The MS-10 was the most compact model of the MS series; a monophonic synthesizer with a single set of VCO, VCF, VCA, and EG controls. Although simple, it also provided a patch panel that supported a diverse range of sound-creating methods. While the MS-20 had 37 keys, the MS-10 had 32. In spite of its single VCO, it could generate distinctively fat and robust sounds. On top of this, its price tag matched its diminutive size. At 53,500 yen (about $300 U.S. at the time), it was incredibly accessible; helping to popularize the synthesizers in general. Many young players of that time chose MS-10 as their first synth. It has since been a favorite of The Orb, Chemical Brothers, Juan Atkins, Underworld and numerous others.