|Original List Price||$1195|
|Tones & Patches||64 tones|
|Type of Synthesis||Analogue Synthisis (DCO's)|
|Sequencer or Arpeggio||none|
|Outputs||2 - Out L & R|
|Options||Cartridge, pg-200 programmer|
|Eprom Upgrade Availble from Analogue No.|
taking my jx-3p on the road this year, but very reluctantly. I purchased
this so I could leave the JX-3p at home. There are some definate plusses
with the planet s. It has velocity, programmable MIDI channel, and the
possibility (after an EPROM upgrade) of MIDI SYSEX! The one thing I will
miss is the fast random LFO that the JX-3p has and the MKS-30 does not,
but really the trade-off is in favor of the MKS-30. But after careful inspection
the sound of the MKS-30 is VERY different from the JX-3p. The sound is
warmer, but in some ways I really like the brittle sound of the JX-3p.
There is no doubt that they are from the same family but more like siblings
than twins. With the EPROM update (which I hope to buy in the next year
or so) you can back up your patches with SYSEX, do parameter CC's on the
fly and (I really like this !!) choose a split point for the module to
play above or below. This is a great boon if you layer sounds with your
controller but only want the mks-30 for the bass or whatever. There are
some Mod's for chorus speed, but you have to give up the HPF, which I use
alot for resonant sounds. I think this is a great purchase. It also came
with the MC-16 cartridge with the factory sounds on it which is really
Update Dec 2005 - Uh-oh one
of the Oscillators went and the sound stays on!!!
|I rate it
I bought it for 225$ c
I owned it from Apr 2004 - present
Current PrePay value 198$ us
of my keyboard
cosmeticaly There are a few scratches on the front.
electronically Everything is working graeat.
2012:It is set up and in the rack but a second oscillator has died. I now need many D80017 chips!
2010: set up with the other keyboards in the basement. Still broken but I have D80017 chips coming ...
2008: I at the moment have it set up in my dining room! I am gearing up for a live Beker show, and am practicing as much as possible. But this unit is always powered down, I am saving up for some new osc chips then we will have our planet s back in action.
2006: There were quite a few sounds I really liked on this unit, and I really wanted to play with it to make more. Then one of the Osc went, then I moved and there wasn't room for much. I will make the repairs to it, but it will have to wait till I have a place to do them.
- notes tips and many Docs including manuals for the whole mks line !!