More than Expected
I bought the Monotribe thinking it was just a cool little box that I could toy with when I'm too tired or lazy to fire-up my main workstation, but I actually ended up recording it. Obviously the Monotribe is very simple, but its sound can cut through a mix full of huge Moog sounds and sizzling Waldorf sounds, with its gritty and wooden growls and bleeps. Its mostly good for classic acid-house style leads/basses with its single oscillator and limited modulation options, but I've been surprised at some of the modern sounds Ive programmed with it. But it definitely has a rough sound. Nothing gentle or soft about it.
And a lot of people dislike the ribbon controller and/or lack of midi, but the ribbon can create twisted and alien sounding leads and interesting variation, that you never would have discovered if the Monotribe had midi. The Monotribe also taught me how fun it is to program drums with a hardware step sequencer and real analog drum sounds. Now Im saving for a Jomox!
A great buy that gave me way more than I expected.