Summary: The Monotribe is a portable analogue synth complete with sequencer and drums. It could be that its limitations will prove to be its greatest strength, who knows? Either way it sounds wonderful — and that's what matters most!
Pros: An affordable, self‑contained analogue groovebox., More acid than a sackful of microdots., Bigger knobs, the better to tweak that ripping MS20 filter with., Can be played in tune!
Cons: The ribbon's size restricts its usefulness., Shared output for synth and drum voices., Compromised external signal processing.
Summary: It would be easy to mistake the Korg Monotribe for a toy. You're almost certain to find it described as such elsewhere but don't you believe it. This true analogue synth and drum machine combo is a retro-modern classic. This is what it sounds like... If you think you can handle ten minutes of this nonsense, scroll to the bottom for the director's cut.