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Post by tt_deeb » Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:26 pm

I've seen many mixed impressions of these guys. I just watched the video on Korgs site and they seemed really neat; of course they are quite cheap which is also a plus. Are they worth it or is it just a 100 bucks that could've went into something more?

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Post by braincandy » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:04 pm

Doesn't it depend on which model and need you have since they all have different functions? I'm considering either the ESX or ES-1 mk II at the moment as I want a dedicated drum machine on the cheap. I did see Boss DR-880 but I like the idea of being able to use samples as w/ the 2 Electribes above.
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Post by Raiven » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:16 pm

They are excellent machine's to get creative on. I like my Electribe R MkII a lot. so much so that I 'm looking at grabbing the A as well. I like sitting on the couch with my R and getting creative. It's easy to focus on and come up with ways to be creative with it.
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Post by PitchBender » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:33 pm

awesome machines! simple, fun, and sound good. fairly easy to program, and more importantly easy to perform on and very portable.
i think of them as realtime creative sketch pads.

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Post by DGX305 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:53 pm

I have the EMX and it's a great purchase. I'm considering the ESX too for sampling over the MPC!
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Post by tt_deeb » Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:38 pm

Man, I have to admit it the portability sounds awfully tempting. It would be great to be able to bring one or two on my trip to Florida to write some stuff while sitting at my grandparents patio looking at the nice scenery.

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Post by Motavis » Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:14 pm

All but the keyboard work ... the song Fire Fly is the Electribe [R]

http://www.myspace.com/versionlx Magnetic Discharge and Keep The Sun Out ... also use Electribe [R]

I love the portablitly also... programing it while sitting and watching tv :D
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Post by piRoN » Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:05 am

Great fun little machines. It's been said before, but there's something cool about being able to sit on the couch knocking up patterns and basslines. It's great as a tool for quickly getting down those spur-of the moment ideas just as you're about to head off to work. Also a good mini-sequencer.
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Post by reptar » Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:15 am

Lots of fun, the audio input, chorus/delay and distortion on the EA1 are great.

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Post by piRoN » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:09 am

And you can ringmod the input too... and filter it :)
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Post by fOZf8 » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:13 am

How about 'Maybe' ....???

Really, it's all circumstantial.

I do really like the overall sound of the newest, EMX/ESX...I don't know if it's the tubes (maybe they really AREN'T gimmicks!), but that EMX just sounds hard and dirty, in the best way possible.

I always loved the ER1 as well, although more as an accompany drum unit, not on it's own. It makes great sounds, but dosn't have the core to do it all on it's own for me. As for the EA's, I never liked them too much, some people do, whatever works for ya really.
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Post by DGX305 » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:25 am

OK, I really want a technical comment here ... I have an EMX and I love it. I like the tubes, it's not a gimmick, and it's a lot of fun to program while just sitting on a couch with the headphones plugged in. My question is this, if I'd to complement the EMX with an ESX, what exactly do I get, and is it worth the money or is there too much duplication? and would I be better off using that $$$ in something else. Please comment if you have enough experience with both. Thanks.
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Post by fOZf8 » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:45 am

I'd imagine you'd get the same thing, but with less synthesis, and added sampling. The two seem to have the same overall 'sound' to me. I guess it's just a matter of wether you need sampling in the mix too....the two would likely play well together in terms of patterns and syncronicity though, that's for sure.
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Post by Bill_Schroder » Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:46 am

I have an ER-1 and it's not bad I suppose. I really enjoy the audio ins. I think that's pretty much the only reason that keeps me from selling it.
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Post by philbar » Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:12 am

I use the Ea mk 2 (the only difference between it and the mk 1 is it outputs at 16 bit 44.1 khz rather than 30 something and it has more presets!).
it does sound basic but is a very good little 2 way or 2 midi channel sequencer. as long as you are able to put up with the fact each channel is monophonic.
i love the motion sequences as you can get all sorts of fade in fade out things going on on all of the knobs.
i feed the thing through a few effects on the pc and it does sound quite nice.
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