First Monotron Test

2011-03-12 04:11
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First Monotron Test

2011-03-12 04:11
I got a KORG Monotron. It's tiny, fairly cheap, and is basically a pocket-sized version of the KORG's flagship MS-10 synth which came out during the year I was born. The Monotron is, of course, simplified... and it has a ribbon instead of a keyboard, but it's still a lot of true-analog synth fun that I can use anywhere, any time. It's easily small enough to fit in my purse or my pocket. The ribbon keyboard is fun too, since you can slide notes or make vibratos just by wiggling a finger or a stylus. It's very intuitive.

So, when it showed up I did a little test recording with it. I used a recycled bassline from "Invalid Barcode", just to get going more quickly. The point was to try the instrument, not make anything incredible with it.

I used a Kaossilator Pro for drums and loop layers, and a KP3 for some simple effects. The Monotron is fun, but its sound is a tad bit scratchy on its own. I could do some of the effects on the Monotron itself, but it's already difficult enough to play a ribbon keyboard accurately when I'm not *also* tweaking knobs.

Oh, and I didn't even bother cutting the ends with Audacity. Sorry. I doubt it makes much difference for a little test like this.
Tools used: Monotron, Kaossilator, KP3
Length: 4:25
Download: 2011-03-12_04:11.mp3
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