Make the synths smaller, Korg! Smaller I say!

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.

With just over 1 full octave on a ribbon keyboard, the Monotron can almost fit into your pocket. It also manages to fit a VLO, VCF, and LFO under its tiny little hood. The VCF circuit is the same Korg put in the classic MS-10 and MS-20 models.

An auxiliary audio input allows you to run any sound, any sound at all, through the Monotron’s filters.

We’re expecting these things on the shelves sometime in May at just under $70.