â€” New models offer artist-created patterns and SD card data storage â€”
MUSIKMESSE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY, March 24, 2010 â€” Korgâ€™s popular Electribe pattern-based music production stations have earned respect among electronic musicians across every genre. Now revitalized with up-to-the-minute patterns and massive SD data storage, these versatile music makers are now better than ever. Introducing the tube-driven ELECTRIBE-MX SD (EMX-1 SD) and ELECTRIBE-SX SD (ESX-1 SD).
As more and more musicians adopted the Electribes as part of their audio arsenal, Korg teamed up with cutting-edge creative artists from around the world to deliver fresh beats, patterns and even Electribe SX (ESX-1) samples. Ninja Tune/Big Dada artists Emika and the Anti-pop Consortium are contributors, as well as U.K. MySpace artist Shrikednb (Tom Thorpe), plus YouTube stars Denkitribe and Scribej.
The addition of convenient SD/SDHC card storage allows up to
32 GB of sound, pattern, song and sample data to be saved on an individual card. This enables an entire live showâ€™s worth of data to be saved on a single card.
The ELECTRIBEâ€™s acclaimed ease-of-use, advanced features, and sonic power are all as strong as ever. Track-making is intuitive; each musical part is created using the same workflow as when producing a song. Vacuum tubes deliver tube saturation and overdrive to taste. The EMX-1 SD uses Korgâ€™s MMT (Multiple Modeling Technology) sound engine to offer sixteen types of tone generation. The ESX-1 SD offers powerful editing features to provide the freedom to sample and modify sounds in realtime.
Features common to both models include:
* Twin vacuum tube VALVE FORCE circuitry, delivering analog warmth or menacing bite
* Three stereo effects that can be chained together for radical sound warping
* Crisp filters and speedy-smooth timbral modulation
* Built-in step sequencer, delivering intuitive song production
* Motion Sequence function, to capture and replay sound-tweaking knob movements
* Powerful arpeggiator, ribbon controller and slider, for generating inspired phrases
* Auto BPM Detection, which sets the tempo based on any external audio source
The Korg Electribe EMX-1 SD and ESX-1 SD will be available June 2010 with an MSRP of $750.00.