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Korg Monologue Monophonic Analogue Synthesiser

Korg Monologue Monophonic Analogue Synthesiser

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The Korg Monologue is a next-generation monophonic analogue synthesiser that inherits the same intuitive features and circuitry as the critically-acclaimed Minilogue but with an entirely new voice and dynamic new functions. The Monologue comes with a compact 25-key keybed alongside a sleek layout with a high-quality construction that looks professional and succinct while the knob per function workflow is easily accessible even for those unfamiliar with a synthesiser. The brand new sound sculpting abilities include a filter modulation, drive, and an LFO which help you shape powerful basses and sharp, vibrant leads for monophonic sounds that perfectly showcase the single-voice design.

Korg Monologue Monophonic Synthesiser



The Monologue is equipped with monophonic analogue synthesiser circuitry that builds upon the circuitry of the Minilogue with a redesigned envelope section, modulation routing, and a filter that features powerful low-end punch. The layout includes two voltage controlled oscillators, one voltage controlled filter, one envelope generator, one voltage controlled amplifier, and a low-frequency oscillator that help you shape your sounds with fluidity and has wave shaping abilities that develop the overtones as well as a sync/ring switch.

A new drive circuit provides additional overtones and distortion to your sounds allowing you to create huge basses and vibrant leads while the LFO rate can be altered to an unprecedented ultra-high speed for generating crazy sound effects or can be switched to one-shot mode which will act as an additional envelope. The filter uses a two-pole design to deliver aggressive sounds while the keyboard comes with a range of E-E notes just like a guitar or bass.

The Monologue has 100 preset locations, simply select a program for instant access to excellent sounds ranging from huge basses and subs to vivid cutting leads as well as percussive sequences so you do not need an in-depth knowledge around synthesis to use this unit, just choose a sound and tweak the controls to your heart’s content. The synthesiser comes with 80 pre-programmed sounds created by some of the world’s top musicians as well as 20 user slots for saving your own custom sounds to be used later on.

A 16 step sequencer lets you create complex musical rhythms which can be easily captured and edited and supports real-time recording and overdubbing capabilities as well as a step recorder that enables you to record melodies with ease while 16 physical buttons allow for quick editing and improvisational performances. A motion sequence function works to record all of your knob movements which acts as a modulation or automation source and lets you record continuous changes to your sounds. A key trigger function enables you to play back a sequence while you keep a note held down and then can transpose it while a portamento function lets you generate smooth basslines by specifying glide for each step.

An integrated OLED display shows the waveform in real-time as you sculpt your sound; this oscilloscope provides you with visual feedback that is both educational and entertaining and a first for a hardware synthesiser. The display also offers a visualisation for the value levels of your motion sequenced patterns so you can see your motion sequence as it happens. Unlike most synthesisers the Monologue can be run off of batteries, so you do not need to worry about additional power supplies when on-stage while the lightweight body and compact build make it a perfect travel companion.

Korg Monologue Monophonic Analogue Synthesiser Key Features:

  • Analog synthesizer with all-new synthesis structure optimized for amazing monophonic sounds and sequences
  • Fully programmable, with 100 program memories (80 presets included)
  • 16-step sequencer with extensive motion sequence technology to make your sound move
  • Microtuning lets you freely create scales and alternate tonalities
  • Oscilloscope function helps visualize the waveform in real time
  • Battery-powered for portability
  • Rugged and stylish with aluminum top panel, chassis-mounted pots, rubber-coated knobs, and real wood back panel
  • MIDI, USB MIDI, and Audio Sync for all types of in-studio and live connectivity, including direct sync with minilogue, SQ1, volca, electribe, and more
  • Five color variations that will shine on stage or in the studio

Korg Monologue Monophonic Analogue Synthesiser Technical Specifications:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 2.5W 
  • Dimensions (WxDxH mm): 350 x 276 x 76
  • Weight 1.7 kg
  • Included Items: AA alkaline battery x 6 (for verifying operation) 
  • Accessories: AC adapter (DC 9V), Sync Cable SQ-CABLE-6

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)

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