Jes joo, moving on with the Monotron stuff. First up, certainly worth mentioning is this mod by Stexen, that another modder Dan wrote me about: Replace the keyboard potentiometer with a 500mm version!
Drop in a Spectra Symbol SoftPot such as this one, and the added precision should aid landing specific notes way better. I certainly am tempted to try this, but adding one would make my planned extender module grow in size too much. Thus, adding external CV/Gate control makes more sense at this point for me.. But then again, mounting this SoftPot to some additional box and wiring it to the pitch CV mixer through a series resistor might be one option.
On a completely different approach, adding this and turning the synth into some sort of a ‘mini-guitar’ might make a fun mod.
Other than that, I’m tired of typing ‘Monotron Delay’ all the time so I’ll start using the more convenient abbreviation ‘MD’ instead. With future scribblings in mind, whenever its this synth and the abbreviation, no I’m not talking about Sega Mega Drive ;) Read More…
I’ve given plenty of thought for all kinds of mods for Monotron Delay, but the amount of possibilities confuses me to the extent that I’m unable to nail down a solid approach at once. So instead of trying to come up with a single decent set of mods, I figured I’ll just start with something basic, add / test mods one by one and see what I end up with.
Just to sum up what I have in mind, my main idea is to build some kind of a detachable ‘expander’ box that will dock with the Delay. This box will house some additional controls and connectors that would be otherwise impossible to fit inside the original casing. What these added bits will be, remains to be discovered.
Ever since Andy tipped me off about the new Korg Monotrons (Delay and Duo), it seems I’ve been waiting next to forever for my Delay to arrive. Given all the out-of-stock Delay delay (hehe), I’m apparently not the only one anxious to get this toy.. But arrive it did (finally)! If you’ve kept an eye on my tweets, you probably noticed me rejoicing this some days ago.
I never was much of a fan of the first Monotron (better analogs at hand aplenty ;), but the Delay sure caught my attention. Fun little effect-oriented gadget (LPF + delay) to play with and all that.. What gives the Monotron product range an extra edge is that Korg has released the schematics to the public. This makes the series a inviting platform for circuit-bending or modding.. And it’s not much of a surprise, that also my intent is very much just that :).