Electribe EA-1

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Electribe EA-1

Post by stevebirss » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:42 pm

Korg Electribe EA-1
Anyone have any comments on this little synth?
Good, bad, worth the money, waste of money?
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Post by Rawrasaur » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:51 pm

If you are planning on getting one, I would advise buying the emx instead. Its a newer version

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Post by JSRockit » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:54 pm

I think it is a good synth for basslines...as long as you add some effects. Not big on it for leads though. It is worth the cash though....and can be used as an external sequencer for other midi synths.
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Post by PitchBender » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:05 pm

Good. Worth the money.
Just don't expect too much out of it. My first synth, I also have the newer EMX-1, and don't plan on selling either.
Great for "acid" bass.

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Post by Vxster » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:57 pm

For how much it costs...just buy it. If you don't like it, sell it. You really will not lose out.

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Post by kyodai » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:26 pm

get one. They are on sale at my local music staore for $125. I don't use mine much anymore but I still think they are great.
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Post by JUGEL » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:34 pm

It's so cheap and simple .. and has a sequencer! Can't hurt!

As for the ER-1 ... waste of space ,,

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Post by JSRockit » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:36 pm

JUGEL wrote:It's so cheap and simple .. and has a sequencer! Can't hurt!

As for the ER-1 ... waste of space ,,
Yep, exactly.
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Post by Mpresev » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:15 am

how many midi channels can it sequence?

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Post by sacredcow » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:22 am

Mpresev wrote:how many midi channels can it sequence?
2, monophonic.
It's an excellent synth for the money, by the way, though very limiting if you don't have things that do what it can't.
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Post by Alex E » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:09 am

JSRockit wrote:
JUGEL wrote:It's so cheap and simple .. and has a sequencer! Can't hurt!

As for the ER-1 ... waste of space ,,
Yep, exactly.
I don't know- I've had a lot of fun with it. But I can't say I have much experience with better drum machines...

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Post by Tyler2000 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:44 am

EA-1 is pretty fun but it is important to note that it has not ADSR envelope or LFO. It does, however, have a D envelope and a flanger. The Delay is the most useful part.

It's pretty cool if you don't overpay. For me it added some good stuff to my setup. Namely a sequencer and filter with an input.
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by Spike Vincent » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:19 am

It is a bit limited,but it's very good at what it does,it's simple and it's fun.
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Post by konvert » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:19 pm

JUGEL wrote:It's so cheap and simple .. and has a sequencer! Can't hurt!

As for the ER-1 ... waste of space ,,
Funny, I feel exactly the other way around. I just hate EA and everything in it.
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Post by Yoozer » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:27 pm

JUGEL wrote:As for the ER-1 ... waste of space ,,
Hm, I don't know. If you're just controlling something external it makes a nice cheap way of having x0x sequencing.
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