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☒ Korg  01/W (1991)

Sample pack is for kontakts (free or 5+)
🎧 Format: 16 bits/ 44 kHz
βœͺ two sets  2 X 10 patches + Drums kits
🎁 Price: FREE! 

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β–“ 90 canvas texture β–“
β–“ primitive PCM β–“  

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01w SOUND LIST:

SET1
90 bass
africa
evil pad
korgh pad
mystery90
new age pad
pad night
piano ugly
pipe organ
Split string
+ 5 drum kits

SET2
Analog bass
Choir 90
cinema brass
horror movie
LA synthesizer
O1 choir
organ ham
pad preset
resonant pad
texture90 


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

β–  SOUND Synthesizer based on a 16 bits NEC V50 (ΞΌPD70216) 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.

β–  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. 

β– 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.
:Years later waveshaping had been re-implemented on korg synthesizers including:
- Z1, Prophecy and Microkorg XL

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

β– 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. 

β– 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. 

β–  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.

β– 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.

β– 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. 

β– 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.

β– Brand: KORG
Model: 01w
Type:  PCM samples with waveshaping
Made In :Japan
Date Produced: 1991
KEYBOARD 61 keys Main panel features a 240 x 64 pixels display, 37 buttons and 1 data slider.

β– Connectors:
- main out
- aux out
- Midi interface
- 2 assignable pedalswitche inputs

β– Number of Pads: 8
Polyphony: 28 notes
Preset Drumkits: 25
User Drumkits: 5
Sounds: 84 patches

β–  Dimensions 1059.5 mm x 344 mm x 115.5 mm
Weight 13 kg  

β–  USER MANUAL DOWNLOAD
β–  SERVICE MANUAL 

β–  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

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

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.

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