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Korg Electribe ER-1 Rhythm Synthesizer

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    1999 ushered in a new era for Korg with the Electribe series beginning with the Electribe ER1 Rhythm Synthesizer. A 11 part rhythm machine with synthesis and sampled drum/percussion samples, plus external inputs. The Electribe/R ER-1 is a unique and easy-to-use rhythm instrument that uses DSP synthesis technology to help anyone from beginners to hard-core users to produce truly original music.

    By using the front panel knobs and keys, you can create analog percussion sounds intuitively, and easily create rhythm patterns using these sounds. The ER-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 ER-1 is a simple, analog-feeling percussion synthesizer with a four-part percussion synthesizer, two audio input parts, four PCM sound parts, and an accent part.

    • By combining percussion sound with audio input (external input) rhythms, the ER-1 gives you the expressive possibilities of a completely new type of rhythm machine.

    • The Motion Sequence function lets you record and loop knob movements, and these patterns can be recorded independently for each part.

    • Sixteen step grid input is featured --- the ideal way to input rhythms. It's also easy to record in realtime.

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

    • Sounds you create and up to 256 original rhythm patterns (each up to 64 steps long) can be stored in memory.

    • Up to sixteen songs can be created by combining multiple patterns and adding knob movements etc. (event data), and stored in memory.

    • Delay and low-boost effects are provided.

    • 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 ER-1's performance with an external sequencer or turntable etc.

    • The ER-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.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Sampling, Subtractive
    Oscillators: 2
    Oscillator Notes:
    11 parts
    Synthesizer parts x 4
    PCM parts x 4
    Audio In parts x 2
    Accent part
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 11
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
    Patches RAM: 256
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Delay, Normalize, Motion Sequence, Tempo Delay
    Maximum 64 steps per part
    Motion sequence
    One parameter for each part, 64 events
    Maximum 256 patterns per song
    Maximum 35,700 events for event
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Buttons, Pads, Knobs, Pedal - Patch Change, 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: 1/4" Stereo Inputs
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 8w
    Year Released: 1999
    Year Discontinued: 2002
    Used By
    Carl Cox, Throbbing Gristle
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] i.korg.com
    MSRP List Price: $329 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $249 - convert
    Used Price: $200 - convert
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