Bent Korg Monotron - Already?

Two oscillators - nice      26/04/10

In the words of  gajeanalog:

 I've got this nice analog synth newly released by Korg. The synth itself is fun to play, but I want to add another oscillator to enrich the sound. This is my first experiment to add a VCO to Monotron. The 2nd oscillator output is sent to VCF as well as the first oscillator (i.e. the original). This can do soft sync also.

 

gajeanalog 


More From: KORG
Even more news...

13 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
robgs    Said...

I wonder how long it'll be before someone figures a way to take four Monotrons and make a 4-note poly version and add midi or usb control?

26-Apr-10 04:48 AM


Ben    Said...

I think that Korg should have added a usb/midi control to it. It would have turned the wee one into a nice little hard synth easy to carry on the computer side, convenient to tweak in a live set. Perhaps I am just dreaming...

26-Apr-10 07:02 AM


mysticradio    Said...

i think korg should stop making toys.........theres better stuff at TOYS R US ...... BUT what do i know.... im a curmudgeon...... lol

26-Apr-10 06:29 PM


DBM    Said...

I think the reason Korg did not add midi or usb ( other than cost ) Is that the VCO isn't terribly stable . So to avoid exposing that flaw ...don't add precise control ?

That said I would love to see 2-3 of these moded with midi not as a poly but as a 2-3 OSC mono synth with 2 filters 2 lfo's . I'll deal with tuning issues ... thats the fun of a VCO anyway

26-Apr-10 07:33 PM


selercs    Said...

Good to see people getting electronically creative with their toys. that being said, roland and korg have become a bit of a joke (especially korg)...they used to be pioneers in their fields.

Roland now releases GAYA which is an sh-32 rehash (soundwise).

I hope to see better products from these companies.

26-Apr-10 07:55 PM


Radiophobic    Said...

I don't think they wanted to make anything more than a stocking stuffer/effect pedal/toy with this. Personally I think they are testing the market or manufacturing floor for larger analogue projects. Notice they did the same thing with the chaoscillator. Release a bite sized version, only to come out with a full version a year later.

26-Apr-10 08:39 PM


ian    Said...

IT's a Stylaphone ... surely?

why the F am I watching this?

good to learn electronics, but a door bell would be something useful..

Live long...

09-May-10 10:37 AM


aaron    Said...

None of the guys above get it. Gor 59.99$ you get a fun little toy and a full on MS20 VCF filter + LFO. You cannot get a filter box with that quality in that price range anywhere, at all... period.

16-May-10 03:33 PM


WH    Said...

Has there been any explanation yet on how this can claim to have the original MS10 filter, which required a split +/- 15V supply, while running at only 3V from two AAA cells? Even if they follow that circuit topology, I can't imagine it sounding the same after rebiasing and substituting a modern low-voltage op-amp for the 741 used in the original circuit...

31-May-10 09:02 PM


major dan    Said...

Anyone who`s calling monotron a "toy" is a damn fool. o.k. it`s not that huge pro-synth but it`s not made for it i suppose. The reason why you shouldn`t call it a toy is the fact that it`s REAL anlog not virtuall as all his currently available big brothers. A nice tool for dj`s, elctro and techno "compact" live performers (especially those who just operate on laptops - for money, weight and knowledge-leck reasons) and circuit-benders - you schould have a look inside ;-)

15-Sep-10 02:25 PM


major dan    Said...

Anyone who`s calling monotron a "toy" is a damn fool. o.k. it`s not that huge pro-synth but it`s not made for it i suppose. The reason why you shouldn`t call it a toy is the fact that it`s REAL anlog not virtuall as all his currently available big brothers. A nice tool for dj`s, elctro and techno "compact" live performers (especially those who just operate on laptops - for money, weight and knowledge-leck reasons) and circuit-benders - you schould have a look inside ;-)

15-Sep-10 02:25 PM


major dan    Said...

Anyone who`s calling monotron a "toy" is a damn fool. o.k. it`s not that huge pro-synth but it`s not made for it i suppose. The reason why you shouldn`t call it a toy is the fact that it`s REAL anlog not virtuall as all his currently available big brothers. A nice tool for dj`s, elctro and techno "compact" live performers (especially those who just operate on laptops - for money, weight and knowledge-leck reasons) and circuit-benders - you schould have a look inside ;-)

15-Sep-10 02:26 PM


md    Said...

Anyone who`s calling monotron a "toy" is a damn fool. o.k. it`s not that huge pro-synth but it`s not made for it i suppose. The reason why you shouldn`t call it a toy is the fact that it`s REAL anlog not virtuall as all his currently available big brothers. A nice tool for dj`s, elctro and techno "compact" live performers (especially those who just operate on laptops - for money, weight and knowledge-leck reasons) and circuit-benders - you schould have a look inside ;-)

15-Sep-10 02:26 PM


Post a comment 
 

More Videos

AIRA TR8 vs TR808 - Battle! 

We compare


MESSE 2014: Akai Rhythm Wolf Analog Beats n Bass 

Sweet rhythm and tweakery


MESSE 2014: MFB Dominion- Crikey (video) 

Two weeks till production - and what a synth


MESSE 2014: Steinberg Updates WaveLab (video) 

Version 8.5 of the editing and mastering suite announced at Musikmesse