KORG monomania [monotribe and KP3 plaing]

October 10, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

Solvent Monotribe thru Modular Mayhem

October 7, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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

“Sync” In The Studio

August 13, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

Two ways of using the hidden MIDI in functonality on Monotribe

August 6, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

More info:

Two ways:
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/

Korg Monotribe Mod / Illuminant Pitch Control

August 4, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background information:

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.

Monotribe modified #2

July 30, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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..

MONOMOD – Korg Monotribe Mod / Hack

July 28, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“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.

Review: Up close with the KORG Monotribe

July 25, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.”

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Playing with FunkBox, Little MIDI Machine, MonoTribe and Omega 2

July 23, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

Quick tip: Working with arpeggios on the KORG Monotribe

July 19, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

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