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Korg's monotron DELAY is a fun-size analog ribbon synthesizer with a live, ready-to-be tweaked front panel offering five knobs and a single switch. Its Space Delay gives you echo effects that harken t... Read More

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Korg's monotron DELAY is a fun-size analog ribbon synthesizer with a live, ready-to-be tweaked front panel offering five knobs and a single switch. Its Space Delay gives you echo effects that harken the early days of synth, and its simple operation and ease invites hours of enjoyment and musical exploration - all in the palm of your hand.

Casual users and people who love to play with gadgets will find it easy to enjoy creating melodies with a simple knob tweak and tapping along the keyboard portion. DJs and established musicians can also use the monotron DELAY to add some dazzling sound effects or pump some analog muscle into their performance. The possibilities are virtually endless.

Classic Analog Synth / Space Delay Combination
A good delay was an essential part of the classic analog synthesizer sound. More often than not, that delay came from a tape-style echo machine until affordable digital delays were created. The monotron DELAY is an analog synthesizer optimized for sound effects. In addition to its analog oscillator, filter, and LFO, it also provides a Space Delay that's indispensable for swooping, cosmic sounds. The monotron DELAY even reproduces the pitch changes that occur when you vary the delay time, just as though you were using an analog tape echo. As with the filter, the delay effect can be added to any external sound via the Aux In jack. This fat and warm delay will add an authentic edge to your analog sounds.

Dual-Waveform LFO
The Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) waveform used to modulate the pitch now offers a choice of waveshapes - a new square wave plus the traditional triangle wave. Both the Rate (Speed) and the Intensity (Depth) can be adjusted independently. In addition, a trimpot on the back panel can continuously adjust the shape/direction of the triangle wave or the pulse-width of the square wave to deliver even more versatility. Used in conjunction with the delay, the LFO can create dazzling effects and provide unique possibilities for embellishing your songs.

Wide-Range Ribbon Keyboard
The monotron DELAY's ribbon controller keyboard features a wide, four-octave range. This design allows the pitch to be controlled even more aggressively and dynamically, making the monotron DELAY a great weapon for a DJ to get the floor moving with irresistible sound. The reversed white keys and body adornments glow under black light illumination, making the monotron DELAY ideal for delivering a striking visual impact in nearly any club environment.

  • Space Delay with Rate and Intensity controls offers analog-style echoes
  • New Pitch LFO with selectable Waveshape and Intensity and shape controls
  • VCF with Cutoff Control
  • Wide-range ribbon controller keyboard
  • Original Analog (VCF) Filter taken from the classic MS-10 & MS-20
  • Aux input jack lets you apply filter and delay to any audio source
  • Built-in speaker and battery power for "go anywhere" analog sound
  • Headphone jack for private use
  • Includes owner's manual
  • Synthesizer structure: 1 VCO (Sawtooth Wave); 1 VCF; 1 LFO; DELAY
  • Switch: Standby / LFO "triangle" Shape / LFO "square" Shape
  • Knobs: LFO Rate, LFO Int., VCF Cutoff, DELAY Time, DELAY Feedback
  • Rear Panel Trimpot: LFO Shape
  • Controller: Wide Range Ribbon Controller
  • Volume: Headphone Volume
  • Aux Input: 1/8" stereo jack
  • Headphone Output: 1/8" stereo jack
  • Speaker: Miniature internal which is disabled when headphones are in use
  • Power Supply: 2 AAA batteries included, recommended alkaline batteries
  • Battery Life: Approximately 8 hours (with alkaline batteries)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 120mm x 72mm x 28mm / 4.72" x 2.83" x 1.10"
  • Weight: 95g / 3.35 oz. (without batteries)
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All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

Labor: 1 Year
Parts: 1 Year

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

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KorgMonotron Delay Analog Ribbon Synthesizer

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Too Many Quirks for Pro Use


from Materials Park, Ohio

Comments about Korg Monotron Delay Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

I'm not a fantastic keyboard player, and you don't need to be for one of these. This isn't an instrument as much as a weird noise generator and sound effect processor. First off, it ONLY runs on batteries, no option for a wall plug, which really sucks, because it necessitates changing the batteries before any serious use. Second, due to its analog nature, the sound is basically completely different every time you turn it on, and it takes 5-10 minutes for it to stabilize enough to be useful. My next point is the "aux in" jack. This is basically made so you can put funny sounds over the music on your iPod, but I decided to get stupid with it, and through using a lot of adapters, ran my Casio keyboard into this, and then out of the Monotron into a 15-watt solid state keyboard amp. The sound was absolutely drenched in reverb, though the delay controls on both the keyboard and Monotron were off, and the amp didn't have a reverb function. This unit is unstable and will keep you guessing and second-guessing your confidence in it. It's only solid use is for making weird noises, maybe making intro tapes or processing samples for basement/Mac DJs. This can't be used effectively for serious music production.

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Excellent tool for a song


from Anchorage, AK

Comments about Korg Monotron Delay Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

This little synth is great! The combination of knobs on this product provide so many possibilities: they yield spacey soundscapes, those great building moments that you hear in progressive electronic music, plenty of sound effects, and, when the "INT." knob is only barely on, synth sounds that allow the Korg to be played like a regular instrument (you can operate the ribbon like a keyboard using the side of your finger and sliding from note to note). The only downside is that the higher notes ring out much louder than the lower ones, so it is harder to play intervals across octaves and some of the effects render these notes into mere quiet grumbling. Normally, synthesizers are pretty expensive, yet one this versatile is only $50! I had to wait several weeks for mine on back order, so pick one up while you can.

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from Venezuela

Comments about Korg Monotron Delay Analog Ribbon Synthesizer:

All the transaction went so well! the delivery was fast and on time, i wrote an e-mail asking for doubts, and i received a response very quickly! I recommend to buy here! So happy with the purchase.

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