KORG EMX-1 ELECTRIBE MX: Powerful Dance Music Creation In One Sleek Box
The Korg EMX-1 comes housed in a stylish, yet rugged, all metal chassis. The backlit LCD provides a wealth of information during programming or performance.The intuitive step-time/realtime interface has been enhanced with ribbon and slider controls. Effects, motion sequencing and pattern length have all been expanded. A brand-new filter lets you chose low pass, high pass, band pass or band pass plus. Up to 256 patterns can be created and stored to the internal memory. You can combine patterns, add mute data and knob movements to create up to 64 songs. To get you started, a wide assortment of patterns covering house, hip-hop, R&B, electronica, drum?n?bass, techno, trance and more come preloaded ? 196 in the EMX-1. Using the last step function, you can easily adjust to any odd meter. Favorite patterns can be assigned to pattern sets for instant access.
Data can be quickly saved and loaded via SmartMedia. Audio inputs allow you to process external signals through the onboard filter and effects, and an extra pair of assignable outputs has been added as well. The front panel knobs and switches control all the most important sound parameters, allowing you to modify the sound in realtime as you perform and giving you a hands-on feel like that of an analog synthesizer.
Powered by one of the most advanced synthesizer engines in the world, the EMX-1 provides everything needed to create sophisticated dance music ? nine drum parts, five synth parts, plus accent parts that let you add dynamic accents to the drum and synth parts (for a total of 16 parts). The all-new MMT (Multi Modeling Technology) offers 16 different oscillator algorithms, providing powerful analog synthesis models as well as sophisticated additive, PCM, chord, unison, combination, wave shaping, formant models and more. The built-in PCM library includes 207 drum PCM sounds and 76 synth PCM sounds ready for immediate use, ranging from powerful kicks and snares through amazingly unique organic sounds. External audio signals can be manipulated using the Comb Filter oscillator algorithm, and then further processed by the internal filter and effects. A new ?Drive? parameter added to the filter produces the distinctive overdrive of analog circuitry, creating powerful and biting analog synth sounds. Each part features extensive LFO and EG modulation, allowing you to create wonderfully bizarre sounds.
Valve Force circuitry contains two vacuum tubes that add new power to your sound. The analog tube circuit adds a warmth and presence to your sound that cannot be duplicated digitally. The tube gain knob adjusts the level of the output signal passing through the vacuum tubes, creating dynamic sounds with the distinctive tonal quality that only tubes deliver. The highly acclaimed Electribe effects have been enhanced to provide three multi-effect units available for simultaneous use. Each part can be independently routed to any of the three effects processors, and you can even use the Chain function to link multiple effects in series, opening up further sonic possibilities. Each processor offers 16 effect types ranging from traditional reverb, delay, flanger and chorus, as well as more modern offerings including tempo-based delay, talking modulator, grain shifter, decimator and more. The edits you make to each of the effects processors are saved with each pattern. A new ribbon controller and slider have been added, providing a remarkable realtime interface for accessing the powerful arpeggiator. Together, they allow you to enter pattern data or perform over a pattern quickly and with amazingly musical results. When playing a synth part, select a scale type or hold down a few notes ? the ribbon controller will affect note duration, and the slider can be played in realtime to generate new phrases. For a drum part, touching the ribbon will trigger notes and sliding your finger up and d