Resources for Monomachine
- Monomachine OS 1.32B — May 23, 2016
Compatible with all Monomachine versions. This release adds, among other things, improved handling of program change messages as well as +Drive locking functions. For a full list of changes, see the documentation included with the upgrade zip-file.
- C6 SysEx Manager + Manual — May 23, 2013
The Windows and OSX versions of the SysEx utility C6 1.51. Use C6 to load samples or user waveforms to and from your Elektron machines. C6 is also ideal when performing SysEx memory dumps.
- Monomachine User Manual (English) — Jan 1, 2012
An essential read if you want to familiarize yourself with the Monomachine. Includes complete listing of all MIDI CC and SysEx commands. Note that you need a pdf viewer, for example Adobe Reader, to read the document. (OS 1.32)
- Monomachine Quick Start (English) — Jan 1, 2012
The Monomachine Quick Start manual in English.
- Monomachine +Drive Addendum (English) — Jan 1, 2012
Manual Addendum explaining the +Drive functionality. Note that you need a pdf viewer to read the document.
- Monomachine User Manual (Japanese) — Jan 1, 2012
The Monomachine User Manual in Japanese.
- Are the MKI and the MKII power supplies compatible?No. You can harm your unit if you use the wrong PSU.
- Can I control the Monomachine SFX-60 MKI/MKII with a MIDI keyboard?Certainly! Also, if the MIDI keyboard is equipped with a joystick it can provide the same functionality as the joystick found on the SFX-6. More info about this is found in the Monomachine manual, page 38.
- Can I equip my Monomachine MKI with a +Drive?No, we do not perform any upgrades or repairs on MKI units.
- Can I export a MIDI file to my machine?No. You can however record incoming MIDI notes using the Live Recording feature.
- Can the Monomachine be used polyphonically?Yes. There is a Poly mode of the Monomachine. In this mode you have one track with six voices, as opposed to the default set up of six tracks with one voice each.
- Do you still sell the Monomachine version with the keyboard?No. The Monomachine equipped with a keyboard, the Monomachine SFX-6, was made in a limited run of 500 units. It has been sold out for a long time.
- Does the Elektron sequencer offer pendulum, random or backwards modes?No.
- How do I make a Monomachine SFX-60 MKII compatible waveform?The bit rate and frequency of the audio file you want to use when making a waveform don’t matter. Supported formats are wav and aiff. The important thing is that you extract one period from it. After extracting the period, you need to convert the audio file to a DigiPRO syx file. For this task you can use our free C6 program, which you can download in the Support section.
- How do I obtain spare parts for my machine?Register a support case by logging in to elektron.se. Elektron support will help you set up a spare part order.
- How do I restore the factory pattern and kits?The easiest way to do this is to perform a factory reset. Keep the Function button depressed and power on the unit. Perform the factory reset by pressing the third button of the step sequencer. Note that everything you have previously stored will be erased. This procedure is also described in the Monomachine manual, page 103.
- How do I send waveforms from a computer to the Monomachine SFX-60 MKII?We recommend you to download and install our free SysEx-program C6, found in the Support section. Then read the step by step waveform transfer description in the manual, page 99f.
- How do I upgrade the OS of my Monomachine?We recommend you to download and install our free SysEx-program C6, found in the Monomachine Support section. The upgrade process is described in the manual, also downloadable in the Support section, on page 104.
- I have a feature requestPlease e-mail email@example.com
- I have a problem, how do I get support?Use your account to log in to elektron.se and register a support case from the account pages.
- I want to store my patterns/kits/songs/globals on a computer. How do I do?We recommend you to download and install our free SysEx-program C6, found in the Support section. A step by step instruction on how to transfer Sysex can be found in the manual.
- Is it possible to upgrade a MKI unit to a MKII one?No. The internals differ too much.
- Is the latest Monomachine OS compatible with my old Monomachine?Yes. The latest OS works on all Monomachine variants. Older OS’s may only work on older variants.
- My machine is displaying ‘Battery Low’The CR 2450 battery in the machine needs to be replaced. All Machinedrum & Monomachine MKII units and the Octatrack use a battery holder - no soldering is required to replace the battery.
- Power supply:A switched mode power supply for the MKII units, which allows the units to be used all over the globe without the need of voltage converters. MKI units use an AC power supply. The two power supply types are not compatible.
- S/N Ratio and outputs:The S/N ratio of the Monomachine MKII is 100dB. The outputs are impedance balanced. The S/N ratio of the Monomachine MKI is 91dB. The outputs are unbalanced.
- The window covering the LCD screen seems to be scratched?Make sure you have removed the plastic film covering the LCD screen.
- User waveforms:The Monomachine MKII has the capability of hosting user waveforms.
- What are the differences between the MKI and MKII Monomachine models?Design: The height of the Monomachine MKII is 63mm including rubber feet and encoders. The height of the Monomachine MKI is 77mm including rubber feet and encoders.
- What are the specifications of the MKI power supply?AC/AC, 220v (input), 6v (output), 3 ampere (output). The tip: 5.5×2.5x12mm
- What are the specifications of the MKII power supply?The output specification of the MKII power supply is 6 VDC, 3.5 A maximum, 43-60 Hz.The size of the output connector is 5.5×2.5 mm (DC plug, power at center). Input connector: IEC320-C8 (2 prong). An equivalent PSU is an AC to DC adapter, outputs 6-7 VDC, at least 2 A, preferably 3 A, into a 5.5×2.5 mm circular plug with power (+) at centre. Do not use a 3 prong (safety grounded) adapter as this may seriously lower the audio quality.
- What is the right power supply for my machine?All analog machines use Elektron PSU-3, while the Octatrack and MachinedrumUW MKII/Machinedrum MKII/Monomachine MKII uses PSU-2. PSU-2 and PSU-3 can be ordered from our webshop.
- What is the warranty of this product?3 year parts and labor. For more information about the warranty, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
- What sets the SFX-60+ MKII apart from other Monomachine models?It is equipped with a +Drive, allowing for more storage room. The +Drive makes it possible to store 16384 patterns, 16384 kits, 8192 user waveforms and 3072 songs. All Monomachine models can be upgraded with a +Drive.
- What type of screws is used for the rack mount kit?The screws the rack ears use are M3x6 with a Phillips or Pozidriv screwhead. Do not use longer screws and do not use Torx heads as you may easily damage the threading.
- What types of Monomachine models exist?Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII (released in 2010) Monomachine SFX-60 MKII (released in 2007) Monomachine SFX-60 MKI (released in 2004) Monomachine SFX-6 (keyboard variant, released in 2003)
- What’s the difference between trig mutes and sound mutes and which machine uses which type of mute?Trig Mutes will mute the triggers (notes) in the sequencer and will not mute the audio, any sound that is muted in this fashion will stop playing notes according to its parameters. Sound Mutes mute the actual sound output of the track, and will happen instantly. The Octatrack uses Sound Mutes while all other machines use Trig Mutes.
- Where can I find the latest Monomachine OS?It’s found in the Monomachine Support section.
- Where can I get hold of a MKI power supply?Please contact Elektron Support. The support form is found in your account. If you don’t yet have an account you can register one here.
- Where can I get hold of the Monomachine manual?It’s available as a downloadable pdf in the Monomachine Support section.
- If you can't find what you are looking for, you may login with your Elektron account and create a support ticket. If you don't have an account already you can create one in the next step.
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