Korg Mark II Version of ELECTRIBE•S Sampler

May 3, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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The Mark II version of Korg’s ELECTRIBE•S rhythm production sampler adds an enhanced sound set, an all-new Mod Delay effect and rugged metal case design.

The ES-1mkII has 95 seconds of sampling time (mono) and can store up to 100 samples in memory. Sounds may be sampled through any of 11 effects, including the new modulation delay. There is also a Master Delay control to add tempo-synched digital delay to the sound.

A real-time Resample function allows users to make new loops from complete phrases played on the ES-1mkII and to apply effects to previously recorded samples. A Time Slice feature allows the user to vary phrase tempos without affecting pitch. Incoming audio can also be gated in time with a pattern for rhythmic effects. Gated audio can then be run through the Master Delay for further processing.

A 16-step pattern grid allows the user to create parts or for real-time recording. The ES-1mkII has nine mono parts available for sequencing new rhythms. Parts can be linked to support stereo samples and two parts function as exclusive groups for proper drum kit behavior. There are 128 patterns featuring numerous new samples, including the dance and urban musical styles. Patterns can be strung together and saved as a song. (Sixteen songs are also provided.)

Korg’s proprietary Motion Sequence function allows knob tweaks to be recorded as part of a rhythm pattern. An Effect Motion Sequence function can record changes in effect parameters, and a Delay Motion Sequence can control the overall Master Delay.

Performance features include tap tempo, part muting and soloing, and pattern sets for arranging patterns across the 16-step keys.

A Smart Media™ slot is provided for storing samples, songs and patterns or for loading .AIFF and .WAV files. The ES-1mkII also features a 1/4-inch stereo phone jack input with a line/mic level switch, a gain adjustment knob, dual-mono phone jack outputs and a 1/4-inch stereo headphone jack. MIDI In/Out/Thru are provided for easy connection to other MIDI equipment. Power is supplied via 9-volt AC adapter.

The Korg ELECTRIBE•SmkII Rhythm Production Sampler is now available for a suggested retail price of $599.

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