Korg iElectribe Gets “Beat Flutter”

Korg recently updated its major iPad music apps to add AudioBus support. In addition to AudioBus, support, though, Korg added an interesting new feature to iElectribe, Beat Flutter.

This video demonstrates how Beat Flutter can be used to add variety to drum sequences.

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Korg Adds Audiobus, Virtual MIDI To All Its iOS Apps

korg-adds-audiobus-ios-appsKorg has released updates to all its major music apps for the iPad, adding Audiobus support, virtual MIDI, iCloud support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Korg iPolySix:

  • Background Audio support allows to play other music apps
  • iCloud data backup
  • “Audiobus” enables audio streaming between iOS Musical Instrument Apps
  • Virtual MIDI enables MIDI communication between iOS Musical Instrument Apps
  • Parameter Control via MIDI
  • A few bugs have also been addressed, improving operational operational stability

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Livid Code Station Gives iPad Instruments Knobs (Sneak Preview)

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iPad Music Software: This is a sneak preview of an iPad docking station for the Livid Code MIDI controller.

The Livid Code Station is being used to control Korg’s iElectribe.

This is a prototype at this point – no pricing  or availability has been announced, or whether this will even turn into a real product.

If you’re an iPad user, though, check out the video and let us know if you’d be interested in something like this.

Korg iElectribe Gorillaz Edition

iElectribe Gorillaz

Korg has teamed up with the virtual band Gorillaz to create a new beatbox for the iPad: The Korg iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Edition.

While retaining the intuitive beat-making features of the iElectribe, the Gorillaz Edition is a new machine customized to generate Gorillaz samples from their fourth album The Fall. The iElectribe Gorillaz Edition features: 128 new sounds created by Gorillaz; and 64 ready-to-use pre-programmed patterns by the sound team Gorillaz, Stephen Sedgwick, and Korg.

Unfortunately, the Gorillaz sounds appear to not be cleared for commercial use. Korg notes, ” Commercial use of the works created by using this application is subject to the copyright clearance from right holders.”

A “limited run of 10,000 units” is available in the App Store for US $9.99.

We’d prefer to see this less “limited” and more copyright cleared, but it’s sure to be a hit for Korg, anyway.

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Korg iElectribe, iMS-20 Updated With Wireless Sync, SoundCloud Support, AudioCopy

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Korg has updated iElectribe and iMS-20 to version 1.5, adding Wireless Sync, SoundCloud support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Korg iMS-20 1.5:

  • WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology) allows wireless start between compatible apps on two iPads
  • AudioCopy has been added which enables the sharing of audio data between compatible apps
  • MIDI control capabilities have been enhanced (nano series 2 is now fully supported)
  • A few minor bugs have also been addressed, improving operational stability

Here’s what’s new in Korg iElectribe 1.5:

  • WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology) allows wireless start between compatible apps on two iPads
  • AudioCopy has been added which enables the sharing of audio data between compatible apps
  • MIDI control capabilities have been enhanced (nano series 2 is now fully supported)

Looks like somebody’s hearing our requests for serious MIDI support in IOS apps. These should be welcome updates for a lot of Korg iMS-20 and iElectribe users.

Let us know what you think of these updates and the arrival of improved MIDI support in iOS apps!

iElectribe Updated With MIDI Support

iElectribe iPad drum machine

Korg has updated iElectribe, its virtual drum machine for the iPad.

Here’s what’s new:

  • iElectribe can now be played using external USB-MIDI devices
  • An Auto Restore function has been added which enables the last edit status to be automatically restored
  • A Backup function has been added that enables you to make backups of pattern data
  • Now compatible with iOS 4.3
  • A few minor bugs have also been addressed, improving operational stability

I haven’t had a chance to check out the new version of iElectribe, so I’m not clear on how extensive it’s MIDI support is.

If you’ve had a chance to try it out, leave a comment and tell us what you know.

iElectribe is currently $9.99 in the App Store.