At Superbooth 2023, being held in Berlin May 11-13, Norand is introducing Mono mkII, described as “the ultimate monophonic synthesizer”.
The Mono mkII builds on four years of feedback, adding overdrive, an improved interface, an expressive 3D keyboard and more.
- Analog overdrive and refined analog path
- MK2 implement 4 years of internal update over our appraised discrete analog path, with the addition of a custom soft overdrive circuit at the output, multiplying mono’s sonic abilities.
- Expressive 3D Keyboard
- MK2 introduces 3D sensors for the mini-keyboard, allowing for expressive controls over each notes. Velocity, aftertouch, pitch bend, and vertical modulation are possible directly on the keyboard.
- Continuous sequencer strip
- 3D sensors are also used for the sequencer and page keys, which allow for dozens of new musical features, like live play-head, multi-pattern morphing, and precise control over the patterns.
- High resolution automation
- MK2 uses a 1024 PPQN sequencer system, which allow automations to be recorded at a very-high definition with the knobs and keys. The 3D sequencer strip allow for precise creation and edition of these automation using curve mode.
- Full machined alluminum body, RGB LED, UI improvement, and more
Pricing and Availability
The Norand Mono mkII is expected to be available in June 2023, price at 839€.
2 thoughts on “Norand Mono Synth MK 2, ‘The Ultimate Monophonic Synthesizer””
One of the most interesting monosynths lately. The design of the Mk1 version was a bit slicker, but obviously form follows function, and the rubber controls add expressivity.
Why does a monophonic synthesizer need a keyboard with individually expressive keys? Ah, for those people who learned to depend on an arpeggiator because they never learned how to play arpeggio. Yes, tell me more. –Willy Wonka