This page contains information about the Owner’s Manual for the ER-1 from Korg. Korg ER-1 Electribe R Rhythm Synthesizer () Drum machine: 8 voices mix of analog modeling and PCM samples with sequencer and Midi sync. Listen to. Check out the Korg Electribe ER-1 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) own Patterns in a Pattern Set see page 31 in the ER-1 owners Manual.

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In order to enjoy long and trouble-free use, please read this manual carefully and use the instrument correctly. If something does slip into the equipment, unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet. Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was purchased. Front and rear panel Playing a pattern Pattern Play By using the front panel knobs and keys, you can er1 analog percussion sounds flectribe, and easily create rhythm patterns using these sounds.

Make connections and play! Careless operation may damage your speaker system or cause malfunctions. As shown in the above diagram, hook the AC adapter cable around the adapter cable holder.

ELECTRIBE-R mkII/Owner’s Manual

Front and rear panel 2. Front and rear panel The controls and other parts of the ER-1 can be broadly grouped as shown in the diagram.

Select the basic waveform. Part Select section 1. Crash crash part key This key selects the cymbal part. When you press this key, the crash cymbal will sound. Clap handclap part key This key selects the handclap part. E-1 keys Use these keys to move to the desired mode: Pattern Set key By holding down this key and pressing one of the step keys, you can switch to the pat- tern that you registered for that key.

Shift key This key is elwctribe in conjunction with other keys. When held down, it gives an additional function to another key. Basic operation Quick Start 3. Structure of Song Songs: Listening to Patterns 1. Press the Pattern mode key to enter Pattern mode the key will light. Use the cursor [ ][ ] keys to make the parameter select LEDs indicate Pattern top.

Rotate the dial to select the desired pattern A Basic operation Quick Start Striking keys to play Parts By striking the part keys, you can play the corresponding sounds. The audio-in parts will sound when an audio signal is connected to the audio input jacks.

Striking the part keys along with a song or pattern 1. As you listen to the song or pattern, strike the part keys to play along. Modify edit the sound along with a song or pattern 1. A Rhythm Pattern is a sequence of rhythms i. You can manjal the sixteen step keys to modify the rhythm pattern of each part. A rhythm pattern can also be recorded as you listen to the playback realtime input. Press the Pattern Mode key the key will light.

Use the cursor [ ][ ] keys to make the parameter select LED indicate Pattern.

On parts other than the Accent part, you can record the changes you make to the sound using the manial, and loop them for playback.


This data is called a Motion Sequence refer to p. There are two types of sequence. Connecting various sources to the audio inputs Let’s try connecting various types electrieb audio device radio, or MD or CD player or tone generator to the audio input jacks.

Sound that contains no drums is most effective. Try out various types of sounds or music. Depending on the content, you may discover unexpectedly interesting results.

Pattern Set is a function that lets you register a favorite pattern to each of the sixteen step keys, and use the step keys to switch patterns. You can use this function to play a performance simply by selecting patterns one after the other When you hold down the Pattern Set key the key will blink and press one of the sixteen step keys, the pattern registered for that key will be Here’s how you can make the EA-1 playback in synchronization with the tempo of the ER Pattern mode In this mode you can play patterns, or edit them to make new patterns.

Press the Pattern mode key to enter Pattern mode. Selecting parts The Ed-1 has the following eleven parts. Pattern mode Creating a pattern There are two ways to create a pattern. You can start with a pattern that is similar to the desired result and then edit it, or you can create a pattern from scratch by specifying the sound and rhythm pattern for each part. Level Adjust the output level. Rotating the knob toward the right will increase the volume. For the Accent part, this will ad- just the Accent Level the degree to which the volume will be emphasized when Accent is on.

Creating a Rhythm Pattern There are two ways to create a rhythm pattern. The second is Realtime Recording, in which you strike the part keys at the timing at which you want to record each note. Pattern mode Motion sequence Playing a motion sequence A motion sequence can be played back in one of the following two ways, and you can select the playback method indepen- dently for each part.

Knob values will be connected smoothly, and the sound will change smoothly. Convenient functions for editing patterns If you wish to save the pattern you edit using these func- tions, you must perform the Write operation before se- lecting a different pattern or turning off the power. Erasing rhythm pattern data from a part To erase the rhythm pattern data for the selected part, you can use one of the following two methods in addition to turning Pattern mode Copying a part Copy Part You can copy the sound settings and rhythm pattern data in- cluding motion sequence from another part to the selected part.

Pattern Set Pattern Set is a function that lets you assign your mznual pat- terns to each of the eletcribe step keys, and switch them at the touch of a key.

Korg – ER-1 – Owner’s Manual

During playback, you can successively switch patterns to per- form a song. Pattern mode Saving a pattern Write If you wish to keep the pattern data that you create, you must perform this Write operation. When you perform the Write op- eration, “Data Copy within a pattern” p.


If you intentionally want to discard your edits and revert to the original pattern data, simply select a different pattern without Writing. Song mode A song consists of patterns arranged in the desired order of play- back. You can create and save up to eletcribe songs in the internal memory of the ER In addition to pattern playback, songs can also record rhythms and knob movements.

Press the Song mode key to enter Song mode. Song mode Creating a song Creating a song from scratch Here’s how to create a song by placing patterns in the desired order. If you switch to a different song while electrie a song, your edited data will be lost. If you wish to keep the edited song, you must perform the Write operation to save the song data.

Editing a song You can insert a new pattern into a song, or delete an existing pattern. You can also add knob movements or your own per- formance to a song. If you wish to keep the edited song, you must perform the Write operation. Song mode Changing the pattern for a specific position 1.

Use the cursor keys to make the parameter select LEDs indi- cate Position. Use the dial to select the position that you wish to modify. Deleting event data from a janual Clear Event This operation deletes all event data from the selected song. Hold down the Shift key and press step key 15 Clear Event. The 15 key will blink. Global mode In Global mode you can set parameters such as Metronome or Protect. Press the Global mode key to enter Global mode. To execute Global mode, press the previous mode key.

The settings you make in Global mode will be cancelled if you turn off the power without Writing. Use the cursor keys to make the parameter select LEDs indi- cate Clock. Transmit the data dump from the external MIDI device. For each character “PCE” in the display, elevtribe “O” if you want that type of message to be transmitted and received, or select “-” MIDI channels Similarly to a television, data can be received when the channel of the receiving device matches the channel on which the data is being transmitted.

Appendices Error messages Er. Use the Clear Event operation to erase unwanted events from the song.

Appendices Blank chart When you have created a sound that you like, you can store the knob and key locations in this page. In addition to Korg manua, messages, also responds to Inquiry messages. KORG products are manufactured under strict specifications and voltages required by each country.

These products are warranted by the KORG distributor only in each country. This requirement is for your own protection and safety. Page of 52 Go. Page 16 – Modifying editing a rhythm pattern Page 17 – Using the part keys to edit the rhythm