The M1 was and still is a popular and widely used digital synthesizer and music workstation. The M1 features built-in AI Synthesis for full digital generation and processing using 4MB of PCM sampled and synthesized waveforms which can be shaped using analog-style editing. The M1 is capable of creating acoustic instruments with clarity, nice digital sounds and good buzzy techno sounds. The M1 is sort of like a workstation-version of the Roland D-50.
In addition to its acclaimed sound, it has a somewhat sophisticated 8-track sequencer. It holds 10 songs and 100 patterns and up to 7,700 notes, and offers full quantizing and editing. Full MIDI implementation suites the M1 ideally for studio production and MIDI system use. Up to 8 parts of multitimbrality with the 8 track sequencer makes for a powerful machine. Add to that a host of digital multi-effects and you've got one of the most widely and professionally used Korg synthesizers around.
Let me guess: you're trying to get a thousand bucks for a Korg M1 covered with drool, missing most of its slider knobs, with cigarette burns on the keys, but no-one wants it?
...same... A rompler could loop its sound, but but the "snippets" are still substantial in length, as in the Korg M1. There is no "artificial" extension of a super-tiny wave. The idea of using only a tiny portion of sampled sound and then using synthesizing/processing to generate the rest actually came later, with the...
Oops I should've specified that I was using VSTs, Arturia Prophet for the Prophet 5, Korg M1 VST for the M1 and Arturia DX7 for the DX7, pretty sure it's production from the box, that's at least how 99% of mainstream producers operate right now
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