Korg Electribe S ES-1

Korg Electribe S ES-1

The Korg ES-1 Electribe S Rhythm Production Sampler is a sampler that doesn't simply play back a recorded sound - it lets you aggressively process the samples to create your own signature sound. Play any sound or phrase in and use the pitch, filter, and effects knobs to drastically alter the sample. Chop a sampled phrase or sound into pieces with the Electribe S Time Slice function. Time Slice detects the attacks of each part within a loop (e.g., bass drum, snare, and hi-hat), so that these parts can be massaged separately. You can also use the knobs to modify the tone of a phrase processed by Time Slice, creating complex patterns from a simple loop or phrase.

Technical Description:

  • Sampling Frequency: 32kHz
  • Maximum Sampling Time: 95 (mono)/47.5 (stereo) seconds, saving to internal memory
  • Number of Samples: 100 (mono) + 50 (stereo)
  • Memory: 128 patterns, 16 songs
  • Effects: 11 types (reverb, flanger/chorus, phaser, ring modulator, pitch shifter, compressor, distortion, decimator, isolator, resonant filter, wah), Delay (master delay)


  • Pattern: 64 steps maximum per part, motion sequence, 1 parameter per part, 64 events, effect on/off, roll, and reverse can be recorded for each part (all 3 can be recorded for each part)
  • Song: 256 patterns maximum per song
  • Input: AUDIO IN (1/4 in. stereo phone jack, Level switch LINE/MIC, Gain adjustment knob)
  • Nominal Input Level: -10dBu LINE, -50dBu MIC
  • Input Impedance: 47k-ohms
  • Output: L/MONO, R, (phone jack - mono x 2), Nominal Output Level = -10 dBu, Output Impedance= 1k-ohm, Headphones (1/4" stereo phone jack), Nominal Level= 21mW + 21mW @ 32-ohms
  • External Memory: SmartMedia? (4 to 64 MB, 3.3V)
  • AD/DA Conversion: 20-bit linear o MIDI: IN, OUT, THRU
  • Power Consumption: 6W
  • Power Supply: DC 9V (AC adapter)
  • Accessories: AC adapter (DC9V, 600mA)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 300 x 224.9 x 55.4 mm (11.8 x 8.8 x 2.2 in.), including rubber feet
  • Number of Parts: 12 (One Shot = 9 parts, Time Slice = 1 part, Audio In = 1 part, Accent = 1 part)

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