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DIY Saturday #17 – Korg Monotron Mods!

Korg themselves have put together a bunch of cool mods (some commercial, some DIY) on a “We love Monotron” page, and have gathered demos of them all together in a video appropriately called… “We love Montron”.

Here are the mods:

#1 Naotron: Adds a switch that gives the ribbon controller a 2-octave range, and a Roland D-beam type light sensor on the top.

#2 Monomodular: Adds patch points and extra controls in an awesome-looking separate unit.

#3 NSQ-10 and modifications: Added functionality to the EG, an expansion port dedicated to a mini analogue sequencer that can control pitch,filter, and other functions.

#4 Monotron X Sequencer: A full step sequencer, featuring tempo, gate, and pitch.

#5 Monotron Glove: Super cool VR-style gloves. The right changes the filter cutoff and pitch and the left controls the gate.

#6 Momotron: LED change to pink, adds a second VCO and soft sync.

#7 Monotroid: Android mobile phone interface.

#8 MonoChuck: Converts the Wii nunchuck into a control device. so you can use the analogue stick and the accelerometer.

#9 Monotron+: A new enclosure, MIDI interface, CV + GATE, LFO and EG expression and switching.

Most of the mods are available for purchase.

Here’s the video: