... and everything else that you might want to do without needing more than one simultaneous note. Nobody seems to complain that singers can't do chords. Or most wind instruments, brass, and - most of the time - strings (and yes, I know they can double-stop, but mostly it's one note at a time).Ashe37 wrote:Bass.vox345 wrote:only thing i can see mono good for is as a limitation so you can focus on and create better melodies. But you can just put a poly synth in mono mode. what else is mono good for?
Monophony is not a lesser form of synth. Can you imagine buying a polyphonic Voyager? So you can play mono leads? For f*ck's sake, give yourself a facepalm and go for a walk.
... and almost no controls. There are a number of very good reasons why the Monotron is so damn cheap, and one of those is that there's very little to it. Put one side by side with an MS-10, never mind an MS-20, and ask yourself if it's a valid comparison. Circuits are not very expensive. Resistors, caps, op-amps... they're fractions of a penny when bought in the kind of quantity these companies are dealing with. PCBs will cost a bit to set up, but really you're looking at hardware being the major cost for any traditional analogue. All those pots, slider, jacks, metalwork and keyboard add up, and paying someone to put it together, and testing it, and that's after paying other people to design and prototype and refine it. The more complex it all is, the longer and more expensive it all gets, that cost generally being passed on to the customer.Two oscs, no keyboard, no external control, no patch storage, no 1/4" jacks, only output if from a headphone jack with a very noisy amp circuit....korg shows with two analog oscs in a $49 monotron duo, they aren't so expensive to say more poly would make it not affordable. granted they might not be the best oscs and sonic states youtube review shows them not to be exact traingles/squares in a wave viewer, but still... 49$ plus the other features like the MS-10/20 modeled filter.
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