Korg M3R AI Synthesis Module
This used Korg M3R AI Synthesis Module comes with an attached power cable.
This synthesizer is in good condition with normal cosmetic wear, including some oxidation on the back and bottom of the unit, and some marks on the top that won't be visible when racked. This unit has been fully tested, and works as it should. Please see pictures for details on item condition, only what is pictured is included.
The Korg M3R is a module employing the principles of AI Synthesis to give you stunningly clear bright sounds to add to your MIDI system. It is more than just a "synthesizer without a keyboard", since it also provides a full range of percussion sounds and a complete range of digital effects.
The M3R uses the exact same principles as analog synthesizers. Since the M3R uses newer technology there are bound to be a few differences.
Firstly, the "oscillators" in the M3R are called "Multisounds." This is because they are not simple sine-, triangle- or square-wave oscillators, but digitally recorded and created complex waveforms simulating real acoustic instruments. However, if you feel the need for "vintage" synth sounds, the M3R provides you with Multisounds containing the older sine, sawtooth and square waveforms as well. The pitch is controlled by the note played from the controlling keyboard, as well as by other factors, such as the MG and by an EG.
Next, the filters and amplifiers. Since the M3R has its own microprocessor "brain", capable of controlling digital devices, these filters and amplifiers are digitally-controlled. In the M3R they are called VDFs and VDAs (Variable Digital Filter, Variable Digital Amplifier). These are much more reliable and stable than their voltage-controlled equivalents, while providing the same level of flexibility and sound quality. Both the filters and amplifiers can be controlled by EGs as well as by note played on the keyboard and by an MG.
The M3R can play 16 notes at a time (including drums). These do not all have to be the same program, as these are combined into "Combinations." Up to eight different programs may be assigned to a Combination in various ways. It is possible to play one program at a time, two programs together, arrange things so that one program plays when a key is hit softly, and another when the same key is played hard, or so that different programs are played by different. parts of the keyboard. Different programs may also be selected on different MIDI channels (multi-timbral capability) which is especially useful for work with a sequencer.