With the official release of the Apple iPad today, Korg now officially announces the iELECTRIBE. Korg‘s ELECTRIBE Series products have been must-have hardware gear for dance and electronic music artists around the world. Still at the forefront, the popular ELECTRIBE•R is now available as a dedicated iPad musical instrument app – the Korg iELECTRIBE virtual analog beatbox.
Korg ELECTRIBE products have been popular due in part to their interactive, easy-to-use front panel controls. The iPad’s 9.7″ multi touch display offers an intuitive layout that will be familiar to previous ELECTRIBE users. Just as on the original ELECTRIBE, users simply choose one of the eight parts (or sounds) and touch the 16-step sequencer to quickly build patterns and grooves.
The iELECTRIBE faithfully recreates the historic ELECTRIBE•R’s entire sound engine – including analog synthesis modeling and PCM synthesis, along with virtual Valve Force tube modeling. The sequencer can record instrument parts as well as advanced Motion Sequencing – the recording of knob movements as part of a pattern.
The Master effect processor provides eight enhanced effect types. The iELECTRIBE comes preprogrammed with 64 new preset patterns that allow the user to instantly create music in a wide variety of dance and electronic music styles; the user can also create up to 64 patterns of their own.
The iELECTRIBE is currently available from Apple’s App Store (inside the iTunes Store). Regularly priced at US $19.99, a special introductory price of $9.99 is being offered until June 30, 2010.