The Korg Monotribe is one of the most anticipated new gear releases of the year.
You probably already know about the Monotribe's pros and cons from Sonic State's Monotribe unboxing and review videos (links below).
This preview of an upcoming iPhone app, SyncKontrol For Monotribe, demonstrates how Korg sees the Monotribe fitting into the iOS ecosystem. The video is in Japanese, but it's pretty easy to understand, even without knowing the language.
SyncKontrol lets you use an iOS device as a digital control app for the Monotribe, starting and stopping the Monotribe sequencer and controlling playback speed. What makes SyncKontrol interesting, though, is that it supports wireless syncing, which is demonstrated in the video by syncing the analog Monotribe to Korg's iElectribe virtual drum machine.
For musicians that are already using iOS, SyncKontrol looks like it will let the Monotribe fit into a thriving mobile music platform.
Check out the video and let us know what you think of Korg SyncKontrol.
Now I like the idea of that, syncing a monotribe with the Ipad instruments, pretty sweet concept Korg.
27-May-11 05:50 PM
Be even smarter to add the sync to the iMS20 and iElectribe so that a person could sync and run the an app from one device !
28-May-11 07:01 PM
I already had the idea of doing this with an iPhone "Oscillator" app since the Monotribe s Sync ports basically take audio as a clock source, but Korgs app is better because of the added swing function.
28-May-11 08:37 PM
Prototype alert, Karplus Strong in the house
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