Ableton Link: Available Now in Free Ableton Live Beta Update

Ableton_LinkToday, Ableton has announced that its new technology, Link, is now available to test as part of the latest free Ableton Live release, Live 9.5.1 beta.

Link enables users to play electronic instruments together “with the freedom of a live band and without the hassle” of MIDI setup. The technology keeps devices in time over a wireless network.

As of today, Link is now available (in beta) for Live users, so two Live users will be able to sync and play together wirelessly.
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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

Korg Brings iElectribe Drum Machine To The iPhone


Korg has introduced iElectribe for iPhone, a software drum machine inspired by the classic Electribe-R.

The iPhone version reproduces the sound engine and design of the original Electribe-R, and includes the ptterns and functions introduced with iElectribe for iPad. Continue reading

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

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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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