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 KORG Electribe MX1, EMX1 groovebox + TR sequencer

Korg Electribe MX1, EMX1 synthesizer
Electribe MX1, EMX1
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other KORG gear..
Built 2003
Type: groovebox
Hybrid: no
40 Voice / Stimmen
16x Multitimbral
standard Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 330 (not rare)
Synthesis: multi synthesis

OSC Features sync ring fm formant comb noise rom samples waveshape additive
Wave Shapes samples ram square saw sine noise etc.
99 OSCs
1 Filter lpf hpf bpf self reso + drive 4 Pole
1 LFOs square saw tri s+h env
1 Envelope Generators 1x D

MIDI CONTROLLER Control / Triggering
0 Keys with no

Arpeggiator yes
Sequencer TR sequencer
(ID 344)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT 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)
ABOUT Die Synthesizer Electribe neuerer Generation, voller Zugriff und speicherung im laufenden Betrieb, 5 Melodie-Tracks. Die MX hat einen deutlichen Schub an Fülle und Druck bekommen. 44.1kHz bringen nun auch die Drumsounds nach vorn. Neben den älteren Tribes klingt sie nun druckreich und voll. Im Livebetrieb ist der Umgang mit den 3 Effekten zunächst lernbedürftig, da bei den alten Modellen ein BPM-Delay am Ausgang immer zur Stelle war, muss man dies nun selber Organisieren. Das Routing und Umgang mit den Effektbussen, einmal gelernt, bietet dann aber wesentlich besserere und gezieltere Ergebnisse. Zur Zeit ist die Electribe MX die einzige, die auch während des laufenden Betriebs Lauflicht, bzw. Realtimeänderungen zulässt und diese auch, ohne stoppen, abspeicherbar sind. Die Synthesizersektion und die Filter bieten genug, um ein Drum n Bass Track komplett umzusetzen. Bandpassbässe setzen sich im Club gut durch. Da nun auch normale Controller genutzt werden können, ist sie auch einfacher im Handling. Die MX hat mit der Neufassung komplett gewonnen. Ich hätte mir nur gewünscht, die Röhren ebenfalls gezielt pro Sound routen zu können und nicht nur als Mastereffekt. Ansonsten ist es DIE Maschine für die Bühne perfekt. Der Arpeggiator ist daran auch nicht unschuldig. Ist aber eher ein Notentriggerer als ein klassischer Arpeggiator, da es ja keine Polyphonieeingabe gibt.

Ja, man kann 5 externe Synthesizer steuern mit Melodien (da es 5 Melodiespuren gibt) der Rest sind Drumspuren mit einer Note auf einem MIDI Kanal.
DETAILS 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
DETAILS 3 FX busse, röhre für master, mind 60 hz lfos.

Der Testmodus für die Röhren:
ERASE + PATTERN & POWER ON: Interner Test,
ERASE + STEP EDIT & POWER ON: Kalibrierung der Röhre, L/R balance
calibration, Röhren Pegel, gain balance measurement
SHIFT + DRUM PART 1 & POWER ON: Internal Skip
SOUND everything with beats
SOUND alles an beats und frickel
VERSION div electribes, os 1.02 - find out current version by holding down Shift + Pattern Key when powering on "power cycle".
VERSION div electribes, os 1.02

KORG known or written as Keio formerly Univox, Donca Matic, Diamond, Keio Organ

Mr Tsutomu Katoh, founder of KEIO
aka KORG = Keio ORGans.

Analogue Trigger Korg: gate pulse in/out 5V negative 5V pos to GROUND
MS-20 and some others are: 'S-Trig' (Moog Type) - Kurzschlusstrigger = to GND = shorting connection.
v-trig also.

Official Intl. Site :
ueber Synthesizer Hersteller KORG

Korg wurde von Tsutomu Katoh aus Japan gegründet.

Offizielle Site (D)


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