Korg Electribe Demo At BPM 2014

This video, via sonicstate, offers a preview of the new Korg Electribe, from BPM 2014.

The Electribe Music Production Station is a next-generation, Ableton Live-friendly 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox. Or as James at Korg says, ‘it’s the ultimate entry level to everything Korg’.  Continue reading

Cremacaffe ‘Spike’ and ‘OP-Bunny’ Tabletop Gear Stands

Cremacaffe_OP-Bunny_bunchFinnish design house Cremacaffe has debuted two whimsical, modular gear stands, ‘Spike’ and the ‘OP-Bunny,’ designed especially for holding small synths and drum machines.

Cremacaffe’s OP-Bunny is meant for use with Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 synthesizer. The original design of the OP-Bunny (pictured above) consists of two interlocking wooden pieces that easily come together for holding the OP-1 at a slight angle. The stand disassembles and can be stashed, along with the small synth, in a small soft bag (included).
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Korg Electribe Sampler Music Production Station Offers Sampling, Synthesis, Live Integration

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Korg today introduced the Electribe Sampler Music Production Station, a new sampler in the Electribe series that’s designed to be a simple and fast sampler for live performance and music production.

According to Korg, “The Electribe sampler has been reborn, with cutting-edge technology inherited from popular Korg products such as the KingKORG, kaossilator, kaoss pad, and taktile.”

The internal memory lets you save 250 patterns, including preset patterns. There’s also support for the polyphonic playback, for house music style chord progressions and more. Continue reading

Korg Announces Next-Generation Electribe Music Production Station

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Korg today introduced the Electribe Music Production Station, a next-generation, Ableton Live-friendly 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox.

The new Electribe features sixteen back- lit Trigger pads, an intuitive X/Y Touch pad, and is now more mobile than ever, because it can run on battery power (optional AC adapter available).

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Side-Chaining Electribes In Ableton Live

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This reader video tutorial takes a look at using side-chain compression in Ableton Live with hardware, in this case a pair of Korg Electribes:

Just wanted to share with you all my technique for doing side-chain compression on Electribes by running them thru Ableton Live. I use a combination of Audio and MIDI routing for a quick and easy effect.

via ‘Synthopia fan’ Tim Toner