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korg m1R
info Country: Japan
Weight: 6 Kg
Dimensions: 430 (w) x 405 (h) x 88 (d) mm
audio demo trend price : 200€
manual schematic.zip factory patch demo video comments

KORG M1R (1988)
Music Workstation

 

KORG M1 rackmount version of the best-seller digital, workstation keeping same technical characteristics.

demo Hear historic universal choir preset

korg m1
korg m1r

info RACKMOUNT 2 standard rack units.
Main panel features a 16 x 40 display, 36 buttons and 1 encoder.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- Midi interface
- main signal out
- AUX analog out
- 2 pedal inputs assignable to program change, start-stop, bypass or cutoff

Front panel terminal connectors:
- headphones
- 2 card slots for expansion

 

 

edit TECH cpu NEC-V50 (part of 70216 family) manages 16 voices polyphony based on AI System subtractive synthesis - DAC is a Burr Brown PCM 54HP.

diagram

A basic M1/M1R patch is composed by 1 or 2 PCM (single/double) PCM samples with individual settings:

- pitch detune
- stereo panning
- volume gain
- PCM delay start





waves WAVETABLE
internal 4 Mb ROM contains 149 PCM waveforms at 16 bits resolution.
The wavetable is organized into 3 main categories:

wavetable - 75 PCM acoustic instruments e.g strings, violins, sax, piano
- 44 PCM percussions and chromatic drums
- 30 PCM DWGS* pre-calculated mathematically generated waves e.g additive harmonic, vocal formants andbasic waves like sine, sawtooth or pulse.
* DWGS were originally developed for model Korg DW-8000.





waves EX UPGRADE
and CARDS standard wavetable can be expanded to EX with further 4 Mb PCM, in this case the rackmount became M1EX (EX upgrade is factory native in successive "T" series).
Even more waveforms can be added using Korg M1 PCM cards or others AI2 compatible Korg systems like Korg M3r or Korg Wavestation. Here's the list of the official cards (card picture from ebay auctions) but there are plenty more from third-part :



Code Title Demo PIC
MSC-01S; MPC-01S Variety    
MSC-02S;  MPC-02S Synth 1 demo info
MSC-03S;  MPC-03S Drums 1 demo  
MSC-04S;  MPC-04S Orchestra demo  
MSC-05S;  MPC-05S Piano demo info
MSC-06S;  MPC-06S Fretted demo  
MSC-07S; MPC-07S Synth 2 demo info
MSC-08S; MPC-08S Percussion demo  
MSC-09S; MPC-09S Organ demo  
MSC-10S; MPC-10S Ethnic 1 demo  
MSC-11S; MPC-11S Brass demo  
MSC-12S; MPC-12S Synth 3 demo info
MSC-13S; MPC-13S Ethnic 2 demo  
MSC-14S; MPC-14S Sound Effects demo info
MSC-15S; MPC-15S Drums 2    
MSC-16S; MPC-16S Environment demo  
wavetable



organ card organ card

performance PERFORMANCE the M1R is a multitimbric module with special COMBI mode which manages up to 8 parts in the same time with individual parameter settings:

korg m1r spec - Midi channel assign
- volume mix
- semitone transpose
- pitch detune
- zone split
- velocity split
- damper on filter
- aftertouch assignable to pitch modulation, filter and amplitude
- scales one microtonal user-free slot + 4 ROM presets: equal temp 1-2 and pure major-minor.








filter FILTER
section is the VDF - Variable Digital Filter - is a non-resonant lowpass filter with Keytrack function.

vdf demo HEAR filter


 

adsr ENVELOPE up to 6 EGs:

vdf - VDA amplitude : OSC1 and OSC2 4 segments + 2 times
- VDF filter: OSC1 and OSC2 4 segments + 4 times
- Pitch EG: :OSC1 and OSC2 4 segments + 2 times


demo HEAR slow pad EG




lfo LFO there are 2 delayed and syncable modulators called MG (shapes: triangle, sawtooth up, sawtooth down and square) and 2 destinations:
- MG1: modulates OSC1-OSC2 pitch
- MG2: modulates filter VDF.

vdf demo HEAR LFO modulator





edit SEQUENCER works in both real-time or step notes mode (quantizing up to 1/48 resolution) and manages 8 tracks.

sequencer

2 sequenced tracks from famous Classic Amiga tro game:

demo HEAR sequenced "shadow of the beast*" p1
demo HEAR sequenced "shadow of the beast" p2



fx EFFECT
DSP manages double 16-bits sound processors combined in parallel or serial mode.
There are mainly 9 categories effects: reverb, delay, overdrive, equalizer, chorus, leslie, phase shifter, frequency exciter and flanger demo HEAR reverb



fx MIDI
limited CC# implementation but the exclusive systems is complete.




memroyMEMORY
:
RAM: 100 patches
RAM: 100 combi
RAM: 10 songs + 100 patterns 4400 notes (7700 reducing memory balancing between patch- combi).
TIP: Sounds can be saved using special MCR03 card.

battery

(LEFT ) Battery replacement: internal battery is a 3V lithium CR-2032 with holder, it is quite common and easy to replace.

- click for high res picture -



family EDIT:
there are several editors for M1/M1r :
- Emagic Soundiver (out of business)
- M1LibEd (shareware, old PC) - PIC
- M1 Manager (commercial, PC) - PIC
- Caged m1 (now free, Atari ST)- PIC
- Midiquest (commercial PC/MAC) PIC below

m1 eidtor

 

 

family Related M1R models:

related family

M1 61 keys keyboard version

M3R a slimmed m1 / m1 version with similar sound but different structure

 
korg t series T series upgraded to EX memory, some versions can also import samples.
T1 (EX) (88-notes weighted piano keyboard)
T2 (EX) (76-notes keyboard)
T3 (EX) (61-notes keyboard)
video
Korg M01D

M01D a m1 software for the handheld Cconsole from Nintendo

Also Korg IM1 for Apple IOS

video

video

 

 

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

free m1r samples LORE SAMPLE PACK

Kontakt sampleS

FREE a gift from polynominal.com
Other third-part samples:
- piano samples
-39 drum samples
dexed VST plugin KORG LEGACY collection virtual VST plugin, along with:
-MS20

-Polisyx
-Monopoly
-Wavestation
KORG LEGACY demo



 

demoAUDIO DEMO

demo favourite : universe lore classic
demo favourite : quite modern !
demo favourite : retro house
demo favourite : performance fx
demo favourite : sinereverb
demo favourite : precint bass
demo piano: pianobar
demo rhodes: plastic ep
demo organ: hammond b3
demo organ: pipe
demo string: pizzicato
demo brass: disco
demo celeste: plum me
demo celeste: magic stuff
demo bass: analog Sh101
demo bass: tb303
demo choir: relax
demo choir: chords
demo choir: another universe
demo choir: performance
demo synth: mystery
demo synth: high lfo
demo synth: delay pitch
demo synth: sequence filter
demo synth: crystal bell
demo synth: suspence
demo synth: whistle
demo synth: panning
demo synth: digital oldies
demo synth: choir DWGS
demo synth: bells and pads
demo synth: 8 bits
demo synth: vangelis
demo synth: syntbassy
demo pad: also modulation
demo pad: clockwork
demo pad: traditional
demo pad: hyper flanger
demo pad: with modulation
demo FX: flanger and delay feedback
demo FX: reverb square
demo percussion: anvil

 

video VIDEO SELECTION

m1r ATARI Notator with Korg M1R Korg M1 Workstation
demo with ATARI Notator Shadow of the beast M1 mix

 

 

Company: Korg
Model: M1r
Class: Synth Module
Unit: 2 rack space
Dates: 1988
Display: 16 x 40 dots
Synthesis: PCM rompler
Technology: AI System
ROM size: 4 MB
N.waves: 149 PCM
Resolution: 16 bits
Polyphony: 16 voices
Oscillator: 2 PCM
Multitimbric: 8 parts
Filter: digital low pass
LFO: 2 modulators
Envelope: 3 EGs / osc
Sequencer: 4 tracks

Memory: 100 slots
Midi: IN / OUT / THRU
CPU: NEC-V50
DAC: BB PCM54 HP
Demo: 42

 

manual
MANUAL

manual
SERVICE MANUAL

manual
FACTORY SET DOWNLOAD


reset

factory reset Just load the factory card MPC00P or EX. There is no ROM recall

OS ROM CHECK To know your M1r version just hold INT while turning on the module. The os is the number after the "#"

 

reset

DOWNLOAD
2000 free M1/M1R Sound collection patches

free korg m1r m1 patches

 


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M1R FOR SALE

korg m1r for sale
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isnide M1r main board Korg m1r close up

awardSPECIAL AWARDS:

solid solid
Solid as a tank Classic Digital



comment

REVIEW "Compact M1 version.
Classic digital sounds at bargain price."

manual manual
- Classic - limited filter
-cheap
- PCM are outdated
- bread'n butter - bulky
   


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