KORG announces Mono/Poly as new Reason Rack Extension

June 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Korg’s original Mono/Poly, released in 1981, was a monophonic/polyphonic behemoth that was popular worldwide. It provided four oscillators, a resonant filter, dual EGs and Modulation Generators, plus 4-way Synchro and Cross Modulation capability for creating aggressive and signature tonal effects. Mono/Poly was reborn as software as part of Korg’s Legacy Collection – Analog Edition 2007.

The new Mono/Poly for Reason is a software version specially developed for Propellerhead’s Rack Extension Plugin format for Reason. In addition to faithfully replicating the original sounds, the Mono/Poly for Reason also adds enhancements such as 128-voice polyphony (max), up to 16-voice unison, Mono/Poly up to date for use in modern music production.

Beyond perfectly reproducing the original, this version of Mono/Poly also greatly extends its sound-creating potential. An eight virtual patch matrix lets users route 159 modulation sources to modulate 35 destinations for creating complex, diverse sounds. Two integrated multi-effects and an arpeggiator deliver modern performance power and flexibility.

The software interface provides reorganized knobs and switches that resurrect the MonoPoly in a contemporary “rack-mountable” form for intuitive operation and sound-creating versatility.

Mono/Poly for Reason will be available for download at Propellerhead’s web-shop shop.propellerheads.se on June 20th for U.S $49.00. Additional product information can be found at: www.korg.com/MonoPolyforReason

Bruno Ender Lee playing Galaxies

May 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

BRUNO ENDER LEE – “Galaxies (part 2)” – studio recording May 19. 2013

-stereo-track 1: Absynth 4 – (drone)
-stereo-track 2: Korg Mono/Poly VST (arpeggio)
-stereo-track 3: MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass)
-stereo-track 4: MiniMoog Voyager OS (leads)
-stereo-track 5: Synthesizers.com Studio-88 (effects)
-stereo-track 6: ARP Odyssey (leads & effects)

composed, arranged & produced by Bruno Ender Lee
2013 Velvet Voyage Productions

Exclusive synth spotting session in Depeche Mode’s studio

April 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

There is lots of nice gear for all of us electro fans in this in-studio performance of Broken by Depeche Mode.

Check out the Teenage Engineering OP-1, Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer, Oberheim OB8,  Korg MS20 and Korg MonoPoly synthesizers. Not to mention, the tasty Eurorack modules that have been seen in pictures of the Delta Machine studio sessions.

Korg MonoPoly crossmod polymode

October 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Testing out the Korg MonoPoly in polyphonic mode, trianglewave crossmod. Sounds amazing! Additional pad by Korg Polysix.

KORG Mono/Poly and microKORG demos

May 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

KORG Mono/Poly (MP-4) Analog Synthesizer from the year 1981. It has 4 VCO’s which can be shared in 4-voice Polyphonic mode, or linked in Unison for a versatile monophonic lead. Each VCO has its own level, tune, and waveform type control. Waveforms include triangle, sawtooth, variable pulse wave. It has a great VCF filter section as well as 2 envelope generators (one for the oscillators and one for the filter). There are also 2 individual LFO’s which can be used to modulate the Pulse Width, envelope and Arpeggiator independently.

A very flexible and fun synth. Other cool tricks up its sleeve include chord memory and an effects mode in which oscillators have a variety of ways to be synced. The built-in arpeggiator and sequencer can run all 4 VCO’s at a time or cycle through each voice per note! There’s also portamento, CV/Gate, VCF and VCO mod inputs, white noise generator, and the pitch/mod wheels can be assigned to control LFO, pitch or the filter. Its sound quality is nice and very Korg.
recording: multi-track
fx: a little bit delay and reverb (Lexicon MPX)

more info: http://www.retrosound.de and
http://www.facebook.com/pages/RetroSound-Marko-Ettlich/265713782347

Googlish background (from japanese):

To enjoy the thrill of the synthesizer – synthesizer of compact size, if microKORG, create a sound that everyone from the expert of that day were placed in the hand. Overwhelming presence born from an attractive form is full of personality, not as long as the invitation to the world of creative professionals from beginner up to the high degree of completion of that one by one tone, and the height of the degrees of freedom of making sound you.

MicroKORG Since its launch, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Please confirm all means in this video, the charm of the microKORG continue to shine on stage in his At the same time now.

Product page

http://www.korg.co.jp/Product/Synthesizer/microKORG/

KORG MONOPOLY – dANCe NaTiON

February 4, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://youtu.be/qRLmZTFXThg

100 brand new presets programmed by music producer, remixer and sound designer Rob Lee

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Rob Lee is a music producer, remixer and professional sound designer and also co-owner of Section9 Records. Rob started out in music back in ‘87 as DJ and played clubs across Europe from his hometown of Newcastle (UK) to Mallorca and the Costa Blanca in Spain. As a sound designer Rob’s sounds can be found in hard- and software synthesizers developed by companies such as Waldorf Music, PreSonus Software, Rob Papen, Lennar Digital, FabFilter, MOTU, Synapse Audio and U-he.Top trance sounds, killer house chords and shuddering basses are trademark sounds for Rob and the are much sought after by top producers from all over the world.2011 will see Rob Lee teaming up with well known DJ / Producer Dom Kane to bring some brand new tracks to the label. Rob and Dom met through their love for sound design and similar taste in electronic dance music. And with Dom’s records featured in Pete Tong’s record bag, we’re proud to have him as a friend.Later this year Rob Lee will pick up some remixes for our signed artists as well as a colloboration with one of Europe’s top female vocalists.

Oldschool Tools for MonoPoly

January 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://youtu.be/g4qnJMYiamw

Xenos Soundworks has announced Oldschool Tools, a new soundset for the MonoPoly software synthesizer by Korg. Oldschool Tools contains 100 vintage style patches for Korg MonoPoly, suitable for everything from retro funk, electro, new wave and more. The soundset ships to you in mp4bank, FXB and mp4prog formats.

Oldschool Tools is available to purchase for the introductory price of $5.95 USD until January 23rd, 2012.

Get the sounds here: http://xenossoundworks.com/monopoly.html

Time machine: KORG MONOPOLY Analog Synthesizer 1982

December 5, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

And here are the details:

The Korg/Mono Poly is a well equipped Synth: It has 4 oscillators, oscillator sync, cross modulation, PWM, noise generator (white noise), 24 dB Filter, 2 ADSR envelopes, 2 LFO’s with many waveforms, ARPEGGIATOR, CHORD MEMORY and portamento. The built in microprocessor makes many things possible: chord memory, arpeggiator, and polyphonic playing.

It is built around SSM chips like the Korg Polysix. I think, with the MONOPOLY Korg wanted to produce a synth as an alternative to the Minimoog and Sequential Circuits Pro One. Please don’t expect it to sound like a Minimoog. The Minimoog remains one of the best sounding analog synths, and the Monopoly (like many others) can not compete in terms of sound quality. However, it sounds great and gives a lot of inspiration. It is a flexible instrument with an amazing potential.

The most characteristic thing on the MonoPoly is the arpeggiator, when it triggers the oscillators in poly-mode. Every step of the arpeggiator triggers a different oscillator – unique patterns can be produced.

I played the Korg MonoPoly along with a Roland DC-30 delay, a Roland DEP-5 (delay) and and a Lexicon MPX-500 (reverb).

Time machine – Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer (1981)

December 1, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Time for a new vintage synth to be closer examined, this time it is the classic Korg Mono/Poly:

Arpeggiator, Poly-Mode, Chord-Memory. Unisono-Mode and different VCO, VCF, Envelope and Effect settings

The Korg Mono/Poly is one of the best monophonic classic analog synths but very underrated.
The sound of 4 real VCO`s , the great SSM filter, the Effect Sektion with Osc.-Sync and Crossmodulation is fantastic.

external fx. Dynacord VRS -23 delay/reverb

A cool analog monophonic/polyphonic from Korg. It has 4 VCO’s which can be shared in 4-voice Polyphonic mode, or linked in Unison for a versatile monophonic lead. Each VCO has its own level, tune, and waveform type control. Waveforms include triangle, sawtooth, variable pulse wave. It has a great VCF filter section as well as 2 envelope generators (one for the oscillators and one for the filter). There are also 2 individual LFO’s which can be used to modulate the Pulse Width, envelope and Arpeggiator independently.

A very flexible and fun synth. Other cool tricks up its sleeve include chord memory and an effects mode in which oscillators have a variety of ways to be synced. The built-in arpeggiator and sequencer can run all 4 VCO’s at a time or cycle through each voice per note! There’s also portamento, CV/Gate, VCF and VCO mod inputs, white noise generator, and the pitch/mod wheels can be assigned to control LFO, pitch or the filter. Its sound quality is nice and very Korg.

Monopoly action in the studio and more

November 20, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Heres a little studio footage of Great Guns, featuring Jeanga on Korg Monopoly, and thats George and a very shy Riz there too from our meetup last week”

see http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com/ for more info

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