Third party retrofit kit from Amazing Machines, for adding MIDI in and out to the Korg Monotribe.
Amazing Machines has officially released the MIDITRIBE I/O – a mod for the Korg Monotribe that adds MIDI In and MIDI Out.
Here’s what’s new in the MIDITRIBE I/O, vs their earlier MIDITribe mods:
- MIDI OUT functionality (Outputs MIDI Clock / The Synth Part works as an arpeggiator running at 1/16, which responds to pitch information recorded in each of the internal sequencer’s 16 steps for controlling external synths on MIDI Channel 1 / The Rhythm Part sends trigger information to MIDI Channel 10)
- Control external synths using the Ribbon Controller for Note ON / OFF, Volume Controller – CC 7 and Gate Time
- Send Continuous Controllers 1, 16, 80, 81, 82 and 83 to MIDI OUT Channel 1
- Couples as a MIDI Clock to Sync Pulse or Sync Pulse to MIDI Clock converter using the MONOTRIBE’s built-in Sync I/O
- Added the best MIDI (Female DIN5) connectors available on the market
- Added a Manufactured PCB
MIDITRIBE I/O is pre-assembled and no soldering is required for installation.
See the Amazing Machines’ site for full details.
“A good delay was an essential part of the classic analog synthesizer sound. More often than not, that delay came from a tape-style echo machine until affordable digital delays were created. The monotron DELAY is an analog synthesizer optimized for sound effects. In addition to its analog oscillator, filter, and LFO, it also provides a Space Delay that’s indispensable for swooping, cosmic sounds. The monotron DELAY even reproduces the pitch changes that occur when you vary the delay time, just as though you were using an analog tape echo. As with the filter, the delay effect can be added to any external sound via the Aux In jack. This fat and warm delay will add an authentic edge to your analog sounds!” – Korg.com
Via WTTE/Oliver Chesler
Background information about the gear and music:
First Track for my next album (or so).
My latest (modular) album you can find here: http://theklirrfaktor.bandcamp.com/album/an4log
Maybe this track is to dirty, noisy or trashy but it`s fuckin cold and all those stupid politicians round the world go crazy and i’m very very angry
Beats: MFB Schlagzwerg + Electro-Harmonix Metall Muff, Doepfer A-106-1 + ART Pro Channel
Bass: Bubblesound uLFO & WMD Gama Wave Source + Wiard Borg Filter modulated by MakeNoise Maths
Lead: Pittsburgh Generator + A-124 Wasp Filter + Ibanez SM7 Smash Box + A-199 Spring Reverb
FX/Percussion: Korg Monotribe & all the other modules
I hope you like the track!
More @ http://www.klirrfaktor.com
This is a quick demo of Phaedra driving a midi-modded Korg Monotribe, just for fun. Synth is bus 1 on Phaedra (MIDI ch 1) and drums are bus 2 (MIDI channel 10).
Short improvisation. Yamaha CP80B, DSI TETR4, Korg Monotribe, Eventide Space and TimeFactor, Doepfer modular, Roland RE-201. Sequenced from Naught Panther Phaedra running on an iPad.
“Since there will be an inevitable question, I’ll go ahead and say now that the CP-80B is running through the TimeFactor and Space, and the Space is set to its Shimmer algorithm. These are the only effects on the piano. … Anyhow, sequenced by Phaedra, as is proper for music like this.” – Chris Randall
Here’s a nice update from Amazing Machines:
After the release of the MONOTRIBE OS 2.0 last week many people came to us asking if their MIDITRIBE will still work after the update, the answer is yes, any MIDITRIBE Revision will work 100% with the MONOTRIBE OS 2.0 update and there is more, the MONOTRIBE OS 2.0 brings us two incredible new MIDI features:
1 – Velocity Sensitivity for the “Synth Part” (VCA Level)
2 – Control of the “VCA Level” using CC 7 (Volume) or CC 11 (Expression)
This demo shows the results of these new additions using Velocity and Mod Wheel Automation to create an much more “realistic” Accent Effect. At the end of the track you can hear a fade out of the “Synth Part” that was done by automating CC 7 (Volume).
Download the Owner’s Manual here:
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MONOTRIBE is a trademark of KORG Inc. Japan, all other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners.
monotribe version 2 特設ページ：http://www.korg.co.jp/Product/Dance/monotribe/version2.html
Background info (Googlish):
The real analog synth and rhythm, a major update with the analog step sequencer monotribe station ribbon of 譲Ri ELECTRIBE! In monotribe version 2 with all new features, you can create ever more elaborate sequences, allowing long overlapping deployments play a complex song. Ver.1 and also played by built-in synchronous mode, a new and different, you can enjoy a new experience for playing more than one sense monotribe.
Note that the analog sticks to monotribe sound, an analog approach can also update Kodawarimasu. Past, as was the PC data loading by cassette tapes, and adopted a voice in how to update using monotribe.
Audio system for updating (WAV) provides encoding and file format. SYNC your audio file and do the update – input to the terminal IN.
In this video, it shows you how to update. And what is trickery or audio files for the update, you can actually hear our.
For detailed procedures and other precautions ※ Please refer to the above special page.
Some cool sounds in this one, enjoy
“Here it is with the vocals. It’s Just Such A Likable Machine.
Track in progress, made with KORG MonoTribe, etc.”
In a world seemingly ruled by digital, Korg created an analog sensation with the palm-sized monotron Analogue Ribbon Synthesizer. Korg has once again raised the analog banner with the amazing monotribe Analog Ribbon Station; a new form of synthesizer that packs an amazing array of features and technology into its compact body. Korg’s monotribe shares the monotron’s analog DNA, yet quickly delves deeper into the rich, organic, and often chaotic world of analog synthesis. In addition to analog synthesis, monotribe brings together intuitive ease of use and a three-part discrete analog rhythm section, plus the proven appeal of Electribe-style sequencing. Complete with a built-in speaker and battery power, monotribe is self-contained and highly portable.
Details: MONOTRIBE sync’d to and filtering TENORI ON! Using the panning controls, I have sent a click track to the “sync in” of the MonoTribe, and “chiptune” style blips are sent to the “audio in”, and filtered in strange and interesting ways! Note the irregular beat structures used on both machines creating interlocking polyrhythms
By matching the Monotribe’s LFO speed to the sync speed of an SSTV capture program, I am able to generate abstract imagery, and by controlling the pitch, LFO speed and filter cutoff / resonance, I have rudimentary control over the colors and shapes generated.
Wikipedia – Slow-Scan Television:
Slow-scan television (SSTV) is a picture transmission method used mainly by amateur radio operators, to transmit and receive static pictures via radio in monochrome or color.
A technical term for SSTV is narrowband television. Broadcast television requires 6 MHz wide channels, because it transmits 25 or 30 picture frames per second (in the NTSC, PAL or SECAM color systems), but SSTV usually only takes up to a maximum of 3 kHz of bandwidth. It is a much slower method of still picture transmission, usually taking from about eight seconds to a couple of minutes, depending on the mode used, to transmit one image frame.
Since SSTV systems operate on voice frequencies, amateurs use it on shortwave (also known as HF by amateur radio operators), VHF and UHF radio.