Several readers let us know about an update to the firmware for the Korg Monotribe that adds CV/Gate control:
Korg Japan have released a new system firmware, version 2.11, for the Korg Monotribe that adds a mode to control the Monotribe with analog control voltage and gate signals.
In CV/Gate mode, the Monotribe receives the CV/Gate signals from a 3.5mm four-connector TRRS plug inserted into the Sync In jack. A Monotribe with the update applied supports both exponential V/Oct and linear Hz/V control voltages, as well as positive and inverted gate signals.
Turning the octave select switch while in CV/Gate mode will transpose any incoming pitch signals up and down by octaves.
Here are some videos that demonstrate the new CV/Gate mode for the Korg Monotribe: Continue reading
Here’s a sneak preview of the new KOMA Elektronik XYZ Control Surface from the 2013 NAMM Show. Continue reading
Here’s an overview of the new Akai Max25 from Marketing and Artist Relations Manager Nate Lane at the 2013 NAMM Show.
Key features of the Max25 include:
- 4 LED touch faders
- 8 MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
- 4 pad banks
- 4 fader banks
- 64 assignable pads, faders, and buttons
- Step sequencer and expanded arpeggiator
- CV & Gate outputs
Expect it to be priced at about $350.
At the 2013 NAMM Show, Akai Pro introduced the MAX25 – a new MIDI controller that offers CV/Gate output, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, a built-in step sequencer, expanded arpeggiator, and LED touch faders for gradual or instant parameter value changes. Continue reading
This video is a demonstration of a unique control voltage controller, The Magnetic Table, created by Jon Sonnenberg.
Here’s what he has to say about The Magnetic Table: Continue reading
Grove Audio has introduced the GMS777 Voltage Sequencer – a 2×8 or 1×16 step sequencer, which produces a CV output and gate output per channel.
Each channel has a clock input and a separate reset input. Several step functions are programmable using a push button and LED for each step. Stop and skip can be programmed for each step.
There is a separate switchable quantizer for each channel. The output voltage range 0-2V, 0-5V, and 0-10V is selectable from the panel. The module will also support the “Q” bus modules and interface.
The unit will be available in MU, in MOTM and in EURORACK configurations all running about $350.00 range. Pre-orders for delivery in March can be made through an Indiegogo crowd-funding project. The purchaser will have the option of selecting format and knob styles, including the new custom-molded Davies 1900 knobs in ivory.