Korg EA1MKII Electribe Modeling Synth
The Electribe•A mkII lets you create analog synthesizer sounds intuitively, using the panel knobs and keys. In addition to the analog synth sounds that have been acclaimed around the world, it also contains numerous patterns for the latest dance music styles for immediate use, as well as boasting a fresh new design.
• Compact analog synthesizer producing the sounds and phrases indispensable for the club scene
• Cross Modulation and many new patterns have been added
• Audio Input functionality
• Step Sequencer for easy input of patterns
• "Motion Sequence" function that records knob movements
• Effects (distortion, delay, chorus/flanger) for each part
• You can play the 16 step keys like a keyboard. Pattern Set Play function lets you register 64 patterns to the 16 step keys, and use them to successively switch patterns
• You can control the Electribe-A mkII from an external sequencer or keyboard
Analog synth sounds for the discerning aficionado
The Electribe•A mkII is a compact synthesizer that lets you create the sounds and phrases indispensable for today's club scene, from warm and fat analog synthesizer sounds to aggressively distorted sounds. Simply by turning the knobs (which have been redesigned along with the chassis) you can tweak analog sounds to your heart's content.
You can create sequence phrases consisting of two synthesizer parts, and save the sound of each part together with its sequence phrase (maximum 64 steps) as one of 256 patterns. Combinations of patterns together with knob movements and other settings and saved as one of sixteen songs.
Cross Modulation and many new patterns have been added
The newly added Cross Modulation function lets the frequency (pitch) of oscillator 1 modulate the waveform of oscillator 2 at high speed, producing complex overtone structures. By using cross modulation and the further-enhanced filter to add sounds with high-frequency components you can create an even broader range of sounds from bass to lead and sound effects.
The mkII also boasts a significantly expanded list of new preset patterns that cover every type of dance music, from today's latest trance styles to techno, house, two-step, electro, R&B, hip-hop, drum'n'bass, big beat, IDM, trip-hop, and lounge.
When you use an external audio input source as an oscillator, the Electribe•A mkII can function as a powerful filter bank with resonance. You can also use the oscillators to apply ring, sync, or cross-modulation to each other.
A step sequencer that's ideal for step-recording patterns
The Electribe•A mkII's step sequencer lets you use the 16 pad keys to make rhythms from the sounds you create. Since you can hear the results as well as see them while you step-record, creating a pattern is the work of a moment.
"Motion Sequence" function records your knob movements
Knob movements you make to edit the sound - such as changing the volume dynamics of your sounds and rhythms, or opening/closing the filter - can be recorded directly on the sequencer. You can use these to add change to your phrases, for example by producing interesting changes in the sound or applying a variety of effects. Sounds and rhythms can be saved (together with knob movements) as a pattern. Internal memory can hold up to 256 patterns.
Pattern Set Play emphasizes realtime performance
By moving the Electribe•A mkII's knobs and using the Mute/Solo function you can create a wide range of variations in realtime while a Pattern plays. The Pattern Set function lets you assign up to 64 patterns to the step keys, and switch between them instantly.
Control from an external sequencer
You can use MIDI to control the Electribe•A mkII from an external sequencer, keyboard, sampler, or other device.