Monark view A Overview (Part I)
Welcome to part I of our two-part Monark overview. In this video, I cover the functionality of all of the controls on the front panel.
Monark is an incredibly detailed analog-modeling synth from Native Instruments.
Even though Monark is in many ways a very standard subtractive synth, some of the controls can be a little confusing at first. Much of the interface is designed to match the Minimoog Model D, the synth that Monark is emulating.
This leads to some design decisions that are a little odd by today’s standards – such as the use of an ADSD envelope, as opposed to the more standard ADSR, and having two separate key-tracking buttons for the filter. Once you are used to the way things are set up though, Monark is extremely easy to use and has great sound!
This video covers all of the ‘standard’ functionalities of Monark – oscillators, filters, envelopes and the modulation settings. In part II, we will look at the back panel, and show how we can use the controls there to fine-tune control of Monark.
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