iPad Music Apps Off To A Serious Start

Korg Brings Electribe Line To The iPad      02/04/10

Whether you like the idea of the Apple iPad as a music platform or not, it's off to a serious start with the Korg iElectribe.

The iElectribe is described as a virtual version of the Electribe-R, but it's really it's own beast - losing dedicated hardware controls, and gaining menus

Anyone that's used any of the Electribes, though, shoiuld be right at home. 


  • Sound Engine:
    • Analog Synthesizer Modeling; PCM Samples; Virtual Valve Force Tube Modeling
  • Instrument Voices (Parts):
    • 8 Total: 4 percussion synthesizer parts; 4 PCM synthesizer parts
  • Effect Section:
    • Master Effect: Assignable per step/per part
    • 8 Effect Types: Short Delay, BPM Sync Delay, Grain Shifter, Reverb, Chorus/Flanger, Filter, Talking Modulator, Decimator
  • Sequencer Section:
    • Patterns: 64 steps maximum per part, Motion Sequencing can memorize all knob motions in a pattern
    • Tempo: 20-300BPM (with Tap tempo and Swing function), Pattern-set function
  • Memory patterns:
    • 160 Total: 32 preset patterns x 2 banks; 32 basic patterns x 1 bank; 32 blank patterns x 2 banks

Are you ready to take iPad apps seriously?

Check out the video and let us know what you think!

Pricing and Availability

it's available now in the iTunes App Store. An introductory price of US $9.99 is being offered until June 30, 2010.

James Lewin
Twitter @podcasting_news


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9 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Dolphono    Said...

HOLEY "SHUT YOUR MOUTH!" I'm just talkin bout iPad.

02-Apr-10 09:22 AM

Nick B    Said...

Wow. Thats pretty compelling.

02-Apr-10 10:21 AM

Beats on Canvas    Said...

Geeeeezzz! This is just the tip of the iceberg for computer music afficionados... Imagine what companies will be coming up with ... Wow! :) Compelling indeed!

02-Apr-10 11:37 AM

The Guvnor    Said...

The future of music software has just arrived.

Nice one, Korg!

02-Apr-10 12:19 PM

coolout    Said...

I thought this was an april fools joke?!?!?!?

02-Apr-10 09:26 PM

coolout    Said...

I thought this was an April fools joke?

02-Apr-10 09:27 PM

Beatbox Pad    Said...

That's a cool app! Have you seen Beatbox Pad yet? It's a drum app for iPad with 28 great sounds. There's a demo video on http://beatboxpad.com

04-Apr-10 09:40 AM

Jesse J    Said...

Please join the iPad Audio/Music Apps group here:


05-Apr-10 04:16 AM

postMiXformula    Said...

can you midi sync this? can you flick it to a plugin in your favourite software ( Live, Logic, Cubase etc ) for further production enhancement??? If not then it's just a toy! - When will these companies truly catch on to what producers want?????

14-Apr-10 10:42 PM

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