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Quick Links. Owner's Manual. Table of Contents. Korg owner's manual music production station emx-1 99 pages. Page 2: Power Supply Be careful not to let metal objects get into the equipment. Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was purchased. Parts and their functions Page 4 5. Pattern mode Page 5 Loading just a single sample from SmartMedia..

Page 7: Introduction The ESX-1 is the ideal tool for the mu- sician, DJ, sound creator, or desktop-music user who wants an easy way to add originality to their music. About the vacuum tubes Do not attempt to remove, replace or change the tubes in the ESX The tubes are not a user ser- viceable part. Page 9: Parts And Their Functions 2. As you increase this level, the vacuum tubes will produce more effect. Page Common Section Common section 1. When this key is on, the effect, part common, modulation, and filter parameters of the Audio In part are disabled.

Page Edit Section : Adjusts the effect. The actual parameter being controlled will depend on the effect type.

The connection will change each time you press this, and the connection that is lit will be used. Page Part Select Section Part select section 1. By pressing these keys you can hear the sound that is assigned to each part. Page Arpeggiator Section 5. The lower row of LEDs red indicates the posi- tion shown by the step keys length 1 through 8. When the Keyboard function is on, these LEDs indicate the octave position. This connector transmits MIDI data. Parameter display This area displays pattern names, song names, and parameter names.

Page Basic Operation 2. Make sure that the card indicator in the display is not lit. Set the power switch to the standby position. Press the SONG key. The SONG key will light. The display will show the current song name and number.

Audition the existing samples p. Record a new sample p. The ESX-1 makes it easy for you to record new samples. The sampling area of in- ternal memory holds a maximum of seconds, and can contain up to samples monaural, stereo that do not exceed this total time. Sampling Preparations for sampling 1.

This jack is a stereo phone jack, but can also be used with a monaural phone plug. The state of the knobs and keys in Sample mode are not saved when you execute the Write operation. When assigned to a drum part, a stretch part, or the slice part, the sample will sound at the pitch you specify here. When assigned to a keyboard part, the sample will sound at this pitch for the C4 note of the keyboard. Resampling just one note of a part 1.

Make sure that you are in Pattern mode, Song mode, or Sample mode. Pattern or Song mode are appropriate when you want to resample multiple parts together, but the sampled volume will be lower. Page Slice 2. Key 13 will light, and the slice sample part key will blink. Press the slice sample part key. The ESX-1 will automatically detect the number of steps and the beat of the sample, and show them in the display.

Don't feel limited by the phrase of the original pattern you sampled; you can use motion sequences or effects to create truly original patterns. Using individual sample slices The individual slices notes produced by executing the Slice operation can be assigned to the drum parts or keyboard parts. Page Convenient Sample-Editing Functions32 Convenient sample-editing functions If you want to save the edits that you made to sample, you must Write it before you switch to another sample or turn off the power.

Page Saving A Sample When you save a sample, the sample previously saved to the writ- ing-destination will be overwritten. When you save a sample, the ESX-1 optimizes the data locations in internal memory. This will take a certain amount of time.

While this is being done, the display shows a progress indicator. Use the dial to select the sample that you want to delete. Page Pattern Mode drum sounds and phrase patterns melodic lines created by keyboard parts.

The ESX-1 lets you create and store patterns. Each pattern con- sists of 16 parts. In addition to the sound of each part, a pattern contains effect settings and phrases, and can also record knob move- ments.

You can also select patterns while the ESX-1 is playing. You can set the tempo this way even when the ESX-1 is stopped or paused.

Page Playing The Sound Of A Part For each individual part, you can edit the sound, store a rhythm or phrase pattern, and store motion sequence data. The ESX-1 uses three types of parts, for a total of sixteen parts. Press one of the keyboard part keys 1, 2 the key will light. Use the step keys as a keyboard to play the part. Use the select keys to change the octave. The select LEDs lower row, red will light to indicate the pitch range.

Page Soloing A Part Soloing a part 1. Hold down the SOLO key and press the part key that you want to solo. You will hear only that part. The SOLO key and part key will light. While the SOLO key is lit, you can press another part key to solo that part. This switches the Roll rapid successive strikes effect on lit or off dark independently for each part.

Connect your audio device etc. Select the drum part that you want to play. When you touch the ribbon controller, the selected part will begin playing automatically.

The timing of the repeated notes will vary depending on the location you touch. Save the pattern. The position of the slider when you make this setting has no effect on the setting. Off, , You can assign a user sample to the parts of each pattern. All, The Amp EG setting determines how the volume will decay.

On, Off Switches reverse playback for the sample on lit or off dark. Page 50 TYPE For each pattern, you can use up to any three of the sixteen effect types. The sound of each part can be sent to any one of the effect processors.

You can also change the way in which the three effects are connected to each other, and in this way apply more than one effect to a part. The sampling interval is synchronized to the number of steps in the sequencer. When the BPM changes, the length per step will also change, so the sampling interval will change together with this. When the knob is in the center position, the pitch of the input sound will not be changed. Turning the knob to- ward the left will lower the pitch, and toward the right will raise the pitch.

Page Recording A Phrase Recording a phrase You can specify a synth sound or rhythm sound for each part, and record a phrase pattern for it. To record a phrase for a keyboard part 1. Press the keyboard part key that you want to edit. The key will light. Last Step is a function that is unique to the ESX-1; if you are playing the ESX-1 in synchronization with an external sequencer or a differ- ent model of the Electribe series, regions where you have used an irregular time signature will not be synchronized.


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Photo: Mike Cameron. Rack studio samplers may be pretty much a relic of the past, at least in terms of manufacturers producing new examples, but it's not quite all software and computer RAM yet — not if instruments such as this new one from Korg are anything to go by. Even before software sounded the death knell for the serious hardware sampler, desktop devices aimed at providing complementary sampling to synth and rhythm-producing grooveboxes have been available, even going back to Yamaha's SU10 and Zoom's vintage SampleTrak ST Korg's Electribe range has included sampling devices from the start, going hand in hand with their rhythmic or synthy cousins. The Electribe SX comes wrapped in a solid metal package, finished in a head-turning metallic red that complements the blue of the EMX1.


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