E L E C T R I B E ANALOG M D E L I N G S Y N T H E S I Z E R EA-1 Owner’s Manual Thank you purchasing the Korg ELECTRIBE-A EA In order to enjoy. This page contains information about the Owner’s Manual for the EA-1 from Korg. The Korg Electribe A (EA-1) is an analogue modeling synthesizer in the Korg Electribe series “Korg Electribe EA1 Owner’s Manual” (PDF). Korg Inc. Korg Inc .

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In order to enjoy long and trouble-free use, please read this manual carefully and use the instrument correctly. If eea does slip into the equipment, unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet. Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was purchased. Front and rear panel Playing a pattern Pattern Play Specifying the pitch of each pattern By using the front panel knobs and keys, you can create analog synthesizer sounds intuitively, and easily create phrases using these sounds.

Make connections nanual play! Example connections Power switch Preparing to play Be sure to turn off the power before making connections. Careless operation may damage your speaker system or cause malfunctions. As shown in the above diagram, hook the AC adapter cable around the adapter cable holder. Front and rear panel 2. Front and rear panel The controls and other parts of the EA-1 can be broadly grouped as shown in the diagram.

Front and rear panel Sequence Control section 1. Rec key Use this key to record phrases and movements of the knobs etc. If you press this key during recording, record- ing will end, and playback will continue. Shift key This key is used in conjunction with other keys.

When held down, it gives an additional function to another key. Playback from the beginning of the pattern. During playback, erase triggers from the pattern.

Execute the function shown below each step key. Basic operation Quick Start 3. Listening to Patterns 1. Press the Pattern mode key to enter Pattern mode the key will light. Rotate the dial to select the desired pattern A Basic operation Quick Start Striking keys to play sounds Keyboard function 1.

Turn on the Keyboard function key the key will light. Use the step ew as a keyboard. You can use the Part Select key to switch the part that you play. Electrkbe the sound of a part along with a song or pattern 1. Turn on the Keyboard function key, and press the step keys to play the sound. Use the Part Select key to select the part that you wish to play. For details on Event Editing, refer to Event Editing p.

Press the Rec key to enter recording mode. At this time, press- ing the PLAY key will not start playback. Use the step keys to ew the pitch for each note of the phrase.

The target step will automatically advance by one step each time you do so.

Korg Electribe EA-1 Analog Modelling Synthesizer – Korg – Encyclotronic

For each part, you can record the changes you make to the synth parameters using the knobs, and loop them for playback. The looped data for the knob movements is called a Motion Sequence refer to p. Connecting various sources to the audio input Let’s try connecting various types of audio device radio, or MD or CD player or tone generator to the ra input jack.


Try out various types of sounds or music. Depending on the content, you may discover unexpectedly interesting results. Pattern Set is a function that lets you register a favorite pattern to each of the sixteen step keys, and use the step keys to switch patterns. You electrobe use this function to play a performance simply by selecting patterns one after the other.

Here’s how you can make the ER-1 playback in synchronization with the tempo of the EA Pattern mode In this mode you can play patterns, or edit manul to make new patterns. Press the Pattern mode key to enter Pattern mode. Selecting a pattern You can use the Part Select key to switch the part that will be edited or played using the Keyboard function.

When you select a Part, the LED for that part will light, and you can edit it in the Synthesizer section, or edit a phrase pattern. At this time if the Keyboard function key is off darkthe step keys will indicate the trigger locations refer to p. The pitch of OSC1 will be the pitch that sounds when you use the keyboard function or the pitch specified for a phrase pattern. Resonance This parameter adds character to the sound by boosting the region around manuual cutoff electtibe.

If you raise the reso- nance and turn the Cutoff knob or adjust EG Int and De- cayyou will hear the typical “meow-ing” electdibe typical of analog synthesizers. Creating a phrase pattern There eletcribe three ways to create a phrase pattern.

Realtime recording Use the Keyboard function to play sa step keys at the exact timing you wish to record them. Step recording Use the Keyboard function to specify the pitch of the note for each target step to create elevtribe phrase.

Pattern mode Changing the pitch Pitch 1. Turn off the Amnual function key the key will go dark. Use the cursor keys to make the parameter select LEDs indi- cate Pitch. Use the Part select key to select the part that you wish to edit. Motion sequence Playing a motion sequence Maanual motion sequence can be played back in one of the following two ways, and you can select the playback method indepen- dently for each part.

Knob values will be connected smoothly, and the sound will change smoothly. Pattern mode Transposing a phrase Transpose Transpose This operation lets you transpose a phrase. While you continue pressing the Transpose key, the display will indicate the electrlbe transposition status.

While holding down the Transpose key, rotate the dial to trans- pose the phrase in semitone steps. Copying a part Copy Part You can copy the sound settings and phrase pattern data in- cluding motion sequence from a selected part to another part. Press the Part key to select the copy destination part the LED will light. Pattern mode Pattern Set Pattern Set is a function that lets you assign your favorite pat- terns eelctribe each of the sixteen step keys, and switch them at the touch of a key.

During playback, you can successively switch patterns to per- form a song. Saving a pattern Write If you wish to keep the pattern data that you create, you must perform this Write operation. When you perform the Write op- eration, “Data Copy within a pattern” p.


If you intentionally want to discard your edits and revert to the original pattern data, simply select a different pattern without Writing.

Korg – EA-1 – Owner’s Manual

Song mode A song consists of patterns arranged in the desired order of play- back. You can create and save up to sixteen songs in the internal memory of the EA In addition to pattern playback, songs can also record phrases and knob movements. Creating a song Creating a song from scratch Here’s how to create a song by placing patterns in the desired order.

If you switch to a different song while editing a song, your edited data will be lost. If you wish eq keep the edited song, you must perform the Write operation to save the song data.

Song mode Specifying the pitch of each pattern Pitch Offset This function offsets the pitch of the pattern at the specified position within the song. Pitch Offset simply offsets the pitch within the song. It does not affect the pitch data of the pattern itself.

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Deleting a pattern from a specified position Delete Pattern You can delete a pattern from a specified position, and subse- quent patterns will be moved forward toward the beginning of the song. Song mode Recording knob movements or your performance in a song Event Recording In addition to placing patterns in a desired playback order, Song mode also lets you record your realtime performance on the step keys using the Keyboard function, and knob movements you perform.

Global mode In Global mode you can set parameters electriibe as Elctribe or Protect.

Press the Global mode key to enter Global mode. To execute Global mode, press a different mode key. The settings you make in Global mode will be cancelled if you turn off the power without Writing. Eoectribe the data dump from the external MIDI device. For each character “PCE” in the display, select “O” if you want that type of message to be transmitted and received, or select “- ” MIDI channels Similarly to a television, data can be received when the channel of the receiving device matches the channel on which the data is being transmitted.

When writing a song to a different song num- Er. Use the Clear Event operation to erase unwanted events from the song. Protect was turned “on” for the memory into Er. Data Blank Chart When you have created a sound that you like, you can store the knob and key locations in this page.

Pitch Offset 36 Pitch Shift 30 Play Motion Sequence 18, 29 Pattern 13, 22 Pattern set 20, 32 Song 13, 34 Portamento 9, 23 Position 34, 35 Da 40 Realtime Recording 15, 27 Recording Event 37 Step 15, Sent but not received when Global mode Clock is “Int. In addition to Korg exclusive messages, also responds to Inquiry messages. KORG products are manufactured under strict specifications and voltages required by each country.

These products are warranted by the KORG distributor only in each country.