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The Korg Electribe ES-1 MKII Sampler lets you create rhythm patterns by assembling phrases using your favorite samples. The sound of each sample can be altered using the knobs to control the pitch and... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Korg Electribe ES-1 MKII Sampler lets you create rhythm patterns by assembling phrases using your favorite samples. The sound of each sample can be altered using the knobs to control the pitch and filter, reversing the sample, or adding effects. You're not limited to simply playing back a sampled sound--you can process it as freely as you would on an analog synth. The Time Slice function detects the attacks within a sample and slices it, letting you handle each sliced sample separately. For example, you can change the pitch and filter settings for just the kick drum, mute individual hits or modify the tempo without changing the pitch of the loop. Of course you can use the knobs to create tonal changes in sliced phrases as well. The factory sounds include 64 patterns and 86 samples. Even without loading any additional samples, you've got material for immediate use in your hip-hop, R&B, house, and drum 'n' bass dance music.

Effect Section featuring New Mod. Delay

The ES-1 mkII provides 2 effect processors: a master delay, plus one of 11 effects that can be switched on/off for each part. The effect types range from staples such as Reverb and Flanger/Chorus to more unusual effects like Decimator, Isolator, and Resonance Filter. There's also a new Mod. Delay that can produce time-based variations in the delay. You can use the knobs to directly edit these effect parameters, and of course your knob movements can be captured as a motion sequence in the pattern.

Built-In Resampling

You can play your sampled sounds and parts through the effects, modify the pitch and
other parameters in realtime, and then resample the result to create totally new sounds.
Resampling takes place totally in the digital domain.

Create Rhythm Patterns Quickly

The Electribe ES-1 mkII lets you use as many as ten individual sampled parts as building blocks for creating patterns. A measure is divided into 16 steps, and you can create a pattern simply by touching the keys on the steps where you want a sample to sound out. You can play a roll or reverse a sample simply by pressing a single button, creating complex rhythm patterns easily and immediately.

Motions Sequence Records Realtime Knob Movements

The Motion Sequence function on the ES-1 mkII records your knob movements to create realtime tonal changes to enhance your patterns. For each part, you can select one of 4 parameters--pitch, filter, level, or pan (plus effect on/off)--and use Motion Sequence to record any changes you make to that parameter. Changes in master delay depth and time, as well as the movement of the 2 effect edit knobs can also be recorded and played back. In particular, you can control Roll and Reverse using just a single button and record the On/Off movements for these parameters, quickly adding complexity to your rhythm patterns.

SmartMedia Data Storage

The ES-1 mkII uses SmartMedia to store your samples, original patterns, and songs. You can also load AIFF or WAV files via SmartMedia, utilizing data from your computer. The ES-1 mkII can use any 3V SmartMedia card, from 4MB to 64MB.

  • ES-1 mkII Specifications (subject to change):
  • Number of parts: 12 (One Shot=9, Slice Part=1, Audio In Part=1, Accent Part=1)
  • 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
  • Master Effect: Delay (Normal, Motion Sequence, BPM sync)
  • Insert Effects: 11 types (Reverb, Flanger/Chorus, Phaser, Ring Modulator, Pitch Shifter, Compressor, Distortion, Decimator, Isolator, Resonance, Filter, Modulation Delay)
  • Sequencer: (Pattern) 64 steps maximum per part, motion sequence, 1 parameter per part, 64 events, One Shot part=4 parameters, Audio In part=3 parameters, Accent part=1 parameter, Delay=2 parameters, Effects=2 parameters : (Song) 256 patterns maximum per song, event recording: 43,700 events maximum per song
  • Output: L/MONO, R (1/4" phone jack--mono x 2), Headphones (1/4" stereo phone jack)
  • Input: AUDIO IN (1/4" stereo phone jack, Level switch LINE/MIC, Gain adjustment knob)
  • External Memory: SmartMedia (4 to 64MB, 3.3V)
  • AD/DA conversion: 20-bit linear
  • Power Consumption: 6W
  • Power Supply: DC 9V (AC adapter)
  • Accessories: AC adapter (DC9V, 600mA)
  • Dimensions: 11-3/5"W x 8-3/5"D x 2-1/5"H
USA Warranty Policy

All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

Labor: 1 Year
Parts: 1 Year

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

Warranty Requirements and Limitations:

-Proof of Warranty - The customer must provide proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty service. The dated sales slip or copy thereof is the only acceptable proof of purchase.

-The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:
-Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse.
-The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
-Damage resulting from modification.
-Damage to units used for loan or rental.

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Korg Vs. Roland

By Felix2006

from Norfolk VA

This machine is quite nice, but it is diffucult to use. I was thinking I can control the machine with my midi keyboard like the my parter did with the Roland MC 909 and it didn't work. I probably didn't know what i was doing , but I did get the new roland MC 808 and it is banging. It's just like the MC 909. I give roland a thumbs up!!!!


Great sampler/drum machine

By JorG

from Salt Lake City, UT

I bought one of these four years ago, and I still use it quite a bit. It is a really easy to use drum machine, especially if you have messed around with any other Electribe. If anything, it is almost worth buying for just using as a sampler! If you are looking for new drum sounds, get this! It is worth it!

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