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It is possible to create two-part sequenced phrases using the two analog modelling tone generators. External audio sources can also be input, and processed with its resonant filter or effects knobs, and then synched to a sequence. The oscillator can be modulated using Ring modulation, Sync, or Decimator.
The EA-1 can store a total of 256 (64 x 4 banks) phrases or patterns plus 16 songs consisting of multiple patterns.
The EA-1 can be synchronised to other MIDI devices using tap tempo or MIDI clock, or by tapping in the beat and synchronising to a turntable or other non-MIDI sound sources. The Tempo delay, chorus/flanger, and distortion effects can also be used to manipulate sounds and patterns. The EA-1 can be controlled from an external sequencer and used as a MIDI expansion tone generator.
- Type: Synth/ module/
- Synthesis type: Digital analog modeling
- Max: 2
- Typical in use: 2
- Multi-timbral (number of parts): 2
- Oscillators per voice :
- Min : 1
- Max : 2
- Controllers : 11 knobs, 1 data wheel, 21 buttons, 3 transport buttons, 16 keyboard buttons
- Effects :
- Number of FX units : 2
- Number of different effects : 2
- Keyboard :
- Number of keys : 16
- Can send on simultaneous MIDI channels
- Responds to : Note on/off, MIDI control change
- Sounds can be split by : Cannot be split
- Inputs and outputs :
- Number of audio outs (excluding phones) : 2
- Number of audio ins : 1
- Number of MIDI Outs (excluding thru) : 1
- Number of MIDI Ins : 1
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