Korg Monologue

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Re: Korg Monologue

Post by madtheory » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:59 am

anotherscott wrote:Actually, there IS an on/off switch for the portamento on the MiniMoog. ;-) But I get your point, thanks to both of you for helping to clear things up.
Ah, that's what I get for generalising about analogue synth design :) . I guess the switch could be regarded as a kind of memory, so the portamento can be set where the player prefers, and then switched in when needed?

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Re: Korg Monologue

Post by anotherscott » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:19 pm

madtheory wrote:so the portamento can be set where the player prefers, and then switched in when needed?
Right, you enable the switch and you instantly get the amount specified by the knob. Portamento could also be enabled momentarily with a footswitch.

In another forum, someone posted this from the Minimoog manual:

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EXTERNAL CONTROL OF GLIDE AND FINAL DECAY.
The rocker switches in the left hand controller section have replaced the momentary push buttons
used previously. Jacks have been added so that the performer can connect foot switches to en-
gage GLIDE and DECAY functions. R. A. Moog will soon make these momentary switches
available as an accessory.
With no external switch connected and the GLIDE switch turned off there will be no portamento.
When the GLIDE switch is turned on the pitch will glide between notes at a rate set by control
(2) (see controllers section, paragraph 12). When the performer connects the external foot
switch, he can momentarily engage portamento when the GLIDE switch is off by depressing the
switch button. The foot switch has no effect if the GLIDE switch is already on. The external
control of the DECAY function works in an analogous fashion.
To prevent confusion of the external foot switch cords with input and output audio and control
voltage cords, the jacks for DECAY and GLIDE are 0.206" dia. instead of 0.250" dia. The jacks
mate with Switchcraft S-260 plugs instead of ordinary 1/4" phone plugs.
The external switch is a normally closed type. It opens when the button is depressed.
TYPICAL S-260 JACK (picture omitted from moogforum when pasting!)
Ring & Tip > Two conductor shielded cable > normally closed (opens when pushed) switch (ignore Sleeve)

It is possible to connect a foot pedal rather than foot switch to the GLIDE jack. With the GLIDE
switch set to "off" one can adjust the portamento speed to any value faster than that set by control
(2). (The foot pedals used for volume, filter, and oscillators will not work for this purpose.)
Similarly one can wire an external foot pedal to adjust DECAY to any value faster than the time
set by control (21) or (24).

Ring of jack to resistor
Tip of jack to potentiometer "wiper"

Resistor values:
R = 10 M (glide)
R = 2.5 M (decay)
[audio (log, not linear) taper]

A photoresistor can be used in place of a potentiometer.
July, 1971

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Re: Korg Monologue

Post by MeneerJansen » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:08 pm

I placed my personal Monologue "Cheat Sheet" in the Korg forum: http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/ ... p?t=108827
Name one good song without a Minimoog.

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Re: Korg Monologue

Post by bloodsample » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:02 pm

I made a little demo of the Monologue processed by BAM.


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Re: Korg Monologue

Post by bloodsample » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:53 pm

Monologue + MF-104M


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Re: Korg Monologue

Post by nameless wonder » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:16 am

Monologue gets a reboot:


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Re: Korg Monologue

Post by MeneerJansen » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:49 pm

nameless wonder wrote:Monologue gets a reboot:

Nope. This is somebody who's selling his patches. Be creative: make your own. ;)
Name one good song without a Minimoog.

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