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Post by iProg » Mon May 05, 2008 1:00 pm

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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!
:D I sure do. I have a Matrix-1000 that I borrow sometimes, but I'm considering buying the Prophet 08. After summer! ;)

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Post by ERIC31 » Mon May 05, 2008 10:05 pm

If you decide you need some more sounds.....
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Post by bluedad » Tue May 06, 2008 11:56 am

I just got a sweet deal for an 01/Wfd Pro with case and a number of floppies for $200. Man, this thing is super heavy; I actually had to take it out of the case to carry it up the steps into my house because I couldn't handle the extra weight of the case, lol.
I know the sounds are redundant to my setup, but I primarily jumped on it because of the 88 keys and how pissed off I am at my MAudio Keystation Pro 88. The 01 will replace it in my band work, and now perhaps I'll just bring the M3r home to the studio.
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Post by crystalmsc » Wed May 07, 2008 9:38 am

that's a great deal. I believe that it's going to be a nice addition to the Wavestation.
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Post by Analogue Crazy » Wed May 07, 2008 11:34 am

Im really enjoying my M1. It allows me to turn my ideas into reality. I gigged it for the first time last night and my band was like 'is that an M1!'. Everyone fell in love with it and so did i.
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Post by gs » Fri May 09, 2008 9:04 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:Im really enjoying my M1. It allows me to turn my ideas into reality. I gigged it for the first time last night and my band was like 'is that an M1!'. Everyone fell in love with it and so did i.
The M1 for a long time was everybody's favorite "get you outta trouble" gigging synth. Solid, reliable, and full of character. Joe Zawinul was still gigging with his right up to his final days. Have fun! :wink:
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Post by killedaway » Fri May 09, 2008 10:08 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:Im really enjoying my M1. It allows me to turn my ideas into reality. I gigged it for the first time last night and my band was like 'is that an M1!'. Everyone fell in love with it and so did i.
hilarious. this sounds like an ad blurb.
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Post by MrFrodo » Fri May 09, 2008 10:13 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:Im really enjoying my M1. It allows me to turn my ideas into reality. I gigged it for the first time last night and my band was like 'is that an M1!'. Everyone fell in love with it and so did i.
Never owned an M1 myself, but as the owner of an 05rw (which sounds relatively similar), I congratulate you on the awesome deal.
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Post by aredj » Sat May 10, 2008 2:54 am

There's one going for $300 on my local craigslist... as well as a rack for $200
I'd snag one if I could justify it somehow... I just don't need anything else/dont have the space...

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Post by MrLovegrove » Wed May 14, 2008 12:10 pm

That's a great deal.

I always wanted an M1, and finally got one from eBay for about £120. I love it to bits - it simply sounds huge, and the patches have plenty of depth. Some of the patch buttons are a little easy to push out of place, but there you go.

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Post by Arpnutt » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:40 pm

gs wrote: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.
I agree. The fretless bass sound was the best. I miss my M1.

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Post by MrFrodo » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:11 pm

Canany of you confirm the relationship between the sound engine of the M1's sound engine to that of the X3/X5/05rw? (If not, my comments below are null and void.)

I've always thought of owning an M1, as well as the 01W and X3. If I had an M1, I'd want to make one modification if it were possible: the addition of portamento as a processing option. I enjoy its lead sounds, but I'd like them better with portamento. Other than taht, it doesn't surprise me that the M1 is still saught after.
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Post by gs » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:28 pm

MrFrodo wrote:Canany of you confirm the relationship between the sound engine of the M1's sound engine to that of the X3/X5/05rw? (If not, my comments below are null and void.)
After the M1 and the T Series, Korg moved on to "AI2" synthesis, which added a few things (such as waveshaping in the 01 series), and added more memory (and thus more samples) to ROM. However, they also dropped some of the original signature samples that made the M1 what it was. And newer samples were compressed to fit more into memory. As a result (IMO) the later AI2 synths lack the warmth and character of the original AI synths.

By the time of the X series, Korg ROMplers no longer had the kind of individuality they once did over current Yamaha and Roland product -- everything began to be based on that same General MIDI standard. This state of affairs got corrected eventually with the Trinity and Triton.
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Post by iProg » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:08 am

iProg wrote:
Cycom wrote:
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!
:D I sure do. I have a Matrix-1000 that I borrow sometimes, but I'm considering buying the Prophet 08. After summer! ;)
We will be gigging more with this west coast band this fall. Maybe one should get the Prophet...

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