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  • KORG Monotron Mods

    Just completed the mod for the Monotron to have CV/Gate/Cutoff mod inputs.










    This makes the Monotron 100% musically useful. Sounds great being sequenced by the 101 =o]
    Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

  • #2
    Very cool.

    Wonder if anybody figured out how to control pitch with a real keyboard.
    MIDI would be too complicated. But I wonder if you can rip out a keyboard out of an old Casio and parallel the switch contacts with the Monotron sensors?

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    • #3


      pretty cool- lots of background noise though.. check out around 5:50- best mod IMO

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      • #4

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        • #5
          I guess I was wrong- somebody did put MIDI on this thing.

          I am going to go out on a limb and make a prediction: Korg will bring out a version of this thing with MIDI.

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          • #6
            Cool stuff. I should buy a Monotron or three and start tinkering.

            I liked the "modular" version and the mini sequencers.

            One could make a "mini-modular-tron".

            Does the VCO track accurately enough (at 1V/oct or whatever) to make it useful with a MIDI-CV?
            Playing synths means never having to worry about broken strings.

            Yamaha: Motif XS6, TX802, DX100 Roland: D-550 Alesis: A6 Andromeda Soft: FM8, OP-X
            Some of my mediocrity: Kristen's Song Pleiades Voyage to Jupiter Amazing Grace A New Beginning Young Lovers Rings of Neptune White Light

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            • #7
              I can't really tell how accurately it tracks. But i don't think it's 100%. Good enough though. For me anyway. However, it DOES play back at a higher pitch than the CV it receives. Sequencing it with the x0xb0x or 303, it sounds like it's probably about an octave higher.
              Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

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              • #8
                It's kind of hilarious how my monotron sounds better than my mopho.

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                • #9
                  I want what you're smoking =o]
                  Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

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                  • #10
                    I am going to go out on a limb and make a prediction: Korg will bring out a version of this thing with MIDI.


                    The monotron is Korg's first analogue synth in who knows how long. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this is Korg testing the waters, as it were, before they bring out something considerably more impressive... just a hunch. There's a market there after all.

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                    • #11
                      And it's not that much of a leap to put 4 monotron boards in a box with microprocessor control.
                      Originally Posted by Metrosonus


                      working in a library I wish women would just come right out and say "where do you keep your soft core / torture porn at?"









                      Originally Posted by swardle


                      Well, I've never seen such filth in my entire life. Disgustation!!!



                      That's called pain. Get used to it.

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                      • #12
                        And it's not that much of a leap to put 4 monotron boards in a box with microprocessor control.


                        Exactly.

                        Hey, has anyone had issues with a noisy signal from the headphone jack? What sorta lead should I be sticking in there anyway? I don't think I've ever had to run a stereo plug out of a synth...

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                        • #13
                          The output is noisy. No way around that.
                          Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

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                          • #14
                            The output is noisy. No way around that.


                            :shoulders slump: :looks glum:

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                            • #15
                              The output is noisy. No way around that.
                              There is a way around it. Don't use the output. Tap the signal at the volume control before it hits the headphone amp. Should be less noisy.
                              Playing synths means never having to worry about broken strings.

                              Yamaha: Motif XS6, TX802, DX100 Roland: D-550 Alesis: A6 Andromeda Soft: FM8, OP-X
                              Some of my mediocrity: Kristen's Song Pleiades Voyage to Jupiter Amazing Grace A New Beginning Young Lovers Rings of Neptune White Light

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