Behringer has announced that its MonoPoly synthesizer, a knockoff of the classic 80’s Korg Mono/Poly synthesizer, is now available.
The original Korg Mono/Poly is a 44-note paraphonic keyboard synthesizer. It has essentially a four-oscillator monophonic synth architecture, but it offers a paraphonic ‘Poly’ mode, which allocates the four oscillators to individual notes, which are then fed through a shared monophonic signal path.
The Berhringer MonoPoly copies the general look and design of the original, but in a smaller format, replacing the original’s 44-note keyboard with a 37-note keyboard and shrinking the overall size. It adds limited MIDI control via USB & DIN, but also offers CV/Gate control.
Here are the official video intros:
- Analog synthesizer with 4 VCOs
- 4-Voice polyphonic/paraphonic design with mono, unison and polyphonic mode
- 37 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring velocity functionality
- Reproduction of original circuitry from the ‘80s
- Analog signal path based on VCO, VCF, and VCA designs
- 4 variable oscillator shapes per VCO and variable pulse widths
- Autotune functionality to ensure VCOs stay in tune
- 24 dB filter with resonance
- Cross-modulation and oscillator sync
- Dual analog LFOs with 4 selectable waveforms and multiple destinations
- Dedicated filter and amplifier ADSR envelope generators
- Chord memory for complex harmonies with a single key press
- Noise generator for dramatically expanded waveform generation
- Separate pitch modulation of VCO 1 for sync/x-mod effects
- Front panel can be laid flat or tilted in multiple angles
- 62 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
- Multiple in and outputs for controlling filter cutoff, oscillator pitch, CV/gate and more
- MIDI In/Out with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
Pricing and Availability:
The Behringer MonoPoly is now shipping and is expected to be available soon, priced at $699. See the Behringer site for more info.