Fascinating. The sound quality, inflexible sample transfer and this pattern cutoff bug was what made me sell mine. Indeed a case of YMMV.
The lofi samples onboard the electribe was a downer as well. Korg used reduced sampling rate for the factory sounds in order to fit more into the machine, and didn’t feel it was necessary to advertise this… And intentionally crippling the filter too, what was up with that? IMO the electribe sampler was a missed opportunity for Korg, first the intentionally cripple the volca sample so everyone would buy the electribe sampler… And then they release a half-baked product and kill its development before it ever matured. Piss poor IMHO.