Korg has released pictures of a new product called the “korg Monotribe”. Based on the name, it sounds like some sort of cross-breeding of the Korg Monotron and Korg Electribe. The picture seems to confirm this:
Information is sketchy, but it looks like it’s got some drum functionality (synth, kick, box, hi-hat) , a sequencer and some other functions. An analogue Monotron with a sequencer and selectable waveforms? EXACTLY what I was wishing they would start making, but assumed they never would. Nice work, Korg. It doesn’t appear to have MIDI, but does have a sync jack.
The Monotribe is to be presented at Musikmesse this week, here’s hoping for a review unit. I really hope this isn’t some sort of April Fool’s joke.