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Beautiful and Powerful. Your own monologue! Next-generation monophonic analog synthesizer in a vivid five-color lineup. Fully programmable, analog synthesis for all players; monologue is the next-generation monophonic synthesizer that shares the spirit of the acclaimed minilogue, with a completely new voice and powerful new features. The monologue is a 25-key, fully programmable monophonic analog synthesizer with a voice all its own. While sharing its sleek layout, knob-per-function workflow and high-quality construction with the best-selling minilogue, monologue is a truly unique new synth for all types of musicians; featuring new voicing and sound sculpting abilities - at an amazing price. The monologue's completely new filter, modulation, drive, and LFO can generate powerful basses and sharp leads, creating awesome mono sounds that showcase its single-voice design. The step sequencer has also been dramatically expanded, allowing more intuitive and more complex editing. With a lineup that gives you a choice of five eye-catching colors, this compact instrument has a strong personality to match your own.
The monologue contains monophonic analog synthesizer circuitry that builds on the circuitry of the minilogue. But that doesn't mean that the monologue is simply a one-voice model of the minilogue. It's a monophonic beast with stunning power that comes from a redesigned envelope section, modulation routing, and a filter with powerful low-end punch. The structure is 2VCO, 1VCF, 1EG, 1VCA, and 1LFO. In addition to the same distinctive circuits as on the minilogue (such as the wave shaping that shapes the overtones of the oscillator, and a sync/ring switch), the filter section uses a two-pole filter to deliver aggressive sound. Newly featured is a drive circuit that adds overtones and distortion to the sound, letting you generate fat basses and sharp lead sounds to your heart's content. The LFO rate can be adjusted into an unprecedentedly ultra-high-speed range to generate crazy space-shattering sounds, or switched to one-shot mode to act, in a sense, as an additional envelope. The keyboard section features the acclaimed slim keybed of the minilogue and the MS-20 mini. To make monologue a synth that any musician can immediately pick up and play, the keyboard covers the E-E range of notes - just like a guitar or bass.
The monologue goes beyond analog synths in its price range by adding 100 preset locations. Select a program for instant access to great sounds - - ranging from thick basses to deep subs to brilliant cutting leads and even percussive sequences. No need to have deep synthesis knowledge; just choose a sound and tweak - a workflow that is very familiar with musicians today. Built-in programs provide 80 preset sounds and sequences made by creative artists around the world including legendary electronic artist Aphex Twin, plus 20 user locations for saving custom sounds. In addition, the Sound Librarian lets you manage your program data.
Sound Generation: Analog synthesis
Program: 100 programs (80 Presets / 20 Users) Each program includes microtuning and sequence data settings
Main Synthesis Parameters
MASTER - Drive
VCO1 - Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), Shape
VCO2 - Octave, Wave (Saw, Triangle, Noise), Sync/Ring, Pitch, Shape
MIXER - VCO1, VCO2
FILTER - Cutoff, Resonance
EG - Type (A/D, A/G/D, G), Attack, Decay, Int, Target (Pitch, Pitch 2, Cutoff)
LFO - Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), Mode (Fast, Slow, 1-Shot), Rate, Int, Target (Pitch, Shape, Cutoff)
Sequencer: 16-step monophonic sequencer. Motion sequence can be used on up to four parameters
Microtuning: 32 settings (20 Preset tunings / 6 User scales / 6 User octaves) Each setting can be set the key
Controls: 23 dedicated panel controls deliver immediate parameter access. A slider can control different parameters for each program
Display: Real-time OLED oscilloscope provides visual feedback of parameter changes
Connectors: Headphones (6.3mm stereo phone jack), Output (6.3mm monaural phone jack), Audio In (6.3mm monaural phone jack), Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack), Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack), MIDI In, MIDI Out, USB Type B
Power Supply: AA alkaline battery x 6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery x 6 Or AC adapter (DC 9V) (optional) Battery Life: Approximately 6 hours (using alkaline batteries), Approximately 8 hours (using nickel-metal hydride batteries)
Power Consumption: 2.5 W
Dimensions: (W x D x H) 350 x 276 x 76 mm / 13.78" x 10.87" x 2.99" Weight 1.7 kg / 3.78 lbs.
Color Variations: Silver, Black, Red, Dark Blue, Gold
Included Items: AA alkaline battery x 6 (for verifying operation)
Accessories: AC adapter (DC 9V), Sync Cable SQ-CABLE-6