Electribe ER-1 and Beatstep

Control the Korg Electribe ER-1 from the Arturia Beatstep.

Configuration

Connect the Beatstep MIDI Out to the ER-1 MIDI In.

The ER-1 receives on MIDI channel 10, so set the Beatstep Global Channel to 10 in the MIDI Control Center:

Selecting a pattern using a Beatstep pad

Set Mode to Patch Change, Channel to Global, Bank MSB to 0.

Set Program Number and Bank LSB for the corresponding pattern:

ER-1 Pattern Program Number Bank LSB
A01 0 0
A02 1 0
A03 2 0
A04 3 0
A05 4 0
A06 5 0
A07 6 0
A08 7 0
A09 8 0
A10 9 0
A11 10 0
A12 11 0
A13 12 0
A14 13 0
A15 14 0
A16 15 0
A17 16 0
A18 17 0
A19 18 0
A20 19 0
A21 20 0
A22 21 0
A23 22 0
A24 23 0
A25 24 0
A26 25 0
A27 26 0
A28 27 0
A29 28 0
A30 29 0
A31 30 0
A32 31 0
A33 32 0
A34 33 0
A35 34 0
A36 35 0
A37 36 0
A38 37 0
A39 38 0
A40 39 0
A41 40 0
A42 41 0
A43 42 0
A44 43 0
A45 44 0
A46 45 0
A47 46 0
A48 47 0
A49 48 0
A50 49 0
A51 50 0
A52 51 0
A53 52 0
A54 53 0
A55 54 0
A56 55 0
A57 56 0
A58 57 0
A59 58 0
A60 59 0
A61 60 0
A62 61 0
A63 62 0
A64 63 0
B01 64 0
B02 65 0
B03 66 0
B04 67 0
B05 68 0
B06 69 0
B07 70 0
B08 71 0
B09 72 0
B10 73 0
B11 74 0
B12 75 0
B13 76 0
B14 77 0
B15 78 0
B16 79 0
B17 80 0
B18 81 0
B19 82 0
B20 83 0
B21 84 0
B22 85 0
B23 86 0
B24 87 0
B25 88 0
B26 89 0
B27 90 0
B28 91 0
B29 92 0
B30 93 0
B31 94 0
B32 95 0
B33 96 0
B34 97 0
B35 98 0
B36 99 0
B37 100 0
B38 101 0
B39 102 0
B40 103 0
B41 104 0
B42 105 0
B43 106 0
B44 107 0
B45 108 0
B46 109 0
B47 110 0
B48 111 0
B49 112 0
B50 113 0
B51 114 0
B52 115 0
B53 116 0
B54 117 0
B55 118 0
B56 119 0
B57 120 0
B58 121 0
B59 122 0
B60 123 0
B61 124 0
B62 125 0
B63 126 0
B64 127 0
C01 0 1
C02 1 1
C03 2 1
C04 3 1
C05 4 1
C06 5 1
C07 6 1
C08 7 1
C09 8 1
C10 9 1
C11 10 1
C12 11 1
C13 12 1
C14 13 1
C15 14 1
C16 15 1
C17 16 1
C18 17 1
C19 18 1
C20 19 1
C21 20 1
C22 21 1
C23 22 1
C24 23 1
C25 24 1
C26 25 1
C27 26 1
C28 27 1
C29 28 1
C30 29 1
C31 30 1
C32 31 1
C33 32 1
C34 33 1
C35 34 1
C36 35 1
C37 36 1
C38 37 1
C39 38 1
C40 39 1
C41 40 1
C42 41 1
C43 42 1
C44 43 1
C45 44 1
C46 45 1
C47 46 1
C48 47 1
C49 48 1
C50 49 1
C51 50 1
C52 51 1
C53 52 1
C54 53 1
C55 54 1
C56 55 1
C57 56 1
C58 57 1
C59 58 1
C60 59 1
C61 60 1
C62 61 1
C63 62 1
C64 63 1
D01 64 1
D02 65 1
D03 66 1
D04 67 1
D05 68 1
D06 69 1
D07 70 1
D08 71 1
D09 72 1
D10 73 1
D11 74 1
D12 75 1
D13 76 1
D14 77 1
D15 78 1
D16 79 1
D17 80 1
D18 81 1
D19 82 1
D20 83 1
D21 84 1
D22 85 1
D23 86 1
D24 87 1
D25 88 1
D26 89 1
D27 90 1
D28 91 1
D29 92 1
D30 93 1
D31 94 1
D32 95 1
D33 96 1
D34 97 1
D35 98 1
D36 99 1
D37 100 1
D38 101 1
D39 102 1
D40 103 1
D41 104 1
D42 105 1
D43 106 1
D44 107 1
D45 108 1
D46 109 1
D47 110 1
D48 111 1
D49 112 1
D50 113 1
D51 114 1
D52 115 1
D53 116 1
D54 117 1
D55 118 1
D56 119 1
D57 120 1
D58 121 1
D59 122 1
D60 123 1
D61 124 1
D62 125 1
D63 126 1
D64 127 1

Controlling a parameter using a Beatstep knob

Set Mode to NRPN/RPN, Option to NRPN, Channel to Global, Data Entry to Coarse, Bank MSB to 2.

Set Bank LSB for the corresponding parameter:

Wave1) Pitch Mod Depth Mod Speed Mod Type2) Decay Level Pan Low Boost Motion Seq3)
Perc. Synth 1 3 2 6 5 4 8 7 1 0 9
Perc. Synth 2 13 12 16 15 14 18 17 11 10 19
Perc. Synth 3 23 22 26 25 24 28 27 21 20 29
Perc. Synth 4 33 32 36 35 34 38 37 31 30 39
Audio In 1 88 87 81 80 89
Audio In 2 98 97 91 90 99
Hi-Hat Close 42 48 47 41 40 49
Hi-Hat Open 52 58 57 51 50 59
Crash 62 68 67 61 60 69
H. Clap 72 78 77 71 70 79
Accent 106

Example: in the screenshot above, the Beatstep knob will control the Pitch parameter of Perc. Synth 1.

Bank LSB for the global parameters:

Delay Type 4) Delay Depth Delay Time Ring Mod 15) Ring Mod 26)
107 100 101 102 103

Syncing the ER-1 with the Beatstep

On the ER-1:

  • press the GLOBAL button
  • select Clock
  • Change the value to EXT

Play/Stop on the Beatstep will now also start/stop the ER-1.

Demo

Reference

1) reacts to only 0 (sine wave) and 127 (saw wave). A pad is more convenient for that parameter.
2) reacts to only 0 (saw), 1 (square), 2 (triangle), 3 (sample and hold), 4 (noise) and 5 (envelope).
3) reacts to only 0 (off), 1 (Smooth) and 2 (Trig Hold).
4) reacts to only 0 (off), 1 (Motion Seq) and 2 (Tempo Delay).
5) , 6) reacts to only 0 (off) and 127 (on). A pad is more convenient for that parameter.

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