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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:10 pm    Post subject: Elektron Monomachine Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Announced at Frankfurt in 2003, the Monomachine is at last ready for the shops. The Monomachine is just 17.5cm deep and almost a metre long. The keyboard’s synth and sequencer controls, backlit display and four-direction joystick sit to the side of the 37-note, velocity-sensitive keyboard, rather than above it as you might expect.

The Monomachine is in fact six-part multitimbral, with five individual monosynths at the user’s disposal:

• Super Wave, an analogue-style subtractive synth, with saw, pulse and ensemble modes;

• SID, based on the Commodore 64’s SID chip, as used in Elektron’s own Sidstation;

• Digi Pro, based on the percussion synth from the Machinedrum, which specialises in electronic drum sounds;

• FM+, an FM synth;

• and VO, a formant synth for synthesizing vocal sounds.

Each synth is completely independent, with its own sequencer track and effects section featuring five effects: an EQ, a 24dB-per-octave resonant filter with low-pass, high-pass and band-pass modes, tap-style tempo-sync’ed delay, distortion and a bit reducer.


The Monomachine has a headphone output, six analogue outputs and two inputs all on quarter-inch jacks, plus MIDI In, Out and Thru at the rear. It’s available now to order direct from Elektron, priced at 1950 Euros (currently equivalent to £1360). A smaller version, the Monomachine SFX60, with all the same functionality but without the keyboard and steel joystick, is also available, priced at 1350 Euros (currently £940).

http://www.monomachine.com

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That is so nerdy tech cool. Mmmmm... time for a loan.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nerdy indeed! Very Happy
If you buy ten you get a propeller and a new pocket protector thrown in for free.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I don't like the layout of the monomachine. Seems silly.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I like that your controls are situated for you left hand, rather than over the keyboard itself, playing Hand Twister to manipulate the sound. Surely it is a preference thing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Personally I am most in favour of the layout of the Odyssey, the CAT2, the Oberheims etc. ( no wonder.. I started out on such gear ) but it seems like the Monomachine has been pretty well thought out. Dunno about the sounds yet though. I guess I saw some links to some demo sounds at the site.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Looks very impressive, I wonder if the different synthesis methods are interchangable?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nah.. well.. the way I read the specs it has 5 monosynths.. and you can layer sounds or play them individually.. I might be wrong. But the website has many audio examples.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Just heard from Elektron that their little monster, the Monomachine is ready for the shops.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sure it looks cool, but can you throw it against the wall, stomp on it with steel toes, stick it in the oven and submerge it in the ocean for a fortnight and not drop a single control signal?

That's what I'm lookin for.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

oh yeah. it reminds me of this:

http://www.noiseusse.org/bb/topic-57.html
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hmm.. that is an excellent pix you have there! Very Happy
But will the NekoCar survive soaking?

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