This jazz-tacular Sunday Synth Jam, via Ignacy Matuszewski, is a cover of Antônio Carlos Jobim’s The Girl From Ipanema – on a modded Korg Monotibe.
Ignacy Matuszewski handles the Monotribe lead, noting:
I’ve got an modification of KORG Monotribe, witch is called Liwiusztribe. I’ve learned how to play pitch more or less correctly – as you can see, it’s not impossible to play on this toy! No pitch correction used on any track, just some EQ correction from my DAW. Of course, drum part played by Liwiusztribe!
It has MIDI In and Out (synthesizer part works on Channel 1, drum part works on Channel 10), MIDI supports velocity, pitchband, modulation, EG, cutoff, resonance, LFO (rate, int, shape, target, mode, wave), drum modification: BD decay, SD decay, SD noise control (3 levels: no noise, short, long) HH noise volume control (3 levels: no noise, short, long). And, of course, new white overlay.
16 thoughts on “The Girl From Ipanema – On Korg Monotribe”
the synth sounds surprisingly musical here!
Yes, it really IS the musical instrument, not very common these days in synthesizers world…
that was quite excellent!
That was a joy to watch
Haha, thanks Synthopia! 🙂
I would so love to listen to this except I don’t want that song stuck in my head the next fortnight.
I love the track, but the release on the Monotribe… yikes.
Yes, relase on Monotribe is shitty… But I already fixed it! Now its nice & smooth. Thanks!
You have to have tiny fingers!
That was great to watch! I always thought we were going to see more ribbon-synth skills and that was it 😀 By the way it’s actually a lot easier to play in tune on a Korg Ribbon-synth than you might think. IMO violin or Theremin is MUCH harder, if for quite different reasons. (Violin is especially difficult in the high registers.)
Very cool video! But as johnson said, the clicks on attack and release are very annoying. I wonder how do you fixed the shitty release on the monotribe?
the guitar and the contrabass seem to be good but it’s almost inaudible because of the pops and farts produced by the Monotribe’s “drums”……
Hi! It wasn’t me, just my friend – I’ll tell him to visit this site an answer your question, because really, I don’t know shit about this 🙂
That was second in coolness only to The Girl From Ipanema as sung by Beaker accompanied by Dr. Bunsen Honeydew on test tubes, Lava Lamp and Tesla Coil, after which Beaker gets hit by lightning and stands there shaking with smoke coming out of his hair. OK, so maybe that never happened outside of my own head, but it would have been cool.
Hey guys, this article is about my video, so thank you very much Synthtopia for sharing! If you like this video, then you should see my new video, also played on Monotribe, with more MOD. Volca is here too… 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLsOi81bvBk