Korg iElectribe Vs Electribe ER-1, Mano a Mano

Earlier this week, Korg introduced iElectribe for iPhone – a software version of its classic Electribe ER-1 drum machine.

This video, via Marcus Padrini, compares similar patches on the software iElectribe and hardware ER-1.  Continue reading

Patterning Drum Machine App For iPad Now Available


Olympia Noise Co has released Patterning – a new drum machine for iPad that they describe as ‘as beautiful as it is powerful.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Create dynamic drum patterns with the swipe of a finger. Make evolving, poly-metric rhythms, four-on-the-floor dance party jams, or laid back R&B grooves.

Use Patterning’s independent loop settings to explore untapped rhythmic possibilities. Automate parameters to create intricate & complex beats. Arrange patterns on the timeline to construct songs. Use the built-in effects–delay, reverb, distortion, and 3-band EQ–to add atmosphere, shimmer and noise.

Connect to other apps with Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, and MIDI.

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Singular Sound Announces BeatBuddy Mini

BeatBuddy-MiniSingular Sound, makers of the popular BeatBuddy pedal-controlled drum machine, announced the BeatBuddy Mini, a new, smaller version of the drum machine / effects pedal.

The original BeatBuddy retails for about $300. The BeatBuddy Mini, which will retail for about $199, will have many of the features and functionality of the original pedal: full, hands-free, creative control of the beat. Musicians are able to insert fills, transition from verse to chorus, add accent hits, drum breaks and more — all with the “simple ease” of a guitar pedal format.

You can find a complete comparison of the original and mini BeatBuddy here.
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WebX0X Turns Your Web Browser Into A Drum Machine


Irritant Creative’s WebX0X is a free drum synthesizer and sequencer that runs in your web browser.

It’s built using the Web Audio API. Because it’s based on web standards, it works in recent versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari on desktop and iOS.  All sound generation is performed entirely in the browser without the use of samples. Continue reading