We got a sneak preview at BPM of the brand new Korg Electribe, although perhaps not in the ideal environment. So we jumped at the chance to have a visit from Ian Bradshaw of Korg UK and James Pullen (aka Mista Bishi) to give us a more detailed look at the new unit.
With a King Korg derived synth engine the Electribe features a 24 voice synth engine for 16 parts, each part also has an insert effect and then there’s a final Master Effect buss too.
Plenty of filter types and a revamped effect processor gives the Electribe a full ambient sound, at least in the hands of Mista Bishi.
The new Electribe is expected to drop in December, at a street price of £329 UK
If you want to hear a more complete version of the track James played portions of, here’s a link to a vocal version:-
Korg is really making products I like these days. There is a new Volca and it’s a sampler. It’s called the Volca Sample. Being an old Akai S950 guy I love that they made the new box white! It has a eleven parameter motion sequencer, reverb per part, analog eq, active step and jump functions, reverse and the very important sync jack in the back. It holds 100 samples but actually doesn’t sample on it’s own. You need iOS to load in new samples. That said since I use iOS devices I am happy but I can see this as an issue for some. Price TBA.
“The volca sample is a sample sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in real time for powerful live performances. It’s a powerful addition to any existing volca setup, or simply on its own. The new volca lets you recapture the excitement of the first generation of samplers, in which any sound — vocals, spoken words, ambient sound, or glitches — becomes material for your creations!” – korg.com
For more info: korg.com/us/products/dj/volca_sample