Korg Monologue

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Korg Monologue
Price£299 GBP[1]
Technical specifications
PolyphonySingle voice[1]
Synthesis typeAnalog synthesis
FilterCutoff, Resonance
Aftertouch expressionNo
Velocity expressionYes
Storage memory2
Keyboard25 slim keys[2]
External controlMIDI (In, Out), USB type B

The Korg Monologue is a monophonic analog synthesizer from Korg.[3] It was released in January 2017[4] and has two VCOs, 25 keys, and a sequencer.[1]

The Monologue was designed by Korg's then Chief Engineer of Analog Synthesizers, Tatsuya Takahashi, his last design before switching to another position within the company.[5][6]

It is a trimmed-down, single-voice version of the Korg Minilogue with various characteristics of its own,[1][7] such as the addition of microtuning.[4][7]


Korg worked with Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) as an artist advisor to collaborate on the instrument's presets, sounds and scales.[11]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Nagle, Paul (January 2017). "Korg Monologue: Analogue Synthesizer". Sound on Sound. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  2. ^ author. "Specifications | monologue - MONOPHONIC ANALOGUE SYNTHESIZER | KORG (USA)". KORG Global. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  3. ^ "Specifications" Korg. Accessed 12 July 2017
  4. ^ a b Megan Jow, Sydney (1 November 2016). "The new Korg Monologue lets users produce with Aphex Twin presets". Mixmag. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Item • Richard D. James speaks to Tatsuya Takahashi". Warp (record label). 10 June 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  6. ^ Wilson, Scott (17 February 2017). "Volca synth creator Tatsuya Takahashi leaving role as Korg's chief engineer". Fact (UK magazine). Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b Ongley, Hannah (12 July 2017). "listen to aphex twin sample his son's vocals on korg funk 5". Vice. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  8. ^ Rogerson, Ben (1 November 2016). "Korg's new Monologue synth isn't just a single-voice Minilogue". MusicRadar. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Korg Monologue Review – A Life in Mono". MusicTech Magazine. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d e Wilson, Scott (1 November 2016). "Korg's new Monologue synth includes presets designed by Aphex Twin". Fact (UK magazine). Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  11. ^ Steele, Billy (1 November 2016). "Korg's $300 Monologue synth runs on AA batteries (updated)". Engadget. Retrieved 12 July 2017.

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