Synth Site: Korg: Electribe ES-1: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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synthe.labo a part-time user from IT writes:
my comment: people who tells that ES-1 is crap simply have never played with the machine filled with his/her own samples.

this thing is little and has it's limitation, but the realtime flexibility over ALL makes it a top machine. ddelete all the sounds you don't like and fill it with yours, use the pith, the motion sequences, the effects, don't be stuck with the 'song' concept but improvise with patterns, use the ES-1 as a filter etc etc etc, and you'll find it awesome.


Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-03-2002 at 18:35
Rod a part-time user from CA writes:
The key to the ES-1 is to erase Korg's samples and fill it up with your own cool stuff. Then you have a SUPER Electribe--way beyond the ER-EA-EM type of thang. That's the beauty of the ES-1. And it has a nice small footprint so it wont take up too much room. Its built pretty solid, but go easy on it if you want it to last a while. And the color is way better than the other electribes (heheh). ES-1 makes the other electribes totally moot and unnecessary.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-May-02-2002 at 16:48
Ohm a part-time user from Home writes:
all of the electribes are made like shite!! the knobs, the plastic, the look, the feel is terrible! I have owned them all (except for EM1) and I dumped them all cuz they are made too cheesey and toy-like. If only Korg had put another $10 into each one of these to put a nice quality feel in the package, I would have kept them, but I hate gear that feels like junk!! .....and these electribes are not well-made at all....are you listening KORG!?? I hope so!! I refuse to buy any more crappy quality gear that falls apart in your hands. All the electribes are fun to play with, but when they come apart at the seams, it kinda spoils the fun. Better sell yours before the damn thing breaks. I give all electribes a strong 2 because they are pretty cool if you overlook the fact that they are one of the crummiest pieces of plastic disposable gear ever made. C'mon Korg!! You arent fooling all of us!! Start puttin out quality crafted rigs, or we are going to boycott YOU!! For $400 you could at least give it a damn aluminum case instead of plastique!!

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-21-2002 at 05:33
David Spero Peligro from Venice, CA writes:
Korg seems to have hit somthing very cool with the electribe series. The sound is fantastic, the effects are delicious, the sampling is easy & sounds really great!!! BUT the only thing that bothers me is how brittle the plastic chassis feels. Everything from the 1/4 input plugs to the pots for the effects are extremely fragile. I cannot believe how fragile the line/mic switch is on the back of this unit! I almost passed out!!! It's like the on/off switch on a disposable pocket calculator or somthin'! I believe this unit would definately fail on the road... I wish they'd have put a nice metal shell around such a great piece of equipment! Don't get me wrong - this machine kicks booty, I own one!! But, I am soooo careful with my plastic mozart... drop this machine, bump it, plug it in with too much force and CRRRRACK! Bye bye KORG.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-21-2002 at 00:54
DJ-Abstract a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
As per CRAIG ISAAC's question as per using a sampler in a dj setup. Ive done live pa/dj combo's before. I think one thing you should keep in mind is if you use this the tempo of the sequencer cant push or pull or so you will have to push or pull on your cd's or tt's. that red sound device that Sushilover mentioned would work excellent for your purpose. Although its phrase sampling is of a different nature than the es1. with the es1 you could do more complex things. for a audio to midi lock you could use one of the audio to midi sync devices from red sound if needed. you can there for get into more serious remix/production work down the road. ive also experimented with a roland mc307 as a pitch control so i can tap tempo and use the pitch control and pitch bends to manual push and pull to records and stuff. u can use that to sync other midi devices as well. just my two cents

posted Friday-Apr-19-2002 at 10:10
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