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Korg O1W

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The 01/W synthesis engine is based on Korg's own AI2 sample + synthesis design. AI2 was so successful that most later Korg synths in the 90's were also based on the new synthesis method. The 01/W is by no means difficult to program. There is a Quick Edit feature where you can adjust the parameters to the sounds you want by using eight soft buttons. That included octave, wave-shaping intensity, filter EG, VDA level, attack, release and effects level. Like the M1, the 01/W lets you layer up to eight Programs simultaneously to create a powerful Combination. Even without getting into the editing interface, the ability to layer any of the 200 programs together means you can create many diverse and interesting sounds.

Another big feature of the 01/W is its internal sequencer. Combining ease of use with powerful editing features such as copy, paste, move, overdub and punch-in & out recording, it is possible to create complex and highly professional sounding music all in one box without the need for a computer-based solution. The sequencer also works well in a master keyboard situation so that you can select channels to control external tone generators as well as the 01/W's internal sounds.

Soon after Korg addressed user dissatisfaction of lack of memory and storage by releasing the O1Wfd which included an onboard floppy drive. All keyboards feature Velocity, Aftertouch, Multi, Layer, Split modes.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: ROM
ROM Size: 48MB
ROM Resolution: 16 bit
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
LFO: 2
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 32
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 200
Multipatches RAM: 200
Storage: Tape, Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
2 Onboard digital effects processors 47 effects with variations
16 tracks, 16 instruments, 48,000 notes (FD & Pro version) or 7,000 notes (01/W), 100 patterns, 10 songs. Realtime and Step-editor
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Faders, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pedal - Patch Change, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Count H: 240
Display Count V: 64
Dimensions (WxDxH): 01/W-O1Wfd-Width 41.8" Depth-13.6"Height-4.6"
Weight: 29.8 lbs
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 6
DAC Bits: 16
Power: 20w
Year Released: 1991
Year Discontinued: 1995
Used By
Jerome Froese,Rick Wakeman, Tony Banks, Keith Emerson, Phil Collins, Jan Hammer, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Greg Phillanganes, Rod Argent, Dave Stewart, Patrick Moraz, Moby, Eddie Jobson, Chuck Leavell, T Lavitz, Tom Coster, and Peter Gabriel.

Product Links
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MSRP List Price: $2,400 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,999 - convert
Used Price: $500 - $600 - convert

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