Korg Monologue is a truly unique synthesizer for all types of musicians featuring unique voicing and sound sculpting abilities, a versatile step sequencer, an exciting micro-tuning feature and more — all at an amazing price.
- Analog synthesizer 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 color variations that will shine on stage or in the studio
A fully programmable analog synth
Monologue gives you knob-per-function programmability so you can create everything from crushing basses to crisp leads and complex rhythmic soundscapes quickly and easily. Even better, Monologue has 100 program locations (80 preset + 20 user), a first for an analog keyboard at its price. Each location can also retain its own 16-step sequence, including motion sequence automation.
A voice above the crowd
Monologue's engine starts with the same ground-up synthesis design that made Korg Minilogue famous and adds features focused on amazing monophonic sounds. A new 2-pole VCF provides added bite, and a new analog drive circuit delivers further punch and richness. The LFO has expanded control capabilities as well, with higher rates for deeper modulation possibilities.
Want to go microtonal? Monologue's new micro tuning feature — with a separate tuning per note — offers everything from slight detunes to all-out dissonance. In addition to factory scales, Monologue has 12 user-savable scale locations. And don't worry, Monologue offers the same self-tuning circuit as Minilogue, so you can always expect solid, well-tempered tuning — not 'temperamental tuning' — when you're not exploring alternate ones.
Step sequencing, stepped-up
Monologue offers a powerful 16-step sequencer with a dedicated button per step for added ease of editing. It features motion sequencing with editing and the ability to 'lock' parameters with individual steps. The sequencer also offers on-the-fly transposition via key triggering. All of these powerful features can be used together to create complex, musical, and deeply dialed-in patterns.
In addition to 5-pin MIDI in/out and USB MIDI, Monologue includes audio sync connectivity, which allows it to play in time and integrate seamlessly with Korg Volcas, Electribes, Minilogue and SQ-1. Use Monologue with your DAW as both a USB MIDI controller and a versatile analog voice. Send clock over USB and use audio sync to chain Monologue's clock to other audio sync-equipped products.
The key of 'E'
Monologue features a 25-key version of the same great-feeling keybed as Minilogue — with a twist: instead of traditional C to C octaves, Monologue is laid out E to E so that those low bass notes are always there! With a low E right at your fingertips, guitarists and bassists will feel right at home adding Monologue to their live rig to expand their sound palettes.
Build quality to rival its sound quality
Monologue features the same rugged, high-quality build and standout looks as Minilogue. Plus, there are five vibrant colors to choose from: silver, black, red, blue and gold. The gorgeous curved aluminum top panel is married with chassis-mounted, rubber coated potentiometers for a look and feel that is substantial. The rear panel dons a real wood panel to bring add vintage feel to its ultra-contemporary design.
To round out the interface, you'll find a helpful, clear OLED display with a real working oscilloscope that lets you 'see' your sound. This display is unique to Korg's latest analog models, and is as fun and educational as it is informative. Monologue's display calls up parameters as you tweak, making it easy to understand the potential of this powerful little synth.
Monologue can run on 6 × AA batteries, making it the most portable analog keyboard of its size, ever. An optional 9V adapter is also available.
|Built In Speakers||No|
|Included From Manufacturer||(6) AA batteries|
|Number of Keys||25|
|Key Size||Slim Keys|
|Midi||In, Out, and USB|
|Audio File Playback||No|
|Control Connections|| 1/8" sync input
1/8" sync output
|Onboard Controllers||Assignable slider|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" mono external audio input|
|Audio Outputs|| 1/4" mono main output
1/4" headphone output
|Key Action||Synth action with velocity|
|Oscillators per Voice||2|
|Product Weight||3.78 lb|
|Programs/Presets||(100) program locations (80 preset + 20 user)|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI;System Updates|
|Voices of Polyphony||Monophonic|
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