AfroDJMac has released the Korg Monotron Rack, a new download in the series of free weekly Ableton Live Racks.

AfroDJMac Korg Monotron Rack

This week, I have created a free Ableton Live Rack using samples from my Korg Monotron. Although some might argue that this rack lacks one of the most alluring qualities: the built in filter, it is now a much more playable synth, being that you can control it with a normal keyboard with actual keys. (Plus I think the filter in Ableton’s Sampler and Simpler are pretty nice substitutes).

To take advantage of some of the possibilities offered to us in this computer age, I’ve done a few things the actual Monotron is incapable of. First, I layered a few Monotron samples to thicken out the sound. I’ve made it switchable from mono to polyphonic (Polytron?), Portamento and Glide are now options, you have control over Attack and Release, the Filter Envelope now has an attack you can play around with, and another macro knob allows you to select different combinations of samples. For the purists out there that don’t want layered samples, I’ve included an identical rack, with only one sample and a few different effect macros (chorus and delay.)

The Korg Monotron Rack is available as a free download from AfroDJMac.

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