Saturday Synth Porn: Marcin Plutta’s custom Acidtribe Plus, based on the Korg Monotribe.
via the Synthtopia Flickr Group
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
Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a funky synth jam, via reader Thomas Kress, that features the Korg Monotribe and the Dave Smith Instruments Tetra.
“Korg and Dave Smith have rocked the NAMM show!” notes Kress. “Here is an example of how they sound together.”
This synth jam, via BakaOscillator, features a trio of Korg Monotribe synthesizers, along with Vox Amplug (Bass, Lead & Night Train).
The Vox Amplug is portable guitar amp effect.
Connect one to your Monotribe and you can exchange MIDI Note, Controller, Sync and Transport Messages between your synth and your computer directly, via a USB cable. The USBtribe will also let you power your Monotribe via USB.