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Stupid Korg Z1 question

Post by vicd » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:06 pm

Ok, so the machine had all that MOSS and physical modelling and many more inside.

So the question: is there a General Midi bank of patches for Z1? Like, pianos and chromatic percussion done using one phys.model, organs with another, strings with "bowed string" one, then go the modelled brass/reed/flutes, guitars/bass with "plucked string" model; and then the synthi stuff, noises and FX made with analog modelling ? Not talking of drums on ch.10 yet...

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Re: Stupid Korg Z1 question

Post by calyx93 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:02 pm

No :)
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Re: Stupid Korg Z1 question

Post by guillermotin » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:13 pm

Unfortunately, no. The Z1 does not have the General Midi bank...

But, on the other hand, it's perfectly possible to program an entire bank of sounds and organize them in the same way as a General Midi would be. Only with a few drawbacks: 1) The Z1 can't do acoustic pianos at all - but can do many sorts of electric pianos and organs. 2) It also can't do percussion multisamples, like a drum kit, for example. The closest thing would be if you programmed each patch with a percussion sound using its engine, but I think that would be pointless...

Now, for the other sounds you mentioned - Strings, Brass, Reeds, Flutes and Fx - the Z1 would shine.

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