Korg MSC-8S Percussion
Sound Card Set

Korg MSC-8S Percussion

The MSC-8S "Percussion" sound card set consists of the MPC-08 Program card, and the MSC-08 PCM card.  These two cards install in the slots of the Korg M1 series, adding several new waveforms and programs to the machine.

The MSC-8S Percussion card set focuses on percussive sounds of various nature, and adds 26 new waveforms ranging from anvil, finger cymbal, gun shots, vibraslap, guiro, shaker, claves and many more.

Many of the patches feature captivating sound programming, and in addition to "standard" patches, we find quite eccentric, unique creations as well.

Korg MSC-8S Percussion factory demo songs:


S1 LoveTo6/8!

S2 Shizomanic

by Roland Oumard

Korg MSC-8S Percussion audio demos in mp3:

Stream all Program demos below


Program name with audio demo My comments
00 Anvil 1 The new "anvil" pcm sample with good hall reverb
01 Gong Choir The classic M1 choir mixed with an Eastern bell
02 Clockshop1 Classic late '80s patch... other synths of this era had similar patches.
03 Clockshop2 Variation of the above
04 6Amhorror Not a morning bird
05 Vibraslap1 The new vibraslap sample
06 Vibraslap2 Variation of the above
07 Gunshot Yep
08 HighNoon! Classic "Spaghetti Western" patch
09 Cikadasss Eerie noises
10 Tinklepno! Delightful toy piano.
11 YelloSubm. Classic M1 fx sounds
12 PickBottle A nice variant of the classic M1 BottleBell sound
13 DoorOpen! Yep
14 DoorClose Yep
15 Open&Close Yep
16 Perchoir ! Nice Asian-style percussive patch
17 FlangeGong Very nice, eerie percussion
18 SpacePerc. Beautiful spaced-out fx
19 CrazyBells Very nice bells with out-of-this-world fx
20 SlapZap ! The classic M1 slap bass
21 Piano Soft Lovely, filtered piano
22 Piano Yup
23 PianoBrite Optimal for pop/rock
24 Germ.Flute German flute?
25 ED.Gomez Nice Eddie Gomez-style contrabass
26 Rock It! Distorted guitar
27 BrassSectn Solid brass section
28 HvK'sFavor  
29 Obligatory  
30 Stormbells  
31 Synthvibes  
32 Orientales  
33 BreathVox  
34 ClkSoloSyn  
35 Explosion!  
36 Background  
37 Vive La(F) Vive La France
38 ClickOrgan Nice jazzy organ
39 Mark 1 Nice patch inspired by the Rhodes Mark 1 electric piano
40 Vibraslap3  
41 Magicians  
42 Clavebells  
43 Choir&Strg  
44 FlngePiano  
45 Vibes&Strg  
46 FlangeDrms  
47 GatedDrums  
48 New Drums1  
49 New Drums2

Stream all Combination demos below



Combination name with audio demo My comments
00 Vel.Grand! The classic punchy M1 piano
01 PnoConcert Piano with strings
02 TIME Nice Combi with
03 West.Effx! Nice Western setup
04 OilTheDoor Creak!
05 GOMEZ&MCOY Nice reference to Eddie Gomez on the left, and McCoy Tyner on the right
06 Concerto No. 1 Beautiful concert type patch
07 Soft Jam ! Beautiful patch with tranquil bass and soulful electric piano
08 ENJOY!  
09 BreathySpl  
10 CrazyLead  
11 ViveLa(F)  
12 ClikOrgan  
13 CrimeTime  
14 FINALE!!!  
17 Voice & Co  
18 Play Alone  
19 Pno&Synvib  
20 Good Old73  
21 IfYouDon't  
22 ForgetHiFi  
23 GetFunky!  
24 FluteSymph  
25 AllAtHome!  
26 Accordion+  
27 SlapAcouBz  
28 Mark1&Pno  
29 Mark1&Strg  
30 Soft Solo!  
31 ChicksSolo  
32 SlapZpSolo  
33 Try Harder  
34 RevrsPiano  
35 ''Saloon''  
36 GatedHorns  
37 ''Sus''Brass  
38 Breathbell  
39 MagicalPno  
40 Crazy SOLO  
41 MagMysTour  
42 Brassbass!  
43 Bassynth!!  
44 Bowed Bass  
45 ReverseDr.  
46 FlangeDrum  
47 MagicDrums  
48 CellarDrum  
49 Drums&MIDI


Features at a glance
Year of release: 198_
Polyphony: n/a
Presets: 50 Programs & 50 Combi
Rhythms: no
Keyboard: n/a
Responds to velocity: n/a
Responds to aftertouch: n/a
Sound generation method: PCM
MIDI: n/a
Sound expansion capabilities: n/a
Effects: n/a
Controls: n/a
Outputs: n/a
Display: n/a
Misc: n/a


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Korg MSC-8S Percussion review with audio demo - January 3, 2010