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Korg Monotron

Post by kingnimrod » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:12 pm

Surprised no one has mentioned this:

http://www.korg.com/monotron

I picked mine up the other day and have been having a lot of fun with it.

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Post by Jeff White » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:33 pm

Oh I'm buying this soon. Awesome!

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Post by jnTracks » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:36 pm

omg. for $60 us? how can i say no?
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Post by blackdiscoball » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:57 pm

for real. After my nexts pay check that will be mine.
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Post by kslight » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:39 pm

Yah been watching it, probably will get one eventually though I'm overflowing with synths at the moment.. Big miss though IMHO is either MIDI or a real keyboard...yes I realize this shoot it above and beyond $60...but hell even if Korg made a "full size" analog synth in the Microkorg format (and price tag) I'd consider it...surely if Dave Smith can sell the Mopho keyboard for $800 then Korg can release a minimal bells and whistles instrument for less..

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Post by kingnimrod » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:41 pm

The whole point of this thing is handheld fun. The thing is tiny. Maybe they'll do something bigger if this takes off. I predict urban outfitters will be selling a boatload of these for Xmas.

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Post by blackdiscoball » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:02 pm

my other thought was that it should have a cv/gate in.
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Post by kingnimrod » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:27 pm

I think it's fairly easy to mod it, so you could add the CV gate.

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Post by lancebug » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:56 pm

I am hoping that people will mod the hell out of it and post recipes. I am asking my wife for one for xmas.

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Post by Winstontaneous » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:23 pm

This page has a video of Monotron mods Korg is working on:
http://www.synthgear.com/2010/synthesiz ... -monotron/

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Post by Jed » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:41 pm

I got one of these two weeks ago. Both me and my two-year-old love it.

A little chorus and delay and the thing sounds **huge**. Passing audio through the filter is great. I also plugged it into my Korg ES1 and had fun gating it.

Ridiculous fun for the price.

The CV mod looks great if you want to track things accurately. I'm tempted but I can't let my wife see me take it apart quite yet. :roll:

Look here for good details about the CV mod:
http://www.dinsync.info/2010/06/how-to- ... otron.html

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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:51 pm

Just got one today and spent an hour building a true bypass effects loop box so I can run things through it in the studio and live.
I'm thinking about buying another to mod/circuit bend. It's so much fun stock I can only imagine what you could do with it.

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Post by kslight » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:24 pm

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:Just got one today and spent an hour building a true bypass effects loop box so I can run things through it in the studio and live.
I'm thinking about buying another to mod/circuit bend. It's so much fun stock I can only imagine what you could do with it.
Are the components smd or full size?

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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:20 pm

It's tiny, about the size of a stylophone. I'm sure everything inside is tiny too.

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Post by valverec » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:21 pm

I'm honestly surprised it took them this long to put something like this out. The price sure is tempting...
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