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Korg Electribe EA-1 Analog Modelling Synthesizer

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1999 ushered in a new era for Korg with the Electribe series beginning with the EA-1 Analog Modelling Synthesizer. A duophonic virtual analog synthesizer that featured the basic parameters of analog synthesis with an expanded twist on internal sequencing.

The Electribe·A EA-1 is a unique and easy-to-use synthesizer that uses DSP synthesis technology to help anyone from beginners to hard-core users to produce truly original sounds and phrases. By using the front panel knobs and keys, you can create analog synthesizer sounds intuitively, and easily create phrases using these sounds. The EA-1 is the ideal tool for the musician, DJ, sound creator, or desktop-music user who is looking for originality in their music.

Main features:

• The EA-1 features analog synthesizer-like operation that lets you create a versatile range of sounds using two parts (each part with 2 OSC, 1 Filter, 1 Amp, and 3 Effects). By combining the two synthesizer parts you can create unique sequenced phrases.

• By using an external input as an oscillator, you can use the EA-1 as a filter bank with powerful resonance. Ring, Sync, and Decimator functions allow oscillators to modulate each other.

• The Motion Sequence function lets you record and loop knob movements, and these can be memorized separately for each part of a pattern.

• You can quickly modify sounds or phrases to change your performance while you play.

• You can create Pattern consisting of a sound for each part and a sequence phrase (up to 64 steps long), and store up to 256 of these patterns in memory. Furthermore, you can arrange patterns in the desired playback order and add knob movements etc. to create Songs, and store up to 16 of these songs in memory.

• Distortion, delay, and chorus/flanger effects are provided for each part.

• A Keyboard function lets you use the sixteen step keys as a keyboard on which to perform.

• Pattern Set Play lets you register sixty-four patterns in the sixteen step keys, and switch patterns as you perform.

• Tap tempo and MIDI Clock can be used to synchronize the EA-1's performance with an external sequencer or turntable etc.

• The EA-1 can be controlled from an external sequencer or keyboard etc., and used as a MIDI expansion tone generator.

• The MIDI Dump function lets you save data on a computer or external sequencer etc.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Subtractive, Virtual Analog
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono
Patches RAM: 256
Storage: Internal
Editing: MIDI
Distortion, Tempo delay, chorus/flanger
Maximum 64 steps per part
Motion sequence
One parameter for each part, 64 events
Maximum 256 patterns per song
Maximum approximately 65,500 events for event recording
Case: Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Pads, Knobs, Sequencer
Display Type: LCD, Numeric, Backlit
Display Count H: 3
Display Count V: 1
Dimensions (WxDxH): 300 (W) x 222.5 (D) x 53.4 (H) mm (with rubber feet)
Weight: 1.25kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 4
Inputs: 1 mono audio in
Power: 8w
Year Released: 1999
Year Discontinued: 2002
Used By
Carl Cox, Jon Johnson
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MSRP List Price: $329 - convert
Retail Street Price: $249 - convert
Used Price: $75-150 - convert

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