Korg ElecTribe Em-1
Korg ElecTribe Em-1

ElecTribe Em-1, Groove Machine from Korg in the ElecTribe series.

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SpootniK 04/21/2013

Korg ElecTribe Em-1 : SpootniK's user review


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Stereo Headphone output.
2 stereo output jack (L / mono)
Midi in - out - thru.
4 steps sequencer - 16 steps per bar - 256 Patterns, 16 Songs - 35 700 events per song.
10 parts / tracks percussion / drum tracks with 2 coupled to the effects such charlet.
PCM sounds: Drums-144, 50 Synth PCM waveform.
2 parts / synth tracks.
Focus on the drum part and separate synth.
Effects: 11 types (Reverb, Flanger / Chorus, Phaser, Ring Modulator, Pitch Shifter, Compressor, Distortion, Decimator, Resonator, Filter, Modulation Delay).
Part filter with cutoff, resonance, envelope times and drive on the filter (kind of distortion of the filter).
Common part time with the envelope, pitch for drum which serves to glide synth. the track volume and balance (pan).


This is a drum therefore improved usage is very simple.
All parameters are readable on the front of the machine.
Opportunities to cut own tracks to allow a highly reactive electribe live.
What I appreciate in these machines is that they play more (see as an instrument) that was programmed to look or sounds.


The sounds are all usable. But the failure of my point of view is that there is too little.
The filter is unique, and the effects allow you to add audio capabilities to the machine but actually quite fast round.


Electric 4 of this first series is the one that has the least liked.
It allows you to create pieces that hold the road but the sound palette is too low for my taste, I got quickly tired of this machine. Few waveform, too few parameters for the synth part., Not enough synth track. pattern too short for a synth.
It is far from the capacity of its big sister the emx I found most successful with "a lot" more opportunity.