Korg EA-1

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Korg Electribe A (EA-1)

The Korg Electribe A (EA-1) is an analogue modeling synthesizer in the Korg Electribe series first produced in 1999.[1]


The EA-1 has many functions, such as the ability to build analog-style sounds by using its waveform, filter, effect knobs.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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
  • Polyphony:
    • 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Korg Electribe EA1 Owner's Manual" (PDF). Korg Inc. Korg Inc. 1999. p. 52. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Planet-Goove: Korg Electribe Analog". Planet-Goove.
  3. ^ "Korg Electribe A (EA-1)". Vintage Synth Explorer.
  4. ^ "The Korg Electribe EA-1". The Korg Electribe EA-1.

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