Monday, April 4, 2011

Monotribe Analog Ribbon Station Announced

After the disappointing details of Roland's Jupiter-80 leaked out, it's nice to see that there is still a major synth manufacturer willing to do something different. Korg announced the product on its page today and it looks like another winner! (UPDATE: Looks like Korg took the page down. I expect it will be back when the formal announcement is made...)

The Monotribe appears to be a slightly expanded Monotron (it adds selectable waveforms), as well as channels for "noise", bass drum, snare drum, and highhats, all attached to a MIDI-syncable step sequencer.

If this is priced reasonably, these things are going to fly off the shelves.

8 comments:

Keith Handy said...

I click on "announced" and Korg's site brings up "No Product Available"...

Czad said...

Score! I can't wait to get my hands on one of these.

Tom said...

Ha! Looks like they took it down. Guess they weren't expecting people to find it so soon?

Kizartik said...

Looks interesting. I was hoping they'd move a little further away from the "toy" build. Though, I'll have to hear how it sounds. Unfortunately, I don't believe it's MIDI sync-able as it doesn't have any MIDI ports. The sync ports on the back are 1/8" jacks. It could be CV or something, but either way, no MIDI :(

Kizartik

Mark said...
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Mark said...

I wouldl buy this if it's under $300. I think the sequencer combined with the ribbon keyboard and knobs to tweak will make it a popular toy.

M said...

http://youtu.be/DxctMneUJnI

According to this guy at the Korg booth on the Musikmesse, it will cost about 280€ (around 400$) which would be quite pricey imho...

Psychepoppet said...

I was thinking (hoping) they might try to go for the more expensive end and make an Electribe with an analog path, but its seems they've built a Monotron with an analog drum section. I'm more interested in this than the Monotron, though.

At least they are listening to the niche market and that brings hope that they will keep making them bigger. Anyone want to bet $1 against the release of a dual osc variant by summer 2013?

(That will be like 0.00032 euro by then so it's not really gambling)