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Post by ned-ryarson » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:02 pm

the osc section on the er1 is excellent. and its good for bleeps and s**t.
but the kick and the snare f**k suck

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Post by williamharris » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:23 pm

You really can coax a surprising amount of sounds from the EA-1, considering how few parameters it has. Lots of people view it as a pseudo-303 but it's so much more. Shame about the dodgy plug socket. It started misbehaving as soon as the guarantee ran out. :x
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Post by clueless » Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:31 pm

All the tribes are good value pieces. I respect peoples personal opinions but just to say something is c**p without listing it's good and bad points is not helpful.

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Post by ronP » Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:38 pm

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I picked up an EA-1mkII last December, just before the model was pulled off the online retail market, and am I ever glad I did! The sound engine is based on the Prophecy, and is thus different than the pcm-based EMX. The OSCs are great and can be cross-mod for classic mono lead and bass lines.

What I have found most appealing is the ability to program a bassline on one channel and an evolving effect on the other, which when combined with a drum machine and live play on a keysynth, organ, or piano = all-bases-covered-one-man band.

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Post by stephen » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:19 pm

The sound engine is based on the Prophecy, and is thus different than the pcm-based EMX. The OSCs are great and can be cross-mod for classic mono lead and bass lines.
Hmmm, interesting... maybe it would sit nicely with my EM-1? Mind you, I have my microkorg for those duties. I'm just wondering if an EA-1 would add anything (aside from the useful sequencer)?
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Post by supermel74 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:48 pm

Yoozer wrote:
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.
Pair it with a Drumstation and it will bury drum machines costing twice as much as the 2 put together.

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Post by supermel74 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:50 pm

ronP wrote:.


I picked up an EA-1mkII last December, just before the model was pulled off the online retail market, and am I ever glad I did! The sound engine is based on the Prophecy, and is thus different than the pcm-based EMX.

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The EMX does use some PCM samples but it also does analog modeling too

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Post by crystalmsc » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:38 pm

supermel74 wrote:
Yoozer wrote:
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.
Pair it with a Drumstation and it will bury drum machines costing twice as much as the 2 put together.
sounds like a good idea :)
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Post by clueless » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:51 pm

supermel74 wrote:
Yoozer wrote:
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.
Pair it with a Drumstation and it will bury drum machines costing twice as much as the 2 put together.
Or indeed the Zoom MRT-3 "What a sound"

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Post by JSRockit » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:50 pm

supermel74 wrote:Pair it with a Drumstation and it will bury drum machines costing twice as much as the 2 put together.
Like what?
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Post by supermel74 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:48 pm

JSRockit wrote:
supermel74 wrote:Pair it with a Drumstation and it will bury drum machines costing twice as much as the 2 put together.
Like what?
Vermona DRM MKII, Jomox XBase09.

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Post by ronP » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:03 pm

clueless wrote:
supermel74 wrote:
Yoozer wrote: Hm, I don't know. If you're just controlling something external it makes a nice cheap way of having x0x sequencing.
Pair it with a Drumstation and it will bury drum machines costing twice as much as the 2 put together.
Or indeed the Zoom MRT-3 "What a sound"
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Yes, exactly! The MRT-3B . . . That's what I pair with my EA-1mkII!

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Post by JSRockit » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:20 pm

supermel74 wrote:
JSRockit wrote:
supermel74 wrote:Pair it with a Drumstation and it will bury drum machines costing twice as much as the 2 put together.
Like what?
Vermona DRM MKII, Jomox XBase09.
It'll bury them? That is an overstatement. Those are great machines if used in the correct context (just like the DS)... the Drumstation maybe cool...but it isn't that cool.
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Post by supermel74 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:33 pm

JSRockit wrote:
supermel74 wrote:
JSRockit wrote: Like what?
Vermona DRM MKII, Jomox XBase09.
It'll bury them? That is an overstatement. Those are great machines if used in the correct context (just like the DS)... the Drumstation maybe cool...but it isn't that cool.
Bury may have been a strong word, but the Xbase09 is essentially a 909 clone? The Drumstation will do a 909 as close to spot on as it gets and a pretty close 808. The Jomox does have the sequencer, but it's "quirky" by most accounts. I know you've said that you don't care for rack gear, but have you used a Drumstation?

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Re: Electribe EA-1

Post by ronP » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:51 pm

stevebirss wrote:Korg Electribe EA-1
Anyone have any comments on this little synth?
Good, bad, worth the money, waste of money?
thanks
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btw: I have been able to coax a lot of percussion effects from the EA-1mkII . . . pseudo-organic "pucks" and "clops" and so forth. Combine one of these with a bassline on the other channel, and you have a rhythm section.

To access these sounds, start by setting each of the two OSC to a different waveform, add RESONANCE, fool with the EG INT, DECAY, and PORTAMENTO (just a bit) to shape, and finish with the CHORUS and DELAY levels to add "bubble" and "pop" ambience.

Hours of fun . . .

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