The first and most
popular synth in the M/T Series line. Released in
1988 the M1 was an immediate success and became
one of the best selling synths of all time. In
fact it was so popular that it was still in
Korg's lineup in the mid 90's... even after they
had stopped selling the more advanced T-Series
There was good reason for this
popularity. It was the first "true"
Digital Music Workstation combining Digital
Synthesis, Digital Effects, and a Digital
Sequencer all in one integrated package. For the
first time one could sit down at a keyboard and
work on a song from conception to final mix and
be more than pleased with the results. Other
synths had tried to do this but none had yet so
thoroughly and seamlessly integrated all the
The M1 has become a classic and is
still highly sought after today. With it's
reasonable price (around $500.00) and vast
collection of after market sounds (well over
10,000) it will remain in the arsenal of many
keyboardists for some time to come.
The M1 EX was sold new and as an
upgrade for standard M1's. Because of this the
synth may or may not be labeled as an EX model.
The EX has double the amount of internal
Multisound ROM (8 meg vs. 4 meg). This is the
same internal Multisound ROM found in the
T-Series synths. This upgrade is no longer sold
Manual - Korg
M1 Manual in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.
Current Sound and RAM Cards for sale.
Replacement - Step
by Step Battery Replacement Guide.
Sounds - Get all
sounds that came with the synth when new.
Specs - Side
by side comparison of all M/T Series synths.
Effects - Info
on the Digital Multi Effects used in the M/T's.
Accessories - Info
on RAM cards.
Tips - Info
on ROM versions, Resets, and more.