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KORG iMono/Poly by KORG INC.

Today KORG INC. released KORG iMono/Poly for iOS! This Universal app is a recreation of their popular hardware synth of the same name. Naturally Gadget was also updated to include support for an integrated iMono/Poly gadget called, "Montpellier." This one arrives with some beefy hardware requirements, with a message that it only supports iPad Air/iPhone 5S (and later) devices.

KORG iMono/Poly is on sale for 33% off until the end of September.

KORG iMono/Poly iTunes Description:

*** Special Sale for a limited time to celebrate the debut of KORG iMono/Poly (33% OFF) until Sep 30! ***

Reviving a classic KORG analog synthesizer.
The iconic 4VCO synthesizer, reborn on iOS.

The Mono/Poly analog synthesizer appeared in 1981 at the same time as the acclaimed Polysix. Not only was it a fat-sounding four-VCO monophonic synthesizer, it featured a revolutionary design that allowed it to also be used as a four-voice polyphonic synthesizer, which helped cement its legendary status.

The long-awaited “KORG iMono/Poly” iPad/iPhone app completely reproduces all features of the original Mono/Poly. Four VCOs and a rich array of modulation allow a wide range of detailed sound design. New functionality such as two multi-effects units and eight virtual patches are also provided. In addition, the seamless integration that you expect from KORG’s iOS apps will fit perfectly into your music making process. The Mono/Poly has been reborn for today’s world, bringing you a unique and legendary sound.

* Due to differences in CPU speed of iPads / iPhones, iPad 3rd gen/2/iPad mini/iPhone 4s are not supported, only iPad Air/iPhone 5s or later is recommended.

[ Features ]

• Deep 4VCO sound. A complete reproduction of the classic Mono/Poly
The Mono/Poly synthesizer featured four VCOs, a dedicated envelope generator for the VCF, and also sync and cross-modulation, earning it a reputation for its detailed sound-shaping potential and its distinctive character.

• Powerful virtual patches, and the latest presets to catch the scene
Eight virtual patches provide the ultimate expansion of the Mono/Poly’s distinctive sound-design potential. Two multi-effect units are also provided, allowing you to create complex and broad-ranging sounds with complete freedom.

• Quick access to all panels
Although iMono/Poly provides a vast number of parameters, it’s designed with a screen structure that provides quick and seamless access to all of them. With a single tap, you can rotate between the main synth & key assign screen and the virtual patch & effect screen. There’s no need to open individual screens for specific functions, or to move back and forth between them.

• Produce music in conjunction with KORG Gadget
iMono/Poly can be used in conjunction with “KORG Gadget,” the music production DAW app that has won numerous prizes within Japan and around the world. When you install both apps, iMono/Poly appears as the “Montpellier” gadget within KORG Gadget.

More info at korg.com

There are already demos for this from thesoundtestroom and App Sound. Embedded here is the official promo.

Reader Comments 14

I have been hoping for this one ever since iPolysix. Finally! Thanks Korg!
August 23, 2017  | favorite_border Erik
yup...instabuy
August 23, 2017  | person Heretik7
Looks like Korg have been listening to us the whole time and they delivered. What's even better is the Gadget version is complete.
August 23, 2017  | person Resonator
"The long-awaited “KORG iMono/Poly” iPad/iPhone app completely reproduces all features of the original Mono/Poly"

... but does it reproduce the SOUND ?
There's a few VST versions of the Mono/Poly around for free eg. Full Bucket Line - MonoFury.
August 23, 2017  | person Nozomi
I can't keep up, just when I think I have everything I need/want, up pops another app to woo my money out of my wallet. Having spent several hours salivating over the hardware synths and drum machines in my local music shop, I pondered how much less well off I'd be, if I'd bought all that... Now I have to upgrade my device to a better model and for now, settle with the mobile affair, that is, music on the iPad.
August 23, 2017  | person R3pl1c4nt
Yeah, baby.
August 23, 2017  | person_outline KDub
On August 23, 2017 - @Resonator said:
Looks like Korg have been listening to us the whole time and they delivered. What's even better is the Gadget version is complete.
If what you mean is, that all of the features from the standalone, its not quite true. The X-Y pads are missing. As with all the others.

But what really matters here is of course the the sound. And it's very, very good. I don''t know the freebies, but it's every bit as good, as the vst from the legacy collection, as well as the Reason RE.
Which is why this needware for people seeking the vast sound palette from the MonoPoly.

Still I wonder why Korg cannot deliver a decent MIDi implementation. I mean, they were among the founding fathers of MIDI back in the, iirc. Please Korg, step up the MIDI game on IOS. We know you can do it.
Oh yeah, used your link, Tim! Mustbuy!
August 24, 2017  | mood_bad psysword
On August 24, 2017 - @psysword said:
Oh yeah, used your link, Tim! Mustbuy!

Thank you very much!
So what makes this synth different to the other Gadget synths?

I have every previous Gadget synth but I knew nothing about the original hardware mono/poly...

I love Gadget and normally don't hesitate to buy new Gadget synths... but this costs 20 and I would like PPG Infinite which brings something new.
From my experience (and keep in mind everyone's creativity differs),

I found PPG Infinite to be very underwhelming...its very metallic, thin, and harsh for my use. As with other PPG apps, its also not the most straight forward gui, and easy to program app. I also have all the PPG apps...of which I use Wavemapper the most by far....and perhaps phonem here and there. If you are into digital noise efx, cold metallic sounds ala absynth, infinite may be great for you.

In my OPINION, I have already used Korg iMono/Poly on 8 tracks versus 0 for infinite, Infinite for me was a waste of money.

of course this is all opinion based on my use, and other folks may absolutely have an opposite opinion.
August 24, 2017  | person Heretik7
On August 24, 2017 - @Heretik7 said:
From my experience (and keep in mind everyone's creativity differs),

I found PPG Infinite to be very underwhelming...its very metallic, thin, and harsh for my use. As with other PPG apps, its also not the most straight forward gui, and easy to program app. I also have all the PPG apps...of which I use Wavemapper the most by far....and perhaps phonem here and there. If you are into digital noise efx, cold metallic sounds ala absynth, infinite may be great for you.

In my OPINION, I have already used Korg iMono/Poly on 8 tracks versus 0 for infinite, Infinite for me was a waste of money.

of course this is all opinion based on my use, and other folks may absolutely have an opposite opinion.

Interesting perspective. I do lean more towards analog warmth and I've done a lot with the other gadget synths. I guess I will have to buy monopoly too before the price goes up.
Playing around with Mono/Poly gadget just makes Gadget that much more powerful and beats out FL mobile DAW with its more powerful synths, while that new drum machine Reclife kills me along with the superb bass synths. Gadget is gearing up real nice as we continue to add modules and iPad processor power. It's gonna be Huge the future! PPG apps as the above comment reads are indeed also not so useful and I have stopped buying Wolfgang's apps because of their awkward interface. Korg knows the story well and with the new A10 x fusion apple chips on the new iPad pros, we're looking towards an iOS musician's dream come true as the iPad is now running neck to neck with the MAcBook Pro i7 and might just even surpass it. Apple is doing just fine in my book so far.
August 24, 2017  | mood_bad psysword
Hmmm...

I read a post from another site -
" the xmod and sync modes, all in both single and double. I think of the distinctive filter. I think of the screaming syncs when the pitch wheel is routed to osc1. I think of the arpegiator stepping through the oscillators. I think of the dual LFO effects. I think of subtle tones from blends of oscs on different waves at different levels to get interesting basses "

And another post -
" The arpeggiator on the M/P can play the oscillators in rotation. You can then set different registers and waveforms for each osc, and the effect is completely unique to the M/P "

- are the above features of the original hardware covered in this or not ?
August 25, 2017  | person Nozomi
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