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Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 Polysynth

Post by Voltcontrol » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:15 am

Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 Polysynth. Costs 299€ (inc VAT) and is available per now. :sb: :party:

"MicroMonsta 2 is a dual polyphonic synthesizer featuring :

2 x 6 voices of polyphony
3 oscillators, 1 multimode filter, 3 envelopes, 3 LFOs, 10 modulation slots and 2 operators per voice (lag and mult)
12 « analog » oscillator types + 4 FM-able oscillators for OSC1
12 « analog » oscillator types + 8 multisampled wavetables for OSC2 and OSC3 (FM source)
8 filter types with FM
Per voice and per oscillator detuning options for analog character
Deep modulation matrix
Delay + reverb (per program)

MicroMonsta 2 is a brand new synth design based on our critically acclaimed MicroMonsta synthesizer.
Despite the fact they share the same name, they are different in every way: brand new hardware with much more powerful dsp, upgraded switches and encoders, new low profile sexy aluminum enclosure, different internal architecture and updated algorithms. Everything has been re-done from scratch. It is also USB powered and the output can drive a pair of headphones.

In the end, we believe it’s better in every way, it looks better, it sounds better, has more sound shaping possibilities and is easier to use."


Source: https://www.audiothingies.com/product/micromonsta2/


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Post by bmot » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:58 am

Thanks for the heads up, on reading this I immediately put my MM1 up for sale. It’s great, but I’m very interested in a new version

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Post by steveoath » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:17 pm

Thanks for sharing. This looks epic.

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Post by Nelson Baboon » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:03 pm

thanks for posting. I was supposed to get an email from them when this was ready.

i have the version 1. i think that it's one of the best deals available....i actually asked them, and unlike their hype about the new one being so much better, they said that they were just very different. we'll see. the first version is worth keeping if i have to take a huge hit on it.

their fx box is really good, btw.

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Post by Blairio » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:24 am

Thanks for posting. I have the original Micromonsta and the Dr A FX box. Both have had lots of use. I really like my MM v1 and consider it a super wee polysynth. Once you factor the price of MM's in, they are a total bargain.

I note the MM V2 has 2 X 6 polyphony. I wonder if this can be configured as 1 X 12 polyphony? One of the great things about the MM v1 is the 8 note polyphony....

I recently picked up a Nord A1 Lead, otherwise I am sure I would spring for a MM v2, but not get rid of my MM v1.

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Post by werock » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:54 am

Very tempting, sounds great.

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Post by werock » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:33 am

Blairio wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:24 am


I note the MM V2 has 2 X 6 polyphony. I wonder if this can be configured as 1 X 12 polyphony? One of the great things about the MM v1 is the 8 note polyphony....
The manual has been posted now, and yes it can do 1 X 12 polyphony.

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Post by Blairio » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:46 pm

werock wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:33 am
Blairio wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:24 am


I note the MM V2 has 2 X 6 polyphony. I wonder if this can be configured as 1 X 12 polyphony? One of the great things about the MM v1 is the 8 note polyphony....
The manual has been posted now, and yes it can do 1 X 12 polyphony.
Sweet!

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Post by syzygywell » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:08 pm

Very cool sounding. It definitely seems far more unapologetically digital than the MM1. I wouldn't sell my MM1 for this at all considering the price of these things, I could easily justify both.
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Post by onthebandwagon » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:54 pm

Sadly its already out of stock.
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Post by Klangzaun » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:17 am

Mine MicroMonsta 2 just arrived. s/n #008
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Post by werock » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:26 pm

Some nice extra goodies there.

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Post by bmot » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:39 pm

onthebandwagon wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Sadly its already out of stock.
They said production is ramping up so I’d expect to see some more in the shop soon.

Edit: it also says this at the top of their Page:

COVID19 Update: we are shipping to most destinations: if there is no shipping option available for your country, please contact us
Due to high order volume, we stopped taking new orders to let us time for production and shipping, we'll re-open orders on December 1s

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Post by oisin » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:06 pm

i got #002 ;)

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Post by bmot » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:09 pm

oisin wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:06 pm
i got #002 ;)
And what do you think of it so far? I’m definitely interested in one when they’re back in stock

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Post by oisin » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:13 pm

are there any forums / groups for micromonsta users? after messing around for a couple hours (and working my way through the manual a bit) i have a couple questions..

but it sounds great and its tiny! been waiting for a synth like this for years

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Post by oisin » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:24 pm

bmot wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:09 pm
oisin wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:06 pm
i got #002 ;)
And what do you think of it so far? I’m definitely interested in one when they’re back in stock
a bit more detailed answer; i didnt have the first version - but im very into the simplified layout and the flexibility of filters / oscillators and the matrix architecture. struggling a bit with learning the workflow but i think that will come eventually.

its really small (smaller than any audio interface ive had) so im very much looking forward to taking this on the road for sessions / hotel rooms / live shows.. but still need to learn about patch storage / transfer.

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Post by oisin » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:09 am

anyone know of a forum or users group for the micromonstas? id like to read up on others experiences and ask a couple questions.. i asked to join the facebook group a few days ago but havent heard back😕

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Post by Voltcontrol » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:00 am

oisin wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:09 am
anyone know of a forum or users group for the micromonstas? id like to read up on others experiences and ask a couple questions.. i asked to join the facebook group a few days ago but havent heard back😕
Feel free to ask on Muffs! I've seen some on the for sale thread, so there is some user experience here. :)

This thread on Reddit might be useful to you:
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Post by oisin » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:31 am

ok - i started a thread here for anyone with questions or answers

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=240830

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