Korg Electribe Wave For iPad

Korg today introduced Electribe Wave – the latest evolution of the Electribe family, first introeduced in 1999.

Electribe Wave pairs wavetable synthesis with traditional Electribe sequencing, Kaoss Pad style control and more.


  • Wavetable sound synthesis – the wavetable allows you to repeatedly play fragments of short waveforms, and change the waveform position during playback. You can combine the the wavetable with a powerful filter and two modulation units.
  • User interface designed for quick composition – The familiar 16-step pad in the ELECTRIBE series enables speedy rhythm production. The ELECTRIBE Wave also features a new keyboard to play chords and scales. The sequencer features Groove, which can be used to breathe life into rhythm parts, as well as a special keyboard to enable smooth step input for synth parts on the graphical user interface.
  • Chord pad – ELECTRIBE Wave features a chord pad that allows you to play chords with one finger. If you use the “Fetch” function, it will automatically extract the chords from the song that you are in in the middle of creating and assign those chords to the pad for fast and easy song creation. You can also easily assign and save your favorite chords. In addition you can use the arpeggiator to create new phrases.
  • Motion Sequence records and plays temporal changes in sounds and effects – The ELECTRIBE series introduced a powerful motion sequence function that remembers and reproduces the movements of the knobs. If you use the built in KAOSS PAD you can change the sound to drastically with a single fingertip, easily storing and reproducing temporal changes. Remember the wave table POSITION to make real time minute changes to the sound performance.
  • Song mode – Use song mode to create a new track by simply arranging the order of existing patterns. With audio file export, you can send a complete song or individual patterns to your favorite DAW, or upload to services like SoundCloud.

Audio Demo:

Pricing and Availability

Korg Electribe Wave is available now an introductory price of US $19.99.

12 thoughts on “Korg Electribe Wave For iPad

  1. In the picture it looks like the ipad is inside a hardware controller. If korg or another company made hardware controllers with pads, sliders, and knobs I would take these apps seriously. Its hard to enjoy jamming on just the ipad interface. Also still bitter at korg for not adding midi out on their apps. Would be cool to use their sequencers to control external hardware synths.

    1. Have you tried the korg keys studio? It’s quite fun to play gadget with it, still feels like a toy, but if you like gadget it’s totally worth it.
      And also wtf with AUV3 korg? Your apps would be amazing with it.

      1. I have made a lot of choons with gadget but after a few years I started to outgrow it. I wanted access to my auv3 synths so I learned beatmaker 3. I had gadget burnout sometime last year and stopped buying new gadget modules because it seemed like every other one was a sampler or another drum sampler.

        I stopped using all of the korg ios synths that don’t work in gadget and I use gadget less and less. Beatmaker 3 with auv3 synths and FX gives much greater freedom.

        1. Very well sad, its so true. Korg only want us to buy their gadget modules. So many programmers out there who can simly add au support… I will not buy any app from Korg until they realize it.

  2. I’m looking forward to comparisons between this and JimAudio’s Grooverider GR-16, which does the Electribe 2 better than Electribe 2 itself (aside from not being hardware). Granted, the Electribe Wave has the wavetable stuff and flashier graphic displays, but how well will it play (and play along with other apps) in comparison to GR-16.

  3. Been playing with it a few hours now. I love it.
    My first electribe was the EA-1, which I still use, along with the other three 1st gen tribes which I run all together with the Yamaha DX200 and the AX200 for massive hardware bbox stuff.

    But to have another electribe this versatile, portable and powerful on my iPad is just another tasty cool sound making good thing IMHO.

  4. Serious Question: What can this do that Gadget can’t? Aside From a larger focus on Wavetable?
    Just trying to understand why they would be developing something that runs outside of Gadget that seems to be almost the same, yet perhaps limited.

    Not a knock against their new software, just trying to wrap my head around this.

  5. Korg need to come out with a new version of kontrol 49 or microkontrol with audio input. I think this would help fully utilize gadget.

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