knobs 'n' keys synthesiser was released way
back in 1978, but remained popular long after because of its capacity
for scrungy, dirty sounds. It's better at creating dance music than Rick
Wakeman-style keyboard tomfoolery.
In its arsenal is a drum
machine, synth, mixer, virtual keyboard, Kaoss pad interface, effects
board and a full sequencer. The only hole we can poke in its
functionality list is that the synthesiser itself is monophonic, and so
can only play one note at a time - but then so was the MS-20 so we can
hardly blame the app for that.