Saturday, January 14, 2012

Monotron Duo and Monotron Delay released

 Korg has released two new Synths in the Monotron series called the Monotron Duo and
the Monotron Delay, they have been here for a short while but I haven't had the chance
to blog in a while so here is the news, the monotron is a pocket sized synthesizer with
a lot of programmable parameters includes a VCF and a VCA and a one VCO plus
a ribbon controller keyboard, now the new versions have more goodies, the duo has
two Oscillators and Cross-Modulation, scale select for the ribbon controller with
major and minor scales, the VCF is taken from the famous Korg MS-20 and MS-10
now the Monotron Delay is newer with a built-in delay engine allowing you to make
crazy space sounds and effects with a space delay, here is what they have to say:

Classic Analog Synth / Space Delay Combination
A good delay was an essential part of the classic analog synthesizer sound. More often than not, that delay came from a tape-style echo machine until affordable digital delays were created. The monotron DELAY is an analog synthesizer optimized for sound effects. In addition to its analog oscillator, filter, and LFO, it also provides a Space Delay that's indispensable for swooping, cosmic sounds. The monotron DELAY even reproduces the pitch changes that occur when you vary the delay time, just as though you were using an analog tape echo.  As with the filter, the delay effect can be added to any external sound via the Aux In jack. 
This fat and warm delay will add an authentic edge to your analog sounds!

Dual-Waveform LFO
The Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) waveform used to modulate the pitch now offers a choice of waveshapes – a new square wave plus the traditional triangle wave. Both the Rate (Speed) and the Intensity (Depth) can be adjusted independently. In addition, a trimpot on the back panel can continuously adjust the shape/direction of the triangle wave or the pulse-width of the square wave to deliver even more versatility. Used in conjunction with the delay, the LFO can create dazzling effects and provide unique possibilities for embellishing your songs.

Wide-Range Ribbon Keyboard
The monotron DELAY's ribbon controller keyboard features a wide, four-octave range. This design allows the pitch to be controlled even more aggressively and dynamically, making the monotron DELAY a great weapon for a DJ to get the floor moving with irresistible sound. The reversed white keys and body adornments glows under black light illumination, making the monotron DELAY ideal for delivering a striking visual impact in nearly any club environment. 

here in canada the monotron's are $50 for each unit, go here for more details
HERE is the link

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