Nannerfan wrote:Stabby, any updates on if you can mod the Monotribe so that you can turn off the oscillator and use it as a proper rhythmic external filter??
redchapterjubilee wrote:Stab Frenzy wrote:I think an expanded Monotribe is more likely before they branch out into a keyboard though.
An aside: I'd like it if they smoothed out the envelope in the Monotribe so it doesn't click on bass notes, that's the only real flaw with it. The envelopes are software so there isn't any reason they couldn't do that...
I think you are right, I think the Monotribe MX or whatever will be next, incorporating the stuff from the two new Monotrons in there plus other stuff. But the keyboard will come too. It will be interesting to see how Moog and DSI react, and if Yamaha and Roland even notice.
I've noticed that clicking myself! I thought it was some sort of crosstalk from the drums because when I turn up the rhythm then the clicking stops.
Hybrid88 wrote:hmm, I'm wondering if you could somehow mod the monotron delay so that you could just use just the filter and delay as an FX processing device - I guess like the original monotron it all depends on how noisy the output amp is - but surely there must be a work around like disconnecting the signal from before the amp stage and using a different better spec'd circuit for the amplifier? In a device this simple it should be possible with a bit of hacking, In any case I hope they post schematics like they did with the original.
nathanscribe wrote:Neither of these, or the original 'tron, do anything for me whatsoever, and a few minutes on a 'tribe didn't convince me to part with any folding either... if, on the other hand, they make another Monotron with more emphasis (haha) on the filter, and take advantage of the heritage of the thing, giving it a proper MS-20-style LP and HP with basic onboard modulation and a couple of inputs, I'd have one. I think a filter-centric version would be do-able in that case and for same cost.
I'm holding out for a mini-key version with full control over 2 oscs and both filters, but I'm not laying bets.
bouzoukijoe1 wrote:imho Moogerfoogers were executed really well, except that their price point was too high. if someone can make a system that is as flexible and good as Moogerfoogers but somewhere between the price points of the two systems, that would be PERFECT!
kuroichi wrote:I was just a bit shocked thinking they had made a battery powered analog delay!
bouzoukijoe1 wrote:the sad thing is that Korg is so fixated on cramming so many features, all done in a mediocre way, instead of focusing and making any specific aspect perfect, like making it "filter-centric". it's really too bad they didn't completely follow the Moogerfooger approach. my guess is it caters more to beginners and hobbyists who want a balanced device rather than professionals who are comfortable with centrism.
meatballfulton wrote:Just curious if you are a professional. The whole idea of a $60 analog monosynth is pretty obviously not aimed at pros.
Is it really that hard to accept that Korg has tapped a huge market that's completely driven by price? If you need an analog monosynth built to a pro standard you can go buy a MoPho for $800, Little Phatty for $1200 or even indulge in modulars starting in the $600 range. The gap between $60 and $600 is a huge gulf for musicians who have little or no money. I can tell you stories of having no money to buy food for a month in order to buy a bass guitar or begging an acquaintance selling a used synth to take $50 a month until the entire $350 was paid off.
Stab Frenzy wrote: I'm loving what the monotribe adds to my setup.