The Korg Electribe EA-1

Beginner Operational Help

Listening to a Song

  1. Press the Song Mode key to enter Song mode (the key will light).
  2. Use the cursor [▲][▼] keys to make the parameter select LED indicate Song (the top LED).
  3. Rotate the dial to select the desired song (S01...S16).
  4. Press the Play/Pause key to playback the song (the key will light). When the song ends, playback will stop automatically (the key will go dark). To pause during playback, press the Play/Pause key (the key will blink). To resume playback, press the Play/Pause key once again (the key will light). To stop playback, press the Stop/Cancel key.

It is not possible to change songs during playback. The EA-1 contains seven demo songs.

Listening to Patterns

  1. Press the Pattern mode key to enter Pattern mode (the key will light).
  2. Use the cursor [▲][▼] keys to make the parameter select LEDs indicate Pattern (top).
  3. Rotate the dial to select the desired pattern (A01...A64, b01...b64, C01...C64, d01...d64).
  4. Press the Play/Pause key to playback the pattern (the key will light). When pattern playback ends, the pattern will return to the beginning, and continue playing repeatedly. To pause during playback, press the Play/Pause key (the key will blink). To resume playback, press the Play/Pause key once again (the key will light).
    To stop playback, press the Stop/Cancel key.
    You can rotate the dial to select patterns when playback is stopped or even during playback.

When you change patterns during playback, the change will actually occur at the end of each pattern.

How to Play the Keyboard

  1. Turn on the Keyboard function key (the key will light).
  2. Use the step keys as a keyboard.
  3. You can use the Part Select key to switch the part that you play.

The sound of a part will differ depending on the pattern.
The select LEDs (lower row, red) will light to indicate the octave. To change the octave, use the Select keys.

How to Modify the Sound

  1. Turn on the Keyboard function key, and then press the step keys to play the sound.
  2. Press the Part Select key to select the part whose sound you wish to edit.
  3. Use the knobs of the Synthesizer section to edit the sound. The Original Value LED will light to indicate the position of the knobs for the original settings of the sound.

Restoring the factory set data

Save any data you want to keep to an external MIDI device before you load the preloaded data.

  1. While simultaneously pressing the Transpose key and the Write key, turn on the power.
  2. The display will indicate "PLd," and the Play/Pause key will blink.
  3. To load the factory preloaded data, press the blinking Play/Pause key. This will require apporoximately 15 seconds. To cancel, press the Stop/Cancel key. When loading is complete, the EA-1 will return to its initial state. After several seconds the display will indicate pattern number "A01," and the EA-1 will be in Pattern mode.