This pocket sized Korg synthesizer is ready for action anytime delivering professional quality tones with a user friendly layout so you can access the good stuff without any trouble. The Korg Monotron synth is a perfect addition to both your studio set up and your live performance.
- Korg Monotron Highlights:
- Features the same classic analog filter found in the legendary Korg MS-10 & MS-20
- Filter any external source using the audio input jack
- Inspiring, easy-to-play ribbon keyboard
Intuitive, fun-to-tweak controls
- Full-fledged, true analog synthesizer: VCO, VCF, LFO
- 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!
Ribbon controller keyboard layout
The Korg Monotron’s simple and intuitive ribbon controller was developed on the back of the success of Korg’s KAOSS series of products and so you know you will be getting something pretty special.
Simple finger movements will release the power of this mighty synth
1VCO, 1VCF, 1LFO – Modular synthesis building blocks
The Korg Monotron's circuit is radically simple: one voltage-controlled oscillator, one voltage-controlled filter, and one low frequency oscillator. As a result, the process of sound creation is intuitive, and instantly understandable. And it's tons of fun. The Korg Monotron provides the joy of sonic creativity that's at the heart of analog synthesizers.
The Korg Monotron starts with the same highly acclaimed VCF circuit as KORG's classic MS-10 and original MS-20 semi modular synthesizers, and adds extra punch to the resonance. Originally released over 30 years ago, these instruments are still well respected even now for their expressive, dynamic filters. The VCF Cut off knob sets the frequency or tone of the filter; the VCF Peak (resonance) knob adds emphasis.
Semi modular satisfaction
Just as on the original MS-20, the Korg Monotron's filter can be "patched into," allowing any external audio source to be processed by the Monotron's filter. The input jack (AUX input) built into the Monotron's compact body inserts the AUX input into the signal path right before the VCF. This provides a great way to connect a KAOSSILATOR, a keyboard, a guitar, a digital audio player or even an un-mixed track to the Monotron and enjoy tone-bending filter effects.
Versatile LFO provides audio – and visual – excitement!
The LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) can affect either the oscillator pitch or the filter cut off. Both the speed and the intensity are individually variable, so you can make anything from a gentle vibrato to swooping tone changes. As you turn the LFO Rate knob – featuring an embedded LED – the speed of the modulation effect and the speed of the blinking LED will change in tandem giving you a visual cue.
Listen anywhere – alone or with friends
The Korg Monotron includes a built-in miniature speaker so you can play it anywhere, like on a bus or in a hospital or in a library or up a ladder because it runs on battery power. There's also a headphone output that you can use if you are on a stake-out but need to rock up some tunes whilst being as silent as a Ninja. Or when creating sounds at home, for recording, or for connecting to an amplifier or PA system the headphone output will allow you to do this.
Korg Monotron Specifications
VCO, VCF, LFO
Knobs: VCO Pitch; LFO Rate; LFO Intensity; VCF Cutoff; VCF Peak
Assignable to Oscillator Pitch or Filter Cutoff
⅛" Stereo Jack
⅛" Stereo Jack
Disabled when headphones are in use.
AAA Alkalines (x2)
Approximately 8 hours (with alkaline batteries)
Owner’s Manual, AAA batteries x2
120 mm (W) x 72 mm (D) x 28 mm (H) / 4.72ʺ (W) x 2.83ʺ (D) x 1.10ʺ (H)
95g / 3.35 oz. (without batteries)
* Appearance and specifications of these products are subject to change without notice.
|Manufacturer Part Number||Monotron|
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- Its Great , 23/05/2012
- This a fantastic product, after receiving i was surprised with the depth of functionality it has, i have used it in a dj set before and it proved an invaluable peice of kit, the lfo prossesing the external sound gave me something to play around with during the set, i couldnt reccomend it any more.