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Richie Royale



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Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new
      #946480 - 11/10/11 11:52 AM
Just wondering. I've not used my Monotron much, but partly this is because you can't really play it and as it was a gift from the missus, I don't want to break by trying to add CV to it. The Monotribe looks like it will be more fun, but it's not quite as cheap, so more of a considered purchase.

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Richie Royale



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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946689 - 12/10/11 11:43 AM
I take it that is a no then!

Analogue isn't the next big thing then?

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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946701 - 12/10/11 12:09 PM
Well, I can say that the one we had at the SOS office has been absolutely caned. I don't think I've ever known another piece of gear that has been so well used!


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Richie Royale



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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946719 - 12/10/11 01:14 PM
Thanks Sam. I'm still likely to get one. Is it as noisy as the Monotron?

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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946722 - 12/10/11 01:24 PM
I don't think we got to directly compare the two, but the Monotribe has a proper line out, as well as the headphone output (the 'Tron' only had headphone out), and I'm pretty sure that's quieter.

It kept us entertained for countless hours! They're incredibly fun things. My only real gripe with it is that the filter only passes audio when you hold a note down, so you can't really use the filter to process external sounds without some synth sound creeping in too. But since you've got a Monotron, you can do that already.

Cheers!

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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946723 - 12/10/11 01:24 PM
Noisy in what sense?


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Richie Royale



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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946728 - 12/10/11 01:36 PM
Just the background noise. The Monotron has a fairly audible hiss when plugged in, but it's not a huge issue. As Korff has mentioned, the Monotribe is better equipped to be plugged into a system, so I guess it has a better S/N ratio.

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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946730 - 12/10/11 01:47 PM
The MS20 was never the quietest synth in the world, maybe it comes with the territory...


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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946733 - 12/10/11 01:51 PM
That's not noise.. it's character

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Richie Royale



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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946735 - 12/10/11 01:57 PM


My productions are a noisy mess anyway.

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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946843 - 13/10/11 12:46 AM
Haven't played with it much yet but it seems very good .. heard a lot of positive things about it


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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946932 - 13/10/11 11:52 AM
Good review here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMX-T5Nx4is

The DAW sync tip makes it even more desirable!

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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #946970 - 13/10/11 01:25 PM
Good review here too: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul11/articles/korg-monotribe.htm

Easily one of the best things we've ever had through the office. Reminds me why I got into synthesisers in the first place. Now here's hoping they do an analogue drum machine next year...


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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #947043 - 13/10/11 06:40 PM
Monotribe is a funny one, they forgot to put a MIDI connector on it yet it has the IC making it capable for MIDI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_297382&feature=i v&src_vid=vhlE_gcvof8&v=G9N7JE6u82w


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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: vinyl_junkie]
      #947116 - 14/10/11 09:34 AM
Yep - I've watched that video as well. It's obviously a marketing decision by Korg to leave the MIDI connection off rather than something that was decided at the design stage


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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? [Re: Richie Royale]
      #947133 - 14/10/11 12:22 PM
From what i've read, what midi support is lurking in there, is a bit half arsed anyway. I expect it would have needed better innards to support it properly which would have bumped up the cost.
Still, it will be fun for the modders. Im in 2 minds about getting one myself.. I have a truck load of mono synths already! And other musical bits & pieces with wires and circuit boards hanging out of them.
For me the Monotribe would almost definitely have to be modded anyway, even if only to minimise that VCA click which would drive me mad..
I think it's pretty cool that Korg is brave enough to make some analogue stuff again though! I hope they take it further..

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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: ~Paul]
      #947144 - 14/10/11 01:14 PM
Quote ~Paul:


I think it's pretty cool that Korg is brave enough to make some analogue stuff again though! I hope they take it further..




Absolutely... They need to make modern versions of these to get my attention though heheh
Not complete clones but something that sounded as nice/unique and as hands on...









Edited by vinyl_junkie (14/10/11 01:19 PM)


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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #947157 - 14/10/11 02:34 PM
I dabbled with a Monotribe in a shop recently and thought it was pretty cool - particuarly great for those making loop-based stuff I think - but for me, it's not quite there. I've said elsewhere that if they put a short keyboard on (real keys, that is) and a few more knobs for full control over the ocs/filter/envelopes etc., I'd be all over one. I can picture something like the original Bass Station (2-oct 'board, small but comprehensive control panel) but maybe with mini-keys like the Microkorg et al.

A modern MS-10 for less than £250? Maybe, maybe not. I'd like to see it though.

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Re: Anyone got a Monotribe yet? new [Re: nathanscribe]
      #947202 - 14/10/11 06:03 PM
Quote nathanscribe:

I dabbled with a Monotribe in a shop recently and thought it was pretty cool - particuarly great for those making loop-based stuff I think - but for me, it's not quite there. I've said elsewhere that if they put a short keyboard on (real keys, that is) and a few more knobs for full control over the ocs/filter/envelopes etc., I'd be all over one. I can picture something like the original Bass Station (2-oct 'board, small but comprehensive control panel) but maybe with mini-keys like the Microkorg et al.

A modern MS-10 for less than £250? Maybe, maybe not. I'd like to see it though.




Maybe they'll follow it up with something bigger again? The price will jump though I expect if they did put MIDI and more controls on it.

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