Musikmesse 2010: Korg announced updates to its popular Electribe workstations, adding support for massive SD data storage and new presets/patterns: the Electribe-MX SD (EMX-1 SD) and Electribe-SX SD (ESX-1 SD).
Korg teamed up with artists from around the world to deliver beats, patterns and Electribe SX (ESX-1) samples. Ninja Tune/Big Dada artists Emika and the Anti-pop Consortium are contributors, as well as U.K. MySpace artist Shrikednb (Tom Thorpe), plus YouTube stars Denkitribe and Scribej.
The addition of convenient SD/SDHC card storage allows up to 32GB of sound, pattern, song, and sample data to be saved on an individual card. This enables an entire live show’s worth of data to be saved on a single card.
The EMX-1 SD, top, uses Korg’s MMT (Multiple Modeling Technology) sound engine to offer sixteen types of tone generation.
The ESX-1 SD, second photo, offers powerful editing features to provide the freedom to sample and modify sounds in realtime.
Features common to both models include:
- Twin vacuum tube VALVE FORCE circuitry, delivering analog warmth or menacing bite
- Three stereo effects that can be chained together for radical sound warping
- Crisp filters and speedy-smooth timbral modulation
- Built-in step sequencer, delivering intuitive song production
- Motion Sequence function, to capture and replay sound-tweaking knob movements
- Powerful arpeggiator, ribbon controller and slider, for generating inspired phrases
- Auto BPM Detection, which sets the tempo based on any external audio source
The Korg Electribe EMX-1 SD and ESX-1 SD will be available June 2010 with an MSRP of $750.00.