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Korg ElecTribe M (EM-1)

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Korg ElecTribe M (EM-1)
Korg ElecTribe M (EM-1)
170.00 street price

In 1999 Korg introduced another excellent synthesizer of the ElecTribe line - M (EM-1). Given the size of the instrument, you can’t imagine how many functions are stored internally. A stunning hybrid made of ElecTribe EA-1 and ER-1 is stuffed with features you wouldn’t expect. A versatile device incorporates a 2-section synthesizer and a drum machine.

Full-featured Korg ElecTribe M (EM-1) has an impressive set of percussion instruments. The set includes 144 kinds of different waves which are easily assigned to patterns. The synthesizer includes 50 waveforms featuring 2-part patterns. All basic parameters of sound waves are edited through Part common and Synth Filter responsible for volume and pan adjustment, setting of envelopes, filters, etc. There’s a low-pass 12 dB filter.

The tiny "groove box" has a sequencer that includes 256 patterns and 16 songs. The 1-bar pattern carries 16 pads (or 16 notes) – it can be increased to 4 bars. The "Step Edit" button removes unnecessary steps. It is difficult to leave unnoticed a dual effects processor, consisting of a master delay and alternative signal processing. Additional settings include reverb, flanger/chorus, phaser, ring modulation, pitch shifter, compressor, distortion, decimator, resonator and delay. Korg Electribe M (EM-1) was used by the Prodigy.


Country of origin / production: China

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Usage area
Bass Synthesizer 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Without Keys, Desktop 
Digital (D) 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform Count50
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform Count (Percussion)144
Step Sequencer 
Max Step Count64
Max number of songs256
MIDI in/ out
Pads Matrix
Pads Count16
Display type EL
Resolution: Symbols Count3
Built-in controllers
Jog dial 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/8" (3.5mm)2
Audio in
Analog 1/8"1
Voltage 9V
Height55 mm
Width300 mm
Depth222 mm
Weight1.250 kg
Production start1999
Production end2002
Production ended

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