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    Behringer Introduces Hirotribe Groove Synthesizer by MS-20 Designer

    Behringer has introduced Hirotribe, a portable analog groove synthesizer with 2 DCOs, drum machine, and sequencer.

    Hirotribe was designed by Hiroaki Nishijima, the legendary synthesizer engineer who designed the famous Korg MS-20 and Monotribe.

    Hiroaki Nishijima says:

    The ‘Hirotribe’ is one of the analog synthesizers I always wanted to achieve. ‘Hiro’ of ‘Hirotribe’ was taken from my first name ‘Hiroaki’.
    I designed and developed the ‘Korg Monotribe’, but I really wanted to make an evolved version of it. Fortunately, Uli Behringer kindly agreed to my proposal.

    I devised the panel design, specifications and the first schematic. Various specifications were added or changed during the development process, and each time the project members had a hard time.


    • Analog groove synthesizer with built-in drum machine and sequencer
    • Pure analog signal path based on authentic DCO, VCF and VCA designs
    • 2 individual oscillators with saw, triangle and square waveforms
    • Noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
    • LFO with 3 wave shapes for modulating both pitch and filter cutoff
    • Single knob envelope generator with 3 continuous parameters Attack, Decay and Sustain
    • Analog drum machine with bass drum, snare, closed hi-hat and open hi-hat
    • 16-step motion sequencer with and memory slots
    • 27 touch-sensitive keys for great playability with non-scale notes function
    • Sync Input and Output to synchronize with your other synthesizers or drum machines
    • USB Micro connector allows powering via smartphone, power bank or computer
    • Comprehensive MIDI implementation (including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save)

    The Hirotribe Groove Synthesizer is now fully completed, Behringer says once they receive the semiconductors, it will be available in stores. Same as the previous UB-1 Spirit we mentioned a few days ago, Hirotribe is very affordable, the suggested price will be $99 USD.

    More information: Behringer

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