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iElectribe

Post by Gianni » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:55 pm

I don't speak japanese but I hope this isn't a late April Fool's joke:

http://www.korg.co.jp/Product/Dance/iELECTRIBE/





Gearjunkies says it's true, though....

http://www.gearjunkies.com/news_info.php?news_id=4985

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Re: iElectribe?

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:29 pm

Its in the app store, so its either true or a very sizable hoax.
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Re: iElectribe

Post by Em Pe Ge » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:33 pm

looks awesome to me.

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Post by diezdiazgiant » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:35 am

too bad they cut out alot of cool features, but still sounds fun.
definitly got me optimistic about new developments
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Re: iElectribe

Post by loungedumore » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:38 am

So are they going to make an Audio Unit and VSTi version ?
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Post by steveman » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:23 pm

loungedumore wrote:So are they going to make an Audio Unit and VSTi version ?
Why would they?
I thought the whole point of the Electribes was the interface, the sound isn't anything you can't achieve with software anyway.

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Re: iElectribe

Post by loungedumore » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:19 pm

steveman wrote:
loungedumore wrote:So are they going to make an Audio Unit and VSTi version ?
Why would they?
I thought the whole point of the Electribes was the interface, the sound isn't anything you can't achieve with software anyway.
Well Korg's very simplistic , but effective take on the drum synthesizer with it's built in step sequencer and fx would be welcome in my DAW any day and I'm sure I'm not the only one . Besides I dig the sound engine as well it's very different from my current workhorse ( Waldorf Attack ) not better , but different in a complimentary way and one can always make room for more sound sculpting options .
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Re: iElectribe

Post by balma » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:23 pm

steveman wrote:
loungedumore wrote:So are they going to make an Audio Unit and VSTi version ?
Why would they?
I thought the whole point of the Electribes was the interface, the sound isn't anything you can't achieve with software anyway.
I agree on that statement. ESX is just a sampler with nothing special on the engine, what it makes electribes so cool, is the inmediacy at the moment of composition or perfomance, they are really fun and intuitive hardware devices.

unless the vacuum tubes generate some kind of "virtual hot sound"? :lol:
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Re: iElectribe

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:41 pm

Seems Korg is getting deep into the causual hobbyist market...how many apps do they need to sell to make a profit or is this just a loss leader for the SD-card Electribes (it looks more like an ESX than an ER)?
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Post by balma » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:01 pm

meatballfulton wrote:(it looks more like an ESX than an ER)?
Now that you mentioned it, yes, I didn't put too much attention to it , until I observed there is no SAMPLE START and SAMPLE DECAY knobs next to the big effect knob like on the ESX.... :x

And it seems there are less effect options....

it sucks it sucks!!!

And this is its second of that kind I think so. There is another one for the portable nintendo
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Re: iElectribe

Post by diezdiazgiant » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:55 am

its an ipad it has all the processing power of a f**k phone what do you expect?
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Re: iElectribe

Post by loungedumore » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:18 am

balma wrote:
steveman wrote:
loungedumore wrote:So are they going to make an Audio Unit and VSTi version ?
Why would they?
I thought the whole point of the Electribes was the interface, the sound isn't anything you can't achieve with software anyway.
I agree on that statement. ESX is just a sampler with nothing special on the engine, what it makes electribes so cool, is the inmediacy at the moment of composition or perfomance, they are really fun and intuitive hardware devices.
balma wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:(it looks more like an ESX than an ER)?
Now that you mentioned it, yes, I didn't put too much attention to it , until I observed there is no SAMPLE START and SAMPLE DECAY knobs next to the big effect knob like on the ESX.... :x
And it seems there are less effect options....
Well the reason you don't see sample edit options is because the 4 main parts are subtractive synthesis of course there are 4 PCM (samples) parts in addition to that for Hats/cymbals/Clap .
And as far as the FX go ....well the ER1MKII had only delay this actually adds to that with grain shifter , filter ,bit decimation , reverb , etc. so yea they really scrimped there .
I think your confused because they did make it look more like an ESX than an ESR1 MK2 ...you know the brown one . Not the red one . ;)
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Re: iElectribe

Post by Hugo76 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:22 pm

As I just learned that the iPad will feature a book store as well, I'll probably go for it instead of Amazon's Kindle. And that means I'll definately pick up the iElectribe also :)

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Re: iElectribe

Post by stikygum » Thu May 20, 2010 6:10 am

Looks like a lot of fun, and the cost is less, but I'm wondering why would one not get a hardware unit instead. They're most fun tweaking randomly. I hope this also has knob recording. Still if I had an iPad I'd get it.
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