The monotribe features a fleshed-out version of the analogue synth engine found in the monotrons, along with the classic filter, but it also adds a three part synth drum section and Electribe-inspired step-sequencer.
While the monotribe’s synth section is a lot more flexible than those found in the monotrons, the drum section is pretty limited - although it’s still a nice addition. Again, the filter can process external audio signals, which is a great touch.
Value for money:
Whether the monotribe is worth more than one of the Volcas is likely a matter of personal taste. Given that it offers analogue synth and drum sounds, a very usable filter and some nice performance features it’s definitely worth the price.
Still a little fiddly. Lacks MIDI capabilities of the Volca range.
Those in the market for a fun, portable all-in-one analogue synth/groove box.45 Stars
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