All user reviews of 5/5 for the Korg Monotribe
Korg Monotribe Review - Analog Tribe
Presented during the Musikmesse 2011, the Monotribe is the big brother of the Monotron. This standalone sound module includes one synth voice and three analog drum sounds and was conceived to change patterns while playing live. To write this review I decided to take it with me on my skiing vacations...
Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Intuitive and excellent!"
The synthesizer section has three waveforms:
The Noise knob adjusts the level of white noise.
The Octave selector as the name suggests allows you to change Octave.
Range selector lets you choose between three modes
Wide-Mode: The height range of the keyboard is about six times larger than the Narrow setting. The pitch change is continuous. The Octave selector setting is ignored.
Narrow Mode: The pitch changes continuously depending on printed on the ribbon keyboard.
Key Mode: The pitch will change color depending on not printed on the ribbon keyboard.
A selector allows you to choose among three LED waveforms.
The filter portion is provided with a potentiometer and Cutoff Peak potentiometer.
The small potentimètre VCA adjusts the volume of the synthesizer.
The LFO part is equipped with a potentiometer and a Rate Int potentiometer modulating intervals.
Thank you for others to read other reviews specifications; writing my review from a smartphone exercise is tricky.
The configuration is more affordable and it is precisely this that has motivated my choice. This little synth / sequencer is very intuitive and in minutes the pleasure of playing which I think remains the essence of music is immediate.
The manual is basic but effective.
With regard to the issue we are dealing with an analog machine. Playing, triturated sound by turning knobs and other selectors.
The Drum Kit part consists of three parts non-editable:
I am overwhelmed by the Monotribe.
Small, autonomous when in battery, it has become a key element in my configuration.
The sounds are excellent and fiddling can draw beautiful special effects.
I love to improvise from a simple rhythm.
In creation and demo mode, I record a bass line or arpeggios that run in a loop and I play the guitar top.
By after touch keyboard but the ribbon is a very playful approach.
The sounds are mostly what we expected and in fact.
I use it for a little over a month and I'm not tired.
I have synthesizers, but is currently awaiting a move and thus to find my home studio, I wanted to buy a synthesizer that can fit in a small space.
My philosophy for several years is less is more.J 've spent years killing my eyes to the screens. I sold the computer and bought a four-track cassette recorder.
So following my journey, I highly recommend this wonderful little gem.
The value for money is very good.
Yes I do it again this choice and I am considering buying a second Monotribe.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Doctor Feelgood's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Still a marvel analog Korg signed"
Simple. as you turn the knobs on all analog. The case is solid and the knobs entrenched. It is made to last.
We find the MS10, the MS2O and more, and all in a small box. Self oscilations wild welcome + sequencer and drum machine typed vintage! WHat you need?
In 10 years people will tear this box if there is more product. A good idea of which goes back to Korg 100% analog after micro korg sinister memory. Phew! It is never too late to get back to basics!
4 of 10 people found this review helpful
laurent_conte's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" analogy limps"
nothing more, nothing less. I tinker a midi interface to use the tape with my EMX (uber cool), and midi sync with ableton.
I put perfect because I think too cool ca from Korg to make machines "a tinker"
The device is so easy to use
Level sound is analog, it happens even to go to soother.
C goes away, or at least it is relatively limited, but it does sound that I was looking for, and I have other equipment to do the rest ...
I do not regret my purchase, I sometimes do the bebette whining while I work on my laptop ... she serves underhand, I tripotte and makes noises of Saturn ... my zen garden sound ...
4 of 9 people found this review helpful
saturax08's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Magical and essential because mat!"
very intuitive. Everything is under your fingers and intuitive.
We easily find what is wanted when we know a little analog synthesis.
Here it is to die for. It sounds by quickly in "wild" side with the imprecision of analog synthesis that is fluid and changeable at will. That will never make the analog emulation.
It is not far from things that can get on a moog modular. Sounds that can be quite extreme or very soft.
The drum machine is excellent and punchy.
Very good filter on this small ultra portable synth. The sequencer is very convenient and a drum machine more. Really a good product that finds use in the studio.
Quality oscilateur and filter that he enters a mix very easily. The purity and side shifting of the analog of the 70's there.
7 of 17 people found this review helpful
one rupee's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I bought the monotribe because I wanted a small easy to use and with its decayed too quickly to help me cope and live demos of songs to work with my group. The sound of monotribe being consistent with our sound, I must be super happy with my purchase, especially since I've always loved the sound of the MS-20 (which I do not understand anything ...). Note that I can not work with tools too sophisticated full of hidden menus and functions for which only has one button to turn / click and I can not deal with a mouse in one hand and a guitar in the other. I am completely refractory to multi-effects-recorders-drum-type gas plants Boss BR and others on which you lose your time and energy to manage the myriad of functions and sub-menus, etc ...
Then the synths, MIDI, sync, scheduling BAR in step-by-step ... I forget ... my level is up to Logic Express and even for recording and editing ... in fact, if the interface is more complicated than a 4-track magnetic K7 with a few effects pedals, I'm confused ...
For the simple guy that I am in terms of synth, midi, sync CV, programming bar, etc ..., this machine is simply bluffing simplicity. nothing fancy, turn the knobs, switches are activated and the result is immediate. Easy to understand, not too many parameters, few functions "hidden" ... The keyboard ribbon is of course limited, but in my case it's not so bad ... In fact, I find that the limitations of Monotribe make its strength: it can concentrate on the essentials.
The sound of analog monotribe are perfectly consistent with the color of my musical projects ... love actually, a little tad of breath but less than my Fender Vibrolux output Silverface ... I use it with an array of analog pedals guitar or bass (distortion, fuzz, flanger, delay, phaser) accept very well.
In support of the composition on the guitar is a great tool (which certainly does not may be appropriate at all because of its very distinctive sound color) that allows me to quickly create demos without me taking the lead with all a set of software and other complex interfaces.
+ + Qq monotribe scratching effects pedals sound card + 4 + tracks Logic Express (for recording, editing, mixing and mastering a minimalist), it gives me a formula that suits me. The monotribe allowed me to move in a world that repelled me as too complicated. Korg thank you for all that.
My opinion really does that on this specific use and I add that I still hesitate to use it live because of its too small and limits the keyboard ribbon (too easy to miss a note).
8 of 8 people found this review helpful