The Korg M1 list – Sept 1995

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Date:    Fri, 01 Sep 95 12:21:18 CET
From: Jacek Latanowicz <JACK%PLPUAM11@plearn.edu.pl>
Subject: Re: our little list…

On Wed, 30 Aug 1995 10:56:57 -0700 (PDT) Spamboy said:
>When I joined this list, I understood that it included owners of the
>T-series synths too. If there aren’t any out there, then maybe I
>shouldn’t be on this list, but if there are, I have some questions
>regarding the T-series. I have a T1 and would love to change effects
>parameters via MIDI in a real-time sequence. Have any of you done
>that? Thanks

>Randy Budnikas          * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu
>8182 Glengarry Green *SPACE MONKEY ENTERPRISES *    714-522-BITE
>Buena Park, CA 90621 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * fax/modem:714-522-6323

Please don’t worry. I think that this list SHOULD be directed towards
Korg in general. But on the other hand I like the idea about older
Korg gear only. Maybe the name of the list should be korg-l ? (or list
like that exists already ?) T1 is very similair to M1 except it’s
larger, better and has some more capabilities. So You are the big bro
here 🙂

Jacek L.

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Date: Fri, 01 Sep 95 12:31:13 CET
From: Jacek Latanowicz <JACK%PLPUAM11@plearn.edu.pl>
Subject: Re: Vision Crystal

On Wed, 30 Aug 1995 20:19:11 -0400 <noise@io.org> said:
>John Sexton made a post re

>>Voice Crystal – ?
>>- supposedly re-releasing most of the unavailable Korg cards, at a
>>lower price.

>Well, I gave Voice Crystal a call (408) 945-0139 and talked to Dave.
>Unfortunately, they never had any intention of re-releasing any of the
>Korg cards (I imagined we were talking about the PCM cards right?).
>They do offer their own patches on cards.(Poop!) With all the M1
>owners out there it would seem like a good market. I wonder why no one
>has done this? Too Hard? Hmmmm…

Yeah, btw, how many M1s are out there ? I heard that over 100,000 ! My
S/N is over 100,000 and I bought my M1 in 1991…

Jacek L.

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Date: Fri, 01 Sep 1995 08:42:02 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: our little list…

At 07:28 AM 9/1/95 -0400, you wrote:

>>Please don’t worry. I think that this list SHOULD be directed towards
>>Korg in general. But on the other hand I like the idea about older
>>Korg gear only. Maybe the name of the list should be korg-l ? (or list
>>like that exists already ?) >>T1 is very similair to M1 except it’s
>>larger, better and has some more capabilities. So You are the big bro
>>here 🙂

>>Jacek L.

>There is a list for Korg 0X and synths like that, but there was
>nothing on the M1 or other like synths (and no responses when I posted
>questions). That’s why I started this one.

>***********************************************************
>noise
>noise @io.org

>***********************************************************

I agree with Noise that the list should be focused on M and T series
synths as they are practically the same but not extend beyond that.
There aren’t hardly any similarities between a DSS1 and a Poly Six
even though they are both older Korg models. It would simply be
counterproductive to make the list to generalized. Since most of the
discussion thus far has focused solelyu on the M1 maybe we could open
it up a bit by comparing and contrasting the M and T series synths.

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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: Fri, 01 Sep 1995 08:53:20 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: Vision Crystal

At 12:31 PM 9/1/95 CET, you wrote:
>On Wed, 30 Aug 1995 20:19:11 -0400 <noise@io.org> said:
>>John Sexton made a post re
>>>Voice Crystal – ?
>>>- supposedly re-releasing most of the unavailable Korg cards, at a
>>>lower price.

>>Well, I gave Voice Crystal a call (408) 945-0139 and talked to Dave.
>>Unfortunately, they never had any intention of re-releasing any of the
>>Korg cards (I imagined we were talking about the PCM cards right?).
>>They do offer their own patches on cards.(Poop!) With all the M1
>>owners out there it would seem like a good market. I wonder why no one
>>has done this? Too Hard? Hmmmm…

>Yeah, btw, how many M1s are out there ? I heard that over 100,000 !
My S/N is over 100,000 and I bought my M1 in 1991…

>Jacek L.

I’m not sure how that “Voice Crystal” quote got attributed to me since
I know I didn’t write it. Oh well.

As far as the comment about the number of M1s sold as far as I know it
is the biggest selling synth of all time surpassing even the DX7
(which I also used to own). I saw a quote to that effect in the most
recent issue of Keyboard magazine (October that is) in the 20 sounds
that must die article. Its an interesting chronology of the most used
(overused) synth patches of all time and 4 of them are M1 factory
patches (pan flute, lore, pole and magic organ). This is good news
really since it firmly plants the M & T synths as a kind of essential
sound source.

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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: Fri, 1 Sep 1995 09:30:51 -0400
From: daviddb@ix.netcom.com (David Berry )
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

Please!!! More info on this product….

>I think that you will find that the Frontal Lobe you refer to is not
>just a >disk drive! —— I nearly got one for =A3100 last
>week(retail600) — it is a PCM slot sample ‘injector’ ie it allows you
>to use your own samples etc IN THE M1 sysnthesis machine!…..now
>that seems VERY usefull!!!! ta
>Mark.

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Date: Fri, 1 Sep 1995 13:31:41 +0000
From: pbb_mb@wye.ac.uk (Mark A Bennett)
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

Hi I think that you will find that the Frontal Lobe you refer to is not
just a disk drive!——I nearly got one for 100 last
week(retail600)—it is a PCM slot sample ‘injector’ ie it allows you
to use your own samples etc IN THE M1 sysnthesis machine!…..now that
seems VERY usefull!!!! ta Mark.

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Date: Fri, 1 Sep 1995 15:58:51 +0200
From: mgindrat@disunms.epfl.ch (Malko Gindrat)
Subject: our little list…

Hi everyone,

I’m from Switzerland and I’m new to this list.

I am not a professional, I just play music for fun. I like every sort
of music (except jazz and heavy trash), but I prefer the music style
of Vangelis, Filmscores, ambient music, Phil Collins, Queen, Depeche
Mode, J-M. Jarre,…

I own a Kurzweil K2000 (great!), a Yamaha TG77 (good expander) and at
last but not least a Korg T3 (100% compatible with the M1, I put the
M1 progs into my T3 and it works perfectly, particularly the great
UNIVERSE prog)

The difference between the M1 and T3 is the number of Banks (200) and
the larger display (very useful). There are more internal samples:
better piano, better sax (is that possible?!!? I’ve never heard a
better sax than the T3’s (M1’s).) and also a floppy disk. But the
“programmation” of progs are the same.

I mostly use the K2000, but the T3 is necessary for natural songs
(guitar, piano, sax, strings).

So, this is from my side. Long life to this list!

Malko

Malko Gindrat – mgindrat@di.epfl.ch – K2000 – TG77 – T3

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Date: Fri, 1 Sep 1995 18:04:30 -0500
To: noise@io.org
From: stenseth@mcs.net (Craig & Dawn Stenseth)
Subject: Re: Intro & drum map question

>Yeah I know. I spend most of my time dumping stuff to my M1 and just
>finding out what sounds it has. Now I’ve got to actually DO something
>with all these sounds, if I can remember where that great bass sound
>was…

One thing I did with my K1m (before I got the M1) was try to go thru
all the sounds I have (about 1200 patches), and try to put a
description for each patch in my patch editor/librarian. Looking at
the Gen MIDI (not that I worship GM, but it’s a start at being
half-organized), I would put the GM prog change # as the description
(like “GM41″ for a patch that sounds to me like a violin). Then (and
here’s the really anal retentive part), I set up banks of sounds to
sort of correspond to the Gen MIDI set. I did the same thing on M1 but
don’t seem to have as many patches that sound like GM instruments (my
‘Violin’, ‘Viola’, ‘Cello’ are the same patch,etc.).

I DON’T like imbedding prog changes in sequences, and hate it when I
download a sequence that has them; I just like being able to flip thru
the programs to find an instrument, and know roughly what patch/bank
to go to.

And my primary instrument is guitar, anyway, so even when I actually
do play or sequence, it just doesn’t sound that good…

Hey, do you have that distorted guitar patch for M1 (not the factory
one), the one that has the cool feedback? If you want it let me know.

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Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 04:08:56 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ items 7 & 8

>7. Is there a way to create your own pcm ?

A Dutch company called Zadok used to sell a single unit 19″ module
called SAM 1, that plugged into an M1’s PCM card slot. You could feed
it 3.5″ diskettes with samples in several formats, so you could use
them as Multisounds for the M1. Original retail price was around
$1250. Many music stores in Holland still have one collecting dust, as
most Dutch M1 owners refuse to lay down cash for a box that doesn’t
even have audio outputs… Supported disk formats: Akai S1000, 950,
900, Korg DSS-1, DSM-1, Roland 550, 330, W30, EPS16+, Prophet 2000 and
SoundDesigner(Atari format). The SAM1 also doubled as a Midi data
filer/Standard Midi File player. And it could send samples over Midi
in SDS format. Zadok, fax ++31 703 200 345. This is an old number, but
who knows….

>8. Can you install a disk drive to an early korg m1 ?

>A company called Temporal Acuity used to make an M1 disk drive called
the Frontal Lobe.

Quote from Keyboard’s April 1989 issue, page 87: Cannon Research
introduced a new product for the Korg M1 called Frontal Lobe ($399).
The unit stores sequencer and patch data in RAM (15,000 event memory),
and can connect to a personal computer via RS-232 for downloading of
sequence data or for printing. A 3,5″, 1.44 Mb disk drive ($399) can
be added, as well as two memory expansions to a maximum of 64,000
events ($199 each). Strange, not a word about PCM data…

That’s it for now

Chris

Whoah, just bumped into a Frontal Lobe ad in Keyboard, april 1992, page
102. The new version III Frontal Lobe… 4.5″ x 6.5”, 2 pounds…16
track, 32 channel, 256 part sequencer will work with any
synth…Operation from M1 keys….that’s it.
Old fax #: 916-272-8693. Phone 800-628-3394

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Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 04:09:08 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ item 2

>2. How can I restore the factory patches?

>A.>Via sysex librarian or Rom/Ram card with factory patches.

If you get patches from the Internet in the form of a Standard Midi
File: Import the file into your sequencer (yep, you’ll need one of
those…) and play it into your M1. Don’t forget this replaces *all*
the sounds you had before!

Chris

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Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 04:09:11 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Drum map question

>>creating a “transpose map” that routes the GM notes to the M1’s. This
>>probably doesn’t work with your accompaniment software though.

>Actually, this probably _would_ work. I’m using Bars & Pipes Pro, on an
>Amiga. The accompanyment s.w. (SuperJAM) will multitask with the
>sequencer.

Right! That’s the way software should work.

<>I guess I just have to decide which is more painful to program 🙂

In Vision, it’s a matter of hitting a note for each drum sound.

>Guess you can’t do that on EZVision or Musicshop?

Sorry, I haven’t seen these.

Chris

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Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 04:09:15 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Intro + Organ tip

Hi all

With all this mailing to the list, I forgot to introduce myself, so
here goes: I’m a professional musician, composer and producer based in
Rotterdam, Holland. The M1 was my first Midi keyboard. Before that, I
played old time instruments like the Rhodes Chroma and the grand
piano. I liked the M1 best as a workstation, to make quick demos. It
sounded OK, but some essential patches (bass!) just didn’t cut it. But
then I sold the keyboard and got the M1R module with the EX expansion
(with the Multisounds of the T series). That made all the difference!

I often use the M1REX for organ sounds with the rotating speaker
effect, which can be controlled by a footswitch. This pedal action
isn’t sent over Midi though, so you can’t record it into a sequencer,
which is a shame. Fortunately, Midi Solutions makes a little box
called Relay. It plugs into the M1 pedal 1 or 2 connector and will
respond to a Midi message of your choice. So now I control the
Leslie’s speed by a footswitch (or wheel, slider or even a note!),
that sends a Midi command to the Relay and to my sequencer. On
playback, the sequencer controls the Relay directly. Maybe it’s not
for everyone, but for me it was a Godsend and well worth the $150 they
dared to ask. In the US it’s only $99….

Chris

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Date: Sat, 02 Sep 1995 02:04:45 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: Vision Crystal

At 02:07 AM 9/2/95 +0200, you wrote:
>>I saw a quote to that effect in the most recent issue of Keyboard
>>magazine
>>(October that is)
>~~~~~~~

>Huh?

I know it sounds absurd but I have a subscription and I recieve the
issues something like a month in advance sometimes a little bit more.
This time I got my October issue at the end of August. I’d sure like
to know how they travel in to the future, write the articles and
transport themselves into the past to print the magazine. =;-]

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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: noise@io.org
Subject: M1, M3 and T’s

sos I was wondern: just what is the difference between these synths.

I’ve heard that the T series has sampling capabilities? What’s the
resolution/sampling rate? Could you use it for things like drum loops?
If you could that would be very usefull.

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Vision Crystal

>At 12:31 PM 9/1/95 CET, you wrote:
>>On Wed, 30 Aug 1995 20:19:11 -0400 <noise@io.org> said:
>>>John Sexton made a post re
>>>>Voice Crystal – ?
>>>>- supposedly re-releasing most of the unavailable Korg cards, at
>>>>  a lower price.

>I’m not sure how that “Voice Crystal” quote got attributed to me
>since I know I didn’t write it. Oh well.

Whoops! Sorry John! Actually it was Zenon M. Feszczak”
<FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
not that it matters much. Guess one should check before one posts! 😉

but you know that thing you said about you being bigger than Jesus, I
mean come on… 😉

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Date: Sat, 02 Sep 1995 10:57:03 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1, M3 and T’s

At 07:56 AM 9/2/95 -0400, you wrote:
>sos I was wondern: just what is the difference between these synths.

>I’ve heard that the T series has sampling capabilities? What’s the
>resolution/sampling rate? Could you use it for things like drum loops?
>If you could that would be very usefull.

As far as I know the difference between the M1 and T series is this:

M1    61 note Keyboard
T3    61 note Keyboard
T2    76 note Keyboard
T1    88 note Keyboard (Weighted action)

M1    100 Programs
T3,T2,T1    200 Programs

M1    2 line LCD readout
T3,2,1    Large LCD (not sure how many lines)

M1    no disk drive
T3,2,1    built in floppy

M1    100 PCM Multisounds, 44 Drum sounds
T3,2,1    200 PCM Multisounds, ?? Drum Sounds (all of the original M1
PCM’s plus another set)

M1    4400 note sequencer
T3,2,1    ???? note sequencer

T1 has 1MB area for user samples but does not sample directly. Samples
are imported via midi sds or it can read DSS/DSM disks directly.

The EX upgrade for the T2 and T3 adds the sample ram that comes
standard in the T1.

The EX upgrade for the M1 adds all of the stock features of the T3
except the 1MB sample area (and the larger LCD and floppy drive of
course).

Since the T-series has all of the M1 PCM multisounds and same (as far
as I know) Program parameters it is completely back-compatible with
all M1 Programs/Combis/Sequences/Rom cards/PCM cards.

One of my friends owned a T3 and I do remember that the operating
system was different especially in Sequence mode. When I tried to
create a sequence on a T3 the first time I couldn’t do it even though
I was familiar with the M1’s sequencer.

This is from memory so if I messed up feel free to jump in and correct
me.

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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: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 17:54:25 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: M1, M3 and T’s

Some more numbers:

>M1    100 PCM Multisounds, 44 Drum sounds
>T3,2,1    190 PCM Multisounds, 85 Drum Sounds
“””    “”
>M1    4400 note sequencer (7700 with 50 prog/50 combi memory
>allocation)
“”””
>T3,2,1    50,000 note sequencer
“”””””

The T-series have extra Midi functions, that make them versatile master
keyboard controllers.

Chris

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Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 17:54:47 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: M1, M3 and T’s

>I’ve heard that the T series has sampling capabilities? Could you use
>it for things like drum loops?

One Megabyte isn’t much, but it would hold a loop. You have to create
it using another machine though. The 1 Mb sampling RAM in my Peavey
DPM4 is stuffed with new drum hits most of the time.

Chris

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Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 19:36:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: M1, M3 and T’s

As far as I know, the T-series synths have no sampling capabilities.
You can buy cards with different PCM samples, and of course, a lot of
the sounds are samples, but there is no inherent sampling capability
with the T-series. The Ts have more mulitsounds than the Ms, and a way
better piano, but it is very noisy. The format of the two lines are
almost identical. Combination, Program, Global, Sequencing modes are
all the same, and the Program editing parameters are the same too. The
only real difference between the two are the sounds. The Ts have
better sounds, and another bank of them. Once you go T, you can’t go
back.

Randy Budnikas         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu
8182 Glengarry Green *SPACE MONKEY ENTERPRISES *    714-522-BITE
Buena Park, CA 90621 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * fax/modem:714-522-6323

On Sat, 2 Sep 1995 noise@io.org wrote:

>sos I was wondern: just what is the difference between these synths.

>I’ve heard that the T series has sampling capabilities? What’s the
>resolution/sampling rate? Could you use it for things like drum
>loops? If you could that would be very usefull.

>noise
>noise @io.org

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Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 19:39:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: M1, M3 and T’s

Let me just add that one thing I miss about my M1 is that the M1 stores
the sequence data. When you turn off a T1, the sequence data is lost.
It has way more steps, but it’s a pain to load it up from a disk every
time. Luckily I do all my sequencing on a computer now.

Randy Budnikas         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu
8182 Glengarry Green *SPACE MONKEY ENTERPRISES *    714-522-BITE
Buena Park, CA 90621 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * fax/modem:714-522-6323

On Sat, 2 Sep 1995, John Sexton wrote:

>At 07:56 AM 9/2/95 -0400, you wrote:
>>sos I was wondern: just what is the difference between these synths.

>>I’ve heard that the T series has sampling capabilities? What’s the
>>resolution/sampling rate? Could you use it for things like drum
>>loops? If you could that would be very usefull.

>As far as I know the difference between the M1 and T series is this:

>M1    61 note Keyboard
>T3    61 note Keyboard
>T2    76 note Keyboard
>T1    88 note Keyboard (Weighted action)

>M1    100 Programs
>T3,T2,T1    200 Programs

>M1    2 line LCD readout
>T3,2,1    Large LCD (not sure how many lines)

>M1    no disk drive
>T3,2,1    built in floppy

>M1    100 PCM Multisounds, 44 Drum sounds
>T3,2,1    200 PCM Multisounds, ?? Drum Sounds (all of the original M1
>PCM’s plus another set)

>M1    4400 note sequencer
>T3,2,1    ???? note sequencer

>T1 has 1MB area for user samples but does not sample directly. Samples
>are imported via midi sds or it can read DSS/DSM disks directly.

>The EX upgrade for the T2 and T3 adds the sample ram that comes
>standard in the T1.

>The EX upgrade for the M1 adds all of the stock features of the T3
>except the 1MB sample area (and the larger LCD and floppy drive of
>course).

>Since the T-series has all of the M1 PCM multisounds and same (as far
>as I know) Program parameters it is completely back-compatible with
>all M1 Programs/Combis/Sequences/Rom cards/PCM cards.

>One of my friends owned a T3 and I do remember that the operating
>system was different especially in Sequence mode. When I tried to
>create a sequence on a T3 the first time I couldn’t do it even though
>I was familiar with the M1’s sequencer.

>This is from memory so if I messed up feel free to jump in and
>correct me.
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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, 04 Sep 95 00:09:40 CET
From: Jacek Latanowicz <JACK%PLPUAM11@plearn.edu.pl>
Subject: Re: Vision Crystal

On Sat, 02 Sep 1995 02:04:45 -0400 John Sexton said:
>At 02:07 AM 9/2/95 +0200, you wrote:
>>>I saw a quote to that effect in the most recent issue of Keyboard
>>>magazine (October that is)
>>~~~~~~~

>>Huh?

>I know it sounds absurd but I have a subscription and I recieve the
>issues something like a month in advance sometimes a little bit more.
>This time I got my October issue at the end of August. I’d sure like
>to know how they travel in to the future, write the articles and
>transport themselves into the past to print the magazine. =;-]

Heh, maybe You get the issues from last year yet ? 🙂

Jacek L.

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From: MSammo@aol.com
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 1995 01:34:06 -0400
Subject: Re: T owners

Randy Budnikas wrote:
“When I joined this list, I understood that it included owners of the
T-series synths too.”

I just purchased a T2. and I’m sorry to say I can’t answer your
question Randy. But hold on a bit and let’s see where we all go. I’m
excited to find this list and thank you John Sexton for having the
will and initiative to get us started. More info on my set-up coming
soon.

MSammo@aol.com

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Date: Mon, 04 Sep 1995 18:14:01 -0400
From: Saul Rosenberg <minderbinder@mail.aqua.net>
Subject: Syx files and Cakewalk

I have Cakewalk Home Studio…. how do you load Sys files….

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Date: Mon, 04 Sep 1995 20:57:06 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Intros

This is a repost for those who are new to the list since I posted it
originally when there were only about 10 subscribers.

I live in Florida and studied Jazz Composition at the University of
South Florida in Tampa, Fl. I have been making music most of my life
and play Trombone and Keyboards mostly. Along the way I also learned
how to play at least a little guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, euphonium,
and tuba. All that aside, I have spent the better part of my musical
journey playing in rock bands, pop groups, wedding bands (alias:lounge
acts), jazz groups, and industrial acts (really). Now I spend most of
my time making techno/ambient/electro/aggro…well, something
electronic. My discography of impossible to find “independant” music
includes 3 jazz albums with the USF Jazz Ensemble, Avant Garde
composer James Lewis’ NEA funded LP, a Pop Group cassette, a rock trio
EP and a Salsa album. Now I self-produce indie cassettes for whoever
wants one.

I have a personal homepage that I use to distibute my tapes and midi
information in general. As far as I know there is a huge lack of M1
info on the net and I have run many types of queries so I hope my
humble M1 page will provide at least some online info for M1 users.

Influential types: Penderecki, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno,
Phillip Glass, Al Jourgensen, Bill Lasswell, Trent Reznor, Moby, and
The Orb to name a few.

My equipment includes: Korg M1, Ensoniq ESQm, Roland Juno 1, Roland
R8, Lexicon Jamman, ADA MP1, Mark of the Unicorn PC Midi Express,
486DX2/66, 12MB 730MB HDD SB16 2X CD-Rom , Cakewalk Pro 3.01 Gemeni DJ
Mixer, Technics (crappy ones-NOT 1200s) turntables, Mackie 1202,
Furman PL8, SKB rack, Alesis RA100 amp and Distex speakers.

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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, 05 Sep 1995 15:43:20 +0200
From: peter@enterprise.iht.rwth-aachen.de (Peter Wypich)
Subject: M3R

Hi!

Are here M3R users?

I got a PCM Card set for a M1 but my M3R don’t understand the data
card. Can anybody post me a dump of the RSC-01 DATA card for M3R?

Thanks in advance,

Greetings, Peter

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Date: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 19:29:48 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: D.I.Y

At 11:04 PM 9/7/95 +0100, you wrote:
>lets have a go at creating our own good sounds and learn the power
thats in our m1 ( i am a novice in this area but want to learn.since
using computers and seqencers my m1 had become a modual leaving many
functions undiscovered) there must be loads of us who have made a cool
sound once in a while i am sure that there are many good programmers
on this list that could give advise on making there own sounds of the
same quality of the korg cards using the preset m1 banks maybe
someone can devise a walktrough explaining what all the parametres
mean step by step when creating a new sound

I think of the M1 as a standard synthesizer that simply uses sampled
waveforms instead of generating single cycle simple waves like the VCO
of an analog synth. When I approach creating my own sounds I start
with something in mind. Decide what sampled multisound best suits the
patch I want to create (OSC single/dual/select/octave). Create the
Envelope for that sound (does it have a quick or slow attack? does it
get louder, softer or stay the same when sustaining? does it release
immediately or trail off slowly? (VDA EGs)) Change the timbral quality
with the VDF (VDF CUTOFF/INTENSITY/WAVEFORM OF VDF)and decide how the
VDF will modulate the sound over time (VDF EG). Decide whether or not
the pitch of the sound will change over time (PITCH EG).Last I apply
the effects appropriate for the type of patch I’m creating. I find it
very important to turn the effects off when programming and use them
only at the end of the process even if the effect will be integral to
the patch because it can make a bad patch sound ok making it easier to
settle for a mediocre patch. I’m sure I left something out but those
are the basics. I’m seriously considering initializing my machine and
writing an entire bank from scratch. That would be an education in and
of itself. If the above description sounds confusing just get your
hands on some basic analog synth programming info. There is a fair
amount on the web (you could just follow some of the music links on my
web pages). Almost all synths use the same principles analog synths
do.

>(maybe john could add a users m1 sound bank facility on his web page
where we can upload and download our newest creations or demos)

My ISP doesn’t allow me to use cgi script based forms so I couldn’t do
it directly. I don’t mind recieving any patches from users though and
there are a couple of simple ways for me to do it. First, just attach
them to an email since M1 sysex makes for small files. OR Second, just
upload them to the ftp.gate.net/incoming/jsexton/ directory and email
me so I can grab it before that directory gets purged. If there is no
/incoming/jsexton/ directory the /incoming/ directory will work fine
as well as long as I know the filename. I can post them to the M1 page
in short order for everyone to get.

>if anyone knows a good dance bass paremeter setting i would like to
>try it out or a nice effect settings ect…
>how do you calculate delay times..ect

As far as calculating delay times goes divide the tempo (120bpm for
instance) into 60 (which equals .5 or 500ms) and then by .5 for half
notes 1 for quarter notes 2 for eigth notes 3 for triplets and 4 for
16th notes. So a 250ms delay would be an eighth note at 120bpm. Whew,
I haven’t done that much since I bought my Jamman.

>i am sure that many of you feel the same way and would like to
discover how to make those paremeters work lets all use this list to
our advantage

>if anyone has any tips on creating sounds or effects why not share
them with the list or if you are searching for a certain sound or
style ask the list

I’ve been focusing on techno/trance type sounds but unfortunately the
M1 doesn’t have resonance or portamento. What I have found is that by
using the standard square, sines etc… and playing with the cutoff
and then adding chorus and flange or chorus and phase I can get some
very warped sounds. If I play with the waveform in the PITCH MG and
slow the frequency wwwwwaaaaayyy down and the intensity way up I can
get video game type sounds.

>(this will only work if our sounds are based on the preset korg
sounds and pcm)

There are plenty of possibilities using the factory PCMs.

>catch you later all
>hbomb

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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: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 20:59:02 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: bank changing through sys-ex?

At 05:27 PM 9/7/95 -0700, you wrote:
>Is there anyway to change banks in combi mode through sys-ex or any
>other cc?
>PJG

If you mean change patches the answer is yes using simple midi program
change commands. If you mean what I think you mean by changing “banks”
then the answer as far as I know is no. I posted a similar message to
the cAkewalk mailing list and got some suggestions none of which
worked in combi mode. I could get Cakewalk to change between internal
and card sounds by capturing the sysex message that the M1 sends when
you hit the card button and then I sent that message to the M1 when I
wanted to switch between card and internal patches. The problem I
found when trying to duplicate this process in combi mode was that the
M1 selects the card sounds with the slider and as far as I could tell
does not generate any sysex messages when you select patches with the
slider or the increment/decrement buttons. Since I couldn’t capture
any sysex I had no message to send. I also tried the standard bank
select macros built into CW with no results. I may have missed
something though.

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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: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 22:49:47 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1Rex Factory SYS-EX please?

At 05:29 PM 9/7/95 -0700, you wrote:
>I’m looking for the factory loaded sys-ex for a M1Rex including
>progs, combi’s, and sequence data.

I am attaching the factory patches and combis but not the sequence data
for the M1. I don’t know if the M1R had different patches. The M1REX
probably has the same patches as a stock T3 so I can’t help you there.
If you don’t have the stock M1 patches here they are.

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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: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 22:55:49 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1Rex Factory SYS-EX please? Sender:

OOPS!!!!! Sorry about that everybody. I intended to send those attached
files to Paul only but I guess I messed up.

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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: Fri, 08 Sep 1995 11:28:34 -0700
From: kenl@aragorn.ori.org (Ken Loge)
Subject: Using the M1 with a sequencer

I’m not new to synth work, but I have a lot to learn before I can say
that I really feel adept with MIDI. I bought my M1 about a year ago
used, but it came with no manual. I have the Opcode Galaxy editor for
it so I was able to “reverse engineer” the M1’s architecture and make
some really interesting sounds. That was fine until I decided that I
wanted to marry it to Vision, the sequencer I use.

My question is this: How does one go about setting up the M1 so more
than 1 program (instrument) can be controlled on a different MIDI
channel through a sequencer (i.e., suppose I want a drum on channel 1,
a horn on channel 2, and a sound effect on 3). All I’ve been albe to
do so far is set the global channel to a number and control which
program gets called up, but I’m restricted to only one program. I
tried programming a few MULTIs with each having a different MIDI
channel assignment, but it doesn’t work the way I’d like it to.

Kind of a wordy question, I know, but I’d like any information
regarding this you may have.

Thanks,

– Ken

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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 12:00:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer MIME-Version: 1.0

There are two ways you can sequence with an M1. First, my favorite way
is through the sequencing mode. You have 8 tracks to deal with, and
you can assign any program to any track, and any channel. You’ll have
to read the manual to find out how to do that. The other way is
through the combination mode. You can also assign any sound to any
track and any channel, but you lose some flexibility because you can’t
play just one sound at a time. It will only play the sound(s) you have
that are on the global MIDI channel. The computer will play the other
channels just fine, but you won’t be able to hear your piano patch if
it is on channel 2 and your global MIDI channel is on channel 1,
you’ll only hear the sound(s) that are on channel 1. In the sequence
mode you can switch from track to track and hear the sound on that
track, so when you’re recording the song, you can play the sound you
want to hear. You don’t have that kind of control in Combination mode.
If this has been confusing, just ask me where to clarify. Hope this
helps.

Randy Budnikas         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu
8182 Glengarry Green *SPACE MONKEY ENTERPRISES *    714-522-BITE
Buena Park, CA 90621 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * fax/modem:714-522-6323

On Fri, 8 Sep 1995, Ken Loge wrote:

>I’m not new to synth work, but I have a lot to learn before I can say
>that I really feel adept with MIDI. I bought my M1 about a year ago
>used, but it came with no manual. I have the Opcode Galaxy editor for
>it so I was able to “reverse engineer” the M1’s architecture and make
>some really interesting sounds. That was fine until I decided that I
>wanted to marry it to Vision, the sequencer I use.

>My question is this: How does one go about setting up the M1 so more
>than 1 program (instrument) can be controlled on a different MIDI
>channel through a sequencer (i.e., suppose I want a drum on channel 1,
>a horn on channel 2, and a sound effect on 3). All I’ve been albe to
>do so far is set the global channel to a number and control which
>program gets called up, but I’m restricted to only one program. I
>tried programming a few MULTIs with each having a different MIDI
>channel assignment, but it doesn’t work the way I’d like it to.

>Kind of a wordy question, I know, but I’d like any information
regarding this
you may have.

>Thanks,

>- Ken

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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 21:02:13 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: bank changing through sys-ex?

>Is there anyway to change banks in combi mode through sys-ex or any
>other cc?

Yes. I hope you know how to type a SysEx message into your sequencer,
because that’s the most comprehensive way.

What you want to do is: first send one of the bank select messages
listed below, followed by a program change. Inserting a program change
is pretty obvious in most sequencers. Just make sure it’s inserted
*after* one set (2 lines!) of the following messages:

To call up an internal Combi:
F0 42 30 19 4E 00 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 10 00 F7

To switch back to an internal Program:
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 00 F7

To call up a Card Combi:
F0 42 30 19 4E 00 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 10 01 F7

To select a Card Program:
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 01 F7

One more thing: the zero in the number 30 of each line corresponds to
Midi channel 1. If your M1 is set to a different channel, you’ll need
to set this digit to another value. Here’s a conversion table:

Channel:     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Then set to: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  9  A  B  C  D  E  F

Wow. I should learn to type properly. Whew…

Chris

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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 21:02:17 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: M1Rex Factory SYS-EX please?

Hi Paul

Please let me know whether you use a Mac or a PC, so I know how to send
you these files, unless someone else already did, of course.

Later

Chris

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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 15:39:43 -0400
From: myc@atlantic2.sbi.com (Michael Y. Chiang)
Subject: Mac Sys-ex Utility Request

Does anyone have a utility to send sys-ex dumps to the M1 from a Mac
PowerBook 100 via Opcode Midi Translator? I have a utility called Bulk
Sys-ex that can capture sys-ex dumps fine. However, the M1 refuses to
accept sys-ex from the PB100. I have AppleTalk turned off on the PB100
and memory protection turned off on the M1.

Thanks.

–Michael
myc@atlantic2.sbi.com

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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 13:47:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: bank changing through sys-ex?

Where did you find out those hex codes? Can I use them for my T1? If
not, how could I learn those hex codes for my T1?

Randy Budnikas         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu
8182 Glengarry Green *SPACE MONKEY ENTERPRISES *    714-522-BITE
Buena Park, CA 90621 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * fax/modem:714-522-6323

On Fri, 8 Sep 1995, Chris Smalt wrote:

>>Is there anyway to change banks in combi mode through sys-ex or any
>>other cc?

>Yes. I hope you know how to type a SysEx message into your
>sequencer, because that’s the most comprehensive way.

>What you want to do is: first send one of the bank select messages
>listed below, followed by a program change. (snip!)

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Date: Fri, 08 Sep 1995 13:48:48 -0700
From: kenl@aragorn.ori.org (Ken Loge)
Subject: Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer

The computer will play the other channels just >fine, but you won’t be
able to hear your piano patch if it is on channel 2 and your global
MIDI channel is on channel 1, you’ll only hear the sound(s) that are
on channel 1. In the sequence mode you can switch from track to track
and hear the sound on that track, so when you’re recording the song,
you can play the sound you want to hear. You don’t have that kind of
control in Combination mode. If this has been confusing, just ask me
where to clarify. Hope this helps.

I’d like to be able to, through my computer sequencer, play, say a
drum on one channel, a flute on the other, and so forth until I’ve run
out of voices. (I’d rather use my computer than the M1’s built-in
sequencer). I have an Alesis S4 QuadraSynth, which allows me to assign
a program to any of the 16 MIDI channels so I can hear what I’ve
already laid down as I record new material on a different track in
Vision. Can the M1 do this as well?

Thanks,
-Ken

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Date: Fri, 08 Sep 1995 17:03:21 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer

At 12:00 PM 9/8/95 -0700, you wrote:

>>My question is this: How does one go about setting up the M1 so more
>>than 1 program (instrument) can be controlled on a different MIDI
>>channel through a sequencer (i.e., suppose I want a drum on channel 1,
>>a horn on channel 2, and a sound effect on 3). All I’ve been albe to
>>do so far is set the global channel to a number and control which
>>program gets called up, but I’m restricted to only one program. I
>>tried programming a few MULTIs with each having a different MIDI
>>channel assignment, but it doesn’t work the way I’d like it to.

What I did was create a combi like this: multi mode assign a program #
to each available location (anything as long as its not off) assign
each sound a different midi channel (but don’t use ch1 or else it will
change the combi)use 2-9 instead or whatever works for your setup.
enable all midi messages (especially pgm change and midi controllers)
assign all sounds to full keyboard range assign all sounds to all
velocities assign all sounds to 99 output level select basic effects
like reverb and exciter at conservative settings name and save the
combi

Now when used with an external sequencer turn midi local off on the
M1, enable auto-channelization on your sequencer and you can call up
any sound on any of the 8 midi channels you selected via midi pgm
change commands, control the volume of all sounds via midi controller
7 (volume) and play any sound whenever you highlight the track that
corresponds with the midi channel # its assigned to on the M1.

I’ve created a few different combi’s that have all the same settings
with the exception of the effects. I have found that I want different
effects setups for different situations. BTW I use Cakewalk Pro 3.01
for sequencing but most any sequencer should behave similarly.

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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: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 17:56:36 -0400
From: Carl Cleaver <carlc@Synopsys.COM>
Subject: Re: bank changing through sys-ex?

Hi – I don’t know if the commands that Chris mentioned were in the
source I’ll mention – but Keyboard Mag had two (that I remember)
really helpful M1 clinics – one of which I remember listed sysex for
several useful things.

Does anyone recall off hand which issues? It’s been several years ago
I think.

Carl

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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 13:47:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: bank changing through sys-ex?

Where did you find out those hex codes? Can I use them for my T1? If
not, how could I learn those hex codes for my T1?

Randy Budnikas         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu
8182 Glengarry Green *SPACE MONKEY ENTERPRISES *    714-522-BITE
Buena Park, CA 90621 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * fax/modem:714-522-6323

On Fri, 8 Sep 1995, Chris Smalt wrote:
>>Is there anyway to change banks in combi mode through sys-ex or any
other cc?

>Yes. I hope you know how to type a SysEx message into your sequencer,
>because that’s the most comprehensive way.

>What you want to do is: first send one of the bank select messages
>listed below, followed by a program change. Inserting a program change
>is pretty obvious in most sequencers. Just make sure it’s inserted
>*after* one set (2 lines!) of the following messages:

>To call up an internal Combi:
>F0 42 30 19 4E 00 10 F7
>F0 42 30 19 4E 10 00 F7

>To switch back to an internal Program:
>F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
>F0 42 30 19 4E 12 00 F7

>To call up a Card Combi:
>F0 42 30 19 4E 00 10 F7
>F0 42 30 19 4E 10 01 F7

>To select a Card Program:
>F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
>F0 42 30 19 4E 12 01 F7

>One more thing: the zero in the number 30 of each line corresponds to
>Midi channel 1. If your M1 is set to a different channel, you’ll need
>to set this digit to another value. Here’s a conversion table:

>    Channel: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
>Then set to: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  9  A  B  C  D  E  F

>Wow. I should learn to type properly. Whew…

>Chris

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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 15:47:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer

Here’s what you do Ken:
Go to the Sequencing mode. Press 4 on the keypad. This is the track
parameter page. Put a drum patch on track one, then flute on track
two, then Bottlebell on track three, etc. Each of those tracks are
assigned to a MIDI channel. Find the screen where you assign MIDI
channels to the different tracks. Assign a different MIDI channel for
each track. It’s usually easiest to assign channel 1 to track 1,
channel 2 to track 2 etc. Now when you sequence on your computer, make
sure the notes you want played by the flute are on channel two (since
the flute was on track two, and you assigned it to MIDI channel 2),
and make sure the Bottlebell part is playing through channel 3, etc
etc. Happy sequencing.

Randy Budnikas         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu
8182 Glengarry Green *SPACE MONKEY ENTERPRISES *    714-522-BITE
Buena Park, CA 90621 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * fax/modem:714-522-6323

On Fri, 8 Sep 1995, Ken Loge wrote:
>I’d like to be able to, through my computer sequencer, play, say a
>drum on one channel, a flute on the other, and so forth until I’ve run
>out of voices. (I’d rather use my computer than the M1’s built-in
>sequencer). I have an Alesis S4 QuadraSynth, which allows me to assign
>a program to any of the 16 MIDI channels so I can hear what I’ve
>already laid down as I record new material on a different track in
>Vision. Can the M1 do this as well?

>Thanks,
>-Ken

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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 22:20:29 -0400
From: jdaub@intacc.net (Jody Daub)
Subject: Sysex in effects

Hey All,

Does anyone else use Sysex alot? I often change parameters in the
effect settings via Sysex, but they rarely seem to do what I expect. I
record the Sysex messages like I would any other (you know, by
pressing the cursor button on the appropriate parameter), but the
message usually gives me undesirable results. This happens only when
I’m screwing with the effect parameters – never with any other
parameter (pan, detune, etc.) Any else experience problems of this
sort?

Thanks,
JOD
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e-mail: jdaub@ottawa.net    http://www.ottawa.net/~jdaub/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“There are enough tuplets in some of Mr. Daub’s music to choke a cat.”
– Marcel Duchamp

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Date: Sat, 9 Sep 1995 00:39:28 -0700
From: forevrl8@ix.netcom.com (Tim Loepp)
Subject: Gen Midi

Has anyone created a general MIDI type bank for thier M1?. I’ve just
started to customize a Gen. MIDI bank, but I seem to be having a litle
trouble getting the drum patch note numbering to line up properly.
Also, does anyone know if there is a general midi standard for
multiple patch groups like the M1’s combinations?

Foreverl8

TIM

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Mailing list down?

Hi there all!

My internet provider (Internex) was down for a couple of days. (This
is my first time being able to log in since WED night!) If the list
seemed a bit wacked-out, that’s probably why. When I did finally
log-in I was presented with over 100 e-mails! GEESH! Oh well, guess I
know what I’LL be doing this morning…

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: D.I.Y

hbomb@easynet.co.uk quiped on 9/7/95, in “D.I.Y”:
>hey
>where you all gone !

>here`s a suggestive topic:

>lets have a go at creating our own good sounds and learn the power
>thats in our m1( i am a novice in this area but want to learn.since
>using computers and seqencers my m1 had become a modual leaving many
>functions undiscovered)

I’ve been using EditOne which is a commercial product from Opcode. It
lets you do graphical editing of the M1 paramaters on your Mac. And I
got it to Work! I was trying to use the printer port on my Mac LCIII
and had problems with Edit One, it would’nt send patches n all. I
changed the port to the modem port and everything bobs along nicely!
Haven’t made anything that I would want to send to anyone yet
though…

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Date: Sat, 9 Sep 1995 15:02:28 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Mac Sys-ex Utility Request

>I have a utility >called Bulk Sys-ex that can capture sys-ex dumps
>fine. However, the M1 refuses to accept sys-ex from the PB100. I have
>AppleTalk turned off on the PB100 and memory protection turned off on
>the M1.

Are you sure the M1 is set to the right channel? SysEx includes the
number of the channel the M1 was set to at the time of the dump.
Another thing you might check is the Midi Filtering (Global). “Excl”
should read “ena”.

Chris

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Date: Sat, 9 Sep 1995 15:02:32 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: bank changing through sys-ex?

>Hi – I don’t know if the commands that Chris mentioned were in the
>source I’ll mention – but Keyboard Mag had two (that I remember)
>really helpful M1 clinics – one of which I remember listed sysex for
>several useful things.

Right. That one was April 1992. There was another in the December 1988
issue.

>how could I learn those hex codes for my T1?

They are in the manual, but in a form that wasn’t meant to be
understood by sentient beings. What you can do is set your sequencer
to Record and press the Prog button. Then put another track into
record and press the Combi button. Etc. for any other bank select you
want to capture.

Then you should be able to view the events separately and post them to
the list! They’ll look very much like the M1’s. If you can’t make it
work, let me know and I’ll try to extract it from a friend’s T3 manual
(Yech)

Chris 🙂

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer

Spamboy quiped on 9/8/95, in “Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer”:
>Here’s what you do Ken:
>Go to the Sequencing mode. Press 4 on the keypad. This is the track
parameter page. Put a drum patch on track one, then flute on track
two, then Bottlebell on track three, etc. Each of those tracks are
assigned to a MIDI channel. Find the screen where you assign MIDI
channels to the different tracks. Assign a different MIDI channel for
each track. It’s usually easiest to assign channel 1 to track 1,
channel 2 to track 2 etc. Now when you sequence on your computer, make
sure the notes you want played by the flute are on channel two (since
the flute was on track two, and you assigned it to MIDI channel 2),
and make sure the Bottlebell part is playing through channel 3, etc
etc. Happy sequencing.

>Randy Budnikas    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu

Cool~! Does this mean that the effects are kept for each individual
program? Sometimes the effects play a pretty substantial part in
making up the sounds. In COMBI mode you just have one effect for the
whole thing. (Although I’m sure you could do something neat with the
four outputs and pans.)

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Mac Sys-ex Utility Request

Michael Y. Chiang quiped on 9/8/95, in “Mac Sys-ex Utility Request”:
>Does anyone have a utility to send sys-ex dumps to the M1 from a Mac
>PowerBook 100 via Opcode Midi Translator? I have a utility called Bulk
>Sys-ex that can capture sys-ex dumps fine. However, the M1 refuses to
>accept sys-ex from the PB100. I have AppleTalk turned off on the PB100
>and memory protection turned off on the M1.

>Thanks.
>–Michael
>myc@atlantic2.sbi.com

I use MidiExMac 3.0 on my mac and it works great! I’ve tried other
sys-ex programs but this seems to be the easiest to work with. I
dosen’t do any kind of libraian functions apart from capturing dumps.
You can capture/send sample dumps too, although I haven’t tried it
yet. MidiExMac 3.0 seems to only work fully when the M1’s global
channel is set to MIDI channel #1, which is a pain cause I like to
keep my M1 set to #16.

If you want I should be able to e-mail it to you. You should be able
to ftp from the usual places.

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Date: Sat, 09 Sep 1995 12:21:39 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer

At 12:00 PM 9/8/95 -0700, you wrote:

>My question is this: How does one go about setting up the M1 so more
>than 1 program (instrument) can be controlled on a different MIDI
>channel through a sequencer (i.e., suppose I want a drum on channel 1,
>a horn on channel 2, and a sound effect on 3). All I’ve been albe to
>do so far is set the global channel to a number and control which
>program gets called up, but I’m restricted to only one program. I
>tried programming a few MULTIs with each having a different MIDI
>channel assignment, but it doesn’t work the way I’d like it to.

What I did was create a combi like this: multi mode assign a program #
to each available location (anything as long as its not off) assign
each sound a different midi channel (but don’t use ch1 or else it will
change the combi)use 2-9 instead or whatever works for your setup.
enable all midi messages (especially pgm change and midi controllers)
assign all sounds to full keyboard range assign all sounds to all
velocities assign all sounds to 99 output level select basic effects
like reverb and exciter at conservative settings name and save the
combi

Now when used with an external sequencer turn midi local off on the
M1, enable auto-channelization on your sequencer and you can call up
any sound on any of the 8 midi channels you selected via midi pgm
change commands, control the volume of all sounds via midi controller
7 (volume) and play any sound whenever you highlight the track that
corresponds with the midi channel # its assigned to on the M1.

I’ve created a few different combi’s that have all the same settings
with the exception of the effects. I have found that I want different
effects setups for different situations. BTW I use Cakewalk Pro 3.01
for sequencing but most any sequencer should behave similarly.

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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: Sat, 9 Sep 1995 13:20:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer

You can only have two effects for that sequence. You can’t have
separate effects with each track. BUT you can mess around with the
effects so that some tracks get only one effect, some get both, etc.
That’s all done through configuring the outputs of the tracks to be in
line or out of line with the effects outputs. It’s a little confusing,
but you’ll catch on.

Randy Budnikas         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu
8182 Glengarry Green *SPACE MONKEY ENTERPRISES *    714-522-BITE
Buena Park, CA 90621 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * fax/modem:714-522-6323

On Sat, 9 Sep 1995 noise@io.org wrote:

>Spamboy quiped on 9/8/95, in “Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer”:
>>Here’s what you do Ken:
>>Go to the Sequencing mode. Press 4 on the keypad. This is the track
>>parameter page. Put a drum patch on track one, then flute on track
>>two, then Bottlebell on track three, etc. Each of those tracks are
>>assigned to a MIDI channel. Find the screen where you assign MIDI
>>channels to the different tracks. Assign a different MIDI channel for
>>each track. It’s usually easiest to assign channel 1 to track 1,
channel 2 to track 2 etc. Now when you sequence on your computer, make
sure the notes you want played by the flute are on channel two (since
the flute was on track two, and you assigned it to MIDI channel 2),
and make sure the Bottlebell part is playing through channel 3, etc
etc. Happy sequencing.

>>Randy Budnikas    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu

>Cool~! Does this mean that the effects are kept for each individual
>program? Sometimes the effects play a pretty substantial part in
>making up the sounds. In COMBI mode you just have one effect for the
>whole thing. (Although I’m sure you could do something neat with the
>four outputs and pans.)

>***********************************************************
>noise
>noise @io.org
>***********************************************************

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Date: Sat, 9 Sep 1995 13:41:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Sysex stuff

For those of you with T synths out there:

Changing from Bank B to bank A:
F0 42 30 26 4E 02 00 F7
F0 42 31 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 00 F7

Changing from Bank A to Bank B
F0 42 30 26 4E 02 01 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 01 F7

Just insert those messages, one at a time, into your sequence, and your
synth will magically change banks. The way I figured out the code was
by pressing record on my computer sequencer, pressing the bank button,
then reading the weird numbers that appeared on the event list of my
sequence. Here’s the dissapointment though. I wanted to be able to
change banks within a track. If track 1 is A00 and I wanted to change
it to B37, I couldn’t do it. If I inserted the sysex for bank change
it would pop out of the combination mode or sequence mode, and go to
program mode, it wouldn’t change the bank of that track. I tried
everything, including recording while I manually changed banks on the
track, using the fader, but the sysex that produced was ignored when I
played it back to my synth. Also I tried to record sysex info while I
messed with effects parameters. No sysex info was produced when I
messed with the parameters. Therefore I don’t think there is a way to
mess with effects parameters in real time using sysex. Oh well.

Randy Budnikas            * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu
8182 Glengarry Green *SPACE MONKEY ENTERPRISES *    714-522-BITE
Buena Park, CA 90621 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * fax/modem:714-522-6323

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Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 01:27:04 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Sysex stuff

>Therefore I don’t think there is a way to mess with effects parameters
>in real time using sysex. Oh well.

There is, but the number crunching you have to do is oooweeeowchah.
(mainly because the manual isn’t very helpful). Unfortunately it is
not as simple as recording changes made in real time. What would you
like to do? Maybe I’ll fell up to figuring it out one of these
days…

Chris

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Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 01:27:13 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: M1 SysEx trick

For those of you who use their M1 as a multi-timbral box controlled by
an external sequencer: when you send the following message to the M1:

F0 42 30 19 19 F7

it will respond by dumping the Combi you are using over Midi. If you
made edits you didn’t store, it sends them along. When you send the
SysEx back to the M1, the Combi will be put in the edit buffer, so it
does not erase anything you have in your instrument. If you put the
Combination Dump Request in track 1 of a sequence and set track 2 to
record mode, the Combi parameters will be recorded in track 2 when you
start the sequencer (provided all connections are made and all
settings are right). Now mute track 1. I use a separate sequence for
this. If your sequence allows for only one active sequence at a time,
you might use an empty bar in the beginning. Sending or receiving
SysEx is hard work for the M1, so it’s better not to have it play
notes at the same time. In this way, you don’t have to keep track of
which Combi goes with which song. Don’t forget to name the Combi
before recording the dump. One more thing though: If you changed your
set of (single) programs, the Combi may sound different. Yes, it is
possible to store the associated programs in the sequence as well, but
it’s much more work.

Have fun

Chris

Comes a time when *everyone*’s signature will be invisible!

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Date: Sun, 10 Sep 1995 16:44:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: Sysex stuff

The parameters I would like to change in real time are mostly reverb
times. So far I have not needed to change anything else in real time.
If you could do some number crunching and tell me how you did it, I’d
appreciate it. Remember I have a T1. Thanks

Randy Budnikas          * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Randy@isaac.biola.edu
8182 Glengarry Green *SPACE MONKEY ENTERPRISES *    714-522-BITE
Buena Park, CA 90621 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * fax/modem:714-522-6323

On Mon, 11 Sep 1995, Chris Smalt wrote:

>>Therefore I don’t think there is a way to mess with effects
>>parameters in real time using sysex. Oh well.

>There is, but the number crunching you have to do is oooweeeowchah.
>(mainly because the manual isn’t very helpful). Unfortunately it is
>not as simple as recording changes made in real time. What would you
>like to do? Maybe I’ll fell up to figuring it out one of these
>days…

>Chris

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Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 09:53:50 -0400
From: myc@atlantic2.sbi.com (Michael Y. Chiang)
Subject: Re: Mac Sys-ex Utility Request

>>I have a utility >>called Bulk Sys-ex that can capture sys-ex dumps
>>fine. However, the M1 refuses to accept sys-ex from the PB100. I have
>>AppleTalk turned off on the PB100 and memory protection turned off on
>>the M1.

>Are you sure the M1 is set to the right channel? SysEx includes the
>number of the channel the M1 was set to at the time of the dump.
>Another thing you might check is the Midi Filtering (Global). “Excl”
>should read “ena”.

>Chris

I’ll double check and try again. Thanks for the response!

–Michael

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Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 10:00:39 -0400
From: myc@atlantic2.sbi.com (Michael Y. Chiang)
Subject: Re: Mac Sys-ex Utility Request

>Michael Y. Chiang quiped on 9/8/95, in “Mac Sys-ex Utility Request”:

>>Does anyone have a utility to send sys-ex dumps to the M1 from a Mac
>>PowerBook 100 via Opcode Midi Translator? I have a utility called Bulk
>>Sys-ex that can capture sys-ex dumps fine. However, the M1 refuses to
>>accept sys-ex from the PB100. I have AppleTalk turned off on the PB100
>>and memory protection turned off on the M1.

>>Thanks.
>>–Michael
>>myc@atlantic2.sbi.com

>I use MidiExMac 3.0 on my mac and it works great! I’ve tried other
>sys-ex programs but this seems to be the easiest to work with. I
>dosen’t do any kind of libraian functions apart from capturing dumps.
>You can capture/send sample dumps too, although I haven’t tried it
>yet. MidiExMac 3.0 seems to only work fully when the M1’s global
>channel is set to MIDI channel #1, which is a pain cause I like to
>keep my M1 set to #16.

>If you want I should be able to e-mail it to you. You should be able
>to ftp from the usual places.

Could you send me the ftp path? I looked in the U of Michigan archives
and I can’t find it. Thanks!

–Michael

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Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 09:29:21 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: UniSyn?

Hello, all –

Does anyone use UniSyn with the M1?
How well do they get along?

3

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Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 09:40:34 -0700
From: kenl@aragorn.ori.org (Ken Loge)
Subject: Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer – Thanks!

Thanks to all who responded to the “M1 with sequencer” question. I’m
on my way to getting into the nuts and bolts of the M1 now.

Incidentally, I have a friend who has a T1. Is the architecture
similar enough between both machines that progs/combis can be
interchanged?

– Ken

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Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 19:05:07 +0200
From: mgindrat@disunms.epfl.ch (Malko Gindrat)
Subject: Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer – Thanks!

Hi,
I have a T3 and I dumped all the M1 progs in my T3, and it works
(except some drum kits). If you want to dump T1 progs in your M1, you
have to see if the samples (used in the progs) are available in your
M1. You can compare the two manuals (sample list) and you’ll see that
the T1 has all the samples of the M1, the drums included. Many progs
of Bank 100-200 uses the specific T1 samples.

So M1 -> T1 OK.
T1 -> M1 (50% chances to work)

Try to dump all the T1 progs and then you’ll see what progs will work.

Malko – mgindrat@di.epfl.ch – K2000, TG77, T3

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Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 23:04:02 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: D.I.Y.

Well here is a basic description of AI synthesis. For advanced synth
programmers this will sound rather elementary but I wanted to write a
description that would be useful for someone who has little
understanding of the synthesis process.

The AI stands for Advanced Integrated which as far as I can tell is a
pretty much meaningless term and was probably created by a marketing
person rather than an engineer. The M1 is basically a subtractive
synth that uses DCOs to play back multisamples through a filter with a
multi-effects processor. The (OSC)Oscillators play back multisampled
instruments and waveforms from Rom through a (VDF) Variable Digital
Filter and a (VDA)Variable Digital Amp and can be routed to two
digital effects. Like this:

OSC->VDF->VDA->EFF

So to create a sound you simply pick a mutisample in the OSC like a
089:SquareWave, set the timbral quality in the VDF by adjusting the
Cutoff, set the volume in the VDA and apply an effect like reverb and
voila you have a patch but at this point the M1 is basically only a
sample player. In order for your sound to be unique you must filter
and modulate the sound.

ENVELOPE GENERATORS (EG):
The VDA EG is used to vary the amplitude(think volume) of the sound
over time. The way it accomplishes this is with 3 levels and 4 rates.
The 3 levels are Attack level (A), Break Point(B), and Sustain
level(S) . The 4 rates are Attack Time(AT) Decay Time(DT), Slope
Time(ST and Release Time(RT). The higher the number the louder the
level of amplitude when setting levels. The higher the number the
longer (or slower) the time is when setting rates. So if you want your
SquareWave to have an immediate attack at a high amplitude you would
set AT to 00 and A to +99. If you want it to have an immediate release
after the key is released set the RT to 00. If you want it to ease
into the sound slowly use a longer AT if you want it to realease
slower use a longer RT. Familiarize yourself with the concept of
working with these rates and levels since this is one of the
fundamentals of all forms of synthesis (i.e. analog, all types of
subtractive, matrix modulation, fm, additive, vector etc…) Once you
see how the envelope affects the amplitude of the sound over time you
are ready to apply this concept to accomplish other purposes.

MODULATORS (MG)
A Modulator simply affects whatever it is modulating in either a
periodic or aperiodic way. The aperiodic ways the M1 gives you to
modulate the sound are the PITCH EG and the VDF EG which are simply
ENVELOPES (see above). When you apply an Envelope to the OSC as a
modulator what changes over time is the PITCH hence the name PITCH EG.
When you apply an ENV as a modulator to the VDF what changes over time
is the timbre. The periodic ways the M1 gives you to modulate the
sound are the PITCH MG (Modulation Generator) and the VDF MG. These
are comparable to LFOs on analog synthesizers. If you use a triange
wave, a medium frequency (60), a short delay (18), a low intensity (7)
assigned to the OSC in the PITCH MG you will get a vibrato effect.
Crank up the Intensity to 99 and set the delay for 00 and change the
frequency. A low Freq. will produce sirenlike sounds and a higher
freq. will generate helicopters, ufos and other wierdness. Now change
the waveform to a sawdown for divebombs and video game noises or to a
square for octave jumps. If you set the VDF Cutoff to 50 you can use
the VDF MG to produce filter sweeps by using a triange wave, a slow
freq. (13), no delay (00), and a medium intensity (50) assigned to the
OSC.

With the above information you can now modulate the pitch, timbre and
amplitude of any multisample with an Envelope (EG) or Modulation
Generator (MG) or both (in the case of the OSC and VDF) like this:

OSC PITCH EG     VDF EG       VDA EG
\           \            \
OSC——->VDF———->VDA——–>EFF
/           /
OSC PITCH MG      VDF MG

In double mode you have all of the above options twice for added
complexity. Add to this the performance functions (Velocity
Sensitivity, KBD Tracking, After Touch and Joy Stick options) and the
Digital Effects (a quick way to alter sounds dramatically) and the M1
is a fairly capable noisemaker.

The above is meant as a primer for any would be M1 programmers and a
review/overview for those already in the game. Of course the best way
to understand and feel comfortable with M1 programming is doing it A
LOT! Its the only way to find out what the M1 can do. This should at
least lay some groundwork for a more detailed discussion of M1
synthesis. Does anyone else have some tricks or ideas?

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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, 12 Sep 95 00:03 EDT
From: morritt@passport.ca (Robert F. Morritt)
Subject: M1 Librarian Program?

Hi All!
Does anyone out here have a Korg M1 librarian program that is shareware
or freeware? I have been looking everywhere! Thanks!

Rob

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 07:57:47 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Pasi Rinne-Rahkola <rahkola@research.nokia.com>
Subject: Re: Using the M1 with a sequencer – Thanks!

>Incidentally, I have a friend who has a T1. Is the architecture
>similar enough between both machines that progs/combis can be
>interchanged?

>- Ken

Hello Ken,

I have a M1REX that is M1 expanded about to T-series specifications. As
far as I have understood the situation, the T-series has same
architecture as M1 and even has partly the same basic samples. That
is, if you have T1 prog that uses the basic sounds I00 – I99 (? not
sure of the upper limit) you can use the prog directly on M1. I don’t
remember if T-series has more effect algorithms than M1, but again
most are the same. Sending SysEx from T-series to M1 can be a problem
but you can always copy parameters by hand.

Hope this helps,

– Pasi

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 02:00:23 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: bank changing through sys-ex?

At 03:02 PM 9/9/95 +0200, you wrote:

>>how could I learn those hex codes for my T1?

>They are in the manual, but in a form that wasn’t meant to be
>understood by sentient beings. What you can do is set your sequencer
>to Record and press the Prog button. Then put another track into
>record and press the Combi button. Etc. for any other bank select you
>want to capture.

What I would like to be able to figure out is how to convert those
1011 nnnn
0kkk
kkkk ovvv vvvv
messages into
F0…blah blah…F7
messages.

>Does anyone know?

Does anyone know?

Also what is the anatomy of a sysex message? This is what I know so far:

In a messaage like:     F0 42 30 19 41 0A 08 00 00 F7
The individual parts mean:

F0      [Sysex a’coming] 42      [from Korg] 30      [the 0 represents the global midi channel of the target M1 see chart*] 19
41
0A
08      [position in combi/seq mode see chart 2**] 00
00
F7      [sysex all done]

*CHART 1
The number following the 3 is the global channel the M1 is set to:
0 = chan 1
.
.
9 = chan 10
A =  ”   11
.
.
F =  ”   16

**CHART 2

Of the 8 channels available, this
refers to the position you see on
the M1 screen regardless of what
channel that position is set to:
08 = position 1
09 =     ”    2
0A =     ”    3
.        ”
.        ”
0F =     ”    8

I didn’t figure all of this stuff out myself. I found a doc on the internet
about panning the M1 in combi mode with sysex and I knew some of the other
stuff already. I’ll post that file to the list.

——————————————–
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, 12 Sep 1995 02:03:29 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: More Sysex Stuff-M1pan.txt

The following is a file I found after running some M1 searches on the
net. Since I don’t remember where I got it I’m posting it here FYI.

m1pan.txt starts here
——————————————————————————-
Rather than work up the _1792_ sysex strings it would take to cover
panning 8 channels X 14 pan positions X 16 posible global channels I
will explain what you need to put in the strings.

First, this panning information I am giving is only for the M1 in
combi multi mode. It appears the pan sysex can be sent for other modes
but I have made no attempt to try other modes.

The M1 must be in _edit_ mode, you can push the button on the M1 to
set it to combi edit mode or send the following string to set the mode
from your sequencer:

F0 42 30 19 4E 01 00 F7
|
___|___
The number following the 3 is the global channel the M1 is set to:
0 = chan 1
.
.
9 = chan 10
A =  ”   11
.
.
F =  ”   16
That is the only number you might need to change.

Now the more complicated part. The following string pans the first
position patch to “A”:

F0 42 30 19 41 0A 08 00 00 F7
|           |  |
Global chan as   <-|           |  |
above                          |  |
|  |_________________________________
|
____________________________|           Pan position:
00 = pan to A
Of the 8 channels available, this                   01 =  ”  ”  9:1
refers to the position you see on                   .  =  ”  ”  .
the M1 screen regardless of what                    .  =  ”  ”  .
channel that position is set to:                    09 =  ”  ”  1:9
08 = position 1                                     0A =  ”  ”  B
09 =     ”    2                                     0B =  ”  ”  C
0A =     ”    3                                     0C =  ”  ”  C+D
.        ”                                          0D =  ”  ”  D
.        ”
0F =     ”    8

With quite a bit of flipping pages back and forth I found the above
information in the M1 manual pages:

122 – byte 3 (3n) global channel

125 – MODE CHANGE
PARAMETER CHANGE

126 – settings for mode change

128 – note*5 pan settings

131 – page & position settings

It appears that many settings can be changed with a sysex message
while a song is playing, such as effects and the parameters of
effects.  Now that you completely understand <G> how to use sysex, the
sky is the limit.

This page looks O.K. using Windows notepad, hopefully your wordwrap
setting won’t mess up the format.

Enjoy,
Tom Olson
CIS # 71431,662

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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: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1 Librarian Program?

Robert F. Morritt quiped on 9/12/95, in “M1 Librarian Program?”:
>Hi All!
>Does anyone out here have a Korg M1 librarian program that is
>shareware or freeware? I have been looking everywhere! Thanks!

>Rob

Sounds like something we should put into the FAQ! For the Mac, I’ve
found MidiEx Mac 3.0 works the best and easiest to use. Any other
votes?

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 14:53:41 +0200
From: rm40910@sysh.fokker.nl (R.A. MAJOOR)
Subject: Re: M1 Librarian Program?

How about a librarian program for Windows?

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 08:39:38 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: Re: M1 Librarian Program? -Reply

I found a M1Librarian for the Mac on America On-Line. I have not seen
this anywhere else on the Internet.

The program is called M1 Librarian (not a particularly creative name,
but descriptive, at least).

It uses a proprietary file format (a disadvantage, for interchanging
between other programs).

Nice features for a shareware program:
Handles progs, combis, sequences.

Lists the progs, combis, sequences in a file.

Allows multiple simultaneous open files.

Allows cut, copy, and paste of progs, combis, and sequences between
files! Very useful, as I wanted to organize my samples into instrument
types (percussion, piano, brass, synth, etc.).

I would like to post the program, but I’m not sure why it’s never made
it to the Internet. Perhaps it’s an AOL exclusive? Anyone?

I also use MidiEx, and the Bulk Sysex utility. Between these three
programs, I am able to handle almost any file. (When I get raw sysex
data, I download it to the M1 with one of the other two, upload into
M1 Librarian, and save the file in the M1 LIbrarian format, as M1
Librarian is much more convenient for managing patches than the
others, which are basically just dump utilities).

3

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 08:40:46 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: Re: M1 Librarian Program? -Reply

That’s why I’m thinking of buying Mark of the Unicorn’s UniSyn. This is
not only a universal patch librarian, but also a graphical patch
editor. I’m wondering how good this program is, and whether it’s worth
the $200 . . .

3

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 95 11:29:59 EDT
From: egp@ideas.com (Edward Plant)
Subject: Re: bank changing through sys-ex?

>What I would like to be able to figure out is how to convert those
>1011 nnnn
>0kkk kkkk ovvv vvvv
>messages into
>F0…blah blah…F7
>messages.

>Does anyone know?

sure do! There are two ways to do it. You can do binary math, or you
can just remember the following:

binary    hex
0000 =    0
0001 =    1
0010 =    2
0011 =    3
0100 =    4
0101 =    5
0110 =    6
0111 =    7
1000 =    8
1001 =    9
1010 =    A
1011 =    B
1100 =    C
1101 =    D
1110 =    E
1111 =    F

For example,

binary bit stream:    0101 1100 0011 0100 1110 1101

equivalent stream of hex bytes: 5C 34 ED

Hope this helps…

Edward
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Edward Plant, Sig Proc Dept
Mgr    egp@ideas.com SAIC/IDEAS Group  *** 7120 Columbia Gateway Drive **
Columbia, MD 21046 voice (410) 312-2094 *** FAX (410)312-2250
============================================================================
electric bass-recording engineer-eternal student of composition & emusic

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 13:01:08 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1 Librarian Program?

At 02:53 PM 9/12/95 +0200, R.A. MAJOOR wrote:
>How about a librarian program for Windows?

goto
http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/m1.htm
the file is called m1sounds.zip or get it at
ftp.gate.net/pub/users/jsexton/m1sounds.zip

Zenon wrote:
>I found a M1Librarian for the Mac on America On-Line. I have not seen
>this anywhere else on the Internet.

Guess what? I found my m1sounds.zip on AOL originally and posted it to
the internet myself. The readme file said that redistribution was ok
as long as I kept all the files together and didn’t alter it in any
way. MidiEx probably has a similar shareware type policy.

>I also use MidiEx, and the Bulk Sysex utility.

Noise wrote:
>Sounds like something we should put into the FAQ! For the Mac, I’ve
>found MidiEx Mac 3.0 works the best and easiest to use. Any other
>votes?

Zenon and Noise since you mentioned MidiEx and M1Librarian for the
mac, how about some net pointers where the file is available. Or if it
isn’t, how about uploading it to me so I can make it available by ftp
an www? You can upload it to me via email or to
ftp.gate.net/incoming/jsexton/ in a mac friendly compression scheme.

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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, 12 Sep 1995 13:42:12 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: Re: M1 Librarian Program? -Reply

Alright, I’ll track down the original M1 Librarian AOL archive and
upload to John Sexton’s site in the next few days. I believe the file
comes with a few banks of good patches, also.

3

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 13:46:00 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: Re: M1 Librarian Program? -Reply

By the way, MidiEx Mac is available in that M1Sounds file on John
Sexton’s site! The file includes both PC sysex software and Mac.

3

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 20:50:42 -0300
From: Nick Mattison <ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca>
Subject: Re: M1 Librarian Program?

I am using Dr. T’s XoR with my T3/ Atari and find it excellent. Much
better than Super Librarian that I was using before.

All the best ………………..Nick…

ac125@cfn.cs.dal.ca

On Tue, 12 Sep 1995 noise@io.org wrote:
>>Robert F. Morritt quiped on 9/12/95, in “M1 Librarian Program?”:
>>Hi All!
>>Does anyone out here have a Korg M1 librarian program that is
>>shareware or freeware? I have been looking everywhere! Thanks!
>>Rob

>Sounds like something we should put into the FAQ! For the Mac, I’ve
>found MidiEx Mac 3.0 works the best and easiest to use. Any other
>votes?

>***********************************************************
>noise
>noise @io.org
>***********************************************************

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 18:24:27 -0700
From: kenl@aragorn.ori.org (Ken Loge)
Subject: MidiExMac Needed

Someone recently mentioned a program called MidiExMac 3.0 for bulk
dumps, etc. I can’t find it anywhere and I’d like to see how it
compares to the other “Bulk” program I’ve been using.

Would someone be willing to send it to me or point out where I can
find it?

Thanks,,

– Ken

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Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 09:31:05 -0700
From: kenl@aragorn.ori.org (Ken Loge)
Subject: Midi Express & Vision?

I know this question is a little off center for this M1 list, but I
need some help and this is one of the best resources I’ve found yet
for GOOD answers. Please congratulate yourselves… 😉

My setup is as follows:

Mac PPC 7100
Vision (latest version)
Galaxy Plus Editors
MOTU Midi Express
Korg M1
Alesis S4 QuadraSynth
Sony MP5 Multieffects Processor

My question is this: How do I actually get 96 channels out of the MIDI
Express?

The ME has 6 inputs with 16 MIDI channels for each, which yields 96
potential MIDI channels. It hasn’t been clear to me how to assign a
unique 16 to my M1, 16 to my S4, etc. I have the documentation, but it
wasn’t clear enough for my limited experience with these things.

Any ideas, solutions?

Thanks,
– Ken

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Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 13:50:25 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: Midi Express & Vision?

At 09:31 AM 9/13/95 -0700, you wrote:
>My question is this: How do I actually get 96 channels out of the
>MIDI Express?

>Any ideas, solutions?

>Thanks,
>- Ken

Well Ken, I have a MIDI Express too but its the PC version. Still there
is probably a strong similarity. First each piece of gear that you
want to have its own unique 16 midi channels needs to be on a seperate
out(or port) of the Express. Second, run the MOTU Midi Express Console
and look in the setup window and make sure the “Sequencer 96” setup is
loaded. If it isn’t you can load it simply by clicking on it. Then run
Vision. There is probably a menuitem where you can show midi devices.
You’ll want to make sure that Vision is recognizing all 6 INDEPENDANT
ports of the Midi Express. Lastly, when you create a sequence you need
to assign each track to the desired midi PORT and Channel. Assuming
your software drivers are installed correctly this should give you 96
midi channels. Since I don’t know my way around a mac the instructions
I’m giving are to suggest a general direction and not be taken
literally but this is the type of reasoning process that should get
you there.

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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: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 09:10:39 -0400
From: pbb_mb@wye.ac.uk (Mark A Bennett)
Subject: Re: bank changing through sys-ex?

>>What I would like to be able to figure out is how to convert those
>>1011 nnnn
>>0kkk kkkk ovvv vvvv

I can mail you a shareware calculator which converts normal numbers to
hex……..and back again….any use.

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Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 09:17:51 -0400
From: pbb_mb@wye.ac.uk (Mark A Bennett)
Subject: Re: Midi Express & Vision?

hi I have a mac and midi express and would be happy to help….not
quite clear wot you need to know? ……….mail me with a more
specific request?

to set up the hardware so that each synth has 16 midi channels each is
simple…is this all you want to know?

ta
Mark.

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Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 12:29:22 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: bank changing through sys-ex?

At 09:10 AM 9/14/95 -0400, you wrote:
>>>What I would like to be able to figure out is how to convert those
>>>1011
>>>nnnn 0kkk kkkk ovvv vvvv

>I can mail you a shareware calculator which converts normal numbers to
>hex……..and back again….any use.

I printed out that conversion chart that Edward Plant sent in and that
seems to be working fine for me. Since I am reading the binary code
from the sysex implementation chart in the manual and inputing the
numbers in hex manually it would actually take me longer to input the
binary code manually since I can barely type. If I find a need for the
calc. I’ll mail you but right now the chart is working out. Is it a
windows program? How much drive space does it take up? BTW Ed, thanks
for posting that conversion chart. It opened up a lot of sysex
possibilities for me. I actually have a clue when I’m looking through
the midi implemntation charts now. If I figure out some universally
useful sysex tricks I’ll share them with the list.

——————————————–
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: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 12:48:44 -0700
From: kenl@aragorn.ori.org (Ken Loge)
Subject: Re: Midi Express & Vision?

>hi I have a mac and midi express and would be happy to help….not
>quite clear wot you need to know?
>……….mail me with a more specific request?

>to set up the hardware so that each synth has 16 midi channels each
>is simple…is this all you want to know?

I think I figured it out. In the OMS setup each synth has an id, which
is something like a port number. The problem was that none of the
documentation I had made this clear.

Does this sound right?

Thanks,

– Ken

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Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 13:45:37 -0400
From: noise@io.org
Subject: New Master Factory Patches?

I was thinking that maybe the list could put together an
<korg-m1-l approved> set of factory patches/combis for the M1?

It could include things like:
Drum Kits that would be set to General MIDI specs. (Maybe drum kit
one and two only. Drum kits #3 and 4 could use the official _M1_ note
maps). Maybe Drum Kit #1 would be more of a _Room_ set, #2 and Electronic
kit. I’ve done the GM-MIDI notes for my drum kit #1 but it still needs alot
of work in terms of tuning and levels n stuff.

A couple of Combis that would be set up for Multi-timbral
sequencing. Maybe with the GM-MIDI specs for a starting point for MIDI
channel to program sounds? Possibly using the effects in parallel for a
greater variety of sounds? Using the outputs like drums out of outputs C/D,
and the rest out of L/R?

The best of the freeware programs that we’ve found. For instance,
there is a Harpsichord patch that came from one of the banks I’ve
downloaded that is far superior to the factory one that comes with the M1.
And maybe a more logical grouping of sounds too. (Pianos,
Harpsicord/clavicord, organs, basses, guitars, etc. Anyone know why the
sounds are so scattered around the memory like they are? I can never find
the sound that I’m looking for.)

The advantage is that a new M1 owner would be able to download the SYS-Ex
file and be in a much better starting point than we were. Most of the
factory patches would still be in the file, just some of the more _lame_
patches would be replace by far superior ones.

I’m not sure how we could go about this, but it seemed like a neat idea.
Whats all you think?

Sitting here very thankful I’m not nearly as hung-over as
I was LAST week at this time…

***********************************************************
noise
noise @io.org

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Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 18:21:37 -0500
From: stenseth@mcs.net (Craig & Dawn Stenseth)
Subject: Re: New Master Factory Patches?

Responding to noise’s idea
>I was thinking that maybe the list could put together an
><korg-m1-l approved> set of factory patches/combis for the M1?
>
Cool idea. Maybe everyone could submit their favorite piano sound,
electric bass sound, etc. (maybe all 128 GM instruments ?) to some
central place/person, who could pick the best. Usually if I have
5 patches that are supposed to be a harpsichord, only 2 will sound
like one, and one is usually clearly superior (but I end up keeping
the bad ones…).

After doing this for standard, General MIDI-type sounds, maybe later
a compilation of people’s weird sound-effect stuff…

As to why Korg’s (M1) presets are the way they are, the only pattern I can
see is sometimes programs that end in the same digit are related…
Craig

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Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 09:02:58 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject:  Re: New Master Factory Patches? -Reply

As to why Korg’s (M1) presets are the way they are, the only pattern I can
see is sometimes programs that end in the same digit are related…
Craig

>>>>>>>>

That seems to be exactly right.  If one looks in the book,
they’ve arranged the patches in columns by last digit,
which shows this relation clearly.  One may reasonably
ask, “WHY?”

Nevertheless, I’m sure this bizarre arrangement
explains why Mark of the Unicorn mangled the correct
order of patches in PatchList Manager for the Korg M1.

3

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Date: Tue, 19 Sep 1995 23:42:36 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: New Master Factory Patches? -Reply

>Nevertheless, I’m sure this bizarre arrangement
>explains why Mark of the Unicorn mangled the correct
>order of patches in PatchList Manager for the Korg M1.

That ain’t much of an excuse! As if General Midi is a more logical way of
ordering patches…
IMHO, any order is pretty much arbitrary, and equally easy/hard to get used to.

Chris

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Date: Tue, 19 Sep 1995 23:42:43 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: New Master Factory Patches?

>        Drum Kits that would be set to General MIDI specs. (Maybe drum kit
>one and two only. Drum kits #3 and 4 could use the official _M1_ note
>maps). Maybe Drum Kit #1 would be more of a _Room_ set, #2 and Electronic
>kit. I’ve done the GM-MIDI notes for my drum kit #1 but it still needs alot
>of work in terms of tuning and levels n stuff.

I think many people would want to keep the original kits #1 and #2. #4
isn’t used in the factory presets, so why not swap locations in your
suggestion?

Chris

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Date: Tue, 19 Sep 1995 19:02:09 -0400
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: New Master Factory Patches?

Chris Smalt quiped on 9/19/95, in “Re: New Master Factory Patches?”:

>>     Drum Kits that would be set to General MIDI specs. (Maybe drum kit
>>one and two only. Drum kits #3 and 4 could use the official _M1_ note
>>maps). Maybe Drum Kit #1 would be more of a _Room_ set, #2 and Electronic
>>kit. I’ve done the GM-MIDI notes for my drum kit #1 but it still needs alot
>>of work in terms of tuning and levels n stuff.
>
>I think many people would want to keep the original kits #1 and #2. #4
>isn’t used in the factory presets, so why not swap locations in your
>suggestion?
>
>Chris

Sure, whatever

***********************************************************
noise
noise @io.org

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Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 01:56:43 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: M1 GM drums

>I’ve done the GM-MIDI notes for my drum kit #1 but it still needs alot
>of work in terms of tuning and levels n stuff.

If you send me the global SysEx of what you got so far, I’d love to do some
tweaking.

Later

Chris

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Date: Sun, 24 Sep 95 16:53:30 +0100
From: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it (Michele Tornatore)
Subject: Experiments with sys-ex

Hi all M&T series users!
Just to begin with an easy subject , I’d like to tell you something about
the relations between M&T series and sys-ex messages.

What is system exclusive?

A sys-ex string is a message, or a sequence of messages, restricted to the
internal language of each instrument (synthesizer, sampler, drum machine,
effetcs device etc.) which is used first and foremost to edit synthesis and
control parameters of a particular device. These messages run and work only
among the same models (i.e. between a Korg M1 and a Korg MIR) or
compatibles (i.e. between a Korg T1 and a Korg MI – with some limitations,
though), between an Editor Librarian and a synthesizer etc..
System exclusive messages, in a general form, look in the following way:
<SysEx> <Manufacturer ID> <Data byte 1> <Data byte 2> <Data byte 3>….. <EOX>
Every sys-ex message begins with a status byte (<SysEx>) followed by one or
more byte that identify a particular device (<Manufacturer ID>); then the
sys-ex message continues with any number of data byte (<Data byte 1> <Data
byte 2> <Data byte 3>…..) and ends with a status byte <EOX> that states
the end of the transmission. Nevertheless to say that if a synthesizer
doesn’t recognize the identification byte (<Manufacturer ID>), it will
ignore all the coming byte.

In deep analysis of a sys-ex message

Just to make things a little clearer, let’s talk about the Edit program
sys-ex message:

F0 42 30 19 4E 03 10 F7

F0      (1° byte) Exclusive Status
42      (2° byte) KORG ID – number that identifies Korg family of instruments
3n      (3° byte) Format ID – where “n” represents the
receiving/transmitting midi channel.
(0 equals to Midi channel n°1)
19      (4° byte) M1/M1R ID – this sys-ex message is only for a Korg M1 or a M1R
4E      (5° byte) Mode Change – Tells to M1 to enter into Edit Mode (general)
03      (6° byte) Mode Data – Tells to M1 to enter into Edit Program (specific)
10      (7° byte) Memory Allocation Bank – memory configuration is:
100 programs and 100 combinations – internal memory.
This byte specifies that the editing will be
active onto an internal program
F7      (Last byte) End of Exclusive.

How to cleverly use sys-ex messages

With sys-ex messages we can obtain very interesting results and just to
name a few:
– – achieving bank changes for M1, M1EX, M1R, M1REX, T1, T2, T2EX, T3 and
T3EX (i.e. changing between Programs and Combinations back and forth). M&T
series owners know very well that to switch from Programs to Combinations,
and vice versa, they must do it MANUALLY.
– – changing the internal effects in REAL TIME for the aforementioned
synthesizers….
– – editing the parameters of the internal effects IN REAL TIME….
– – editing the parameters of the patches and combinations in REAL TIME….

What you need is only a software sequencer (best if MotU Performer) a midi
interface and….a Korg M1 or M1EX, M1R, M1REX, of course.
For T series the things are very similar but not the same…..They must be
adapted a little. All in all T series has a different structure, if
compared with M series.
For space reasons, I can’t tell you everything about M&T series relations
with sys-ex messages.
If someone is interested in this subject, I’d be bery glad to tell you more…

Hoping to hear from M&T series owners, I give you my best regards.

Michele Tornatore
e-mail address: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it

Home address: Via A. Aleardi 7/B 30172 Mestre (Venezia) Italy
Tel. 041/988074
Fax 041/958747

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From: gse@ocsystems.com (Scott Evans)
Subject: Using the “Drums 1” m3r card
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 11:03:26 -0400 (EDT)

I recently picked up the “Drums 1” card for my m3r, in hopes of getting
some more good drum sounds (duh).  But it appears that you can’t use the
drum sounds contained on it without dumping the entire card to the synth.
I may be wrong, but won’t that nuke all of my existing waveforms, thus
messing up all of my patches?  All I want is the drum sounds…

This stuff doesn’t seem to be covered very well in the manual, so if
anyone has a few minutes to describe just what’s on those PCM cards and
how I can use them in conjunction with what’s already on interal memory,
I’d appreciate it.

– —
scott evans
http://ocsystems.com/~gse                     it’s a shame when the parts fit
gse@ocsystems.com                                  but the machine won’t work

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From: david.abramsky@oln.com
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 15:32:02 -0400
Subject: Introducing…

Hi everyone!  I’m new to the list and, following JOD’s suggestion, I’m
introducing myself here.

My ONLY synth right now is my M1 and it’s done wonders for me…I love it.
I’ve got it MIDI’d to a Technics PX55 digital grand and Voyetra sequencer
in an old DOS 286 box.

I love to write pretty relaxing music with keyboard (piano) and strings,
and sometimes I add my cello (NOT a synth!).  I’m planning to produce
my own CD soon; I hope to get all the notes right here at home, then
download them into the M1 sequencer, then just carry the thing into
the studio.

I’ve just started teaching piano, theory, and MIDI-composing to kids
here in Thunder Bay, Ontario and am excited to see where it takes me.

Look forward to more posts on this list…

– – David

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Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 00:59:19 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Using the “Drums 1” m3r card

>I recently picked up the “Drums 1” card for my m3r, in hopes of getting
>some more good drum sounds (duh).  But it appears that you can’t use the
>drum sounds contained on it without dumping the entire card to the synth.
>I may be wrong, but won’t that nuke all of my existing waveforms, thus
>messing up all of my patches?  All I want is the drum sounds…

Your waveforms are in ROM and therefore won’t be erased (unless you nuke
them!  🙂
You should have two cards, one with the PCM data, one with patches that use
these PCM multisamples. Once you put the PCM card in the right slot, the
multisamples will show up at the end of the usual list (on the drumkit
pages in the Global section).
In this way you can incorporate the new sounds into your existing drumkits.

If you have backed up your internal memory, you might try loading the
program card into it. The demo sequences on these cards only use internal
programs, so they’ll sound funny with your own patches.

Hope this helps…

Chris

Oh, one more thing: please let us know if the card is any good. I’ve been
wondering if these sounds are different from the T-series drums. These are
called ProBD, Tight BD, Punch BD, Synth BD etc.

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Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 14:58:25 +0100
From: peter@enterprise.iht.rwth-aachen.de (Peter Wypich)
Subject: M3R user

Hi!

here are other M3R user too, thatg great!
Do you want to change out sounds for our M3R?

If yes, please send me a mail.

greetings, Peter

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From: gse@ocsystems.com (Scott Evans)
Subject: Re: Using the “Drums 1” m3r card
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 10:27:12 -0400 (EDT)

> Your waveforms are in ROM and therefore won’t be erased (unless you nuke
> them!  🙂
> You should have two cards, one with the PCM data, one with patches that use
> these PCM multisamples. Once you put the PCM card in the right slot, the
> multisamples will show up at the end of the usual list (on the drumkit
> pages in the Global section).

Is that true?  In the manual I’m pretty sure it said something like “you
must load the PCM card in order to use its drum sounds”.  Am I confused?
I don’t have my manual in front of me…

– —
scott evans
http://ocsystems.com/~gse                     it’s a shame when the parts fit
gse@ocsystems.com                                  but the machine won’t work

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Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 16:55:25 +0100
From: peter@enterprise.iht.rwth-aachen.de (Peter Wypich)
Subject: Re: Using the “Drums 1” m3r card

hi!

> Your waveforms are in ROM and therefore won’t be erased (unless you nuke
> them!  🙂
> You should have two cards, one with the PCM data, one with patches that use
> these PCM multisamples. Once you put the PCM card in the right slot, the
> multisamples will show up at the end of the usual list (on the drumkit
> pages in the Global section).

Yes, it is correct, but yhe right slot is for a data card, and yhe left is
for a PCM card.
The drumsets programmed with multisamples of the drum PCM card are on the
drum DATA card. Sure, you can program your own drumsounds – to access the
card multisamples see above.

Greetings, Peter

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Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 15:46:55 -0600 (EDT)
From: Michael Ryan MacMillan <MACMILLM@TONY.BC.EDU>
Subject: Re: M3R user

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.

On Tue, 26 Sep 1995, Peter Wypich wrote:

>
> Hi!
>
> here are other M3R user too, thatg great!
> Do you want to change out sounds for our M3R?
>
> If yes, please send me a mail.
>
> greetings, Peter

>

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From: AnBoZy@aol.com
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 21:01:34 -0400
Subject: Galaxy M1>M3r Convert?

Anyone out there familiar with the Galaxy Editor/Librarian
M1>M3r converter? If so I’d love to here from you.
Arbo

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Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 07:29:53 -0400
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Galaxy M1>M3r Convert?

AnBoZy@aol.com quiped on 9/26/95, in “Galaxy M1>M3r Convert?”:
>Anyone out there familiar with the Galaxy Editor/Librarian
>M1>M3r converter? If so I’d love to here from you.
>Arbo

Yep! I have EditOne which is version of Galaxy that lets you only edit one
synth.

What’s ya need to know?

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noise
noise @io.org

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From: Predonzani Paolo <predo@dist.dist.unige.it>
Subject: piano&synth cards
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 95 16:11:15 MET

I need information about these cards:

RSC-5S (Piano)
does the sample sound natural? How many samples per octave are
there? How long are the samples before the loop? Is the loop too
steady? Do chords sound good?

RSC-2S (Synth), RSC-7S(Synth2), RSC-12S(Synth3)
Which is the best for electronic-jazz-fusion genre?

Thank you.

– —
+——————-+———————————-+
| Paolo Predonzani  |  email: predo@dist.dist.unige.it |
+——————-+———————————-+

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Date: Thu, 28 Sep 95 18:09 EDT
From: morritt@passport.ca (Robert F. Morritt)
Subject: Korg M1 New Age PCM card – how is it?

Hi all,
I am wondering if anyone has heard the Korg “new age” card, and could tell
me what they thought of it.  I am convinced it’s the only M1 PCM card left
where I live (Toronto), but it still costs a bit.  Any advice?
Thanks
Rob

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Date: Fri, 29 Sep 1995 06:58:58 -0400
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Korg M1 New Age PCM card – how is it?

Robert F. Morritt quiped on 9/28/95, in “Korg M1 New Age PCM card –
how is it?”:
>Hi all,
>I am wondering if anyone has heard the Korg “new age” card, and could tell
>me what they thought of it.  I am convinced it’s the only M1 PCM card left
>where I live (Toronto), but it still costs a bit.  Any advice?
>Thanks
>Rob

Actually I found The Korg Synth 1 PCM and patch card at a local Toronto
music shop’s (Long & McQuade) garage sale for $20.00. Its ok, although I’d
rather have a drum sound card. They do have some M1ex cards left.

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noise
noise @io.org

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Date: Fri, 29 Sep 95 11:25 EDT
From: morritt@passport.ca (Robert F. Morritt)
Subject: M1 Cards

Hi!
Thanks for the reply re: M1 PCM cards.  Steves Music on Queen Street has a
“percussion” pcm – I think they want about $80.00 for it, although they are
having a sale now so it might be a little cheaper….
Cheers
Rob

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Date: Sat, 30 Sep 1995 12:08:32 -0700
From: Guy Rowson <Rowson@eng3.eng.monash.edu.au>
Subject: Korg M1 – patches and WWW

Hi,
I am a Krog M1 owner and also surf the net alot. I have a question.
There seems to be all this data for the korgs available…does this mean
you can download via the computer this data onto the korg M1? ( ie change
the sounds without the use of expansion cards)

Please , any advice would be helpful

Thanks in Advance,

Guy

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