Korg Announces New Synthesizer

The Korg monologue is an analog monophonic synthesizer.
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Korg has revealed its new analog monophonic synthesizer.

The Japanese corporation's new Monologue is an analog monophonic synthesizer, which it has described as sharing "the spirit of" the polyphonic Minilogue synthesizer. The monologue, however, is a new synth, with new voicing and sound-sculpting abilities.

It is a 25-key, fully programmable instrument, with 100 program memories (of which 80 are presets). The monologue shares the same 16-step sequencer and OLED oscilloscope featured on the minilogue, as well as the same aluminum top and wood back panel.

Richard D James (a.k.a. Aphex Twin) was called upon by Korg in an advisory capacity, helping to design the presets, scales and sounds of the monologue. It will be available in five different colors and run on battery power.

The monologue is available to pre-order now for $299 and is expected to ship next January, 2017. Check out the video below for more information and listen to the sound demos underneath to hear what it can do.