Korg Monologue

$193.99

The Korg Monologue is the perfect synthesizer for ambitious producers, featuring powerful sound design capabilities and inspiring sonic possibilities.

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Korg Monologue: A Synthesizer Built for the 21st Century

The Korg Monologue is a monophonic synthesizer that marks a significant departure from the Japanese company’s previous synthesizer lineup, focusing on a completely new aesthetic that caters to the modern musician’s needs. Designed with a sleek black and silver finish, the Monologue is an instrument that’s both understated and elegant, perfect for performing on stage or in the studio.

This instrument’s inspiration is the company’s legendary Minilogue synthesizer, but it’s much smaller in size and has a different approach to sound design. It is a compact, portable synthesizer that delivers powerful sound and performance that’s the latest addition to Korg’s synthesizer family. With a flexible, feature-rich architecture and a range of unique control options, the Monologue promises to be a thrilling addition to every musician’s setup.

Design & Interface

Designed as a performance synth, the Monologue’s compact, lightweight design makes it a joy to play anywhere. Despite its size, it feels sturdy and well-built and also includes a large grid of 16 touch-sensitive step buttons, giving you ample control over patches and other settings. The panel’s layout has been simplified, with fewer nonessential controls to ensure all the most essential sound-shaping options are close at hand.

Sound Creation

Despite its minimalist looks, the Monologue packs a lot of sonic muscle, featuring a cutting-edge monophonic voice architecture and 25 velocity-sensitive full-sized keys. The Monologue’s 100 presets cover everything from classic analog synth sounds to amped-up modern sounds, making it a great tool for professional sound designers or producers using it to craft their signature sounds.

As expected from a Korg synthesizer, the Monologue also comes equipped with plenty of features to modify the sound. The new Drive circuit, for example, allows progressive saturation of the signal, adding warmth and richness to the sound. This alongside a unique oscillator that generates saw and triangle waves, Type II, which can create even heavier sound.

Sequencer & Arpeggiator

The Monologue is equipped with an intuitive 16-step sequencer that can store up to 100 different sequences, providing a great deal of creative freedom for creating new sequences on the fly. Additionally, it has a unique motion sequencer that enables you to record up to four parameters at a time and get automated sound modulation. Also, the arpeggiator is another outstanding feature that allows musicians to create complex patterns with ease.

Connectivity

The Monologue offers plenty of connectivity options, including dual audio inputs, MIDI In/Out, Sync In/Out, and a USB port for connecting with a computer. There’s also a headphones output, allowing you to practice and play in private without worrying about disturbing others. All connection points are robust, ensuring you never have to worry about faulty connections during gigs.

Conclusion

The Korg Monologue is an innovative synthesizer that offers plenty of versatility and brilliant sound quality. It’s a high-end instrument designed for serious musicians, sound designers, and producers who are looking for powerful and expressive sound with lots of control options. The Monologue stands out from other synths with its rich analog sound engine, sequencing and automation features, arpeggiator, and intuitive interface. It’s a compelling little synth with a personality all its own.

Korg Monologue properties

Product name Monologue
Brand Korg
Type Keyboard Instruments
Keyboard Instrument Synthesizer
Keys Yes
Number of Keys 25 pcs
Pads Yes
Rotary Controls Yes
Built-in Tuner Yes
Connections 3.5mm (Aux), 6.3mm (1/4″RTS), 6.3mm (1/4″RTS) In, Headphone, MIDI, MIDI In, USB
Colour Black, Blue, Red, Silver
Power Supply Battery, Electrical Cable to Wall Socket

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I connect my Korg MonoLogue synthesizer to my computer for MIDI and audio recording?

Connecting your Korg MonoLogue synthesizer to your computer for MIDI and audio recording is a simple process. Here's how:

1. Obtain the necessary cables: You will need two cables - one for MIDI connection (MIDI cable or USB-A to MIDI interface) and another for audio connection (USB-B to USB-A cable).

2. Connect the MonoLogue to your computer via MIDI:
a. If you're using a MIDI cable, connect one end to the MIDI OUT port on the back of the MonoLogue and the other end into your computer's MIDI interface or USB-A to MIDI adapter (if available).

b. If you don't have a MIDI interface or adapter, use the included USB cable that came with your Korg MonoLogue. Connect one end to the SYNC/USB port on the MonoLogue and the other end into an empty USB port on your computer. Note that this setup will only allow for MIDI communication as it does not provide separate audio output from the synthesizer.

3. Install necessary software: Download and install the appropriate driver software for your Korg MonoLogue from the Korg website. This will enable your computer to recognize your synthesizer when connected via USB (for both MIDI and audio).

4. Connect the MonoLogue to your computer for audio recording:
a. Turn off your computer's built-in speakers or headphone output, as this can cause feedback or signal interference while recording the synthesizer's audio output.

b. Connect one end of the USB-B to USB-A cable to the MONO OUT/L & R port on the back of the MonoLogue and the other end into an available USB port on your computer. This will allow you to record the audio output from the synthesizer directly into your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software.

5. Set up your DAW software: Open your preferred DAW software, such as Ableton Live or Logic Pro X. Select your Korg MonoLogue as the input source for both MIDI and audio recordings in the settings menu of your DAW.

6. Test your connection: Play a note on your synthesizer and ensure that the MIDI data is being received correctly by your DAW software, as well as the audio signal coming through from the synthesizer. If everything is connected and configured properly, you should now be able to record both MIDI and audio tracks of your Korg MonoLogue in your DAW software.