Korg Electribe MX1, EMX1
3 FX busses, valve amp at master out, beside it's real new look it is bigger than the electribe series you can record up to 24 movements of the knobs!! new VALVE electribe from korg!! the electribe mx! has 5 tracks of moss - like synths, touch-ribbon-like controller, 128 steps (!!!!) 3 FX, the vac. tube sound is the specialty but the arper and smart card and some synthesis features (reduced coming from the moss synths) you got 2 paramters to control vpm,unison,chord osc,pcm/samples (internal only!),wave shape (1 osc shapes another),comb,additive,207 drumsounds, 76 synth waves, multi mode filter (bpf,lpf,hpf,bpf+) ,lfo,eg .. remember: it is a groovebox, so do not expect very complex patches.. but you got quite a lot of synth methods.. bpm detector (audio) lots ot motiono sequences! (recording of CCs) arpeggiator! the arpers ribbon can be used to set gate length and many more.. so it is not only an arper but a "groove modulizer" ;) FX: beside the known ones it has a talking modulator and a grain machine that can be used to "splatter" and scatter and mangle the sounds. it does not allow real "stopping" in a sample - it sounds very much like a delay-fx.. does this sound like a v-synth? ;) well.. NO!! this is an interesting "new school"-type of FX!!.. you can chain up to 3 FX units now!!.. imagine 2 grainalizers in a row!!.. it is more a resonator kind of fx.. out in JUNE/august 2003 - not final design (the screws will of course not show up in the final version-- so you will not scratch your hands (well , I got no probs with this..).. just for the record ;) - the "tb303-type knobs" are bit smaller then the tb and made of metal/alu. ..btw: you can NOT use YOUR samples, the emx 1 is a "groove synthesizer" so do not try to compare it with mc909 or rs7000 but as a successor of the electribe m or better: the deluxe model!!.. but it HAS some samples for drums etc.. has 5 monophonic tracks and 9 drum tracks!! still the best live-able sequencer atm.. A SHORT "TRICK" for MX series - need another hihat? a cymbal of TR808 style?: you need another hihat or electronic cymbal? just select unison mode, set it to 6 saw , put parameter 1 (detune) to maximum and the second OSC pitch to 0. now set the filter to hpf, add 11 o'clock drive and resonance and 14:00 o'clock filter and env int. - now you can set the env eg to falling wave (not the gate) and adjust the decay here.. voila: a playable hihat sound!
replacing Tubes / Valves:
the test mode is here:
ERASE + PATTERN & POWER ON: Internal test,
ERASE + STEP EDIT & POWER ON: Adjustment of valve circuit, L/R balance
calibration, Tube gain balance measurement
SHIFT + DRUM PART 1 & POWER ON: Internal skip
SHIFT + DRUM PART 3 & POWER ON: Audio test
built 2003 / 40x polyphonic
+ TR sequencer
the VA/synthesis based Electribe of the newer Generation, access and writing patterns while playing (!) , 5 melody tracks - it has 2 indiv. outs the arp'er can be controlled via ribbon and slider: add more or less notes and the way it reacts with them! ext. signals can run through FX,used as osc or filters. patterns can be saved while play! 3 FX sections (serial/parallel) 4 filter types incl resonance, lfo (bom synchable), valve sound - röhrensound/zerrung 8 takte/measures = 128 steps machbar/able. FX wählbar pro pad (wie auch bisher) aber accent und swing pro part abschaltbar!!) you can switch off accent or swing PER PAD!! auto bpm sync to external signals! midi clockable lfo can be assigned to multiple destinations 207 drum and lead sounds as pcm, but no samples reso filters for those 5 monophonic tracks, but you can use a so called unison osc to simulate chords! the ribbon generates notes, the slider allowes some "jamming".. this can be used to generate slow or very fast notes (drums or melodic) so this is some kind of arpeggiator and event generator.. not bad for breaks.
yes, you can control external synths (5 melodic ones with 5 MIDI Channels and the rest is one MIDI Channel and one Note per Drum Pad) more..