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