KORG Monotron (analog ribbon synthesizer)

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KORG Monotron (analog ribbon synthesizer)

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:48 pm


Features:

Full-fledged, true analog synthesizer: VCO, VCF, LFO
Ribbon keyboard
Features the same classic analog filter found in the legendary Korg MS-10 & MS-20
Filter any external source using the audio input jack
LFO can modulate either pitch of filter cutoff
LFO Rate knob features LED visual indicator.
Battery operation and palmtop size
Internal speaker/headphone jack
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http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2010/ ... sse-scoop/

http://www.korg.com/monotron
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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by HarleyLikesMusic » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:56 pm

That looks loads of fun :D WANT
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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:57 pm

It's a true analogue synth (MS-10/20 filters) with keyboard, has an input for external audio and should cost 50dollars.... amazing.
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Re: Korg releases Monotron

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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by ChrisLody » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:44 pm

That's looking very cool, may have to get one if its gonna be that cheap!

Being real analog it should be pretty hackable/modable too :D

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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:57 pm

ChrisLody wrote: Being real analog it should be pretty hackable/modable too :D
Ha :D indeed.

Does anyone know what a ribbon keyboard is? Is it like the stylophone?

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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:28 am

Korg monotron: Pocketable, $85 Real-Analog Synth with MS Filter; Hackable?
By Peter Kirn
Related: analog, cheap, circuits, Hardware, Korg, Messe, messe10, mobile, monotron, ms-10, ms-20, pocket, previews, retro, synthesizers, synths & more

Image

Image courtesy KORG, USA.
Looking for all the world like it was inspired by the Gakken SX-150 synth, but packed with Korg analog electronics, the monotron has to be one of the biggest surprise announcements from a major vendor in recent memory. The tiny has the filter from the classic KORG MS-10 and MS-20 and is called a “real analog” synth.

It’s also likely to be very hackable, though we’ll know more about that soon. I think we’ve found the stocking stuffer of 2010, and it’s only March.

Pricing: MSRP US$85
Availability: August 2010
(note: this is official information from KORG USA; for some reason some other dates and prices are floating around)

Specs:

A ribbon controller for vibrato, glide, and pitch
Circuitry: one voltage-controlled oscillator, one voltage-controlled filter, one low-frequency oscillator.
Controls: five knobs, one switch.
LED blinks with the LFO.
Same voltage-controlled filter circuitry as on the legendary KORG MS-10 and MS-20 semi-modulars – now, if we could only convince KORG to give us a monotron Pro with more of the MS in it.
Runs on two AAA’s
External audio input (updated) for filtering any external input – awesome. (Thanks, arne/styrofoammusic!)
Official product info:
Monotron Page @ KORG
http://createdigitalmusic.com/

via

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/24/korg ... e-want-it/

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/mus ... emo-241346

http://gizmodo.com/5500975/korg-monotro ... our-pocket
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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by trnsprnt » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:54 am

That looks great, specially if it really is that cheap! I always wanted a gakken... but now I don't know. : D

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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by ChrisLody » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:40 pm

Its a shame that monotron pro is an obvious fake, check out the key layout, there is a single black note (inverted to white) in the middle of the keyboard! Doh! 5/10 for photoshop skills. Little wonder he disabled comments. Its got his video many views though.

I wonder if i could 'mate' a monotron with my Noise Hero and produce an evil hybrid :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:16 pm

Uhhhh I think it's not a fake, it's a software interface he wrote for that other keyboard....


by the way: I've lost some of my enthusiasm of the Monotron by now haha... but wonder how it sounds when inputted with some other sounds.
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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by soultron » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:18 pm

Oh wow, Noise hero, monotron and ds10....
Hmm....

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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by ChrisLody » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:20 pm

DS-10 Dominator wrote:Uhhhh I think it's not a fake, it's a software interface he wrote for that other keyboard....
Oh right. I thought he was trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes in claiming to have some sort of exclusive info of an actual Monotron Pro, there's already speculation of one but nothing official. He doesn't say either way if its software or not in his video info.

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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by CardiacTrance » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:58 am

Hi.

I went to Korg Blogger's Meeting 2010 and had a chance to mess around
with monotron. :D
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It was much smaller than I thought. It was about half the size of Gakken's SX-150.
Monotron got an audio input so other sound source can be modified with its
powerful (very, very powerful) peak/cutoff filter, and the LFO which could be
routed to the filter. I really liked the red LED lights up at the same rate of the LFO.
korg01.jpg
Monotron itself creates quite insane (in a good way) noise when it's plugged to
a speaker system. I would say it sounds very "Korg". :lol:

I think the combination of monotron and DS-10 would be really exciting!
It will be on sale on April 25th in Japan and I'm gonna get one.

I had a small monotron session with the Korg engineer guy.
I put that on YouTube!
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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:29 am

Cooool. Thanks for sharing, and translating!
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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by motone » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:29 pm

Just ordered one. At least it's a cool filter device. But delivery is expected end of june :cry:

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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by Syscrusher » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:09 pm

I think it's greatest use will be as a filter device, but at $50 how can you go wrong. It would be cool if they did release a companion step sequencer. What would be really cool is if they continued to release other modules like ring modulators and sample and hold etc... I'd love to have an inexpensive Korg modular synth.

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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by bryface » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:42 pm

just saw this piece of business from none other than koishistyle. awesome.


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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:16 pm

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Re: Korg releases Monotron

Post by CardiacTrance » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:16 am

I uploaded a joke movie while everybody else are posting awesome stuff. :mrgreen:

It's in Japanese but I guess you can kinda tell what is going on.
If you need a translation, I'll be happy to help. :D
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