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Korg Monotron Delay Analog Ribbon Synthesizer   

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Korg's monotron DELAY is a fun-size analog ribbon synthesizer with a live, ready-to-be tweaked front panel offering five knobs and a single switch. I...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-21-2017

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Miniature ribbon keyboard that produces intense, analog-like echo effects.

Korg's monotron DELAY is a fun-size analog ribbon synthesizer with a live, ready-to-be tweaked front panel offering five knobs and a single switch. Its Space Delay gives you echo effects that harken the early days of synth, and its simple operation and ease invites hours of enjoyment and musical exploration - all in the palm of your hand.

Casual users and people who love to play with gadgets will find it easy to enjoy creating melodies with a simple knob tweak and tapping along the keyboard portion. DJs and established musicians can also use the monotron DELAY to add some dazzling sound effects or pump some analog muscle into their performance. The possibilities are virtually endless.

Classic Analog Synth / Space Delay Combination
A good delay was an essential part of the classic analog synthesizer sound. More often than not, that delay came from a tape-style echo machine until affordable digital delays were created. The monotron DELAY is an analog synthesizer optimized for sound effects. In addition to its analog oscillator, filter, and LFO, it also provides a Space Delay that's indispensable for swooping, cosmic sounds. The monotron DELAY even reproduces the pitch changes that occur when you vary the delay time, just as though you were using an analog tape echo. As with the filter, the delay effect can be added to any external sound via the Aux In jack. This fat and warm delay will add an authentic edge to your analog sounds.

Dual-Waveform LFO
The Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) waveform used to modulate the pitch now offers a choice of waveshapes - a new square wave plus the traditional triangle wave. Both the Rate (Speed) and the Intensity (Depth) can be adjusted independently. In addition, a trimpot on the back panel can continuously adjust the shape/direction of the triangle wave or the pulse-width of the square wave to deliver even more versatility. Used in conjunction with the delay, the LFO can create dazzling effects and provide unique possibilities for embellishing your songs.

Wide-Range Ribbon Keyboard
The monotron DELAY's ribbon controller keyboard features a wide, four-octave range. This design allows the pitch to be controlled even more aggressively and dynamically, making the monotron DELAY a great weapon for a DJ to get the floor moving with irresistible sound. The reversed white keys and body adornments glow under black light illumination, making the monotron DELAY ideal for delivering a striking visual impact in nearly any club environment.

  • Space Delay with Rate and Intensity controls offers analog-style echoes
  • New Pitch LFO with selectable Waveshape and Intensity and shape controls
  • VCF with Cutoff Control
  • Wide-range ribbon controller keyboard
  • Original Analog (VCF) Filter taken from the classic MS-10 & MS-20
  • Aux input jack lets you apply filter and delay to any audio source
  • Built-in speaker and battery power for "go anywhere" analog sound
  • Headphone jack for private use
  • Includes owner's manual

Don't delay, er, don't hesitate to order a monotron DELAY today!


Monotron Delay Analog Ribbon Synthesizer

  • Synthesizer structure: 1 VCO (Sawtooth Wave); 1 VCF; 1 LFO; DELAY
    Switch: Standby / LFO "triangle" Shape / LFO "square" Shape
    Knobs: LFO Rate, LFO Int., VCF Cutoff, DELAY Time, DELAY Feedback
    Rear Panel Trimpot: LFO Shape
    Controller: Wide Range Ribbon Controller
    Volume: Headphone Volume
    Aux Input: 1/8" stereo jack
    Headphone Output: 1/8" stereo jack
    Speaker: Miniature internal which is disabled when headphones are in use
    Power Supply: 2 AAA batteries included, recommended alkaline batteries
    Battery Life: Approximately 8 hours (with alkaline batteries)
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 120mm x 72mm x 28mm / 4.72" x 2.83" x 1.10"
    Weight: 95g / 3.35 oz. (without batteries)

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Cool Little Synth For Those Who Have Realistic Expectations

By Null Factor

from Grand Haven, Michigan, USA

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  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Responsive / Good Action


  • Limited Sound Selection

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  • Electronic Music
  • Sound Effects

Comments about Korg Monotron Delay Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

If you set your expectations for what this device really is, you will find that it is a fun little synth. The synth's trigger mechanism is a ribbon, rather than actual keys, so finding notes is an exercise in imperfection. That isn't to say that this is a bad thing, because in the right applications, a little imperfection is just perfect! I use this little synth to add atmospheric elements to my music. This synth definitely will not replace my synth bass generator, as there is no MIDI capabilities, or any other way to create specific notes on specific parts of the beat. But, for blips, beeps, and even swirling pads, it is a fun tool to use with some surprisingly good sound. I would definitely recommend this to a friend, as long as that friend knew what they were getting.

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This thing is a useless toy at best!

By Stratman55

from Bradenton, FL (On the road).

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  • Limited Sound Selection
  • Unrealistic sound

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    Comments about Korg Monotron Delay Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

    This thing is a joke. Trust me, I can see no meaningful use for this at all!

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


    Amazing Sound!

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    from Boulder, CO

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    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Speaker


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        Comments about Korg Monotron Delay Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

        This little synth is now a part of my live performance workstation. It so cheap but yet so powerful. I was searching for a sound like this for over a decade. Buy one now! I already bought 2.

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