This little synthesizer and drum kit is made by Korg and features a tiny keyboard, full sequencer, and analog sound circuitry. Sadly, it doesn’t support MIDI but instead uses something called pulse sync to connect multiple boxes in sequence.
The Monotribe should cost about $150 when it is released later this year.
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Since I have the Monotron it is my ultimate source of noise and fun. I’m able to make people scream in 6 seconds with it. It is the Gameboy for synthesizer fiends. Let’s see what the Monotron can and can’t do for $59. → Read More
What was once applauded as the smallest synthesizer in the world, was stripped of that title this week at the Musikmesse show in Germany. All hail the rightful heir, Korg’s Monotron. → Read More
The microKORG has been the world’s best selling synth. The new microKORG XL has the same great features as it’s predecessor plus a more capable effects processor, improved key response and a gooseneck microphone for some vocoding out of the box. So here’s a video of the XL for you to check out. → Read More
By routing the four buttons on a Kaossilator to the buttons on a Guitar Hero guitar, James Haskin has created one of the coolest little electronic instruments I’ve seen in a while. The resulting mash-up makes it much easier to play the Kaossilator as an instrument rather than a standalone box on your desk. → Read More
I’ve always been a fan of techno but I’ve always only played folk guitar. What’s a fella to do? You go get the Korg Kaossilator, that’s what.
This amazing little box, $199 on ThinkGeek, is a tiny sequencer/synth that is considerably smaller than the average guitar tuner. It has 100 audio presets which are basically generated sounds synthesized using an X/Y touchpad. For example, for synthesized… → Read More