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korg m3r

info Country: Japan
Weight: 5 Kg
Dimensions: 430 (w) x 405 (h) x 88 (d) mm
audio demo trend price : 80€
manual demo video comments

Korg M3R
AI synthesis Module (1989)

 

Rackmount sample-player module

A slimmed-down Korg M1 workstation version featuring less waveforms and a simpler voice architecture.

ai synthesis module
tech

info RACKMOUNT main panel features a 16 X 2 lines display a knob for volume and 8 buttons.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- Midi interface
- main signal out
- AUX analog out assignable
- a 8-pins connector called "REMOTE" for external programmer model Korg RE-1.

Front panel terminal connectors:
- headphones out
- 2 card slots for PCM and data cards.




edit TECH
main core is a 8 bits NEC D70320 manages up to 16 voices polyphony, relative M3R DAC is a Burr Brown PCM54HP.

m3r editor

STRUCTURE a basic R patch is composed by 1 sample PCM at 16 bits based on AI SYNTHESIS with some edit parameters:
- octave range: between 4' / '8' / 16'
- volumegain setting.
- stereo panning
- delay start
- monophonic mode.




edit PCM WAVETABLE the internal 3 MB ROM is organized in 3 wave categories:

m3r editor - 45 PCM: percussives
- 80 PCM: acoustic instruments.
- 9 DWGS: mathematically pre-calculated PCM derived from classic hybrid analog-digital Korg DW8000.





edit
EXPANSION the wavetable can be expanded using some cards usually set of PCM+DATA:
HINT: M3R and M1/m1r PCM cards are compatible, but not the DATA ones.


cards m3r

ID n card name Publisher pic demo
RPC-00p 1 Preset factory Korg    
RPC-12 1 World Omnibus Korg pic  
RPC-13 1 Bun May Korg pic  
RSC-01S 2 Variety Korg    
RSC-02S 2 Synth 1 Korg pic demo
RSC-03S 2 Drums 1 Korg pic  
RSC-04S 2 Orchestra Korg pic demo
RSC-05S 2 Piano Korg pic  
RSC-06S 2 Fretted Korg pic demo
RSC-07S 2 Synth 2
Korg    
RSC-08S 2 Percussion Korg pic  
RSC-09S 2 Organ Korg pic  
RSC-10S 2 Ethnic 1 Korg    
RSC-11S 2 Brass Korg pic  
RSC-12S 2 Synth 3 Korg    
RSC-13S 2 Ethnic 2 Korg    
RSC-14S 2 Sound Effects Korg    
RSC-15S 2 Drums 2 Korg    
RSC-16S 2 Environment Korg    
M-301 1 / Valhala pic  
M-302 1 / Valhala pic  
M-303 1 / Valhala    
M-304 1 / Valhala pic  
M-103 1 / Valhala pic  
VC-1 1 / Voice Crystal pic  

 

 

editPERFORMANCE the combination mode manages the 16 voices polyphony up to 8 parts with individual settings:
- Midi channel
- keyboard zone assignment
- semitone transpose
- volume / panning
- pitch tuning
- damp amount
- aftertouch can be routed to: pitch, LFO1-2, filter or amplitude.


tech


 

edit FILTER is the VDF a simple non-resonant low-pass model.


VDF

 

edit LFO up to 2 delayed modulators MG (4 shapes: triangle, saw-up, saw-down and square) with variable depth and retrigger option mode:
- LFO 1: to pitch
- LFO 2: to filter.

LFo


edit ENVELOPE 3 EGs:
- EG OSC VDA: 4 segments + 3 times
- EG OSC VDF: 4 segments + 4 times
- EG OSC pitch EG: 3 segments + 3 times



edit EFFECTS double engines that can be chained in serial or parallel mode.
Effect list: equalizer, reverb (x9) delay (x2), chorus (x2), flanger (x2), tremolo (x2), phaser (x2), frequency exciter and ovedrive.





edit EDIT here's a list of computer-based softwares for external edit:
- Midiquest (pc/mac commercial)
- Soundiver (pc/mac out of business)
- M3LibEd (pc)
- CLAB m1-3 manager (Atari st)
- big noise (Atari st) PIC


m3r editor



edit MEMORY:
- 100 programs
- 100 combinations
RAM doubled when using MCR-03 memory cards.

korg m3r repair

LEFT BATTERY REPLACEMENT: a simple CR2032 in a simple holder, just open the rack, locate the holder then replace it with a fresh one. Then you have to reload your sounds: the factory patch set can be recalled anytime just follow the simple keystroke procedure described HERE


-click for bigger pic-

 


edit RELATED FAMILY:

korg re1 M1 / M1r famous bugger brother: more power:double oscillator structure and sounds, also definitely easier to edit.
korg re1 RE-1 is an optional programmer that enhances the edit process- recommended. Korg RE-1 still quite cheap around, but it simply cannot access deep programming VIDEO

 

 

demoVST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION no official M3r plugin nor samples resource

  name price
free m3r samples FREE "LORE" sample FREE ! a gift from US


 

demo AUDIO DEMO

demo sad rhodes
demo fusion synth
demo m1 choir lore-like
demo eerie pad
demo Hammond B3 card
demo harpsichord
demo pipe organ
demo ghost pad
demo factory demo 1
demo factory demo 2 (piano)
demo factory demo 3 (jazz)
demo factory demo 4


video VIDEO SELECTION

Korg M3R demo Korg M3R RSC-2S Synth1 Card Set and Demo Korg M3R RSC-4S Orchestra Card
Korg M3R demo Korg M3R RSC-2S Synth1 Korg M3R RSC-4S Orchestra Card

 

Company: Korg
Model: M3R
Class: Module
Dates: 1989
Display: 16 x 2 LCD
Synthesis: PCM rompler
Synthesis: Korg AI
Resolution: 16 bits
ROM size: 3 MB
Polyphony: 16 voices
Multitimbric: 8 parts
Oscillator: 1 sample PCM
Filter: Digital Low pass
LFO: 2 modulators
Envelope: 3 EGs
Memory: 100 slots
Effects: 22 fx
CPU: NEC D70320
DAC: BB PCM54HP
Demo: 12

 

manual
MANUAL

 

edit

DOWNLOAD 2000 free M3r patches !

free korg m3r patches



edit

M3R OS check

Turn on the MR3 and keep hold EDIT + GLOBAL

B - Korg M3r FACTORY RESET EDIT, GLOBAL, go to page 5, RELOAD PRESET, OK

 


manual
-SERVICE MANUAL / SCHEMATICS
-EPROM OS DUMP

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m3r artwork
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artwork 2
adsrm3r artwork 2

korg m3r scan
adsr original advert

 

 


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comment

REVIEW "A pleasant and different taste of a M1. If you love those 90' pads and acoustic sounds that's a great buy: digital machines are now so affordable"

manual manual
-M1 like sounds - poor edit interface
-cheap
- 1 osc per voice structure


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