Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

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Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by Zmeinogorsk » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:35 am

Looking to go for a late 80s dark synth / industrial vibe. All my synths are analog, and I want something with more of a digital bite. With the death of my DW-8000 my search continues on. Not really jazzed on the overused "Atmosphere" pad...but what do you all think? Is editing patches someone straight forward?

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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by Alex E » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:37 am

Personally, I'd buy another DW-8000.
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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:50 am

Do you consider the Seinfeld theme dark/industrial? Cause that's what the M1 sound like. ;)

I'd be looking at an SY77/SY99 instead personally.

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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by Jabberwalky » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:57 am

When I think digital industrial, I think of Revolting Cocks. I guess you could use the M1 for some of that stuff.

It's mostly how you sequence it. [youtube][/youtube]

Pretty sure they used the bass sound from the Kawai R50 a lot too.

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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by xparis001 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:07 am

Im pretty sure Wolfsheim's first album is a lot of M1, so if you like that...

you could also consider a wavestation. think Wumpscut's "Bunkertor 7" album.

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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by Zmeinogorsk » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:28 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:Do you consider the Seinfeld theme dark/industrial? Cause that's what the M1 sound like. ;)

I'd be looking at an SY77/SY99 instead personally.
Haha, yeah, that IS the slap bass Seinfeld patch isn't it. Heh.

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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by Zmeinogorsk » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:28 am

Jabberwalky wrote:When I think digital industrial, I think of Revolting Cocks. I guess you could use the M1 for some of that stuff.
Pretty sure they used the bass sound from the Kawai R50 a lot too.
Absolutely love me some RevCo. Those farty basslines.

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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by madtheory » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:37 am

All that late eigthies industrial uses samplers and ROMplers a lot. And back in the day there was an excellent local act that used M1 and Emu Proteus.

So yes.

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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by Jabberwalky » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:33 pm

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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by clubbedtodeath » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:18 pm

What is digital bite? Is it like analogue bite, but less discrete?

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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by madtheory » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:46 am

Jabberwalky wrote:Image
Mmm, pretty. Thanks, made my day :D

Actually Zmeinogorsk, how do you feel about the DW waveforms in the M1? Any mileage in those without resonance on the filter?

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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by baz99 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:08 pm

The E-mu UltraProteus and the Morpheus are perfect for darker 'industrial' sounds.




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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by tom Cadillac » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:50 am

I'm on my second DW8000 - they are not well built - but still plenty cheap.

My other suggestion is the emu audity 2000 - cheap rack. This is filled with sick dark sounds.
I used it on a project - X Stendell (on bandcamp) if you want to check it out.

The audity is so cheap that it'd be well worth just getting to explore it.
Its probably the last thing emu made??? has useful knobs for editing on the front panel - doubt you'll find anything darker. :)
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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by gs » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:52 pm

I couldn't tell you whether or not the Korg M1 is good for dark/industrial stuff... but, if you have one and want to sell it for good $$, the biggest users of M1 on the planet right now are Tejano musicians from around the Texas/Mexican border (both sides). They LOVE the M1 to death, and will pay upwards of $800+ for one. I had the M1 for a few years and liked it... but after I got my much more capable Z1, it was time to let the M1 go... Bought it for $350 in 2003 and sold it for $850 in 2010 to a Tejano musician. No regrets. Nice machine, enjoyed it while I had it, and made $500 profit to boot. No complaints here.
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Re: Would the Korg M1 be a decent synth for darker music?

Post by Zmeinogorsk » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:39 pm

Thanks everyone for the feedback. My deal for a local M1 has since fallen through since I started this thread, so the hunt for a suitable synth continues. Now if only the DW-8000s didn't keep on dying on me...two in five years, not a good track record.

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