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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.

Technical Specifications
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
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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