Korg monotron analog synthesizer lands in mini form factor

Mar 24, 2010
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If you yearn for the 80's and all the synthesizer effects that were in popular music at the time Korg has a new analog synthesizer called the monotron that is right up your alley. The synthesizer was unveiled at the Musikmesse show in Germany this week and is very small, or that hand in the video below is freakin' huge.

The monotron has a wealth of controls, which I do not understand the use for, including VCO, LFO, VCF, and LMFAO. That last one I threw in, but the other three are real. You can see the tiny ribbon keyboard that works with finger gestures to add things like vibrato to the mix.

Other features include an input for external audio sources and the thing runs on a pair of AAA batteries. Korg reportedly uses the same VCF circuit that was used in the MS-10 and MS-20 that hit the market over 30 years ago. The monotron will land in May for around $67.


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