Monotone Recreates The Korg Monotron As Software


Developer Justus Kandzi has released a new iOS app, Monoton Delay, inspired by the Korg Monotron Delay.

Here’s what he has to say about it:

The monotone delay is a simple ribbon synthesizer. It consists of three main parts: a frequency modulating LFO, a lowpass filter and a delay.

The waveform of the LFO can be changed between a triangle wave and a square wave with the switch on the left. The knob labeled rate controls the frequency of the LFO, the knob labeled int controls the intensity of the frequency modulation.

The knob in the middle controls the cutoff position of the lowpass filter.

The delay can be manipulated by the two rightmost knobs. The one labeled time sets the time between the original and the delayed signal and the other one, labeled feedb controls how much of the original signal is fed back to the delay.

Here’s a video demo of the Monotone Delay in action:

Monotone Delay is US $.99 in the App Store.

16 thoughts on “Monotone Recreates The Korg Monotron As Software

  1. This is stunning!

    Extraordinarily simple but sounds wonderful and is very playable!

    8/10 from me, just needs a little bit of interconnectivity to make it a 10 🙂

  2. The original delay is still a big deal because of the capability of effecting incoming audio and playing a ribbon simultaneousley. For me, the delay (unlike the other two monotrons, which could be great as analog filters, but add too much shitty noise) became mainly a lo-fi soundprocessor, not a synthesier. Though the original box looks and acts like a cheap toy (input jack breaks every three months or so!), great and pretty unique possibility of adding blips and drones to heavily delayed sounds squeeze me to tinker it again and again.

    1. i agree.. even the delay doesn’t have any character like Korg’s Delay..and that’s so easy to emulate/model.

      however there are some very simple virtual analog emulations for computers that are totally elegant and wonderful and almost make the hardware cumbersome and obsolete!

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