That was a good decision. I tried the ESP of the MS-20 for a few times years ago and I was really disappointed. No matter how I tweaked the knobs or which pickup I used, it always only tracked a few notes properly and the rest was unusable.The_Doc wrote: ↑Tue May 10, 2022 9:23 amI’ve never got on with that ESP section of the MS-20. I set it up exactly as shown in the manual but still struggled to get it tracking properly. In the end I ended up buying a Roland GI-10 Midi Converter & GK2A pickup for a Yamaha Pacifica to connect to my other synths via midi.Pepe wrote: ↑Mon May 09, 2022 4:53 pmIt does, indeed! Well, at least with the right playing method, pickup, damping ... The circuit for the guitar tracking is the same as (or a variation of) the single MS-03 Signal Processor unit. Much better reliability than the External Signal Processor circuit of the MS-20.
I often heard people ranting about the tracking of the X-911, but I have played octaver pedals with way worse tracking. For people like me KORG did a brilliant thing back then!
For the MS-20 mini that I have they could have implemented the improved circuit of the MS-03 or the X-911 - but they chose to keep it as original as possible.