Korg Monologue Analog Keyboard Synthesizer, 25-Key

The smaller sibling to the Korg Minilogue, the Monologue is a one-voice analog beast with a two-pole filter, drive circuit, 16-step sequencer, and E-E range.
The Korg monologue is a fully-programmable, true-analog monophonic synth that, while based on the minilogue, has be re-designed and re-voiced to be unlike any other mono synth on the market. The Monologue offers the same great look and feel as the minilogue, with a curved aluminum panel, wood back, and solid potentiometers/knobs. 25-note E-to-E keyboard. Why E-to-E as opposed to traditional C-to-C? Bass!!

Features a 2-pole filter and dedicated drive circuit for added tone shaping; more bite and greater sonic depth, 16 step sequencer buttons across the panel for easier sequencer editing and Micro tuning - This allows the user to create custom scales with detunes per note. This creates amazingly organic and vintage analog sounds and sequences. EDM legend APHEX TWIN consulted on this feature, and created a number of sounds and sequences based on them. That same awesome oscilloscope screen from minilogue! Battery-powered option -- can run on 6 x AA.

Features:

- Fully programmable analogue monophonic synth
- 25 slim keys
- Sound redesigned for monophonic synthesis
- Micro-tuning breaks down the western musical conventions and provides a richer tonal palette
- Real time sequence edits, motion sequencing
- Solid build: aluminum panel, bolted metal shaft pots, rubber coated knobs
- Oscilloscope for visual feedback
- Battery Powered for synthesis on the go
- Lightweight and small footprint
- Sync in/ out for jamming with other products such as Volcas and Electribes

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- Keyboard: 25-keys (Slim-key, velocity sensitive)
- Sound Generation: Analog synthesis
- Program: 100 programs (80 Presets / 20 Users), Each program includes microtuning and sequence data settings
- Main Synthesis Parameters:
- - MASTER
- - Drive
- - VCO1
- - Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), Shape
- - VCO2
- - Octave, Wave (Saw, Triangle, Noise), Sync/Ring, Pitch, Shape
- - MIXER
- - VCO1, VCO2
- - FILTER
- - Cutoff, Resonance
- - EG
- - Type (A/D, A/G/D, G), Attack, Decay, Int, Target (Pitch, Pitch 2, Cutoff)
- - LFO
- - Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), Mode (Fast, Slow, 1-Shot), Rate, Int, Target (Pitch, Shape, Cutoff)
- Sequencer: 16-step monophonic sequencer, Motion sequence can be used on up to four parameters
- Microtuning: 32 settings (20 Preset tunings / 6 User scales / 6 User octaves), Each setting can be set the key.
- Controls:
- - 23 dedicated panel controls deliver immediate parameter access
- - A slider can control different parameters for each program
- Display: Real-time OLED oscilloscope provides visual feedback of parameter changes
- Connectors:
- - Headphones (6.3mm stereo phone jack)
- - Output (6.3mm monaural phone jack)
- - Audio In (6.3mm monaural phone jack)
- - Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack)
- - Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack)
- - MIDI In
- - MIDI Out
- - USB Type B
- Power Supply: AA alkaline battery x 6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery x 6, Or AC adapter (DC 9V) (optional)
- Battery Life: Approximately 6 hours (using alkaline batteries), Approximately 8 hours (using nickel-metal hydride batteries)
- Power Consumption: 2.5 W
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 350 x 276 x 76 mm / 13.78" x 10.87" x 2.99"
- Weight: 1.7 kg / 3.78 lbs.
- Color Variations: Silver, Black, Red, Dark Blue, Gold
- Included Items: AA alkaline battery x 6 (for verifying operation)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Warehouse Resealed, Black
Shipping Weight: 5.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NFS KORMONOLOGUEBK
Silver
Shipping Weight: 5.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KOR MONOLOGUESV
Blue
Shipping Weight: 5.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KOR MONOLOGUEBL
Black
Shipping Weight: 5.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KOR MONOLOGUEBK
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-6800
(1 ratings)
Submitted February 18, 2017 by Colin K in Vancouver, WA
"Great little synth"
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Same layout as an old Realistic MG-1 I used to have, so I was quite pleased. Sounds amazing. There's lots of extra functionality buried in the firmware, be sure to get the detailed owners manual from Korg's website to unlock the secrets. Only complaint is cheap plastic body (I would have gladly paid more for an aluminum shell, or just the face) and lack of power supply. If you order this, be sure to get the Korg 9v power supply with the smaller (1.7mm center positive) plug. It does come with batteries, but they won't last long...
Musical Background:
Guitar, bass, theremin
Musical Style:
Space rock
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