The Korg Electribe A (EA-1) was an analogue modeling synthesizer in the Korg Electribe series first produced in 1999.
The EA-1 features analog synthesizer-like operation that lets you create a wide range of sounds using two parts (each part with 2 OSC, 1 Filter, 1 Amp, and 3 Effects). By combining the two synthesizer parts you can create unique sequenced phrases.
By using an external input as an oscillator, you can use the EA-1 as a filter bank with powerful resonance. Ring, Sync, and Decimator functions allow oscillators to modulate each other.
The Motion Sequence function lets you record and loop knob movements which can be memorized separately for each part of a pattern.
You can quickly modify sounds or phrases to change your performance while you play.
You can create Patterns consisting of a sound for each part and a sequence phrase (up to 64 steps long), and store up to 256 of these patterns in memory. You can also arrange patterns in the desired playback order and add knob movements etc. to create Songs, and store up to 16 of these songs in memory.
Distortion, delay, and chorus/flanger effects are provided for each part.
A Keyboard function lets you use the sixteen step keys as a keyboard on which to perform.
Pattern Set Play lets you register sixty-four patterns in the sixteen step keys, and switch patterns as you perform.
Tap tempo and MIDI Clock can be used to synchronize the EA-1's performance with an external sequencer or turntable etc.
The EA-1 can be controlled from an external sequencer or keyboard etc., and used as a MIDI expansion tone generator.
The MIDI Dump function lets you save data on a computer or external sequencer etc.