Summer NAMM: Korg Releases Free M1 Sound Library For Krome

Music workstation gets 100 Programs and 100 Combinations   12-Jul-13

Korg has announced the release of a free bonus sound library for the KROME Music Workstation that focuses on some of the most recognizable sounds from Korg's original Music Workstation - the iconic M1. The M1 for Krome collection offers 100 Programs and 100 Combinations, which were intricately ported for use in KROME. The download also includes a collection of 10 demo sequences featuring the M1 sounds.

About Korg M1:
Originally launched in 1988, M1 represented the first in what would become a new genre of instrument - the Music Workstation. Featuring PCM-based sounds that were ahead of their time, multi-effects, and an eight-track onboard sequencer, M1 helped musicians create complete, professional productions on a single, integrated product. It went on to become one of the top-selling keyboards of its time.

Program highlights include:

  • F000 Universe - Ambient, ethereal, and one of the most recognizable and unique sounds the M1 had to offer
  • F001 Piano 16' - The classic M1 piano remains a staple within multiple genres of music today. It's recreated here with its unmistakable timbre and attack
  • F017 Organ 2 - Over the years, this distinctive organ sound became a staple bass sound for some quite notable house and pop tracks
  • F030 Lore - Another distinct ambient sound effect; bathed in rich reverb to provide a "liquid" sound all its own
  • F046 Slap Bass - The uniquely sharp electric bass sound that went on to become the sound of a very popular TV sitcom in the 1990s

Combination highlights include:

  • D000 FilmScore - A moody meeting of choirs, pianos and tubular bells
  • D009 Bass & Piano - A go-to split ideal for solo gigs, featuring the well-known M1 piano and a smooth acoustic upright bass
  • D063 Madness - An edgy, highly metallic solo sound with a timbre all its own
  • D077 Sax Section - A expressive brass section suitable for a wide range of uses
  • D089 Luna-Pad - FM-like bells meet analog-style strings to create a combination that cuts through while adding a warm, spatial pad to the mix

Pricing and Availability:
M1 for KROME is now available as a free download.

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Chris    Said...

Wow, what a exiting news... awsome idea... A very kreative company.... ;-( GIVE US MONOPOLY FOR IPAD!!!!

12-Jul-13 05:10 AM

DRUM    Said...

it is cool but Korg did you forget for m3 users or oasys obsolete great device,.??since korg update for m3 OS is 2 or 3 years ago Shame on you korg

will go for yamaha support and synnth or kurzweil sounds better not so fancy displays but sounds better than kronos and all crap ,.i was m3 user but i sold it cause of lack for custumer support and korgs ignorance

build decent snyth not all same old story every year new design old same sounds like roland

15-Jul-13 06:08 AM

jsepeta    Said...

the only company who (almost) never leaves their synth owners behind is Kurzweil. you can play patches from the K2000 (1993) on the latest and greatest PC3K8 (2011) and have full editing over all the parameters. Korg, Yamaha, Roland and others should make a flexible architecture, and try sticking with it for a decade.

31-Jul-13 01:08 AM

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