Behind the scenes setup of a recent Live Jam video (link below) that goes over the gear connections, Ableton live (DAW) and the main mixer (Roland MX-1) setup.
** THIS VIDEO COVERS A LOT OF GROUND ** – so you’ll expect it to be longer than usual. Some of the areas are:
* AIRA Host – USB connections
* MIDI setup – MIDI-IN, MIDI-OUT, MIDI-THRU
* Audio connections to the MX-1 mixer
* Sends and FX returns (AUX) connections with Strymon Big Sky
* Ableton Push setup
* Ableton Live sequencing and linking to live mixer
* Roland MX-1 Performance mode (PC input)
* Syncing gear together with master clock
Stay subscribed for the next part of this series which will go over the individual synthesizers, drum machines and samplers.
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):