iPad Music Apps Off To A Serious Start

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

Buying Choices

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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