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Korg | ElecTribe A (EA-1mkII)


The EA-1mkII features analog synthesizer-like operation that lets you create a versatile range of sounds using two parts (each part with 2 OSC, 1 Filter, 1 Amp, and 3 Effects). By combining the two synthesizer parts you can create unique sequenced phrases. By using an external input as an oscillator, you can use the EA-1mkII as a filter bank with powerful resonance. Ring, Sync, and Cross functions allow oscillators to modulate each other. 

The Motion Sequence function lets you record and loop knob movements, and these can be memorized separately for each part of a pattern. You can quickly modify sounds or phrases to change your performance while you play. You can create Pattern consisting of a sound for each part and a sequence phrase (up to 64 steps long), and store up to 256 of these patterns in memory. Furthermore, you can arrange patterns in the desired playback order and add knob movements etc. to create Songs, and store up to 16 of these songs in memory. Distortion, delay, and, chorus/flanger effects are provided for each part. 

A Keyboard function lets you use the sixteen step keys as a keyboard on which to perform. Pattern Set Play lets you register sixty-four patterns in the sixteen step keys, and switch patterns as you perform. Tap tempo and MIDI Clock can be used to synchronize the EA-1mkII's performance with an external sequencer or turntable etc. The EA-1mkII can be controlled from an external sequencer or keyboard etc., and used as a MIDI expansion tone generator. The MIDI Dump function lets you save data on a computer or external sequencer etc.
ModelElecTribe A (EA-1mkII)
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)2
Engine DetailedSaw Down, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Filter (VCF)1 Low Pass, Resonance
Envelope (VCA)1 ADSR
FXDelay, Normalize, Motion Sequence, Tempo Delay
Sequencer64 steps, 256 Patterns
Recording16 Songs
Key typeTouch pads
Produced:2003 - 2005
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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