The Electribe ER-1 drum machine is considered by many to be the most interesting member of Korg’s original Electribe line.
The Korg ER-1 combines virtual analog drum synthesis and sampling with straightforward sequencing.
Now a new, unofficial firmware upgrade, Electric Shaman, promises to bring new features to the ER-1, including the ability to send and receive CC/NRPN messages and the ability to load custom samples.
The firmware update will be available via a subscription model. See the Electribe Shaman site for details.