Electribe is the name given to a group of electronic musical instruments by Korg. From its beginnings with the Electribe R to the ESX-1, this series includes both analogue modeling synthesizers and sampling drum machines that can be programmed the same as a drum machine. The analogue modeling synth and sampling drum machine both share a drum-pattern section and a synth-pattern section, whereby the user can not only program drum patterns, but also synth and basslines.

The Electribe range consists of a variety of iterations:

1st generation
EA-1: Analog Modeling Synthesizer [1]
ER-1: Rhythm Synthesizer[1]
ES-1: Rhythm Production Sampler
EM-1: Music Production Station

Electribe R mkII
2nd generation
EA-1 mkII: Analog Modeling Synthesizer
ER-1 mkII: Rhythm Synthesizer
ES-1 mkII: Rhythm Production Sampler (using Smart Media storage. Maximum size card recognized is 64MB)

Electribe SX (ESX-1)

Electribe MX (EMX-1)
3rd generation
ESX-1: Music Production Sampler (using Smart Media storage)
EMX-1: Music Production Station (using Smart Media storage)
ESX-1SD: Music Production Sampler (Identical to the ESX-1, but using Secure Digital (SD) storage)
EMX-1SD: Music Production Station (Identical to the EMX-1, but using Secure Digital (SD) storage)

iElectribe: iPhone / iPad app

4th generation 
electribe: Music Production Station (using SD Card storage)
electribe sampler: Music Production Sampler (using SD Card storage)

Sound System Type Analog modeling sound engine + PCM sound engine Maximum Polyphony 24 voices
* The polyphony of the entire pattern 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. Oscillator Type (409), Pitch/Glide, Edit Oscillator Types Kick (56), Snare (58), Clap (16), HiHat (42), Cymbal (14), Tom (16), Percussion (55), Voice (16), Synth FX (18), Synth Hit (18), Inst Hit (16), Synth (55), Instrument (28), Audio In (1) Filter Filter (Cutoff), Resonance, EG Int, LPF/HPF/BPF (16) Modulation Type (72), Depth, Speed Amp/Envelope Generator Level, Pan, Attack, Decay/Release, Amp EG On/Off Scale Types 35 Gate Arpeggiator Types 50 Sampling Frequency 48 kHz AD/DA Conversion 24 bit Effect Insert Effect One unit (can be used on each of the 16 parts)
Type (38), Edit, Insert FX On/Off Master Effect One unit
Type (32), Touch Pad, Master FX On/Off, Master FX Hold On/Off Sequencer Number of Steps 16 steps x 4 Number of Parts 16 parts
(one part consists of a sound, steps, insert effect, modulation sequence, etc) Number of Patterns 250 patterns (200 Presets / 50 Initial)
(one pattern consists of parts, master effect, key, scale setting, etc) Motion Sequences Up to 24 motion sequences can be stored (for each pattern) Groove Types 25 Pattern Set Up to 64 patterns can be stored Pattern Chain Up to 250 patterns can be chained Export Ableton Live project file format, WAV file format (48 kHz, 16 bit) Event Recording Up to 100 files can be saved 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 L/Mono, R Output (Standard phone jack)
Headphones (Stereo mini jack)
Audio Input (Stereo mini jack) MIDI In, Out (Use an included MIDI adapter cable) USB Type micro B Sync In, Out (Stereo mini jack) External Storage Device SD Card (512 MB -- 2 GB), SDHC Card (Up to 32 GB) Power Power Supply AC adapter (DC 9V) or AA battery x 6 (Alkaline battery or Nickel metal hydride battery) Battery Life Approximately 5 hours (Power Saving: ON, with Nickel metal hydride battery) Current Consumption Less than 500 mA

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