Electribe ER-1 is an iconic groove box that, despite numerous descendants refuses to go away. No serious anthology of ‘best rhythm machines ever’ would dare to get away with ignoring Electribes. Ultimate tweakability married with unique sounds. Born in the nineties it is still being used and sworn by many musicians almost two decades later in spite of serious flaws that have been plaguing it. This is an attempt to put things straight and remedy at least some of the historical injustice suffered by this fantastic box.

Subscription – will be activated in a few days!

The subscription fee for Electribe Shaman Firmware update and its subsequent versions is USD40, EUR35 or GBP30, whichever is preferred by the subscriber. To subscribe:

(a) Send an email to   shaman@electribe.cc stating the Electribe device MODEL and SERIAL No. shown on the label on the bottom of the device. When in doubt taking a photo of the label is good as well. In the email do also provide the current factory firmware version (a three-digit number). To find this press and hold SHIFT while turning Electribe on.

(b) Send the PayPal payment to electribe.shaman@gmail.com indicating the MODEL and SERIAL No. in payment details. An email notification with the license key will be provided thereafter in a few days.

(c) Examine the installation instructions carefully, located at http://electribe.cc/wp/installation, and make sure your MIDI connection works properly. Then download the latest erflash.exe installation utility located on the same page and follow the instructions. Please note that as of now the installation utility runs on 64-bit Windows only.

Note: Updating firmware does not require any hardware modifications. The whole process involves reflashing the firmware only and takes a couple of minutes to complete.

Legal disclaimer

(a) Electribe Shaman Firmware update is a Service provided by Electribe Shaman (operator of this web site). The Service allows legal Owners of 1st generation Electribe devices have their devices upgraded with software patches extending the functionality of the original firmware with features that were not available before. The Manufacturer of Electribe devices is the owner of all the rights to the original firmware, factory samples and preloaded pattern data.

(b) This Service is available to legal Owners of Electribe devices. In order to subscribe, an owner of an Electribe device has to present the Model name and Serial number of his/her device as the proof of ownership. The Model name and Serial number have to be provided either in written or as a photo via email or web form.

(c) This Service is not related to or affiliated with the Manufacturer of Electribe devices. The provider of the Service is not part of any binding agreements, legal obligations or any other settlements, oral or written, with the Manufacturer. The provider of the Service has not violated any contractual terms or conditions that may or may not apply.

(d) The one-time subscription fee entitles a paying subscriber to the latest, as well as all forthcoming versions and revisions of Shaman Electribe Firmware update. The subscription applies to one Electribe device and permits the legal Owner of the device to download and install each firmware update multiple, but not unlimited, number of times. The subscription is not transferrable to another Owner of a similar device.