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#1 JMickle

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

I have owned my monotron for a while, but have dismissed it mostly as a cool toy, not useful for any actual music production. It's too much work to actually make anything that great, and the ribbon controller is a massive pain

 

But after seeing this video 

i find out there are a whole bunch of people that have spent a lot of time modding and hacking their monotrons to add a bunch of cool features! This means I must also do it :)

 

I'll be documenting my journey here with pictures and all the little things I do.

 

My first step: http://www.korg-data...onotron_sch.pdf

 

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#2 The Dude

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

This should be cool.
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#3 JMickle

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:57 PM

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ok so i added 1/4inch jack sockets on to replace the 3.5mm ones because tiny ones are annoying. I still need to sort out the switching part of it but that is a tiny thing. (the bit that cuts off the internal speaker when you plug something into the audio out)

 

I'll eventually make a case for those plugs to go in, too.

 

My dad had a look at the schematics to see how difficult making a new keyboard for it would be and the conclusion was Not Too Bad. I'm probably gonna get a load of cool buttons for the keyboard like maybe these ones: 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item41739ee944

 

Having a "proper" keyboard would be kinda pointless for this thing, so a novelty one like that would be Rad As Hell



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:51 PM

I have two of these little beauties.  The second was possibly for future modding, so I'll be keen to see how it goes for you!



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

this video has inspired me to get back on the monohack

 

 

That light sensor seems like a genius idea and probably not tooooo difficult to add.



#6 ATARI

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:17 PM

wheres the monotron dude



#7 Ragnar

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:09 AM

I make my own computer synths because I'm poor



#8 JMickle

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 01:03 AM

The input/output jacks are working fine, but I'm waiting to find a lil keyboard to rip apart and take the keyboard part off to attach to the monotron.



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 05:57 PM

do you want a keyboard  my midi controller just borked



#10 ATARI

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

psst let me know im throwing it out on friday



#11 JMickle

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:26 PM

how will you possibly get it to me lol



#12 Carrion Crow

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:35 AM

a SIGNED natty tan keyboard amazing



#13 ATARI

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

gazelle duh



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:33 AM

nevermind im taking it apart !






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