Monique the Synthesizer is out!

Today I’m happy to open the Monoplugs Company Blog, with very special news! “Monique is out,” along with an exclusive tutorial video to help you court her accordingly.

What’s Monique? Monique is a monophonic, subtractive, digital synthesizer with the focus to create raw bass and lead sounds like you know from the analogue world. Still not impressed? Tough crowd, but understandable! Along with these brilliant capabilities, is Monique’s custom morphing feature. Morphing gives you the capabilities of 8 different programs in one! This is perfect for real-time jamming, and live performances. Not only that, you can also evolve one of the existing presets – or you can use it for sound and rhythm design, by turning on one or more of the four Morph LFO’s.

Whether you’re a professional or a newcomer, Monique is a bit different – you should really watch the Monique Basics Video. In the introductory 20-minute video, we explain Monique from the first click to the completed composition! Run through the basics with us here:


Did you already download your free demo version? You can test Monique free for an unlimited time (with just a few restrictions). Trust me, you’ll have a lot fun with her without knowing anything about synthesizers!

If you’re completely new to synthesizers, or specifically just Monique, you can take the manual to the left hand, Monique to the right, and read the manual from top to bottom (or you can just wait for the next tutorial).

One more thing I have to tell you – when I talk about we, I’m referring to a team of creatives who escort me from the first alpha build of a new product, all the way to what you see as a public consumer. For that, I’d like to thank my friends who helped me with Monique: Adrian Simon, Alex Fellows, Andreas Grässer, Anne Dietrich, Electro, Fernando Manuel Rodrigues, Ingo Weidner, Leon von Bokhorst, Matthias Culmey, Reg Griffiths, Tim Charlemagne and many more. Thank you! I’m already looking forward to the next stuff we’ll brew :-)

If you have any questions relating to Monique, B-Step, or would like to propose a new tutorial video – you can contact me via the “Thomas” at our company: “Monoplugs.com”. We welcome even the simplest questions, and weirdest (audio-related) requests! ;-)

See you next time with: *Monique’s Morphing Feature and Monique as Loop Station!

Sincerely,
Thomas

*If you are interested, take a look at point 7 and 8 in the user manual (German version). There, you can learn something about the looping and morphing features to stay ahead of the game!

Thomas Arndt

Thomas had his first contact with music tools some time in the 90’s, with ProTracker on its Amiga 500 with a 512kb memory extension! At the same time, he tried to develop his first game with an old basic dialect, but it took him a few more decades to become a real C++ programmer. Since 2010, he has been developing his own music tools, and video tutorials. Some of his friends say he's an alien, because he uses cables as room decoration, and talks about mystic things like vocoders or synthesizers. It just doesn’t compute with him that someone wouldn’t be fascinated, by something so essential as a sequencer or synthesizer.

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