Summary: An instant source of UFO noises, space crickets and phasers that also doubles as a portable processor for other Monotrons. At the price, irresistible! This Monotron's ribbon can be quantised to a selection of scales, plus it has raunchy cross-modulation and that Korg MS-style analogue filter.
Pros: It's a battery-powered analogue synth you can take anywhere., Freaky sound effects from its digital delay., Looks great in UV light., Can process external gear through its delay and filter., Amazing value., A Monotron you can actually play., It's another battery-powered analogue synth you can take anywhere., It's also great value., Cross modulation mines new seams of weirdness., External signal input for the resonant filter.
Cons: Noisy., There was no room for a resonance control., It's a shame not to give it UV paint too.
Excerpt: Korg’s latest Monotrons are immediately striking, even before they’ve uttered a noise. Housed in a tiny, lightweight case, the knobs and ribbon keyboard make them look like the new-born offspring of a larger synth. Although initial experiments using the built-in speaker confirmed what we suspected would be a tinny sound, once you plug the output into something bigger you realise these are actually a couple of beasts in disguise.