The Korg M1 list – Jan. 1996

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Date: Thu, 04 Jan 1996 04:08:21 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: FTP Patches (Mac)§¶§
Hi!
I’m also looking for patches. I have to trade samples (no programs yet).
Mainly techno, analogue, drums and special atmospheric drones etc. Lemme
know if you’re up for a snail mail disk swap.

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
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Date: Thu, 04 Jan 1996 04:12:03 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: Combi parameter changes over MIDI

Hi!
I just noticed you have an ESI-32 as well as a Korg. Me too! Only, the
ESI-32 is new and I haven’t gotten to using it yet. Any tips, tricks,
how to exchange samples between Korg and ESI-32 (other than resampling)
would be appreciated. Or just a quick line on how you use your gear. 😉

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
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Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 19:58:36 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: M1- The M1 Mailing List – 1996 and Beyond

Hello to both old and new subscribers to the Korg M1 mailing list. Welcome
to a new year and a new round of general info and tip swapping on our synth
of choice: the Korg M1 (and T’s too). The list has been down for the last
little bit, for reasons which I’ll explain. For new subscribers, it might
seem like a quiet little list but believe me it’s not.

The Spam of ’95:
***************
During the Christmas break, a strange thing happened to the Korg M1 list.
Suddenly, a number of so called “Undeliverable Messages” started to appear
in every subscribers mailbox with alarming rapidity. (Strange, since they
were so “Undeliverable”). I think each member received a total of about 100
messages. And if that weren’t enough, when members mailboxes filled up,
their ISP host’s machine bounced back the messages back to me! Often, I
would be greeted by 250 – 300 messages a day to download when I logged in.
Most of them were the “U.M.’s” , but a in amongst them would be a “What the
hell’s up with all these damn messages!” E-mail yelling out. The fact that
because of the holidays, I was not able to log-in for a couple of days only
made the problem worse.

I thought our innocent little list was hit by a Spammer. A spammer is
someone who either: a. Maliciously sends junk mail to a list, hoping  to
shut down the mail-server or just to be a pain in the butt, or b. Someone
who sends inappropriate or off-topic mail to many mailing lists at once
(i.e. advertisements, etc.). This, according to the List Managers Mailing
List, actually happens alot more that you’d think. Jeesh, some folks really
should get a life. 😛

In a effort to stop this so called “Spammer” I changed the list to  a
closed, moderated list. This means that all subscriptions and
unsubscriptions had to be approved by me, and all messages were bounced to
me first for approval before they were sent out to the list. This did seem
to stop the “U.M.s” but the “Approval” function of the mailing list
software (Majordomo) never worked right. My ISP was going though some
changes so they were of no help getting things going again. As a result no
messages posted during this time got through to the list.

Deamon Seeds:
*************
Well, it turns out that it wasn’t a Spammer at all. Someone closed their
internet account and forgot to unsubscribe. A normal message was sent to
the no-longer in existence internet address; the receiving machine bounced
the message back to Majordomo saying that the address was invalid (in an
unusual form that by-passed Majordomo’s internal checks for just such
occurrences). Majordomo promptly sent the message out to every one on the
list, including the no-longer existent internet address, who’s machine
bounced it back to Majordomo, and . . . well you get the idea. After a
while the messages got bigger and bigger and the receiving machine put the
part of the file into an attachment. Which of course made it look like it
was from some spammer who included some advertisement or virus or
something.

These two machines did this “message ping-ponging” with a certain amount of
glee, in my opinion, and has confirmed a suspicion of mine that all
computers are essentially evil and we should burn the lot of the
godless beasts and escape into the forests. However, since I’m still
paying off the loan for my godless beast, I won’t be doing such a sensible thing
for while.

An AOL user sent me a nice message saying that it was he who was the cause
of all this, but as the most of the messages had Swedish machine origins, I
don’t think it was.

Back To Normal?
*************
I’ve changed the list back to the old format (open subscription,
unmoderated) with a few behind the scenes changes to (hopefully) prevent
such an occurrence from happening again. Now you know why it’s important to
unsubscribe when you change e-mail address! 😉

A few messages were sent to the mailing list during this down time, and I
still have them. But, since that “Approval” thing still don’t seem to work,
I would suggest anyone who sent a message to re-send it. That way, your
name will appear on the “From” header.

Well, that’s about it everybody. Start posting! I’ll be contacting some
folks who unsubscribed during the <DARK TIME> to let them know what
happened, and hopefully get them back.

Welcome back and has anyone checked out the <Roto-Bass> sound from the M1
bank A or B? Mega cool!  It’s one of the BEST bass sounds I’ve heard yet.

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noise
noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 10:50:16 +0800 (HKT)
From: Steven Smith <spsmith@HK.Super.NET>
Subject: Re: M1- The M1 Mailing List – 1996 and Beyond

Congratulations, good to have the M1 group back online.

Has anyone any comments on calkwalk 4.0 pro audio.  Compared to the latest
cubase?
I’ve played with the demo, which incidently has an M1 patch set.  I like it,
but is it worth it?

a belated Happy New Year to everyone

Steven

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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 00:46:29 -0500
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1- The M1 Mailing List – 1996 and Beyond

At 10:50 AM 1/10/96 +0800, you wrote:

>Has anyone any comments on calkwalk 4.0 pro audio.  Compared to the latest
>cubase?
>I’ve played with the demo, which incidently has an M1 patch set.  I like it,
>but is it worth it?

I have the full version of Cakewalk Pro Audio. Its worth it for some people
and not for others. Right now it still has a few glitches and is lacking a
couple of things that 3.01 had like CAL but a bug fix is due out this month
4.01 which will address a lot of common gripes. My general thinking on
Cakewalk Pro Audio right now is if you have a need to lay down lots of audio
and you have a powerful computer and a high quality digital audio card and a
good way to back up lots of data go for it. It really is a nice environment
to work in. If the above doesn’t apply to you and your music is mostly or
totally midi synth stuff the 3.01 version is probably a better way to go. In
other words if you have a 486DX4/100 or faster, 16MB or more of RAM a fast
EIDE or SCSI hard drive (preferably 2 drives with one for audio only) of 1GB
or more, a DAL Card D+ or Session-8 and a DAT backup or Zip or whatever CPA
is a cool program. My system is a little underpowered and the recording
quality of my SB16 (specifically the noise floor) has a lot to be desired. I
get about 4 tracks of what I would call multimedia presentation quality
audio synced to midi with an occasional hiccup using a 486DX2/66, 12MB ram,
EIDE 730MB hard drive and an Soundblaster16. I don’t know how it compares to
the newest version of Cubase Audio but they are probably similar. I think
the biggest difference between the two programs is the style of the
interface. The program I would like to try is Logic Audio since it looks
like it has a lot of interesting ways of approaching your music. The CPA
demo is pretty much exactly like the commercial version without the ability
to save your file so if it runs ok on your system the full version will too.
Overall I’m glad I bought it and plan to eventually upgrade my computer so
as to derive truly Pro Audio from it.
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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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Subject: M1- bank select
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 00:19:00 -0800
From: Robert Clevenger <clev@cisco.com>

I sent this out over the holidays buyt I’m not sure if it made the
list.  So I’m resending.

I connected my Korg T3 up to Logic Audio running on a Mac.  I am able
to select all of the sounds in Program A (1-99) on the Korg from Logic
but I can’t seem to get to Program B or the Combinations.  I looked
through the documentation for some sort of bank select command but did
not find one.  I tried all of the selections in the bank select menu
in Logic to no avail.  I am prepared to write a custom bank select
message if only I knew what to put in it.  Any clues would be
appreciated.

Thanks,
– – rob

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From: Garth Boyd <Garth.Boyd@sofkin.ca>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 08:42:08 EST
Subject: M1* Re: M1- The M1 Mailing List – 1996 and Beyond

> Welcome back and has anyone checked out the <Roto-Bass> sound from the M1
> bank A or B? Mega cool!  It’s one of the BEST bass sounds I’ve heard yet.

Is this a new sound? I do not recall it from the factory.
Is this a PCM / Program card product?

Cheers,
– —
Garth Boyd         Software Kinetics Ltd.       Ottawa    __ __
Voice: (613)831-2018 (4062)         Fax: (613)831-1836   < <<_<
boyd@sofkin.ca                               “Confido”    >_>
http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~aa811
“Diu/raic suas me/”

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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 96 14:45:06 +0100
From: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it (Michele Tornatore)
Subject: M1* Re: M1- bank select

Dear T series owners:

To achieve bank changes on T series you need:
– – a sequencer capable of handling/editing sys-ex data:
– – your faithful Korg T2EX.

To select a <BANK A PROGRAM> you need this sys-ex string:
F0 42 30 26 4E 02 00 F7
F0 42 30 26 4E 12 00 F7
followed by a program change.

For instance, if you are in COMBI mode and wanted to reach program 54
stored onto A bank you’d do the following:
Sequencer Time Location 1:1:000
F0 42 30 26 4E 02 00 F7
Sequencer Time Location 1:1:001
F0 42 30 26 4E 12 00 F7
Sequencer Time Location 1:1:002
Porgram change #54
Remember to insert these data into a track which belongs to the same midi
channel of your T2EX.

To select a <BANK B PROGRAM> you need this sys-ex string:
F0 42 30 26 4E 02 01 F7
F0 42 30 26 4E 02 10 F7
followed by a program change.

To select a <COMBINATION> you need this sys-ex string:
F0 42 30 26 4E 00 10 F7
F0 42 30 26 4E 10 00 F7
followed by a program change.

To select a <CARD PROGRAM> you need this sys-ex string:
F0 42 30 26 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 26 4E 12 01 F7
followed by a program change.

To select a <CARD COMBINATION> you need this sys-ex string:
F0 42 30 26 4E 00 10 F7
F0 42 30 26 4E 10 01 F7
followed by a program change.

Hope this helps.
Cheers 😉 Michele (Mike)

Let me know if you encounter some problems.

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

(CICERONE, Pro Archia, I, 2)

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

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From: stracca@nisms.tei.ericsson.se (Stracca Stefano)
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 96 16:59:56 +0100
Subject: M1* Hardware

Hello,
I’m new to the list but I own a M1 since 1989.
I’m looking for someone who can give me technical informations
on M1’s HW. The best would be to have infos on how the PCM cards
are organized in order to interface my own designs to the PCM connector.
I think HW engineers understand what I mean.

Thank you and sorry for the very technical subject.

Stefano.

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From: “Holger Wirtz” <wirtz@indy.ipt.rwth-aachen.de>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 17:48:06 +0000
Subject: M1* Re: M1- The M1 Mailing List – 1996 and Beyond

> Has anyone any comments on calkwalk 4.0 pro audio.  Compared to the latest
> cubase?

Uh, I’d like that info too …

Thank you, Holger

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From: ChickenSax@aol.com
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 14:02:02 -0500
Subject: M1* Glad to be back.

I am glad that this list is working again. Happy New Year to everyone.

Serge.

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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 19:25:31 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1* Re: M1- The M1 Mailing List – 1996 and Beyond

At 8:42 AM 1/10/96, Garth Boyd wrote:>> Welcome back and has anyone checked
out the <Roto-Bass> sound from the M1
>> bank A or B? Mega cool!  It’s one of the BEST bass sounds I’ve heard yet.
>
>Is this a new sound? I do not recall it from the factory.
>Is this a PCM / Program card product?
>
>Cheers,

Nope! It’s one of the sounds that you could download from John Sexton’s
ultra cool Web page.

***********************************************************
noise
noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 19:29:09 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1* SAM1 – PCM slot expansion board for M1, M3, Wavestation

At 12:52 AM 1/11/96, Jacek Latanowicz wrote:
>The device is called Double Dutch SAM1. It is an expansion
>board for Korg M1, M1r, M3r, Wavestation (old PCMs probably not for
>Wavestation SR). It is plugged into PCM card slot,

I’ve heard about this device in lore and song but never in any real detail.

Please send the article! (At least to me and/or John S.)

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noise
noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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Date:         Thu, 11 Jan 96 00:52:53 CET
From: Jacek Latanowicz <JACK%PLPUAM11@plearn.edu.pl>
Subject: M1* SAM1 – PCM slot expansion board for M1, M3, Wavestation

Sorry if anybody gets it twice. This is a re-sent…

Hello Krog users,

I haven’t cross-studied the huge amount of emails for last
few weeks due to my absence. I have been in Manchester, UK. I found
there an old SOS magazine (Sound-on-sound) which happened to be
very valuable for me. There is an article about a device I was
looking for just knowing it existed.
The device is called Double Dutch SAM1. It is an expansion
board for Korg M1, M1r, M3r, Wavestation (old PCMs probably not for
Wavestation SR). It is plugged into PCM card slot, has a memory which
probably can be expanded. It has a HD disk drive (1.44MB), reads and
stores samples in it’s memory which can be seen and used by M1 (or
other mentioned instrument). There are many details in the article.
If anybody is interested I can scan it down into text file and send
over this mailing list. There is even a picture of this product.
The device isn’t made by Korg, it’s third party thing. The price
staded there (Oct 92) is 650 UK Pounds which is about 1000 US$.
The file formats are the same as for Roland’s and Akai’s samplers.
Because I LOVE my M1, it’s user-friendly interface, and digital
effects I’m willing to pay to get the device. It would probably
make a sampler from M1. Imagine using own PCM’s !!!!
But there is a small problem. The phone number to the company
written there isn’t valid. I think the company which was selling it
in UK doesn’t exist anymore. Here come my 2 questions.
1. Did anybody use/seen this device ?
2. Where in the world can I buy this thing ????
It probably is produced either in Germany or Dutchland by the
mentioned Double Dutch company and Zodak.
Any information will be very helpful for me in reaching this product.

Thanks,

Jacek Latanowicz

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From: morritt@passport.ca
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 96 21:03 EST
Subject: Re: M1* Re: M1- The M1 Mailing List – 1996 and Beyond

Greetings!
I am also having difficulty locating this sound.  Where is it on John
Sexton’s page?
Thanks.
Rob

At 07:25 PM 10-01-96 -0500, you wrote:
>At 8:42 AM 1/10/96, Garth Boyd wrote:>> Welcome back and has anyone checked
>out the <Roto-Bass> sound from the M1
>>> bank A or B? Mega cool!  It’s one of the BEST bass sounds I’ve heard yet.
>>
>>Is this a new sound? I do not recall it from the factory.
>>Is this a PCM / Program card product?
>>
>>Cheers,
>
>Nope! It’s one of the sounds that you could download from John Sexton’s
>ultra cool Web page.
>
>***********************************************************
>noise
>noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/
>
>***********************************************************

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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 02:05:21 GMT
From: Donal Ryan <ryand@iol.ie>
Subject: Re: M1* SAM1 – PCM slot expansion board for M1, M3, Wavestation

At 00:52 11/01/96 CET, you wrote:
(snip)

It could be that the phone number is correct but the area codes in the UK
have changed….you should now place a “1” between the zero at the start of
the area code and the other digits….for example 021 now becomes 0121,etc.

Hope this might be of help.

DOnal Ryan,
ryand@iol.ie

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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 09:56:13 +0200
From: “Ari Mononen” <AMONONEN@fi.oracle.com>
Subject: Re: M1* SAM1 – PCM slot expansion board for M1, M3, Wavestation

Hi Jacek

Could you please send me that article …

Thanks,

Ari Mononen

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Date: 11 Jan 96 00:52:53
From:”Jacek Latanowicz ” <owner-korg-m1-l@io.org>
To: korg-m1-l@io.org
Subject: M1* SAM1 – PCM slot expansion board for M1, M3, Wavestation
Reply-to: korg-m1-l@io.org
X-Orcl-Application: Return-Path: <owner-korg-m1-l@io.org>
X-Orcl-Application: Sender: owner-korg-m1-l@io.org
X-Orcl-Application: Precedence: bulk

Sorry if anybody gets it twice. This is a re-sent…

Hello Krog users,

I haven’t cross-studied the huge amount of emails for last
few weeks due to my absence. I have been in Manchester, UK. I found
there an old SOS magazine (Sound-on-sound) which happened to be
very valuable for me. There is an article about a device I was
looking for just knowing it existed.
The device is called Double Dutch SAM1. It is an expansion
board for Korg M1, M1r, M3r, Wavestation (old PCMs probably not for
Wavestation SR). It is plugged into PCM card slot, has a memory which
probably can be expanded. It has a HD disk drive (1.44MB), reads and
stores samples in it’s memory which can be seen and used by M1 (or
other mentioned instrument). There are many details in the article.
If anybody is interested I can scan it down into text file and send
over this mailing list. There is even a picture of this product.
The device isn’t made by Korg, it’s third party thing. The price
staded there (Oct 92) is 650 UK Pounds which is about 1000 US$.
The file formats are the same as for Roland’s and Akai’s samplers.
Because I LOVE my M1, it’s user-friendly interface, and digital
effects I’m willing to pay to get the device. It would probably
make a sampler from M1. Imagine using own PCM’s !!!!
But there is a small problem. The phone number to the company
written there isn’t valid. I think the company which was selling it
in UK doesn’t exist anymore. Here come my 2 questions.
1. Did anybody use/seen this device ?
2. Where in the world can I buy this thing ????
It probably is produced either in Germany or Dutchland by the
mentioned Double Dutch company and Zodak.
Any information will be very helpful for me in reaching this product.

Thanks,

Jacek Latanowicz

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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 03:42:23 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: M1* KORG M1 SAM1 expansion

Hi there!

Saw a question posted on a device called the SAM1. It’s essentially a
sample player that reads AKAI disks and plugs into the PCM slot. For
those who are interested: it was carried and produced by a Dutch firm
called Zadok, and I have the phone number for you: +31-70-3200209. I’m
not sure if they carry it anymore. I do have a sample disk at home
giving a complete demo and product description. If there’s enough respons
and if I ever get my #%$%^^# PC working again, I’ll post that and some
WAV files…

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com

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Date:         Thu, 11 Jan 96 12:27:51 CET
From: Jacek Latanowicz <JACK%PLPUAM11@plearn.edu.pl>
Subject:      Re: M1* KORG M1 SAM1 expansion

On Thu, 11 Jan 1996 03:42:23 EST R. Lohman said:
>Hi there!
>
>Saw a question posted on a device called the SAM1. It’s essentially a
>sample player that reads AKAI disks and plugs into the PCM slot. For
>those who are interested: it was carried and produced by a Dutch firm
>called Zadok, and I have the phone number for you: +31-70-3200209. I’m
>not sure if they carry it anymore. I do have a sample disk at home
>giving a complete demo and product description. If there’s enough respons
>and if I ever get my #%$%^^# PC working again, I’ll post that and some
>WAV files…
>
>Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
>Rein Lohman
>IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
>Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com

Hello there ,

Thakks for the number to Zadok. I called them and received following
information.
The current price of the device is about 950$ and the device is still
beeing manufactured. (I think the price is high but worth it)
They don’t sell it via the company mentioned in the SOS (sound on sound)
OCT 92′ magazine. I’ve sent them a fax with my personal details and they
promised to send me ordering information right away.
The device’s memory is 512kB but can be expanded to 1MB which is
quite enough for PCMs.
The rest of technical details will be in the article which I have to
scan down first. It will take some time but I should be able to send it
to the list on friday or saturday.
If anybody is interested in ordering information here’s additional
fax number to Zadok :
(+31 70) 3200345     – fax
and the phone number mentioned earlier :
(+31 70) 3200209     – phone
btw, the guy speaks english very well.

Hope this helps.

Jacek L.

Ps. I hope we find someone who used this thing or seen it in action…
I’m 100% convinced to buy the device.

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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 08:46:36 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: M1* KORG SAM1 expansion

Wow!
People act fast –considering I put the number to Zadok up only hours ago
and people are already ordering… I will give the demo CD that I have
a good listen and publish my findings tomorrow. If I’m in the neighboor-
hood I’ll visit Zadok and ask for a full product demonstration. I wanted
to get a demo from their Quasimidi Raven anyways. Hopefully this weekend.

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com

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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 11:08:50 -0800
From: Tim Loepp <timl@xplor.com>
Subject: Re: M1* SAM1 – PCM slot expansion board for M1, M3, Wavestation

Jacek Latanowicz wrote:
>
> Sorry if anybody gets it twice. This is a re-sent…
>
> Hello Krog users,
>
>  I haven’t cross-studied the huge amount of emails for last
> few weeks due to my absence. I have been in Manchester, UK. I found
> there an old SOS magazine (Sound-on-sound) which happened to be
> very valuable for me. There is an article about a device I was
> looking for just knowing it existed.
>  The device is called Double Dutch SAM1. It is an expansion
> board for Korg M1, M1r, M3r, Wavestation (old PCMs probably not for
> Wavestation SR). It is plugged into PCM card slot, has a memory which
> probably can be expanded. It has a HD disk drive (1.44MB), reads and
> stores samples in it’s memory which can be seen and used by M1 (or
> other mentioned instrument). There are many details in the article.
> If anybody is interested I can scan it down into text file and send
> over this mailing list. There is even a picture of this product.
> The device isn’t made by Korg, it’s third party thing. The price
> staded there (Oct 92) is 650 UK Pounds which is about 1000 US$.
> The file formats are the same as for Roland’s and Akai’s samplers.
> Because I LOVE my M1, it’s user-friendly interface, and digital
> effects I’m willing to pay to get the device. It would probably
> make a sampler from M1. Imagine using own PCM’s !!!!
>  But there is a small problem. The phone number to the company
> written there isn’t valid. I think the company which was selling it
> in UK doesn’t exist anymore. Here come my 2 questions.
> 1. Did anybody use/seen this device ?
> 2. Where in the world can I buy this thing ????
>  It probably is produced either in Germany or Dutchland by the
> mentioned Double Dutch company and Zodak.
> Any information will be very helpful for me in reaching this product.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jacek Latanowicz

– —
TIM
timl@xplor.com
“I am what I am, and thats all that I am.” (Popeye the Sailor)

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Date:         Fri, 12 Jan 96 13:22:39 CET
From: Jacek Latanowicz <JACK%PLPUAM11@plearn.edu.pl>
Subject: M1* SAM1 again, about the article

Hello Korgers,

I scanned down the article which is quite long and interesting.
I think You will find it that way. Sorry about the format of long
and narrow column, but I just don’t have time to make it a nice
looking document. I barely had time to correct the scanning (so sorry
for any bugs that might be there). There is also a GIF picture of
the device, but I don’t know how to send it and where. It’s about
70KB long.
I think that the title of the article is a little inacurate.
It is stated clearly that the SAM1 is for M3r, T1, T2, T3, Wavestation
as well. So limiting to M1 is not the point.

cheers,

Jacek L.

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Date:         Fri, 12 Jan 96 13:28:43 CET
From: Jacek Latanowicz <JACK%PLPUAM11@plearn.edu.pl>
Subject:      Re: M1* KORG SAM1 expansion

On Thu, 11 Jan 1996 08:46:36 EST R. Lohman said:
>Wow!
>People act fast –considering I put the number to Zadok up only hours ago
>and people are already ordering… I will give the demo CD that I have
>a good listen and publish my findings tomorrow. If I’m in the neighboor-
>hood I’ll visit Zadok and ask for a full product demonstration. I wanted
>to get a demo from their Quasimidi Raven anyways. Hopefully this weekend.
>
>Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
>Rein Lohman
>IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
>Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com

Hello Rein,

thank You for the information on the phone number. From what You write
You live not far away from the company. I think that for some of us here
any information might be valuable. You can see the interest of the people
who asked for the article. However nobody exactly knows if the high price
is good enough for the device. So it would be very good if You could
maybe later give information about the demo CD. Maybe You can find out
more, expecially about things form the article…
I might be one of few people who already decided to buy this thing.
I don’t have a big studio, just 2 synths, a mixer, few computers…
But I love M1, and lately bought Roland JV880 which maybe sounds better
but it just isn’t it. The unfriendly user-interface, stupid effects
which are a pain in the b**t. Up till today I can’t understand why
doesn’t the reverb effect not work on “pick bass” while it works
on other patches in multisound…just can’t compare it to sweet simplicity
of Korg M1 (long live the KING 🙂 gee, I don’t know if it’s he Korg
or she Korg….whatever)
This is why expanding M1 to tons of PCMs is making a sampler out of it.
Hopefully it’s not just a far-away fantasy. This is why any information
is very valuable for me.
Thanks in advance,

Jacek L.

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Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 08:55:22 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: M1* KORG SAM1 continued…

Hello,

Didn’t have time yet to listen to the SAM1 demo CD. Also, about putting
a demo wave file up: to accurately represent the quality of the device
it would have to be a 44100 Hz 16-bit stereo file which can get very
large (1 MB per 6 seconds), so I’m not sure if that’s the way to go.
Maybe ordering the demo CD from ZADOK (see earlier notes) will be better.

Meanwhile, I do believe the device acts as a sample player only — i.e.
you can’t record your own samples. This makes it a pretty expensive
option in my view, especially considering that AKAI came out with a fully
featured 32-voice 16-bit stereo sampler four roughly the same price and
2 MB RAM to boot.But, over the weekend I’ll listen to the CD, try to
find out more about the specs and let you know on monday.

Have a great weekend everybody.

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com

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Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 08:58:32 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: M1* KORG SAM1 expansion

I’ll see what I can dig up. I live in Utrecht, but business takes me fair
ly often to The Hague, where ZADOK is located. Hopefully next week (this
weekend will be unlikely).

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
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From: “Sherwin H. Bostock” <shbostoc@uab-admin.vpad.uab.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 08:25:52 CST
Subject: M1* M1 Bank/ Patch Librarian

Hello everyone,

Happy New Years to all, help help help, I’m trying out the M1
Bank/Patch Librarian and running into all kinds of heck.. Receiving
data from the M1 is no problem, its when I go to save the data to
disk is where the problem occurs.  I get an error that saids “?don’t
see path at 127 or ?don’t see path at 0.  Whats going? or I may get
the same error when selecting M1 to Disk sysex dump “prog, Comb, All,
Global, etc.  Can someone please instruct me on this program the help
menu does not seem to help.  I need to know more about the saving
data process.  Thanks in advance for your help.
Sherwin

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Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 11:59:00 -0500
From: afn05890@afn.org (Ralph P. Juliano)
Subject: M1* New M1 Librarian

Greetings:

If anyone is interested in a new Editor/Librarian for the M1, I found
SoundLib 1.01.  It seems to work smoother on my machine than the M1 Banks
program.  It also supports mutiple synths and writes files compatible with
Cakewalk.  Download it from:

http://www.webcom.com/playloud/SoundLib/download.html

Make sure to set the MidiIn Buffer Size variable in the Soundlib.ini to
3000.  It is initially set to 512 and is not large enough to receive all 100
sounds from the M1.

RJ

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From: Christophe DUPERTHUY <cduper@rfv.insa-lyon.fr>
Subject: M1* I’m back…
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 96 18:19:12 MET

Hello,
I’m sorry to disturb you : I’ve just bought the Midi Cable
yesterday. I’ve got a problem : the cable is made of 2 Dins, 1 Midi In
and 1 Midi Out (that’s Ok for the M1), but I’ve got two other “prises”
on the other side, with 16 pins : one male and one female. I remeber the
male is ok for the soundcard, but I don’t know what to do with the
“female” (Oh ! Sorry !!! :-)).
Now, if there’s no problem to let the female alone, how could I
dump my M1 on the computer : I try to use Sysex (on Windows, the Icon
represents 2 Dins that are linked…) and start Receive_Midi ; a window
opens and there’s a start button (and a cancel one) ; I switch on the
Start ; Then I go on the M1, switch on Global, then 7 (that is Program
Dump ???) and switch on Dump key (on the right) ; the “screen” writes
“processing…” for a while and then stops. On the computer, nothing
happens ! And after a few minutes, it writes “No Data Received”…
Here are my questions, if you can answer (please) :
– – Is there a problem with the Cable (it is sold for a Midi Sound Blaster
and I’ve got a SB compatible card, that is not a Sound Blaster).
– – Do I mistake with the Dump procedure ?

Thanks in advance. I will be back on Monday morning…
Enjoy your Week-End. Bye

Christophe.
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From: ChickenSax@aol.com
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 13:21:53 -0500
Subject: Re: M1* KORG SAM1 expansion

Hi guys,

I would love to read the article about SAM1.
So fare this is how I see this SAM1 idea.

As you know the M1 is a killer synth.  It would be great to add some fresh
samples to it. But hey, nothing new, there is a serial killer synth–T3.   T3
is basically an M1 with all those things we wish the M1 had (8MB of ROM,
large graphical display, 3,5″ floppy drive etc.). One of those “things” is
1MB of internal RAM and ability to load and FULLY utilize 1MB of
multisamples.  But let’s get to the point. I own one of T3’s EX and I have
experimented with samples using  AI synthesis (Advanced Integrated) for quite
some time. I sample and “shape” samples with my Macintosh using Alchemy
sample editing software and then dump them to my T. To create multisounds I
use MultiMaker–a program unleashed by Korg USA after they discontinued
making T-Series (If anyone would like to get MultiMaker free, contact me).
Now, I dumped so many different samples to my T that were sampled on
different machines such as EmaxII, Akai S1000, S900,PeavySX and Ensoniq EPS.
Believe me, not all samples sound good on T. I had to resample some of them
using my Alchemy to make them acceptable, in some cases it helped, in some
didn’t. The best sounding (after Korg DSM1) samples were sampled at 32khz
using 12bit AkaiS900. Those samples sounded better than those 16bit from
AkaiS1000 (after conversion to mono).  But even some of those from S900
sounded like garbage in my Korg. The point I am making is that not all of
samples from SAM1 with sound right on your M1. Do not expect to load an Akai
sample to your M1 and to sound similar to Korg PCM cards where you have
already made multisamples (on Korg DSM1 sampler) along with prog./global
data.  Here are some questions:  How do you map samples across M1’s keyboard
(create multis)? Using drum kits? If yes, where do you store global/program
data? In SAM1 on to the same diskette, or on MCR03 cards? How about power
compatibility with US/Japan, we use 110V
Well, SAM1 sounds like a nice invention, but a little out of date for a
sample player.  We store samples on CD-ROM and HD today.  After all, how many
Akai (and which Akai, operating system differs in different types of
samplers) diskettes can you collect these days.
I don’t know about Europe, but here in NYC  you can get a T3EX for $1200 and
have it all internal.  So if you are desperate for this sample playing
feature and love your M1, here is an idea:
Sell your M1, buy a round trip ticket to NYC, take that $1000 you were going
to spend on SAM1, buy T3EX, contact me, so we can have a cup of tea, return
to wherever your home is and enjoy sample playing.

Long post, isn’t it?

Serge.

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Date: Fri, 12 Jan 96 22:27:32 +0100
From: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it (Michele Tornatore)
Subject: M1* T&M series Patch changes etc.

Hi M&T series users!
Here are some cool stuff that I hope you’ll find useful.

These sys-ex strings work with M1, M1R, M1EX and M1REX. The instrument must
be set on midi channel 1.
These strings can be put into your sequencer tracks and MUST BE FOLLOWED BY
A PROGRAM CHANGE. Please bear in mind that all strings refer to midi
channel 1.

To recall an INTERNAL PROGRAM:
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 00 F7
(+program change)

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

To recall an CARD PROGRAM:
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 01 F7
(+program change)

To recall an CARD COMBINATION:
F0 42 30 19 4E 00 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 10 01 F7
(+program change)

=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
FOR T1, T2 and T3 USERS ONLY
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+

These sys-ex strings work with T1, T2 and T3. The instrument must be set on
midi channel 1.
These strings can be put into your sequencer tracks and MUST BE FOLLOWED BY
A PROGRAM CHANGE. Please bear in mind that all strings refer to midi
channel 1.

To recall an INTERNAL PROGRAM A BANK:
F0 42 30 26 4E 02 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 00 F7
(+program change)

To recall an INTERNAL PROGRAM B BANK:
F0 42 30 26 4E 02 01 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
(+program change)

To recall an INTERNAL COMBINATION:
F0 42 30 26 4E 00 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 10 00 F7
(+program change)

To recall an CARD PROGRAM:
F0 42 30 26 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 01 F7
(+program change)

To recall an CARD COMBINATION:
F0 42 30 26 4E 00 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 10 01 F7
(+program change)

=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
FOR M1, M1EX, M1R and M1REX USERS ONLY
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+

Now let’s go a little step further and set to off M1 internal effects.
As usual M1 is set on midi channel 1.

SINGLE PROGRAM:
F0 42 30 19 4E 03 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 0E 08 21 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 10 08 21 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7

DOUBLE PROGRAM:
F0 42 30 19 4E 03 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 17 08 21 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 19 08 21 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7

=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+

Now let’s try another effects combination. As usual M1 is set on midi channel 1.
In example 1 we’ll see a single program with FX1 set to HALL and FX2 set to
STEREO DELAY and in example 2 we’ll see a double program with FX1 set to
LARGE ROOM and FX2 set to EXCITER.

EXAMPLE 1 (SINGLE PROGRAM)
FX1 = HALL
FX2 = STEREO DELAY:
F0 42 30 19 4E 03 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 0E 08 00 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 10 08 09 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7

EXAMPLE 1 (DOUBLE PROGRAM)
FX1 = LARGE ROOM
FX2 = EXCITER:
F0 42 30 19 4E 03 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 17 08 04 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 19 08 16 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7

In example 3 we’ll see a single program with FX1 set to PHASER 2 and FX2
set to CROSS FLANGER and in example 4 we’ll see a double program with FX1
set to LARGE ROOM and FX2 set to DELAY/DELAY.

EXAMPLE 3 (SINGLE PROGRAM)
FX1 = PHASER 2
FX2 = CROSS FLANGER:
F0 42 30 19 4E 03 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 0E 08 10 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 10 08 0E 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7

EXAMPLE 4 (DOUBLE PROGRAM)
FX1 = LARGE ROOM
FX2 = DELAY/DELAY:
F0 42 30 19 4E 03 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 17 08 041 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 41 19 08 1C 00 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7

PLEASE I WANT FEEDBACK FROM YOU! LET ME KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR
EXPERIENCES WITH SYS-EX STRINGS!!!!

Cheers 🙂 Michele

BTW Let me know if you think that it’s worth an effort. Thanks!

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

(CICERONE, Pro Archia, I, 2)

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

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Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 14:40:52 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: M1* SAM1-Sample expander for Korg M1 (part 1 of 2)

Here’s the article from Jacek Latanowicz. Thanks Jacek! Impressive
scanning I must say. I’ve fixed up the line breaks and spell checked it.
It’s posted in two parts since the full article surpasses the file size
limit of the mailing list.

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Magazine : Sound On Sound (UK) Nov. 92
Title : *** DOUBLE DUTCH SAM1 ***
Sample expander for Korg M1
Author : Derek Johnson

Scanned and supported by Jacek Latanowicz (jack@vm.amu.edu.pl)

Adding new waveforms to the complement already found in Korg’s M1
synthesizer has always been easy, if not cheap; simply buy a card full
of new waveforms, plug it into the PCM Data slot, and your synth has a
whole new palette of sounds. However useful that may be you’re always
stuck with someone else’s choices, and building up a collection is
expensive. Just think what it would be like If you could buy a box that
would let you grab samples from your own sampler and use them in your
M1 . . .

Well, it’s taken cooperation between two Dutch companies – Zadok
and Double Dutch – to come up with just such a system, in the shape of
the _Double Dutch SAM 1 Sample Expander_. While not as elegant as just
plugging in a card, the SAM1 is rather more powerful; a half megabyte of
memory in a 1 U rack-mounting front end with a built in high density
(1.44MB) disk drive. Samples can be received over MIDI via the Sample
Dump Standard, or – in a very clever twist – by loading the samples
direct from your sampler library disks. Quite a few samplers are
supported (the sample format is identical to Korg’s T1 and DSM1, and
foreign formats supported include Akai and Roland; see box for complete
list) and the drive will read double density disks as well as high
density types. Doubling up as a general purpose MIDI datafiler and as a
MIDI Song File playback machine makes the SAM1 even more useful – MIDI
files can be read from ST or MS-DOS format disks (double density only).
So, everything you ever wanted from your M1 is provided by this cunning
device. T-series, M3R, M1R and Wavestation owners needn’t look glum, SAM1
is designed to work with these instruments as well. Since I used an M1
for the review, it’s that instrument which will be referred to
throughout.

The SAM1 has a look best described as utilitarian. It is housed in a
grey 1U rack- mounting module that connects to the M1’s PCM slot (the
one at the rear) via a multi-way ribbon cable; the M1 therefore ‘sees’
the SAM1’s samples as new waveforms on a card. A couple of MIDI sockets
complete the connections. Besides the disk drive, the front panel
features a small but informative LCD and eight function keys which are
used to control the SAM1; these keys are rather arcanely labelled with a
variety of horizontal, vertical and double arrows, but their operation
becomes familiar fairly quickly. They are basically used to move around
the six main headings of the software (Load, Load Single, Save, MIDI,
Edit and Disk), choose a function within each group (there are at least
two), choose a parameter, and change the value; Execute and Cancel keys
confirm or abort any operations.

Internally, you have about 512k of PCM memory. The rear panel, besides
the MIDI connections and the PCM connector, has an ‘option’ bus – no
details on this as yet. An LCD contrast knob is also (inconveniently) at
the rear, but this is a rather coarse device: the display on the
(pre-production) review model was either full on or blank, but this has
apparently been fixed in production models. The power supply is
external, but the unit supplied is a compact device that runs on any
voltage between 100V and 240V, outputtlng the required 5V.

The sound architecture is simple: the SAM1 holds a number of samples.
These sounds can be treated as Drum Sounds, or they can be split across
the keyboard, as a Multisound in Double Dutch speak. Samples in
Multisounds are confusingly referred to as Related Sounds, Rel-sounds or
Rels. The available memory can be used for a maximum of 69 Rels; Drum
Sounds are limited to 29, and the total number of Multisounds available
is 28. While editing at sample level is limited to naming the sample or
turning a loop on or off, the Multisound process involves comprehensive
mapping, level adjustment and tuning, as well as filter cutoff and decay
offsets for each sample. The Multisound itself can also be named – it is
the name which eventually turns up on the M1.

*OPERATION*
===========
Getting up and running with the SAM1 involves connecting the multi-way
cable to your M1’s PCM slot, as well as MIDI-In to MIDI-Out and MIDI-Out
to MIDI-In; then you switch on. The MIDI connections are needed for the
transfer of Program and Combi information. You’ll need to insert a SAM1
system disk, or a sound disk which also has the system software
installed on it, wait a few seconds, and choose which instrument you’re
using ( the system software is slightly different for each machine ), and
then choose whether to copy the system or simply run it. The first time
you switch on the SAM1, you should back up the system and use the copy
– – this is just sensible practice. There’s also a demo disk you can try,
which loads a MIDI File plus a pile of samples and patch and global data
for the M1; this shows off the SAM1 to rather good effect. Before
running the demo, be sure to back up the memory of your M1 – patches
will be over-written in the demo process.

There are a number of disks supplied with SAM1, and it’s simplicity
itself to load the samples contained therein and try them out. Just
select _Load PCM Data_, and press _Execute_. Choose a program on the M1, go
into _Edit Prog_ and scroll to Oscillator 1, and zoom past internal
waveform 99. It’s here that you’ll find the card waveforms ( prefixed C ),
which is, of course, what the SAM1 is giving you. You could also load up
some Program and Combination data along with the PCM data from the
supplied disks. You can also load sample disks from your own library,
provided your sampler is supported, or load in samples to the SAM1 over
MIDI. This is just as easy as using SAM1 disks; Sample Dump is as fast
as we’ve grown to expect it – ie. not fast enough – but it works well.

SAM1’s disk operations are a little primitive, in that lots of different
sorts of data can be saved to disk, but it appears that individual
‘files’ can’t be named, and multiple versions of the same sort of dump
can’t be saved to the same disk. For example, if you were to save a set
of 99 M1 programs to disk, then wanted to save another 99 different
programs to the same disk, the second batch would overwrite the first –
not very useful. And even if you could save multiple files, it would be
impossible to retrieve them since they don’t have names. This hardly
makes for the most efficient use of high density disks; although their
cost might be at an all-time low, it would still be better to be able
to use a disk to its full capacity.

The MIDI side of the SAM1 has been rather well thought out. The only
real problem is that MIDI connections have been included at all: I
mean, we all need two more MIDI cables to accommodate, whether at our
MIDI patchbay or hanging off the back of our keyboard rig, don’t we?
Accepting that this is necessary, however, the addition of a SAM1
should enhance your whole MIDI setup, not just the M1, Wavestation,
T1 or whatever it’s attached to, since you can treat it as a data
storage device. Not only can the SAM1 receive and send sample dumps
over MIDI, it can actually transmit the dump request. This is handy
for those samplers (such as Roland’s S330 and S550) which need to be
requested to send a sample dump. All 12-bit samples are converted to
16-bit in the process, and the SAM1 starts to look more like a handy
control centre for sample exchange if you work with more than one
sampler. As mentioned earlier, the SAM1 functions as a data filer and
MIDI Song File playback machine; the same buffer area is used for
both jobs, so be aware that any song in memory when you accept or
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From: morritt@passport.ca
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 95 12:36 EST
Subject: M1 Digests

Hi!
Thanks for the great info on your list.  Could you email me the two digests?
Thanks!
Rob
morritt@passport.ca

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From: morritt@passport.ca
Date: Sun, 3 Dec 95 18:59 EST
Subject: Re: M1 Digests

At 10:25 AM 02-12-95 -0500, you wrote:
>At 12:36 PM 12/1/95, morritt@passport.ca wrote:>Hi!
>>Thanks for the great info on your list.  Could you email me the two digests?
>>Thanks!
>>Rob
>>morritt@passport.ca
>
>Sure, but you did’nt tell me what platform your on. Mac or PC?
>
>Oops sorry… its a PC
Thanks again!

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From: Manousos Bouloukakis <mboulou@control.ece.ntua.gr>
Subject: SOUNDS
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 16:40:37 +0200 (EET)

Can any one tell me how i can
put brand new sounds in my Korg M1?
I dont want combinations or programs from the original waveforms that
KORG put it.

I want a NEW sound from my KORG

Manousos Bouloukakis
National Technical University of Athens
Email:mboulou@control.ece.ntua.gr

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Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 01:07:19 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Obvious Questions Dept.: MIDI loop?

>How do you determine if you have a MIDI loop?

Midi loops usually happen with instruments that can merge Midi by
themselves, i.e. when the Midi out jack doubles as Midi thru. The effects
range from random notes sounding after you hit a key, to devices locking up
until you disconnect one of the offending Midi cables.

>I often use the front
>panel of the M1 to change programs and do some basic programming while I’m
>sequencing. When I’m pressing the <UP> arrow repeatedly, for instance, to
>select different programs, the Mirage will change programs also.

In your setup, what you do on the M1’s front panel is sent out over Midi
and ends up back into the M1. So it does receive double commands (one
internally, one over Midi), which may cause some sluggishness. But this is
not a real loop, and it shouldn’t affect note information.

>The way the light flashes when it’s receiving MIDI
>from Studio Vision, it almost looks as if its receiving two notes at once.

The light flashes twice for each note: note-on and note-off. In Vision’s
list window, it’s easy to check for double notes in your sequence. If there
are: is your Roland controller keyboard sending on several channels
simultaneously? Vision has a “Select duplicates” command to repair
sequences with double notes.

>I’ve checked the <Overflow> parameter on the <Global> page but its turned off.

Right, when overflow is on and all the M1’s voices are in use, incoming
notes are passed on to the Midi out, and will cause a loop in your setup.

I don’t think the Pocket Merge is doing any harm. The “front-panel”
sluggishness should happen without it just as well. An actual loop would
causes far more trouble, that’s for sure.

Chris

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Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 02:45:36 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: patches..

Hi there!
I’ve had my T1 since the start (1989) and I’ve never really used it…
until now. Does anyone know of a shareware utility that will read and
write T1 sample disks (so that I don’t have to use the slooooow MIDI
sample dump) and a decent windows-based editor?
Is anyone interested in trading T1-sounds (with a sysex dumper facility
that actually works…) for some of my samples from my extensive collec-
tion? I have approx. 2000 samples, all in the house/techno area, and am
willing to swap disk for disk (ie. you send me a disk with sounds, I’ll
send you a disk with properly formatted samples of your preferred choice)

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com

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Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 22:56:23 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Obvious Questions Dept.: MIDI loop?

>Hey, Thanks! You answered All my questions!

Well, I disregarded the bit about active sensing. If you want to brush up
on that, check your list archives:

Subject: Re: “ACTIVE SENSING”?  Huh?
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 1995 01:59:46 +0200

Chris

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From: ddennis@georgian.net
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 19:49:21 -0500
Subject: Re: patches..

>I’ve had my T1 since the start (1989) and I’ve never >really used it…
>until now. Does anyone know of a shareware utility that >will read and write T1
sample disks (so that I don’t have >to use the slooooow MIDI sample dump) and a
decent >windows-based editor?

Those of you who are searching for a Korg and other Editor/Librarian try,

http://www.webcom/playloud/SoundLib/sndlintr.html

Apparently it does support

Korg    M-1, M3R, T1, T2, T3, Wavestation (SR,A/D),
O series(O1W,O2W,O3W). X series(X2,X3,X5)

Hope this helps with your T1 situation and helps
fellow M-1 er’s

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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 00:22:55 -0800
From: “C.K. Lee” <cklee@direct.ca>
Subject: Re: patches..

At 07:49 PM 12/11/95 -0500, you wrote:
>>I’ve had my T1 since the start (1989) and I’ve never >really used it…
>>until now. Does anyone know of a shareware utility that >will read and
write T1
>sample disks (so that I don’t have >to use the slooooow MIDI sample dump)
and a
>decent >windows-based editor?
>
>
>Those of you who are searching for a Korg and other Editor/Librarian try,
>
>http://www.webcom/playloud/SoundLib/sndlintr.html
>
>Apparently it does support
>
>Korg   M-1, M3R, T1, T2, T3, Wavestation (SR,A/D),
>       O series(O1W,O2W,O3W). X series(X2,X3,X5)
>
>Hope this helps with your T1 situation and helps
>fellow M-1 er’s

Hi, is the address right? Tried logging on and got the evil No DNS Entry
from Netscape.

@..@       0–0     Reebit. Reebit.
(—-)     (—-)
( >__< )  _( |__| )_  cklee@direct.ca
^^ ~~ ^^  ^^` ~~ `^^  kincaid@unixg.ubc.ca
Frog  and  Toad     Vancouver, BC. Home to the Canucks!

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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 17:43:45 +0800 (HKT)
From: spsmith@HK.Super.NET
Subject: RE: patches..

At 09:11 AM 12/12/95 PST, you wrote:
>
>Hi,
>Anwar here I tried the website below “message it did not exist”
IT DOES:
The address s/b:
>http://www.webcom.com/playloud/SoundLib/sndlintr.html

Please try this, if no joy,  try going in a level higher.  I must add that
this is a librarian and not an editor.  If anyone can tell me the
whereabouts of an editor for the M1 I would be most grateful.

rgds

Steven

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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 08:49:47 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: patches for samples (2)

Hi everybody,

Seems that I got a nice discussion going about editors etc. Can’t wait
for my PC to be fixed so that I can try some sites myself!

Is there anyone out there willing to share their patches (ie. sound
programs and/or combinations) with me? I have very little patches myself,
but I would like to reiterate that I am willing to share some of my
samples (lots of techno noises, basses, drums and loops) in exchange.

Also, there seems to be a real shortage of shareware editors out there.
Is anyone using a commercial package that they can recommend?

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com

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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 95 16:54:06 +0100
From: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it (Michele Tornatore)
Subject: RE: Combi parameter changes over MIDI

Hi Pekka
Thanks for you Christmas wishes ’cause I need them….
About your request, I think the only way to achieve pan movements and
related things is sys-ex messages. But pay attention that this could be
very tricky. In fact there a sys-ex string that correspnds to every
movement you make on M1 keypad. Just to give you a little suggestion: try
to put your software sequencer into recording mode and then randomly push
some buttons of the M1 keypad.
If your sequencer records not only notes and controllers but also sys-ex
data, you’ll see at the end of the recording process (into the track you
selected for recording) a lot of sys-ex strings that for now are
meaningless to you.
But if you learn how to recognize them, you’re done. One of the basic
things I’ve learnt from sys-ex strings is how to make a bank change (as you
know M1 doesn’t support it). As I told you before to ‘squeeze’ from your M1
the right sys-ex strings you need to do the follwing things:
– – put your software sequencer into recording mode;
– – push on the M1 keypad the ‘PROGRAM’ button;
– – stop the recording;
– – give a look inside the track’s content.
Now you’ve recorded a sys-ex string made to reach the PROGRAM Bank.
To check if what you’ve just done is right:
– – Put your M1 into COMBINATION Mode;
– – Playback the track you recorded earlier that contains a sys-ex string to
change bank. To your amazemznt you’ll see in a while M1 changing from COMBI
to PROGRAM.
In the same way you can record the right sys-ex string to reach the COMBI
Mode and so on.
Here some hints:
To call up an INTERNAL PROGRAM
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 00 F7
(+ program change)

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

To call up a CARD PROGRAM (whether it’s a RAM or ROM Card)
F0 42 30 19 4E 02 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 12 01 F7
(+ program change)

To call up a CARD COMBINATION (whether it’s a RAM or ROM Card)
F0 42 30 19 4E 00 10 F7
F0 42 30 19 4E 10 01 F7
(+ program change)

Hope it helps
Cheers 😉 Michele

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

(CICERONE, Pro Archia, I, 2)

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

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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 09:02:23 -0800
From: Pekka Karvonen <more@clinet.fi>
Subject: Combi parameter changes over MIDI

As a new memeber in this list, I would say hi to everyone and (yes,
it’s coming again) Merry Christmas!

And here’s my short question: Is there a way to have control over
velocity and pan via MIDI, whem M1 in COMBI mode? Is it possible at
all? With other gear (like ESI-32) it’s easy.

Regards,
Pekka

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From: Shoaib Anwar <anwar@idp.dk>
Subject: RE: patches..
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 95 09:11:00 PST

Hi,
Anwar here I tried the website below “message it did not exist”
http://www.webcom/playloud/SoundLib/sndlintr.html
Come back thank you.

Sorry I have’nt been talking to you guys ive been out travelling the JOB
you know.

Lovely to read your mail.

Keep on coming.


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From:  ddennis@georgian.net[SMTP:ddennis@georgian.net] Sent:  12. december 1995 01.49
To:  korg-m1-l@io.org
Subject:  Re: patches..

>I’ve had my T1 since the start (1989) and I’ve never >really used it…
>until now. Does anyone know of a shareware utility that >will read and
write T1
sample disks (so that I don’t have >to use the slooooow MIDI sample dump)
and a
decent >windows-based editor?

Those of you who are searching for a Korg and other Editor/Librarian try,

http://www.webcom/playloud/SoundLib/sndlintr.html

Apparently it does support

Korg M-1, M3R, T1, T2, T3, Wavestation (SR,A/D),
O series(O1W,O2W,O3W). X series(X2,X3,X5)

Hope this helps with your T1 situation and helps
fellow M-1 er’s

——-

From: Shoaib Anwar <anwar@idp.dk>
Subject: RE: Combi parameter changes over MIDI
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 95 09:36:00 PST

Hi Pekka,
Merry christmas to you too. Are you in Finland? I’m new as well, welcome.
These guys are good.
Greetings from Denmark
Anwar


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From:  Pekka Karvonen[SMTP:more@clinet.fi] Sent:  12. december 1995 18.02
To:  korg-m1-l@io.org
Subject:  Combi parameter changes over MIDI

As a new memeber in this list, I would say hi to everyone and (yes,
it’s coming again) Merry Christmas!

And here’s my short question: Is there a way to have control over
velocity and pan via MIDI, whem M1 in COMBI mode? Is it possible at
all? With other gear (like ESI-32) it’s easy.

Regards,
Pekka

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From: bhapgood@spry.com
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 11:10:16 -0800
Subject: Amiga Korg M1 Software???

Can anyone help me?

I have an Amiga A1200 and a MIDI interface and I really want to be able to use
it with my M1.  Does anyone know of any good software freeware, etc. ??

Baz.

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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 1995 01:23:56 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Combi parameter changes over MIDI

>Is there a way to have control over
>velocity and pan via MIDI, when M1 in COMBI mode? Is it possible at all?

Apart from tricks with Sysex as described by Michele, panning can be
controlled by assigning the same sound to two Midi channels in a Combi. Pan
one hard left and the other hard right. By sending volume messages, you can
“fake” panning and do other effects. Yes, this requires two tracks of your
sequencer. Yes, it eats twice the number of voices.

Another trick for people with voices to spare: starting from factory
combination 87, Piano L+R, set “key window top” to G9 for all programs, and
“key window bottom” to C-1. Then, set “velocity window top” to 19, 34, 49,
64, 79, 94, 109, 127 and “velocity window bottom” to 1, 20, 35, 50, 65, 80,
95, 110.

Now you have a piano patch with velocity sensitive panning. Try
substituting a program that doesn’t respond to velocity much. I use
something like this to “spread” pad-type sounds.

Try messing with the panning to make it more extreme. Or set effect 2 to
Cross  Delay, put the effects in Parallel and set P3 and P4 to L and R.
Then pan the rightmost program to C+D. Now, the loudest notes will have
delay.

>With other gear (like ESI-32) it’s easy.

That’s right…

Chris

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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 23:47:52 -0600
From: stenseth@mcs.net (Craig & Dawn Stenseth)
Subject: Re: Amiga Korg M1 Software???

>I have an Amiga A1200 and a MIDI interface and I really want to be able to use
>it with my M1.  Does anyone know of any good software freeware, etc. ??
>
A couple of years ago I downloaded a demo version of MidiQuest from Compuserve.
It comes with drivers for M1 and a couple of other synths (it’s an
editor/librarian).
It stops after it’s been running 15 minutes (cause it’s only a demo), but on a
system that multitasks it’s pretty easy to reset the system clock while the
MidiQuest program is running. Start the pgm at 8:00 pm, it thinks it will shut
itself down at 8:15 pm, but you set the system time to 7 am three days ago…

It also came with a bank of pgms containing, by all known human standards, the
best M1 distorted guitar patch in the universe. And if anyone has any that are
more worthy, please email them to me for ‘evaluation purposes…’.  :->
Craig

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Date: 13 Dec 95 02:45:51 EST
From: Peter Crosbie <100702.3353@compuserve.com>
Subject: FTP Patches (Mac)

Anyone know of an ftp site out there with M/T patches in a format I can use
with my Mac? Galaxy, of course, would be ideal, but anything I could sysex from
Vision would also do.

Failing that, anyone care to swap some sounds/disks? I’m mainly into and after
analogy things, or anything weird, but I wouldn’t say no to anything that was
going.

Peter

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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 1995 08:47:18 -0500 (CDT)
From: Kevin Calmes <kevin@selu.edu>
Subject: Re: Amiga Korg M1 Software???

I for one would be very interested in getting the “best M1 distorted guitar
patch in the universe” 🙂

Please let me know where I can ftp/http it from!

Thanks

Kevin – tmis1692@selu.edu

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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 1995 11:10:33 -0800
From: Pekka Karvonen <more@clinet.fi>
Subject: Re: Combi parameter changes over MIDI

Hi Anwar, Hi Michele, Hi Chris and Hi everyone!

Yes, this quy is from Finland. Nice to have so many messages, thanks to you all. Anwar:
great music happening you’ve got in your country, talking about Roskilde festival, I’ve
been there twice, and have had really great time: good music and veeeeeery nice people.
See you there next summer!

Cheers, Pekka

Shoaib Anwar wrote:
>
> Hi Pekka,
> Merry christmas to you too. Are you in Finland? I’m new as well, welcome.
> These guys are good.
> Greetings from Denmark
> Anwar
>
>  —
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> From:  Pekka Karvonen[SMTP:more@clinet.fi] > Sent:  12. december 1995 18.02
> To:  korg-m1-l@io.org
> Subject:  Combi parameter changes over MIDI
>
> As a new memeber in this list, I would say hi to everyone and (yes,
> it’s coming again) Merry Christmas!
>
> And here’s my short question: Is there a way to have control over
> velocity and pan via MIDI, whem M1 in COMBI mode? Is it possible at
> all? With other gear (like ESI-32) it’s easy.
>
> Regards,
> Pekka

>

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From: NATEGOULET@ids.net
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 1995 14:29:47 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: Amiga Korg M1 Software???

Craig, I haven’t heard the distorted guitar from that package, since I
have 4 Amiga’s I’ll check it out.  The best one I’ve heard is from
Invisions Plus/one hardware/software package.  I have it, it’s awesome.
Van Halen, AC/DC lead sounds.  I use it in my band for solos.
– –
Nate

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From: tweiss <tweiss@gwdg.de>
Subject: New
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 12:19:16 +0100 (MET)

I am completely new in the work with keyboard (M1). So my question is,
if anyone has a list or something like that with usefuel tools and
patches for the m1. I have seen on my way trough the WWW several
programs all dealing with only a few patches. An original demoversion
for a bankloader (unfortunately for Atari) i got from the gunther carstensen
Verlag in Germany. But the programs are not so good and the program itself
is really inconvenient. So:

The best it was for IBM comp. PC (DOS or. WIN), maybe also atari…

1)
Is there a ftp site (already) where programs and combinations and bankloaders
and soundeditors are available???

2) Is there a market for used pcm soundcards and ramcards? Or an exchange?
It should be possible to use a card with programs and to copy it
it with a sysex manager and to store it with a bankloader????

Happy X-Mas and new year

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Date: Sun, 17 Dec 95 23:46 MET
From: al b rain <ahirn@xpoint.at>
Subject: M1 Organ,Rhodes

Hi, I´m an hobby keyboarder, using the M1 for 4 years.
I´m still searching for cool Organ Sound.
What I also need is an authentic Rhodes Sound .
Can you help me ???

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Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 06:55:48 -0600
From: herm@cyberspc.mb.ca (Herman De Vries)
Subject: Re: Contributions

>Hi everybody,
>I really hav’nt had any success with my KORG T3 ex., Cakewalk Prof. and
>Soundblaster AWE32.
>I have all this fancy stuff but I have not yet had the luck of playing
>from my Synth to Cakewalk secondly I dont know how one dumps sounds back
>and forth through my midi i.e. PC and Korg.
>I dont know how I can get my sampled sounds from AWE32 to Korg or
>Cakewalk so I can utilise them to produce something. Is there no GURU
>with magic words to get me going.
>
>ANWAR

Anwar, if you want someone to help you, you need to give us more
information. For example, what kind of system do you have, (Windows
or Mac?), what have you done so far, how do you have stuff hooked
up, etc.

Do you mean to say you have not been able to extablish a connection
between any of the various pieces of equipment you have? It’s not
difficult, so I’m sure the fix is not far away.

Anyway, provide some of the information and I’ll see what I can
do for you long distance. However, this may get you started.

1. If you have no sound, you may have an interrupt problem. You
should be able to set the interrupts on the AWE32 card. Usually,
they are configured at interrupt 2 and port address 330. You
may have to reset that if something else in your system is using
the same interrupt. Without knowing what equipment you have hooked
up, it’s hard to say.

2. If the AWE32 card is working properly with games, etc., I’d assume
it is installed properly.

3. Do you have the proper MIDI drivers installed for MIDI use?
They will have come with the card, and you install them using
the Windows Drivers icon in Control Panel.

4. Your problem, in all likelihood, lies with the Cakewalk setup.
Do you get a message telling you that you have not specified
any drivers when you boot up Cakewalk?

5. Start Cakewalk, and check “Settings”, “Midi Devices”. You
should have your AWE32 driver set up as both an input port
and an output port. I’m saying this because I assume you
are using the AWE32 as a midi interface too.

6. If this is all set up, you should be able to load a midi file
into Cakewalk and play it through your AWE32. Can you do this?

7. Setting up the KORG simply involves running a MIDI cable from
the “out” port on the KORG to the “in” port on the interface,
and another cable from the “in” port on the KORG to the “out”
port on the interface. Now you’re hooked up for 2 way
communication with the KORG.

8. You’ll need to set the AWE32 and the KORG to respond to different
channels. One interface can effectively run two sound sources, if
you set the sound sources up properly. For example, one of my
KORG M1s responds to channels 1 to 8, and the other from 9 to
16. By changing the channel number in Cakewalk, I can control
which M1 responds to the signal. I actually have several MIDI
interfaces so I can use 4 MIDI ports, but I have seven different
synths hooked up to the system.

9. Now, you should be set up so the KORG is the input device to the
computer, and both the KORG and the AWE32 are output devices.
Obviously, to hear them both at the same time, you’ll need to
run the audio signals from both devices into an amplifier, and
probably into a small mixer first. Again, I don’t know what
equipment you are using. On my set up, left and right audio
connections are made to an 8 channel mixing board and from there
into a 200 watt hi fi system. I get killer sounds from this.

Give this a try, and let me know what happens.

Herm

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Date: Mon, 18 Dec 95 15:57:39 +0100
From: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it (Michele Tornatore)
Subject: Re: Digests for old M1 mail

Dear Noise
Thanks a lot. The old M1 digest are a real Christmas gift!
Please accept my best wishes for these winter seasonings!
Cheers 🙂 Michele

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

(CICERONE, Pro Archia, I, 2)

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

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From: Shoaib Anwar <anwar@idp.dk>
Subject: Re: Contributions
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 95 10:49:00 PST

Hi everybody,

I’m sorry I hav’nt contributed anything to the group yet. The reason is
quite understandable. I
really hav’nt had any success with my KORG T3 ex., Cakewalk Prof. and
Soundblaster AWE32.
I have all this fancy stuff but I have not yet had the luck of playing
from my Synth to Cakewalk secondly I dont know how one dumps sounds back
and forth through my midi i.e. PC and Korg.
I dont know how I can get my sampled sounds from AWE32 to Korg or
Cakewalk so I can utilise them to produce something. Is there no GURU
with magic words to get me going.

Merry Christmas to you all from Scandinavia.

ANWAR

——-

Date: Tue, 19 Dec 95 11:10:58 +0000
From: “Ericsson Software Applications Lab – Daten Park (UK)” <softlab@edlgu4.ericsson.se>
Subject: Dr T’s M1 Editor For Amiga

I have an ORIGINAL Dr T’s Korg M1 Editor For Amiga, but no longer have an
Amiga. Is Anybody interested in buying the software ????
Offers are invited.

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From: “Holger Wirtz” <wirtz@indy.ipt.rwth-aachen.de>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 10:10:26 -0800
Subject: Re: Amiga Korg M1 Software???

There’s plenty of good Software on the aminet-servers,
try

1. ftp.wustl.edu,

2. ftp.luth.se,

3. ftp.eunet.ch,

4. ftp.uni-paderborn.de,

5. ftp.doc.ic.ac.uk,

depending on the server which is closest to you.
The directory should be something like
/pub/aminet/mus/midi. Good luck, Holger.

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Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 00:05:50 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: M1 Organ

>Hi, I´m an hobby keyboarder, using the M1 for 4 years.
>I´m still searching for cool Organ Sound.

Organs come in many shapes, but here’s one: A Hammond sound can be
approximated by mixing some sine waves tuned at particular intervals.

First you make an M1 program called Sine. Any organ program is a good
start. Set the oscillator mode to single. Set oscillator 1’s multisound to
099:DWGS Sine OSC level to 99 and Octave to 4′. Name the program “Sine” and
save it to a location you can spare.

Now go to a multi Combination. Select your Sine program for three of the
Timbres. Make sure they’re set to the same Midi channel, key window and
velocity window. In the transpose menu, set T1 to -12, T2 to +00 and T3 to
+07. Detune should be +00, panning 5:5. Set effect 1 to 25:Rotary SP and
effect 2 to a Hall or other reverb you like. Name the combi Sine Organ or
something and save it.

Now you have created a three-“drawbar” organ. In the level menu, you can
set the levels for the so-called 8′, 4′ and 2 2/3′ flutes. When you find a
mix you like, 70-17-44 for instance, save it as a starting point.

Don’t forget to plug a footswitch into the assignable pedal 1 input. Then
press Global and go to the Pedal Assign menu. Set Pedal 1 to “Effect 1
Cntl”. Now the switch controls your Leslie.

The downside: the Combi uses three voices for each note, so you lose some
polyphony. I solve part of this by dumping the 4′ Timbre (set it to Off, or
give it another Midi Channel), because I’m into this 8′ 2 2/3′ sound.

Another characteristic Hammond register is 1 3/5′. You can emulate that by
adding a Timbre with a Transpose value of +16. A fully fledged Hammond has
9 drawbars, which correspond to transpose values of -24, -12, -05, +00,
+07, +12, +16, +19 and +24. It’s fun to experiment with eight-Timbre organ
sounds, but you’re left with only two notes playing at once…

>What I also need is an authentic Rhodes Sound .
>Can you help me ???

No, sorry. The Rhodes in the EX-expansion is good, but it’s not available
anymore.

Chris

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Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 17:17:21 -0500
From: josh@exmachina.com (Joshua Kantro)
Subject: Performing live while the sequencer plays

Hi! I have an M1Rex.  I would like to create a sequence (most likely a
drum pattern) and while this sequence is playing, I want play live along
with it. The problem is that I want to use a Combi (Split) and it seems
that I can only use a Program.
While I am in the Sequencer section, I have one voice on MIDI channel 1
(a drum kit) and another voice on channel 2 (an organ).  It seems that I
can only choose Programs for these voices–not Combis.  I really want to
use a Combi so I can split the keyboard (bass in lower half, organ in upper
half) and play along with a drum beat.

Am I overlooking something? Is there another way to achieve what I want?
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!

Josh

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From: NATEGOULET@ids.net
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 0:52:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: M1 Organ

Sounds good.  I’ll have to give that a try.  I’ve been using my Yamaha
FB-01 & a chorus pedal to simulate a leslie.   So far I’ve like it better
than the M1 for Hammond sounds, which a few exceptions.  Will hitting the
footpedal change the leslie in realtime on that patch?  That’s one problem
I have using the chorus pedal, it’s on or off.

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From: Shoaib Anwar <anwar@idp.dk>
Subject: RE: New
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 95 14:05:00 PST

Hi Steven,
Did anyone volunteer for the web page, storage system or anything. I’m
sorry I dont have enough background otherwise I could have donit. How
about you?
Merry Christmas and greetings of the season.
Anwar from Denmark.


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From:  Steven Smith[SMTP:spsmith@HK.Super.NET] Sent:  15. december 1995 10.55
To:  korg-m1-l@io.org
Subject:  New

At 12:19 PM 12/14/95 +0100, you wrote:
>I am completely new in the work with keyboard (M1). So my question is,
>if anyone has a list or something like that with usefuel tools and
>patches for the m1.

>1)
>Is there a ftp site (already) where programs and combinations and
bankloaders
>and soundeditors are available???

Soundeditors for the M1.  Good request, I’m still awaiting an alternative
to
Midi Quest which costs serious dough.   I’ve been trawling the net for
editors:  This private news group should go public with a WWW site.  Is
anyone prepared to manage it, we could get people to offer more than just
the patch storage systems.  Then again – we are using equipment that only
talks 8 channel midi.

Christmas Greetings and good wishes from Hong Kong.  Peace and Love to
you.

Steven

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From: Shoaib Anwar <anwar@idp.dk>
Subject: RE: Sounds on floppies
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 95 14:26:00 PST

Hi everyone again,

I have been wondering about this for a long time. Here it comes:
The floppies I bought with Korg T-Model sounds on they are formatted in a
special way. I cannot
read the floppies on my PC. How can one send or receive these sounds.
Does anybody know the science behind this.

Merry Christmas

Anwar

anwar@idp.dk

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From: ChickenSax@aol.com
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 01:08:32 -0500
Subject: TSD series

Anyone has TSD series PCM for T?
Please contact me if you have those disks.
Korg discontinued copying them.

Have a Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Serge.

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Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 18:35:20 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: M1 Organ

>Sounds good.  I’ll have to give that a try.  I’ve been using my Yamaha
>FB-01 & a chorus pedal to simulate a leslie. Will hitting the
>footpedal change the leslie in realtime on that patch?  That’s one problem
>I have using the chorus pedal, it’s on or off.

That’s the good part about it: the M1’s rotating speaker effect has the
characteristic speeding up/down that goes with a Leslie.

With a momentary switch (like a sustain pedal), you have to hold it down to
stay in the fast mode, that’s why I prefer an on/off switch, the kind many
guitar amps use.

It would be nice to be able to incorporate this effect in sequences.
Unfortunately, you can’t control it over Midi, except by buying a little
box called Relay from Midi Solutions. If anyone’s interested, mail me and
I’ll elaborate.

Chris

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Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 12:15:45 -0500 (EST)
From: “Ralph P. Juliano Jr.” <afn05890@afn.org>
Subject: Re: Performing live while the sequencer plays

Greetings to All!

I have been reading the articles of this group and am quite impressed
with the overall direction.  It is good to know that there are
intelligent people out there.

I am currently using my M1 with Cakewalk Pro (PC platform).  I also own
am Atari which for now serves as my storage center for about 200+ patches
for the M1.  As soon as I transfer them to my PC I will make them
available to the group through our moderator (but he doesn’t know it yet!).

Right now I have a question which perhaps someone can help me with.  It
seems that as I am recording, some notes continue to play even after I
have stopped.  It is almost as if the note off message gets lost
somewhere.  There is no pattern to this and it can be any note.  It also
seems to occur more frequently when I play faster or play chords with 4
or more notes in them or even when I play a Legato or slurred passage.

Any thoughts will be very much appreciated.

Seasons greetings.

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From: “Holger Wirtz” <wirtz@indy.ipt.rwth-aachen.de>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 10:24:26 -0800
Subject: Re: Performing live while the sequencer plays

On Dec 19,  5:17pm, Joshua Kantro wrote:

> with it. The problem is that I want to use a Combi (Split) and it seems
> that I can only use a Program.
>   While I am in the Sequencer section, I have one voice on MIDI channel 1
> (a drum kit) and another voice on channel 2 (an organ).  It seems that I
> can only choose Programs for these voices–not Combis.  I really want to
> use a Combi so I can split the keyboard (bass in lower half, organ in upper
> half) and play along with a drum beat.

Hi Josh,

I have a 01/W, but I think what you have to do for the M1 is similar.
Go into combination mode, add the drum set e.g. as prog 1, add your
other programs, then go to the page where you can set up the MIDI
channels and set the drum set to the right channel as well as receiving
it’s data “EXT”. Then, just do whatever you want with your other
programs.

If you have set up your MIDI interface and the channels correctly,
the drum set should start playing through receiving notes from the
sequencer, while at the same time, you should be able to play
along on the keyboard.

Good luck, hope this helps, Holger.

BTW, not being able to play combis in sequencer mode is really
annoying, especially since I use the metronome a lot and can
start it only in sequencer mode. What Korg should do is allow
combinations and adjust the amount of leftover channels according
to the number of programs the combinations are using.

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From: Henry Mays <henrym@msmail.datalytics.com>
Subject: Question regarding M1 and T series compatibility
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 95 10:43:00 PST

Hello fellow M1 listers,

I have a question concerning compatility between the M series and the T
series.  Can the Progs & Combis of an M1 be transferred to the Progs and
Combis of a T3?  Do the two keyboards share the same RAM card size, so a
transfer would be as easy as dumping the M1 sounds to the RAM card, and then
loading the RAM card into the T3?
Does the M and T series share the same multisounds (i.e. samples)?  I had
heard from someone that the T series sounds are a superset of the M series.

I would appreciate any info regarding this.

Thanks very much!

Henry Mays

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Date:   Sat, 23 Dec 1995 09:02:45 -0400
From: Nick Mattison <ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca>
Subject: Re: Question regarding M1 and T series compatibility

The M1 has 100 multisounds in internal memory (00 to 99). The T series
has these identical multisounds but has an extra 90 multisounds added on
in internal memory (100 to 189).

Instead of 100 programs and 100 combies the T has 200 programs and 100
combies. The T programs are separated into 2 banks A and B.

The M1 RAM cards are compatible with the T. The M1 programs go into bank A
and the combies into the Combinations. It is a simple direct compatibility.

Hope that explains it!

All the best    ………………..Nick…

ac125@cfn.cs.dal.ca

On Fri, 22 Dec 1995, Henry Mays wrote:

>
> Hello fellow M1 listers,
>
> I have a question concerning compatility between the M series and the T
> series.  Can the Progs & Combis of an M1 be transferred to the Progs and
> Combis of a T3?  Do the two keyboards share the same RAM card size, so a
> transfer would be as easy as dumping the M1 sounds to the RAM card, and then
> loading the RAM card into the T3?
> Does the M and T series share the same multisounds (i.e. samples)?  I had
> heard from someone that the T series sounds are a superset of the M series.
>
> I would appreciate any info regarding this.
>
> Thanks very much!
>
>
> Henry Mays

>

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Date: Sun, 24 Dec 1995 22:05:18 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Stuck crash cymbal

>I have a problem on my T2 where I occasionaly get a hanging
> crash cymbal that refuses to stop unless I select a new patch.

The crash cymbal Multisound is looped. That is why in the Drumkit, its
decay is set to something like -38. If you set it to 00, you get the
phenomenon you describe. What puzzles me, however, is why it happens
occasionally.

Chris

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Date: Sun, 24 Dec 1995 17:24:28 -0800
From: “C.K. Lee” <cklee@direct.ca>
Subject: Defaulting to Local on OFF

Hi folks, happy holidays.

Does anybody know if there’s any way to change the M1’s default setting of
Local On upon power-up to Local Off? Same goes for the MIDI clock, I’d
rather it be EXT instead of INT.

Thanx in advance.

@..@       0–0     Reebit. Reebit.
(—-)     (—-)
( >__< )  _( |__| )_  cklee@direct.ca
^^ ~~ ^^  ^^` ~~ `^^  Vancouver, BC, Canada
Frog  and  Toad     “Ad atrumque paratus”

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Date: Tue, 26 Dec 1995 10:31:41 -0500 (EST)
From: “Ralph P. Juliano Jr.” <afn05890@afn.org>
Subject: Lots of stuck notes

Seasons Greetings to all!

I have a most annoying problem that I hope someone in the group will be
able to shed some light on.  It seems that many notes get stuck as I am
recording multilayered parts.  I am using Cakewalk Pro 3.01.  My Korg M1
is setup in Combi mode using 8 separate channels.  The stuck notes can
occur anywhere.  More frequently, they occur in the new part I am
recording but occasionally they happen in the part being played back, the
part or parts I am recording against.  They only seem to occur during
recording and never during a straight playback.

This is most frustrating.  The panic button of course stops them, but it
also stops the recording process.  If I switch patches in the offending
track they also stop.

Someone please help.  I know there has to be someone else who has
experienced this same phenomena.

Sincerest regards.

Ralph Juliano

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From: Shoaib Anwar <anwar@idp.dk>
Subject: RE: Greeting of the Seaon!
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 95 08:47:00 PST

Dear Noise,

Its great to know that this group has become a big group. And I hope the
group had a lovely Christmas and were as lucky as me to have a real white
Christmas like me in Denmark.

>From time to time I come up whith suggestions and here is another one can
we have a list of noise makers and there equipment.

Happy New year to you all,
Anwar


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From:  noise@io.org[SMTP:noise@io.org] Sent:  24. december 1995 23.53
To:  korg-m1-l@io.org
Subject:  Greeting of the Seaon!

Well, our little list has grown to a wopping 134 subscribers! (zowie!)

I’m Noise, and I’m the originator and administrator of the Korg M1
mailing list.
This is just a little note to wish all of you M1’ers the merriest of the
Season, hoping that you and your family have a safe and prosperous new
year.

I’ve just spent the last two days battling the Christmas crowds (I had
some
hell-born flu or something from Sun last to Thurs. ick), but I’ve got all
my shopping done and I’m sitting here with a big cup o’ Egg Nog ( what
the
hell is “Nog” anyway…) catching up with old email. Now, if your reading
this on the 25th, turn off your damn computer and get back to your
family!
😉

All the best of the season!!

**
****

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==============
8  8
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
;L;OO

LLLLLL  KKOKKK

(really, ^ this looks exactly like DaVinci’s birth of Christ on
my
system! Well, you have to squint a bit…)

Dont forget to visit my Web page! It’s got blinking text and everything!

***********************************************************
noise
noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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

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From: “Holger Wirtz” <wirtz@indy.ipt.rwth-aachen.de>
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 1995 08:55:27 -0800
Subject: Re: Performing live while the sequencer plays

> >> I really want to use a Combi so I can split the keyboard
> >> (bass in lower half, organ in upper half) and play along with a drum beat.
>
>
> Holger wrote:
>
> >BTW, not being able to play combis in sequencer mode is really
> >annoying, especially since I use the metronome a lot and can
> >start it only in sequencer mode. What Korg should do is allow
> >combinations and adjust the amount of leftover channels according
> >to the number of programs the combinations are using.
>
>
>
> Hi people
>
> Mind you, it *is* possible to duplicate the sound of a combi while in
> sequencer mode. It takes some tweaking, though, and unfortunately it
> doesn’t allow you to set up splits.
> […]

Chris,

surely you can do this, but it takes a lot of effort
entering and adjusting the setup manually. Here I am, with one
of the most sophisticated and best keyboards around, being able?to do almost anything with it except that I have to create my
combis manually a second time for sequencing??? They should at
least have provided a “copy” function similar to the effects
copy function that may help with transferring combis to
the sequencer (and back).

Holger

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Date: Thu, 28 Dec 1995 02:57:39 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Performing live while the sequencer plays

>They should at
>least have provided a “copy” function similar to the effects
>copy function that may help with transferring combis to
>the sequencer (and back).

Yes, that would have been great. While they were at it, they could have
allowed us to copy effects from cards as well.

Chris

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Date: Wed, 27 Dec 1995 22:27:40 -0500
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: M1 web page

Since this list has been a little slow of late I figured it might be a good
time for a little shameless self-promotion. Most of you already know that I
have a web page devoted to M1 info but in case you are new to the list here
it is:

http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/m1.htm

I also have an ftp archive that is mostly M1 related at:

ftp://gate.net/pub/users/jsexton/

I started my page for very much the same reasons that Noise started this
mailing list. I was looking for M1 info on the net and there wasn’t very
much available so I decided to put some up myself. I try to stay abreast of
any and all M1 info on the net as much as possible but I can’t always find
everything on my own. So if you know of any M1 info (patches, software,
other sites etc…) on the internet that I don’t have a link to please
inform me of its location and I will add it accordingly. Also if you have
any M1 patches (must be public domain) you can send them to me (attach them
to an email in BinHex format please) and I will post them them to my ftp
site. Also if you notice any errors in the information I provide feel free
to correct my mistake(s). Also if you have any suggestions on ways I might
improve the M1 page, tell me so I can keep on providing content that is
useful for everyone interested in the M1. One omission that I am already
aware of is I need to put up a link to Noise’s web pages:

http://www.io.org/~noise/               (homepage)
http://www.io.org/~noise/KorgPage.html  (M1 mailing list archives)

Now that the holidays are over I can get back to updating my site.
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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: Peter Krantz <hgus28@silver.stat.gu.se>
Subject: M1 sounds…
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 95 13:34:13 MET

I found a lot of M1 programs at http://midilink.nl/krgptc.htm

I have not yet downloaded any of them and if anyone does please drop a note to
this list and tell us if they are any good.

Regards,

Peter

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From: morritt@passport.ca
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 95 21:54 EST
Subject: Re: spam – me unsubscribe? – NEVER!!!

Hi there!
I guess the subject says it all.  Keep up the great work!
Cheers, and Happy New Year!
Rob
morritt@passport.ca

At 06:05 PM 29-12-95 -0500, you wrote:
>Well folks, we’ve been hit by a spammer. A Spammer is some low-life
>computer geek, who thinks its fun to screw with other folks mailing list.
>Sender: owner-korg-m1-l@io.org
>Precedence: bulk
>Reply-To: korg-m1-l@io.org
>
>All those “Undeliverable Messages” were sent out by someone for reasons I
>can’t imagine. When I logged into my e-mail account this morning, I had 300
>messages waiting to download! Gerr… I was late for work…
>
>I’ve changed the mailing list to a moderated one, which means that I have
>to personally approve each and every message posted to the list.
>
>I’m still getting used to this format so it might be a bit slow for the
>first bit, but hopefully this will prevent a situation happening like this
>again.
>
>Sorry folks, actually we’ve been lucky this hasn’t happened before.
>So don’t unsubscribe! After all, we’re all just so cool (except for that
>poster).
>
>
>***********************************************************
>noise
>noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/
>
>***********************************************************
>
>
>
>
>
>

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Date: Thu, 01 Feb 1996 18:15:42 -0900
From: ralf@eskimo.com (Saralynn Andrew)
Subject: M1* Assist a novice

I have only recently found this list.  However, I have had my M1 (bought
used, of course) for about six months.  The basic factory sounds were intact
and it came with one spare sound card– an odd one though.  I am not doing
the type of things a lot of you seem to be talking about, but I am wanting
to do stuff that I am pretty sure most of you have done.  Thus, when I got
my messages from the weekend (overcrowded mail server on weekends), I was
delighted to see messages on the way to do system dumps.  I save & printed
them, so there is no need to reiterate them.  (I am the keyboardist for a
relatively conservative Christian folk group.)

However, I still have a problem that I am not sure of how to solve and I
would appreciate the voice of the list’s experience.

Assuming I dump the current (modified some) memory into a file in my
computer via the instructions outlined before, and then load some of the
other patches that were also spoken of, if I like only a couple of the
patches, how do I reload the original memory and still be able to save the
couple of patches that I liked to over-write some of the patches in my
current memory that I don’t use (or can’t stand)?  I do not currently have a
blank card.  Will it be necessary to get one?  (I hope not as I do not
expect to need to do this often and they still are around $90 in this area.)

On an entirely different subject– I am only now getting to trying drum
sequences as “fearless” leader hadn’t been really open to them before now
(it is only going to be a trial even now) and as such, I know they can be
done from others.  But how?  Instructions on creating drum sequences,
including the keyboard settings, would be of great assistance.

Thank you in advance for this.

*    Saralynn Andrew                 *   Now abidest these three–
*    ralf@eskimo.com                 *       Faith, Hope & Charity
*    The Electronic Secretary        *   But the greatest of these is
*    Kirkland  WA  USA               *       Charity

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Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 02:32:18 -0500 (EST)
From: The Psychedelic Troglophile <dobwhite@indiana.edu>
Subject: M1* M1 frustrations

Hey there,
I just got my M1 over Christmas, and I know very little about
it.  I have written two songs so far and saved them on the sequencer, and
I only seem to be able to apply song-wide effects, as opposed to being
able to apply different effects to each track.  How do I get around this?
Also, when I reach about 40% memory in the sequencer, it starts
to mess up slightly on playback if the sounds I have used are sounds that
use a lot of memory.  How do I allocate a little more memory to the
sequencer for proper playback without erasing anything in any other area?
Third, is there any way to apply a large VDF cutoff envelope to
the joystick without experiencing any volume loss, i.e. just a wah envelope?

-Bruce

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Date: Fri, 02 Feb 1996 03:31:13 EST
From: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
Subject: M1* house/techno sounds for M1/T1; SAM-1 sample playback quality

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From: R. Lohman
Subject: house/techno sounds for M1/T1; SAM-1 sample playback quality
Hi all!

Sorry for not getting back to you all on the SAM-1 sampling device;
things got really hectic when my computer insisted for the umpteenth time
to crash and I had to spend all of my spare time trying to get the !#@$#$
thing to run. And to tell you the truth, MIDI is _still_ not working.
I’m considering running Windows NT. Does anyone have any experience with
that, especially running sequencers and harddisk recording? I’m curious
whether there will be timing problems etc.

About the SAM-1: I listened to the demo CD and was _not_ blown away by
the quality. Since the raw samples were included as well, it gives a
pretty good impression of the device’s playback quality. It sounded a
bit ‘cheap’ to me, like a 12-bit sampler maybe. Of course, how something
sounds is a very personal thing, so judge for yourself. But my opinion is
to save your money and spend a little more on the new AKAI S2000 instead,
or better still get an Emu ESI-32, which is what I’m using. Great filters
and special FX, and I still get to use all of my KORG T1 voices for those
great atmospherics, drones and leads.

Which leads me to my last part of this post (maybe I should have posted
three messages?!?): does anyone have any experience in creating house/
techno sounds for the M1/T1? I would appreciate not only the sounds them-
selves but any tips on creating them from scratch. I’ve found it diffi-
cult to get anything resembling analogue bass or leads etc. out of mine.

See ya later!!!    =;-)

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com

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Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 12:44:01 -0500
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1* house/techno sounds for M1/T1; SAM-1 sample playback
quality

At 03:31 AM 2/2/96 EST, you wrote:

>Sorry for not getting back to you all on the SAM-1 sampling device;
>things got really hectic when my computer insisted for the umpteenth time
>to crash and I had to spend all of my spare time trying to get the !#@$#$
>thing to run. And to tell you the truth, MIDI is _still_ not working.
>I’m considering running Windows NT. Does anyone have any experience with
>that, especially running sequencers and harddisk recording? I’m curious
>whether there will be timing problems etc.

There is hardly any midi software that is designed to run in Windows NT
right now. What I’ve heard from people trying to run midi apps in NT is
frustration, problems and very limited successes. If midi is your goal you
should stick with dos, win 3.x, win95 or a macintosh. Midi and NT has yet to
arrive IMO.

<snip>

>Which leads me to my last part of this post (maybe I should have posted
>three messages?!?): does anyone have any experience in creating house/
>techno sounds for the M1/T1? I would appreciate not only the sounds them-
>selves but any tips on creating them from scratch. I’ve found it diffi-
>cult to get anything resembling analogue bass or leads etc. out of mine.

I am writing a bank of techno oriented sounds right now. I have written 30
patches so far. My advice is to stick to the things that the M1 does best
and exploit those possibilities and keep the analog emulations to a minimum.
The biggest reason I say this is that the M1 lacks the crucial element
needed to make good techno analog sounds  which is RESONANCE (curses!). You
can emulate the classic filter sweep by using the VDF MG (Korg’s term for an
LFO). Set the filter cutoff fairly low (like 50 or less) and apply the VDF
MG to modulate both oscillators and mess with the intensity and frequency
until you get something you like. You can also change the waveform the VDF
MG uses in order to get some real wierdness. You can even simulate resonance
by using the effects section. Probably the best stuff in the M1 is the
modulation effects like flange, phase, and chorus. Try using dual square
waves, in mono mode, pitched down to 16′, detuned, running through a heavy
flange and you can get a nice warping patch. The sine wave is nice and clean
and clear and makes for a strong sub-bass. Pitch a sine down to 16′ and give
it the envelope you want and lower the cutoff so it sounds bassy and you’ll
have your friends car subs singing. You can get good house organs by
stacking two organs applying a delayed tremelo with the PITCH MG to create
that warble and run it through a chorus. You can also pitch one of the
organs up a fifth and lower its volume for those super thick house chords.
For analog emulations I have found the square and saw waves to be the most
useful. I like to use a lot of monophonic patches apply the VDF MG as a
modulator and double the waveforms up and detune them and add flange as a
mock resonance. The M1 also lacks portamento (curse korg again). For timbral
variation from one keystroke to the next apply velocity sensitivity to the
VDF. For house pianos and organs you will want to apply velocity sensitivity
to the VDA’s as well. I also use the choir and voice patches a lot since the
M1 does them so well. In order for them to sound interesting in a techno
setting I usually do everything I can think of to make them as
unrecognizable as possible and I end up with some kind of strange pad or an
ambient sound. Oh well, learn everything you can about the M1’s synth
section and be creative. As for analog basses, use an analog synth.
– ——————————————–
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, 02 Feb 1996 14:48:12 -0700
From: raveguy@iamerica.net (Toby Herndon)
Subject: Re: M1* house/techno sounds for M1/T1; SAM-1 sample playback quality

How ya doin?
I have quite a few house and techno sounds I’ve been able to come up with on
my M1.
I have a couple of patches that sound very similar to the Mini-Moog, of
course not as
wet, and analog, as the Moog, but pretty damn close.  If you want em let me
know.
I am looking for some good Techno and House drum kits for the M1. Any ideas?
If you need a hand on programming some house and techno sounds let me know.
I’ll share with ya what I know.

Sincerely a Faithful M1 Fanatic,

RaveGuy

>—- Mail Item Text Follows
>To: INTERNET–IBMMAIL
>
>From: R. Lohman
>Subject: house/techno sounds for M1/T1; SAM-1 sample playback quality
>Hi all!
>
>Sorry for not getting back to you all on the SAM-1 sampling device;
>things got really hectic when my computer insisted for the umpteenth time
>to crash and I had to spend all of my spare time trying to get the !#@$#$
>thing to run. And to tell you the truth, MIDI is _still_ not working.
>I’m considering running Windows NT. Does anyone have any experience with
>that, especially running sequencers and harddisk recording? I’m curious
>whether there will be timing problems etc.
>
>About the SAM-1: I listened to the demo CD and was _not_ blown away by
>the quality. Since the raw samples were included as well, it gives a
>pretty good impression of the device’s playback quality. It sounded a
>bit ‘cheap’ to me, like a 12-bit sampler maybe. Of course, how something
>sounds is a very personal thing, so judge for yourself. But my opinion is
>to save your money and spend a little more on the new AKAI S2000 instead,
>or better still get an Emu ESI-32, which is what I’m using. Great filters
>and special FX, and I still get to use all of my KORG T1 voices for those
>great atmospherics, drones and leads.
>
>Which leads me to my last part of this post (maybe I should have posted
>three messages?!?): does anyone have any experience in creating house/
>techno sounds for the M1/T1? I would appreciate not only the sounds them-
>selves but any tips on creating them from scratch. I’ve found it diffi-
>cult to get anything resembling analogue bass or leads etc. out of mine.
>
>See ya later!!!    =;-)
>
>Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
>Rein Lohman
>IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
>Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com

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Date: Fri, 02 Feb 1996 14:51:19 -0700
From: raveguy@iamerica.net (Toby Herndon)
Subject: Re: M1* M1 frustrations

Hey! You can go into the Global settings to allocate more memory to your
sequencer, BUT!make sure you do it right or you will blow out some of your
presets. If you need a step by step let
me know and I’ll give ya a walk through on it.

Later Daze,

RaveGuy

P.S.  If you find out how to apply effects to seperate tracks, share that
with me please.
That is one thing I haven’t figured out yet either/

>Hey there,
>       I just got my M1 over Christmas, and I know very little about
>it.  I have written two songs so far and saved them on the sequencer, and
>I only seem to be able to apply song-wide effects, as opposed to being
>able to apply different effects to each track.  How do I get around this?
>       Also, when I reach about 40% memory in the sequencer, it starts
>to mess up slightly on playback if the sounds I have used are sounds that
>use a lot of memory.  How do I allocate a little more memory to the
>sequencer for proper playback without erasing anything in any other area?
>       Third, is there any way to apply a large VDF cutoff envelope to
>the joystick without experiencing any volume loss, i.e. just a wah envelope?
>
>                       -Bruce

>
>

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Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 21:06:07 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: M1* Final Word on “Good Times” Virus

Hi there, I’m Noise the M1 mailing list administrator (and owner I guess).

The above stated “Good Times” virus is a old Internet urban legend that
surfaces from time to time. I can’t recall the many numbers of times I’ve
seen this pop up over the last 4 years (Must be at least 10-15 times over
the many mailing lists I’m on).

Although I’m sure the poster of the message did so with all good
intentions, I would prefer that all off-subject postings sent to the list
be sent to me first. I’ll look over them and forward them onto the list if
they seem relevant. It’s important that we keep the discussion here
somewhat focused to the synths or at least MIDI or music related stuff.

>From time to time you’ll come across such ‘net poop. For the most part just
ignore them and you’ll be fine (things like “MAKE MONEY FAST” “HOT GIRLS
ARE WAITING” that type of thing). However, you might come across some
message about sending huge gobs o’ cash to mailing list managers. Now
THAT’s the kind of message you should pay attention to!

– – Administrivia over –

later all

***********************************************************
noise
noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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

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Date: Sat, 03 Feb 1996 10:11:48 +0800
From: Amanda Druck <druck@iap.net.au>
Subject: Re: M1* M1 frustrations

Toby Herndon wrote:
>
> Hey! You can go into the Global settings to allocate more memory to your
> sequencer, BUT!make sure you do it right or you will blow out some of your
> presets. If you need a step by step let
> me know and I’ll give ya a walk through on it.
>
> Later Daze,
>
> RaveGuy
>
> P.S.  If you find out how to apply effects to seperate tracks, share that
> with me please.
> That is one thing I haven’t figured out yet either/
>
> Is there a way to use the larger memory option without losing half of the programs and combinations when returning back to the normal memory allocation?  I’ve used the large memory
option but when I return to normal, patches 50 to 99 are just copies of 00 to 49. Is this normal
or is there a better way to do it? Is isn’t a big problem as I back-up all my data to a Yamaha
MDF-2, but if there is a better way I would be interested in knowing.
Please share the ‘seperate tracks effects’ info. with me too please. It’s very frustrating.
Oh yeah! What exactly does an M1-EX have that the normal M1 doesn’t? Is it just the card with an
extra 100 programs and 100 combinations? I just bought an M!-EX last week and this is the only
difference I can see.

Shoogagoogagunga!
Kevin

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Date: 03 Feb 96 00:13:19 EST
From: Peter Chan <72234.3025@compuserve.com>
Subject: Re: M1* GM Patches

Has anyone created GM patches for M1 ?  If we (M1 fanatics) can use the M1 for
GM sequencing then we are making the M1 even more versatile.  Do you agree?

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Date: Sun, 4 Feb 1996 23:54:10 +0100
From: punzo@pinerolo.gvo.it (Pierpaolo Punzo)
Subject: Re: M1* house/techno sounds for M1/T1; SAM-1 sample playback quality

>How ya doin?
>I have quite a few house and techno sounds I’ve been able to come up with on
>my M1.
>I have a couple of patches that sound very similar to the Mini-Moog, of
>course not as
>wet, and analog, as the Moog, but pretty damn close.  If you want em let me
>know.
>I am looking for some good Techno and House drum kits for the M1. Any ideas?
>If you need a hand on programming some house and techno sounds let me know.
>I’ll share with ya what I know.
>
>
>Sincerely a Faithful M1 Fanatic,
>
>
>RaveGuy
>
Hi everybody!
This il the first time I write, and, being italian, hope you will excuse me
if my English is not perfectly correct.

I found in an italian BBS a bank of 50 programs called TECHNO, and may be
some of the sound can be interesting. The bank comes in X-or format, but if
you need it I can send it to my M1 and then save it back in SysEx format.
Is there a palce where banks, etc. can be uploaded to share them with you all?

I’m also interested in that “couple of patches that sound very similar to
the Mini-Moog” and others analog-flavour sounds that can be obtained from
the M1.

Baci to everybody

Paolo
punzo@pinerolo.gvo.it

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Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 03:34:44 +0100
From: smalt@nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: M1* M1-EX vs normal M1

Kevin wondered:

>Oh yeah! What exactly does an M1-EX have that the normal M1 doesn’t?
>Is it just the card with an extra 100 programs and 100 combinations? I just
>bought an M1-EX last week and this is the only difference I can see.

The original M1 has 100 PCM Multisounds and 44 Drum sounds.
The EX has 190 PCM Multisounds and 85 Drum Sounds.

Multisounds are the sampled waveforms that the M1 uses as a starting point
for its programs. The card was added to show off the extra sounds.

If you want to check this out further: dial up a program that uses single
oscillator mode, like the Trumpet (internal 12). Press edit Prog, the press
Page +. In the case of the Trumpet, Osc 1 is set to multisound 036. Scroll
through the sounds past #100, Piano 2. That’s where the new Multisounds
are, and it’s pretty good stuff.  To hear the new drum sounds, listen to
program 09 on the card, T1 Drums.

Chris

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Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 03:34:47 +0100
From: smalt@nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: M1* Re: Bruce’s M1 frustrations

Bruce wrote:
>        Also, when I reach about 40% memory in the sequencer, it starts
>to mess up slightly on playback if the sounds I have used are sounds that
>use a lot of memory.

Huh? Are you refering to sounds being cut off? That would be due to the
number of voices sounding at once, not to the amount of memory used by the
sequencer.

Anyway, if this is your problem, check which of the sounds you’re using are
set to “Double” Osc mode (press “Edit prog” and “Page+”). These eat up two
voices for each note that is played. Try substituting “Single” sounds.

>        Third, is there any way to apply a large VDF cutoff envelope to
>the joystick without experiencing any volume loss, i.e. just a wah envelope?

No, the joystick can’t control amplitude. You can do it with aftertouch,
though: set VDF cutoff to a positive value and VDA amplitude to a negative
one, or vice versa. This isn’t as versatile, I know. (Short how-to:
Pressing “Edit prog” and “7” bring you to the Aftertouch page. Mess with
the “F” and “A” parameters.)

If you are recording, you could use a heavy compressor to squeeze out the
dynamics. But even then, cutting highs will lead to a perceived loss of
volume. I think that’s psycho-acoustics.

Chris

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Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 00:31:44 -0500
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1* Re: Bruce’s M1 frustrations

At 03:34 AM 2/5/96 +0100, you wrote:

>>        Third, is there any way to apply a large VDF cutoff envelope to
>>the joystick without experiencing any volume loss, i.e. just a wah envelope?
>
>No, the joystick can’t control amplitude. You can do it with aftertouch,
>though: set VDF cutoff to a positive value and VDA amplitude to a negative
>one, or vice versa. This isn’t as versatile, I know. (Short how-to:
>Pressing “Edit prog” and “7” bring you to the Aftertouch page. Mess with
>the “F” and “A” parameters.)
>
>If you are recording, you could use a heavy compressor to squeeze out the
>dynamics. But even then, cutting highs will lead to a perceived loss of
>volume. I think that’s psycho-acoustics.

Well it seems to me that when I apply the joystick to VDF cutoff there is a
definite amplitude loss. The only thing I can think of to do is to make the
effect less dramatic by raising the cutoff and/or lowering the joystick VDF
Sweep Intensity so you get less variation and thus less amplitude variation.
– ——————————————–
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, 05 Feb 1996 06:09:46 EST
From: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
Subject: Re: M1* house/techno sounds for M1/T1; SAM-1 sample playback qual

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*** Resending note of 02/02/96 21:46
From: R. Lohman
Subject: Re: M1* house/techno sounds for M1/T1; SAM-1 sample playback qual

> I have quite a few house and techno sounds I’ve been able to come up with on
> my M1.
> I have a couple of patches that sound very similar to the Mini-Moog, of
> course not as
> wet, and analog, as the Moog, but pretty damn close.  If you want em let me
> know.
> am looking for some good Techno and House drum kits for the M1. Any ideas?
> if you need a hand on programming some house and techno sounds let me know.
> I’ll share with ya what I know.

Sounds all great! About the pathches you have: I am definitely interested
About programming tips: that would be great too!
About techno/house drum kits: I am in the process of compiling some from
some excellent sample CD’s. I can send those when they are finished.Also
I have about 200 samples of THAT drum machine (yes, the TR808), and I
will compile some killer sets from those as well.Might take a bit of
time as my PC is down at the moment, though.

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Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 15:07:38 +0200
From: rm40910@sysh.fokker.nl (R.A. MAJOOR)
Subject: Re: M1* house/techno sounds for M1/T1; SAM-1 sample playback quality

Hi paolo,

Try to contact John Sexton. He can tell you how to upload your Techno-sounds
to his ftp site. Then they can be downloaded by anyone who is interrested.
I do not know his e-mail adres but i’m sure he will read this and response.

Hope this works of course because i’m also interrested in these sounds!

In advance, thanks John.

RAM

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Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 11:48:36 -0500
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1* house/techno sounds for M1/T1; SAM-1 sample playback
quality

At 11:54 PM 2/4/96 +0100, you wrote:

>I found in an italian BBS a bank of 50 programs called TECHNO, and may be
>some of the sound can be interesting. The bank comes in X-or format, but if
>you need it I can send it to my M1 and then save it back in SysEx format.
>Is there a palce where banks, etc. can be uploaded to share them with you all?

Save it in sysex format and email it to me as a MIME attachment or as a
BinHex if your mail program doesn’t support MIME attachments. If attaching
the file does not work you can upload it to ftp.gate.net/incoming/ and tell
me what the filename is by email so I can grab it. However you get it to me,
I will then post it to my M1 webpage at http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/m1.htm
Thanks in advance.
– ——————————————–
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, 8 Feb 1996 01:56:27 -0500
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: M1* New-Available for download

Thanks go to Paolo Punzo for sending me the technom1.zip file which is
techno sounds for the M1 in .syx format and .zip compressed. I haven’t had a
chance to try them out myself so email myself or Paolo punzo@pinerolo.gvo.it
if you run into trouble. The files are available at my ftp directory at:

ftp://gate.net/pub/users/jsexton/

ftp.gate.net/pub/users/jsexton/

I will eventually create a link for them from my webpage but for now you’ll
have to use ftp. My pages are all blacked out and blue ribboned in
anticipation of the passing tomorrow of the digital telecom bill. 🙁

Peace to the pre-police-state net,

– ——————————————–
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: mladwig@why.net (mladwig)
Subject: M1* Anybody know where to go for M3R info?
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 11:28:17 -0600

I own the rack-mount version, the M3R.  Scanning all the BBS’s, COmpuserve,
and the internet, all I can find is this one group of patches.  They’re
pretty good, however, I would love to have more, or (I’m dreaming) maybe a
patch editor program / configuration that works with the M3R…

Now, I know this is a M1 group, but I was wondering if anyone had a M3R or
knows of another group???

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Date:   Thu, 8 Feb 1996 20:15:29 -0400
From: Nick Mattison <ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca>
Subject: M1* Re: Club Midi Magazine

I have been subscribing to this small magazine for the past year and
thought it might be of interest to some M1 members. It is published by
Ken Kittredge and it comes out 4 times per year. Subscription is $15.95
per year in US but $11.95 thereafter if you renew early.

The magazine is heavily slanted to Korg products and in the past year has
featured articles on T3, M1 sounds, o1/w and the wavestation. It has also
articles on midi subjects, logging on to the net etc. It seems slanted
more to beginners than extremely advanced players which suits me very well!

To give you and idea, this quarter’s issue has the foollowing topics:

Feedback..members tips, suggestions & questions
Wave sequencing on the Korg wavestation
Basic blues riffs
Readers tapes: share your works with others in the group
News and events: the latest and greatest
Book review : Drum Programming
Korg KSSD 5 pattern disk
Musicians online: an overview of the internet.
Classified: Buy and sell your harware and software.

Well that’s it. And it get’s better. If I send in the names and addresses
of anyone interested in getting the magazine, you get a free copy and my
subscription gets extended by 2 copies…a win situation for everyone.

So if anyone is interested, if you email me your address I will pass it
along.

Incidentally I have just sent off the money to buy an Obenheimer Drummer
from someone on the net. It apparently uses the drum sound in your synth
and plays a drum accompaniment along with you adding random changes so
the patterns do not get too monotonous. If there is any interest I could
give a kind of review of it when I have used it a while. Any interest??

All the best    ………………..Nick Mattison

ac125@cfn.cs.dal.ca

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Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 18:15:13 -0800
From: sjs@corp.portal.com (Steve Schow)
Subject: M1* Invision

Hey M1ers

I just signed up on this list.  I have an M1 that has been upgraded
with the Invision chip upgrade that basically makes it a whole new
animal…..  I was wondering if anyone else on the list also has
the Invision upgrade and if so, what kinds of cool new programs
have you come up with?  Wanna share?

– -steve

– ——————————————————————
Steve Schow         | But you don’t need to use the claw, if you
sjs@corp.portal.com | pick the pear of the big paw paw……
(408) 973-9111 x110 | Have I given you a clue……?
(408) 977-5955 (hm) |                    – Baloo the Bear
– ——————————————————————
HomePage:  http://www.bstage.com/
HomeAddr:  sjs@midiman.bstage.com
– ——————————————————————

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Date: Fri, 09 Feb 1996 03:37:05 EST
From: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
Subject: M1* Invision

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*** Reply to note of 09/02/96 02:44
From: R. Lohman
Subject: M1* Invision
/internet
/to korg-m1-l@io.org
/report
/end
Hi!
What’s this Invision chip? Does it replace any existing sounds or feature
s or does it add to it? And is it compatible with the T-series? How about
availability and price? And while I’m at it, how about a donation to me
to finance my home studio?   =;-)

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
——-
From: “Sherwin H. Bostock” <shbostoc@uab-admin.vpad.uab.edu>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 08:37:42 CST
Subject: Re: M1* Invision

> Date:          Thu, 8 Feb 1996 18:15:13 -0800
> From:          sjs@corp.portal.com (Steve Schow)
> To:            korg-m1-l@io.org
> Subject:       M1* Invision
> Reply-to:      korg-m1-l@io.org

> Hey M1ers
>
> I just signed up on this list.  I have an M1 that has been upgraded
> with the Invision chip upgrade that basically makes it a whole new
> animal…..  I was wondering if anyone else on the list also has
> the Invision upgrade and if so, what kinds of cool new programs
> have you come up with?  Wanna share?
>
> -steve
>
> ——————————————————————
> Steve Schow         | But you don’t need to use the claw, if you
> sjs@corp.portal.com | pick the pear of the big paw paw……
> (408) 973-9111 x110 | Have I given you a clue……?
> (408) 977-5955 (hm) |                    – Baloo the Bear
> ——————————————————————
> HomePage:  http://www.bstage.com/
> HomeAddr:  sjs@midiman.bstage.com
> ——————————————————————
> Hello everyone,

I’ve been on the list several months and has owned a M1 since 1989.
I’m sorry for being in the twylight zone, but this is the first of my
knowing about this invision chip upgrade for the M1.  Can anyone give me a
little more background as to what it does, how much it cost,
who can I purchase it from, etc.   Someone please educate me on this
issue.   I will be looking to hear your responses.  Thanks

Sherwin
>
>

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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 09:34:29 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve Schow <sjs@corp.portal.com>
Subject: Re: M1* Invision

The Invision board is not available new anymore.  Invision stopped making
it.  They now focus all their attention  on making sample libs for the
big samplers.  Anyway, it ADDS to the existing sounds, not replaces.
Gives you 4 MB of PCM samples…..and they went to great lengths to make
them good.  what they call “Meat and Potatoe” sounds.

Turns the M1 into a whole new beast….up with the times pretty much(er
at least a year or two ago it was)….

– -steve

On Fri, 9 Feb 1996 r_lohman@nl.ibm.com wrote:

>
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> To: I1525924–IBMMAIL                     INTERNET–IBMMAIL
>
> *** Reply to note of 09/02/96 02:44
> From: R. Lohman
> Subject: M1* Invision
> Hi!
> What’s this Invision chip? Does it replace any existing sounds or feature
> s or does it add to it? And is it compatible with the T-series? How about
> availability and price? And while I’m at it, how about a donation to me
> to finance my home studio?   =;-)
>
> Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
> Rein Lohman
> IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
> Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
> **  To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list send _unsubscribe_ in the BODY  ***
> ***  of your email message to korg-m1-l-request@io.org  ***
>

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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 09:35:25 -0800
From: cmarks@ucla.edu (Craig Marks)
Subject: Re: M1* Invision

>Hey M1ers
>
>I just signed up on this list.  I have an M1 that has been upgraded
>with the Invision chip upgrade that basically makes it a whole new
>animal…..  I was wondering if anyone else on the list also has
>the Invision upgrade and if so, what kinds of cool new programs
>have you come up with?  Wanna share?
>
>-steve
>

What is the Invision upgrade?  How much does it cost?

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From: bhapgood@spry.com
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 10:54:51 -0800
Subject: Re: M1* Re: Club Midi Magazine

Count me in.

Here’s some info:

Snail:  10919 113th Ct. N.E. #F107
Kirkland
Washington 98033
USA.

E-mail: bhapgood@spry.com
Work:   (206) 957-8244
Home:   (206) 827-5123

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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 11:35:05 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve Schow <sjs@corp.portal.com>
Subject: Re: M1* Invision

OK EVERYONE……Sorry about the confusion.  The Invision Upgrade is not
available any more.  If you wanna know why, call Invision in Palo Alto, CA.
I don’t have the number handy.  They discontinued making them.  So you can’t
get em any more.  I was just hoping that maybe someone else on the list had
it already like me…..to share patches with.

FYI – its essentially 4 MB of new PCM samples.  All top quality.  Turns
the M1 into a whole new instrument.  Does NOT replace the old sounds.  Just
adds to them.

– -steve

On Fri, 9 Feb 1996, Craig Marks wrote:

> >Hey M1ers
> >
> >I just signed up on this list.  I have an M1 that has been upgraded
> >with the Invision chip upgrade that basically makes it a whole new
> >animal…..  I was wondering if anyone else on the list also has
> >the Invision upgrade and if so, what kinds of cool new programs
> >have you come up with?  Wanna share?
> >
> >-steve
> >
>
>
> What is the Invision upgrade?  How much does it cost?

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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 15:35:00 -0800
From: sjs@corp.portal.com (Steve Schow)
Subject: M1* Invision

In case anyone is interested. the web URL for Invision(the makers
of the M1 upgrade i have) is

http://www.cybersound.com/

You can always try to see if they have any left or leads on any.

– -steve

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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 18:37:29 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1* Invision

At 11:35 AM on 2/9/96, Steve Schow wrote:
>OK EVERYONE……Sorry about the confusion.  The Invision Upgrade is not
>available any more.  If you wanna know why, call Invision in Palo Alto, CA.
>I don’t have the number handy.  They discontinued making them.  So you can’t
>get em any more.  I was just hoping that maybe someone else on the list had
>it already like me…..to share patches with.

Hey, maybe if someone can find the phone number and send it to the list, we
could all give ’em a call and convince them to start making it agian? After
all after 350 phone calls, they might just change their minds…

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noise
noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 18:39:39 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1* Re: Club Midi Magazine

At 10:54 AM on 2/9/96, bhapgood@spry.com wrote:
>Count me in.
>
>Here’s some info:
>
>Snail:  10919 113th Ct. N.E. #F107
>        Kirkland
>        Washington 98033
>        USA.
>
>E-mail: bhapgood@spry.com
>Work:   (206) 957-8244
>Home:   (206) 827-5123

Somehow I missed this thread (which is weird being the list admin. and all…)
could someone fill me in? What’s Club Midi? Any relation to M.U.G.?

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noise
noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 16:57:01 -0800
From: sjs@corp.portal.com (Steve Schow)
Subject: Re: M1* Invision

If all 350 of you called them on it….maybe they would do it.  Its
worth a try. Check their home page…..I just posted the URL.  I’ll
see if I can dig up a phone number for you.

– -steve

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>From owner-korg-m1-l@io.org  Fri Feb  9 16:53:15 1996
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 18:37:29 -0500
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At 11:35 AM on 2/9/96, Steve Schow wrote:
>OK EVERYONE……Sorry about the confusion.  The Invision Upgrade is not
>available any more.  If you wanna know why, call Invision in Palo Alto, CA.
>I don’t have the number handy.  They discontinued making them.  So you can’t
>get em any more.  I was just hoping that maybe someone else on the list had
>it already like me…..to share patches with.

Hey, maybe if someone can find the phone number and send it to the list, we
could all give ’em a call and convince them to start making it agian? After
all after 350 phone calls, they might just change their minds…

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noise
noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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From: NATEGOULET@ids.net
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 1996 1:50:35 -0500 (EST)
Subject: RE: M1* Invision

Just for those that have not heard the Plus One upgrade from Invision, the
key features are:
Solo electric guitar (try Van Halen’s Eruption or
AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, Asia’s Time & Time Again.  Awesome.
– –
6 string accoustic guitar.    Flute      Fender Rhodes electric piano, the
the Hammond organ sounds.  IAlso the DX7’s famous electric piano.
I shouldn’t forget the Mellotron or the violin.  I like the violin patch
from the World Ombious cart better (Quartet).
– –
Nate
– –
P.S.  Sounds I’m looking for:  Horn blast (Yes’s Owner of a Loely Heart).
Analog type sounds, OB, AArp, Moog.  Hammond organ with realtime Lesile
speaker speed ajustment.  I have an M1/Plus One, 2 Casio CZ-1000’s, a
Yamaha FB-01 & an Ensoniq Soundscape type card for my PC.  Ensoniq Mirage
emulator for my Amiga.

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Date:   Sat, 10 Feb 1996 07:38:36 -0400
From: Nick Mattison <ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca>
Subject: Re: M1* Re: Club Midi Magazine

I posted a message about this a few days ago, Noise. You must have missed
it. Club Midi is a small privately run magazine mainly focused on Korg
products. It is not related to the Club midi on the net run by Dan Panke.
It is produced by Ken Kitteredge.

I had mentioned that anyone wanting to receive a free copy of the
magazine could drop me an email with their snail mail address and I would
forward it on to him. By doing this You get a free copy and I get my
subscription extended by 2 issues…a win situation for us both.

If anyone out there is still interested let me know … I am sending
names off to him on Sunday.

All the best    ………………..Nick…

ac125@cfn.cs.dal.ca

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From: Vinny Fiorenza <fiorenza@ccnet.com>
Subject: RE: M1* Re: Club Midi Magazine
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 1996 04:50:59 -0800

>I had mentioned that anyone wanting to receive a free copy of the
>magazine could drop me an email with their snail mail address and I would
>forward it on to him. By doing this You get a free copy and I get my
>subscription extended by 2 issues…a win situation for us both.

>If anyone out there is still interested let me know … I am sending
>names off to him on Sunday.

All the best    ………………..Nick…

Hi Nick,  thanks for the offer,  Yes, indeed this sounds like a pretty col
offer.  My snailing address is:
Vinny Fiorenza
PO Box 478
Morgan Hill California
95037

Again,  thanks for the offer & i look forward to reading!

cheers,

Vinny

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Date: Sat, 10 Feb 1996 15:49:45 +0100
From: smalt@nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: RE: M1* Invision/organ trick

Nate wrote:

>P.S.  Sounds I’m looking for:  (…) Hammond organ with realtime Leslie
>speaker speed adjustment.

Not sure what you mean by realtime, but let’s fresh up on the following:

You can do this to any organ sound on the M1: set effect 1 to 25:Rotary SP.
Then press Global and go to the Pedal Assign menu. Set Pedal 1 to “Effect 1
Cntl”. Plug a footswitch into the assignable pedal 1 input. Now the switch
controls your Leslie speed. For impatient folks: if you use a sustain-type
pedal, be sure to keep it down long enough.

Of course you could use pedal input 2 instead. Or set effect 2 to Rotary SP.

IMO, this is still one of the best sounding leslies, apart maybe from
dedicated organ boxes.

Chris

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From: urgent@roissy.umd.edu (David Gent)
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 1996 22:35:47 -0500
Subject: Re: M1* Anybody know where to go for M3R info?

mladwig@why.net (mladwig) asked:

I own the rack-mount version, the M3R.  Scanning all
the BBS’s, COmpuserve, and the internet, all I can find
is this one group of patches.  They’re pretty good,
however, I would love to have more, or (I’m dreaming)
maybe a patch editor program / configuration that works
with the M3R…

Now, I know this is a M1 group, but I was wondering if
anyone had a M3R or knows of another group???

I’ll pipe-up as another M3R owner.  Where’d you get your patches?
I’ve scoured the net for years, but have never found anything M3R
related except for this group….

On another note, Edit-one, Opcode’s crippled Galaxy Editor/Librarian
for the Mac, has a function to convert M1 patches to M3R patches.
I’ve never used it, however.

Perhaps it’s time to give it a shot…. –dg

urgent@roissy.umd.edu is david gent 301/405-4797 the Zeno project

http://www.zeno.umd.edu/

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Date: Sun, 11 Feb 1996 10:22:14 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: M1* Important Message from The Administrator!!

Just a quick note to remind folks not to put the word “help” in the subject
line of your posts. When the mailing list software sees this in the subject
line, it thinks its a cry for assistance and bounces the message to me and
not to the list.

So if you have posted a message to the list and never get a response, this
is probably why.

Oh, yes and if you want to unsubscribe to the list READ THE BOTTOM OF THE
MESSAGES! JEESH! 😉

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noise
noise @io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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Date: Mon, 12 Feb 96 10:16 PST
From: james_bowers@mindlink.bc.ca (James Bowers)
Subject: M1* Need ExM1R factory progs/combis

Howdy,

Can anybody on the list email me sysex of the ExM1r progs/combis in a
format that I can import into Logic Audio or Studio Vision on my Mac? One
kind soul Emailed me the sysex but it has a .syx extension which looks like
a DOS extension and none of my programs will recognize it.

Thanks in advance!

James Bowers                                    James Bowers Productions

Check out the Website…..
http://mindlink.net/james_bowers/home.html

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

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

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

Michael Ryan MacMillan wrote:

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

The sounds are not compatible :-((
Sorry.

Thanx and Greetings

Peter

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

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

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

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

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

– – David

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

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

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

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noise
noise @io.org

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

Hi!

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

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

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

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

Greetings, Peter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul J. Garay

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

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

Anyone?

Thanks!

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noise @io.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey y’all!

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

Secondly, what is “active sensing”?

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

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

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

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

– – David

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

Hi,

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

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated.

– —
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*   John P. Flowers johnf@scd.hp.com  _\|/_______________________         *
*   Precision Motion Control R&D       /|\ We can tell how                *
*   Hewlett Packard Santa Clara Division   far gone you are!              *
*   http://www.homeless.com/homepages/johnf@scd.hp.com.html               *
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* Real Life On-Line Help 24 Hrs a Day…    Jesus@Saviour.God *

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

hi everybody,

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

thanx a lot

sandy
Sandeep.Khurana@blr.sni.de

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

John Flowers asked…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Example…

M1                          SEQUENCER
(SEQUENCER mode)

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

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

The M1 can play 8 different tracks this way.

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

Hope this isn’t to hard to follow!

– – David

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

John was good enough to inquire:

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

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

– – David

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

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

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

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

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

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*   John P. Flowers johnf@scd.hp.com  _\|/_______________________         *
*   Precision Motion Control R&D       /|\ We can tell how                *
*   Hewlett Packard Santa Clara Division   far gone you are!              *
*   http://www.homeless.com/homepages/johnf@scd.hp.com.html               *
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* Real Life On-Line Help 24 Hrs a Day…    Jesus@Saviour.God *

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

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

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

Thanks

Kyle

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

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

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vinculum,
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Home address: Via A. Aleardi, 7/B
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Tel. 041/988074
Fax 041/958747

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

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

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

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

– – David

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

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

John Flowers asked…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Example…

M1                          SEQUENCER
(SEQUENCER mode)

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

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

The M1 can play 8 different tracks this way.

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

Hope this isn’t to hard to follow!

– – David

****************************************************************************
Good evening to all,

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

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

David wrote:

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

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

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

Cheers,
JOD

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

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

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

Jeff.

Jean-Francois Mainguet
mainguet@tcs.thomson.fr

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

JOB astounded David by saying…

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

Then Jeff backed him up by saying…

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

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

– – David

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

Hi all,

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

J. P. Hovercraft
aka
jprice@trentu.ca

“Also THRAK Zarathustra”

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

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*The keyboard can be shipped safetly in SKB flight case inside a box.
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*Plus more.
*$1450.
For more info email Chickensax@aol.com

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

>Secondly, what is “active sensing”?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chris

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

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

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

Chris

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

Chris,

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

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

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

All the best    ………………..Nick…

ac125@cfn.cs.dal.ca

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

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

>

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

elecgroove@aol.com (Elecgroove) wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can open the files from EZVision in Vision too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your time, Serge.

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

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

Welcome!

– – David

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

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

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

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

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

David Abramsky asked:

>What do you mean by “mute it”?

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

Chris

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

jsexton uploaded m1togm.zip…

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

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

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

– – David

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope that all makes sense!

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

> jsexton uploaded m1togm.zip…

Actually, I John Flowers uploaded m1togm.zip.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

>
> Sorry John!  <:^)
>
> – David

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

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

Regards,

guy.

>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

j.

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

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

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

(CICERONE, Pro Archia, I, 2)

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help!

Luis

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

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

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

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

>

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

y made M1 upside down….

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

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

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

Kyle

– —

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(CICERONE, Pro Archia, I, 2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hook up your MIDI cables as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

I thank one and all for any assistance.

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

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

Kyle

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

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

wot do you think?
ta
mark.

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

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

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

Kyle

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

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

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

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

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

Chris

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

Kyle –

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

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

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

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Take Care!

Luis

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

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

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

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

Luis
bettenln@ccmail.apldbio.com

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

Chris,

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

Thanks again…I really appreciate it!!!

Take Care

Luis
bettenln@ccmail.apldbio.com

_____________________________________________________________________________

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

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

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

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

Chris

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

Kyle –

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

Luis

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

All –

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

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

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

– – david

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks much for any advice,

Carl
email: carlc@synopsys.com

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

Hey All,

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

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

Cheers,
JOD
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http://www.ottawa.net/~jdaub
Original music, synth patches, AUDITY
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Date: Tue, 24 Oct 95 07:55:00 EDT
From: mmccaffr@BayNetworks.com (Mike McCaffrey)
Subject: Re: My M1 forgets … is it just the battery?

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

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

Mike McCaffrey

Message 52:
Subject: My M1 forgets … is it just the battery?
Cc: carlc@Synopsys.COM
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Status: R

Hi,

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

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

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

Carl
email: carlc@synopsys.com

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

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

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

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

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

Paul Benoit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HELP !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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noise
noise @io.org

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

Hey M1-ers!

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

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

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

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

Anyone else have like problems?

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noise
noise @io.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

later

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noise
noise @io.org

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

Hi,

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

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

Dedalus Sistemi Informativi
via Ozanam 9, 20129 Milano – Italy
tel/fax: +39 2 29510959
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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

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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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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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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.

——————————————–
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

—– Begin Included Message —–

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.)

——————————

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.

——————————————–
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?

——————————————–
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.

——————————————–
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…

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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

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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 @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 @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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Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 16:23:25 -0800
From: cmarks@ucla.edu (Craig Marks)
Subject: M1* Private Patch Sharing

Hi Everybody!!!!!  I am in need of some GREAT orchestral sounds for my M1
and am hoping that someone out there would be willing to do some trading
(by private e-mail, of course).  I’ve got a large library of sounds that
you would be welcome to choose from.  I would prefer to send/receive
patches in Galaxy format but can work with whatever else as long as it’ll
be compatible with my Mac.
Thanks in advance for your responses,
Craig

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Date: Sat, 2 Mar 1996 11:10:20 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: M1* (Mac) M1 Librarian

Forrest Trenholm sent a nifty M1 Librarian to the list, but do to a feature
of the mailing list software that limits messages to under 1000 lines, it
was bounced to me.(It does this to prevent the “Undeliverable message”
problem we had before).

I’ve uploaded it to John Sexton and he will post it to his way cool Web Page.
John’s Web page is at:

http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/index.htm

It’s in BinHexed Stuff-if format so all you have to do is drag it to
Stuff-it Expander and all should be well.

The program looks a tad on the old side. The author’s name seems real
familiar. Anyone know his e-mail address? Maybe we could send him a note to
see if his address is still valid, and if he has any plans to update it.

I haven’t had a chance to try it out, but hopefully soon!

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Date: Sat, 02 Mar 1996 09:58:14 -0900
From: ralf@eskimo.com (Saralynn Andrew)
Subject: M1* Lack of posts

This is getting weird.  Is anyone else having trouble getting posts?  Out of
325 (hadn’t logged in for a couple of days) there was only one M1 post.  The
machine knit group had over 100!  Is there something going on??

*    Saralynn Andrew                 *   Now abidest these three–
*    ralf@eskimo.com                 *       Faith, Hope & Charity
*    The Electronic Secretary        *   But the greatest of these is
*    Kirkland  WA  USA               *       Charity

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From: ChickenSax@aol.com
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 1996 15:23:37 -0500
Subject: M1* Sounds available

Hi all!
So I sold my T3EX, but I still enjoy this forum and I am willing to share as
much of my M1 knowledge as I can.
Someone recently has asked if it is possible to construct multisamples in a
T-Board using SysEx. The answer is YES, if you have a Mac computer. There is
a freeware program that Korg USA unleashed after they discontinued the
T-Series, which enables you to make multisamples by using your Mac. I am not
sure if I still have it in my computer, but I have sent the program to
several interested T users from this list, so it should be available. Altough
I don’t have my T anymore, I still have my sound library. I have a great 50
disk sample library for Tex and many (3000) programs for T and M1 on
T-Floppies and Galaxy lib. I also have a program card for M1ex/T with nice
sounds. This card is particularly usefull for M1EX users as the second sound
bank. I don’t use those sounds anymore, so please e-mail me if you are
interested in any of the above.

All the best, Serge.

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Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 00:35:04 +0100
From: smalt@nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: M1* downloading help

acdas@comet.net (M.Long) wrote:

>Can anyone help a pre-neophyte computer person figure out how to download
>M1 programs (patches). When I try to download ones that I see, the greater
>percentage are unreadable by my MAC Centris 650.

If the ones you can’t read are .SYX files, “Bulk Sysex Utility” is a Mac
program that will deal with them. I’ll upload it if you let me know where
and when. One thing though: this program doesn’t work if you have a fancy
Midi interface like a Studio 4/5 or Midi Time Piece.

>What do PCM cards do?

PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is the name for the way sounds are digitized,
so the M1 can use them as starting points for programs and combis. The M1
has 4 Megabytes of PCM samples built in. PCM cards are a way of getting
more samples. They are sold with another card containing programs that
demonstrate the use of the samples on the PCM card. I’ve seen a drum card,
woodwinds, strings, nature sounds (there were some others). They’re
expensive and don’t hold a lot of data.

Regards,

Chris

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Date:   Sat, 2 Mar 1996 19:59:32 -0400
From: Nick Mattison <ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca>
Subject: Re: M1* Sounds available

Serge, That program for the Mac is on John Sexton’s web site I think it
is called midiex or something. I downloaded it myself hoping it might be
for the Atari but (sob!) it was not to be.

Does anyone know if such a program is available for Atari??

Incidentally Serge, I think you should hang on to your patches. Perhaps
one day you will pick up another T…I think you will miss it!

Perhaps I could just ask your advice Serge before you forget how the
thing worked! When I hook up my T3EX to either my sequencer
(Atari..Cubase) or to my Obenheimer Drummer which I have just bought over
the net, I find the following problem. If I try to change patches in edit
combi mode or combi mode or Seq mode, the patches change 2 at a time.

For example if I am on patch A23 and I use the up arrow it will move to
A25. This is very annoying if you happen to want A24 or any other even
numbered patch. If I up and down with the slider long enough it will
eventually latch on to the even numbers but I feel sure I am screwing
something up to do this. Any advice???

All the best    ………………..Nick…

ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca

On Sat, 2 Mar 1996 ChickenSax@aol.com wrote:

> Hi all!
> So I sold my T3EX, but I still enjoy this forum and I am willing to share as
> much of my M1 knowledge as I can.
> Someone recently has asked if it is possible to construct multisamples in a
> T-Board using SysEx. The answer is YES, if you have a Mac computer. There is
> a freeware program that Korg USA unleashed after they discontinued the
> T-Series, which enables you to make multisamples by using your Mac. I am not
> sure if I still have it in my computer, but I have sent the program to
> several interested T users from this list, so it should be available. Altough
> I don’t have my T anymore, I still have my sound library. I have a great 50
> disk sample library for Tex and many (3000) programs for T and M1 on
> T-Floppies and Galaxy lib. I also have a program card for M1ex/T with nice
> sounds. This card is particularly usefull for M1EX users as the second sound
> bank. I don’t use those sounds anymore, so please e-mail me if you are
> interested in any of the above.
>
>  All the best, Serge.
> **  To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list send _unsubscribe_ in the BODY  ***
> ***  of your email message to korg-m1-l-request@io.org  ***
>

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Date:   Sat, 2 Mar 1996 20:02:29 -0400
From: Nick Mattison <ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca>
Subject: M1* Re: Obenheimer Drummer

Hi everyone, I have just bought this and have set it up with my T3EX. I
have promised several of you  I would send a report once I got it. Well
it has just arrived and I have it strung up. However I really have not
had time to really put it through its paces yet. Will post a message in a
week or so with some info.

All the best    ………………..Nick…

ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca

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Date: Sat, 2 Mar 1996 20:17:30 -0500
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1* Sounds available

At 3:23 PM on 3/2/96, ChickenSax@aol.com wrote:
>Hi all!
>So I sold my T3EX, but I still enjoy this forum and I am willing to share as
>much of my M1 knowledge as I can.
>Altough
>I don’t have my T anymore, I still have my sound library. I have a great 50
>disk sample library for Tex and many (3000) programs for T and M1 on
>T-Floppies and Galaxy lib. I also have a program card for M1ex/T with nice
>sounds. This card is particularly usefull for M1EX users as the second sound
>bank. I don’t use those sounds anymore, so please e-mail me if you are
>interested in any of the above.

Hows about uploading the M1 sounds to John Sexton’s Web Page? That way
you’ll share them with the world!

or at least me… ;^)

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noise@io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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From: NATEGOULET@ids.net
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 1996 21:17:40 -0500 (EST)
Subject: RE: M1* Lack of posts

I don’t think there are posts everyday.  Nothings wrong as far as I know.

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Date: 03 Mar 96 00:45:38 EST
From: Graeme White <72103.1507@compuserve.com>
Subject: Re: M1* Private Patch Sharing

Hi – I have a reasonably large & varied collection, in Galaxy format,
which I’ll be happy to mail to you so you can pick & choose. Probably
better than any other method, but you choose!

Graeme

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Date:   Sun, 3 Mar 1996 16:57:36 -0400
From: Nick Mattison <ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca>
Subject: M1* Re: patches..

Hi Rein,

On John Sexton’s web site, if you follow #33 (korg synth zone) you will
find a section there on “patchthing” and LOTS of M1 patches. The
patchthing will only work on an IBM computer so I am unable to download
them since I am Atari based.

I wonder if you or anyone else on the list has explored these patches and
if so I wonder if they could be downloaded to John’s web site in .syx
format so that everyone could then use them no matter what their computer
platform?

All the best    ………………..Nick…

ac125@ccn.cs.dal.ca

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Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 23:19:51 +0100
From: reg1537@comune.bologna.it (Dante Turrini)
Subject: M1* T series software: I AM INTERESTED!

Dear Serge,

>Someone recently has asked if it is possible to construct multisamples in a
>T-Board using SysEx. The answer is YES, if you have a Mac computer. There is
>a freeware program that Korg USA unleashed after they discontinued the
>T-Series, which enables you to make multisamples by using your Mac. I am not
>sure if I still have it in my computer, but I have sent the program to
>several interested T users from this list, so it should be available.
I was the one. If you still have this program, PLEASE send it to me!
Although I am an Atari user, I have access to the Macintosh, and maybe I
will migrate to it in the near future. Still, it’s always better this than
nothing.

>I don’t have my T anymore, I still have my sound library. I have a great 50
>disk sample library for Tex and many (3000) programs for T and M1 on
>T-Floppies and Galaxy lib. I also have a program card for M1ex/T with nice
>sounds. This card is particularly usefull for M1EX users as the second sound
>bank. I don’t use those sounds anymore, so please e-mail me if you are
>interested in any of the above.
If you make a fair quotation. I might be interested in buying from you a
lot of this material. Is the card Program only or also PCM data? in the
latter case, I am VERY interested to it, since I own also a WS-A/D and the
PCM card is good also for this.

All the best,
Dante

.______________________________________________________________________.
|______                                                          ______|
|______ Dante Turrini – via F.Malaguti, 7 – 40126 BOLOGNA, ITALY ______|
|______ e-mail: reg1537@iperbole.bologna.it /Phone:+39 51 243150 ______|
|________________                                      ________________|
|________________ La musica e’ vita, la vita e’ musica ________________|
|____________________ Music is life, life is music ____________________|
|______________________________________________________________________|

——-
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 23:20:01 +0100
From: reg1537@comune.bologna.it (Dante Turrini)
Subject: Re: M1* Sounds available

>Serge, That program for the Mac is on John Sexton’s web site I think it
>is called midiex or something. I downloaded it myself hoping it might be
>for the Atari but (sob!) it was not to be.
Can anybody tell me the link to the John Sexton’s web site?

Thanks,
Dante

.______________________________________________________________________.
|______                                                          ______|
|______ Dante Turrini – via F.Malaguti, 7 – 40126 BOLOGNA, ITALY ______|
|______ e-mail: reg1537@iperbole.bologna.it /Phone:+39 51 243150 ______|
|________________                                      ________________|
|________________ La musica e’ vita, la vita e’ musica ________________|
|____________________ Music is life, life is music ____________________|
|______________________________________________________________________|

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From: morritt@passport.ca
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 96 18:57 EST
Subject: M1* Re: M1 Patches

Hi All!
There was a message on the list today that talked about a ton of patches for
the M1 from a site listed on John Sextons home page (something about “33”)??)
Unfortunately, my machine responded to my commands and erased it before I
could read it!
Could someone forward it to me?
Thanks a lot,
fumble fingers
Rob Morritt
morritt@passport.ca

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Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 20:10:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: M1* T series software: I AM INTERESTED!

I am very interested in this program also.  If any of you have it, please
uuencode it and send it to me.  That would be infinitely appreciated.

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 Sun, 3 Mar 1996, Dante Turrini wrote:

> Dear Serge,
>
> >Someone recently has asked if it is possible to construct multisamples in a
> >T-Board using SysEx. The answer is YES, if you have a Mac computer. There is
> >a freeware program that Korg USA unleashed after they discontinued the
> >T-Series, which enables you to make multisamples by using your Mac. I am not
> >sure if I still have it in my computer, but I have sent the program to
> >several interested T users from this list, so it should be available.
> I was the one. If you still have this program, PLEASE send it to me!
> Although I am an Atari user, I have access to the Macintosh, and maybe I
> will migrate to it in the near future. Still, it’s always better this than
> nothing.
>
> >I don’t have my T anymore, I still have my sound library. I have a great 50
> >disk sample library for Tex and many (3000) programs for T and M1 on
> >T-Floppies and Galaxy lib. I also have a program card for M1ex/T with nice
> >sounds. This card is particularly usefull for M1EX users as the second sound
> >bank. I don’t use those sounds anymore, so please e-mail me if you are
> >interested in any of the above.
> If you make a fair quotation. I might be interested in buying from you a
> lot of this material. Is the card Program only or also PCM data? in the
> latter case, I am VERY interested to it, since I own also a WS-A/D and the
> PCM card is good also for this.
>
> All the best,
> Dante
>
> .______________________________________________________________________.
> |______                                                          ______|
> |______ Dante Turrini – via F.Malaguti, 7 – 40126 BOLOGNA, ITALY ______|
> |______ e-mail: reg1537@iperbole.bologna.it /Phone:+39 51 243150 ______|
> |________________                                      ________________|
> |________________ La musica e’ vita, la vita e’ musica ________________|
> |____________________ Music is life, life is music ____________________|
> |______________________________________________________________________|

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Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 23:33:06 -0500
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1* Re: patches..

At 04:57 PM 3/3/96 -0400, you wrote:

>On John Sexton’s web site, if you follow #33 (korg synth zone) you will
>find a section there on “patchthing” and LOTS of M1 patches. The
>patchthing will only work on an IBM computer so I am unable to download
>them since I am Atari based.
>I wonder if you or anyone else on the list has explored these patches and
>if so I wonder if they could be downloaded to John’s web site in .syx
>format so that everyone could then use them no matter what their computer
>platform?

For anyone interested the M1 page is at:

http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/m1.htm

As far as differing computer platforms go:

.syx files are straight binary sysex files and work on any computer platform.

Most of the .syx files on my page are compressed in .zip format since I have
found that Netscape will often attempt to load them like text in the window
rather than download them. The compression reduces file size and thus
bandwidth, eliminates Netscape’s tendancy for displaying the file and if I
want to put a readme file with the bank I can zip it up along with the bank
and keep it as one file.

What you need to use them is a sysex bank loader for your computer to send
and recieve sysex bulk dumps to and from your M1, a program that will
decompress .zip files and a midi interface of course.

The m1sounds.zip file in the editor/librarian section of the M1 page has a
Windows sysex program called wsysex and a dos program called MidiEx and
(believe it or not) a Mac program called MidiEx as well as a couple of banks
of sounds. I have found that many Mac users have had difficulty extracting
the MidiEx Mac file from m1sounds.zip so I posted a link in the More info
section to MidiEx Mac on another ftp server. Also in the more info section
is a link to an Atari M1 bankloader. I don’t know anything about it so it
may or may not be able to handle sysex files. Also Noise uploaded me a Mac
editor/librarian called simply M1.hqx which is at my ftp directory and
Forrest Trenholm also uploaded me a Mac ed/lib called M1 which is also
available at my ftp directory <ftp.gate.net/pub/users/jsexton/> or
<ftp://gate.net/pub/users/jsexton/> (They may be the same program for all I
know).

If you find the filetype or extension is a problem with a bulk dump utility
you have for your computer simply change the name or extension or properties
or whatever since the data itself doesn’t really “need” a file to be called
anything particular. I have loaded files with a .dmo or .m1 and all kinds of
arbitrary extensions as long as the file format doesn’t add any extra
digital garbage to the sysex information its ok.

I have tried to keep the M1 files as accessible as possible to users of all
platforms but there will always be some trade-offs like using .zip
compression or using background images or colors that might look like
garbage when using lynx but look great in Netscape. It could be worse I
could use Midiquest for Windows format and uuencode every file and compress
it with a .arc or tar.z extension and use a webpage that uses Netscape
frames and animation and morphing backgrounds that are certain to crash many
web browsers.  =:0 aargh!

If you find a good sysex bulk dump program for the Atari tell me where it is
so I can post a link to it.
– ——————————————–
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: Barry Entlich <entlich@bartal.com>
Subject: Re: M1* Re: patches..
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 23:34:02 -0500 (EST)

Nick Mattison wrote:

> On John Sexton’s web site, if you follow #33 (korg synth zone) you will
> find a section there on “patchthing” and LOTS of M1 patches. The
> patchthing will only work on an IBM computer so I am unable to download
> them since I am Atari based.
>
> I wonder if you or anyone else on the list has explored these patches and
> if so I wonder if they could be downloaded to John’s web site in .syx
> format so that everyone could then use them no matter what their computer
> platform?

I’ve been “lurking” on this list for a while now, so I guess it’s time
for me to speak up. I use an IBM, and was able to download and unzip
the “patchthing” program. However, I had no success in downloading the
patch files themselves. They are shown as being “text/plain”, and may be
getting corrupted during the download. I believe that they should be
14,300 bytes long, but I’m getting various (longer) byte counts, and the
program rejects these files.

I’ll rephrase Nick’s question: Has anyone successfully downloaded the
patch files (the ones with the .m1p extension)? If so, are they 14,300
bytes long? The reason I ask is that I once wrote a program to convert
such files to sysex format, and would do these if someone could send
them to me in a form which wouldn’t get corrupted during transmission.
(I can’t seem to download the files as binaries, which would probably
solve the problem.) I could then send them to nigelsp@rain.org, so
that they’d be available at Synth Zone to be used with other than IBM
computers, as Nick (and the Web site) requested.

By the way, my own Korg synth is a T3, in case anyone is interested 🙂 .

– –Barry Entlich
entlich@bartal.com
I said what I said. Bartal may or may not concur.

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Date: Mon, 04 Mar 1996 03:15:47 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: M1* Re: patches..

Hi Nick,
I haven’t tried it yet. I will 2nite (if I get Windhooze up and running
again — yes, it crashed again! I am starting to believe in the Mac!!!)
If it works, I’ll try to convert…

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
——-
Date: Mon, 04 Mar 1996 03:21:23 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: M1* Sounds available

I second this suggestion. Remember: all it is is bits and bytes (in our
day and age: information) and information wants 2 B free…  😉

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
*** Reply to note of 03/03/96 01:47
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 1996 20:17:30 -0500
To: korg-m1-l@io.org
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1* Sounds available

At 3:23 PM on 3/2/96, ChickenSax@aol.com wrote:
>Hi all!
>So I sold my T3EX, but I still enjoy this forum and I am willing to share as
>much of my M1 knowledge as I can.
>Altough
>I don’t have my T anymore, I still have my sound library. I have a great 50
>disk sample library for Tex and many (3000) programs for T and M1 on
>T-Floppies and Galaxy lib. I also have a program card for M1ex/T with nice
>sounds. This card is particularly usefull for M1EX users as the second sound
>bank. I don’t use those sounds anymore, so please e-mail me if you are
>interested in any of the above.

Hows about uploading the M1 sounds to John Sexton’s Web Page? That way
you’ll share them with the world!

or at least me… ;^)

***********************************************************
noise
noise@io.org                   http://www.io.org/~noise/

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

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Date: Mon, 04 Mar 1996 03:42:39 EST
From: “R. Lohman” <r_lohman@nl.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: M1* Private Patch Sharing

Hou ’bout SYSEX? I unfortunately do not have Galaxy. Still looking for
the holy grail: a patch editor/librarian that actually works under Wind-
hooze…

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Rein Lohman
IBM internal: NL52932 at UITVM1
Internet: r_lohman@nl.ibm.com
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Date: 03 Mar 96 00:45:38 EST
From: Graeme White <72103.1507@compuserve.com>
To: <korg-m1-l@io.org>
Subject: Re: M1* Private Patch Sharing

Hi – I have a reasonably large & varied collection, in Galaxy format,
which I’ll be happy to mail to you so you can pick & choose. Probably
better than any other method, but you choose!

Graeme

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From: Barry Entlich <entlich@bartal.com>
Subject: Re: M1* Re: patches..
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 08:36:49 -0500 (EST)

Hi John–

Thanks for responding to my message, and for the M1 page.

> If you’re using the Wsysex program up the buffer to 20k at startup and you
> should at least be able to open the file.

I’m not using Windows — in fact, my access is via “lynx”, and therefore
isn’t even a graphical interface.

> As far as those files being corrupted I’m not sure. I have had a bit of
> trouble loading them into my M1 causing me to get all kinds of junk
> characters and stuff and I also found that if I just renamed them as .syx
> Cakewalk still wouldn’t recognize them as sysex files.

The “synththing” program, M1.EXE, saves files without sysex header, or
end-of-exclusive bytes. It also compresses the data itself by saving it as
8-bit bytes, while the Korg data format uses 7-bit bytes. I tried saving my
own patch bank, and M1.EXE “created” a 14,300 byte file. M1 sysex patch bank
files, as you may know, are 16,350 bytes long, at least on *my* system 🙂 .
It’s not surprising that you got junk when trying to load these files, or
that you couldn’t get Cakewalk to recognize them just by changing the file
extension.

I didn’t say that the files were definitely corrupted, just that by the
time I got them *here* they appeared to be, since they weren’t 14,300
bytes long.

>                                                       Despite all of that I
> have gotten them to load successfully on my M1 so I guess if I did it again
> I could simply send them back to my computer and save them as true sysex
> files.

The program I wrote will convert the 14,300 byte files into proper
16,350 byte ones, without the need for anyone to load, dump, and
re-save.

So, my question is still this: Are the files at Synth Zone 14,300 bytes
long?

>        One thing I found was if I did end up with scrambeld junk in my M1 I
> got the best results by initialising the M1’s memory in between attempts so
> I was starting with a blank slate. I don’t know the T series initialization
> keystrokes but on the M1 its powerup holding the INT-CARD-COMBI keys
> simultaneously. I’m in the middle of several recording projects at the
> moment but if I get a chance I could try this and then send you the banks in
> sysex form.

I don’t want to take you from your work, but getting the files would be
appreciated. However, if you could tell me what method (which program)
you used to load the files into your M1, it would help me attempt to do
that here.

Sorry for being so long-winded, but I’d like to help make those patches
available to anyone who wants them.

– –Barry
entlich@bartal.com

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Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 13:28:44 -0500
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1* Re: patches..

At 08:36 AM 3/4/96 -0500, you wrote:

>> If you’re using the Wsysex program up the buffer to 20k at startup and you
>> should at least be able to open the file.
>
>I’m not using Windows — in fact, my access is via “lynx”, and therefore
>isn’t even a graphical interface.

I was referring to the Windows sysex bulk dump utility found in the
m1sounds.zip file on my page. Sorry about confusing the issue.

>The “synththing” program, M1.EXE, saves files without sysex header, or
>end-of-exclusive bytes. It also compresses the data itself by saving it as
>8-bit bytes, while the Korg data format uses 7-bit bytes. I tried saving my
>own patch bank, and M1.EXE “created” a 14,300 byte file. M1 sysex patch bank
>files, as you may know, are 16,350 bytes long, at least on *my* system 🙂 .
>It’s not surprising that you got junk when trying to load these files, or
>that you couldn’t get Cakewalk to recognize them just by changing the file
>extension.
>So, my question is still this: Are the files at Synth Zone 14,300 bytes
>long?

Duh! Now I understand. Until today I didn’t realize that there were a bunch
of patch banks and that proprietary bank loader at Synth Zone. I downloaded
the program but I am using a MOTU PC Midi Express interface that doesn’t
seem to work right in Dos and I’m using Windows95 and my midi interface is
on port300 and not 330 so I’m not really able to use that M1 patchthing
program. The files at Synth Zone appear to be 13k which would be around
14,300. Most of the files on my page are 16,350 with the exception of the
files included in the m1sounds.zip file which are 16,512 bytes long. I don’t
know what it would take to convert those .m1p patches to standard sysex format.

>I’ll rephrase Nick’s question: Has anyone successfully downloaded the
>patch files (the ones with the .m1p extension)? If so, are they 14,300
>bytes long? The reason I ask is that I once wrote a program to convert
>such files to sysex format, and would do these if someone could send
>them to me in a form which wouldn’t get corrupted during transmission.
>(I can’t seem to download the files as binaries, which would probably
>solve the problem.) I could then send them to nigelsp@rain.org, so
>that they’d be available at Synth Zone to be used with other than IBM
>computers, as Nick (and the Web site) requested.

I logged into rain.org with my ftp client though and grabbed all of those
.m1p files. (I  wasn’t able to download them when I used Netscape because of
the deal with Netscape trying to display the file instead of downloading
it.)  I can zip them all up and post them to my ftp directory or I could
email them to you as a MIME or BinHex attachment.
– ——————————————–
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: ddennis@georgian.net
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 15:13:18 -0500
Subject: Re: M1* Re: patches..

>The files at Synth Zone appear to be 13k which would be around
>14,300.

Yes they are 14,300 bytes, I have downloaded the patches and tried them, they
appear to work fine.

>I don’t know what it would take to convert those .m1p patches to standard
>sysex format.

I have converted some, but the long way around, load with one program, save with
another, etc.

Darrell

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From: advrock@advstaff.com
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 96 15:16 EST
Subject: Re: M1* Private Patch Sharing

>Hi – I have a reasonably large & varied collection, in Galaxy format,
>which I’ll be happy to mail to you so you can pick & choose. Probably
>better than any other method, but you choose!
>
>Graeme
>
could you e-mail me the galaxy file as well.. thanks,
jtrey@advstaff.com

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Date: Mon, 4 Mar 96 21:18:12 +0100
From: trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it (Michele Tornatore)
Subject: Re: M1* downloading help

>If the ones you can’t read are .SYX files, “Bulk Sysex Utility” is a Mac
>program that will deal with them. I’ll upload it if you let me know where
>and when. One thing though: this program doesn’t work if you have a fancy
>Midi interface like a Studio 4/5 or Midi Time Piece.

I totally don’t agree with smalt@nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt). I own a
MidiTime Piece II from Mark of the Unicorn and it works FLAWLESSLY with
Bulk Sysex Utility.
It’s internal set up is the following:
– – 1MHz rate 4x.
cheers 😉 Michele Tornatore trntrm01@cidoc.iuav.unive.it

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

(CICERONE, Pro Archia, I, 2)

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

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From: Barry Entlich <entlich@bartal.com>
Subject: Re: M1* Re: patches..
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 15:26:49 -0500 (EST)

John Sexton wrote:

> Duh! Now I understand. Until today I didn’t realize that there were a bunch
> of patch banks and that proprietary bank loader at Synth Zone. I downloaded
> the program but I am using a MOTU PC Midi Express interface that doesn’t
> seem to work right in Dos and I’m using Windows95 and my midi interface is
> on port300 and not 330 so I’m not really able to use that M1 patchthing
> program. The files at Synth Zone appear to be 13k which would be around
> 14,300. Most of the files on my page are 16,350 with the exception of the
> files included in the m1sounds.zip file which are 16,512 bytes long. I don’t
> know what it would take to convert those .m1p patches to standard sysex
format.

All it will take is my conversion program. I know it works, because I
already tried it on a .m1p file which “patchthing” (M1.EXE) created
from my own dump. I can convert each file in a few seconds, as long as
I can get them here intact.

> I logged into rain.org with my ftp client though and grabbed all of those
> .m1p files. (I  wasn’t able to download them when I used Netscape because of
> the deal with Netscape trying to display the file instead of downloading
> it.)  I can zip them all up and post them to my ftp directory or I could
> email them to you as a MIME or BinHex attachment.

If you could e-mail them, that would probably solve my problem. My current
net interface can’t deal with MIME, but I do have a DOS BinHex decoder, so
that *should* work. UUEncoding would be even better, if that’s an option.

Thanks again.

– –Barry
entlich@bartal.com

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Subject: Re: M1* T series software: I AM INTERESTED!
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 96 00:01:30 -0000
From: GWhite@www.inca.de (Graeme White)

>There is
>> >a freeware program that Korg USA unleashed after they discontinued the
>> >T-Series, which enables you to make multisamples by using your Mac. I am
not
>> >sure if I still have it in my computer, but I have sent the program to
>> >several interested T users from this list, so it should be available.

I’d be very interested in this also!

Graeme

——-
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 20:15:01 -0400
From: acdas@comet.net (M.Long)
Subject: M1* suggestion

To all subscribers:
I’m new to the list but already have noticed others experiencing a
difficulty I’ve experienced. A number of members have voiced disappointment
in being unable to download M1 programs and combis–a problem I’ve had. As
w/ any subject matter there will be a range of experience from neophytes,
that’s me, all the way to extremely computer literate practitioners. But we
all, at one point in time, start at the beginning.

Many members and other individuals use different formats to place M1
prog.’s on the net. My question is, would anyone who’s experienced like to
help construct a simple “fact-sheet” for downloading some of the most
common formats? For ex., as noise helpfully pointed out: something on net
may be in Bin Hexed Stuff-It-solution: drag to Stuff-It Expander. Or
C.Smalt writes: something in .Syx files-solution: Bulk Sysex Utility will
deal w/ these. Or Stuffit Deluxe arch.-solution is ?

Perhaps we could compile a sheet to have noise post in our forum so we
could all access M1 sounds easily. This would include: posted format name,
then the solution for easiest download. Also helpful would be to keep in
mind that many of us have had no training on computers, except that they’re
great typewriters w/ a very effecient erase feature. (little levity) So any
helpful hints on implementing the solutions would be deeply appreciated. We
could send noise, or even me the formats we see most commonly, then post
them and have those who know give the solutions. Then perhaps noise would
post a list of solutions. This is just a thought & I’d appreciate any
feedback posted to our forum.

One last question: does anyone know a source of cheaper blank cards for the
M1 for downloading customized sound banks to? Retail $75-100 is too steep.

Another suggestion is that perhaps we could have a user level ID:when
someone asks a technical question they would ID themselves as 1=beginner,
2=intermediate, & 3=proficient, and that way whomever replied could tailor
their reply for the proper level. An id of 1 would get a simplistic answer,
2 a little technical & 3 could get the words that are unpronouncable. Just
an idea.

One more last question: are there any books, resources, etc. explaining
formatting of Korg program sounds and how to download? Thanking you all in
advance. Feedback please.

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Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 20:55:49 -0600
From: stenseth@mcs.net (Craig & Dawn Stenseth)
Subject: M1* netscape trying to display text

John wrote about those M1 patch files, etc…
>I logged into rain.org with my ftp client though and grabbed all of those
>.m1p files. (I  wasn’t able to download them when I used Netscape because of
>the deal with Netscape trying to display the file instead of downloading
>it.)

If you’re using the same Netscape as me (on Windows, I think the 2.0 beta
something),
put the mouse pointer over the thing-to-be-downloaded, and click on the RIGHT
mouse button. Scroll down to the ‘Save this link as…’ item, then it’ll prompt
you for a file name on your computer. (and I displayed quite a few sysex files
and other crap before I found this…).
Craig

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Subject: Re: M1* netscape trying to display text
Date: Mon, 04 Mar 1996 21:57:35 -0800
From: Robert Clevenger <clev@cisco.com>

“Craig” == Craig & Dawn Stenseth <stenseth@mcs.net> writes:

Craig> John wrote about those M1 patch files, etc…
>> I logged into rain.org with my ftp client though and grabbed all of
>> those .m1p files. (I wasn’t able to download them when I used
>> Netscape because of the deal with Netscape trying to display the file
>> instead of downloading it.)

Craig> If you’re using the same Netscape as me (on Windows, I think the
Craig> 2.0 beta something), put the mouse pointer over the
Craig> thing-to-be-downloaded, and click on the RIGHT mouse
Craig> button. Scroll down to the ‘Save this link as…’ item, then
Craig> it’ll prompt you for a file name on your computer. (and I
Craig> displayed quite a few sysex files and other crap before I found
Craig> this…).  Craig

And if you’re on a Mac, click and hold for a second and you’ll get the
same menu.

– – rob

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Date: 05 Mar 96 01:59:16 EST
From: Graeme White <72103.1507@compuserve.com>
Subject: Re: M1* Private Patch Sharing

>>Hi – I have a reasonably large & varied collection, in Galaxy format,
>>which I’ll be happy to mail to you so you can pick & choose. Probably
>>better than any other method, but you choose!
>>
>>Graeme
>>
>could you e-mail me the galaxy file as well.. thanks,
>jtrey@advstaff.com

OK – how about identifying some location so we can all upload our patches
(in a variety of formats – gulp) so they’re available to all to pick &
choose? I’d be happy to do this, any suggestions anyone? Otherwise we’ll
all be uploading patches for the rest of the year 🙂

Graeme

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Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 18:14:36 +0100
From: smalt@nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: M1* Sounds available

Nick wrote:

> When I hook up my T3EX to either my sequencer
>(Atari..Cubase) or to my Oberheim Drummer which I have just bought over
>the net, I find the following problem. If I try to change patches in edit
>combi mode or combi mode or Seq mode, the patches change 2 at a time.

I think that’s because the up-arrow key sends out an “increment” Midi
command. This goes into your Atari or Drummer, which echoes it back to the
T3, which makes it move up one more.

To get rid of it, set Midi Thru to “off” on the Atari/Drummer. Alternately,
if Cubase lets you filter out individual controllers, you can set it up to
ignore controllers 96 and 97 (increment and decrement).

Chris

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Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 13:07:53 -0800
From: sjs@corp.portal.com (Steve Schow)
Subject: M1* How much?

Hi all,

I think I am finally going to sell my Korg M1.  So how much should I
ask for?  This is a totally tricked out Korg M1 with the InVision
upgrade, case, bunch of cards, etc……

Tell me what you think a realistic asking price would be.

Thanks in advance

Here is the Ad so far:

For Sale

Korg M1 (Plus One)  Workstation

Price:

Includes:

Keyboard, case, chords, manual, 10+ ROM cards (both PCM and program),
library of M1 sounds in sysex format, InVision PlusOne ROM upgrade.

This is a fully tricked out Korg M1.  It includes the Invision PlusOne
upgrade which used to sell for around $400 + installation fees.  The
InVision upgrade added 4 MB of new samples to the M1….including one
of THE BADDEST Hammond sounds I have heard on a keyboard to date.  I
thought about keeping the thing around just to keep that hammond tone.
The InVision upgrade breathes new life into an M1….turns it into
an entirely new keyboard.

I am also including a box full of RAM, ROM and PCM cards for the M1.  Off
the top of my head…I have Synth1, Synth2, Woodwinds, Drums, and a bunch
of program cards including some Film texture ones.  I will also send any
and all sysex program banks I have.  I probably have close to 2 dozen
different banks of sounds.  Some are 3rd party and some are collected
of the internet.

Also included is a great case for gigging or whatever you want.

– -steve

– -steve

– ——————————————————————
Steve Schow         | But you don’t need to use the claw, if you
sjs@corp.portal.com | pick the pear of the big paw paw……
(408) 973-9111 x110 | Have I given you a clue……?
(408) 977-5955 (hm) |                    – Baloo the Bear
– ——————————————————————
HomePage:  http://www.bstage.com/
HomeAddr:  sjs@midiman.bstage.com
– ——————————————————————

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From: bhapgood@spry.com
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 14:53:28 -0800
Subject: Re: M1* Re: patches..

Hey guys, I had absolutely no problems using m1.exe.

It’s a great little tool.

Baz.

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Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 22:03:55 -0400
From: acdas@comet.net (M.Long)
Subject: M1* questions & suggestions

To all subscribers:
I’m new to the list but already have noticed others experiencing a
difficulty I’ve experienced. A number of members have voiced disappointment
in being unable to download M1 programs and combis–a problem I’ve had. As
w/ any subject matter there will be a range of experience from neophytes,
that’s me, all the way to extremely computer literate practitioners. But we
all, at one point in time, start at the beginning.

Many members and other individuals use different formats to place M1
prog.’s on the net. My question is, would anyone who’s experienced like to
help construct a simple “fact-sheet” for downloading some of the most
common formats? For ex., as noise helpfully pointed out: something on net
may be in Bin Hexed Stuff-It-solution: drag to Stuff-It Expander. Or
C.Smalt writes: something in .Syx files-solution: Bulk Sysex Utility will
deal w/ these. Or Stuffit Deluxe arch.-solution is ?

Perhaps we could compile a sheet to have noise post in our forum so we
could all access M1 sounds easily. This would include: posted format name,
then the solution for easiest download. Also helpful would be to keep in
mind that many of us have had no training on computers, except that they’re
great typewriters w/ a very effecient erase feature. (little levity) So any
helpful hints on implementing the solutions would be deeply appreciated. We
could send noise, or even me the formats we see most commonly, then post
them and have those who know give the solutions. Then perhaps noise would
post a list of solutions. This is just a thought & I’d appreciate any
feedback posted to our forum.

One last question: does anyone know a source of cheaper blank cards for the
M1 for downloading customized sound banks to? Retail $75-100 is too steep.

One more last question-what about the possibility of a user-ID in regard to
questions from members? Ex.- #1 for beginner, #2 for next level up, & #3
for experienced computer user. If someone asks a question they could ID
themselves as either 1, 2 or 3 & then the person answering would know at
what level to answer the question. Just a thought. Feedback appreciated.

——-
From: dbmack@inforamp.net (D.B.Mack)
Subject: M1* M3R
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 1996 02:52:46 GMT

Has any M3R user reading this group found a web site that deals with our (apparently) obscure
instrument. I’m trying to find an editor/library application that will handle combi editing
(something less expensive than Unisyn) but I’m beginning to fear I have an obso

The Korg M1 list – Aug 1995

To: M1_List
From: noise@io.org
Subject: The M1 Mailing list

I’m sending you this message ’cause you sent some message to me about
joining.

The M1 mailing list should be up on Monday the 14th. (Have to wait
till I get paid). I was thinking of also setting up a central ftp
site. What do you think?It would be a site that would carry
exclusively M1 stuff; 1 sysex dump program for the IBM and the MAC
with detailed instructions on how to use them; Factory Patches and
hopefully more public domain patches than I’ve found so far.

Also we need some info for a FAQ. So any tips n’ stuff would be of
great help (I’ve only owned my M1 for about 2 months so it’s pretty
new to me).

BTW – according to a local music shop that does repairs for Korg
stuff told me that the only way to get back the factory patches for
the M1
is to load them from ROM cards or from a computer via sysex (system
exclusive) dumps via MIDI. I guess the M1 is old enough that they
didn’t realize how useful this feature would be.

Anyway just to let you know whats happening

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Date: Mon, 07 Aug 1995 06:28:18 -0400
To: noise@io.org
From: jsexton@gate.net (John Sexton)
Subject: Re: The M1 Mailing list

>I’m sending you this message ’cause you sent some message to me
>about joining.

I’m definitely INTO an M1 mailing list.

>The M1 mailing list should be up on Monday the 14th. (Have to wait
till I get paid). I was thinking of also setting up a central ftp
site. What do you think? It would be a site that would carry
exclusively M1 stuff; 1 sysex dump program for the IBM and the MAC
with detailed instructions on how to use them; Factory Patches and
hopefully more public domain patches than I’ve found so far.

Sounds great. I already have some patches available on my midipages.
http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/midipage.htm
http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/m1.htm

>Also we need some info for a FAQ. So any tips n’ stuff would be of
>great help (I’ve only owned my M1 for about 2 months so it’s pretty
>new to me).

I’ve only had mine for about 3 months but I still have an extensive
knowledge of the instrument. I will be able to contribute to a FAQ
since people already ask me tons of M1 related questions. I’ll go
through my old M1 related email and put something together.

>BTW – according to a local music shop that does repairs for Korg
>stuff told me that the only way to get back the factory patches for
>the M1 is to load them from ROM cards or from a computer via sysex
>(system exclusive) dumps via MIDI. I guess the M1 is old enough that
>they didn’t realize how useful this feature would be.

I have the factory patches in sysex form included in the m1
sounds.zip file on my M1 page.

>Anyway just to let you know whats happening.

Thanks, keep me posted. I have a fair amount of time to devote to
this kind of stuff so I’ll try to help out as much as possible.

——————————————–
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, 07 Aug 1995 11:03:02 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: The M1 Mailing list -Reply

Thank you for the message! Let me know how to join the mailing list. A central
FTP site (ideally with Web access) is an excellent idea. I urge you to go ahead
with it – there will be many appreciative M1 users.

Do you know of a good shareware M1 librarian program that can handle raw sysex?
Where to find it?

The FAQ needs to include info on the Global and Sys-ex stuff. The M1 docs are
terrible, and a lot of users (like myself) struggle to figure out what these
settings mean and when to use them.

Z

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Date: Mon, 07 Aug 1995 19:37:15 GMT
From: GARDENS@beachmus.demon.co.uk (Sue Gardener)
Subject: Re: The M1 Mailing list

Sounds great to me. Shame about the lack of factory reset. As my synth
is second hand then I don’t know whether the sounds are factory or
not. Besides, I overwrote 2 immediately I got it, experimenting with
programming it.

Don’t expect too much input from me at first. I’ve owned the M1 less
time than you. My only input at the moment is the name of a (UK)
supplier of ROM cards of patches (No PCM cards though – shame):

Sounds OK
10 Frimley Grove Gardens
Frimley
Camberley
Surrey
GU16 5JX
UK

Tel/fax 44 1276 22946

Have fun!

—————————————————————————
Sue Gardener            gardens@beachmus.demon.co.uk
*** BeachMusic: Life’s a reach and then you gybe ***
—————————————————————————

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To: M1_List
From: noise@io.org
Subject: It’s Up!

Works been a bit nuts lately so I’ll have to make this quick.

The M1 Mailing list is now up.

To subscribe, simply send a email message with the words

subscribe

in the message part (Not in the subject line) to
korg-m1-l-request@io.org

The address for posting to the list is
korg-m1-l@io.org

I’ll be doing some things like configuring the list a bit more fully
this weekend.

Later all

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To: M1_List
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Woops!

Actually you might want to hold off on the subscribing bit for a day
or so.

Seems like the mailing software is going a bit wonky.

Poop!

——————————

To: M1_List
From: noise@io.org
Subject: It’s Up!

Well the M1 – list seems to be up and running. I’ve tested it and it
seems to work.

To subscribe, simply send a email message with the words
subscribe

in the body of the message (Not in the subject line) to
korg-m1-l-request@io.org

The address for posting to the list is
korg-m1-l@io.org

I’ll be doing some things like configuring the list a bit more fully
this weekend.

Later all

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Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 05:13:50 -0400
From: jsexton@gate.net (John Sexton)
Subject: M1 FAQ

Since this is a new mailing list, now would be a good time to start
compiling a FAQ. I have spoken to a couple of you already concerning
this topic (it was first brought up by Noise@io.org the founder of
this list). When such a FAQ exists I will be glad to use my home pages
as a place for it to be world readable both in txt and html format. I
already have a few ideas. How about these for starters:

1. What is an M1?
2. How can I restore the factory patches?
3. What is AI synthesis?
4. Are there any hidden functions and/or resets?

1. I have an answer for the first question on my Web page
http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/m1.htm under DESCRIPTION.

2. Via sysex librarian or Rom/Ram card with factory patches. (there
could also be some net pointers here)

3. brief description of M1’s synthesis (I could write this up if
necessary)

4. I’m not sure about this but I have heard that they exist.

Just some ideas to get things started. (I sure hope I’m not talking
to myself). Chime in already you M1 fiends.

——————————————–
J O H N S E X T O N
jsexton@gate.net
http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/index.htm
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X-Sender: jsexton@mailhost.gate.net
Mime-Version: 1.0
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 05:30:09 -0400
From: jsexton@gate.net (John Sexton)
Subject: M1 List
Sender: owner-korg-m1-l@io.org
Precedence: bulk

>Hello, M1 list –

>I’m glad to see this forum is forming (or foruming). Has this been
>announced yet on the groups (such as comp.music and alt.music.midi)?

>Zenon M. Feszczak

Not that I know of. How about it noise are you game? If not I’ll do it
but not to too many groups at once (I don’t feel too comfortable with
that). I guess I could post anonymously. How about these groups:

alt.emusic
alt.music.midi
comp.music
rec.music.makers
rec.music.makers.synth

I could list more but I would like to see it in only the most
relevant places or else it would be too spamlike.

——————————————–
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, 21 Aug 1995 17:10:40 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: M1 List

Hello, M1 list –

I’m glad to see this forum is forming (or foruming). Has this been
announced yet on the groups (such as comp.music and alt.music.midi)?

Zenon M. Feszczak

——————————

From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1 List

>>Hello, M1 list –

>>I’m glad to see this forum is forming (or foruming). Has this been
>>announced yet on the groups (such as comp.music and
alt.music.midi)?
>>Zenon M. Feszczak

>Not that I know of. How about it noise are you game? If not I’ll do
>it but not to too many groups at once (I don’t feel too comfortable
>with that). I guess I could post anonymously. How about these
groups:

>I could list more but I would like to see it in only the most
>relevant places or else it would be too spamlike.

Hi all!

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet lately but things are so nuts at work I
barely have time to PICK UP any email let alone do anything with it.

There are a few places to post info about new mailing lists (NEW LIST
ANNOUNCE being one of them). I still have a couple of administrative
things to do to the list before I want announce it to the wide world.
Hopefully I’ll be doing most of this stuff tonight.

So far, how’s it been? Anyone having trouble subscribing?

I’ll post a note after I done with all this configuring stuff…

later

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

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Date: Tue, 22 Aug 1995 09:21:24 -0400
From: jsexton@gate.net (John Sexton)
Subject: Re: M1 List

noise@io.org wrote:

>There are a few places to post info about new mailing lists (NEW LIST
>ANNOUNCE being one of them). I still have a couple of administrative
>things to do to the list before I want announce it to the wide
>world. Hopefully I’ll be doing most of this stuff tonight.

I already posted the mailing list info on my M1 page. I hope that’s
ok. My website only recieves about 1000 hits a month so it probably
won’t amount to much.

>So far, how’s it been? Anyone having trouble subscribing?

smooth sailing for me so far.

——————————————–
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, 22 Aug 1995 15:03:00 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: PCM data

Does anyone know how to move PCM data into and out of the Korg M1
memory? I would like to backup the original PCM info before using any
cards, or downloading any new PCM data from other Korg cards.

I’m using a Mac, BTW, but if you have PC info, you might as well post
it. This is good FAQ material.

Thank you,

Zenon M. Feszczak

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Date: Tue, 22 Aug 1995 16:16:48 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: PCM data -Reply

Well, I might as well reply to my own question, to the two other
people on this list so far.

I just spoke with Korg tech support. The PCM data in the Korg M1 CAN
NOT BE CHANGED. You can’t download from a PCM card into the M1. So
those card pairs (sound + PCM cards) have to be used together.

Boring, frustrating, and annoying. But hey, it’s 1988 technology.
Whaddaya expect?

Love that Mono Synth sound on the original programs.

——————————

From: noise@io.org
Subject: Done configuring !

Well, I’ve done about all the configuring on this mail list that I
think needs to be done, so hopefully everything should still be
working ok. Advertising the list should now be ok.

I’ve added a “reply to” header in the address of the mail messages so
when you want to reply to a message, the whole list will also get a
copy. (The default setting for Majordomo, the mailing list manager,
is
to have the replies to any message go only to the person who
originally posted. Seems like kinda dumb default setting to me.)
Hopefully this should work.

I’ve added some text at the bottom of the messages that include the
subscription information to eliminate the need for anyone to send
unsubscribe messages to the posting address.

Just a reminder the address for posting to the M1 mailing list is
korg-m1-l@io.org.
thats a lower-case L after the m1 not a number one as some might
think. For some reason my ISP wanted to keep the “L” in there.

Anyways, hope this list proves useful! And if the mailing list
program seems to be going wonky, just drop me a note at
noise@io.org

later

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To: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: PCM data -Reply

>Well, I might as well reply to my own question, to the two other
>people on this list so far.

>I just spoke with Korg tech support. The PCM data in the Korg M1 CAN
>NOT BE CHANGED. You can’t download from a PCM card into the M1. So
>those card pairs (sound + PCM cards) have to be used together.

>Boring, frustrating, and annoying. But hey, it’s 1988 technology.
>Whaddaya expect?

>Love that Mono Synth sound on the original programs.

Did you actually get NEW SOUNDS with the PCM cards or are they just
patches of the existing sounds? I guess the chance of finding any
would be pretty small.

wondering…

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Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 00:40:44 -0400
From: jdaub@intacc.net (Jody Daub)
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

Hello All,

Glad to see an M1 list!

>>4. Are there any hidden functions and/or resets?
snip!
>>4. I’m not sure about this but I have heard that they exist.

You should be able to initialize the entire bank of program and combi

presets like so:
i) M1 power OFF.
ii) Press and hold down INT, CARD, and COMBI buttons.
iii) M1 power ON.

*All* presets will be reset to a default value.

Cheers,
JOD

Jody Daub
http://www.ottawa.net/~jdaub/

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

>You should be able to initialize the entire bank of program and
>combi presets like so:
>i) M1 power OFF.
>ii) Press and hold down INT, CARD, and COMBI buttons.
>iii) M1 power ON.
>*All* presets will be reset to a default value.

>Jody Daub
>http://www.ottawa.net/~jdaub/

Gee, do you mean that the program names and combination names go back
to the originals? I just tried it and doesnt seem to work. It does
give you the ROM # though..What does it tell you when it boots up?

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Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 13:17:21 -0400
From: jsexton@gate.net (John Sexton)
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

>>You should be able to initialize the entire bank of program and
>>combi presets like so:
>>i) M1 power OFF.
>>ii) Press and hold down INT, CARD, and COMBI buttons.
>>iii) M1 power ON.
>>*All* presets will be reset to a default value.

>>Jody Daub
>>http://www.ottawa.net/~jdaub/

>Gee, do you mean that the program names and combination names go back
>to the originals? I just tried it and doesnt seem to work. It does
>give you the ROM # though..What does it tell you when it boots up?

Lets make this a little more confusing, eh. I tried that key combo and
what I got was 100 programs called “Init Prog” and 100 combinations
called “Init Combi” and a song 0 called “New Song” indicating
100%Free. In other words a totally INITIALIZED machine. BTW all the
programs/combis sound like the straight piano multisample which of
coure is the #000 waveform. This would be a great crash course in M1
programming if you had no sysex or rom cards to back up from.

——————————————–
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, 24 Aug 1995 13:23:50 -0400
From: jsexton@gate.net (John Sexton)
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

>4. Apparently, if you boot your M1 while holding down the <INT> and
> <CARD> keys, it will tell you what version of the ROM you have. My M1
>gives its rom as #06. This Friday I plan to take my M1 into the store
>where I bought it to get the ROM updated. I’ll see if I can borrow the
>tech docs to grab any interesting tidbits to share with you all.

Mine says #28. BTW Jody’s Key combo was different. It was
<INT>
<CARD>
<COMBI>
which initializes the machine.

——————————————–
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, 24 Aug 1995 12:59:36 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
To: korg-m1-l@io.org,

Subject: Re: PCM data -Reply -Reply

Did you actually get NEW SOUNDS with the PCM cards or are they just
patches of the existing sounds? I guess the chance of finding any
would be pretty small.

wondering…

***********************************************************
noise
noise @io.org
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I didn’t get any cards yet, but I’m thinking of getting some. Most of
the Korg cards come in pairs: – a PCM card, which actually includes
new sampled sound date – a card of new patches, some using the
original Korg sounds, some using the new ones (so programs and combis
on this card)

So you should insert both cards in the two slots provided.

Z

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Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 19:57:56 GMT
From: GARDENS@beachmus.demon.co.uk (Sue Gardener)
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

John Sexton writes:
>Mine says #28.

Let’s indulge in some oneupmanship here! My ROM version is #29. Is
this the latest version?

Does this represent a difference in the PCM data? I noticed that at
least one of my programs was different in name to the list that comes
with Cakewalk. I don’t know whether this is due to the previous owner
programming his own sounds

(not unreasonable!) or due to my later ROM version. Have the
underlying PCM multisounds been the same from day 1?

Oh, and hello everybody, welcome to the list. Anybody care to kick
off some biog postings so we know who’s out there?

How about “Hi I’m Sue. I own a Korg M1” for starters?

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Sue
Gardener    gardens@beachmus.demon.co.uk
*** BeachMusic: Life’s a reach and then you gybe ***
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Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 13:56:21 -0700
From: Rick Knight <rknight@wpo.borland.com>
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ -Reply

WHO’s who out there. I’m Rick Knight: Northern California: T3 owner,
starting to feel dated in the technology dept. Definitely tired of
sequencing on board, looking into Vision or Performer for the Mac or
Cakewalk for Windows.

Cheers

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From: hbomb@easynet.co.uk
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 22:18:05 +0100
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

here are a few questions i would like to submit to the FAQ

1:what are the benefits of upgrading the korg m1 rom ?

2:can the user upgrade the korg m1 rom ?

3:is there a way to create your own pcm ?

4:can you install a disk drive to an early korg m1 ?

i like the idea for a mac/pc ftp. it will save a lot of time and help
the users not download the wrong formats of files

hbomb

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Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 16:42:03 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: Intro

So, let’s continue the introductions!

I’m in Philadelphia. Musical emphasis on drums, percussion, piano,
synthesizer.

Jazz, experimental, new music, ambient, ambient dub, Eastern European
music (especially Ukrainian).

My very primitive MIDI setup:

Macintosh SE/30 with external full-page monitor Mark of the Unicorn
Performer
PassPort interface
Korg M1

Admire: Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Robert Fripp, Michael Cretu, Kraftwerk,
Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, Manu Katche, Peter Gabriel, Rachmaninov,
Bach . . .

Best headphones:
Nakamachi – so light, such pure sound . . .

Best speakers:
Accoustat electrostatic.

Best neighbor reactions:
1. “I’m getting a migraine!”
2. “Sounds great! Now stop it.”
3. “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT NOISE?”
4. “My cat is dying!”

Dreaming of: A set of electronic drums. A good drum machine. A
sampling keyboard. A newer computer. Being able to play like Glenn Gould.
A jazz drum set for my M1. To live in Prague. A serious cup of coffee
and a cigarette.

That’s all for now . . .

Zenon M. Feszczak
Pseudo-Musician

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Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 15:27:05 -0700
From: Rick Knight <rknight@wpo.borland.com>
Subject: T3 note shifting

On the 01/W one can shift notes along several measures or an entire
track and you can specify the range (what notes to shift and how much
plus or minus). A cool feature and real convenient when limited to
the onboard sequencer. Anyone think of a clever way to do this on a Tx or
Mx synth w/o using a computer sequencer.

Rick

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From: hbomb@easynet.co.uk
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 23:28:41 +0100
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

greetings all

i am glad to see the list is up and running and hope that all will
learn and enjoy from it.the faq should be a good starting point for
discussion so what are all these different rom specs ? #19 i am paul
harris a battling m1 dabbler based in south london i use a pc,cubase
1.10,alesis sr16,roland mt32,gravis,m1 my musical interests vary from
jazz, worldmusic, and uplifting house

hbomb

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: PCM data -Reply -Reply -Re

>I didn’t get any cards yet, but I’m thinking of getting some. Most of
>the Korg cards come in pairs:
>- a PCM card, which actually includes
>  new sampled sound date
>-a card of new patches, some using the
>  original Korg sounds, some using the new ones (so programs and combis
>  on this card)

>So you should insert both cards in the two slots provided.

>Z

I know that you can get some PCM cards from some places (like Pro-Rec)
in the states but I thought that they were just patches of the
exsisting sounds. Was I in error?

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

>>>You should be able to initialize the entire bank of program and
>>>combi presets like so:
>>>i) M1 power OFF.
>>>ii) Press and hold down INT, CARD, and COMBI buttons.
>>>iii) M1 power ON.
>>>*All* presets will be reset to a default value.

>Lets make this a little more confusing, eh. I tried that key combo and
>what I got was 100 programs called “Init Prog” and 100 combinations
>called “Init Combi” and a song 0 called “New Song” indicating
>100%Free. In other words a totally INITIALIZED machine. BTW all the
>programs/combis sound like the straight piano multisample which of
>coure is the #000 waveform. This would be a great crash course in M1
>programming if you had no sysex or rom cards to back up from.

Really? I wonder why my machine won’t do this? Nothing seems to change
from the programs I had before. Maybe its cause its ROM version #06?
Or maybe cause its a rack mount?

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

>John Sexton writes:
>>Mine says #28.

>Let’s indulge in some oneupmanship here! My ROM version is #29.
>Is this the latest version?

You know, I’ve been having trouble when I was trying to dump sound back
and forth between the M1 and Edit One which is visual
editor/libraininiain (oh how the heck do you spell it?!!). I’ve got to
get this thing updated . . .

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: More Info then you want…

Hey Gang

I’m noise. Based in Toronto, Canada. I started this mailing list cause
I was surprised at the small amount of M1 info I could find on the
net.

I’m more of a Guitarist/Songwriter than a keyboardist. One of the
projects I’m involved in is a band called _Surface Noise_. We do a
sort of Public
Enemy-borrows-the-Jesus-and-Mary-Chain’s-van-but-won’t-give-their-keys-back
musical style. We deal with subjects like freedom of speech, copyright
reform, appropriation and for some reason, Diane Linkletter. We have a
release (called Copy-Cat Suicide) available here in Toronto and
Detroit. It includes 6 tracks, one extended mix and over 50 samples of
sounds taken from the release and some spoken word stuff that this
wacked out guy in New York keeps sending us. We also released a
anti-U2 compilation called _FU2_ as a response to the legal
persecution of the band Negativland. I think it might now be out on CD
in the states.

My playing style is a combination of Fred Frith, Mark Moreland and the
dead guy from the B-52’s (minimalist but very noisy). I was given the
nickname _Noise_ after I started doing some session work with some
keyboard only bands. They all had the latest and greatest samplers and
synths, and when I clicked on all of my old analog pedals. . . well
you get the idea.

We have a web page at:
http://www.io.org/~cme/MUSIC/ARTISTS/snoise.html

My home set-up is small. Just a M1R, a old Mirage sampler a Roland
keyboard controller, Mac LCIII and Alchemy and Ez Vision software.

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Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 20:18:51 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

>3: is there a way to create your own pcm ?

That would be great. I’m inclined to think that it is not possible
without whatever machine it is that creates PCM cards. The T3EX (and
the other T’s as well) can import user samples into a 1MB ram area.
The EX upgrade for the M1 does add the T3’s stock capabilities but
not the user ram option.

>4: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. One of my friends had one. I don’t know if it had
any significant features that are not available in any sysex floppy
device. BTW it worked from the midi port.

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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, 24 Aug 1995 20:58:03 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: Intro

At 04:42 PM 8/24/95 -0500, you wrote:
>So, let’s continue the introductions!

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 basement 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: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 01:09:17 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: PCM data -Reply -Reply

At 12:59 PM 8/24/95 -0500, Noise wrote:

>I know that you can get some PCM cards from some places (like Pro-Rec)
>in the states but I thought that they were just patches of the
>exsisting sounds. Was I in error?

No. The rom cards sold by Pro-Rec are rom cards only with no need for
additional PCM data. They’re also quite good IMHO.

>You know, I’ve been having trouble when I was trying to dump sound
>back and forth between the M1 and Edit One which is visual
>editor/librainininin (oh how the heck do you spell it?!!). I’ve got to
>get this thing updated . . .

I think the lower # rom in your case has more to do with yours being
the rackmount version. Since the rackmount came out later and probably
cannot use the M1’s OS verbatim you might have the latest version. I
know for sure this is the case with my Ensoniq ESQm. The Ensoniq
corporate website ( I wish Korg had a corporate website other than
that ad linked to the Keyboard mag online) has a listing of most
recent rom version for all of their units and the ESQ1 (the keyboard
version that came out earlier) had a much higher # than the ESQm. It
turned out I had the most up to date rom. As far as the sysex problems
go, I have them as well. I’ve adopted some strange measures to deal
with it. One thing that works for me is I turn off every other midi
device other than my computer and M1 when doing a transfer and I get
clean results more often. Also, I subscribe to the Cakewalk list and a
similar topic came up. It seems that older midi synths cannot handle
sysex data to be transmitted as fast as computers are often capable of
sending it. When the M1 came out the computers at the time were Mac
Plus’ and 286′ with 1MB of ram and a 20MB hard drive. Cakewalk allows
you to set up delays and buffers in the .ini files so older synths can
handle it. If you can dish out the dough, a commercial package like
Unisyn might be the way to go. You might even get some tech support.

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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: PCM data -Reply -Reply

>As far as the >sysex problems go, I have them as well. I’ve adopted
>some strange measures to deal with it. One thing that works for me is
>I turn off every other midi device other than my computer and M1 when
>doing a transfer and I get clean results more often. Also, I subscribe
>to the Cakewalk list and a similar topic came up. It seems that older
>midi synths cannot handle sysex data to be transmitted as fast as
>computers are often capable of sending it. When the M1 came out the
>computers at the time were Mac Plus’ and 286′ with 1MB of ram and a
>20MB hard drive. Cakewalk allows you to set up delays and buffers in
>the .ini files so older synths can handle it. If you can dish out the
>dough, a commercial package like Unisyn might be the way to go. You
>might even get some tech support.

Actually, Edit One is a commercial product. Its a small version of the
Galaxy product line from Opcode. For the most part its pretty cool.
Very graphic and makes my M1 much more understandable.

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: PCM data -Reply -Reply

>As far as the sysex problems go, I have them as well. I’ve adopted
>some strange measures to deal with it. One thing that works for me is
>I turn off every other midi device other than my computer and M1 when
>doing a transfer and I get clean results more often. Also, I subscribe
>to the Cakewalk list and a similar topic came up. It seems that older
>midi synths cannot handle sysex data to be transmitted as fast as
>computers are often capable of sending it. When the M1 came out the
>computers at the time were Mac Plus’ and 286′ with 1MB of ram and a
>20MB hard drive. Cakewalk allows you to set up delays and buffers in
>the .ini files so older synths can handle it. If you can dish out the
>dough, a commercial package like Unisyn might be the way to go. You
>might even get some tech support.

Actually, Edit One is a commercial product. Its a small version of the
Galaxy product line from Opcode. For the most part its pretty cool.
Very graphic and makes my M1 much more understandable.

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 09:18:14 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: Re: PCM data -Reply -Reply -Re -Reply

>I know that you can get some PCM cards from some places (like Pro-Rec)
>in the states but I thought that they were just patches of the
>exsisting sounds. Was I in error?

I’m not familiar with Pro-Rec. But I thought that the PCM cards, by
definition, include new waveform data. That’s why most of the Korg
cards come in pairs. One card is the PCM card including the new
sampled waveform data, and the other is the actual Program card with
the new patches.

3

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 09:23:13 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: UniSyn and the M1?

Good morning, all –

I’m considering buying Mark of the Unicorn’s UniSyn for the Macintosh,
as a patch editor/librarian. I already use Performer, and the two
programs are supposed to be well integrated. Still, it’s a $200
upgrade.

Any advice, praise, or dire warnings?

And does everyone have their copy of Orbital’s “Diversions” EP playing
yet? The Euro-Tunnel Disaster remix is a gift from sequencer heaven.

3

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 09:26:31 -0500
From: “Zenon M. Feszczak” <FESZCZAK@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU>
Subject: Sources for M1 Sounds

Hello, again –

Another idea for the FAQ is to start a list of sources for M1 sounds.
Commercial and otherwise.

Here’s a couple I’ve discovered:

Kid Nepro: (718)-642-7802

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

Zenon M. Feszczak

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 11:49:35 -0400
From: jdaub@intacc.net (Jody Daub)
Subject: Re: Intro

Hey All,

>So, let’s continue the introductions!

My name is Jody Daub. I studied percussion at the University of Ottawa.
I now spend most of my time writing electronic music.

I own the following thingy’s:
Korg M1
Yamaha TG55
Tascam Porta One 4-track
486 PC running Cakewalk Pro ver. 3.00
Roland Pad-5 MIDI triggers

I have made available some M1 patches on my web page ( see below ). I
believe John Sexton has all these, and more, on his page.

I dig Frank Zappa, Marcel Duchamp, Hermann Hesse, Henry Miller and
more…

My ROM data is #29. So, everybody can either call me Jod, or #29.

Jody Daub
http://www.ottawa.net/~jdaub/

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 11:49:37 -0400
From: jdaub@intacc.net (Jody Daub)
Subject: Initializing M1

Hey,

One thing J. Sexton and I forgot to mention: After initializing the M1,
the ( System ) Exclusive is disabled in Global mode. Be sure to enable
this MIDI filter before dumping/receiving sysex data.

>Really? I wonder why my machine won’t do this? Nothing seems to
>change from the programs I had before. Maybe its cause its ROM
version >#06? Or maybe cause its a rack mount?

Sorry, can’t help you. Have you tried other button combinations? A
friend of mine owns an EXM1R – I’ll see what his machine can do.

JOD

Jody Daub
http://www.ottawa.net/~jdaub/

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 09:28:30 -0700
From: Rick Knight <rknight@wpo.borland.com>
Subject: Re: Intro -Reply

John,

USF grad! I was just back there (Tampa) to visit my folks. Too damn
humid for this Northern California boy. Let me see if I got this: you
live in Florida and you have a basement?

Anyway, I forgot to include my influences which are markedly
different than ones I’ve been reading in this thread:

Steely Dan/Donald Fagen, Gino Vanelli (yes, he’s still recording, his
new CD “Yonder Tree” is awesome jazz/pop fusion), Go West, Level 42,
Kenny Loggins, Joni Mitchell.

…yep, you guessed it, a thirtysomething.

Still waiting for some T3 chatter. Anyone hear of any good upgrades
for it? I have the last ROM upgrade which at least got it to stop
freezing up in sequencer mode.

TTFN
Rick

>>>John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net> 08/24/95 04:58pm

At 04:42 PM 8/24/95 -0500, you wrote:
>So, let’s continue the introductions!

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 basement 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: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 20:47:44 GMT
From: GARDENS@beachmus.demon.co.uk (Sue Gardener)
Subject: Intros

Thanks to everyone for their intros. I had better now expand my
intro:

I’m Sue. I’ve been ‘into’ music for half my life (I am of course one of
those ageless internet beings). I was in a few student bands some 10
years ago (oops! giveaway) playing guitar badly then bass not so
badly. I have now mellowed out and have a home setup. I am within a
few months off releasing my first DIY album, hopefully on CD, probably
on the NET. I’ve recently learnt the Bodhran (Celtic frame drum) in an
effort to avoid going totally ‘techno’

My gear:
Korg M1
Roland S760 sampler (less than 24hrs old)
Korg 05R/W
IBM PC 486DX33
Soundblaster 16 with Waveblaster synth daughter board (good!).
Cakewalk for win pro 2
Alesis Quadraverb GT
ART DXR
Spirit Folio Lite
home hifi
Bodhran (see above)

Acts I like (call them influences):
The Shamen, Portishead, Bjork, Capercaillie, Cranberries, INXS, Laurent
Voulzy, Mylene Farmer, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Mike Oldfield Nirvana,
Seal, Les negresses vertes, Clannad, Jean-Michel Jarre, Peter Gabriel,
Kate Bush, Japan, Allan Holdsworth, Jean-Jacques Goldman Eric Johnson,
Sting, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morisette, Level 42, Deep Forest, All About
Eve, Kraftwerk, the The, Stereo MCs and U2.

I work as a programmer. I’ve dabbled in MIDI software in my spare
time. I’ve written a set of MIDI performance tools to make live
playing easier. I’ll release them as shareware as soon as I get round
to writing the help (always the last thing to get done).

Feels like group therapy!

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Sue
Gardener    gardens@beachmus.demon.co.uk
*** BeachMusic: Life’s a reach and then you gybe ***
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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 18:33:31 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: Intros

At 08:47 PM 8/25/95 GMT, Sue wrote:

>I work as a programmer. I’ve dabbled in MIDI software in my spare
>time. I’ve written a set of MIDI performance tools to make live
>playing easier. I’ll release them as shareware as soon as I get round
>to writing the help (always the last thing to get done).

How about writing an M1 Editor/Librarian? Or maybe just an instrument
definition file for that Winsysex shareware program? I have attempted
the latter myself without results. Even when I thought I had figured
out exactly which sysex string to send the M1 I was wrong or at least
it didn’t work. Midi Implementation charts give me a headache. Just
an idea.

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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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korg-m1-l@io.org
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Why can’t I do this?

I’ve been using combi #099 on my M1R as my MIDI setup. Tracks 1-8 are
assigned to MIDI channels 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10. I use the last track for
my drum stuff.

I’m using Efex in parallel. I want to have most of tracks come out of
the main L/R outputs, but I’m trying to get the bass drum and snare
drum sounds to come out of outputs C and D respectively. The rest of
the kit I want to come out of the L/R outs. I’ve used the <GLOBAL>
page to set the drum sound pans and it works when it it’s in <PROGRAM>
mode. When it <COMBI> mode the bass and snare drum sounds still come
out of the L/R outs! (I want to use different amounts of reverb on the
snare and bass drums).

What an I doing wrong? I’ve read the manual, fooled around with it for
hours, cursed at it, insulted it, shook my fist at it; nothing seems
to work. Any ideas?

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: UniSyn and the M1?

>Good morning, all –

>I’m considering buying Mark of the Unicorn’s UniSyn for the
>Macintosh, as a patch editor/librarian. I already use Performer, and
>the two programs are supposed to be well integrated. Still, it’s a
>$200 upgrade.

>Any advice, praise, or dire warnings?

I’m using a one device editor from Opcode called Edit-One (based on
their Galaxy software). For the most part, it worked great. Now
however, it won’t shuffle stuff between my Mac and my M1R anymore. It
might be my ROM revision or a MIDI speed thing.

Edit One is being discontinued so it only cost me $100.00. It did make
the M1 much more understandable. I’ve never heard anything about
UniSyn.

Hope this helps

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Date: Mon, 28 Aug 1995 19:54:54 GMT
From: GARDENS@beachmus.demon.co.uk (Sue Gardener)
Subject: Re: Why dan’t I do this?

Have you tried switching Pan3 and Pan4 in the effects section to OFF?
These pan the outputs of C and D to A and B post FX.

>I’ve been using combi #099 on my M1R as my MIDI setup. Tracks 1-8 are
>assigned to MIDI channels 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10. I use the last track for
>my drum stuff.

>I’m using Efex in parallel. I want to have most of tracks come out of
>the main L/R outputs, but I’m trying to get the bass drum and snare
>drum sounds to come out of outputs C and D respectively. The rest of
>the kit I want to come out of the L/R outs. I’ve used the <GLOBAL>
>page to set the drum sound pans and it works when it it’s in <PROGRAM>
>mode. When it <COMBI> mode the bass and snare drum sounds still come
>out of the L/R outs! (I want to use different amounts of reverb on the
>snare and bass drums).

>What an I doing wrong? I’ve read the manual, fooled around with it
>for hours, cursed at it, insulted it, shook my fist at it; nothing
>seems to work. Any ideas?

—————————————————————————
Sue
Gardener    gardens@beachmus.demon.co.uk
*** BeachMusic: Life’s a reach and then you gybe ***

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Date: Tue, 29 Aug 95 10:14:36
From: egp@ideas.com (Edward Plant)
Subject: new guy

Hello all,

I have an M1, which I’m using as the keyboard controller/external
synth in a system with a couple of Turtle Beach sound cards (Monterey
and Tropez) in a 100MHz Pentium. My software includes Cakewalk Pro,
Quad (Turtle Beach 4-track hard disk recording software), and Finale.
Anyone else out there configured similarly?

Also, being new to the list I’ll waste no time in asking everyone’s
favorite question – where do I find the treasure trove of great M1
sounds out there? Is there a FAQ for this list with this kind of info?
I’m particularly interested in brass instrument sounds (french horn,
trombone, baritone).

Thanks! and have a nice day…

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Edward Plant,

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Date: Tue, 29 Aug 1995 07:28:03 -0700
From: daviddb@ix.netcom.com (David Berry )
Subject: Re: Hello, anyone there ?

>Also, there was a machine (don’t know if it still exists) wchich
>could be plugged into PCM CARD slot. It could store samples, and it
>had sampling capabilities itself. I would appreciate any info on
>this.

There’s a machine that gives the M1 sampling capabilities? I’d love
to get more info on this…

Anybody?

Dave

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From: mvelchec%nhqvax.dnet@rapnet.sanders.lockheed.com
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 95 10:51:21 -0400
To: “owner-korg-m1-l@io.org
Subject: RE: Hello, anyone there ?

I believe that the M1 expansion which could be plugged into the PCM
card slot is (was?) called the Frontal Lobe. I’ll try to locate more
info on this for you. As for the EX upgrade— personally, I think
that it’s a good idea. I own a T2, and I think that the M1’s EX
upgrade will give you all of the sounds that I have. Granted, the
sounds are a bit dated, but I’m still getting a lot of mileage out of
the T2.

Mike

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Date:    Tue, 29 Aug 95 15:38:10 CET
From: Jacek Latanowicz <JACK%PLPUAM11@plearn.edu.pl>
Subject:    Hello, anyone there ?

Hello Korg users, anyone here ?

If yes, than quick question. Anybody knows the M1-expansion kit which
makes M1 an EX ? Is it worth buying, what does it add besides new PCMs?
Also, there was a machine (don’t know if it still exists) wchich
could be plugged into PCM CARD slot. It could store samples, and it
had sampling capabilities itself. I would appreciate any info on
this.

an Korg M1 user (4 years now),

Jacek L.

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Date: Tue, 29 Aug 1995 11:59:16 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: new guy

At 10:14 AM 8/29/95 EDT, you wrote:
>Hello all,

>Also, being new to the list I’ll waste no time in asking everyone’s
>favorite question – where do I find the treasure trove of great M1
>sounds out there? Is there a FAQ for this list with this kind of info?
>I’m particularly interested in brass instrument sounds (french horn,
>trombone, baritone).

The FAQ is in the process of being created. Here are some sites that
were recommended by hbomb last week that should get you started:

http://www.webcom.com/~cgould/midi.html

http://www.midilink.com/users/midilink/

http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/m1.htm

http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/midipage.htm

——————————————–
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, 29 Aug 1995 12:10:50 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: Hello, anyone there ?

At 03:38 PM 8/29/95 CET, you wrote:
>If yes, than quick question. Anybody knows the M1-expansion kit which
>makes M1 an EX? Is it worth buying, what does it add besides new PCMs?

I’m not exactly sure what the EX upgrade adds specificly. I think it
adds new PCMs, another bank of 100PROGs and 100 COMBIs and more
sequencer memory. If anyone has the EX upgrade out there please tell
all of us the details. As far as the question, is it worth it? the
answer probably depends on your needs and the price you find. I called
Korg direct about the EX upgrade and they didn’t have it anymore. They
did transfer my call to a dealer who had some in stock. He wanted me
to ship him my M1 and the cost would be $350 for the EX module
installed. I thought that was too expensive for what you get so I
didn’t do it. Has anyone else found a better deal.

>Also, there was a machine (don’t know if it still exists) wchich
>could be plugged into PCM CARD slot. It could store samples, and it
>had sampling capabilities itself. I would appreciate any info on
>this.

Do you remember the name?

——————————————–
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, 29 Aug 1995 10:23:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: Hello, anyone there ?

In regards to the EX expansion to the M1, I did it. It basically gives
you the T-series sounds, but you have to put a card in to get the
B-bank of T-series sounds. My sequencer memory didn’t improve, but it
dramatically improved my M1. If you don’t want to sell your M1 and you
don’t want to buy a new keyboard, it’s a pretty good thing to do. I
have a T1 now and the sounds still sound good, when I use them right.

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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From: noise@io.org
Subject: our little list…

Well, it seems that out little mailing list has grown to over 50
members! I guess the net DID need this mailing list (I was wondering
what the response would be since there was so little info on the M1 on
the net).

Maybe some of the new people would like to send out intros; you know
who you are, your set-up, what kind of music your into, etc. Some of
the older members (the old guard who have been here for almost 2
WEEKS!) probably not mind sending out their original intro-posts
again.

Here is mine:

Hey Gang

I’m noise. Based in Toronto, Canada. I started this mailing list cause
I was surprised at the small amount of M1 info I could find on the
net.

I’m more of a Guitarist/Songwriter than a keyboardist. One of the
projects I’m involved with is a band called _Surface Noise_. We do a
sort of Public Enemy-borrows-the-Jesus-and-Mary-Chain’s-van-but-
won’t-give-their-keys-back musical style. We deal with subjects like
freedom of speech, copyright reform, appropriation and for some
reason, Diane Linkletter. We have a release (called Copy-Cat Suicide
reviewed in FactSheet 5) available here in Toronto and Detroit. It
includes 6 tracks, one extended mix and over 50 samples of sounds
taken from the release and some spoken word stuff that this wacked out
guy in New York keeps sending us (even available on 8-track!). We also
released a anti-U2 compilation called _FU2_ as a response to the legal
persecution of the band Negativland. I think it might now be out on CD
in the states.

My playing style is a combination of Fred Frith, Mark Moreland and the
dead guy from the B-52’s (minimalist but very noisy). I was given the
nickname _Noise_ after I started doing some session work with some
keyboard only bands. They all had the latest and greatest samplers and
synths, and when I clicked on all of my old analog distortion (4)
pedals. . . well you get the idea.

We have a web page at:
http://www.io.org/~cme/MUSIC/ARTISTS/snoise.html

My home set-up is small. Just a M1R, a old Mirage sampler a Roland
keyboard controller, Roland M-120 rack-mount mixer, Mac LCIII and
Alchemy and Ez Vision software. I also have a 1967 Vako Orchestron
(with Rick Wakemans signature in it!). It’s kinda like Mellotron but
uses clear plastic disks instead.

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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 09:00:56 -0700
From: daviddb@ix.netcom.com (David Berry )
Subject: Yo!

Hey,

I’m Dave. I live in Tampa, FL. I have had my M1 for about 10 months
(bought it for $400!). I got it originally for some strings and others
stuff I might want to incorporate into my music (I originally was a
guitarist). At the time, that was rock/hard rock/thrash/etc. But,
January rolled around (pun intended) and I went to my first rave. I
could not stand techno music before and I still really can’t. I really
LOVE trance, house, acid, ambient, etc. and they all seem to fall
under “techno” to the mainstream. Since January ’95, all I’ve been
listening to is trance, house, acid, ambient, etc. Anyway, I’ve since
started a project creating trancey, acidey music w/ killer power drum
grooves.

My current electronic instrument set-up consists of:
Nord Lead
Korg M1
Roland JX-3P
Roland SH-101
Casio CZ-101
Roland TR-606
Roland R70
Alesis SR-16
IBM PC comp. w/ AWE32 (8MB RAM) for samples

plus a ton of other effects, mixers, guitars, amps and stuff…. 🙂

I want to get the most out of my M1 and some really killer sounds,
too..

Anybody else into similar music?

Let me know,
Dave

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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 10:56:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Spamboy <randy@isaac.biola.edu>
Subject: Re: our little list…

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

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From: Christophe DUPERTHUY <cduper@rfv.insa-lyon.fr>
Subject: Hi there…
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 95 19:16:06 METDST

Hi there, I’m quite new in this Mailing List.

I’m “learning to make research” ;=) on computer vision (PhD for one
year now). But I bought a M1 four years ago (about 2000$ !!! at this
time… snif ;=) . My problem is that a haven’t enough time to play
music (I’m not a “musician” ) so, for now I can’t bring you
interesting things about my M1. I’m about to buy a Pentium 100 with
Multimedia. The sound card is an Audio Excel 16bit ; I don’t know if
it’s a good one (I can’t change it for now) Have you suggestions for :
– changing some origine sounds without loosing them (will it be
possible to “stock” all sounds of my M1 on the PC?). – Is there good
soft (not expensive of course ;=)) to create sounds… – Will you eat
me if I’m a novice ?

Oh sorry ! It’s 19h15 (here in France – yes I know ; stop all
nuclear…). My teacher waits for me at 19h30 for dinner ! Bye ! See
you soon.

Chris.

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Vision Crystal

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…

He told me that one of the Keyboard mags did a M1 sound review of a
bunch of companies that release M1 patches and he said that Voice
Crystal got a very high rating. I told him about our growing mailing
list and he was very excited. Voice Crystal is going to be putting up
a WEB page in about a month or so, where you could download some demos
of their patches.

They sell the patches exclusively on cards. He gave me the following
prices: $65.00 each card or the set of all five they offer for
$225.00. I asked him to send me some brochures, I’ll post more info
after I receive them.

Gee, if this mailing list gets big enough, maybe we could talk a
couple of companies to give some kinda discount….?

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To: korg-m1-l@io.org
From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Hello, anyone there ?

Spamboy wrote:
>If you don’t want to sell your M1 and you don’t want
>to buy a new keyboard, it’s a pretty good thing to do. I have a T1 now
>and the sounds still sound good, when I use them right.

(read like Batman) Truer words could not be spoken Spamboy!…Strange…
so many think that technology…will enable them to become…more
creative. When all they have to do is…master what they have. It’s up
to us to help them! Quick Spamboy, to the Net’Poles!

——————————

From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: our little list…

>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

It is! This is a new list so it might take a while to get all the
models represented.

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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 22:03:14 -0400
From: Saul Rosenberg <minderbinder@mail.aqua.net>
Subject: Initial Settings for the Korg and Midi Patch for Cakewalk

I am looking to find a ramcard with the Korg M1 initial settings, and
a Midi Patch to Patch to Cakewalk Home Studio for the M1.

By the way I’m new..

26 years old, non musician… programming type… likes Vangellis….
and thinks MIDI is really nifty. Are there any other Cakewalk users
here?

Minderbinder

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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 23:07:31 -0500
From: stenseth@mcs.net (Craig & Dawn Stenseth)
Subject: Intro & drum map question

Hi, Just found out about this list & s*bscribed. Does anyone know if
it’s possible to program the drum map on the M1 to sort of ‘mimic’
General MIDI? I’m not too concerned about the more exotic percussion
stuff (agogo, whistle, whatever), I’d just like to send bass, snare,
open hihat, closed hihat, etc. from my sequencer and/or accompanyment
software, and have the M1 act like a drum machine (but better sounding
than my TR-505). Sorry for the programming ignorance; and yes, I do
have the back issue of Electronic Musician with ‘M1:Drum Machine of
the Gods’ or something… It just isn’t sinking in…

Craig

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Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 00:14:47 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: Initial Settings for the Korg and Midi Patch for Cakewalk

At 10:03 PM 8/30/95 -0400, you wrote:
>I am looking to find a ramcard with the Korg M1 initial settings, and
>a Midi Patch to Patch to Cakewalk Home Studio for the M1. By the way
>I’m new.. 26 years old, non musician… programming type… likes
>Vangellis…. and thinks MIDI is really nifty. Are there any other
>Cakewalk users here?

You can get the factory patches at my M1 page as well as several other
places.

http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/m1.htm

I am also a Cakewalk user and I created an instrument definition for
the M1 factory set. I will email it to you if you want.

——————————————–
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, 31 Aug 1995 01:31:21 -0400
From: jdaub@intacc.net (Jody Daub)
Subject: Re: Initial Settings for the Korg and Midi Patch for Cakewalk

Minderbender wrote:

>I am looking to find a ramcard with the Korg M1 initial settings,

You can download the factory presets (if that’s what you mean by
initial settings) and another four banks of patches from my home
page.

>and a Midi Patch to Patch to Cakewalk Home Studio for the M1.

What exactly do you mean by this? Do you need some kind of Sysex dump
utility? I’m still not sure whether CW Home Studio has one of those.
If you *do* need a Sysex utility, John Sexton’s got one on his page
(http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/index.htm) – don’t you John?

Cheers,
JOD
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e-mail: jdaub@ottawa.net    http://www.ottawa.net/~jdaub/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 01:31:24 -0400
From: jdaub@intacc.net (Jody Daub)
Subject: Re: Hi there…

Chris wrote:

>Have you suggestions for :
>- changing some origine sounds without loosing them (will it be >
possible to “stock” all sounds of my M1 on the PC?).

No problem. All you need is one of the many System Exclusive utilities
available around the net. I can only remember the name of the one
available on John Sexton’s page
(http://www.gate.net/~jsexton/index.htm) – WSysex. These are usually
simple to use, librarian type programs that enable you to edit and
store patches for future use.

>- Is there good soft (not expensive of course ;=)) to create >    >
sounds…

Good question. *Is* there a shareware or freeware M1 editor in
existence? If no, why not? I know, I know – I haven’t bothered,
either.

>- Will you eat me if I’m a novice ?

I can’t keep myself from breaking into a full fledged giggle.

Cheers,
JOD
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e-mail: jdaub@ottawa.net    http://www.ottawa.net/~jdaub/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Intro & drum map question

>Hi,
>Just found out about this list & s*bscribed. Does anyone know if
>it’s possible to program the drum map on the M1 to sort of ‘mimic’
>General MIDI? I’m not too concerned about the more exotic percussion
>stuff (agogo, whistle, whatever), I’d just like to send bass, snare,
>open hihat, closed hihat, etc. from my sequencer and/or accompanyment
>software, and have the M1 act like a drum machine (but better
>sounding than my TR-505).

Yes you can. First you have to get a hold of the General MIDI
note-specs then go through the Drum sets and change the note maps
manually.

I did it through the front panel and it worked for a while. Then I got
hold of a bunch of M1 sysex dumps from the net which of course
replaced all the hard work I did to my drum maps. (Doh!) If you have a
visual editor for your computer it would be a lot easier. I’ve been
using Edit One software on the Mac and it worked for a while but I
think my M1r is a bit screwy. I have a utility written by Barry Kirsch
(bkirsch@nadc.nadc.navy.mil) which somehow changes your midi files to
match the note maps of various synths but so far I haven’t been able
to figure out how it works.

I’ll take a look through my files and see if I can find the General
MIDI specs.

——————————

From: noise@io.org
Subject: Vision Crystal

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…

He told me that one of the Keyboard mags did a M1 sound review of a
bunch of companies that release M1 patches and he said that Voice
Crystal got a very high rating. I told him about our growing mailing
list and he was very excited. Voice Crystal is going to be putting up
a WEB page in about a month or so, where you could download some demos
of their patches.

They sell the patches exclusively on cards. He gave me the following
prices: $65.00 each card or the set of all five they offer for
$225.00. I asked him to send me some brochures, I’ll post more info
after I receive them.

Gee, if this mailing list gets big enough, maybe we could talk a
couple of companies to give some kinda discount….?

——————————

From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: Drum map question

>>Does anyone know if it’s possible to program the drum map on the M1
>>to sort of ‘mimic’ General MIDI? I’d like to send bass, snare, open
>>hihat, closed hihat, etc. from my sequencer, and have the M1 act like
>>a drum machine

>Which sequencer do you use? I solved this (with Opcode’s Vision) by
>creating a “transpose map” that routes the GM notes to the M1’s. This
>probably doesn’t work with your accompaniment software though. Anyway,
>this solution saved me a lot of programming, since creating a new
>drumkit isn’t exactly a whole lot of fun…
>Chris

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

——————————

Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 22:55:41 +0200
From: smalt@nnet.nedernet.nl (Chris Smalt)
Subject: Re: Drum map question

>Does anyone know if it’s possible to program the drum map on the M1 to
>sort of ‘mimic’ General MIDI? I’d like to send bass, snare, open
>hihat, closed hihat, etc. from my sequencer, and have the M1 act like
>a drum machine

Which sequencer do you use? I solved this (with Opcode’s Vision) by
creating a “transpose map” that routes the GM notes to the M1’s. This
probably doesn’t work with your accompaniment software though. Anyway,
this solution saved me a lot of programming, since creating a new
drumkit isn’t exactly a whole lot of fun…

Chris

——————————

Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 21:05:39 -0400
From: John Sexton <jsexton@gate.net>
Subject: Re: M1 FAQ

OK since this discussion has waned a bit already I decided to cut and
paste what has already been said into some rag tag kind of document
that paraphrases and/or quotes the ideas posted here on the list to
this thread. I credited all contributors (hopefully I didn’t leave
anyone out) at the end. Please remember this is as UNOFFICIAL as it
gets. This should at least rekindle some discussion.

horrifyingly disjunct, incomplete and illinformed FAQ begins here:
——————————————————————————

KORG M1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS LIST
[alpha version 0.1] (a very limited, and probably incorrect version)

1. What is an M1?
2. How can I restore the factory patches?
3. How does the M1 make sounds?
4. Are there any hidden functions and/or resets?
5. What are the benefits of upgrading the korg m1 rom ?
6. Can the user upgrade the korg m1 rom ?
7. Is there a way to create your own pcm ?
8. Can you install a disk drive to an early korg m1 ?

*Contributors are listed at the end of this document.

1. What is an M1?

A.>It is a workstation keyboard. Since it was one of the first and the
best of its kind at the time it sort of defined what a keyboard
workstation was and still is, basically, today. It has Programs,
Combintions and Sequences. 100/100/10 of each respectively. The
Programs (sounds) are built from ROM based multisamples which can be
expanded through the use of PCM data cards which fit in a slot in the
back. There is also a ROM/RAM card slot in the top of the unit for
additional programs/combinations/sequences. The midi implementation is
very good. Only a very advanced user would ever find its few
limitations midi-wise. It has 16 note polyphony, can produce up to 8
simultaneous timbres (either split/layer or multi as a combination or
sequence) has a 16 track sequencer with the ability to store up to 10
songs. It has 2 independant effects processors for
reverb/delay/chorus/flange/phase/exciter etc… which can be routed in
serial or parallel to a program/combi/sequence. It is good at
producing instrument simulations (piano, bass, sax, guitar, flutes,
drums, etc…) but is not as convincing making synthy sounds since the
standard sine/square/saw/etc… waves are sampled rather than
generated by an oscillator and the filter section is fairly limited.
It has a decent sized LCD readout and the operating system is fairly
intuitive. All data can be backed up seperately as program data,
combination data, global data and sequence data or backed up as bulk
(all of the above) to a sysex device. Individual sounds, programs,
sequences can be backed up to a RAM card or through the use of an
editor/librarian. Overall I think it has a warm/ambient/thick sound
and can be used in virtually any style of music. It is one of the top
selling keyboards of all time which is either good or bad depending on
your viewpoint. There are plenty of third party sounds available for
it. I like mine a lot even though I wish it were more programmable but
nevertheless I find it indispensible and for the price irreplaceable.

2. How can I restore the factory patches?

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

3. How does the M1 make sounds?

A.> Using AI Synthesis.

4.Are there any hidden functions and/or resets?

A.> Apparently, if you boot your M1 while holding down the <INT> and
<CARD> keys, it will tell you what version of the ROM you have. My M1
gives its rom as #06. This Friday I plan to take my M1 into the store
where I bought it to get the ROM updated. I’ll see if I can borrow the
tech docs to grab any interesting tidbits to share with you all.

You should be able to initialize the entire bank of program and combi
presets like so:
i) M1 power OFF.
ii) Press and hold down INT, CARD, and COMBI buttons.
iii) M1 power ON.
*All* presets will be reset to a default value.

Lets make this a little more confusing, eh. I tried that key combo and
what I got was 100 programs called “Init Prog” and 100 combinations
called “Init Combi” and a song 0 called “New Song” indicating
100%Free. In other words a totally INITIALIZED machine. BTW all the
programs/combis sound like the straight piano multisample which of
coure is the #000 waveform. This would be a great crash course in M1
programming if you had no sysex or rom cards to back up from.

5. What are the benefits of upgrading the korg m1 rom?

A.> Who knows?

6. Can the user upgrade the korg m1 rom?

A.> Maybe?

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

That would be great. I’m inclined to think that it is not possible
without whatever machine it is that creates PCM cards. The T3EX (and
the other T’s as well) can import user samples into a 1MB ram area.
The EX upgrade for the M1 does add the T3’s stock capabilities but not
the user ram option.

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. One of my friends had one. I don’t know if it had
any significant features that are not available in any sysex floppy
device. BTW it worked from the midi port I think.

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jsexton@gate.net
noise@io.org
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Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 22:41:22 -0500
To: noise@io.org
From: stenseth@mcs.net (Craig & Dawn Stenseth)
Subject: Re: Intro & drum map question

>Yes you can. First you have to get a hold of the General MIDI
>note-specs then go through the Drum sets and change the note maps
>manually.

I’ve got the list of Gen MIDI drum note numbers. I just am not clear
on whether each key can be mapped to any drum sound.

>I did it through the front panel and it worked for a while. Then I
>got hold of a bunch of M1 sysex dumps from the net which of course
>replaced all the hard work I did to my drum maps. (Doh!)

Glad to hear someone else does this. One reason I’ve never spent much
time programming a decent Combi is that I keep getting new Programs
loaded, screwing up the Combi that uses the old sounds.

Craig

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From: noise@io.org
Subject: Re: our little list…

>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.

The Korg M1, M1R, M3, M3R Mailing list

Way back in the early days of the internet, I ran an internet mailing list for the Korg M1 series of keyboards. I’ve posted some of the messages that I have in my archives from that list. Some amazing stuff was posted on that list by people who knew much more than I about the Korg M1. I hope this may help the folks still using the old work horse. I know I get a good use of it still.