Korg ElecTribe EMX1
Korg ElecTribe EMX1

Groove Machine from the ElecTribe series by KorgView website

Users' review: Average mark of 3.5/5 for 78 reviews

Korg ElecTribe EMX1 : theaudioandvideoguy's user review

"get this unit now!" 8 (8/10)

Characteristics 7/10

The Elcetribe-MX is a modification / upgrade from the original Electribe, they are mainly used for dance. But in today’s music world you can find a use for it in almost any genre of music that is on the market currently. After using the Electribe EMX 1 it didn’t take me long to realize that this thing is built to last. I have dropped it a few times and it kept working just find. Probably because of the metal chassis that are keeping it solid. Most of the buttons are back lit so you can use it in a club setting or in a dark room without any problems. And the LCD screen is also back lit, and it is easy on the eyes. No need to worry about straining your eyes here.

Utilization 8/10

All the functions are pretty easy to access. Not really too many submenus. You will probably need the manual though unless you are coming from the first version of the Electribe, if you are coming from the earlier version you can probably figure most of the stuff out just on your own. Especially if you hate manuals like most of us do! But if you need the manual it is pretty easy to understand. Pretty standard structure and its not too thick.

Sounds 8/10

The sound of it is great, no complaints in that area. They could have put a little more work into developing the reverb dial though. When you receive the Electribe it will show up with 3 songs on it I think if I am remembering correctly. The effects that you can use for your songs are overall great, you wont be disappointed with them at all. It will really give your music the final touches to make it pop and stand out.

Overall Opinion 8/10

Overall, the Korg ElecTribe EMX1 is well worth the investment in your music. With the ability to use tap tempo so set your tempo eternally you can go wrong. This unit is great for live shows. A good friend of mine has been using this unit for a long time with his live performances. You will have complete control of your music with this unit. I recommend it and a lot of people do as well. Control every parameter of your sound with the Korg Electribe EMX1