Korg ElecTribe A (EA-1)

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The Korg Electribe A (EA-1) is an analogue modeling synthesizer in the Korg Electribe series first produced in 1999. The EA-1 has many functions, such as the ability to build analog-style sounds by using its waveform, filter, effect knobs.

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.