Future Retro - Mondovox


The Mondovox provides new ways to play, control, and breathe new life into your MIDI sound modules. Basically you can polyphonically play up to 16 monophonic synthesizers in ways you would expect to find in features-laden polysynths, expanding upon those ideas for many new and exciting possibilities. The unit reads polyphonic data at the input, and routes each note to a separate MIDI channel and output. Nine different modes are available: unisono, a number of polyphonic modes, chord memory etc.



There are nine modes how the Mondovox handles polypohonic MIDI data:

Unison plays all 16 voices similtaneously. Classic unisono
Unison detune also play all 16 voices but you can detune them using the pitch wheel (depending on the mode either upwards only, downwards only or in both directions)
Unison poly has a dynamic voice assignment, depending on the number of keys pressed. 1 key = 16-fold unisono; 2 keys = 2x 8-fold unisono; each further note will be distributed evenly.

Don't Panic is a panic mode in case the synths will freeze. A Note-Off will be played on all MIDI channels.

Poly Random plays a random voice with each time you play a note.
Poly Chase plays a new voice sequentially with each played note. If you press the same key repeatedly, always a new voie will be plays. This allows for slight variations to avoid a static sound.
Poly First always plays voice 1 first, with the 2nd note voice 2 will be activated etc.

Chord Memory saves the chord you played in Poly First mode. Then you can play this chord by pressing one key only (!). This allows for playing chords of chords.

With Define Voices you set the maximum number of voices, e.g. if you want or can play four-voice polyphony only. This setting is non-volatile and will be saved when powering down the Mondovox.
Define Routing determines how MIDI is handled thru the four internal MIDI processors. e.g. #1 if each channel plays on all 16 channels (cool for uber-huge stacks with 256 voices if your synth is powerful and multitimbral), or #2 four channelsper processor or #3 each fourth channel per processor. Mode #2 is faster than #1 and #3 faster than #2. The setting is non-volatile.


For creating a classic polyphonic analog synth for playing chords - by using a Mondovox and a number of monophonic synths - make sure that each synth has exactly the same sound setting. Ohterwise each voice will sonud different. This can be cool for playing random sounds with each note, of course.

You don't have to use monophonic monosynths only - try it with multi-timbral polysynths as well!


1x MIDI In, 1x MIDI Out,
16x MIDI Out (each 4 per MIDI Out group A-D)
input for external power supply (100-240V input, 9V DC output. Polarity: center positive)


19" unit, 1U high, 11cm deep

2.0 kg
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