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MONOLOGUEBK

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Next-generation monophonic analog synthesizer in a vivid five-colour lineup.

The monologue is a 25-key, fully programmable monophonic analog synthesizer with a voice all its own. While sharing its sleek layout, knob-per-function workflow and high-quality construction with the best-selling minilogue, monologue is a truly unique new synth for all types of musicians; featuring new voicing and sound sculpting abilities at an amazing price. The monologue's completely new filter, modulation, drive, and LFO can generate powerful basses and sharp leads, creating awesome mono sounds that showcase its single-voice design. The step sequencer has also been dramatically expanded, allowing more intuitive and more complex editing. With a lineup that gives you a choice of five eye-catching colors, this compact instrument has a strong personality to match your own.

Features:

• Analog synthesizer with all-new synthesis structure optimized for amazing monophonic sounds and sequences
• Fully programmable, with 100 program memories (80 presets included)
• 16-step sequencer with extensive motion sequence technology to make your sound move
• Microtuning lets you freely create scales and alternate tonalities
• Oscilloscope function helps visualize the waveform in real time
• Battery-powered for portability
• Rugged and stylish with aluminum top panel, chassis-mounted pots, rubber-coated knobs, and real wood back panel
• MIDI, USB MIDI, and Audio Sync for all types of in-studio and live connectivity, including direct sync with minilogue, SQ1, volca, electribe, and more
• Five colour variations that will shine on stage or in the studio

Redesigned monophonic analog circuitry

The monologue contains monophonic analog synthesizer circuitry that builds on the circuitry of the minilogue. But that doesnt mean that the monologue is simply a one-voice model of the minilogue. Its a monophonic beast with stunning power that comes from a redesigned envelope section, modulation routing, and a filter with powerful low-end punch.

The structure is 2VCO, 1VCF, 1EG, 1VCA, and 1LFO. In addition to the same distinctive circuits as on the minilogue (such as the wave shaping that shapes the overtones of the oscillator, and a sync/ring switch), the filter section uses a two-pole filter to deliver aggressive sound. Newly featured is a drive circuit that adds overtones and distortion to the sound, letting you generate fat basses and sharp lead sounds to your heart's content. The LFO rate can be adjusted into an unprecedentedly ultra-high-speed range to generate crazy space-shattering sounds, or switched to one-shot mode to act, in a sense, as an additional envelope.

The keyboard section features the acclaimed slim keybed of the minilogue and the MS-20 mini. To make monologue a synth that any musician can immediately pick up and play, the keyboard covers the EE range of notes - just like a guitar or bass.

Specifications:

Keyboard: 25-keys (Slim-key, velocity sensitive)

Sound Generation: Analog synthesis

Program: 100 programs (80 Presets / 20 Users)
Each program includes microtuning and sequence data settings

Main Synthesis Parameters:
MASTER: Drive
VCO1: Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), Shape
VCO2: Octave, Wave (Saw, Triangle, Noise), Sync/Ring, Pitch, Shape
MIXER: VCO1, VCO2
FILTER: Cutoff, Resonance
EG: Type (A/D, A/G/D, G), Attack, Decay, Int, Target (Pitch, Pitch 2, Cutoff)
LFO: Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), Mode (Fast, Slow, 1-Shot), Rate, Int, Target (Pitch, Shape, Cutoff)

Sequencer: 16-step monophonic sequencer
Motion sequence can be used on up to four parameters

Microtuning: 32 settings (20 Preset tunings / 6 User scales / 6 User octaves)
Each setting can be set the key.

Controls: 23 dedicated panel controls deliver immediate parameter access
A slider can control different parameters for each program

Display: Real-time OLED oscilloscope provides visual feedback of parameter changes

Connectors:
Headphones (6.3mm stereo phone jack)
Output (6.3mm monaural phone jack)
Audio In (6.3mm monaural phone jack)
Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack)
Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack)
MIDI In
MIDI Out
USB Type B

Power Supply: AA alkaline battery x 6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery x 6
Or AC adapter (DC 9V) (optional)

Battery Life: Approximately 6 hours (using alkaline batteries)
Approximately 8 hours (using nickel-metal hydride batteries)

Power Consumption: 2.5 W

Dimensions (W x D x H): 350 x 276 x 76 mm / 13.78" x 10.87" x 2.99"
Weight: 1.7 kg / 3.78 lbs.

Colour Variations: Silver, Black, Red, Dark Blue, Gold

Included Items: AA alkaline battery x 6 (for verifying operation)

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I had gone in to the store originally to look at the Arturia Mini Brute synth. I had been looking for a bass synth and had looked at the BassStation II as well. The Mini Brute was nice and pretty much as expected but when I tried the Korg for comparison I was impressed with the sound and relative simplicity compared to the others. I am not a synth or keyboard player by any means but after playing with the Korg for only a few minutes, it started to make sense to me. So I ended up purchasing it and have no regrets other than I don't use it enough. I'm hoping to incorporate it more into my bass playing soon so that may change. For the money, I'm very satisfied.
Posted by Phil Holmes on Sep 9, 2018
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