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The heart of electronic music production.
The Korg Electribe has undergone an evolutionary process that puts the current Korg Electribe in the same role as its predecessors: a leader in electronic music production. Whether you want to stay competitive or get competitive, the Korg Electribe is a magnificent tool for improving the sonic quality and the dynamic tension of your shows. The other chief improvement in the current Electribe relative to the many versions that have been rolled out since its introduction in 2003 is its ease of use. It is fast for the beginner to get used to and fast for the experienced Electribe user to master the new functions. The electribe perfectly fulfills two tasks that both demand speed: live performance and music production.
The electribe has been reborn including KORG's latest technology distilled from popular products such as the KingKORG, kaossilator, kaoss pad, and taktile. The 200 preset patterns cover House and Techno as well as cutting-edge dance music genres such as Trap and EDM. Another major evolution of the new electribe is support for polyphonic playback, which is indispensable for musical styles that involve complex chord progressions such as House music.
An evolved step sequencer
Using the 16 pads placed on the front of the unit, you can create patterns intuitively while actually hearing and seeing the sounds. You can use the pads as a keyboard to realtime-record phrases, and also perform step recording by entering the pitch and rhythmic value one note at a time. The patterns you create can be used in alternate forms as you perform by taking advantage of the "step jump" feature inherited from the volca series, or by changing the "last step" to vary the length of each part.
A synth engine that allows the fastest sound production
For the electribe, KORG designed a synth engine that gives you the maximum sound-creating freedom and the fastest sound production. The 409 oscillator waveforms include analog modeling and PCM. The analog modeling synth engine provides a broad variety ranging from simple basic waveforms to complex combinations such as dual, unison, sync, ring modulation, and cross modulation. The PCM sound engine provides mainly rhythm sounds, but also covers multisamples for keyboard. (collaborations with Sample Magic, Loopmasters, Prime Loops are included)
Even deeper creative potential: Effects and Groove templates
The new electribe provides effects such as compression and overdrive for each part, giving you uncompromising control over the nuances of individual sounds that differ subtly between genres. The groove function can be specified for each part, letting you apply a groove to your phrase simply by selecting a template. New functions for live performance: Master effects, Pattern sets, Sync in/out.
The master effects can be controlled from the touch pad just like on the kaoss pad, and they include not only spatial-type effects that shape the overall acoustics but they also include effects that apply aggressively musical transformations such as the "Vinyl Break" effect inherited from the Kaoss pad series, and the newly developed "Seq Reverse" and "Odd Stepper" that change the playback order of the sequencer. These are also extremely effective for live performance. Insert effects can be assigned for individual parts, opening up even more complex sound-design possibilities.
A new workflow with Ableton Live
Transform inspiration into a creative production. KORG has collaborated with Ableton to offer a new music production workflow that combines the best of hardware and software. The electribe can internally save and export patterns in Ableton Live format. Individual patterns and parts are saved as scenes and clips in an Ableton Live Set. Use Live's powerful Session and Arrangement workflows to edit and and refine your ideas, perform or record new parts, arrange your ideas, and mix your song. The Korg electribe includes Live Lite.
- Thrilling sound and effects
- Easy to use
- New Ableton functionality
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Electribe Music Production Station
- Maximum Polyphony: 24 voices*1 (Pseudo-polyphonic*2)
Number of parts: 16
Sampling Frequency: 48.0 kHz
Number of Oscillator Types: 409
Number of Filter types: 16
Number of Modulation types: 72
Memory Capacity: 250 patterns
Insert effects: 38 types
Master effects: 32 types
Sequencer: Up to 64 steps for each part
Up to 24 modulation sequences for each pattern
Last Step can be varied for each part
Trigger Pads: 16 (Velocity sensitive is supported)
Audio: L/Mono Output (Standard Phone jack)
R Output (Standard Phone jack)
Headphones: (Stereo mini jack)
Line Input: (Stereo mini jack)
MIDI: In, Out (Use an included MIDI adapter cable)
USB: Type micro B
Sync: In, Out (Stereo mini jack)
External storage device: SD Card (More than 1GB), SDHC Card (Up to 32GB)
Power Supply: AC Adaptor or AA battery x 6
(Alkaline battery or Nickel metal hydride battery)
Battery Life: Approximately 5 hours
(POWER SAVING: ON, with Nickel-Metal Hydride battery)
Current Consumption is less than 500 mA
Chassis: Zinc die cast
Dimensions: 13.35" x 7.44" x 1.77"
Weight: 1.6 kg / 3.53 lbs
Operating temperature: 0- +40„ƒ (non-condensing)
Accessories: AC Adaptor (KA-350) , MIDI adapter cable x 2, Ableton Live 9 Lite (License card included)
Reviewed by 1 customer
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- Easy To Use
- Good Quality
- Improves Sound
- Limited Ifx Perameters
- Masterfx Does Not Export
Comments about Korg Electribe Music Production Station:
had this for 4 days so far - it is a pretty awesome piece of gear, major major upgrade from the old EMX. The only cons so far that I have and most of them could be addressed in future updated to the software is:
- MasterFX don't export with the ableton case/wav
- limited assign options to the touchpad
- IFX have only one perameter for mod (some could use 2 eg overdrive, delay, etc that could use effect and intensity attached to a control
- you don't have a way to allow sustain and attack/decay (there are ways around it with gate, manual fades, etc but not if you want to use as a module)
other things that are more like a wish list would be if it had a loop out for external effects and an ability to chain effects internally - but those are more wish lists than anything that affects usability.