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Electribe Sx Service Manual. Sep 18, Hi guys I’ve got a pretty sweet setup now with a Korg Electribe ER-1 slaved to an. Korg EMX-1 SD. I’ve been lusting. The ELECTRIBE SX is a major step up in power and quality from the original ElecTribe series of dance music sequencer/synthesizers from Korg. The ESX Korg’s Electribe range has included sampling devices from the start, going hand there seems to be a conflict between front-panel, rear-panel and manual labelling!) The Electribe SX comes wrapped in a solid metal package, finished in a.

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Be careful not to let metal objects get into the equipment. Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was purchased. Table of Contents 1. Parts and their functions Loading just a single sample from SmartMedia.

The ESX-1 is the ideal kotg for the mu- sician, DJ, sound creator, or desktop-music user who wants an easy way to add originality to their music. About the vacuum tubes Do not attempt to remove, replace or change the tubes in the ESX The tubes are not a user ser- viceable part.

As you increase this level, the vacuum tubes will produce more effect.

Korg ESX-1 Owner’s Manual

When this key is on, the effect, part koorg, modulation, and filter parameters of the Audio In part are disabled. The actual parameter being controlled will depend on the effect type. On the ESX-1, the output of one effects processor can be fed to the input of another.

The connection will change each time you press this, and the connection that is lit will be used. Part select section 1. By pressing these keys you can hear the sound that is assigned to each part. The lower row of LEDs red indicates the posi- tion shown by the step keys length 1 through 8. When the Keyboard function is on, these LEDs indicate the octave position. This connector transmits MIDI data.

Items and functions in the display 1. Parameter display This area displays pattern names, song kprg, and parameter names. Make sure that the card indicator in the display is not lit.

Set the power switch to the standby position.

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Press the SONG key. The SONG key will light. The display will show the current song name and number.

Audition the existing samples p. Record a new sample p.


The ESX-1 makes it easy for you to record new samples. The sampling kkorg of in- ternal memory holds a maximum of seconds, and can contain up to samples monaural, stereo that do not exceed this total time. Sampling Preparations for sampling 1. This jack is a stereo phone jack, but can also be used with a monaural phone plug. Editing a sample You can use the knobs and keys of the Part Edit section and Effect section to modify the sound in Sample mode as well p. The state of the knobs and keys in Sample mode are not saved when you execute the Write operation.


When assigned to a drum part, a stretch part, or the slice part, the sample will sound at the pitch you specify here. When assigned to a keyboard part, the sample will sound manhal this pitch for the C4 note of the keyboard. Resampling just one note of a part 1.

Make sure that you are in Pattern mode, Song mode, or Sample mode. Pattern or Song mode are appropriate when you want to resample multiple parts together, but the sampled volume will be lower. Key 13 will light, and the slice sample part key will blink.

Press the slice sample part key. The ESX-1 will automatically detect the number of steps and the beat of the sample, and show them in the display. In this case, you can try the following two techniques. Don’t feel limited by the phrase of the original pattern you sampled; you can electribs motion sequences or effects to create truly original patterns.

Using individual sample slices The individual slices notes produced by executing elcetribe Slice operation can be assigned to the drum parts or keyboard parts. Convenient sample-editing functions If you want to save the edits that you made to sample, you must Write it before you switch to another sample or turn off the power.

When you save a sample, the sample previously saved to the writ- ing-destination will be overwritten.

When you save a sample, the ESX-1 optimizes the data locations in internal memory. This will take a certain amount of time. While this is being done, the display shows a progress indicator. Use the dial to select the sample that you want to delete. The ESX-1 lets you create and store patterns.

Each pattern con- sists of 16 parts. In addition to the sound ax each part, a pattern contains effect settings and phrases, and can also record knob manial ments. You can use the dial to select from a wlectribe of patterns: You can also select patterns while the ESX-1 is playing.

The intervals at which you press the key will be detected and the tempo will be set accordingly. You can set ,org tempo this way even when the ESX-1 is stopped or paused. For each individual part, you can edit the sound, store a rhythm or phrase pattern, and store motion sequence data. The E,ectribe uses three types of parts, for a total of sixteen parts. Listening to the sound of a keyboard part the Keyboard function 1.

Press one of the keyboard part keys 1, 2 the key will light. Use the step keys as a keyboard to play the part. Use the select keys to change the octave. The select LEDs lower row, red will light to indicate the pitch range. Soloing a part 1. Hold down the SOLO key and press the part key that you want to solo. You will hear only that part.


The SOLO key and part key will light. While the SOLO key is lit, you can press another part key to solo that part. This switches ssx Roll rapid successive strikes effect on lit or off dark independently for each part. Connect your audio device etc. Using the arpeggiator Performing with the arpeggiator To arpeggiate a drum part, Stretch part 1.

Select the drum part that you want to play. When you touch the ribbon controller, the selected part will begin playing automatically. The timing of the repeated notes will vary depending on the location you touch. The position of the slider when you make this setting has no effect on the setting. You can assign a user sample to the parts of each pattern.

The Amp EG setting determines how the volume will decay. On, Off Switches reverse playback for the sample on lit or off dark. Cuts the high-frequency region, making the sound more mellow. Cuts the low-frequency region, making the sound sharper. Outputs only the region in the area of the cutoff frequency.

For each pattern, you can use up to any three of the sixteen effect types. The sound of each part can be sent to any one of the effect processors. You can also change the way in which the three effects are connected to each other, and in this way apply more than one effect to a part. Effect types The effects of the ESX-1 can be classified into the following three groups.

Stereo This group janual The sampling interval is synchronized to the number of steps electribd the sequencer. When the BPM changes, the length per step will also change, so the sampling interval will change together with this. When the knob is in the center position, the pitch of the input sound will not be changed.

Turning the knob to- ward the left will lower the pitch, and toward the eleectribe will raise the pitch. Recording a phrase You can specify a synth sound or rhythm sound for each part, and record a phrase pattern for it. To record a keyboard part 1. To record ekectribe phrase for a keyboard part 1.

Editing the trigger locations the location of the notes 1. Press the keyboard part key that you want to edit. The key will light. If you change the beat, Last Step will be reset to 16 or Last Step is a function that is unique to the ESX-1; if you are playing the ESX-1 in synchronization with an external sequencer or a differ- ent model of the Electribe series, regions where you have used an irregular time signature will not be synchronized.