Official video for the single Forever from the up-coming album Resolution, released on iTunes and all other good digital music providers.
Gear list: Moog Sub37, Roland JD-XI, Korg Minilogue, Korg Electribe ER-1, Roland TR-8, Arturia Microbrute, Arturia Beatstep Pro sequencer, Ableton Push, Native Instruments Maschine Studio, PolyKBii, Roland MX-1, Presonus StudioLive 16, recorded in Ableton Live.
You can purchase the single from:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/a…
Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch…
The Korg Electribe 2 Sampler has been out for 2 years now. I wanted to put together an article that sums up some of the recent changes, problems still outstanding and tips and tricks all in one place.
I plan on doing a YouTube video covering this too – so we can have both searchable text here and visual guidance over on the YT!
Firmware v2.02 details
As of writing the firmware version for the Korg Electribe 2 Sampler is v2.02 which adds the following features/fixes:
Original value indicator
Improved loading and exporting times for samples
Issues to still be resolved & features needed
However, scouting around the ‘Net you’ll find there’s plenty of wishlists for this sampler. Some aren’t possible due to the hardware limitations.
Having to re-import user samples after power cycle.
Voice stealing – limitation to total tracks even when not using FX or polyphony
Note cut-off on pattern change – really effects live playing. Notes should continue to tail.
Attack problems – small minor adjustments aren’t possible, it seems like there’s some OS lag where jumping occurs. Filter is affected the most by this.
Knob improvements (jumping)
Re-triggering glitch – PCM sounds click when retriggered
Song mode lacks features – not chaining – re-introduce features of older electribes for song mode.
Arpeggiator needs control for up/down/random/order (standard setup)
Key transpose in sequencer mode
Decay & Release – separate these – access Release via Shift
Preview sample on select for loading/import
Sample edit should show graphic of sample – similar to MPC-style
Add a timestretch feature
Sequencer edit – should include gate and velocity modes for the pads
Set velocity numerically (1-127)
Make your samples mono and speed up the recording to save sample memory space. Even today, this sampler suffers the same problem that the older MPC samplers had – memory limitations! Speeding up your sample (double + double speed) – and then down-pitching when using the sample saves memory space.
Have a few SD cards with only EXPORT-ALL-SAMPLE and EXPORT-ALL-PATTERNS loaded on them
Store no more than 100 samples in a folder on the SD card (E2S slows down if more)
Keep sample names short – makes it easier to find them on the device
For projects, you could create a folder on the SD card where you can store your patterns and samples – for making it easier to find them.
Use EXPORT-ALL-SAMPLE to ensure that you have the samples load when you power on later.
This image is handy to print and keep nearby. It shows what SHIFT+Pad functions are (not printed on the hardware):
Or you can just purchase a 3rd party skin (not affiliated with me in any-way-shape-or-form):