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.
And as most of you know I am not fully skilled in Japanese so I need to rely on that Google does its job right:
Tetara tinkering, it had long been forgotten about time, Bassari off to later. Well maybe not connected;;
^ ^ Could not become a song;
Some additional info on the KP3:
The sampling side of the KP3 is easy to figure out. Four samples (or phrases, because the KP3 is really of the ‘phrase-sampler’ ilk, rather than a traditional sampler) can be stored. The sampling time is 16 beats at 74 bpm—suggesting that the maximum sample time is about 13.2 seconds for each pad at 16-bit, 48kHz stereo. You can sample at 74 bpm or higher at beat values of 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 per measure. Each sample can be a continuous loop or a one shot sample. Recording a sample is easily done by pressing “sampling” and then the pad you want to record to. It’s that easy. The only draw back for some will be the fact that it only has RCA-style jacks for all incoming and outgoing audio.
Now the for best part: the effects! This section is incredibly intuitive because of the large centrally located X/Y touch pad. Effects are selected with a knob (there are 128 programs to choose from). The types of effects offered vary widely and can be used for a range of creative possibilities. From grain shifters, slicers, LFO modulation, echo, reverb, flanger, delay, filters to various combinations. Eight memory locations are provided above the touch pad to store your favorites, along with any pad motion recording, pad hold status and position, plus values for fx depth and fx release. Also, another attractive point of the KP3 is its ability to apply effects to the input of the unit, with or without samples playing back, effectively using it as a real-time effects processor. As this device begs to be used live, it does a great job at sampling the input or re-sampling the output on the fly. Another nice extra is the ability of the KP3 to provide a tap tempo and it has auto-BPM detection to beat-sync its tempo to the input (sometimes the sync is sloppy but you can help it by tapping the tap tempo button, indicating to the KP3 where the beat is). This tempo can be output in MIDI to clock other devices, as well as any button you push or activity on the touch pad can transmit/receive MIDI for the option to record and playback your performances in a sequencer.
And here’s the background story on this nice little demo, enjoy:
Hello my name is Solvent and I like to process to machines through other machines. Here I am processing a Korg Monotribe through a couple of Eurorack modules: the WMD Geiger Counter, and the Pittsburg Modular Analog Delay. The Monotribe is also clocking a Make Noise Brains + 2x Pressure Points sequencer setup – this is triggering a Make Noise MATHS AD envelope, which is modulating the PMAD’s delay time via the Rate CV In. Occasionally I press a Pressure Point, which freezes the sequence, allowing the delay time to run freely. At one point, I plug one of the PP’s sequencer rows into the WMD-GC’s Wave Table CV In.
Speaking of the Mayhem, here’s another featuring deadmau5:
Lot’s of nice noises and voices