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).
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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.
Elektron tapes (#5). Studies inspired by Aphex Twin & Venetian Snares productions — using Elektron Monomachine SFX60+ Elektron Octatrack w/ Pro X Fade coss-fader on Vestax PMC-05 Pro III. Also featuring Oto Biscuit, Korg Monotribe + Korg Kaoss Pad KP3 (x2). Performed by sound artist & noise designer Zviij © 2011.
* Booking : zviij AT zviij.com
UP-DATE#2: “Naked flowers” (Album) is available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/naked-flowers/id475830077 and Bandcamp http://zviij.bandcamp.com/album/naked-flowers
UP-DATE#1: “High heels failure” (5 ‘single’ tracks) are available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/zviij/id422672054 and Bandcamp http://zviij.bandcamp.com
N.B.— Zviij’s singles “Bug Machines III, IV, V” are available for download on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bug-machines-v-single/id432389810
Zviij — (born Franck Smith) is a French sound artist, noise designer and electronic musician, active as a soloist, living and working in Brussels.
Analog Drone Tones from Cosmic Zones
Live Ambient Version featuring the Monotribe, the Kaossilator and a ginat red diamond
James Sajeva from Korg USA demonstrates Korg’s free SyncKontrol app for monotribe. Check out http://www.korg.com/monotribe for more videos and information.