The Korg M1 list – Oct. 1995

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From: 102454.250@compuserve.com
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 1995 16:21:01 -0400
Subject: M1 soundsharing

Wow, that m1 banker is quite a utility. it works great.
anyone out there interested in sharing or trading m1 sounds.
the m1banker makes it so easy.i live in a very small town
outside of toronto and and m1 sounds and cards are mega hard
to track down, mail order from the states seems to be the best place
to obtain m1 cards. but this could be easier.
anyone interested?
Dr Evil Studio’s

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Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 08:54:45 +0100
From: peter@enterprise.iht.rwth-aachen.de (Peter Wypich)
Subject: Re: M3R user

Michael Ryan MacMillan wrote:

> Im sorry, but I have an M1, not an M3R.  I don’t think the sounds
> are compatible, but if they are , let me know.  It will be a little
> while until I can send stuff like that, because I still need a midi
> interface.

The sounds are not compatible :-((
Sorry.

Thanx and Greetings

Peter

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 06:25:26 -0400
Subject: Korg USA e-mail address

Hi y’all!
Here’s Korg US’s e-mail addresses, taken from a recent post on
alt.music.synth…
literature@korgusa.com         (Proview – Korg’s catalogue)
product_support@korgusa.com
press_info@korgusa.com         (Press releases)

Here’s their snail-mail address:
89 Frost St., Westbury NY 11590   (516)333-9100  fax: (516)333-9108

– —> If anybody knows a CANADIAN e-mail address please forward. Thx <—

BTW, I have other manufacturer’s address if you want them.  Just let me
know which one.  I don’t have address of the poster of the list, though.

– – David

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Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 07:51:32 -0400
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M3R user

Peter Wypich on 10/2/95, in “Re: M3R user”:
>Michael Ryan MacMillan wrote:
>
>> Im sorry, but I have an M1, not an M3R.  I don’t think the sounds
>> are compatible, but if they are , let me know.  It will be a little
>> while until I can send stuff like that, because I still need a midi
>> interface.
>
>The sounds are not compatible :-((
>Sorry.
>
>Thanx and Greetings
>Peter

I think that Edit One can convert between the two. What is the difference
between the M1 and the M3?

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noise
noise @io.org

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Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 16:50:58 +0100
From: peter@enterprise.iht.rwth-aachen.de (Peter Wypich)
Subject: Re: M3R user

Hi!

>>Michael Ryan MacMillan wrote:
>>
>>> Im sorry, but I have an M1, not an M3R.  I don’t think the sounds
>>> are compatible, but if they are , let me know.  It will be a little
>>> while until I can send stuff like that, because I still need a midi
>>> interface.
>>
>>The sounds are not compatible :-((
>>Sorry.
>>
>>Thanx and Greetings
>>Peter

>I think that Edit One can convert between the two. What is the difference
>between the M1 and the M3?

One program of the M1 can acces one or two oscillators, one program of the
M3R can acces only one oscillator.
You can play the M1 in program or combi mode, M3R will be played only in combi mode.

I don’t know any editor, can convert M1 sounds to M3R (I’m atari st user).
If you have one, can convert the data – email me a converted bank (uuencoded),
and I’ll try to send it into my M3R.

Greetings, Peter

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Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 13:01:20 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: KORG M1: battery-replacement

>To: jsexton@gate.net (John Sexton)
>Subject: Re: KORG M1: battery-replacement
>Reply-To: joa@cs.uit.no
>Return-Receipt-To: joa@cs.uit.no
>Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 14:03:56 MET
>From: Jo Asplin <joa@cs.uit.no>

The following is a forwarded message I recieved from an M1 user who saw my
webpage and wanted to share their experience with changing the M1’s battery.
Since this topic has come when discussing the FAQ I wanted to pass it along
to the list.

>> On 5 Sep 1995 07:13:53 GMT, you wrote:
>
>I replaced the battery the other day. It was a fairly easy task. First I bought
>the battery, a CR 2032 (3 volts), from a regular electronics store. Then I
>placed the M1 upside down (with main power off!) and removed the bottom-plate.
>Then I removed the motherboard (the large one in the middle). (Strictly
>speaking, I didn’t remove it completely, since some wires were still connecting
>it to the synth.) The battery-housing (with the battery inside) is fixed to the
>inside of the motherboard, so I had to tilt the motherboard upwards in order to
>access the battery. After some trial-and-error, I found out that I had to push
>the battery down while pulling it out of the housing. Obviously, I applied the
>opposite procedure for inserting the new battery in the housing. Then I put on
>the motherboard (carefully, so that everything fit) and finally the backplate.
>
>Hope this helps!
>
>–Jo
>
>
>| Jo Asplin                 | Phone: 776 44034                 |
>| Dept. of Computer Science | Fax:   776 44580                 |
>| University of Tromsø      | Email: joa@cs.uit.no             |
>| 9037 TROMSØ, NORWAY       | WWW:   http://www.cs.uit.no/~joa |
>
>
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J O H N  S E X T O N
jsexton@gate.net
http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/index.htm
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Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 10:41:50 -0700
From: pgaray@direct.ca (Paul J. Garay)
Subject: Re: Korg USA e-mail address

>Hi y’all!
>  Here’s Korg US’s e-mail addresses, taken from a recent post on
>alt.music.synth…
>    literature@korgusa.com         (Proview – Korg’s catalogue)
>    product_support@korgusa.com
>    press_info@korgusa.com         (Press releases)
>
>Here’s their snail-mail address:
>    89 Frost St., Westbury NY 11590   (516)333-9100  fax: (516)333-9108
>
>—> If anybody knows a CANADIAN e-mail address please forward. Thx <—
>
>BTW, I have other manufacturer’s address if you want them.  Just let me
>know which one.  I don’t have address of the poster of the list, though.
>
>- David
>
>

Any other manufacturers’ e-mails would be greatly appreciated.
Regards,

Paul J. Garay

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Paul J. Garay Productions, Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 258-9981 pgr.     e-mail: pgaray@direct.ca
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Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 07:34:03 -0400
From: noise@io.org
Subject: M.U.G. n’ stuff

Has anyone tried any of the Program/Combis from M.U.G.(MIDI Users Group)?
The cost sure seems resonable.

Anyone?

Thanks!

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noise
noise @io.org

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From: “Sherwin H. Bostock” <SHBOSTOC@uab-admin.vpad.uab.edu>
Date:          Tue, 3 Oct 1995 08:21:56 CST
Subject:       Re: M.U.G. n’ stuff

> Date:          Tue, 3 Oct 1995 07:34:03 -0400
> From:          noise@io.org
> To:            korg-m1-l@io.org
> Subject:       M.U.G. n’ stuff
> Reply-to:      korg-m1-l@io.org

> Has anyone tried any of the Program/Combis from M.U.G.(MIDI Users Group)?
> The cost sure seems resonable.
>
> Anyone?
>
> Thanks!
>
> ***********************************************************
> noise
> noise @io.org
>
> ***********************************************************
>
>

>
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Hi everyone, this is the first time I’ve herd of the M.U.G. stuff, I am
most interested in knowing more about them.  Are they compatible
with the Korg M1.  If so please let me know an where I may purchase
some.  Thanks
Sherwin

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Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 17:04:52 +0100
From: paul <hbomb@easynet.co.uk>
Subject: m.u.g info

<Has anyone tried any of the Program/Combis from M.U.G.(MIDI Users Group)?
<The cost sure seems resonable.

noise
do you have an address\email for m.u.g or more info on how to find them ?
TIA
hbomb

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 04:43:38 -0400
Subject: “ACTIVE SENSING”?  Huh?

Hey y’all!

First off I’m pleased to say that, in the studio last night, I prefered
the “old” M1’s FatStrng patch to a bunch of new string patches on other
more sophisticated boards.  I don’t know where this patch came from (it’s
not part of the original M1 sounds–I got the board used), but it’s nice.

Secondly, what is “active sensing”?

In the studio, when they plugged my Korg M1 into their Mark of the Unicorn
MIDI interface, one of the red lights on the left side of the interface
lit up about half it’s brightest intensity.  (They plugged a drum pad
in as well and another light sort of when on too.)

They said this was “actively sensing” MIDI even though no messages were
being overtly sent out.  What’s this used for?

Also, as soon as I put the M1 into “Sequencer” mode, ALL the lights on the
right side of the MIDI interface when on and stayed that way all through
the recording.  Didn’t seem to affect the transfer though!   :<> (phew)

Is this because the M1 is rather old with respect to General MIDI?

– – David

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From: John Paul Flowers <johnf@scd.hp.com>
Subject: I’m new, helping friend with M1
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 15:54:33 -0800 (PDT)

Hi,

My name is John Flowers and I am helping my pastor out who has an
M1.

He has been using an old non-sequencing keyboard with a PC and a Sound
Canvas. He is now trying to set up another station using just the
PC and the M1.

I have retrieved certain M1 sysx’s that help out with General Midi,
but he is not too happy with that.

Is there a FAQ on using the M1 with PC sequencers like cakewalk?

Any help is appreciated.

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From: sandeep.khurana@blr.sni.de ( Sandeep Khurana)
Subject: hi and help on SEQUENCERS
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 10:08:49 +0530 (IST)

hi everybody,

can someone please tell (little bit in detail)
about sequencers (how and why they are used )

thanx a lot

sandy
Sandeep.Khurana@blr.sni.de

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 09:37:32 -0400
Subject: I’M NEW, HELPING FRIEND W

John Flowers asked…

K> Is there a FAQ on using the M1 with PC sequencers like cakewalk?
K> Any help is appreciated.

John, I don’t know about the FAQ, but here’s what I do with my PC sequencer
(Voyetra).

I have MIDI “out” of PC sound card/MPU 401 card go into the M1’s “IN”.
I have MIDI “IN” of PC sound card/MPU 401 card go into the M1’s “OUT”

RECORDING TRACK #1
I choose the sound I want on the M1, and play on the M1 and record on the
PC sequencer.  My sequencer wants the channel to be “1” so, I go into
GLOBAL on the M1 and set the MIDI channel to “1”. (You can use any # as
long as the PC sequencer # and the M1 # match). I put the PC sequencer
in “RECORD” mode, then play notes on the M1.

RECORDING TRACK #2
I choose another sound on the M1.  This time I have the PC sequencer record
my notes (as described above) on channel 1 (still) but onto a different track
in the PC sequencer.

PLAYBACK
In the PC sequencer, I assign channel #2 to track #2; in the M1 I go into
SEQUENCER mode and set the channel for track #1 to 1, and track #2 to 2.
Also in the SEQUENCER mode of the M1, I go the page that sets the parameters
for each track, and put the program # into that track.

Example…

M1                          SEQUENCER
(SEQUENCER mode)

Track 1  Chnl 1  Prgm 15         Track 1  Chnl 1  Prgm 15
Track 2  Chnl 2  Prgm 7          Track 2  Chnl 2  Prgm  7

When I put the PC Sequencer into “PLAY” mode, it will play the two
different tracks on the M1  ** as long as the M1 is in SEQUENCER MODE **.

The M1 can play 8 different tracks this way.

So, I’m not using the M1 to record…I only use the PC Sequencer to record.
I use the M1 for multi-timbral playback only.

Hope this isn’t to hard to follow!

– – David

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 09:37:39 -0400
Subject: M1 AND GENERAL MIDI

John was good enough to inquire:

> … advise on how (GM) is implemented practically, considering the M1’s
> limitations…

I’d be interested too!  I’ve wondered about these issues.

– – David

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Date: Thu, 05 Oct 1995 11:18:54 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: M1 and General Midi

Since there has been a fair amount of talk about this topic on the list I
have a question. Does anyone have a half-decent set of pseudo-GM sounds for
the M1? If so how do you get around the 100 patches vs. 128 patches issue?
Of course there is no way around the polyphony and multitimbrality (is that
a word?) since the M1 can only use 8 sounds with 16 note polyphony as
opposed to Gm’s 16 & 32. If so I would appreciate it if someone could tell
me where to find such a bank or just email it to me I would appreciate it.
It would be best if you have actually used the bank yourselves since you
could advise on how it is implemented practically, considering the M1’s
limitations. Personally this is not an issue to me but because I have an M1
webpage other people request this information fairly frequently.
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J O H N  S E X T O N
jsexton@gate.net
http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/index.htm
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From: John Paul Flowers <johnf@scd.hp.com>
Subject: Re: M1 and General Midi
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 10:45:15 -0800 (PDT)

> Does anyone have a half-decent set of pseudo-GM sounds for
> the M1? If so how do you get around the 100 patches vs. 128 patches issue?
> Of course there is no way around the polyphony and multitimbrality (is that
> a word?) since the M1 can only use 8 sounds with 16 note polyphony as
> opposed to Gm’s 16 & 32. If so I would appreciate it if someone could tell
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>            J O H N  S E X T O N
>              jsexton@gate.net
>    http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/index.htm
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Here is a uuencoded zip file that contains a .syx and a new midimap.cfg.
The midimap.cfg tells the midimapper how to get around the 100 vs. 128
problem.

I do not take credit for it, I just found it in a newsgroup one day.

Maybe someone can improve on it and make it better.
(attachment deleted – Noise)

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Date: Thu, 5 Oct 95 12:45:15 -0800
From: kchowning@foxmail.gfc.edu (Kyle Chowning)
Subject: Sequencers

Hello to all those who speak the M1 foreign language!!!! (At least to me
anyway)

Anyways,   I just wanted to find out if anybody out there know of good
sequencing software for Macintosh that is relatively inexpensive.  Actually
doesn’t matter the price, just the names and prices would be good. Right now I
am currently using Vision software at my school…its pretty good, but I want
to know more.

Thanks

Kyle

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Date: Thu, 5 Oct 95 22:54:38 +0100
From: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it (Michele Tornatore)
Subject: Re: hi and help on SEQUENCERS

Dear Sandeep
I beg your pardon if I calld you with your surname, but I’m not finnish or
whatever….
You put a questin that would take an entire book to answer. I’ll try to be
exhaustive and short at the same time.
Basically a sequencer is an environment where you can record in real or in
step time your music via the keyboard (synthesizer, master keyboard, midi
guitar or a wind controller). Then you can play it back. It works like a
multitrack deck, but the sequencer doesn’t record music in itself, it
records only events. An event is when you struck a key (note on) and when
you release a key (note off). There are several types of events, not only
notes, but also controllers, pitch bend data, modulation wheel data etc.
The sequencer records all those data and plays them back more or less
faithfully. I said more or less because every sequencer has its resolution.
In other words the music is put in a virtual grid; higher the resolution,
the better. Basic sequencer features are: record, play, rewind, fast
forward and a number of tracks going from 16 to almost infinte (depending
on the ram amount of your computer). Of course the number of the tracks is
limited to the number of midi channels (16). But if a sequencer is capable
of  sending data to more than a port, you’ll be able to drive more than 16
channels. For instance Passport Master Tracks Pro can send data over the
modem and printer ports (this is valid for Apple Macintosh), thus you have
32 channels to play back your compositions. There are other sequencers,
such Mark of the Unicorn Performer, that are capable of sending data on
more than 32 channels (via a particular type of midi interface). This is
very useful if your arrangements are very rich.
But a sequencer can do more than I  said until now.
Some sequencers display the recorded data in different ways:
– – Event window (a window where you can see and edit the music you’ve just
recorded)
– – Piano Roll (another system to see and edit the music you’ve just recorded)
– – Notation Editing window (If you prefer to see and edit your music on staves).
Then you can copy, cut, paste, erase, splice, snip and do a lot of editing
operations (i.e. cut a note played by mistake, or add a note you’ve
forgotten).
With a sequencer you can also:
– – Change the tempo of a song without altering its pitch
– – Play back a song from its end to its beginning
– – Transpose a track by intervals or whole notes
– – Record a difficult phrase slowing the recording speed, then play it back
at the correct tempo
– – Program perfect accelerandos and ritardandos
– – Create a virtual band (i.e. a faithful friend that doesn’t fed up of
always repeating the same phrase or riff)
– – Try different arrangements of the same song without recording nothing
onto tape (but remember that you must own a poliyphonic and multi
instrument synthesizer)
– – Load and save midifiles to share with your friends
……..
As you can see the list of things that you can do is endless. I’d suggest
you to check, if you’re a Mac user,  Mark of the Unicorn Performer ver.
5.02 or if you’re a PC IBM or compatible user, Cubase for Windows. Both
program are a little pricey, but they are the best.
I hope it helps
Cheers 🙂 Michele

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 18:04:15 -0400
Subject: I’M NEW, HELPING FRIEND

K> David, correct me if I may be wrong or missing an unknowlegable
> concept.  Not disputing your advise, but couldn’t John just as well
> used the M1’s Combination feature an assigned tracks and channels.

You CAN (I think) put the M1 in COMBINATION mode and have the PC sequencer
play the M1.  BUT (and here’s the big BUT), you’ll only be playing one
melody, or one set of notes, or one _track_.  If you want different
instruments playing different notes at the same time, you must use the
sequencer and play back more than one track.

In combination mode, you DO have more than one instrument playing, but
they are all playing the same music…the same notes at the same time.
But, that too, can sound wonderful, and may be all you need.  Keep
experimenting!  😉

– – David

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From: “Sherwin H. Bostock” <SHBOSTOC@uab-admin.vpad.uab.edu>
Date:          Thu, 5 Oct 1995 17:14:15 CST
Subject:       I’M NEW, HELPING FRIEND

From:             david.abramsky@oln.com
Organization:     OnLine Now BBS
Date sent:        Thu, 5 Oct 1995 09:37:32 -0400
Subject:          I’M NEW, HELPING FRIEND W
To:               korg-m1-l@io.org
Send reply to:    korg-m1-l@io.org

John Flowers asked…

K> Is there a FAQ on using the M1 with PC sequencers like cakewalk?
K> Any help is appreciated.

John, I don’t know about the FAQ, but here’s what I do with my PC sequencer
(Voyetra).

I have MIDI “out” of PC sound card/MPU 401 card go into the M1’s “IN”.
I have MIDI “IN” of PC sound card/MPU 401 card go into the M1’s “OUT”

RECORDING TRACK #1
I choose the sound I want on the M1, and play on the M1 and record on the
PC sequencer.  My sequencer wants the channel to be “1” so, I go into
GLOBAL on the M1 and set the MIDI channel to “1”. (You can use any # as
long as the PC sequencer # and the M1 # match). I put the PC sequencer
in “RECORD” mode, then play notes on the M1.

RECORDING TRACK #2
I choose another sound on the M1.  This time I have the PC sequencer record
my notes (as described above) on channel 1 (still) but onto a different track
in the PC sequencer.

PLAYBACK
In the PC sequencer, I assign channel #2 to track #2; in the M1 I go into
SEQUENCER mode and set the channel for track #1 to 1, and track #2 to 2.
Also in the SEQUENCER mode of the M1, I go the page that sets the parameters
for each track, and put the program # into that track.

Example…

M1                          SEQUENCER
(SEQUENCER mode)

Track 1  Chnl 1  Prgm 15         Track 1  Chnl 1  Prgm 15
Track 2  Chnl 2  Prgm 7          Track 2  Chnl 2  Prgm  7

When I put the PC Sequencer into “PLAY” mode, it will play the two
different tracks on the M1  ** as long as the M1 is in SEQUENCER MODE **.

The M1 can play 8 different tracks this way.

So, I’m not using the M1 to record…I only use the PC Sequencer to record.
I use the M1 for multi-timbral playback only.

Hope this isn’t to hard to follow!

– – David

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Good evening to all,

David, correct me if I may be wrong or missing an unknowlegable
concept.  Not disputing your advise, but couldn’t John just as well
used the M1’s Combination feature an assigned tracks and channels.
Please let me know if I am missing the target or what? It would help
me to more about the GM system and tips of how it works, Thanks
Sherwin

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Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 00:42:02 -0400
From: jdaub@intacc.net (Jody Daub)
Subject: Re: I’M NEW, HELPING FRIEND

David wrote:

>You CAN (I think) put the M1 in COMBINATION mode and have the PC >sequencer
play the M1.
>BUT (and here’s the big BUT), you’ll only be playing one melody, or one set
of >notes, or one _track_.  If you want different instruments playing
different notes at >the same time, you must use the sequencer and play back
more than one track.

Actually, a multi-timbral setup in the M1’s Combination Mode is probably
more friendly than the Sequencer Mode when controlling the M1 from an
external sequencer of any kind.  Most of the pages in Seq Mode are useless
in this kind of situation. Also, in Combi Mode, all 8 parts can be viewed on
the same page (this can be helpful when comparing pan settings, volume
levels, etc.).

I can’t see very much need for the M1’s Sequencer Mode if you already have a
dedicated sequencer.  I occasionally use the on-board sequencer to quickly
record an idea if I don’t feel like turning on my computer.  Otherwise, I
would recommend using Combination Mode for all your multi-timbral needs.
After all, that’s why Korg put it there in the first place.

Cheers,
JOD

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Original music, synth patches, AUDITY
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Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 08:38:54 +0100
From: “Jean-Francois MAINGUET (@SEG)” <Jean-Francois.MAINGUET@TCS.thomson.fr>
(Tel \(33\)76.58.32.92)
Subject:  RE: I’M NEW, HELPING FRIEND

>You CAN (I think) put the M1 in COMBINATION mode and have the PC sequencer
>play the M1.  BUT (and here’s the big BUT), you’ll only be playing one
>melody, or one set of notes, or one?_track_.  If you want different
>instruments playing different notes at the same time, you must use the
>sequencer and play back more than one track.

I have only a M1 and a PC sequencer (Big Boss), and I’m able to play different
notes and instruments at the same time without using the sequencer of the M1.
I have not use it for weeks so I’m not sure, but I think I put the M1 in
combination mode, and assign different midi channel for each track.
I will look at this. but I’m sure I play different instruments with different
notes at the same time without using the sequencer.

Jeff.

Jean-Francois Mainguet
mainguet@tcs.thomson.fr

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 04:12:16 -0400
Subject: I’M NEW, HELPING FRIE

JOB astounded David by saying…

K> Actually, a multi-timbral setup in the M1’s Combination Mode is probably
> more friendly than the Sequencer Mode when controlling the M1 from an
> external sequencer of any kind…in Combi Mode, all 8 parts can be viewed
> on the same page

Then Jeff backed him up by saying…

J> I have only a M1 and a PC sequencer (Big Boss), and I’m able to play
> different notes and instruments at the same time without using the
> sequencer of the M1…I think I put the M1 in combination mode, and
> assign different midi channel for each track.

I never knew!  And I’m usually one to read the whole manual!  I’ll have
to try this, esp. since you both say it’s easier to work with than the
sequencer mode.

– – David

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From: JPRICE@trentu.ca
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 1995 07:44:31 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: I’M NEW, HELPING FRIEND

Hi all,

Yes, you can get the M1 to respond to multiple channels. I run
my M1 from an Atari using Cubase. Put the M1 in Combi mode
and change the patch type to “Multi”. Page up and change each
sound to a seperate channel. Select the sounds you want for
each channel (up to 8 total). Write me if you have questions
and I’ll go into more detail. Oh yes, and turn “Local” off
in the Global menu.

J. P. Hovercraft
aka
jprice@trentu.ca

“Also THRAK Zarathustra”

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From: ChickenSax@aol.com
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 10:30:57 -0400
Subject: I have KORG T3 for sale

KORG T3 EX for sale

The package includes:

*Over 2000 PRO sounds including libraries from Bo Tomlyn, Valhala, Sound
Source Unlimited, Voice Crystal, Angel City and KORG .
*Great library of PRO samples (over 30 MB of additional multisounds that
utilize additional1000 sounds) to use with the T3’s internal RAM.
*The keyboard can be shipped safetly in SKB flight case inside a box.
*Recently checked by proffesional, new battery.
*Plus more.
*$1450.
For more info email Chickensax@aol.com

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Date: Sat, 7 Oct 1995 01:59:46 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: “ACTIVE SENSING”?  Huh?

>Secondly, what is “active sensing”?

When Midi was new, people got stuck notes pretty often, due to a loose
cable or (most of the time) processor overrun-type errors.

Active sensing is like a safety catch: about 3 times per second, the M1
sends a message that says: “I’m still here!”   When you hook up a synth or
module that uses active sensing, it will faithfully play whatever notes
come in, but as soon as it misses an “I’m still here”, it mutes the notes
that are sounding.

So when, in the middle of your strap-on keyboard solo, your Midi lead turns
out to be only 30 feet instead of the 50 ft it said on the package, you
won’t have to go and shut up your modules in shame. No, instead you can
just tear into an off-the-wall tap dance act, while you plug the cord back
in.

Some gear let you shut off Active sensing generation, so your lights don’t
blink all the time, unless:

>Also, as soon as I put the M1 into “Sequencer” mode, ALL the lights on the
>right side of the MIDI interface when on and stayed that way all through
>the recording.  Didn’t seem to affect the transfer though!   :<> (phew)
>
>Is this because the M1 is rather old with respect to General MIDI?

No, general Midi doesn’t deal with these real time messages, as they’re called.
Some sequencers generate Midi clock signals all the time, even when they
are stopped. The M1 is one of them. It sends like 24 messages per beat.
Check the Midi in light as you change the M1’s tempo from 40 to 250(you
don’t need to start the sequencer) and see it fluctuate.
The software of the Midi interface determines whether the M1’s clock is
redistributed on the outputs. In your case, apparently it was. It takes up
some of the bandwidth, so I would mute it. The M1 will keep on sending it,
though, just like the Active sensing.

Chris

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Date: Sat, 7 Oct 1995 02:00:59 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: M3R user

>One program of the M1 can acces one or two oscillators, one program of the
>M3R can acces only one oscillator.
>You can play the M1 in program or combi mode, M3R will be played only in
>combi mode.

The list of multisounds is different too! The M3R has a couple of samples
that aren’t in the M1 and vice versa, and they’re shuffled around. This
means, that in some cases, conversion will change the sound slightly.

Chris

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 95 09:16:07
Subject: “ACTIVE SENSING”?  HU

Chris,

K> No, general Midi doesn’t deal with these real time messages, as they’re
> called.
> Some sequencers generate Midi clock signals all the time, even when they
> are stopped. The M1 is one of them. It sends like 24 messages per beat.
> Check the Midi in light as you change the M1’s tempo from 40 to 250(you
> don’t need to start the sequencer) and see it fluctuate.
> The software of the Midi interface determines whether the M1’s clock is
> redistributed on the outputs. In your case, apparently it was. It takes up
> some of the bandwidth, so I would mute it
^^^^
Thanks for more help on this!  What do you mean by “mute it”?

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Date:   Sat, 7 Oct 1995 09:40:50 -0300
From: Nick Mattison <ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca>
Subject: Re: I’M NEW, HELPING FRIE

Me too…I have a T3ex and I am going to try combi mode right away! THANKS.

All the best    ………………..Nick…

ac125@cfn.cs.dal.ca

On Fri, 6 Oct 1995 david.abramsky@oln.com wrote:

>
> JOB astounded David by saying…
>
> K> Actually, a multi-timbral setup in the M1’s Combination Mode is probably
>  > more friendly than the Sequencer Mode when controlling the M1 from an
>  > external sequencer of any kind…in Combi Mode, all 8 parts can be viewed
>  > on the same page
>
> Then Jeff backed him up by saying…
>
> J> I have only a M1 and a PC sequencer (Big Boss), and I’m able to play
>  > different notes and instruments at the same time without using the
>  > sequencer of the M1…I think I put the M1 in combination mode, and
>  > assign different midi channel for each track.
>
> I never knew!  And I’m usually one to read the whole manual!  I’ll have
> to try this, esp. since you both say it’s easier to work with than the
> sequencer mode.
>
> – David
>

>

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Date: Sat, 7 Oct 1995 14:31:56 +0100
From: paul <hbomb@easynet.co.uk>
Subject: sticking keys

elecgroove@aol.com (Elecgroove) wrote:

>Alright folks, here’s the poop on Korg key assemblies:

>1. Yes, they are made may Yamaha (or Yo-Mama-Ha, take yer pick)

>2. The probelm is most often _not_ cause by dirt, grime, etc.).  If you’ve
>got big kahunas and want to take a part the keyboard (Wavestation or 01/W
>or whatever), you can usually fix this yerself.

>The problem is most commenly (though not always) caused by a slippage of a
>metal retention spring that returns the key to position. On the back end
>of each key, there is a small plasic lip. Do to overexuberant playing or
>normal wear and tear, this lip can become damaged and throws the key off
>kilter getting it stuck on the adjoining keys.  Unfortunatly, this is not
>an easy repair, since Korg had the great wisdom to put the entire key
>assembly underneath the motherboard.  You must remove nearly everything
>except the power supply and the front panel buttons (which are behind the
>keyassembly to get at the keys).  Assuming you get the keyassembly out,
>place it with the front of the keys facing you, face up.  Remove the white
>plastic retention strip across the back length of the keyboard. It should
>come up quite easily, as it resebles a piece of decorative weather
>stripping.  This piece keeps the keys from slipping back and popping out
>the springs.  Start with a black key – they must come out before the white
>ones will, and you may need to start near a C# and remove half an octive
>to get to a particular key.  Push the key back (you’ll feel some
>resistance) and up in back (put some downward pressure on the front of the
>key to make it easy) and it should pop out making a little *ping*.  If you
>inspect the rear lip of the key, you’ll be able to tell if it’s cracked
>off or?not.  Some ingenuity may be able to rescore the lip, or just
>purchase a new key.  Don’t loose the little metal piece of sheet metal
>underneath the key. This is the retention spring.  To reassemle the keys,
>place the retention piece under the little plastive bridge on the
>underside of the key , with the divit in the retension spring inside the
>key and the flat end out gently and resting on the little “tower”.  You’ll
>notice a slot on the key assembly where the flat part of the retention
>piece fits in.  This can be a little aggrivating, so be patient:  Place
>the key just slightly in front of where it’s supposed to go, and gently
>slide the key backwards.  You should feel some resistance as the retention
>spring lifts off of the “tower” and slides into it’s groove.  Gently hook
>the rear lip of the key over the key assembly, an viola! you’re done.
>Replace the plastic retainer and reassemble.  This fix should work on
>Wavestations and O1/W’s, though I’m not sure about M1’s, as I”ve never
>broken one =).

>And remember, it’s not a real repair job unless you’ve got an extra screw
>when you’re done (  double =)  )

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Date: Sat, 7 Oct 1995 16:38:54 -0400
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Sequencers

Kyle Chowning quiped on 10/5/95, in “Sequencers”:
>Hello to all those who speak the M1 foreign language!!!!
>(At least to me anyway)
>
>Anyways,   I just wanted to find out if anybody out there know of good
>sequencing software for Macintosh that is relatively inexpensive.  Actually
>doesn’t matter the price, just the names and prices would be good. Right now I
>am currently using Vision software at my school…its pretty good, but I want
>to know more.
>
>Thanks
>
>Kyle

I’ve been using EZVision, which is a junior version of Vision. Since it’s
been replaced by a somewhat kludgy and slow program called Musicshop, you
might be able to pick it up from a music store for a good price.

You can open the files from EZVision in Vision too.

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noise
noise @io.org

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Date: Sat, 7 Oct 1995 16:40:08 -0400
From: noise@io.org
Subject: MUG info

paul on 10/3/95, in “m.u.g info”
>noise
>     do you have an address\email for m.u.g or more info on how to find them ?

MUG started sometime back in 1985 as the <Mirage Users Group>. Back when 8
bits was cool and everyone programmed their samplers in Hex, MUG was at
first a way of getting formatted disks for the Mirage. (In the initial
release of the Mirage, you couldn’t format disks in the Mirage, but had to
buy them formatted from Ensoniq/music shop!)

Now they cater to all MIDI instruments (now its MIDI Users Group). A one
year membership is $20.00 us ($30.00 outside the US) and you can get a
lifetime membership for $75.00 ($85.00 outside)! You get newsletters and
pretty good deals on sounds n’ stuff (and a free disk of your choice).

It’s an especially good supplier or Mirage sounds. (Yeah, I have a Mirage.
It cost me $100 and I think its really wacky. You can make great rude n’
nasty sounds with it).

You can get intouch with them at (212) 465-3430.

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noise
noise @io.org

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From: ChickenSax@aol.com
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 1995 17:38:41 -0400
Subject: Hello

Hi everyone!
I am a sax player from NYC area. I’ve been using M1 and T3 with my projects
for some time. I’ve follen in love with those.
I have enjoyed this forum for a while and was wondering if any of you fellow
M and T users use your machines with a wind controler. I play my M1 and T3
with Yamaha WX11 wind controler.

I have some instructional books for T series sitting on my shelf unused, that
some of you might be interested in.
Those include:
Korg T-series Sequencing & Recording Handbook
Korg T-series Drum Pattern Handbook
Korg T-series Sound Making Book Level 1
Korg T-series Sound Making Book Level 2
If anyone of you is interested, I can send all of them to you 2 day mail for
$50 (those books cost me $28 each).

I also have a ROM card for M1ex and T-series keyboards containing 100 very,
very nice sounds (no combis, so the card is especialy usefull for M1ex as the
second soundbank). Is $20 reasonable?

Thanks for your time, Serge.

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 95 17:08:57
Subject: HELLO

K> Hi everyone! I am a sax player from NYC area. I’ve been using M1
> and T3 with my projects for some time. I’ve follen in love with those.

Welcome!

– – David

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From: ChickenSax@aol.com
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 14:42:07 -0400
Subject: Re: sticking keys

A quick fix is to grab the black key and gently twist it either left or
right. This will re-align the leaf spring inside the key to keep it from
catching on the inside surface of the key.

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Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 23:56:57 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: M1 sends eternal Midi clock

In response to David’s question about his M1 used with a multi-port
Midi-interface, I wrote:

> > The software of the Midi interface determines whether the M1’s clock is
> > redistributed on the outputs. In your case, apparently it was. It takes up
> > some of the bandwidth, so I would mute it
^^^^

David Abramsky asked:

>What do you mean by “mute it”?

These larger, more expensive Midi interfaces can be configured with
software that comes with them. Among many other things, you can determine
what kind of Midi data are received or sent by each input/output. In your
case, if you don’t need the clock signal, it makes sense to set the
interface to mute this signal, so that there is “more room” for the signals
that do matter.

Chris

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 07:01:48 -0400
Subject: M1 AND GENERAL MIDI

jsexton uploaded m1togm.zip…

K> Here is a uuencoded zip file that contains a .syx and a new midimap.cfg.
> The midimap.cfg tells the midimapper how to get around the 100 vs. 128
> problem.

Thanks John.  I got the .SYX file to load into my M1–the FIRST time I’ve
downloaded sounds and put them in the synth (I was very excited).

What do you do with the .CFG file?  What’s a “midimapper”?

– – David

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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 1995 19:02:38 GMT
From: GARDENS@beachmus.demon.co.uk (Sue Gardener)
Subject: SYSEX

Hi folks,
Thought I’d share with you some M1 SYSEX which might be useful for the
FAQ.

What I wanted to do was use the performance edit facility, controlled
from a sequencer (Cakewalk), to alter the sound parameters available
on keys A-H on the front panel during a sequence.

Here’s the sort of thing I wanted to do. ‘Universe’ is a great sound but
somewhat overused, so I thought it would be nice to just use the choir
sound and fade the jungle-jingle bit in and out (I forget what the
multisounds are called) using the OSC balance control on button A.

Hopefully, I started the sequencer and started playing, sliding the value
slider up and down as the moment took me. The MIDI data transmitted was
just data entry controllers 6 & 38. On playback the M1 didn’t appear to
respond to these so I had to use SYSEX. If anyone knows how to get the M1
OSC balance to respond to data entry controllers then please let me know.
However, the data was useful as with some careful editing I could convert
the messages to the sysex below, keeping the same times and hex values.

So here’s the SYSEX:
To set OSC balance to +10:       (Just the choir sound for ‘Universe’)
F0 42 30 19 41 00 08 0A 00 F7   (table 21 on p125 of the manual)
===== The offset of control A (p.130 in the manual)
===== hex for +10, LSB follwed by MSB
== MIDI global channel 1

OSC balance to -2:               (Slightly louder jungle-jingle than usual)
F0 42 30 19 41 00 08 7E 7F F7
=====   hex for -2 in 2s complement

Other 2s complement values:
7F 7F  =  -1
7D 7F  =  -3
7C 7F  =  -4
76 7F  =  -10

To control another parameter such as Attack Time – button F
F0 42 30 19 41 00 0D 0A 00 F7
===== Offset of control F

Hope that all makes sense!

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Sue Gardener                                   gardens@beachmus.demon.co.uk
***  BeachMusic:  Life’s a reach and then you gybe  ***
– ——————————————————————–
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From: John Paul Flowers <johnf@scd.hp.com>
Subject: Re: M1 AND GENERAL MIDI
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 13:43:30 -0800 (PDT)

> jsexton uploaded m1togm.zip…

Actually, I John Flowers uploaded m1togm.zip.

> K> Here is a uuencoded zip file that contains a .syx and a new midimap.cfg.
>  > The midimap.cfg tells the midimapper how to get around the 100 vs. 128
>  > problem.
>
> What do you do with the .CFG file?  What’s a “midimapper”?

Midimapper is a Windows 3.1 Applet that allows remapping channels and
note numbers throughout MIDI.

(For those with Windows 3.1)
COPY your midimap.cfg file from your \windows or \windows\system directory
to midimap.old or whatever. Copy this midimap.cfg into its place.

It will complain that it indicates hardware you don’t have, this is because
the person I got it from obviously had a different MIDI adapter than I do.

Follow the directions for changing to your MIDI adapter and Whala it works.

– —
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*   John P. Flowers johnf@scd.hp.com  _\|/_______________________         *
*   Precision Motion Control R&D       /|\ We can tell how                *
*   Hewlett Packard Santa Clara Division   far gone you are!              *
*   http://www.homeless.com/homepages/johnf@scd.hp.com.html               *
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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 23:50:45 +0100
From: paul <hbomb@easynet.co.uk>
Subject: cms444 midi interface driver req.

hi all
i know this is off topic but i really need to find a “cms444.dvr”

(david abramsky)
you wouldnt be using a cms444 midi interface by any chance ?
if any one can help me find this driver i would be very greatfull
(cms went into liquidation so im screwed)
TIA
hbomb

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From: MSammo@aol.com
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 22:53:05 -0400
Subject: Mac Friendly?

John et al. I was just at the web page and was wondering if it
would be possible to include some patches for the M1 or T (I
have a T2) in some Mac user friendly format.  I have Midex, but
prefer always to find patches in Galaxy as the conversion in
galaxy from M1 to T2 is a breeze.  The T2 dosn’t like M1 sysex
in Midex. I am a newbee to all this downloading stuff and I
have some patches from aol, but I don’t know how to get them
to you all. Be willing to try though.
Thanks for the hard work!
MSammo@aol.com

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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 02:25:05 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1 AND GENERAL MIDI

At 07:01 AM 10/9/95 -0400, you wrote:
>
>jsexton uploaded m1togm.zip…

Actually it was John Paul Flowers <johnf@scd.hp.com>

>K> Here is a uuencoded zip file that contains a .syx and a new midimap.cfg.
> > The midimap.cfg tells the midimapper how to get around the 100 vs. 128
> > problem.
>
>Thanks John.  I got the .SYX file to load into my M1–the FIRST time I’ve
>downloaded sounds and put them in the synth (I was very excited).
>
>What do you do with the .CFG file?  What’s a “midimapper”?

The midimapper is part of the windows control panel.
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J O H N  S E X T O N
jsexton@gate.net
http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/index.htm
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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 10:31:33 GMT+1000
From: GUY ROWSON <ROWSON@eng3.eng.monash.edu.au>
Subject: RE: M1 AND GENERAL MIDI

> Date:          Mon, 09 Oct 1995 19:11:47 +0000
> From:          david.abramsky@oln.com
> Subject:       RE: M1 AND GENERAL MIDI
> To:            korg-m1-l@io.org
> Reply-to:      korg-m1-l@io.org
> Organization:  OnLine Now BBS

>
> Sorry John!  <:^)
>
> – David

Just before I unsubscribe…..David, think before you post …. I am
sick of receiving somany messages..especially from you. You could
have posted this Sorry directly to John to save us having another
peice of crap to sort through.

I would recommend the the keeper of this list that they modify the
setup so that only after say 10 messages are recipients posted the
email. I really like the group bu don’t have time to sort through
so many messages a day.

Regards,

guy.

>

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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 07:27:14 -0400
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Mac Friendly?

MSammo@aol.com, on 10/9/95, in “Mac Friendly?”:

>John et al. I was just at the web page and was wondering if it
> would be possible to include some patches for the M1 or T (I
>have a T2) in some Mac user friendly format.  I have Midex, but
>prefer always to find patches in Galaxy as the conversion in
> galaxy from M1 to T2 is a breeze.  The T2 dosn’t like M1 sysex
> in Midex. I am a newbee to all this downloading stuff and I
>have some patches from aol, but I don’t know how to get them
>to you all. Be willing to try though.
>Thanks for the hard work!
>MSammo@aol.com

I have the capability to do just that! I’ll start compiling all my patch
banks in Galaxy format and upload them. I’ll try just one at first to make
sure it works.

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noise @io.org

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From: jtrey@advstaff.com
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 13:19:44 -0400
Subject: Re: I’M NEW, HELPING FRIEND

I just wanted to add my two-cents on using cakewalk. I have used cakelwalk
pro very happily for years for theatre and poular music and here is how i
tackle multiple voice recording. Start from the combination mode. You can
assign each sound a different midi channel through the edit screen. In
cakewalk set the midi channel and label the track according to the sound.
You can then record up to 8 seperate voices. If you are afraid of losing
your factory settings DO NOT SAVE your settngs from the M1. Instead, use
cakewalk’s system exclusive dump. Click on system exclusive data choose the
download current combination and click OK. You can then name the patch and
click auto. Now whenever you pull up this sequence you can download all of
your M1 settings without altering the factory presets. This is alos a great
way to store special presets that you create. I hope this makes sense. i
don’t have alot of time to respond to items and i tend to think faster than
i write. best of luck.

j.

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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 95 21:54:53 +0100
From: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it (Michele Tornatore)
Subject: A bunch of sys-ex strings to completely made M1 upside down….

Dear Mickey
I’m happy to write to a person who has the same root of my name, expecially
if he is the M1 mailing list administrator.
The reason why I’m writing is to know if you’re interested into some useful
(I hope so) sys-ex strings that allow M1 and M1R users:
– – Change among programs, combinations, card programs and card combinations
back and forth;
– – Change Fx types in real time (Fx1 and Fx2);
– – Change Fx parameters in real time (Fx1 and Fx2);
By the way I’m ‘studying and analizing’ T series too although I had some
problems with combinations (i.e. I can’t find the right sys-ex strings to
change Fx inside combinations), but with programs it’s all right.
The only big problem is that I don’t know how to send to the M1 mailing
list such quantities of data.
In fact with ASCII text you loose spacing and paging…. I put sys-ex
strings into schedules, to facilitate reading. And there are a lot of
strings:
– – 33 different Fx types (34, if you add NO EFFECT) but the effects are two,
thus 68 different sys-ex strings;
The types of program are single, double and drum. Thus: 68×3= 204 different
sys-ex strings;
The types of combinations are single, layer, vel.sw., split and multi. Thus
68×5= 340 different sys-ex strings;
Here is a little taste of sys-ex….
Let’s say, for instance, we would change the Fx1 and Fx2 type (without
changing their parameters):
THIS IS VALID FOR A SINGLE PROGRAM
F0 42 30 19 4E 03 10 F7
Puts M1 into Edit Mode
F0 42 30 19 41 0E 08 00 00 F7
Sets Fx1 on “HALL”
F0 42 30 19 41 10 08 09 00 F7
Sets Fx1 on “STEREO DELAY”
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
M1 returns into PROGRAM mode
Pretty cool, huh?
These data are needed just to change Fx1 and Fx2…. but there are the
parameters too.
Let’s say that we would adjust Fx1 reverb time (the very first parameter):
REVERB TIME (sec.)
F0 42 30 19 41 0F 08 — — F7
PRE DELAY (ms)
F0 42 30 19 41 0F 09 — — F7
E/R LEVEL
F0 42 30 19 41 0F 0A — — F7
HIGH DAMP
F0 42 30 19 41 0F 0B — — F7
EQ Low (dB)
F0 42 30 19 41 0F 0D — — F7
EQ High (dB)
F0 42 30 19 41 0F 0E — — F7
DRY : EFF Balance
F0 42 30 19 41 0F 0F — — F7
Now we have to put in places of the dashes (eight and ninth bytes) an
hexadecimal value that corresponds to the right value in seconds (time).
But what are the right values???? You’ll know only if you send me a check
of a fantastiliard…(joke)
Cheers 😉 Michele (Mike)

“Omnes artes quae ad humanitatem pertinent habent
quoddam commune vinculum, et quasi cognatione
quadam inter se continentur.”

(CICERONE, Pro Archia, I, 2)

Michele Tornatore
e-mail address: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it
Home address: Via A. Aleardi, 7/B
30172 Mestre (Venezia) ITALY
Tel. 39 – 41 – 988074
Fax 39 – 41- 958747

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Date: Wed, 11 Oct 95 13:47:56 PDT
From: “BettenLN” <bettenln@ccmail.apldbio.com>
Subject: M1 Stuff

I just subscribed to your list and read your request for programs/patches
specific to the M1.  I have possession of an M1 Librarian ( for the Mac ) and a
few banks of progs/combis.  Let know if you are interested and how I can get
them to you.

Also, this may be something to direct to the user’s group instead of you, I was
wondering if you could answer a question for me.  I have been to several web
pages and seen ( and downloaded ) patches for the M1 but cannot seem to open
them or have them recognized by my sequencer/librarian program (MasterTrax Pro).
Do you know if these patches are usable to me? Is it because they are possibly
coming off of PC’s or because they were saved in programs other than MasterTrax
Pro?

Thanks for your help!

Luis

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Date:   Wed, 11 Oct 1995 21:36:28 -0300
From: Christopher Allworth <ab634@ccn.cs.dal.ca>
Subject: Re: Sequencers

I use TRAX by Passport Designs. I find it effective in its simplicity
at a minimum cost of under $100 when I bought it four years ago.-Christopher

On Sat, 7 Oct 1995 noise@io.org wrote:

> Kyle Chowning quiped on 10/5/95, in “Sequencers”:
> >Hello to all those who speak the M1 foreign language!!!!
> >(At least to me anyway)
> >
> >Anyways,   I just wanted to find out if anybody out there know of good
> >sequencing software for Macintosh that is relatively inexpensive.  Actually
> >doesn’t matter the price, just the names and prices would be good. Right now I
> >am currently using Vision software at my school…its pretty good, but I want
> >to know more.
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >Kyle
>
> I’ve been using EZVision, which is a junior version of Vision. Since it’s
> been replaced by a somewhat kludgy and slow program called Musicshop, you
> might be able to pick it up from a music store for a good price.
>
> You can open the files from EZVision in Vision too.
>
> ***********************************************************
> noise
> noise @io.org
>
> ***********************************************************
>
>

>

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 00:06:34 -0400
From: SeanSutton@aol.com

y made M1 upside down….

way cool thanks.  What are the strings for switching between combi & program?

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 95 00:05:06 -0800
From: kchowning@foxmail.gfc.edu (Kyle Chowning)
Subject: Downloading

Can somebody please tell me how to down load sounds off of my computer onto my
M1.  Thanx.

Kyle

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 95 09:27:48 +0100
From: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it (Michele Tornatore)
Subject:  Bank Change Sys-ex strings

Hi all, M series owners
I’ve something cool for you, or at least I hope so.
Please take note that every sys ex string MUST BE ALWAYS followed by a
program change.
Of course, that data have to be put inside a sequencer track

To call up an INTERNAL PROGRAM
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 00 F7
(+ program change)
For instance, if we would call up Program #12 we’ll do the following:
Time location 1.1.000
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 00 F7
Time location 1.1.001
#12
Understood?? It’s easier than drink a glass of water!

To call up an INTERNAL COMBINATION
F0 42 30 19 4E 00 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 10 00 F7
(+ program change)

To call up a CARD PROGRAM
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 01 F7
(+ program change)

To call up a CARD COMBINATION
F0 42 30 19 4E 00 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 10 01 F7
(+ program change)

I’d be very happy to hear from you….
Comments, criticism and other better ways to accomplish bank change, if
avaliable, are wcelome.
Thanks in advance.
Cheers.  😉 Michele Tornatore

“Omnes artes quae ad humanitatem pertinent habent
quoddam commune vinculum, et quasi cognatione
quadam inter se continentur.”

(CICERONE, Pro Archia, I, 2)

Michele Tornatore
e-mail address: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it
Home address: Via A. Aleardi, 7/B
30172 Mestre (Venezia) ITALY
Tel. 39 – 41 – 988074
Fax 39 – 41- 958747

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 10:27:01 +0100 (MET)
From: Tornatore Michele <trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it>
Subject: Sys-ex strings

Hi M1 series owners, I`m still here.
If you are interested, I have the sys-ex strings to make bank
changes on Korg T1 (i.e. to switch from internal program, to internal
combinations,to card programs, to combinations back and forth).
cheers 😉 Michele

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 95 06:38:29 PDT
From: “BettenLN” <bettenln@ccmail.apldbio.com>
Subject: Re: Downloading

In response to Kyle’s question “How to load sounds off of the computer on to the
M1.

1st of all, you need the following hardware/software:

A midi interface ( I believe that is on your sound card if you have a PC)
Librarian software
MIDI cables.

Hook up your MIDI cables as follows:

Computer “in” to M1 “out”
Computer “out” to M1 “in”

Somewhere on your librarian software you should have a option to send/receive
files.  Select the bank you wish to send and then send it off.  You’ll know your
M1 is receiving the bank if it does not respond to any commands such as patch
selections or getting into / out of sequencer mode.  The M1 will “freeze up”
until the bank transfer from your computer to the keyboard is complete.

Be careful….save your original M1 banks before sending a new bank over…the
new bank will overwrite the the stock M1 bank and you’ll loose all of the
original sounds that came with the M1.

Hope that helps and hope I’m not telling you something you already know.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Now, I need some help from you fellow M1’ners.  I have seen several WWW sites
that have M1 patches available for download.  I have been able to download them
but my Mac seems to not be able to decipher them.  Some of the files are .zip (
PC compressed) and others are .tar (unix compressed).  Does anyone know how to
get these uncompressed and interpretable on a Mac – particularly for use with
the MasterTrax pro librarian?

I thank one and all for any assistance.

Luis
_______________________________________________________________________________
Subject: Downloading
From:    korg-m1-l@io.org at CCMAIL
Date:    10/12/95  12:05 AM

Can somebody please tell me how to down load sounds off of my computer onto my
M1.  Thanx.

Kyle

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 13:31:25 -0400
From: pbb_mb@wye.ac.uk (Mark A Bennett)
Subject: Re: Mac Friendly?

>>>MSammo@aol.com
>
>I have the capability to do just that! I’ll start compiling all my patch
>banks in Galaxy format and upload them. I’ll try just one at first to make
>sure it works.
>
>
hi…. can you also put copy’s as STANDARD MIDI files containing SysEX as I
dont have Galexy(although I love I dont have the monney-I run performer)
and I think that manny people wont have it as well,,,,,is its copy
protected?(?!!!ooop’s…didnt ask that)

wot do you think?
ta
mark.

=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=
=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=
=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4
There is a value in making mistakes
The trick is forming a coherent whole.
=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=
=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=
=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4=A4

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 95 11:55:46 -0800
From: kchowning@foxmail.gfc.edu (Kyle Chowning)
Subject: Re(2): Downloading

Actually, I didn’t know that.  When it comes to midi stuff, I am pretty
ignorant but eager to learn.  The one question I have is where do I get the
Librarian software?  Does that come with you sequencing software?  Let me
know?   Second thought is, I have already lost my original sounds due to
someone messing with my internal memory, do you or anybody know how I can get
them back?

Kyle

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 21:56:15 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Downloading

>Now, I need some help from you fellow M1’ners.  I have seen several WWW sites
>that have M1 patches available for download.  I have been able to download
>them
>but my Mac seems to not be able to decipher them.  Some of the files are
>.zip (
>PC compressed) and others are .tar (unix compressed).  Does anyone know how to
>get these uncompressed and interpretable on a Mac – particularly for use with
>the MasterTrax pro librarian?

If you have access to the World Wide Web, there’s a page with links to
decoders for .zip and .tar files, as well as a lot of other good Mac stuff.

http://www.qub.ac.uk/sigweb/mac-comms-utils.html

Once decoded, the patches should be Standard Midi Files, which can be read
by your sequencer or librarian. Often you need to use an “Import” command
rather than “Open file”.

Chris

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 18:15:29 -0400
From: “BettenLN” <bettenln@ccmail.apldbio.com>
Subject: Re: Re(2): Downloading

Kyle –

I still have the original M1 programs/combinations and demo sequences.  Let me
know if there is anyway or anyhow I can upload them somewhere you can get to
them.

As far as a librarian software package,  I have a couple of them, one being a
sequencing/librarian package (comercial) and an M1 exclusive librarian
(shareware).  They are both for the Mac.  If you have a PC, I’m sure that you
can get shareware applications for PC through the Internet or through America On
Line, Compuserve, or equivalent service. (Of course, you can always go to your
local music store and buy one for $100 or less). If you have a Mac, I will be
more than happy to give you a copy of the shareware program I have – just tell
me where and how to post it.

I am not by any means a MIDI guru, but, as you, am trying to learn.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Take Care!

Luis

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

To whoever posted the message “Re: Mac Friendly” – where are you going to post
the “Galaxy” formatted program banks?  Is there any way these files could be
formatted for another program ( like MasterTrax Pro) to interpret  and have the
ability to use them?

Also, is there forum around that allows users to trade program banks with other
users?  I have several banks that I would not mind swapping with other users.

Thanks in advance for all those that respond to cry for patches….

Luis
bettenln@ccmail.apldbio.com

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 95 15:32:17 PDT
From: “BettenLN” <bettenln@ccmail.apldbio.com>
Subject: Re[2]: Downloading

Chris,

Thanks very much for your help.  I’ll try the Web page you suggested to get a
.zip decompressor.

Thanks again…I really appreciate it!!!

Take Care

Luis
bettenln@ccmail.apldbio.com

_____________________________________________________________________________

>Now, I need some help from you fellow M1’ners.  I have seen several WWW sites
>that have M1 patches available for download.  I have been able to download
>them
>but my Mac seems to not be able to decipher them.  Some of the files are
>.zip (
>PC compressed) and others are .tar (unix compressed).  Does anyone know how to
>get these uncompressed and interpretable on a Mac – particularly for use with
>the MasterTrax pro librarian?

If you have access to the World Wide Web, there’s a page with links to
decoders for .zip and .tar files, as well as a lot of other good Mac stuff.

http://www.qub.ac.uk/sigweb/mac-comms-utils.html

Once decoded, the patches should be Standard Midi Files, which can be read
by your sequencer or librarian. Often you need to use an “Import” command
rather than “Open file”.

Chris

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Date: Wed, 18 Oct 95 06:20:39 PDT
From: “BettenLN” <bettenln@ccmail.apldbio.com>
Subject: Re: Stuff/babble…..

Kyle –

Have not heard back from you – did you receive the files I sent you?

Luis

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

All –

I heard of what is supposed to be a pretty cool web page for shareware/demo midi
programs for mac and pc.  I will check it out to see if it’s actually as cool I
have heard and then post the location here if it is.

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 95 09:57:14 -0500
Subject: M1 + DF1 disk drive

Does anyone have their M1 hooked up to the Korg DF1 Data Filer?  It’s
a small disk drive that used 3 1/2 inch floppies.

– – david

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From: NATEGOULET@ids.net
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 13:31:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Backwards sample

My band wants to play Queen’s “Another one bites the dust”.  It features a
backwards piano chord.  Is there a way to make the M1’s piano sample play
backwards?
– –
Nate

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Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 18:53:22 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: Backwards sample

At 01:31 PM 10/18/95 -0400, you wrote:
>My band wants to play Queen’s “Another one bites the dust”.  It features a
>backwards piano chord.  Is there a way to make the M1’s piano sample play
>backwards?

Sorry Nate there is no way to play the samples in reverse on the M1. If you
ever record it to an analog multitrack you can always flip the reels around
backwards and record one with lots of reverb on the beat you want it to land
and then when the tape is flipped back you will have a backward piano chord.
This is probably how they did it in the first place. The only other thing I
can think of is use a sampler with this feature (most samplers are capable
of it). I just tried to do it using a long attack time on the piano sample
and it ends up sounding like a slow stringlike attack instead of a backward
piano. Its too bad they didn’t give us the option though. I used to use an
old Yamaha drum machine that could play the drum sounds backwards that came
out a little before the M1 so I guess they just didn’t think about it or
decided people wouldn’t use that feature.
– ————————————-
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J O H N  S E X T O N
jsexton@gate.net
http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/index.htm
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From: NATEGOULET@ids.net
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 1:20:00 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: RE: Backwards sample

Thanks for the reply.  I’ll let the band know that it won’t be done with ju
st the equipment I normally bring.  My Amiga computer will do it, I can
even midi a keyboard to it.  I don’t know if it ‘s worth bringing &
connecting to the pa just for that though.  I also can do it with the pc
in 16 bit, but I’d have to record it to tape.  I like playing it live.
I’d hate to depend on a sound person to cue the tape on the right beat.
Thanks though.
– –

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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 17:52:41 -0400
From: Carl Cleaver <carlc@Synopsys.COM>
Subject: My M1 forgets … is it just the battery?

Hi,

I have two problems that I’d like to get feedback on:

1) I have a particular combination where in one of the
channels I have selected the patch I24, and saved the
edit.  Over time, I have noticed that when that combination
is recalled, I24 is changed to I13.  I had suspected that
this meant it was probably time to replace my internal
battery.  But, I have noticed that with the power on,
I will make the edit, save it, leave that combination
for another one and return to find that the change
was not remebered.  It seems to me that as long as the
power was on during this process, I should have
the correctly saved combination – right?  Also, it ALWAYS
changes from I24 to I13 – wouldn’t the battery failure
be a random occurence?

Anybody else see something like this?  Or is it still just a
symptom of the battery aging?

2) I have just one key that seems to have lost its
sensitivity – I have read here that taking the keyboard
off of the M1 is a bit tricky – is it likely that there
is something that I can do to fix this one key?  I’d
like some advice before I go charging in there.  The key
is?not sticking, it just flat out requires a good whacking
to trigger any sound.  I was wondering if there is a pad
or something in the key mechanism that I could adjust or
replace.

Along the same lines – has anyone replaced their numeric keypad
buttons before?  Mine are becoming kind of sluggish.

Thanks much for any advice,

Carl
email: carlc@synopsys.com

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Date: Tue, 24 Oct 1995 00:52:29 -0400
From: jdaub@intacc.net (Jody Daub)
Subject: Re: My M1 forgets … is it just the battery?

Hey All,

>1) I have a particular combination where in one of the
>channels I have selected the patch I24, and saved the
>edit.  Over time, I have noticed that when that combination
>is recalled, I24 is changed to I13.
>Anybody else see something like this?  Or is it still just a
>symptom of the battery aging?

I’m willing to bet the Combination in question is located at I13.  I have
encountered this problem myself.  I doubt the problem lies in battery
failure, as I started noticing this problem only 1 year after purchasing my
M1.  It’s probably a bug in the OS.  I can fix the problem by setting up
initial patch settings in Cakewalk.  Sorry I can’t be of more help.

Cheers,
JOD
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://www.ottawa.net/~jdaub
Original music, synth patches, AUDITY
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Date: Tue, 24 Oct 95 07:55:00 EDT
From: mmccaffr@BayNetworks.com (Mike McCaffrey)
Subject: Re: My M1 forgets … is it just the battery?

Carl – I have seen similar things with both M1’s and 01W’s.  I have
seen these screwy patch reassignments when I have my synth hooked up
to my MQX-32 with the interface in MIDI Echo mode.  The problems occur
when you change a mode button (i.e. Program to Program Edit).  The
sysex string that the synth sends out when you press a button gets
echoed back to the synth and it loses its mind.  This usually causes
patches in combi’s to be set to 00 on the M1 and A00 on the 01W.  This
occurs on patches that are not even assigned to the Global MIDI
channel.  The only solution I have found is not to echo MIDI from the PC back
to the synths.

I guess the bottom line is that there are definitely OS problems in the
MIDI interface of the Korgs.

Mike McCaffrey

Message 52:
Subject: My M1 forgets … is it just the battery?
Cc: carlc@Synopsys.COM
Sender: owner-korg-m1-l@io.org
Precedence: bulk
Reply-To: korg-m1-l@io.org
Status: R

Hi,

I have two problems that I’d like to get feedback on:

1) I have a particular combination where in one of the
channels I have selected the patch I24, and saved the
edit.  Over time, I have noticed that when that combination
is recalled, I24 is changed to I13.  I had suspected that
this meant it was probably time to replace my internal
battery.  But, I have noticed that with the power on,
I will make the edit, save it, leave that combination
for another one and return to find that the change
was not remebered.  It seems to me that as long as the
power was on during this process, I should have
the correctly saved combination – right?  Also, it ALWAYS
changes from I24 to I13 – wouldn’t the battery failure
be a random occurence?

Anybody else see something like this?  Or is it still just a
symptom of the battery aging?

Carl
email: carlc@synopsys.com

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From: benoit@optron.optron.ingr.com (Paul Benoit)
Subject: Re: My M1 forgets … is it just the battery?
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 95 8:56:25 EDT

> power was on during this process, I should have
> the correctly saved combination – right?  Also, it ALWAYS
> changes from I24 to I13 – wouldn’t the battery failure
> be a random occurence?
> Anybody else see something like this?  Or is it still just a
> symptom of the battery aging?

I had a something like that — translates into a flakey memory location.
My problem is that it would change to a “card” program instead of an
“internal” program. I save this combi to another location, turned all the
channels to the “OFF” postion and wrote it. Then I re-assigned the saved
patch to the original location. Never happened again.

> 2) I have just one key that seems to have lost its
> sensitivity – I have read here that taking the keyboard
> off of the M1 is a bit tricky – is it likely that there
> Along the same lines – has anyone replaced their numeric keypad
> buttons before?  Mine are becoming kind of sluggish.

If I open mine first then I will let you know. I have a stubborn keypad
as well. It take several “presses” to get a few keys to respond. Hopefully,
they aren’t cellular.(?)

Paul Benoit

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Date: Wed, 25 Oct 1995 12:07:38 +0100
From: mgindrat@dimail.epfl.ch (Malko Gindrat)
Subject: Re: My M1 forgets … is it just the battery?

>
> I have two problems that I’d like to get feedback on:
>
> 1) I have a particular combination where in one of the
> channels I have selected the patch I24, and saved the
> edit.  Over time, I have noticed that when that combination
> is recalled, I24 is changed to I13.  I had suspected that
> this meant it was probably time to replace my internal
> battery.  But, I have noticed that with the power on,
> I will make the edit, save it, leave that combination
> for another one and return to find that the change
> was not remebered.  It seems to me that as long as the
> power was on during this process, I should have
> the correctly saved combination – right?  Also, it ALWAYS
> changes from I24 to I13 – wouldn’t the battery failure
> be a random occurence?
>
>
> Thanks much for any advice,
>
> Carl
> email: carlc@synopsys.com

Is your synth connected with other synths or a computer via MIDI.
If it’s the case it should be a program change problem. May be your
computer send the program change 13 in your synth.

I recently changed the battery of my T3 (same structure as the M1) and
it is very easy to do it. The battery is also a standard battery that you
can find in some electronic stores. If you are not afraid of some screw,…
you can do it by yourself.

I hope it will help you. Malko – mgindrat@di.epfl.ch

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Date: Fri, 27 Oct 1995 15:41:36 -0400
From: Saul Rosenberg <minderbinder@mail.aqua.net>
Subject: Re: Backwards sample

At 01:31 PM 10/18/95 -0400, you wrote:
>My band wants to play Queen’s “Another one bites the dust”.  It features a
>backwards piano chord.  Is there a way to make the M1’s piano sample play
>backwards?
>-
>                  Nate
>
There may be, you may have to break out the M1 manual to figure out the
direct settings.  If none are available, you still have an option.  Using
Cakewalk, you may be able to insert a wav file at specific times during the
MIDI operation.  This means that you would set it up by originally recording
the music forward on MIDI playing the notes in reverse order.  Record that
to a .wav file. Cleanse fold and manipulate the wav file then inverse the
file (it is an effect) and then insert it in a Cakewalk MIDI file where
appropriate.  On the global settings you have an option of turning the local
keyboard off and going straight off the MIDI allowing you to show off, play
with your feet, head, do backflips, etc….

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From: SMoffett1@aol.com
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 1995 19:10:27 -0400
Subject: Decoding Downloaded Patches

HELP !

I’ve downloaded several files over the net through ftp and the web (I’m using
AOL) in hopes of getting more programs for my VFX, but I can’t seem to get
them decoded.  I went to the VFX web page
(http://www.cs.colorado.edu/homes/mccreary/public_html/vfx.html) and read
the article about how to do all this, but I must be doing something wrong.
Here’s what I’ve been trying.  If anybody can figure out what I’m doing
wrong, I’d really like to know.  This is getting darn frustrating !

First, my equipment:  I’m using a PC compatible with a MQX-16 MIDI interface.
I’m positive that it is working correctly, because I have been able to send
SysEx from my VFX to the computer.  I’m using Midi Data Filer to save .syx
files, and VFX Librarian to send them back out to the VFX.  All this works
great.  The problem is when I try to use downloaded patches.

The first files I got were through AOL’s ftp and had the .syx extension.  But
then when I tried to open them with the VFX librarian (which I also got
through the VFX home page) it kept saying that they were not VFX Sysex files.
So I went back to the home page and used AOL’s “Save” command to save some
of the original VFX patches.  They all had the .txt extension, so I tried to
decode them with Sabasoft’s UUCode, but it wouldn’t decode any of ’em.  I
checked the files to make sure there was nothing before the “Begin” line or
after the “End” line, and they were fine.  I tried renaming them with a .uue
extension but that didn’t help either.  The closest I ever got was by using
NotePad to reduce the file name inside the text file (right after the “Begin
644”) down to a valid DOS filename with a .syx extension.  Then I changed the
text file name to a .uue extension.  UUCode decoded this file okay, except
that in the middle it stopped and said that it had some info in it that was
not valid UUCode data.  I told it to force the decode anyway.  When it was
finished, I was able to use Midi Data Filer (MDF) to actually send this file
out to the keyboard; but it was obviously messed up because it caused my VFX
to reinitialize, and changed my patch bay to another program #.

I understand from the article that I should use GNUZip to decompress these
files, but first I have to decode them, right?

Any help on this would be truly appreciated.  It’s probably something
deceptively simple that I’m missing.  Thanks in advance to all who reply.

Steve Moffett
SMoffett1@aol.com
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Date: Sun, 29 Oct 1995 15:46:02 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Soundprocess

Johnny Klonaris wrote on 10/25/95, in “Re: Soundprocess”:>>
>> P.S. – sure wish this had a _reply_ header…
>
>I’m not sure what you’re asking for here.   I don’t have a lot of
>control over the mailer, but I might be able to do something.
>
>I found that with my mailer (elm on HP-UX), I can do a simple reply to
>the message to send to the originator, or a group reply to send to the
>list.  Did you need something like that?

nah, jus lazy. Adding a “Reply to” header will make doing a reply in any
mailer will make the reply go to the list as opposed to just the person.
This way the list becomes more of a conversational list as opposed to a
posting list. I personally prefer this kind of list. But I guess I can deal
with the few extra mouse clicks to get it back to the list. 😉

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Date: Sun, 29 Oct 1995 15:47:11 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Problems with sysex

Hey M1-ers!

I ordered a couple of banks of sounds for my M1R from Prorec, to use for
this multi-media music job I was hired for.

I had them sent in Galaxy format, ’cause they’ll have the program/combi
names in the file already for subscribing to in Vision.

My M1 editor is EditOne, a single Liberian/editor version of Galaxy. The
file opened on my Mac fine, but when I tried to send the bank to the M1,
the MIDI light would flicker once but that was it! (?!). (Usually the light
would be on solid while sending sysex stuff). I got a hold of a full
version of Galaxy, installed it, and still the bank wouldn’t download.
Banks that I had made from Edit One would though (?!). Then my modem port
froze up, disabling any MIDI or MacTCP (or any modem use for that matter)
even after a re-starting (??!!) (I fixed this with a little utility I found
on a BBS after switching to my printer port for any telecom stuff).

After re-starting both the M1 (with all the various re-initializing
key-combos which never seem to work for me) and my Mac a couple of times
and trying to send only one program to the M1, it worked! To this day, I
still can’t figure out what the what happened (and I’m a Mac consultant).
Maybe a slightly goofy MIDI cable?

Anyone else have like problems?

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noise @io.org

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Date: Sun, 29 Oct 1995 15:47:16 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Pro-rec sounds, uh-uh, cool…

I ordered some sounds from Pro-Rec for this multi-media music job I was
hired to do.

I’m in Canada, so it took a couple of weeks to get it (three I think).
Wouldn’t ya know, they appeared in my mail on the day that I delivered the
last piece of music to the client! Oh well, on to the sounds…

I ordered the M1 Super Dance, and Film-textures banks. The Super Dance bank
has some pretty great basses and organ sounds. Nice pads too. A
<Super-Piano> that works really well when placed along with loops n’ stuff.
They’ll be great for any techno-hip-hop stuff I do. All the sounds are
pretty clean, which is a bit of a shame ’cause I like a bit of dirt in the
some stuff I do. In general a very useful collection.

The Film-textures bank is a little on the Sci-Fi side for me. All very
impressive sounds but maybe a bit too specific in terms of the imagery that
they bring with it. (Lots of spaceships taking off, etc.)

The most impressive aspect of these two banks is that somehow Pro-Rec has
gotten around the volume control!  (COMBI mode) Yep, ya turn down the
volume on the M1 all the way off, and bobs yer uncle, there is still a part
of the sound coming out yer speakers! No it’s not coming out of outputs C
or D either. Cool! You use the volume to control the mix of the parts of
the sound. How did they do that? I wonder if this is one of the M1’s
<backdoors> that the guys at Vision Crystal hinted at.

Anyways, at $44.90us/ea. (around $59.00 Cdn), it’s a pretty good deal. I’ll
be picking apart the programs and combinations for the next little while to
see how they did some of the stuff they did (especially that cool volume
thing). The only caveat is that it took a bit longer to get over the
boarder than I thought. This ain’t their fault though, cause the sampling
CD that I ordered from New York on the same day arrived at my door only a
day earlier. You can reach Pro-Rec at (212) 675-5606 and they have a demo
line at (212) 627-3148 where you punch in the number of the sound from
their catalogue that you want to hear.

later

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noise @io.org

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Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 11:39:02 +0100
From: Paolo Leva <paolo.leva@dedalus.inet.it>
Subject: Newbie question: is there any editor for M1R & Mac

Hi,

I just got linked to this list and I start immediately asking
you folks if you can point me any editor for Mac (with a MIDI
interface) to be used with the M1R expander.
A shareware editor would be a great start, since I’ve never
seen any and before spending my money I’d like to have a taste
of what they are.

Thanks
Paolo
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via Giulini 4, 20025 Legnano – Italy
paolo.leva@dedalus.inet.it

Dedalus Sistemi Informativi
via Ozanam 9, 20129 Milano – Italy
tel/fax: +39 2 29510959
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2 thoughts on “The Korg M1 list – Oct. 1995

  1. GourdMan on said:

    I have a Korg M1 and I am just getting started. Can someone tell how to turn local off. Also what is the procedure to trigger the instrument sounds by starting a new project using the vst instruments. I hope I’m clear, I want to use the sounds in the M1 with my pc. I’m using vista. There is so much I don’t know, but I’m trying to finish my record project. Thank You GourdMan P.S. I have the M1 manuel, I wish it was easier to read.

  2. hi to all,
    i have question about korg m1 to cakewalk or sonar software,
    currently i connect this M1 in out to pc using usb midi cable and all is fine
    but when i open sonar and play back my midi file I get the sound is had emerged other than those original, for example drum noiseless ,bass different sound etc. perhaps what necessary for me setting?

    thanks

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