bassdude wrote:I've searched for this a bit, and haven't found much. What would it take to combine some monotrons to get a polyphonic synth? Has somebody done this already?
If you didn't want to do the DIY hack yourself then you need one of these for each voice:
and a polyphonic midi/cv convertor like the Vermona one. Works out cheaper than chaining Dark Energies, but probably isn't worth it for the limited functionality.
eg: for four voices 4 x $240 + $380 = $1340 for the Monotron-Es
or 4 x $625 = $2500 for Dark Energies, costs almost twice as much but you've got a proper ADSR, two LFOs etc.
If you did it with Monotrons and hacked them yourself and used Silent Way to control them you could get the price down pretty low, but still you'd be stuck with a pretty limited synth. You could say it was real analogue though if you're one of those guys that gets a hard on from saying stuff like that.