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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Kromasome wrote:
Sorry to go off track on the mono/minilogue discussion. But I just went back to check on the price of the minilogue ($700 aus) and saw they have a special on BassStation 2 for $429 aus. I know they are completely different beasts, but I know the BS2 got some good reviews back in the day, and under $500 is almost in reach for me at the moment. Anyone got a BS2 - what are your thoughts?


thats really a good price
its 629 euro here in europe
i think i will buy one directly from japan instead


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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:30 pm 
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man, you'll probably end up paying whatever you saved on shipping and customs...
I really wouldn't do that if I were you.
If it was that easy, most people would start doing that.

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:33 pm 
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Lost to the Void wrote:
Mark Doty (automatic gainsay) is hugely respected in production circles.

It was his video that explained the envelopes that led to me giving the monologue a second try as I had my doubts.
Super clever implementation of minimal envelope setup, compare with the shit of the microbrute, for example....
I rarely pine for a second envelope when using this, as it is really 2 envelopes controlled from one set of controls. I mean it works, the video explains it very well, keeping cost and size down I can't think of a better way of doing it and there are also some clever routings that help with different ways of working the envelope.
It really doesn't suck at all.


It's not that I don't want to believe you,
but I already hate the fact that my Juno 60 has to use the same envelope for filter and amp.
90% of the times, I don't give a single fuck about pitch envelopes (unless I'm programming drum sounds),
but I really, really want 2 different envelopes for my filter and amp.

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:07 pm 
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Well the J60 is a 61 key poly, so yeah I`d probably pine for the envelopes, especially for pads.

But the korg is a very small 25 key mono, so you aren`t really buying it for the same thing. Filter functionality is really useful. Like it shows in the video, it actually works really well, and a lot of thought has gone in to it, and I agree with the reasoning behind it, I haven`t as yet needed 2 envelopes (even though you do get 2 envelopes kinda).
I can only say to anyone questioning this, watch the videos I linked, it makes it all very clear.

I mean, if you want more, buy something with more of what you want no?

I DO care about pitch envelopes as I use this thing for really percussive chuggy detuned bass sounds.
I basically bought this thing to do the bass in my live PA. Which it does pretty much perfectly.
For price and features and sound quality there really isn`t anything that compares. If there was, I would have bought it. I tried everything out.
Obviously it`s not perfect, if any synth is, but the sound is really nice, and some of the other features are super interesting. I`ve been making some wonderful sounds with it, and I can`t wait to start gigging with it once the new live PA is sorted. It`s all over my recent album on Parabola Tape, and generally I don`t use much hardware (apart from fx) in my releases.

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:48 pm 
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ok, now you both made me start wondering if i will or will not buy the synth :) haha ! :)
i'm gonna check it out in a couple of weeks ... not really available for the next weekends ... guess it will be something for next year :)
but if you might, in the meantime, got it let me know ! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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bioniceye wrote:
i think i will buy one directly from japan instead


I definitely wouldn't, unless the saving is massive. Taxes, customs, potential electricity issues (I think Japan uses 100V and probably different kinda sockets), sending it back to Japan for possible repairs etc etc...

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:30 pm 
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Lost to the Void wrote:
Well the J60 is a 61 key poly, so yeah I`d probably pine for the envelopes, especially for pads.

But the korg is a very small 25 key mono, so you aren`t really buying it for the same thing. Filter functionality is really useful. Like it shows in the video, it actually works really well, and a lot of thought has gone in to it, and I agree with the reasoning behind it, I haven`t as yet needed 2 envelopes (even though you do get 2 envelopes kinda).
I can only say to anyone questioning this, watch the videos I linked, it makes it all very clear.


Ok, valid point. But I have the same irritating feeling when I program my 101, which is a mono about the same size as the Korg Monologue, only a little bigger (32 keys versus 25).
Also, keys are of little importance to me. I play almost anything from my XV88.
I'm a hammer weighted addict, I just can't help it.

I watched the video's, I'm still not digging it.

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I mean, if you want more, buy something with more of what you want no?


Yes, indeed, that's probably what it comes down to.
I am in no way saying this is not a great synth.
I've played around with it for about an hour, and really loved it,
but I'm saying the single envelope is something I'd get too frustrated with.
It's just personal taste.

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:52 am 
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Barfunkel wrote:
bioniceye wrote:
i think i will buy one directly from japan instead


I definitely wouldn't, unless the saving is massive. Taxes, customs, potential electricity issues (I think Japan uses 100V and probably different kinda sockets), sending it back to Japan for possible repairs etc etc...


I just bought a Ms-20 mini from Japan and saved 240 euros from the price in store here. It's easy picking up a converter for the connector on the power supply or buying a new 9v one.

Here is one for 327$

https://www.ebay.com/itm/KORG-monologue ... Swb69Z2uHV

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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yeah, but you're in Iceland.
you get ripped off too an extreme level.
We're in more moderate countries where they still leave us a few crumbs... :D

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:27 am 
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Hades wrote:
yeah, but you're in Iceland.
you get ripped off too an extreme level.
We're in more moderate countries where they still leave us a few crumbs... :D


True that :D They rip us a new asshole every time we go shopping :evil:

I would have saved a bit more if the customs hadn't decided to charge even more tax than I've usually paid, no idea why and I really just stopped caring and started photo shopping :D

If you live in Iceland always buy second hand so you can photo shop the receipt :D

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:46 pm 
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the savings are 200 euro between europe and japan for the minilogue
but youre right about the warranty
a converter is easy


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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:26 pm 
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Buy local and buy used. Save money.

Thats what I did got mine for €500. I never buy synths new it pointless.

bioniceye wrote:
the savings are 200 euro between europe and japan for the minilogue
but youre right about the warranty
a converter is easy

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