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Korg M1

Post by Analogue Crazy » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:20 pm

I just scored a Korg M1 + flightcase and card for £65. I think i got a pretty sweet deal there. I sould get it this weekend with a bit of luck. I have been using the W-30 as my workstation for a year now and have decided to start using something which does not live on floppies. I have gone for the M1 because i love the sound of my Wavestation EX and want something with a late 80's/early 90's sound.

Anyone still using the M1?
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Post by bluedad » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:23 pm

sweet, that was an excellent deal! Congrats!
I use a Korg M3R, and have the M1 vst plug-in. I love it and all sounds from the 80's!

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Post by gcoudert » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:35 pm

I used to own one as well as a Wavestation SR (1992-1998) and I much preferred the latter. Polyphony was a bit limited but then I had less gear then, so it did matter. I found that the filter was so weak that you could still recognise whatever PCM sample you put through it. I miss my WS-SR but wouldn't consider buying an M1 again.

For the anecdote, I wanted an M1 so much at the time that I agreed to the following straight swap with a shop in Watford: the M1 with some broken keys and broken right-hand panel for my immaculate JX8P + PG800 + flightcase + equally immaculate DW8000 + flightcase + original manuals, Korg preset sound cassette, etc. I'll never forgive myself...

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Post by ERIC31 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:32 pm

Sounds like you got the killer deal there! :D
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Post by Analogue Crazy » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:35 pm

Yeah i can't wait to start making tracks with the M1.
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Post by ronP » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:35 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:I just scored a Korg M1 + flightcase and card for £65. I think i got a pretty sweet deal there. I sould get it this weekend with a bit of luck. I have been using the W-30 as my workstation for a year now and have decided to start using something which does not live on floppies. I have gone for the M1 because i love the sound of my Wavestation EX and want something with a late 80's/early 90's sound.

Anyone still using the M1?
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WoW! You can barely get a Portasound around here for that low a price!
Enjoy your treasure; the M1's 8-bit piano tone is a classic . . .


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Post by gunark » Thu May 01, 2008 12:15 am

That's a cracking deal - I coveted the M1 from when I used to sell them in Future Music (the shop not the mag) but could never afford one. May treat myself to an M3 (the original - stupid confusing Korg model numbers) one day.

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Shame bout the lack of res filters but as a breathy box it's great

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Post by Joey » Thu May 01, 2008 1:30 am

used to have the m1rex, great for some classic sounds, wasn't really my cup of tea, but definitely not a bad synth

nice deal on that man, you could sell it for 5 or 6 times that!
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Post by antilles » Thu May 01, 2008 11:25 am

Congrats! It's a great synth. Be sure to check out some of the many patches you can download from the net and yahoo group. You're gonna be supriced how great sounds you can actually create that doesn't sound typical M1.

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Thu May 01, 2008 7:34 pm

Im getting the M1 tomorrow. It will be here when i get in from college. I have been listening to sound examples and im very impressed. Can't wait to dive in and create some patches of my own.
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Post by portland » Fri May 02, 2008 4:11 am

I like the M1's sound a lot better than the wavestation, but nobody else seems to. Good luck, I think there are new sounds to come from the M1, if you ever want any.

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Post by iProg » Fri May 02, 2008 9:06 am

I use my EX extensively for those functions, as well as the JX-8P
I'm considering upgrading that to a SuperJX (JX10). So if any of you guys have a JX10 for sale, PM me.

I've had two gigs in two days with various projects and they both went well.
One of them is a band namned Cahuenga Blvd. which (as you may guess) plays very slick, westcoast music. For the gig I borrowed a Triton Extreme which they already had a the venue and I had some really nice piano sounds!

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Post by Cycom » Fri May 02, 2008 3:29 pm

iProg wrote:One of them is a band namned Cahuenga Blvd. which (as you may guess) plays very slick, westcoast music.
You need an Oberheim for that west coast sound, bro!
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Post by chowning87 » Sun May 04, 2008 11:33 pm

Thats an excellent deal you got on the M1.

I use the Legacy M1 plugin on just about everything I do. I find that it has quite a bit more on it then the origional such as the resonant filter and the combi insert effects.

Great Synth.

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Post by gs » Sun May 04, 2008 11:45 pm

The fretless bass sound in the M1 is a staple sound in many of my songs. I never heard a warmer, rounder, non-compressed bass in any other ROMpler (especially Rolands). Even M1 spinoffs like X and 01 series don't have this warmth.

After I sampled that sound it into my DSS1 I no longer needed it in the studio, and let a friend borrow it who really needs the M1 for its internal sequencer to write his own songs (he doesn't like to compose with a computer). He's very happy now, and it was a good use for the board.

I don't worry too much about letting him have it, as this synth is built like a tank, practically indestructible. 8)

Nice find for that price! I hear good condition M1's can fetch upwards of $450 US.
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