If you're a monotribe user, you should head over to the Korg website and download the WAV file system data update. This new system data will update your monotribe with a heap of new features including sync, sample & hold and extended sequencer functionality.
Below is the press release from Korg
Highlights of Monotron Version 2 include:
• Synth part resolution has been doubled to 16 Steps
• Volume Automation has been added to the synth part
• The number of active sequencer steps can be specified for each part
• Drum Roll capability has been added
• Gate Time Hold function has been added
• Connected sequences allow multiple Monotribe units to play in rotation
• Half Tempo function has been added
Short Cut Keys:
• Four convenient shortcuts for creating patterns quickly
Using classic analog components (VCO, VCF, EG, LFO), the Monotribe brings back the vintage sound of the analog synthesizer. In addition to the analog synthesizer voice, the Monotribe provides a three-part rhythm section (bass drum, snare, and hi-hat) powered by discrete analog circuitry. These sounds were key elements in a generation of analog beat making and are still in demand today. Monotribe incorporates the popular Electribe step-key interface, with a dedicated button for each of eight steps. This allows real-time, hands-on step editing of drum parts as well as any synth part sequence played on the ribbon keyboard.
The Link Sequence feature is a completely new sync method for using multiple Monotribes. When sequence playback reaches the designated step, the first Monotribe automatically stops and the next Monotribe will start playing. By loop-connecting the SYNC jacks, the playback can keep cycling through multiple units – in true modular fashion.
The Gate Time Hold function allows the ribbon controller keyboard to play and record new pitch information while retaining the gate times recorded in the sequencer. Also new is the Half Tempo function, which cuts the tempo in half when synchronizing to an external input from the SYNC IN jack. In addition, there are now four shortcut keys that instantly initialize various types of sequence data or active step settings.