Korg Monotron Analog Ribbon Duo Oscillator Synthesizer
Korg Monotron Analog Ribbon DuoÂ OscillatorÂ Synthesizer
Go Anywhere Analog:
That was the theme behind the remarkable battery-powered and palm-sized analog synthesizer that Korg
dubbed the monotron. Now the powerful and fun-to-play monotron is joined by two new siblings.
Each is played from a ribbon controller keyboard with newly added features. The monotronâ€™s simple
operation and ease of use (5 knobs and 1 switch) is alive and well, inviting hours of enjoyment and musical exploration.
This monotron offers X-MOD capabilities for generating even more extreme sounds.
Offering two oscillators, the monotron DUO adds an extra dimension,
delivering an even more extreme sound. Tune the oscillators in unison for a rich, thick, analog tone.
Tune them in intervals for classic soloing sounds and generating new effects.
The X-MOD (cross modulation) circuit taken from Korg's classic Mono/Poly can introduce a mild
or razor-sharp edge to the overall sound; everything from a rich vibrato to extreme metallic sounds
reminiscent of an FM synth.Â
The monotron DUO's ribbon controller keyboard now features the familiar Scale function used on the
KAOSSILATOR. You can use this button to select one of four scales: Chromatic, Major, Minor, or Off. Choose the
Chromatic scale to play precise pitches as on a piano, or choose Major or Minor to generate musically coherent
phrases by simply sliding your finger around on the keyboard.
- Synthesizer structure: 2 VCOs with X-Mod; 1 VCF
- Switches: Standby / VCO1 / VCO1+2, Scale Select Button: (Chromatic -> Major -> Minor -> Off)
- Knobs: VCO1 Pitch, X-MOD Int., VCO2 Pitch, VCF Cutoff, VCF Peak
- Controller: Ribbon Controller
- Volume: Headphone Volume
- Aux Input: â…›" Stereo Jack
- Headphone Output: â…›" Stereo Jack
- Speaker: Miniature Internal; Disabled when headphones are in use
- Power Supply: AAA batteries (x2), recommended alkaline batteries
- Battery Life: Approximately 8 hours (with alkaline batteries)
- Dimensions:Â (W x D x H) 120 mm x 72 mm x 28 mm / 4.72â€ x 2.83â€ x 1.10â€
- Weight: 95g / 3.35 oz. (without batteries)