Korg classics for iOS
It might seem a strange inclusion when compared to all the hoary old synths featured in this article, but believe it or not, the original Korg Electribe ER-1 groove box is now eighteen years old! Korg were among the first big companies to develop for iPad, and the iElectribe came out almost immediately upon the tablet’s release.
Like the iElectribe, the iMS-20 was released while most would-be users were still waiting to receive their pre-ordered iPads from Apple. Combining a spot-on recreation of the original alongside a sequencer inspired by Korg’s SQ-10, the iMS-20 could even be controlled via the USB controller for Korg’s Legacy MS-20 desktop plugin.
The most recent classic Korg to get the iOS treatment, the iWavestation may be the most obvious, with the original’s vector joystick just begging to be put under touchscreen control. Better still, the interface is as intuitive as one could expect a Wavestation’s could be, and there’s even a stellar version in Korg’s Gadget app.