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Korg M1R Musicworkstation

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    In 1988 Korg released the M1R Musicworkstation rackmount synthesizer. It featured everything from the M1 Musicworkstation minus the keyboard.The expansion slots were similar however the M1R uses the M1R-EX package over the M1's M1-EX edition.

    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.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: ROM
    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 voices
    Timbrality: 8
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patches RAM: 100
    Multipatches RAM: 100
    Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
    Editing: MIDI
    2 multi-effects
    77,000 event sequencer
    Case: Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 2U
    Controls: Aftertouch, Breath
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 240
    Display Count V: 64
    Dimensions (WxDxH): W 430 mm D 405 mm H 88 mm
    Weight: 5.9kg
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 6
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 11w
    Year Released: 1988
    Year Discontinued: 1995
    Used By
    Klaus Schulze, Rick Wakeman, Mike Oldfield
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] soundprogramming.net
    Editors & Software:
    MSRP List Price: $1,799 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $1,599 - convert
    Used Price: $250-500 - convert
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