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Korg Electribe ES-1 Smart Media Card

Postby trynafigureout » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:39 pm

Hi! I’m having a look at the Korg Electribe ES-1 and I had some questions about the Smart Media Card. First of all is it necessary to have one to use and play with the unit? What are the things you can do with it and can’t do without it? What are the specs it needs to have in order to suit the ES-1? Thanks a lot!
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Re: Korg Electribe ES-1 Smart Media Card

Postby Rasputin » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:16 pm

No, it's not required as there is internal flash memory. A card is the only way to transfer back-and-forth with a computer though, plus without the card then you have to be very selective in what you sample into it as you can't really load a "best of" unless it's from a card.

64MB is the largest card it can take, if I remember correctly. But you can also get an adapter that lets you use XD cards, so that opens up another avenue.
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Re: Korg Electribe ES-1 Smart Media Card

Postby trynafigureout » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:52 am

Thanks a lot for the info, if I’ll decide to get the unit I think I’ll definitely look for a card then.
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Re: Korg Electribe ES-1 Smart Media Card

Postby meatballfulton » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:38 pm

Smart Media cards were available up to 128MB. No longer made, they are pricey on the used market.

You can use xD cards with an adapter, but only up to 128MB. xD cards are also no longer made.

Check eBay.
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Re: Korg Electribe ES-1 Smart Media Card

Postby Jabberwalky » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:50 pm

You can fill up the internal memory of the Es1 with an 8mb card. Each sample needs to be numbered (00-99). WIth a max of 100 samples. 32khz, mono.
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Re: Korg Electribe ES-1 Smart Media Card

Postby Rasputin » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:28 pm

https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/ar ... martmedia/

They say 64MB max as do some other posts on the Korg forums, etc. The Korg manual for the ES-1 also specifically states 3/3.3v SmartMedia of 4MB to 64MB.

It should be noted that this applies to the MKII model as well.

The xD card adapter is a decent solution, but an actual SmartMedia card can be left in during transport (or around drunken bandmates) as the ES-1 has a plastic "bumper" guard that comes out from the chassis. The xD card adapter has overhang, so it's best not to do too much moving around while it is in the ES-1.

On the plus side, xD card readers are more common and many built-in laptop readers can do xD whereas SmartMedia... not so much. I personally use xD to transfer back-and-forth [temporary] and then SmartMedia to archive favorite/oft-used/completed banks [semi-permanent].
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