Korg Monotron appeared!


The new Monotron from Korg. This looks like fun! Here’s some highlights:

Product Highlights:

  • Full-fledged, true analog synthesizer: VCO, VCF, LFO
  • Inspiring, easy-to-play ribbon keyboard
  • Intuitive, fun-to-tweak controls
  • 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 cool LED visual indicator.
  • Battery operation and palmtop size equals true portability
  • Internal speaker/headphone jack lets you enjoy the sound anywhere – alone or with friends!

7 comments

  1. Sounds?! To be honest, I'm a little dissapointed with the monotron. It should have midi in and out (especially out). I'll think I'll just save the money for an iPad instead, especially when you consider how good the next version of NLog is going to be!

    Maybe I'll get a monotron for the kids? :p

  2. The reason the Gakken sounds so shit, is that the 'speaker' (should be called a “squawker” 😉 ) is designed to be used in alarm systems, and therefore lacks the lower frequency range of a higher quality unit. Have you tried putting the Gakken through proper studio monitors? There is a vast improvement to the sound, if you do that. I also imagine that the Mono is using the same technology that built the Prophecy, and all the Elektribes? It's bound to sound 'better'.

  3. The reason the Gakken sounds so shit, is that the 'speaker' (should be called a “squawker” 😉 ) is designed to be used in alarm systems, and therefore lacks the lower frequency range of a higher quality unit. Have you tried putting the Gakken through proper studio monitors? There is a vast improvement to the sound, if you do that. I also imagine that the Mono is using the same technology that built the Prophecy, and all the Elektribes? It's bound to sound 'better'.

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