Korg ElecTribe Er-1
Korg ElecTribe Er-1

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

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 21 reviews )
 6 reviews29 %
 11 reviews52 %
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MGR/nappyhead's review"Korg Electribe ER-1"

Korg ElecTribe Er-1
I bought the Er-1 from an E-bay seller for $200. I wanted a nice drum machine to make drum-n-bass/garage/jungle beats to back up an experimental electronica/jazz outfit. I wanted a machine where i could control every aspect of the beat, but didn't have the cash for a nice analogue synth. When I heard about this small analogue drum machine i was excited.

The Electribe ER-1 fulfulled my dream of an affordable analogue beat unit. Although there are only 4 synth key to control and 4 sampled percussion sounds you can control and tweak each of them with a variety of parameters, creating an enjoyable selection of bangs,buzzes,blips, and spacey weird noises. Best of all you can save up to 256 patterns of up to 4 different measures long and play it back for continous play. You can save changes you make in realtime-creating coll jungle delayed drums or even scratching sounds.

Ive heard people complain that the sound isnt as strong as it could be, and i admit some sounds aren't as hard or agressive for cool backbeat stuff, but for anything in its price range it is amazing . Through the headphones the sound isn't that cool anyway, but set it up to a nice pa system equalize the bass and it booms and shakes your soul-no joke.

okay this is one area that i still don't like about the electribes - they're made of plastic. Design wise they look beautiful ,but the material distracts from the beauty, and I am seriously afraid to drop it or step on it accidentally.

Despite the cheap housing materials, the electribe Er-1 is very versatile, you feel totally in control, and is great to back up a live act.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

VHSVORE's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg ElecTribe Er-1
Two Out LR, a Phones, both of which In routed for processing RingMod.
Midi out in a small central delay.


Very easy to use, buttons are shortcuts thoughts.
Manual clear but not essential to master the roughly the beast.


Buy at the time for the tech it finished its run beatbox for m accompany the guitar :)

Good sounds are more likely to everything related to electro but also make it a very vintage drum machine (CR68, etc ...) for cheap, reliable & more manageable.

The PCM (Hclap, HiHat, Crash) have no interest.
The other 4 parts (modular, programmable) allows the modeling of sound synthesis kind of basic but effective way (this is not a modulation matrix either ...).


Most: to carve a good kick without taking analog output of a synth, easy to use, very stable.
Least: no battery operation.

matious7's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" funny"

Korg ElecTribe Er-1
What connections (audio, MIDI ...)?
Input / output + thrue twelve o'clock
1 audio input (mono)
1 headphone jack
jack master output (L + R)
The machine has several preset editable
Then empty tracks


Easy grip
It comes easily to understand the overall operation of the machine tâtonnant.Pour things more complicated mode can easily be found on internet job.


Sons former
ca okay to make techo (minimum tribe) but it not go further.
No big possibility of modulating different sounds
quickly tend to rotate in the same tone

tracks made it ;)


I used it for 4 months, j'dirais that it is a good machine, but first we get bored with quickly.
I buy a rs7000 it's huge: D

Manta-lo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" great little box has rhythm"

Korg ElecTribe Er-1
connectivity midi in / out / thru (to connect to other machines sync)
it to decay with an adjustable depth, which works on the whole sound, not assignable by the


Simple Machines has handle and very intuitive. You can save the nib of knobs which is very interesting and enriched the possibility of Bécanne


She has a nice grain to the analog emulation, coupled with a maximizer she purrs very well and feel good doing it low.


I use it in a rhythm box for 3 years with a korg esx korg ea1 and (synth) and for me it's fine with me.
addict to midi03/06/2012

addict to midi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect for beginners"

Korg ElecTribe Er-1
Audio connectors: a pair of stereo output jack and jack into two.
connectivity noon: in, out, thru
software but not completely controllable by midi with any sequencer.


Very easy to use manual clear and understandable.
All functions are easily accessible.


The sounds are very typical electro proposed is suited me at the time (I was doing hardtek tribe). Effects are quite correct in the set but are limited by the number.


I used it for 4 years this was my first machine is ideal for beginners but the sounds are still very electro typed but it is very intuitive manual is clear and not very long (it's not a BAR in 1000 euros!). I've kept because I'm a sentimental materialistic but I'm using it rained because it is a bit limited in terms of acoustic kits.

g2l's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Old machine"

Korg ElecTribe Er-1
For 100 euro on average, and c pa bad to complement another machine or a computer ... through the afternoon.
No I have enjoyed mine ... as too limited for what I did.

Here is my opinion.


really easy to use intuitive


some good sounds


AC passes

swankfr's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" effective"

Korg ElecTribe Er-1
manufacturing quality, knobs, jacks and sockets correct power supply. sequencer and sound module very good
the input output jacks are 6.35 and not in CAR as I've read on a previous post


very simple to use, no need for manual


modeling of analog synthesis. rather successful, just missing a setting on the slope of envelopes but otherwise the results for the kicks and toms are good tes. least for small snares, where the lack of modulation parameters arises. otherwise listed cymbals (crash and hat), there are 909 samples.


I own this bar since its release, I used it mainly live where it is very effective, its step sequencer is as simple as possible and not include 16 X 1 to 4 measurements. this is a good buy given the current odds of around € 100.
for the studio, I prefer a good analog synth plugin type ES2 and Massive, but for a live set based on the hardware it's a great bar.

Realaze's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good little machine."

Korg ElecTribe Er-1
See technical data.


The general configuration is simple? Pretty simple, one button for each function in the synth, I did not really used the sequencer on the other hand.

Common functions are they easily accessible? Everything is in front, so yes.

The manual is clear and sufficient? Open just for MIDI implementation, it was nickel.


The sounds they are suitable to your style of music? Absolutely perfect for electronic music too buggers.

Are they realistic? No.

The effects are they effective and responsive? A little thin level effects, it can go live, but this component is very light, but it is not the purpose of the machine.

The expression is good? (Reaction to velocity, aftertouch to)? N / A

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate? Everything is in the creation, if it is bad is that crashed in point. That said, the sounds are very light, do not count out a kick or a snare with 909 of it is in the range 808 cushy with the ER1. But if you get into the experiment, there are ways to have fun.


How long you use it? I got it a few months, I went to his owner, shame, I liked him.

What is so special that you love the most, least?

The analog side, turn the knobs, what all this.
The implementation noon, with a PC, it is placed in a corner and down practically, it does. There dashboards and midi out FLStudio for example.

The next fairly "light" that emanates from the machine, whether at the level of sounds, effects, or use, one would expect a more beefy for an analog, but it's still very nice anyway.
The ergonomics a bit confusing for knobs, called a patch, you turn a knob and the sound is completely messed up at once because the knob is turned the wrong way (I know if I'm making myself clear. ..), would have had a knob on the diode as BCR-2000. But we made it fast enough.

dussson's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" More versatile than its reputable"

Korg ElecTribe Er-1
I guess dtails prciss dj t have ...
This is modlisation analog, so the numrique.
Squenceur Electribe (TR).


A helping hand to dpart for those who do not know the basics of synthse and to tame the full function (a yen is no non-thousands more ...).

The ease of use of the machine is its strong point!
The squenceur is basic but high-speed take over the rglages once you are used to rev quickly, automations are in the crowd ... Everything is small but extremely simple and accessible.


Ct sound is that the opinions differ ...
The success of electribe we had to lay kilomtre hear techno / hard techno-cool and so little original (many people using the same patterns that came with the machine ...).

For those who want to use it bote main rhythm is not the it is the best but can go. The kicks may be suitable trs, at the infrabass pteux. The snare blah blah, you must spend time to get potatoes. The worst are the hi-hats and clap in pcm still too similar, samples require ...
When you take the time to address the bte, one can draw full of sounds like "space vehicles" effects, siRNA, blips, etc. inspired synthse analog modules, but "backups" and "automationables". And it's super good, I know of no other machine as rich in possibilities that price, it's a great toy! The automation can CRER of Młoda Manir random image of trs that sound good.

The delay (only effect only on the master, so any sounds), the same as any of THE FIRST SERIES electribe is trs INTERESTED. With a short time trs can "tweak" the sound (by making it more rough but hey ...) and specially the bass, or make really nice harmonics. With longer times can be quite thin CRER grooves (thereby bearing some of the gaps squenceur).

The two audio inputs offer squencables full of possibilities as well as a trs saturates quickly.

Black spot, but for the price we agree: no output spares! Too bad ... We can get away down the right and left for two mono outputs, but then more delay, which is Stereo.


I use it for 8 years, c'tait Premire bote my rhythm and I had the opportunity to test for quite other things.
Clearly, to the rhythm, it's not the IDAL, with Charley in pcm that trs tired quickly and snare not trspchues, and especially especially not out of spares to treat each sound indpendamment. For a better look elsewhere, a bit more expensive (the MFB ct I would be tempted to say, for lovers of analogue ...).
As for effects, sound electronic modules in all directions, mlodiques loops, etc., the trs is good, but fewer opportunities sound less cold and str OTYPE so popular that the CHRE Machindedrum and much more.

A great instrument to take its quality, fast pick up and super cheap!
Mikel Mix03/03/2011

Mikel Mix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg ElecTribe Er-1
Outputs and audio inputs and MIDI.

Comprehensive effects section.

Percussion sounds heavily edited

Very simple and effective to use


The manual is clear and functions are easy to master.


I wanted m'innitier in hardware with a BAR inexpensive. I thought of the ER-1 because it provides good sound editing software without a bunch of users and it's fantastic.

It allows me to create good patterns and store them in the DAW. I use it for compound house, techno, electro.


Since four months.

BAR is my first and I am very satisfied.

It m'appport flexibility to make rhythms that I did not succeed with the software.

A very good value for money. Currently you can find them for about 130 €

I am completely satisfied, but I might be able to buy a superior model ... but also the ER-1 occupies less space in my little studio and it does a good job.