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Korg M3R
AI synthesis Module (1989)


Rackmount sample-player module made in.

A slimmed-down Korg / M1r workstation version featuring less waveforms and a simpler voice architecture.

 RACKMOUNT main panel features a 16 X 2 lines  a knob for volume and 8 buttons.

Back  terminal connectors:
- Midi interface
- main signal out
- AUX analog out assignable
- a 8-pins  called "REMOTE" for external programmer model Korg .

Front panel terminal connectors:
- headphones out
- 2  for PCM and data cards.

main core is a 8 bits NEC  manages up to 16 voices polyphony, relative M3R DAC is a Burr Brown . A basic M3R patch is composed by 1 sample at 16 bits based on AI SYNTHESIS with some edit parameters:

- octave range: between 4' / '8' / 16'
- volume gain setting
- stereo panning
- delay start
- monophonic mode

 PCM WAVETABLE the internal 3 MB ROM is organized in 3 wave categories:

- 45 PCM: percussives
- 80 PCM: acoustic instruments.
- 9 DWGS: mathematically pre-calculated PCM derived from classic hybrid analog-digital Korg .

 EXPANSION the wavetable can be expanded using some cards usually set of PCM+DATA:
HINT: M3R and M1/m1r PCM cards are compatible, but not the DATA ones.

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PERFORMANCE the combination mode up to 8 parts with individual settings:

- Midi channel
- keyboard zone assignment
- semitone transpose
- volume / panning
- pitch tuning
- damp amount
- aftertouch can be routed to: pitch, LFO1-2, filter or amplitude.


 FILTER is the VDF a simple non-resonant low-pass model.

the digital filter


 LFO up to 2 delayed modulators MG (4 shapes: triangle, saw-up, saw-down and square) with variable depth and retrigger option mode:

- LFO 1: to pitch
- LFO 2: to filter

the modulator


- EG OSC VDA: 4 segments + 3 times
- EG OSC VDF: 4 segments + 4 times
- EG OSC pitch EG: 3 segments + 3 times

slow PAD EG

 EFFECTS double engines that can be chained in serial or parallel mode.
Effect list: equalizer, reverb (x9) delay (x2), chorus (x2), flanger (x2), tremolo (x2), phaser (x2), frequency exciter and ovedrive.

 EDIT here's a list of computer-based softwares for external edit:

- Midiquest (pc/mac commercial)
- Soundiver (pc/mac out of business)
- M3LibEd (pc)
- CLAB m1-3 manager ()
- big noise (Atari st)

- 100 programs
- 100 combinations,
RAM doubled when using  memory cards.

LEFT BATTERY REPLACEMENT: a simple CR2032 in a simple holder, just open the rack, locate the holder then replace it with a fresh one. Then you have to reload your sounds: the factory patch set can be recalled anytime just follow the simple keystroke procedure described

LEFT -click for bigger pic-



 famous bigger brother: more power, double oscillator structure and sounds, also definitely easier to edit.RE-1 is an optional programmer that enhances the edit process- recommended. Korg RE-1 still quite cheap around, but it simply cannot access deep programming European Power SUpply (220V)

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Brand Korg
Model M3R Expander Sound Module
Categories Digital Synths, Rackmount Synths
Made In Italy

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