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The Korg ElecTribe Sampler
The ES-1 is a new type of sampler that doesn't simply play back a recorded sound - it lets you aggressively process
the samples to create your own signature sound. Play any sound or phrase in and use the pitch, filter and effects
knobs to drastically alter the sample.
Slice loops with Time Slice
Chop a sampled phrase or sound into pieces with the ES-1 Time Slice function. Time Slice detects the attacks of each
part within a loop (e.g., bass drum, snare, and hi-hat), so that these parts can be massaged separately. You can also
use the knobs to modify the tone of a phrase processed by Time Slice, creating complex patterns from a simple loop or phrase.
With the resampling function, you can apply effects to a previously-recorded sample and then resample the result. You can
even resample while modifying parameters such as pitch in realtime, and create even more new sounds with absolutely no
deterioration in audio quality.
Instant rhythm creation
Assign sampled sounds to up to ten parts, then use the step sequencer to create rhythm patterns. The step sequencer's
sixteen pads divide a measure (or two measures) into sixteen parts. You decide where you want each sound to play by
touching the desired keypads to create a pattern. And with the touch of a button you can add rolls or reverse playback
for each part, so you can easily create highly complex rhythms that used to take ages to program in.
Add and change effects with the Motion Sequence function
You're in complete control of sound alteration. With the Motion Sequence function, every tweak of a knob can be recorded
as part of the rhythm pattern. Alter your tone at will on each part using one of the following parameters: pitch, filter,
level, or pan. Then, with the Motion Sequence assign effect on/off, roll, and reverse playback for each part (all three
can be recorded per part). Plus you can apply an Effect Motion Sequence (a motion sequence for effect parameters) and
a Delay Motion Sequence to the entire pattern.
Radical sample processing
In addition to a master delay effect, you get a built-in effects processor with eleven types of effects, that can be
switched on/off for each part. The eleven types include basic effects such as Reverb and Flanger/Chorus, as well as unique
effects like Decimator, Isolator, and Resonant Filter. Effect parameters can be edited using the knobs, and knob movements
can be used as part of the rhythm pattern in the form of a Motion Sequence. The sound processed by the effects can also
be sampled again. The internal memory of the ELECTRIBE·S can hold 128 user patterns. Combine up to 256 patterns/steps to
create a song, which can be stored in one of sixteen internal song memories.
Store your data with Smart Media
The ES-1 provides a Smart Media slot for storing data. 3.3 V Smart Media ranging from 4 MB to 64 MB can be used to store
your own sampled sounds, patterns and songs. The ES-1 can also load AIFF and WAV files via Smart Media, allowing you to
take advantage of sampled data stored on your computer.
Korg ElecTribe Sampler Specifications:
|Sampling Frequency :||32kHz|
|Maximum Sampling Time :||95 (mono) / 47.5 (stereo) seconds, saving to internal memory|
|Number of Samples :||100 (mono) + 50 (stereo)|
|Memory :||128 patterns, 16 songs|
|Effects :||11 types (reverb, flanger/chorus, phaser, ring modulator, pitch shifter, compressor, distortion, decimator, isolator, resonant filter, wah), Delay (master delay)|
|Sequencer :||Pattern: 64 steps maximum per part, motion sequence, 1 parameter per part, 64 events, effect on/off, roll, and reverse can be recorded for each part (all three can be recorded for each part)|
|Song :||256 patterns maximum per song|
|Input :||AUDIO IN (1/4" stereo phone jack, Level switch LINE / MIC, Gain adjustment knob)|
|Output :||L/MONO, R, Headphones|
|External Memory :||SmartMedia (4 to 64 MB, 3.3V)|
|AD/DA Conversion :||20 bit linear o|
|MIDI :||In, Out, Thru|
|Dimensions :||300(W) x 224.9(D) x 55.4(H)mm|
|11.8"(W) x 8.8"(D) x 2.2"(H)|
|Weight :||1.28kg / 2.83 lbs|