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Korg 01W

 

 

 

korg 01w
info Country: Japan
Weight: 13 Kg
Dimensions: n/a
audio demo trend price : 200€
manual factory sounds demo video comments

Korg 01/W (1991)

 

Direct evolution from KORG M1 keyboard and T series: rompler-based with Interesting special WAVESHAPING technology.


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info KEYBOARD 61 keys Main panel features a 240 x 64 pixels display, 37 buttons and 1 data slider.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- main out
- aux out
- Midi interface
- 2 assignable pedalswitche inputs

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

 

edit SOUND Synthesizer based on a 16 bits NEC V50 (μPD70216) CPU manages 32 voices polyphony based on Korg AI2 synthesis with Burr Brown PCM55HP DAC.
A basic patch is composed 1 or 2 samples (oscillators) that can be set in 2 manners:
1- single: 1 oscillator per sound
2- double: 2 oscillators per sound.
Just a few oscillator parameters can be edited including: volume, tuning, panning and delay startwave.


oscillators




waveshaping WAVETABLE internal 6 MB ROM contains 255 PCM coded at 32 kHz wavetable including 3 kinds of samples categories:
- acoustic instruments
- FM sampled
- mathematically generated.


sample wavetable



waveshaping WAVESHAPER digital process changes the harmonics contents of a sample distorting it with 59 cycled waveforms waveshapes each with specific spectral harmonics. Waveshapes are not really editable except for the shaping envelope and the amount applied to the sample.
AUDIO EXAMPLE MP3 clip the wave sinewave starts with no waveshaper then processed with same EG through the 59 waveshapers one after one. Below how the waves changes.


waveshaper


oscillators
TECH :Years later waveshaping had been re-implemented on korg synthesizers including:

- Z1

- Prophecy
- Microkorg XL



keyboard PERFORMANCE system manages 8 combination parts and some individual parameters:
- Midi channel
- pitch detune
- transpose
- volume / pan
- split zone
- analog out.




fx LFO
3 digital modulators MGs:
1- MG1 modulates oscillator 1
2- MG2 modulates oscillator 2
3- MG3 modulates filter VDF cutoff (the MG VDF can be activated individually to OSC1 or OSC2).
Some extra LFO functions like delay start, note retrig, modulation by aftertouch and ajustable depth.
5 possible waveforms: triangle, saw-up, saw-down, square and random.




filter ENVELOPE
5 digital EGs:
- EG VDA 1 amplitude for oscillator 1: 4 segments EG + 3 times
- EG VDA 2 amplitude for oscillator 2: 4 segments EG + 3 times
- EG VDF filter: 4 segments EG + 3 time
- EG pitch: 3 segments model + 3 times.




filter FILTER
the VDF is a digital 2-poles lowpass filter, the emphasis Q emulation acts as resonance replacement (same as KORG M1) Extra Keytrack function for cutoff.


vdf


fx EFFECT double engine processors at 16 bits in serial or parallel mode.
This section offers 47 different effects such as reverb, delay, overdrive, EQ, chorus, rotary speaker and some combo of them.




sequencer SEQUENCER
workstation features 16 tracks recordable by real-time or step by step mode. Recording system handles various handy functions such as: OVERWITE, PUNCH IN, LOOP, OVERDUB, TRANSPOSE, FILTER EVENT, BOUNCE, COPY TRACK, VELOCITY MODIFY.
SYNC sequencer can be set to external or internal Midi clock in master or slave mode.


vdf



lfo EDITOR some computer-based editors for 01w 01W/FD and 01R/W:
- Midiquest (PC/MAC, commercial)
- Soundtower 01wEditPro (PC, commercial)
- Atari EMC editor (atari ST, ??)


korg 01w editor


fx MEMORY:
- 200 RAM patches
- 200 RAM combi
- 10 songs
- 7000 notes (48.000 on FD model)
RAM doubled using l RAM card Korg SRC-512.
TECH: RAM works with a CR-2032 battery in a holder.


fx MAINTENANCE there are 3 common issues I had with 01RW: WARNING: IC location may be different on keyboard 01!

1-after some years the screen may disappear as well as sound generation. S some bad capacitors leak inside creating corrosion around tracks, some luck there is no custom KORG IC around, I had to replace these: C85, C29 and C30, C102, C103 and C130.
It seems that NOT all series suffer from this problem

2- display backlight: after many years the LCD fades out you have to replace the E-foil, quite easy to do requiring some basic soldering skills.

3- Fd drive may not work, try cleaning the heads with proper liquid solution.

capacitors

 

korg 01rw internal


fx 01 FAMILY RELATED MODELS :

01w family

01 FAMILY ALL MODELS:

-01/RW –rackmount version


-01/Wpro – 76 keys version with drive and an extra piano wavetable


-01/WproX – 88 versions weighted, drive and special piano wavetable. 10 Mb with some extra sampled piano and more drum PCM waveforms


korg 03rw for sale

Korg 03rw is the little brother, compact. It misses the Waveshaper feature.

 

 

effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION free and commercial samples set:

  name price link demo
EFM Oddse FREE soundfont FREE sample
pack
(needs register)
vst dxi poly 800 plugin


demoAUDIO DEMO

demo Song: full 01 with overdub
demo Song: factory1
demo Song: factory2
demo Song: factory3
demo Song: factory4
demo Song: factory5
demo favourite: 01 choir
demo favourite: 01 deep
demo favourite: bells
demo favourite: string pad
demo favourite: LFO bright
demo piano: reverb
demo piano: pan
demo EP: tines dx
demo EP: wurlirhodes
demo Organ: brake
demo Organ: clickpercussion B3
demo Organ: baviera
demo Organ: old transistor
demo Vintage: old OBX
demo Vintage: Minimoog D
demo Bass : acoustic
demo Harp: delicate pan
demo Guitar: Ultima V ballad
demo Choir: aftertouch
demo Choir: a bit mellotron
demo Strings: synthetics
demo Strings: chords
demo Pad: tremolo
demo Pad: ambient
demo Pad: resonance
demo Pad: M1 Lore
demo Pad: vector
demo Pad: magic
demo Pad: panning
demo Pad: easy
demo Pad: progression
demo Pad: drama sweep
demo Pad: relax sweep
demo Synth: arpeggio bells
demo Synth: PPG
demo Synth: simple square
demo Synth: mistery
demo Synth: resonance test
demo Synth: digital 1
demo Synth: digital 2
demo Synth: another mistery
demo Synth: phaser fx
demo Drum: standard kit
demo Drum: tr808 kit
demo Drum: industrial kit
demo Drum: taiko
demo Drum: percussion
demo FX : com
demo FX: modulation
demo FX: random computer
demo FX: abyss
demo FX: looped
demo FX: drain pipe
demo FX: flangered
demo FX: movie bend
demo FX: waveshaper
demo FX: tigers
demo FX: space o trip
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effet Soundcloud 01w


demo1 demo2 demo3

video VIDEO CLIP SELECTION

various sounds patch Romancing
various sounds patch soundscapes

mp3 demp

 




manual
KORG 01W USER MANUAL

 

 

 


factory patch load
01W FACTORY PATCHES

 

 

 




factory patch load
01 RW SERVICE MANUAL



01 W FACTORY RESET

Turn off your 01
2 Press and hold the COMPARE and RESET
3 Turn on your 01
4 Continue holding COMPARE and RESET down.
5 Release the buttons

reset

 



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motherboard korg 01 w display Korg KLM ram


manual

- m1 relative
- waveshaping

manual

- some PCM
-edit
- common hardware issues

comment

REVIEW: "A super M1 bread n butter stuff and some nice synths. It may be interesting for special waveshapes and for A LOT of nice digital pads!"

 
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