Korg ElecTribe R (ER-1)

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"Korg has created the ultimate analog beat machine. Simply by tweaking the knobs on the ELECTRIBE R, you have unlimited control over all the elements that make up the sounds - like pitch, modulation depth, waveform shape and much more. Drop these sounds into the built-in sequencer and you've got unique rhythms with your own creative signature. And with the ELECTRIBE R, you can hear every change you make as it happens, allowing you to mold the groove on the fly."

"The built-in step sequencer's 16 pad keys make it easy for you to produce rhythms from the sounds you create. Each pad keys lights up so you can easily see what rhythm a part is programmed to play. Plus, you can play in beats in real-time using the 12 trigger pads. Four of the pads are assignable to any analog modeling sound you come up with, two are reserved for controlling sounds accessed through the audio input, and the other four permanently control the indispensable PCM sounds. So you can tailor your own custom "kits" to fit each musical situation."

"To add even more life to your patterns you can record the real-time movement of any of the ELECTRIBE R's oscillator, amp or effect parameters as a Motion Sequence. This lets you change your sounds as your groove progresses in a way that more traditional drum machines just can't match! Plus, every sound or rhythm you create can be stored as a pattern that includes your knob movements. And you can save up to 256 1 to 4-bar patterns in internal memory."

"The ELECTRIBE R can also be controlled from an external sequencer, keyboard, or sampler to function as an analog sound rhythm tone generator, or set up to control or be controlled by other hardware or computer-based sequencers." - Korg-USA The ElecTribes are used by Orbital, Cirrus, Dan Hekate, Saulaterre, The Prodigy, YB70, 69db, MDFMK, Crystal Distortion, the Crystal Method, Massive Attack, and the Chemical Brothers.

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47 Visitor comments
jake
February 5, 2010 @ 3:50 pm
I would like to know why every time I plug my keyboard or sequencer's midi out into my er-1's midi in nothing happens.I always use the same midi channel but my er-1 has no sound comming out. when useing a er-1 as a tone module the idea is to trigger the sounds with a keyboard do the real time controls work when triggering from exsternal devices
jake
February 5, 2010 @ 3:42 pm
I know that from doing it myself. the er-1 pluged midi out into a midi in of a tone module will trigger sounds just press play.
jody
January 28, 2010 @ 3:25 am
Yes, but there's no 'tune' control, so you'll only have one key/note activated. If you want an electribe to play tunes on a synth, you'll have to get one with midi assigned tune capability, like the EA(bass), EM(synth), EM2(synth), EMX, ESX.
better explanation here, on this superb page:

http://www.sequencer.de/korg/korg_electribe.html

cheers. Jody.

"Although it says "The ELECTRIBE-R can also be controlled from an external sequencer, keyboard, or sampler", can IT be used as a sequencer to control external synths and samplers?
Thanks in forward "
John
January 17, 2010 @ 4:46 pm
I had this machine a few years ago and bought it real cheap, unfortunately I sold it for a nice profit but now I really miss it. Very easy to use, although it had limitations, you could write a nice rhythm pattern within minutes.

I too would like to know whether you could control external synths with the sequencer!
Anon
January 6, 2010 @ 2:22 am
Although it says "The ELECTRIBE-R can also be controlled from an external sequencer, keyboard, or sampler", can IT be used as a sequencer to control external synths and samplers?
Thanks in forward
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 10 voices (parts)
  • Multitimbral - 10 Parts (4 synthesizer parts, 2 audio in parts, 2 hi-hat parts, 1 crash cymbal part, 1 hand clap part)
  • Memory - 256 Patterns, 16 songs
  • Patterns - 64 steps maximum per part, motion sequence, 1 parameter per part, 64 events
  • Songs - 256 patterns maximum per song, event recording 35,700 events maximum
  • Keyboard - None (16 touch pads)
  • Effects - Delay (normal, motion sequence, tempo delay)
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1999
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