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Electribe Sampler: ESX-1 or the new one?
Old 8th October 2017
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Electribe Sampler: ESX-1 or the new one?

A couple more for you...

I know you've mentioned a fondness for the Electribe samplers in the past. I'm curious if you have a preference for either the older ESX-1 or the newer model?

And most importantly, what is your favorite episode of In Search Of?
Old 9th October 2017
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I like the new one because its polyphonic and has that kaos-pad thing...I use it as a hardware sequencer mainly, especially with the scale function its fun to sequence synths with that thing. The old ESX is more rhythm orientated I guess, more like a drummachine with a bunch of monophonic melody tracks....good for 'jack'-tracks and raw simple house tracks (Seaside Houz Boyz, Salamandos and stuff like that is all ESX)

the new Electribe opens up more interesting paths into melodic goes a littlebit deeper.

I also like that they got rid of the useless 'fake' tubes...I always found those rather fatuous.

It really sucks the new Electribe doesn't have a useable transpose function though...reallly really weird - I mean its not like a technical limit - its like at a design meeting in Japan they were: 'ok we got everything cool - lets f*ck a bit with the customers and delete the transpose function and replace it with pulsating LEDs in various colors so it looks like a tuned guido cruiser - the EDM crowd will love it they don't even know what transpose means so who gives a &#*#*$*$!"

but yeah what you going to do about it
Old 9th October 2017
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Yep seems like the Electribe Sampler is always destined to have at least one slightly gimmicky, not really useful feature. Thanks again for the insight.
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