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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 13 reviews )
 5 reviews38 %
 7 reviews54 %
 1 user review8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
one rupee09/16/2011

one rupee's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Monotribe
I do not return to the full specifications that were given in previous opinions. My opinion is certainly a bit dissonant with respect to other users. Obviously, I do not lie in the same practices, I am a guitarist, so that my expectations are certainly not as high.
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 ...

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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).
djquartzlocker08/11/2011

djquartzlocker's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" fun but limited, lack of personality"

Korg Monotribe
I would also put a notice after trying a dozen minutes yesterday in store, intrigued by the debate it has generated in the community of synths, I had to make my idea.

I enjoyed the Monotron its predecessor to me a great help for inspiration.

First of all it's fun to see BAR and synth parts each have their own dedicated knobs Master giving the impression of having two separate machines really, but in the end these two elements are not really a whole body, it n 'There are only 4 sounds at all!, the synth has the bare minimum of editing parameters, but there is still something to enjoy at least a little, which is not the case really sounds batteries too simpletons and not editable without saying that they could at least add a wrinkle where a clap anyway ...

Not customary soldering iron to do the mods, I would have liked at least the outputs are separated individually in addition to the master track
and of course, be able to control the sounds by noon would be the minimum of things ...

UTILIZATION

Very simple, sound editing (especially battery) is in desperate need of parameters, the effects of types Disto / Flanger LoFi which would have been a real plus, forget the manual ...

SOUNDS

On this point I do not have much to add to the notice of revega I find it quite right; a simulated Tb Glide or without accents, and downright not very acid, but perhaps more big fat making it probably its originality ...

OVERALL OPINION

As mentioned I did very little used, produced probably designed for novice clientele which is a good place for beginners, can be found in competition for the same price range of devices much more developed as Meeblip the Mopho or the MFB for example. I hope that over time Korg realizes his mistake and we propose a Mk2 version of their product much better prepared (but I fear that this is the least of their worries), in the meantime I still prefer that my monotron for almost four times less at least gives me satisfaction!.
Ingres07/22/2011

Ingres's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A "real" monotron"

Korg Monotribe
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OVERALL OPINION

I am being tested, so I will write an opinion more relevant when I tested the machine well, but already some info for the impatient:
- I think that is a monotribe "monotron luxury" or a "super monotron" or "what should have been monotron. The overall look is solid (not the cheap plastic of monotron) and connectivity fairly complete. It is quite small and light, so travel easily. Less gadget and more comprehensive than its predecessor, it is essential if you like turn the knobs by hand.
- We find all that was missing from the monotron (the sequencer, and other specificities of filters, oscillators, waveforms etc ...)
- Manual in French
- Use simple
- I expect the pair to a Kaossilator, (and monotron) and test it with an electric guitar ... I think these small devices easily transportable for creating electronic music or sound effects or fair and mix on a laptop without having to carry a bag for her big huge synth, or just be an interesting addition to set dj. For the price, it is essential in a home studio ...