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making beats with the electribe

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Honestly.. is it just me or is everybody blind to the fact that the korg electribe is one of the dopest drum machines you can buy for that price range? Im sorry if i offend any body who is a 303 fanatic (madlib)... but it out compares the 303 in so many ways, and the es-1 mk2 is the same price!!!! the esx-1 is doper than the es-1 ( it is the higher end model, but still relatively inexpensive {compared to the mpc!!}) but i was using the es-1 for about a year before i upgraded to the esx-1, and made some fresh motherfuckin beats!!! I want feed back from others who use the electribe... does any body feel the same way as me?

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Honestly.. is it just me or is everybody blind to the fact that the korg electribe is one of the dopest drum machines you can buy for that price range? Im sorry if i offend any body who is a 303 fanatic (madlib)... but it out compares the 303 in so many ways, and the es-1 mk2 is the same price!!!! the esx-1 is doper than the es-1 ( it is the higher end model, but still relatively inexpensive {compared to the mpc!!}) but i was using the es-1 for about a year before i upgraded to the esx-1, and made some fresh motherfuckin beats!!! I want feed back from others who use the electribe... does any body feel the same way as me?

Wow, I just googled it (because I'd never heard of it) and it seems pretty dope. One was only $200 but the other was over $400. I didn't read into what made one better or more expensive than the other but it does seem to have a lot of features that the 303 don't have. I'm very happy with my 303, but I would have considered this korg electribe, had I known about it. However, it seems like you can't change the sample rate, to make it lo-fi sounding, or am I wrong?

Thanks for the heads up.

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Both units can get the job done, the better you know your gear the better the end results. As far as personal prefresence we all have our favorites and each unit is dope in their own right. And that goes for software or hardware, peace.

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However, it seems like you can't change the sample rate, to make it lo-fi sounding, or am I wrong?

very wrong indeed! you see with the electribe, you dont directly change the sample rate, what you do is apply the decimator or distortion effects and voila!! instant shittiness... Another thing i forgot to mention is that the electribe has alot more memory than the sp303

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ntw1212, thanks for the heads up...i really didn't want to spend $400 on the sp 404, and now i'm pretty sure i'm getting this. a question though, did it come w/ any software and/or can you load samples into it from your computer?

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I got the ESX dope machine its the best machine ive seen for manipulating samples, in general peeps just buy what they here other peeps talk about so when madlib talked about the 303 everyone started buying, but there was always better more user friendly machines out.

I had the 505 before i heard about madlib having the 303, i found the machine cos i researched what was out, the workflow on the 303 is not a good look, the esx is dope and has helped me progress my beats.

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what kinda effects does it come with? one of the strongest sides about the 303 is the effects.

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the its got all the main fx but the quality is alot more usable the 303/505 fx r proper boxy and cheap sounding, the bad thing about the esx is the outputs seem alot more noisey then they should.

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i got a couple of korg esx beats on myspace for anyone interested: www.myspace.com/jpegbeats

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What do people use this thing for? I was under the impression you could generate drums from synths, because it's Korg, but it sounds like a standard sampler? I already have a hardware sampler, so I'm not sure if this would be worth it. Different workflow? I see it's got a sequencer on it...

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I have an electribe esx-1

I really really like to make stuff with it, more than I do with the MPC 1000. BUT, it's way more limited than the mpc on options. It's great for some type of beats, specially more electronic kind of vibe, but for "out of the tempo" type of beats, mpc all the way.

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I have an electribe esx-1

I really really like to make stuff with it, more than I do with the MPC 1000. BUT, it's way more limited than the mpc on options. It's great for some type of beats, specially more electronic kind of vibe, but for "out of the tempo" type of beats, mpc all the way.

I saw this video of a guy mixing complextro live with it. Not my type of music, but I would def be interested in those type of sounds:

Edit: Actually, I guess that's a different piece of gear.

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Pls don't use that word ugh made me shudder

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Euuueuuuggghhh

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So I have more questions on the ES-1, if anyone's used it. Is pretty much just good for pattern sequencing? Basically, I want to get that off-time swing you can get by oddly-cutting loops and resampling on the SP. If this thing just sounds like a straight drum machine, except you put in samples, I probably don't need it. But I heard Madlib uses it, so....

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