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Korg Electribe 2 Announced

Korg has announced Electribe 2, an updated version of the latest generation Electribe and Electribe Sampler. In addition to stylish new paint jobs, the Electribe 2 hosts a much requested pattern chaining function for producing songs.

Owners of the original Electribes can upgrade their units to include the new functionality!

Updates make the electribe evolve daily. System version 2 adds support for the much-requested pattern chain function and undo function, as well as support for original value display. Users who already own an electribe can update their unit and then enjoy playing.

The update is available for free on Korg's site.

Korg has also released 200 free "bonus patterns" for download.

Here's a promo video for the updated units. I like how the sampler is red and the synth is blue, like the classic Electribe ESX-1 and EMX-1 units.

What The Fuck Do Those Knobs Do?

Ian Tindale, long-time reader of the site and maker of my favorite Robot-related Christmas music, has produced a tutorial series that asks one very important question: "What The Fuck Do Those Knobs Do?" The series explores the answer to that in iMS-20, Sector, Animoog, iVCS3, and Nave!

Buy Korg iMS-20 on iTunes: $14.99 (On Sale, from $29.99)

jakoB haQ - Novadic Dub Trappers

YouTuber Jakob Haq did a fun Dubby-Downtempo thing with a bunch of gear and apps!

Video Description:

Novadic Dub Trappers is a live jam that came to be while jamming with my new Novation MiniNova synthesizer. I used quite a bit of gear and apps for this session and it took me a lot of re-takes to get this right.

Want to know how I set this session up? Please feel free to make a request in the comment section.

The Trap style drum-loop is being generated with DM2 by Audionomy and I am running a pattern while playing a lead sound on a Pocket Operator PO-28 Robot.

Now, there are a lot more stuff being used and so I made a complete list down below with links.

MININOVA ►https://global.novationmusic.com/synt...
POCKET OPERATORS ►https://www.teenageengineering.com/pr...
BEHRINGER UCA-202 ►http://www.music-group.com/Categories...
Behringer Xenyx Q802 ►http://www.music-group.com/Categories...
IK Multimedia iRig MIDI 2 ►http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/...

Buy DM2 on iTunes: $4.99 (On Sale, Intro Price)


Buy LINK to MIDI on iTunes: Free

Toa Mata Band: Episode 5 Prologue

Opificio Sonico, the mind behind the toy and Lego-driven Toa Mata Band has released a series of videos ahead of the next Toa Mata release. This Prologue Playlist is an interesting behind the scenes look at how he actually puts together his elaborate automatons; from 3D Printing parts, to designing a functional Lego Turntable!

Rezzonator - Low

YouTuber Rezzonator posted this fun, classic sounding, Acid House jam with a variety of Roland and Korg gear. You'll also find Propellerhead's ReBirth in the mix on his iPad!

Video Description:

Another track taken from my forthcoming album performed live. For this one I am using a combination of hardware and software. I am sequencing the TR8, TB3, and Korg Volcas from Ableton and launching the midi clips from Push as I perform. This gives me the ability to have longer sequences without the restrictions of 1 bar patterns on the hardware. I can also use Live's internal fx.

Equipment used...
Ableton Live
Ableton Push
Aira TR-8, TB-3, MX-1, System 1
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Electribe 2
Yamaha TMX7 drum module
iPad running Rebirth app for second TB303 sound

Buy ReBirth for iPad on iTunes: $14.99