Korg has released SyncKontrol for Monotribe – a free iOS app that lets you control a Monotribe analog synthesizer using an iPhone.
SyncKontrol offers owners of Korg’s monotribe Analogue Ribbon Station precise tempo control, plus the ability to sync their monotribe to WIST (Wireless sync) enabled apps.
SyncKontrol allows you to control the tempo and start/pause of the monotribe Analogue Ribbon Station via the audio output of your iPhone. The app also offers Tap Tempo, a Swing function, and WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology) to sync monotribe to WIST-enabled apps such as Korg’s iMS20, iElectribe and iElectribe Gorillaz Edition.
In addition, this application receives sync from Mac-based DAW software by receiving MIDI clock and play/stop commands via Wireless Network MIDI.
This looks like an interesting way to bridge the worlds of iOS apps and analog synths.
If you’ve tried this out with the Monotribe or any other analog synths, let us know what you think.
- Sequencer Section:
- Tempo: 20.0 – 999.9 BPM
- Tap tempo
- Swing function: 50 – 75 %
- Supports WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology)
Note: Korg notes that Wireless Network MIDI function is a developing technology and there are no guarantees concerning stability, which can be heavily affected by traffic over the wireless network.
Also, a mini jack cable is necessary to connect iPhone and monotribe. SyncKontrol for monotribe need iOS 4.2 or later.