Korg today released free OS updates for the Electribe and Electribe Sampler; and announced updated versions of the two devices.
Electribe System version 2 adds support for the much-requested pattern chain and undo functions, as well as support for original value display. The update is free to existing Electribe owners.
The Electribe line has also become more colorful with new models:
- The Electribe line has been expanded with a metallic blue model that’s reminiscent of the previous model, the Electribe MX.
- The Electribe Sampler line has been expanded with a metallic red model that’s reminiscent of the previous model, the Electribe SX.
Here’s the official intro video for the version 2 Electribes:
Korg describe both new Electribe models as “bring[ing] fresh energy to any performance with effortless knob-based sound creation, complemented by the numerous colorfully illuminated LEDs.” All Electribes also offer Ableton Live export for computer/DAW integration.
In addition, pattern chaining allows users to string patterns together to create full songs. One-level “undo” allows users to undo recordings with the press of a couple of buttons. The original value indicator enables users to see the original position of any knob on the panel for any part.
Korg has also created 400+ brand-new bonus patterns (200+ each for the sampler and synth) all available for download from the Korg US website. These new patterns are free to all Electribe owners.
Pricing and Availability. The Korg Electribe2BL and Electribe2SRD will be available in August of 2016 for $399.99 US.
See the Korg site for details.