Loading custom samples

Probably the most hated feature of Electribe ER-1 is those four boring samples. Everybody has complained about them and the permanent nature of those. Actually, the samples are stored in Flash memory so there’s nothing sacred about them and it was simply a choice of the designers to make them look permanent.  Electribe Shaman Firmware …

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Transmitting MIDI Continuous Controller (CC) messages

If a 1st generation Electribe can be made to receive CC messages, it can be made to transmit them as well, right? Sure. However, unlike reception, transmission is only possible for either CC or NRPN, and not for both at the same time. To maintain compatibility with stock Electribes this is made possible with addition …

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Receiving MIDI Continuous Controller (CC) messages

A stock first generation Electribe can transmit and receive only a few MIDI Continuous Control (CC) messages. The knobs and buttons on the control panel generate NRPN messages instead and the same applies to controlling an Elecetribe with an external controller or DAW. So what’s wrong with NRPN? Well, nothing and everything. NRPN enables a …

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