KORG ELECTRIBE Wave 4+

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KORG INC.

    • 4.6 • 318 Ratings
    • $14.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

The next evolution in music software. Powerful wavetable sound.
The next generation ELECTRIBE produces state-of-the-art dance music.

The ELECTRIBE series first appeared in 1999. Since then each generation has inherited the iconic, intuitive operability of the original while incorporating the most up-to-date sounds and styles.

The ease of use, accessibility, sound and musicality of the ELECTRIBE reach new heights in this latest software version which features a powerful wavetable sound source, a “Quick Input” sequencer and a convenient chord pad that allows you to play a chord with one finger. Even if you aren't a musical virtuoso, with ELECTRIBE Wave you can create state-of-the-art dance music like EDM, Future Bass, and Trap.

• Powerful wavetable sound suitable for the latest in EDM
ELECTRIBE Wave has a sound wavetable featuring sounds widely used in the latest music creation. Unlike a PCM synth, the wavetable allows you to repeatedly play fragments of short waveforms, and change the waveform position during playback. By combining the wavetable (which features a rich variety of presets) with a powerful filter and two modulation units, you can create an infinite number of innovative and sharp sounds that cannot be produced using standard PCM synths. Even without a deep knowledge of synthesis techniques, the carefully selected parameters make it easy to craft your sound.

• Improved user interface 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. Even without musical knowledge, you can have fun making tracks without worrying about wrong notes. 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.

• Convenient chord pad that allows you to play a chord with one finger
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. ELECTRIBE Wave now offers this function for the synthesizer/drum parts so you can create a flow of sound overflowing with originality. 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 can combine patterns into finished songs
Use song mode to create a new track by simply arranging the order of existing patterns. Using only the ELECTRIBE Wave, you can take a song all the way from inspiration to completion. With audio file export, you can send a complete song or individual patterns to your favorite DAW, or upload to services like SoundCloud.

More info at korg.com

What’s New

Version 3.0.4

[Bug fix] The MIDI CC settings were sometimes not restored properly. This has been fixed.
[Bug fix] better iOS15 support

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
318 Ratings

318 Ratings

James 303 ,

I’m quite impressed....

I have to say, from reading all the reviews, I was expecting much worse. But now that I got it on sale for $20, it’s quite worth it. It’s on the same level as Groove Rider, but they’re both special in their own way. This app is deep, and I mean deep. The sound editing can go for hours, but you won’t be bored like with other apps (gadget, beat maker and such). It’s not perfect, but nothing in life is. It’s a step in the right direction, but the price is little steep, get it on sale while you still can.

I’m a fan of first hardware electribes and this one definitely got that feel. One small improvement that I would like to see is muting tracks, should be done with one hand (holding that mute button is so annoying, even on hardware I thought it was so stupid). Why can’t you just hit the mute button once and be in mute mode, what’s the point of holding it all the time? I don’t get it. I’ve had it for an hour and I’m very impressed.

Another suggestion, it would be great for users to share their presets, similar to what KRFT is doing, that way this app could go for ever. It’s still great and it got tons of presets already, but just a thought. Maybe different color schemes, too. Just some minor tweaks. Anyways, this is more fun than Gadget, go get it while the price is still right. Chose this over iElectribe and I’m glad I did, it’s like IElectribe on steroids. 10/10. Great app...

Garbage korg ,

Not broken, don’t fix.

You just changed the unison voice count from scrolling to drop-down, that’s not an improvement it was faster to scroll. It’s a small thing but it worries me that you’ll make more “improvements” that just slow things down. If you keep the scroll but just allow the drop down via a double-tap it will be the better of both worlds. Please be careful on your improvements. Why it’s perfect to me: the synth parameters are all on one page. The wave table plus vpm gives you all you could want without it getting too complicated that’s it not fun and requiring tabs, the parameters reset easily with a double tap. This is my favorite wavetable synth because of all these things. If they aren’t fun I don’t use them, if they don’t have fm I don’t use them. Please keep the power and simplicity. Suggestions: every sound could use a sub to fatten out the thinness of wavetable sync and fm type sounds, yet it’s buried, make the sub separate, an addition to the mods instead of the either/or it is now. Also an option for a more full size standard keyboard please. Other than that there isn’t much I could ask for and that’s saying a LOT, I finally have an iPad substitute for my Blofeld where Waldorf Nave failed me due to lack of fm. FM is EVERYTHING when it comes to wavetable. Thanks!

tdmsreview ,

Awesome job KORG!

I can’t put this thing down. I normally use a combination of Cubasis 2 and BeatMaker 3 with audio unit apps for creating audio tracks on the go. I later export them to my full pc studio for final composition, mixing and mastering. This app is super easy to program, stable (very important), the sounds are top quality, it can work as an audio unit or stand alone, allows individual audio track bounce/export, and it is not cpu hungry! In the past I stayed away from KORG on the iPad because they are not AU3 compatible, but as soon as this one was updated to AU3 I had to try it.
Cons - the AU3 version does not have the drums, saved patterns, user saved presets, etc from the stand alone version. Hopefully this is fixed in the future. I would also like the option to export the midi data.

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