Korg ElecTribe Es-1

Korg ElecTribe Es-1

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ElecTribe Es-1, Sampling Sequencer from Korg in the ElecTribe series.

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Korg ElecTribe Es-1 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: ElecTribe Es-1
  • Series: ElecTribe
  • Category: Sampling Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 07/09/2008

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Korg ElecTribe Es-1 user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 17 reviews )
 10 reviews59 %
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 2 reviews12 %
MGR/dj haze01/31/2004

MGR/dj haze's review"Korg ES 1"

Korg ElecTribe Es-1
i heard about this unit on musicians friend .com and decided i did not want to pay 400 dollars so i got it on ebay for 300 i got it because i am leaving to go to college and i wanted somthing that was more portable and less costley than my parants computer

i like the quality of the sound they are awsome i like that you can hook a microphone to and record somones voice to it and play it into the song its great for playing around with you friends but also great for live shows ovcourse with a coulple other units it can put on a great show

not enough space to record on

very durable drop it all you want not serious

if you are a serious dj or an amature this is always a good choice just have fun

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

MGR/Erik's review"Korg Electribe ES-1"

Korg ElecTribe Es-1
I acquired this unit because I felt like I wanted to update the sound of my drums and add some groove to it, since i was only using Jeskola's Buzz and some drum samples for my drumming. I got the drum machine at guitar center for about five-hundred dollars.

The Unit is great because there are tones of fresh samples and ten effects that sound great, as well as delays, and preset loops. It has room for more samples to be added and up to ninty seconds of recording time. Its coolest feature in my opinion, though, is that when another drum loop is put into the machine, the es-1 automatically cuts it up, so you can screw around with it more. You can also add swing to the beats as well, adding more of a human element to the drumming.

Its hard to add more than one effect to a track, and adding delay to one certain part of the drumming is dificult as well.

Its a durable little thing, compact and also eye catching.

A great piece for anybody who can't play drums and wants to have something that sounds professional and catchy as well. Very easy to work, and it looks nice too.

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

ericthegreat's review"Solid Machine"

Korg ElecTribe Es-1
The Korg Electribe ES1 is a great machine to use with sampling, not as good as the MPC line of productions though in my opinion but it does the trick and its pretty cheap as well. Got one for 350 about two years ago on eBay.


In addition, and something has noted, the samples are stored compressed (ADPCM encoding a Likelihood, a kind of sigma delta used in telephony), and this compression is destructive, ie a bit like the mp3 sample is not kept 100% original It has deteriorated to be stored. It feels a little on sound quality, especially on the harmonically rich sounds in time (voice, etc. ...).
This is extremely disturbing in itself, but is noteworthy because it gives color to the sound, very popular Tribers elsewhere.


The entrance is in good, the record is clear, the conversion is done without color which is appreciable. The sampling rate is lower than a CD and you can feel on the treble. Typically above 14kHz there's more much. Damage to the hats. I do my most difficult but useful for a sampler is, stereo input, effects,


Configuration is quick and easy. No sub menus.
The pads are very pleasant to the touch and the machine responds to tit for tat. For quelqun like me from the world's PC giant
98.3 seconds sample is more than enough to cope. Contrary to what has been said in other posts, a smart media card can hold nine memory configure the bike, each time with 16 songs and 98.3 seconds per sample configure. Add to that samples parts for Trip to wav (up to 100 additional samples can be stored on the memory card and loaded the bike).
A configure (16 songs - 98.3 seconds of sample) to take max 4.5 Megs SM on the map. 9 configure ca therefore takes about 40 Megs 9 configure to complete - remains in place for 24 Megs of sample at 32kHz on a map 64 Megs. So that you can keep your SM still 12 minutes of additional samples at this frequency.
Used in "Cubase", 98.3 seconds is nothing I agree.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Korg ElecTribe Es-1
Nice features, everything I expected. no surprises..

Price paid



Everything is layed out well, except the knobs are kind of.. too close together. manual explains almost everything.

it's nice, except the only thing getting in the way of a live show are the knobs. they're too close together.. it's too easy to bump another knob out of value while twiddling m4d h4rdk0re with the delay or something. oh, and the buttons are rubbery, so the numbers will eventually rub off of them. and they get all sticky after using it for some time.


Samples are recorded at 38khz, pretty low. slight distortion compared to 44khz, nothing big. the effects aren't the best. you can only apply one effect at a time, and it has to be the same effect. (this is the reason i've decided to return it, i'm big on effects)


It's really good except for the knobs and effect issues i stated above. i've returned it. you know.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 1-, 2003)

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