[OT] monotron hacking
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[OT] monotron hacking

by phono on Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:15 pm

one arrived here prior to the euopean launch so i got to work on
hacking it, its quite simple to do, heres the results

http://www.dinsync.info/2010/06/how-to- ... otron.html
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by mome rath on Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:36 pm

no why'd you have to go and make me curious about these :(
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by charlie_says on Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:38 pm

I just saw this on matrix, and I'm impressed (I was already thinking about whether I would get one...)
Did you consider putting it in a different case, so you had room for the jacks etc?
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by phono on Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:52 pm

mome rath wrote:no why'd you have to go and make me curious about these :(


haha well they are cheap man so you can buy several :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by phono on Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:53 pm

charlie_says wrote:I just saw this on matrix, and I'm impressed (I was already thinking about whether I would get one...)
Did you consider putting it in a different case, so you had room for the jacks etc?


not really, this solution works fine for my table space and i can still use it as intended if i want to scare my cats :mrgreen:
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by Luap on Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:29 pm

I'll be getting one of these to hack. At least so it could have midi or cv. That crappy little keyboard would drive me nuts..
Also, have a look at this:
http://korgc383.tempdomainname.com/Prod ... on/welove/
It's in foreignese, but you'll get the idea. Be sure to click on the Youtube movie link too.
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by isak on Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:29 am

nice work Phono!
i really like u'r blog man, i found my self traveling there for 2 hours :mrgreen:
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by Luap on Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:28 pm

BUMP
I just got one of these, and I can't wait to hack the thing up! :mrgreen:

Monotrons seem to be little legends already. Stupid cheap, analogue, sounds good and it rather looks like Korg actually want people to mod them?!
I say that because the PCB is already conveniently labelled with handy CV points, AND, Korg just published the schematics for it, which im sure will be an interesting view for some people around here?
http://www.korg-datastorage.jp/Manual/monotron_sch.pdf

Anyone else got one and been modding them?
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by Brassteacher on Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:11 pm

Luap wrote:BUMP
I just got one of these, and I can't wait to hack the thing up! :mrgreen:

Monotrons seem to be little legends already. Stupid cheap, analogue, sounds good and it rather looks like Korg actually want people to mod them?!
I say that because the PCB is already conveniently labelled with handy CV points, AND, Korg just published the schematics for it, which im sure will be an interesting view for some people around here?
http://www.korg-datastorage.jp/Manual/monotron_sch.pdf

Anyone else got one and been modding them?


I've got two now, and have the intention of combining them into a single two oscillator synth. I found that schematic link this morning in another forum, and needless to say I was very glad to see it! It'll save me TONS of time trying to trace the circuit, since it's all surface mount components on at least a double-sided board. A lot of traces go underneath the pots also.

I hope I'm not missing something obvious on this schematic, it's been a long day and my brain is tired, but it seems VCC and VA are the same thing?

I can't wait to get started, but I'm going to make myself at least get my x0x build completed enough to start running the planned semiconductor experiments.
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by rarara on Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:47 am

couple of really interesting hacks here, including adding midi: http://monotron.adornomedia.com/index.php
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by textile on Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:00 pm

:arrow: http://beatnic.jp/monotron/

He has some weenie little midi to cv pcb kits for sale.

I got some. Could just be the cheapest midi/cv convertor on the planet man.
:mrgreen:

I might not buy a monotron but I have started cutting my own boards.
I have divided the circuit for modular use.
will share when files are cleaned up.
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by Luap on Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:50 pm

Miditron working well 8)

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This is based on the cheap Beatnic Midi to CV kit.
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Re: [OT] monotron hacking

by phono on Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:38 am

Luap wrote:Miditron working well 8)

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This is based on the cheap Beatnic Midi to CV kit.


Excellent work
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