Nice run through on the Monotribe:
James Sajeva from Korg USA takes a tour through the “Sync” feature of Korg’s new monotribe Analogue Ribbon Station. Check out http://www.korg.com/monotribe for more videos and information.
1) As a TB-ish synth.
2) Creating instruments on the fly by sending new automation data for each new note.
Discussion on Muff Wiggler Forums: http://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39099&start=0
Another monotribe modder: http://monomodder.blogspot.com/
I found a way to control the Monotribe’s pitch. Checkout this example with a photoresistor.
So this is something what a lot of people have been looking for. An option to control the Monotribes pitch and gate via CV. While the Monotribe’s ribbon controller is nothing else but a resistor, more to say likea pot, i soldered some cables to the spot where the ribbon controller is connected to the main pcb.
I first did some test with a 10K pot what worked very fine, because the ribbon controller is a 10K pot. Second attempt was a photoresistor. Final attempt was to build up a four step 4017 sequencer like the baby 10 type, but with slight modifications. I used the schematics presented on this site: FONIK.
I modified the cv out by adding a transistor, so that the cv out works more like a resistor and not like a real CV. The inspiration came from the midibix wiki (see Option 2 schematic) And that works excellent with the monotribe. The 4017 i used can be greatly clocked by the Monotribe’s sync output.
If you need more information on the schematics… please leave a comment, so i will know that someone is interested and i have a reason to sit down and draw the stuff together.
Monomod have made yet another change on his Korg Monotribe. This time separate outputs for the drums. However there seem to be some leaking of the the snare and bass into the hihat. Ah well mods..
“First Hack of my monotribe. Enabling to set BD/SD/SD-Noise/HH Decays.”
BD and SD Decay can be set with 2K2 log potentiometers. It is very important to add a 300Ohm resistor to it, to avoid a continuous decay, that never stops!
HH and SD-Noise Decay are set by a two way switch that has no connection on middle position and a 5MOhm and 20MOhm on the outer positions. While the resistor value needs to be very high to get acceptable decay modifications, i decided to use switches. The switches have no connection when set to center position, so the original decay value is still available. With both outer positions of the switch shorter decay values are possible.
MONOTRIBE! Review Part A – Dub At First Sight! Electro, Dubstep, Reggae, etc.
“Now available in the US of A – Even better than I thought it would be. To demonstrate, I’m rockin’ the new KORG Monotribe – a machine both classic and new.”
Shared by VJFranzK
FunkBox app on the iPad doing drum sounds and master clock duties. Little MIDI Machine (multi-tasking beta version) synced up on the same iPad and sequencing two hardware synth parts on the SE Omega 2 synth using CoreMIDI through the iO Dock. MonoTribe synth is synced up to the iPad using SyncKontrol app on an iPod Touch, and is sequencing itself.
Featured hardware – Omega 2:
General Specifications Voices: two. Multi-timbrality: two part. Parameters: patch, number of voices, midi channel, key range, fine tune (x8), output routing (x8), dynamics range (x8), dynamics fade (x8). Audio outputs: one stereo per voice. One main stereo and main mono output. Interface: 12 knobs (relative and jump modes), 1 rotary encoder, 30 tactile switches, 21 LEDS. Display: 16 x 2 back lit liquid crystal. Memory: 256 sound patches, 128 multi patches in RAM. Weight: 10 lbs. Dimensions: 2 rack spaces, 15 inches deep Power: 90 – 250 volts AC auto switching Voice Architecture Two voltage controlled discrete analog oscillators with sub oscillator. Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth and variable width square. All waveforms output simultaneously. Syncing of Osc 2 to Osc 1. Two voltage controlled discrete analog filters. 24db (classic Moog), 12 db (classic Oberheim). 12db filter has low pass, bandpass, high pass, and band reject modes. Each voice has the capabIlIty of having four different filters available for use. Additional filters (up to 2 per voice) can be added as desired in any number. Filters do not operate in series or parallel. Current additional filters avallable: Roland 303 and Arp 2600. Three low frequency oscillators. (LFO3 fixed to voice panning. ) Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, noise, random. Up to three destinations and depths each for LFOS 1 & 2 with range, delay, key trigger, phase, mode (mono or poly), quantize, and midi sync. Three multiple stage envelope generators. Attack, decay, sustain and release with inverting and multiple triggering. Envelopes 1 & 2 have additional delay, decay2, and breakpoint parameters. Envelope 1 fixed to filter frequency. Envelope 2 fixed to amplifier level. Envelope 3 is assignable with up to three destinations and depths.
A few simple Monotribe tips, in this video it is shown how to make arpeggio type fx using the square wave LFO, and how to use a slower tempo to get 1 or 2 bar patterns.
See video for how to, this would also work with iMS-20 app or most other drum machines, just remember to create a short pulse and pan it hard opposite to any audio, have fun!
gattobus has shared this little video with us:
“This was obviously the first thing I could play on this little box…