KORG ES-1MKII ELECTRIBE: Sampler and Remix Monster
Reborn in a sleek metal chassis, the Korg Electribe-S mkII is full of updated sounds/patterns, plus a powerful and easy sequencer. As with all the Electribe Dance Tools, it brings you powerful sounds, an easy-to-use pattern sequencer, and an intuitive-play interface that will put you in the driver's seat of your own creative, groove-enhanced destiny.
Fresh patterns, a modulation delay effect and a sleek metal chassis make the ES-1mkII an even more radical sampler than ever before. The ES-1mkII packs a full complement of sampler functionality into a compact package. The intuitive knob-based interface delivers extreme sound-modifying potential including time slice & resample. Rhythmic programming using the 16 pad keys is flexible and fast, letting you construct rhythm patterns and break beats quickly and easily. The ES-1mkII lets your creative imagination flow directly into the rhythms that form the core of dance music.
The sound shaping controls on every Electribe are located right on the front panel, so tweaking is simple. A 16-step pattern grid makes it easy to create parts and to see exactly what's going on. Tap the Part buttons to play sounds in realtime, or use the step keys as a live keyboard.
Each ?Tribe contains 256 pattern locations. Within each pattern you can solo and mute parts for even more variation. Patterns (up to 4 bars long) can be played live from the step keys, calling up new patterns as you perform for realtime mixing and remixing applications. You can string up to 256 Patterns together and save your final arrangement into a Song. You can even record & playback sound, effect and parameter tweaks.
Chop a sampled phrase or sound into pieces with the ELECTRIBE?S? 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. 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.
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.
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 a new Mod Delay and also Reverb and Flanger/Chorus. There are also 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, whic