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Musikmesse 2010: Korg Electribe-MX SD, Electribe-SX SD

March 24, 2010

Korg has teamed up with cutting-edge creative artists from around the world to deliver fresh beats, patterns and Electribe SX (ESX-1) samples. Ninja Tune/Big Dada artists Emika and the Anti-pop Consortium are contributors, as well as UK MySpace artist Shrikednb (Tom Thorpe), plus YouTube stars Denkitribe and Scribej.

The addition of 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 Electribe''s ease-of-use, advanced features, and sonic power remain. Track-making is intuitive; each musical part is created using the same workflow as when producing a song. Vacuum tubes deliver tube saturation and overdrive to taste. The EMX-1 SD uses Korg''s MMT (Multiple Modeling Technology) sound engine to offer 16 types of tone generation. The ESX-1 SD offers powerful editing features to provide the freedom to sample and modify sounds in real time.

Features common to both models include twin vacuum tube Valve Force circuitry; three stereo effects that can be chained together; filters and timbral modulation; built-in step sequencer; Motion Sequence function; an arpeggiator, ribbon controller and slider; and auto bpm detection.

The Korg Electribe EMX-1 SD (pictured) and ESX-1 SD will be available June 2010 with an MSRP of $750.

Find out more about Electribe.

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