Up for sale, a Korg Electribe EMX-1SD tabletop sequencer/synthesizer in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original power supply, box, and factory paperwork. Released in 2010, the EMX-1SD represents the third generation of Electribe synths. The EMX-1SD is housed in a sturdy metal chassis with large back-lit LCD display, offering notable features beyond the original models in the Electribe line, with expanded memory, voices, and real-time controllers. Effects, Motion Sequencing, and Pattern length have also been expanded, and a ribbon controller and slider provide a remarkable realtime interface for accessing the arpeggiator.
The EMX-1SD uses MMT synthesis (Multi Modeling Technology) which offers sixteen different oscillator algorithms, providing powerful analog synthesis models as well as sophisticated additive, PCM, chord, unison, combination, wave shaping, formant models and more. The built-in PCM library includes 207 drum PCM sounds and 76 synth PCM sounds ready for immediate use, ranging from powerful kicks and snares, through amazingly unique, organic sounds. External audio signals can be manipulated using the Comb Filter oscillator algorithm, and further processed by the internal filter and effects. The EMX-1SD allows you to create up to 9 drum parts, 5 synth parts, and accent parts that let you add dynamics to the drums and synths (for a total of 16 parts). Each part features extensive LFO and EG modulation. Each algorithm of the synthesis engine has two realtime adjustable parameters, plus some other menu-based parameters like waveform type or chord quality. The filter lets you choose Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, or Band Pass Plus.
The two Vacuum tubes (Valve Force Circuitry) create an analog tube circuit to add warmth and presence to your sounds. The Tube Gain knob adjusts the level of the output signal passing through the vacuum tubes, creating dynamic sounds with a distinctive tonal quality that only tubes deliver. Three stereo effect processors are available for simultaneous use. Each part can be independently routed to any of the three effects processors, and you can even use the Chain function to link multiple effects in series. Each processor offers 16 effect types including Reverb, Delay, Flanger, Chorus, tempo-based Delay, Talking Modulator, Grain Shifter, Decimator, and more. The edits you make to each of the effects processors can be saved with each pattern.
Up to 256 patterns can be created and stored to the internal memory, and the EMX-1SD comes loaded with 196 assorted patterns, covering house, hip-hop, R&B, electronica, drum n bass, techno, trance, and more. You can combine patterns and add mute data and knob movements to create up to 64 songs. Favorite patterns can be assigned to Pattern Sets for instant access, and data can be quickly saved and loaded. Realtime recording lets you record phrases as you perform, and step recording allows you to input the timing, pitch and duration one note at a time. Motion Sequencing records your realtime knob tweaks and plays them back as part of the pattern. Two types of motion sequence are provided, with one for effects and one for parts, and you can also edit the value of individual steps. Up to 24 motion sequences can be used in a single pattern, allowing you to control virtually every sound parameter. And, using Auto BPM detection, the EMX-1SD can follow the tempo of an external audio source. You can also use Tap Tempo to input the beat, set the tempo internally, or sync up to an external MIDI clock.
Cosmetic wear is limited light patina on the bottom of the aluminum chassis, and a few faint requisite scuffs on the enclosure. The graphics are pristine and the pads and knobs are all intact. An extremely versatile and powerful tool no longer available new, this EMX-1SD functions as intended and comes complete with the original box and factory paperwork.