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Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer

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Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer

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  • Pocket Sized
  • True Analog Synthesizer
  • Space Delay with Time & Feeback Control
  • Original (VCF) Filter from MS-10 & MS-20
  • Waveshape, Rate and Intensity Controls
  • VCF with Cutoff Control
  • Octave Ribbon Keyboard
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Headphone Output and Aux Input
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The Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer by Korg is a pocket sized, all-analog synthesizer optimized for sound effects with a miniature ribbon keyboard, built-in speaker, headphone jack and 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini Aux input. In addition to its analog oscillator, filter and LFO, it also provides an essential Space Delay for swooping, cosmic type sounds.

Play the keyboard with a swiping finger motion across the ribbon and discover a wealth of possibilities for performances, DJs and entertainment. The Monotron DELAY features the same analog (VCF) filter found in the legendary Korg MS-10 and MS-20; and the VCF and LFO sections provide seemingly limitless programming. Its portable, pocket-sized design can be taken nearly anywhere and powered with just two AAA batteries.

True analog synthesizer with ribbon keyboard and waveshape, rate and intensity control
Space delay and VCF with time, feedback and cutoff control
Features the same classic analog filter found in the legendary Korg MS-10 and MS-20
Filter any external source using the fun, intuitive controls and audio input jack
LFO modulates pitch and filter cutoff
Portable, battery operated and pocket-sized design
Internal speaker or 1/8" headphone jack allows you to play it most anywhere
Synthesizer Structure 1 VCO (Sawtooth Wave)
1 VCF
1 LFO
Delay
Knobs LFO rate
LFO int.
VCF cutoff
Delay time
Delay feedback
Rear panel trim pot: LFO Shape
Controllers Wide range ribbon controller
Connector Aux input: 1/8" stereo jack
Headphone output: 1/8" stereo jack with volume
Speaker Miniature internal; disabled when headphones are in use
Power 2 x AAA alkaline batteries
Battery Life Approximately 8 hours (with alkaline batteries)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.72" x 2.83" x 1.10" (11.98 x 7.18 x 2.79 cm)
Weight 3.35 oz. (without batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 6.1 x 1.7"
Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer
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    KorgMonotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer
     
    4.7

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Portable (8)
    • Easy to use (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Electronic music (7)
    • Travel (3)
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      • Experienced (5)

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    5.0

    Lots of fun

    By Black Flatbush

    from Brooklyn

    Comments about Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

    Sound wave surfer devise. I would recommend it as first synthesizer or a meditation tool. Love that it works on batteries lots of fun anywhere. You can take it outside, to your job, school or a park. Great gadget!

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    4.0

    Aliens have landed and shared their toys

    By Super Happy Synth Boy

    from Carlisle, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Analog
    • Easy to Use
    • Expressive
    • Portable
    • Size

    Cons

    • "wide" Mode Keyboard
    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Electronic Music
    • Travel

    Comments about Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

    This is a toy. A fun toy, but a toy nonetheless. It is capable of producing a wide variety of sounds. The delay is really cool for a device this size. The only thing I don't particularly like is the keyboard being permanently set to "wide" mode (the monotribe has three settings). I have really large hands, and am still able to manipulate the controls with ease. The noise level is a bit high, but then again...this is analog.

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    5.0

    awesome space noise machine

    By trickstress

    from Santa Cruz, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Electronic Music

      Comments about Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

      Alright I'm a Korg fan. Have the Monotron Duo, which is awesome especially since you can play it in tune, but the Delay is extra amazing. It is way more versatile than any youtube video would lead you to believe...just subtle alterations of the knobs open gateways to truely otherworldly sounds. Think 50s science fiction movies. I use a Nintendo DS stylus on the ribbon controller, works better than fingers. Excellent machine at an unbeatable price for making burbling, crazy noises to compliment your tracks. Pure fun.

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      5.0

      Awesome fun.

      By Humboldtrick

      from Eureka, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

          Hours of fun creation!

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          5.0

          A fun noise maker

          By Gongnoise

          from Los Angeles,CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Electronic Music
            • Rich Delayed Analog Synth
            • Travel

            Comments about Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

            A great noise machine. I hope Korg keeps making small analog synths & perhaps combines the 'Delay' & 'Duo"' models into a $100 or $150 model.

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            4.0

            Simple, fun, lo-fi: worth to get one

            By Rafa

            from Montevideo, Uruguay

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dirty
            • Easy to Use
            • Lovely Filter
            • Nice Space Echo
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Dirty Audio Path
            • Limited Sound Selection

            Best Uses

            • Electronic Music
            • Learning
            • Sound design
            • Sound Fx
            • Travel

            Comments about Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

            I'm a sound designer and keyboard/synth player, so i've been using my monotron delay mostly for creating sound fx and processing external audio. It's signal path really very simple, and although it has no resonance control, i'm not really missing it. The filter is great and the space echo dirty. The lfo is really fast, and the 4 octave range is really nice for using the LFO. The delay self-oscilates, which is a good thing... but, too quick... with feedback knob at 12 o clock it will start self oscilating. LFO is fixed to modulate pitch, so it's not the most flexible synth... but it's only $ ... With the ribbon controller, you should not even think of playing melodies... The audio path is kinda dirty... but, really dirty, and when you process external sources, they become really dirty and lo fi, so, don't expect anything but that: lo fi and fun and simplicity

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            5.0

            A fun little noise machine.

            By Stearno

            from Carbondale, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Electronic Music
              • Experimental
              • Industrial

              Comments about Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

              This is probably the funnest [$] I've ever spent. It is a simple and straight-forward analogue synthesizer with a delay. The ribbon spans the entire range of the LFO, so don't expect to be able to play specific notes like on the Monotron Duo.I would definitely recommend adding some rubber feet to the unit as it tends to slide around otherwise.

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              5.0

              Big sound little box

              By Tony the Silent one

              from Menomonee Falls, WI

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Realistic Sound
              • Responsive / Good Action

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Electronic Music

                Comments about Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

                This mini synth is fun right out of the box! If you plug it into a stereo or monitors the sound spectrum really opens up.

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                4.0

                A miniature monster!

                By sequential

                from Maple Grove, MN

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Responsive / Good Action

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Electronic Music
                  • Learning

                  Comments about Korg Monotron DELAY Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

                  I knew going in that the Korg Monotron Delay would be somewhat limited considering its diminutive size and [$] price tag. What I didn't expect was the monstrous sound that comes out of this thing! Adding delay to the existing Monotron sound makes for some interesting effects and sound possibilities (think 50's/60's sci-fi). The added 1/8" input jack further enhances its functionality but allowing you to run audio through the delay as well.For music-making, a pen or something else that has a smaller tip is necessary since using your finger on the ribbon-controller is difficult for precise control of pitch.All in all it's lots of fun and is well worth the money. I think the Monotron would be a fantastic way to introduce children to the possibilities of synthesis. Man, I wish I had something like this when I was a kid!

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                  Required item: Batteries (not included) are required to power this device.

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