Behringer Intros Hirotribe Groovebox, Engineered By MS-20 Designer Hiroaki Nishijima
Behringer today introduced the Hirotribe, a portable groovebox in the company’s ‘Soul’ format, engineered by Hiroaki Nishijima, who designed the Korg MS-20 and Monotribe.
The Hirotribe is an analog groove synthesizer with a four-part drum machine, 2-oscillator synth voice and sequencer.
“The ‘Hirotribe’ is one of the analog synthesizers I always wanted to achieve,” notes Nishijima. “I designed and developed the Korg Monotribe, but I really wanted to make an evolved version of it.”
- Analog groove synthesizer with built-in drum machine and sequencer
- Analog signal path with DCO, VCF and VCA
- 2 individual oscillators with saw, triangle and square waveforms
- Noise generator
- 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
- Sync Input and Output to synchronize with your other synthesizers or drum machines
- USB Micro connector allows powering via smartphone, power bank or computer
- MIDI implementation (including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save)
Pricing and Availability
The release date for the Hirotribe is to be determined, based on availability of semiconductor components. The suggested price will be $99 USD.