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Korg M1 Music Workstation

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1988 ushered in a new era for Korg with release of the M1 Musicworkstation. The new digital instrument introduced Korg's AI synthesis that uses high quality sampled PCM waveforms for it's oscillators and processed digitally through the M1's synthesis engine.

Considered by Korg to be the first workstation type of instrument where it kept everything completely self contained with it's own built in sounds and effects while also able to connect outside itself through MIDI.

M1 sounds featured 16 voices in single mode and 8 voices in double mode. It also has Combination mode which allows the user to play up to 8 single programas layered or split across it's 61 key keyboard.

The high quality digital PCM samples offer a variety of acoustic, synthesizer, and drum/percussion sounds. It also has a wide variety of onboard effects with 2 effects blocks. the instrument also features 2 expansion slots using Korg's proprietary ram and rom cards. 1 slot for sample rom expansion and the other for program/combination expansion for up to an extra 100 each. The sequencer offered up to 77,000 events but was reduced to 44,000 when the memory is allocated to 100 programs/combinations. The keybed was the same as that of the popular DX7 was velocity sensitive, has aftertouch, and, featured Korg's prominent X/Y joystick.


Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM
Oscillators: 2
ROM Size: 4MB
Envelope Notes::
1 VDA Variable Digital Amplifier
3 ADSR envelope generators
Filter Notes:
1 non resonant VDF low pass filter
LFO Notes::
2 LFO's
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 16
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 100
Multipatches RAM: 100
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
2 system digital multi-effects
77,000 event sequencer
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Semi-weighted, Plastic
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 240
Display Count V: 64
Dimensions (WxDxH): w 1058mm H 110mm D 356mm
Weight: 13.5kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Power: 11w
Year Released: 1988
Year Discontinued: 1995
Used By
Klaus Schulze, Mike Oldfield, Rick Wakeman, Joe Zawinul, Jon Johnson
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] everything2.com
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MSRP List Price: $1,999.99 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,799.99 - convert
Used Price: $600 - convert

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