The Korg Monomania Competition, for knob-twiddlers everywhere
The Korg Monomania competition offers Monotribe and Monotron owners the opportunity that they have been waiting for: to show off the insane sounds and tunes they can wring from Korg ’s superb analogue synthesisers. The competition’s three categories are Monotribe music, Monotron SFX, and Monotron music, with a 24K gold-plated Monotribe, Silver-plated Monotron delay and Silver-Plated Monotron duo the prizes for each, respectively. With each of the Monotron Categories, multiple units and multi-track recording can be used, as can a modified Monotron.
Entry into the Korg Monomania competition is via Youtube, details of which can be found on this website.
If you haven’t seen the Korg Monotribe or Korg Monotron before, then allow me to elaborate a little….
The Korg Monotron is a pocket sized, battery powered, true analogue synthesiser. Designed around a ribbon controller, it is often described as being a bit like a Stylophone on steroids. Whilst it shares a ribbon style controller with Rolf Harris’s favourite instrument, the comparison undersells the Monotron by some margin. The Monotron ‘s fully analogue architecture delivers some of the fattest, warmest vintage synthesiser tones you’ll ever hear, and the addition of a filter taken from the classic Korg MS20 synthesiser, and an assignable LFO means that the Monotron is capable of the kind of crazy vintage tones only generally heard on analogue synthesisers. Here are a few examples, from the Japanese Monomania competition, as illustration…
The Korg Monotribe
The Korg Monotribe is the younger brother to Monotron, but in the tradition of young upstarts, it adds a number of features, which make a far more complete machine for producing music. First and foremost, the Monotribe has a built in sequencer, so that musical ideas can be recorded to the unit, and manipulated in real-time. The other major addition is the new drum section. Three, all-analogue drum sounds are included (kick, snare, and hi hat), providing the kind of classic vintage tones that are now incredibly sought after. To further the Monotribe ‘s flexibility, synchronisation in and out sockets allow multiple units to be used together, or even synchronised to the software studio package of your choice.
So, if you’ve already got Monomania, get recording! You could win a one-of-a-kind synthesiser. If you’re just starting to get the first symptoms, and now need a Korg synth, call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420) for support
For the latest news and product announcements, subscribe to our newsletter (see above).
Share on Facebook
Powered by Facebook Comments