Category: Products / drum / modelling drums
Added: 09-May-99 | Author: admin
New price: £ 349 rrp UK | S/H price: Not listed
Korg ELECTRIBE-R2 new units out from Korg both off-shoots of the Prophecy/Z1 line emanating from the mysterious 'OASYS' system from which these ranges' sounds are apparently drawn...... Both are aimed at the 'Dance' market, kinda like Korgs answer to the MC 'Groovebox' series from Roland ... and very interesting they are too....
You get a synth version - the ELECTRIBE-A... and a drum version - ELECTRIBE-R ..... each with Roland-X0X style sequencer running across the bottom.....Here's the DRUM version - the ELECTRIBE-R...
The ELECTRIBE-R ---- Very interesting Templar !... is all I can say - this Electribe-R unit is very similar to something like the JOMOX X-BASE.... The more i tlook at it, the more potentail i see - this is going to be a killer product for Korg I reckon if they market it right... It's a killer drumbox !!....
Pretty much true to the original 909 concept of main drums analog & percussion & hatz samples, the 'Tribe-R has it's main drums modelled - so you get 4 analog modelled drums for kik, snare and 2 others using parameters like pitch, modulation depth, waveform shape etc to get sounds... whilst the the hats and percussion - (in the 'Tribe's case - Clap) - is via samples..... so you get 8 note poly - 4 models & 4 samples - hat-closed, hat-open, crash & clap... AND ALSO .... 2 extra parts of audio-input....
This 'Tribe-R, along with the Jomox and Drumstation is one of the most interesting drum boxes to hit the streets in recent years i'd say.... It's got alot of potential WAY above normal drum-boxes... I'd love to give it a go... You've got great flexible tone generation, alied to that bloody excellent sequencer that can also record controller AND fx movement - you can clock the 'Tribe's sequencer or run it as a sound-module from your PC or outboard sequencer too.... great !!... you get the best of both worlds.... You can take it to a jam or studio and create stuff while the vibe is there, take it home, edit it, dump it over to your pc seq' and edit stuff whatever - it's cool to have the both option....
On top of all that - you got the external audio inputs too - not alot to say more than that - you can input audio devices and create synthesis with the controllers, fx with the fx controllers, and gated arpeggiated patterns too..... All the sounds go to a stereo out, but it's cool cos you have onboard fx....... VERY VERY versatile -....
Well, I guess it's all down to one thing... what does it sound like - for that i guess you'd better listen to the Z1 drums.... I'd lurve to get me paws on this tho... Top marks to Korg for this item - I have been a tad unkind in the past about the Z1 & Trinity which I found a bit dull, but this ELECTRIBE-R rocks mate!!....
ELECTRIBE-R - SPEC'S
Sound Generation Method: Analog modeling
Number of Parts: 10 (4 synthesizer parts, 2 audio in parts, 2 hi-hat parts, 1 crash cymbal part, 1 hand clap part)
Memory: 256 patterns, 16 songs
Effects: Delay (normal, motion sequence, tempo delay)
Sequencer: (Pattern) 64 steps maximum per part, motion sequence, 1 parameter per part, 64 events, (Song) 256 patterns maximum per song, event recording 35,700 events maximum
Input: AUDIO IN (1/4" phone jack - mono x 2)
Maximum Input Level: +7dBu (max)
Input Impedance: 47k-ohms
Output: L/MONO, R, (phone jack - mono x 2), headphone (1/4" stereo phone jack)
Maximum Output Level: +6dBu (max)
Output Impedance: 1k-ohm
Normal Level: 30mW +30mW @10-ohms
AD/DA Conversion: 18 bit linear
MIDI: IN, OUT, THRU
Power Consumption: 8W
Power Supply: DC 9V (AC adapter)
Accessories: AC adapter (DC9V, 600mA)
Dimensions: 300(W) x 222.5(D) x 53.4(H)mm / 11.8"(W) x 8.8"(D) x 2.1"(H), (including rubber feet)
well.... all in all I reckon Korg will sell amazingly large SHITloads of these.... bloody great idea.... The ELECTRIBE-R - ..... comments please - is it really that good as it looks ?....
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