The Korg Monotron Delay is a new addition to the amazing Monotron analogue synth range. Strongly based on the original, this version has three main differences, including a new LFO, built-in delay and awesome sci-fi paint job.
Built in space delayThe biggest is the built in analog style 'Space Delay' that adds amazing musical flexibility to stage performances and enables you to make some seriously cool analogue echo effect sounds. This makes it a far cooler addition to your synth setup than the original and much more capable of fitting in to a live mix without adding additional, external effects.
LFO with selectable waveforms
When powering up the Korg Monotron Delay you have two positions to choose from, each changing the LFO waveform to either square or triangle. This choice offers new ways to manipulate the pitch of the synth using the LFO, with even more variation available when using the back panel trim pot to adjust the shape/direction of the triangle wave or the pulse-width of the square wave.
Space age design
The other main difference is the retro sci-fi type paint job it has been given. Fans of the original and new converts alike will surely agree that this aesthetic update has made a big difference and adds the kind of visual excitement that makes you just want to pick it up and make some phat, delayed analogue synth sounds.
In a true nod to Korg's legacy as a synth manufacturer, every Montron Delay features the same VCF circuit as seen in the original MS-10 and MS-20 analogue synthesisers. This particular filter is well known for being incredibly dynamic and, when required, aggressive. With a simple two knob arrangement - cutoff to alter the frequency at which the filter is acting, and peak to increase or decrease the intensity of the filter - anybody will soon be able to use this classic filter to create dynamic synth sounds on the go.
Don't be fooled by the small ribbon keyboard which you see on the front panel... it has an incredible four octave range! This is great for creating wide sweeps, although precise enough that more subtle movement can be used when required.
A modern classic
The simple 5-button design still rings true here, and you can still use the LFO with external sound sources, so it really is just an upgraded Monotron, it has simply gained a cracking look and an analogue effects unit for a more psychedelic sonority. This is really cool device, and really compacts some powerful Korg analogue synth technology into a tiny package, but make no mistake - this little device sounds epic when you run it through a PA and it is perfectly capable of sitting proudly on a stage with the bigger synths!
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