Korg Electribe Sampler Music Production Station with V2.0 Software (Red)

Korg Electribe Sampler Music Production Station with V2.0 Software (Red)

Korg Electribe Sampler Music Production Station with V2.0 Software (Red)

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Product Highlights

  • 16 Trigger Pads and X/Y Touch Pad
  • Pattern-Chain Function
  • Hybrid Sampling and Modeling Engine
  • Up to 270 Seconds of Sampling Time
  • Effects and Groove Templates
  • Master Effects and Patterns
  • Export Patterns in Ableton Live Format
  • AC Adapter or Battery Powered
  • Ableton Live Lite Download
  • AC Adapter & MIDI Adapter Cables
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Giving you a hybrid synth engine that allows you to combine sampled sounds with analog-modeled synth tones, the red Electribe Sampler Music Production Station from Korg now features the latest V2.0 system software with added enhancement sure to make your production flow faster and easier. The Electribe red still features 16 control pads with selectable velocity sensitivity as well as an XY touch pad. It allows for recording samples up to 270 seconds long, and includes a variety of drum, loop, and hit samples sources from Sample Magic, Loopmasters, and others. Updated features include pattern-chaining, undo, and original value display, as well as over 200 bonus patterns available for download, which offers synths, drum kits, and ideas that cover a wide variety of modern genres and musical styles.

Your samples and modeled synth sounds can be altered with a variety of available insert effects in addition to master effects, some of which have been inherited from Korg's Kaoss Pad. The Electribe Sampler can be powered with the included AC adapter, or used portably with 6 AA batteries. Compatibility with a wide range of equipment is made possible with the 2 included MIDI adapters.

System V2.0 Update
  • System version 2 adds support for the much-requested pattern-chain function and undo function, as well as support for original value display. Users who already own an Electribe can update their unit and then enjoy playing.
  • Electribe artists, sound designers, and beat makers from around the world have created bonus pattern data packed with new sounds, phrases, and sequences. These 237 different patterns include synthesizer sounds, drum kits, and ideas that work with a variety of musical styles. They are provided as reference materials for your beat-making or as foundations to give you new inspiration.
     
An Evolved Step Sequencer
Using the 16 pads placed on the front of the unit, you can create patterns while actually hearing and seeing the sounds. You can use the pads as a keyboard to record phrases in real time, 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.

There's also a "motion sequence" function that lets you record knob and button operations and use them in the pattern that you create.

Either drums or synths can now be assigned to each of the 16 pads. For example, you could create complex rhythms by assigning drums to all of the 16 parts.
Beat-Making with the Trigger Pads and Touch Pad
Derived from the Kaossilator is the "touch scale" function that lets anyone perform without wrong notes, just by moving a finger across the touch pad. The trigger pads that were popular on the Taktile are also provided, allowing anyone to create phrases. The trigger pads can also be used for drum input. Settings allow you to switch velocity on/off.
Hybrid Synth Engine with Sampling and Modeling
In addition to a sampler sound engine that lets you use your own unique and original sounds (samples), there are also several types of analog-modeling sound engines that can be used for creating synth basses and pad sounds. There can be up to a total of 499 user samples, and a maximum of 270 seconds of sampling time (calculated as mono) can be used. The unit is shipped with numerous drum, rhythm/phrase loops, and hit samples included (collaborations with Sample Magic, Loopmasters, Prime Loops are included).

Modulation can make sound-creation more complicated, but Korg has condensed it down to three parameters: select a template that specifies an effect and its target, and then adjust the speed and depth of the effect to suit your taste.
Time Slice and Resampling
The "Time Slice" function detects attacks within the phrase and slices it appropriately, allowing you to play the phrase at the desired tempo without significantly affecting the sound. Sounds within a sliced part can also be used separately by assigning them to steps or parts. You can even apply an effect to a sample, and then resample it while using the knobs to vary the pitch or modulation.
Effects and Groove Templates
The Electribe sampler provides 32 insert effects such as compression, overdrive, and EQ 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.
Master Effects, Patterns Sets, and 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.

There's also a "pattern set" function which lets you switch patterns by pressing trigger pads, and an "event recording" function that records that performance. In addition to MIDI IN/OUT, "Sync IN/OUT" is also provided, allowing synchronized performances with the Volca series, Monotribe, or MS-20 Mini. The unit can run on six AA batteries, so you can easily take it along with you and perform anywhere, providing on-the-go inspiration to your musical ideas.
Workflow with Ableton Live
Korg has collaborated with Ableton to offer a new music production workflow that combines hardware and software. The Electribe Sampler 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 Session and Arrangement workflows to edit and refine your ideas, perform or record new parts, arrange your ideas, and mix your song. The Korg Electribe Sampler includes Live Lite.
In the Box
Korg Electribe Sampler Music Production Station with V2.0 Software (Red)
  • KA350 Power Adapter
  • 2 x MIDI Adapter Cables
  • Ableton Live Lite Download
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sound System
    Polyphony Maximum Polyphony: 24 voices (varies depending on the Oscillator, Filter, and Insert FX type), (Independent parameters for each voice have been simplified; four voices share the parameters of one conventional voice)
    Sound Samples Sample Type: (920), Pitch/Glide, Edit Sample Types: Analog (16), Audio In (2), Kick (37), Snare (44), Clap (12), HiHat (37), Cymbal (8), Hits (33), Shots (44), Voice (31), SE (7), FX (30), Tom (10), Percussion (31), Phrase (15), Loop (22), PCM (31), User Sample (499)
    Filter Type Filter (cutoff), Resonance, EG Int, LPF/HPF/BPF
    Modulation Type Type: (72), depth, speed
    Envelope Generators Amp/Envelope Generator: Level, Pan, Attack, Decay/Release, Amp EG On/Off
    Scale Scale Types: 35
    Gate Arpeggiator Gate Arpeggiator Types: 50
    Sampling Frequency 48 kHz
    AD/DA Conversion 24-bit
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    Number of Samples User Samples: 499
    Memory Total maximum approximately 270 seconds (calculated as monaural) (Regardless of the capacity of the SD card) (Including presets)
    Edit Mode Edits: Start/End Point, Loop Start Point, Tune, Time Slice, Level, Direction, Resampling
    Effects Insert Effects: One unit (can be used on each of the 16 parts), 38 types, edit, insert FX On/Off
    Master Effects: 32 types, touch pad, master FX On/Off, master FX hold on/off
    Sequencer
    Steps Up to 64 for each part
    Parts 16 part multi-timbral
    Patterns Number of Patterns: 250 patterns (150 Presets / 100 Initial)
    (one pattern consists of parts, master effect, key, scale setting, etc)
    Pattern Set: Up to 64 patterns can be stored
    Pattern Chain: Up to 250 patterns can be chained
    Motion Sequences Up to 24 motion sequences for each pattern
    GrooveSets Groove Types: 25
    Export Ableton Live project file format, WAV file format (48 kHz, 16-bit)
    Event Recording Up to 100 files can be saved
    Trigger Pads
    Trigger Pads Number of Pads: 16 pads (velocity sensitive)
    Modes: Trigger, Sequencer, Keyboard, Chord, Step Jump, Pattern Set

    Touch Pad
    Modes: Gate Arp, Touch Scale, Master FX
     
    Connectors
    Audio 2x L/R 1/4" (6.3 mm) phone jack output
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack headphone output
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack line input
    MIDI 5-pin DIN MIDI IN and OUT with use of included adapter cables
    USB USB Micro-B
    Sync In and Out via 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack
    Storage
    External Storage SD Card (512 MB to 2 GB)
    SDHC Card (Up to 32 GB)
    Power Supply
    Power Supply AC Adapter: 9 VAC
    6x AA Batteries (Alkaline or Nickel-Metal Hydride)
    Battery Life 5 hours, approximate (with Power Saving on when using Nickel-Metal Hydride)
    Current Consumption < 500 mA
    Chassis
    Chassis Zinc die-cast
    Dimensions & Weight
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 13.4 x 7.4 x 1.8" (339 x 189 x 45 mm)
    Weight 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.7 x 9.5 x 3.0"
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