2/03/2013

Midipoly, a new MIDI retrofit for Korg Monopoly

One of my personal favourite is Korg Monopoly. Good filter, outstanding oscillator possibilites.
With the release of Midipoly retrofit kit, this synth become a serious sonic weapon and not just a vintage classic.
Addition to MIDI control over the keyboard, cutoff, pitch bend and portamento, the 4 oscillators can be triggered individually with MIDI velocity. The fun begins with the installation which is very easy.

Installation Manual

During the development I spent many hours with just sequencing and tweaking tunes on Monopoly like this

9 comments:

Sean McNamara said...

Hi László,

Received the Midipoly kit yesterday and got it installed in about 15 minutes, start to finish. Works great! Totally revitalizes this instrument. The addition of S&H modulation is HUGE! Thanks very much for the work you did on this, and for offering the upgrade at a reasonable price.

-Tiny Wight

Sean McNamara said...

Hi László,

Received the Midipoly kit yesterday and got it installed in about 15 minutes, start to finish. Works great! Totally revitalizes this instrument. The addition of S&H modulation is HUGE! Thanks very much for the work you did on this, and for offering the upgrade at a reasonable price.

-Tiny Wight

JAHFUNK1 said...

Hi just wanted to say a massive thanks for all your hard work in building this mod. My monopoly is now running alongside my midi kit. I am so pleased with the results. I can totally recommend this upgrade.

Peer said...

One of my personal favourite is Korg Monopoly. ... ikorgkeyboard.blogspot.de

Athens Parthenon 438 BC said...

Hello,
I bought a Midipoly kit on January but received it with wrong connectors. I have emailed László but he has not find me a solution yet. Also, he has not answered me on my last emails. Is someone here who could help me ?

Thank you

Electronicaz said...

The cable that you have to unplug from your monopoly and plug into the new board, then plug the new cable from the board back into the monopoly socket didn't fit on mine too. However I carefully trimmed the edges of new plug using a sharp knife and it finally fit. Hope this helps. Paul.

Electronicaz said...

I see you can update the firmware over midi. However I don't know if here is a new firmware available. I cannot find any info on this. Does anyone know? Thanks. Paul

Electronicaz said...

I see you can update the firmware over midi. However I don't know if here is a new firmware available. I cannot find any info on this. Does anyone know? Thanks. Paul

CIRCUM said...

hi, i would like to buy a io kit for my jupiter 4 but nobody answers at my mail, do you know if the io kit is still on sale?