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Korg Monopoly Issues ... Help appreciated

Postby Kluless » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:31 am

Hello fellow forum members,

I am very new to this and expressed interest in a synthesizer and my wife ended up buying one for me.

I live in Tokyo and the unit arrived today and I've powered it on and have it connected to my Marshall guitar amp. It looks so complicated but is can only get the sound to come out if some of the keys (maybe half if them).

The seller assured me the thing was working and I'm not sure if this is a setting issue or something more.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Korg Monopoly Issues ... Help appreciated

Postby synthparts » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:18 am

Most likely dirty keyboard contacts. Very common problem. The Mono/Poly has the same rubber dome/carbon contact keyboard as the Polysix. The cleaning procedure is here -

http://www.oldcrows.net/~oldcrow/synth/ ... clean.html
Vintage Synth Parts - http://www.synthparts.com
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Re: Korg Monopoly Issues ... Help appreciated

Postby chipaudette » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:34 pm

Are you running in "Unison" mode or "Poly" mode. If you're running in Unison mode, I don't see how the synth could be fully working yet only half of the notes sounding. Not cool.

When I got my Mono/Poly off eBay years ago, it also had a bunch of keys not working. As given in the previous reply, I also found that it was my key contacts. I followed the procedure given by OldCrow that was linked above. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me. What did work was to use some CaiKote 44 to make the rubber contacts be conductive again. Check it out:

http://synthhacker.blogspot.com/2012/12 ... te-44.html

Good luck!

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