Topic: New Korg analog synth

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oooohhh...it will probably be just a monosynth merged with an electribe but still...ooohhh...

Last edited by plikestechno (2011-04-04 05:56:59)

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A monosynth merged with electribe would be awesome!

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Gimme!!

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looks great, any idea how much it will be?
Probably quite cheap if its got that ribbon keyboard?

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http://www.synthtopia.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/korg-monotribe-rear.png

Last edited by lorensteele (2011-04-05 07:58:41)

yeah boyeee

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On the wantlist.

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looking tasty

Honey, in the morning the bees are singing and the birds are stinging in an open head surgery.

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the only good thing about stalling with getting a monotron. would love to see it priced in that category as well  big_smile

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It's funny - I didn't think Korg would make an expanded version of the Monotron, simply because the costs of calibrating a proper 1V/Oct vco add up quickly. However, they avoided that altogether and still went with the ghetto-as-hell ribbon controller and no CV-input so they don't have to give a shit about proper factory calibration!

It doesn't look like it even has volume controls for the individual HH, SD & BD drums, although what remains to be seen is if there's some kind of digital control switching on the front panel, eg. if you're in HH mode, will the front panel controls change in any way?

Which leads to the question: if you can save a pitch for each step, then what kind of microprocessor control does it have? An analog step-sequencer, doesn't save pitches per se, you just set an analog pot to be whatever pitch you want.... so this obviously has to have something digital saving the notes.

And if there's some kind of logic controller, then it's probably also used for saving the on/off steps of the drums - but how much else? Is it just 8-steps with no other patterns?

We'll find out soon enough when the official specs are released this week.

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which also makes me think - nothing on the faceplate suggests there is anything about saving, either settings or sequencer patterns  hmm

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It has a Sync... Life is glorious......

+++ Dont be scared honey, thats just the resonance knob +++

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i will be happy if you can sequence the oscillator

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Nice, except..
If that 1-8 thingy is an 8-step sequencer, it's totally useless. I mean the feature.
No one does anything with that, if it only raises the price, i wish they'd just have left it out or made at least 16 step.

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I don't mind the idea of an 8-step sequencer at all, but I hope that you can set the length of the sequence.  Two of these synced together with sequences of different lengths...yay.

Anyone have any clue what the "Flux" button is for?  Is something that is available on other newer Korg synths?

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Mah, 8 steps is enuff especially if you can trigger em.. which i guess you cant

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Looks sick!

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Korg Monotribe Analogue Ribbon Synthesizer Station

— Analog Synth + Analog Rhythm + Step Sequencer = Analog Electribe - In a world seemingly ruled by digital, Korg created an analog sensation with the palm-sized monotron Analogue Ribbon Synthesizer. Today, Korg once again takes up the analog banner with the amazing monotribe Analog Ribbon Station; a new form of synthesizer that packs an amazing array of features and technology into its compact body.

Korg's monotribe shares the monotron's analog DNA, yet quickly delves deeper into the rich, organic, and often chaotic world of analog synthesis. In addition to analog synthesis, monotribe brings together intuitive ease of use and a three-part discrete analog rhythm section, plus the proven appeal of Electribe-style sequencing. Complete with built-in speakers and battery power, monotribe is self-contained and highly portable, able to deliver your ideas with style and personality.

True Analog Synthesis

The monotribe's sound engine uses technology old and new, merging the powerful sound of analog synthesis with the dexterity and playability required in today's groove making environments. Analog technology is essential for fast and responsive control, and delivers the full sonic spectrum from warm and easy-going to full-throttle rampage.

Three-Part Analog Drums

The monotribe provides a three-part rhythm section powered by discrete analog circuitry; bass drum, snare, and hi-hat. These three sounds were the key elements in a generation of analog beat making, and are still in demand today. Use these powerful drum sounds to generate distinctive beats attainable only from the monotribe.

Electribe-Style Groove Creation

For over a decade, Korg Electribes have served as the standard tools for dance music and DJ work, and has earned outstanding popularity, even appearing recently as a top-selling iPad app. The fantastic step key interface lives on in monotribe, with a dedicated button for each of the eight steps. This allows realtime, hands-on step editing of not only the drum parts, but also for any synth part sequence played on the ribbon keyboard.

Active Step and Flux Mode

Active Step editing lets you remove or re-insert individual steps, creating short loop-like effects or off-beat patterns that weave in and out of complex rhythms. The step buttons provide this Active Step control during playback, and also provide an instant return to the original 8-step sequence if needed. Flux Mode allows the creation of sequenced synth parts that are not rigidly tied to the step grid, providing more musical versatility. The creation and morphing of edgy beats and stuttering rhythms has never been easier.

Auto-Tuning Analog

Analog synthesizers of yesteryear were prone to drift in pitch. But no more! The monotribe?s auto-tuning circuitry provides stable chromatic playability, and will not go out of tune. This auto-tuning technology also means no warm-up time, no servicing for pitch calibration, no sensitivity to temperature changes - just the great sound of analog VCO.

Multi-Mode Ribbon Keyboard

The ribbon controller keyboard provides three selectable playing modes/ranges. The chromatic mode (KEY) is ideal for playing melodies and bass lines, and stepping smoothly from note to note. Switch to the continuous mode (NARROW) for glides and bends - just as on the monotron. Also available is the wide continuous mode (WIDE) with a six-fold pitch range for dramatic synth zaps and screams. In addition, pressing the Gate Time button will allow the gate time to be sequenced as the ribbon controller keyboard is played.

Classic Analog Components - VCO, LFO, VCA

The VCO offers a choice between sawtooth, triangle and square wave. White noise can mixed in to the oscillator signal in any amount. The Octave selector covers a broad range, from deep bass to piercing lead-lines. Three EG (Envelope Generator) presets provide the VCA with impressive versatility and dexterity. The LFO can be patched to the VCO and/or the VCF, creating impressive dynamic effects. The Range switch allows the LFO to deliver stirring cyclic changes over tens of seconds (SLOW) or superfast (FAST) audio-range FM ringing. Switching the LFO Mode to the 1-shot setting allows the LFO behave as a second envelope generator - a truly powerful addition!

Vintage MS-10/MS-20 Filter

The monotribe features the same VCF circuit found on Korg's classic MS-10 and MS-20 analog semi-patchable synthesizers. Distinctively analog, this sharp and powerful filter adds dramatic change to the sound, imparting the uniquely memorable character of Korg's early analog synthesizers. Using the audio input, any audio source can be enhanced by passing through the filter section. Process an instrument, a voice, or a complete mix form CD or MP3 and create larger than life filter effects!

Sync Jacks: A Return To Modular

The monotribe provides both Sync In and Sync Out jacks, empowering multiple monotribe units to play and work together for a synchronized performance. Not just other monotribes, either. Audio line level pulses can trigger the Sync Input so the monotribe can be synchronized to a DAW system, for example. In addition, the polarity of the pulse waveform can be changed for both the input and output, so you can enjoy synchronized performance with a variety of equipment equipped with Sync connections.

On-The-Go Groove Making

Light, compact, and portable, monotribe is great on the go. Equipped with a built-in speaker and powered by six AA batteries, it is completely self-contained and ready to deliver hours of enjoyment wherever you take it.

The monotribe Analog Ribbon Station - bringing responsive realtime control to analog groove making.

Features/Specifications:

The powerful sound of true analog synthesis
3-part analog drums, using discrete analog circuitry
Popular Electribe-style sequencing.
Active Step and Flux features for realtime dynamic loop manipulation
Advanced multi-function ribbon keyboard; Chromatic, Continuous, & Wide modes
Auto-tuning provides stable pitch for accurate chromatic playability
Selectable oscillator waveform, noise generator, and versatile LFO
Uses the same VCF (filter) circuit as the classic MS-10/MS-20
Sync In & Out jacks allows synchronized integration with multiple units
Battery operation, built-in speaker and compact size deliver on-the-go groove-making

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If it's midi hackable, ill buy it.
Otherwise, (for me) it's just a toy hmm
It's a shame if it is...

Last edited by Fossa (2011-04-05 18:04:00)

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Built-in speakers!  This thing is a cold-wave busker's wet dream!

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oh ho ho, that was unexpected: no factory calibration is needed if you stick in a cheap dsp microcontroller that can take care of tuning - and note quantizing duties.

cute and unexpected.

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BMX wrote:

Mah, 8 steps is enuff especially if you can trigger em.. which i guess you cant

yeah, would be could if there was some kind of trigger-sequence input like on the sh101

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Freek wrote:
BMX wrote:

Mah, 8 steps is enuff especially if you can trigger em.. which i guess you cant

yeah, would be could if there was some kind of trigger-sequence input like on the sh101

I had assumed that was the case when I read this in the specs:

Audio line level pulses can trigger the Sync Input so the monotribe can be synchronized to a DAW system, for example. In addition, the polarity of the pulse waveform can be changed for both the input and output, so you can enjoy synchronized performance with a variety of equipment equipped with Sync connections.

I can't wait to integrate this little box with the G2.

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yeah that looks cool, hope it's not too pricey.  I'm impressed by the omission of MIDI, congrats Korg!