Use, KORG monotribe X8.
Background video description:
Korg recently released an update to the monotribe OS and there has been a lot of chatter on the Muffwiggler forum (click the link for details on where to get the OS, how to install it and enable the CV/Gate)
The main drawback is that in order to get this to work you need a 4 pin mini jack. I dont have any of those around so I figured I’d just add some jacks.
Here’s a few pics of the install and solder points, and a quick video demo of the monotribe being driven by a ModSeq (sorry about the camera audio).
Some points to note, first I wired up also for CV/Gate output, this is not yet fully working, I’m hoping it will in the future so I figured I’d wire it up while i was there. The Gate out does work at least (its just the sync out really)
It also seems that the sync in jack is switching, so that if there isn’t a jack inserted to sync in then you wont be able to advance the sequencer with the gate in (like you could with the cable) The work around for this is that you can use the gate out (or the sync out jack) to clock your external seq then just mult that to an envelope and send it all back to the monotribe cv/gate ins. I may check this out later to see if I can add a switch.
Composed by Martin Denny.
Use, KORG monotribe 8, SDD-1000, Doepfer Schaltwerk.
Full CV/Gate controlled.
In this sinister little piece the Monotribe makes a brief appearance (as a drum machine only) receiving gate signals from the MiniBrute. Apart from this the MiniBrute rules supreme over the rest of the tracks
Always up for a good fight
This video features John Keston and Lucas Melchior improvising on two synched up Korg Monotribes. The Korg NanoKontrol is being used to apply swing to the sync signal as well as control delays and filters. The two electronic musicians are teaching a class, titled “Drum Machines,” starting January 17, 2013 at the Ableton certified training center Slam Academy in Minneapolis. Learn how to make music by synchronizing your musical devices, old and new. Featuring Ableton Live, Dave Smith Instruments Tempest, Expert Sleepers, Korg Monotribe, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, and more!
Sign up for the class here:
Composed by BakaOscillator
Use, KORG monotribe X3, VOX amplug (Bass,Lead,Night Train)
Original music By A.Madarame
Composed by A.Madarame.
Arranged by BakaOscillator.
Use, KORG monotribe X6, KP3, KP QUAD, BOSS DR-110.
Composed by BakaOscillator.
Use, KORG monotribe + VOX amplug.
Details on the Amplug below:
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“Lost Harmonic Identity” never died.
This ist the first track after a while that belongs to LHI.
Drums: MFB Schagzwerg, Korg Monotribe, Makenoise Optomix
Drunk guitar: WMD Syncrodyne with Makenoise René
1st pad: Cyclonix Cyclebox
“Dissonant” pad: Intellijel Rubicon
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Editor and Control Surface for the Korg Monotribe.
MTribe is available at: http://www.fabriziopoce.com/MTribe.html
Requires a MIDI mod (such as http://amazingmachines.com.br/store.html or any similar midi mod)
- MIDI IN/OUT for all MIDI supported features in a practical GUI.
- New: Presets (load/save for storing and recalling presets!)
- New: Key Tracking. In real time pitch modulates LFO intensity / VCF cutoff.
- New: LFO as second oscillator, auto tuned based on harmonics schemes.
- New: Glide emulation and finer pitch bending (more precisely than raw MIDI)
- New: XY Pad for two parameters at once (with reset and spring mode)
- New: (optional) note off removal (to remove gate clicks) and velocity off/on.
- Moreover: simple, but useful, presets editing (copy, paste and name preset)
- Moreover: preset randomizer for each section (VCA, LFO, modulation, glide)
- Supports MIDI learn for the GUI through extra MIDI input (standalone).
- Supports Ableton Live MIDI learn and envelopes in the Max for Live version
- Integration: if you do not use Ableton Live / Max for Live, you can still integrate the MTribe standalone with your DAW using MIDI (IAC bus on Mac / MIDI Yoke on Windows)
Notes: standalone does not requires any additional software to run.
Only Ableton Live device version requires Max for Live.
News: the additional devices used in this video (StepSequencer64 and PatDrummer) are now available at http://www.fabriziopoce.com/download.html
“Here’s my review of the Korg Monotribe. My version has some very useful mods, but the first half of the video focuses on the basic features.”
The Monotribe recently got updated to version 2, here are the details:
System Version 2
Announcing a major update for the monotribe!
Version 2 provides many new features to take your playing to a new dimension!
Announcing a major update to the monotribe analog ribbon station — the full-fledged analog synth and rhythm unit with a step sequencer inherited from the Electribe! The monotribe Version 2 adds a plethora of new features, allowing you to create sequences that are even more elaborate, or to layer complex musical developments for extended performances.
Surely one of the most exciting additions is a new synchronized performance mode that allows for new type of performance using multiple monotribe units. Whether you’ve never touched a monotribe or whether you’re an expert who is thoroughly familiar with all of the current features, this new update guarantees that your analog groove-making will be more intense than ever before!
- Synth part resolution has been doubled to 16 Steps
- Volume Automation has been added to the synth part.
- Active Step can be specified for each part.
- Drum Roll capability has been added.
- Gate Time Hold function has been added.
- Sample and Hold (S&H) function added to LFO.
- Connected sequences allow multiple monotribe units to play in rotation.
- Half Tempo function has been added.
Short Cut Keys:
- Four convenient shortcuts for creating patterns quickly
16-Step Synth parts
As with drum parts, the synth part now provides timing information in between the steps in a sequence, allowing a pattern to achieve a total of 16 steps.
Synth Part Volume Automation
Volume Automation allows the synth volume to be recorded during playback to create more detailed sequences. The left side of the ribbon controller keyboard decreases the volume, and the right side increases it. This Volume Automation can even be controlled when if Flux mode is on.
Set individual Active Steps for each Part.
The Active Step function lets you specify which steps are played or jumped when playing back the step sequencer. Now, the Active Step can be set individually for each of the SYNTH, BD, SD, and HH parts. By specifying a different number of steps for each part, you can create complex polyrhythms.
Sample & Hold (S & H) added to the LFO
The newly added S&H function is indispensible for creating mysterious analog synth sound effects. The RATE knob adjusts the frequency of change, and the INT. knob adjusts the depth of change.
“What is Sample & Hold?”
Unlike traditional LFO waveshapes that provide a constantly changing signal, the Sample & Hold feature takes a “sample” of the LFO signal and holds that level for a specific duration of time. The results are the highly popular and slightly random stepped-filter effects so famously used in analog synthesizers. By using noise as the input signal, the monotribe version 2 lets you create effects that change in a distinctively random manner.
Drum Roll capability
A roll can now be added to the desired drum part. The speed of the roll can be controlled using the ribbon controller keyboard; moving toward the right will increase the number of strikes. You can also record the drum roll using the sequencer to intuitively create subtle and dynamic drum patterns.
Linked Sequences play multiple monotribes in rotation
The Link Sequence feature is a completely new sync method that vastly expands the scope of the monotribe, to deliver even more fun. When sequence playback reaches step 8, the sequence will automatically stop and the next monotribe unit will start playing. By loop-connecting the SYNC jacks, the playback can keep cycling through multiple units – in true modular fashion!
The Gate Time Hold function lets you use the ribbon controller keyboard to play and record new pitch information while retaining the gate times recorded in the sequencer. Also new is the Half Tempo function, which cuts the tempo in half when synchronizing to an external input from the SYNC IN jack. In addition, there are now four shortcut keys that instantly initialize various types of sequence data or active step settings.