KORG Electribe A mkII
Analog Modeling synth

KORG Electribe A mkII price: euro 322

- Compact analog synthesizer producing sounds and phrases

- Cross Modulation

- Many new patterns dance styles

- Audio Input for filtering and effecting other sources

- Step Sequencer for pattern creation

- “Motion Sequence” function records knob movements

- Effects (distortion, delay, chorus/flanger) for each part

- Play the 16 step keys like a keyboard

- Pattern Set Play function to switch patterns on the fly from the step keys

- Control the Electribe-A mkII from an external sequencer or keyboard

Analog synth sounds

The Electribe-A mkII is a compact synthesizer that lets you create the sounds and phrases for today’s club scene, from warm and fat analog synthesizer sounds to aggressively distorted sounds.
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 can be saved as one of sixteen songs.

Cross Modulation and new patterns

The newly added Cross Modulation function lets the frequency (pitch) of oscillator 1 modulate the waveform of oscillator 2, producing complex overtone structures. Using cross modulation and the further-enhanced filter you can create a broade range of sounds , from nasty basses to cutting leads and sound effects.
The mkII also feature an expanded collection of new patterns, covering 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.

Audio input

When you run external audio into it, the Electribe-A mkII can function as a filter bank with resonance. You can also apply ring, sync, or cross-modulation to the signal, and even process it with the onboard effects.

Simple step recording

The Electribe-A mkII’s step sequencer lets you use the 16 pad keys to quickly make music from the sounds you create. You can hear the results as well as see them while you step-record.

“Motion Sequence” function records your knob movements

Knob movements you make to edit the sound , such as changing the volume of your sounds, or opening/closing the filter, can be recorded directly on the sequencer. You can use these to add timbral change to your phrases, panning and other motions. These Motion Sequences are saved in each pattern along with your sounds and phrases.

Pattern Set Play emphasizes realtime performance

By tweaking the Electribe-A mkII’s knobs and using the Mute/Solo function you can create a wide range of variations in realtime while a single Pattern plays. The Pattern Set function lets you assign up to 64 patterns to the step keys, and switch between them instantly in a fluid, DJ fashion.

Control from an external sequencer

You can control the Electribe-A mkII from an external MIDI sequencer, keyboard, sampler, or other device to integrate it into your current production and performance setup.

Analog Modeling

Number of Parts:
2 total

256 patterns, 16 songs

Distortion, Tempo Delay, Flanger/Chorus

(Pattern) 64 steps maximum per part, motion sequence, 1 parameter per part, 64 events (Song) 256 patterns maximum per song, event recording 65,500 events maximum

(PHONES) Stereo phone plug,
Nominal level: 21 mW + 21 mW (32 ohms)
Phone jacks: mono x 2,
Nominal output level: -10 dBu,
Output impedance: 1 k-ohms
(AUDIO IN)(phone jack: mono x 1)
Nominal input level: -10 dBu,
Input impedance: 47 k-ohms

11.65”(W) x 8.66”(D) x 2.17”(H) (with rubber feet)
296(W) x 220 (D) x 55(H)mm

1.5kg / 3.31lbs

Power Supply:
DC9V (AC adapter included)

Power consumption:

AC adapter (KA181)

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advanced technologic sound magazine
2004 March issue 123

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