KORG iM1

KORG iM1

By KORG INC.

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2015-05-25
  • Current Version: 1.0.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 91.67 MB
  • Developer: KORG INC.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 407 Ratings

Description

A complete reproduction - and more - of the legendary M1 that defined an era. Mobile Digital Synthesizer for the iPad. ● Selected by Apple as "App Store Best of 2015" ● Ranked #1 on the App Store on Top Paid Music category in more than 20 countries! (15/5/27) Since it went on sale in 1988 the legendary M1 music workstation rapidly achieved record-breaking sales, becoming a mainstay of the music scene from the late 1980s and beyond. The common element of electronic instruments that have left their name in history is that they had a unique sound that was difficult if not impossible to replicate. Sounds such as the “M1 Piano” is instantly recognizable and have appeared on countless hit records over many years, and yet these are sounds that could only be produced by the M1. And that’s what you can now have on your iPad! ● A faithful reproduction of the original M1 Sound The PCM data provides the library of the original M1. For the hardware, we analyzed the circuit diagram of the original design, and completely replicated it in software down to the last detailed parameters. Engineers with an exhaustive knowledge of the M1 made careful adjustments in order to obtain the sound of the original unit, something that cannot be obtained simply by sampling the original sounds. ● A continued evolution of the M1 Not content with simply reproducing the original, iM1 provides further evolutionary developments. Synth parts now have the Filter Resonance that was requested at the time of the original. The effect parts, originally consisting of only two effects, have been powered-up to 18 effects. The user interface has also been refreshed with additions such as a KAOSS pad. iM1 is the ultimate version of the KORG M1. ● A gigantic library encompassing 3,300 sounds and 34 cards* In addition to all 19 of the ROM cards originally released for the M1, iM1 also covers the sounds of the M1EX which expanded the internal PCM of the M1, as well as the sounds of the T-series which appeared as an evolution of the M1. There’s also “BEST OF M1”, a selection of 100 great M1 programs. The new “Smart Sound Browser” makes it quick to find the desired sound. You can also view the sounds ranked by how often they are selected by iM1 users around the world. *with all the expansion card installed via in-app purchase ● KAOSS pad lets anybody perform iM1 features a KAOSS pad from the popular KAOSSILATOR, allowing you to perform intuitively just by touching the screen. By using the dual KAOSS pads to play phrases or adjust the sound, even people who are not accustomed to keyboard instruments or knowledgeable about synthesizers can enjoy performing the iM1. There’s also a conventional keyboard, as well as the “Smart Keyboard”, which lets you specify a scale setting and play phrases with a single finger. ● Use with KORG Gadget for song production iM1 can be used together with Gadget, the music production DAW app that won the App Store Best App of 2014 award in Japan. If both apps are installed, you can use iM1 as a sound module within Gadget, taking advantage of the program sounds in iM1 for music production. iM1 also supports Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, so it can also be used for GarageBand etc. ● Connect a MIDI keyboard and use as a sound module In addition to enjoying iM1 on its own, you can connect a USB MIDI keyboard* via a Lightning adaptor and play the iM1 as an external sound module. You can easily take along an even more powerful workstation sound module as part of your iPad-based compact mobile system. *microKEY, nanoKEY etc. ● Interchangeable with the KORG Legacy Collection and the original M1 Sounds that you create in iM1 can be sent from your iPad via iTunes to a Mac/PC. If you have the Legacy Collection M1, you can use those sounds in a DAW. More info at korg.com

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Reviews

  • Simple simply amazing

    5
    By legaceybeats
    This device is lightweight and full of presents. It is amazing
  • My Go-to Synth on iOS

    5
    By Rhcole
    Like many others, I have bought quite a few iOS synths. They are like jellybeans, it’s tough to stop at one. Unlike a number of other synths though, this is the synth I choose for quick renderings of ideas, or a fast patch that fills a mood. It is simple enough that I can edit and change patches relatively quickly, but versatile and rich enough to fill many needs. I will say that it doesn’t have the punch and power of the best iOS analog emulations, so you may want to add those for your muscular synth sounds. Also, many sounds are very similar to those produced by iWavestation. The difference is that iWS followed this synth and is more complex but adds greater animation to the sounds. It’s not as easy to use and program but was the next generation product (though still 25 years old). I have both products by Korg. They are well-rendered and sound amazing. Add a ballsy analog synth and you are pretty close to having it all.
  • Super illusion de Chicago

    5
    By SuPer illusion de Chicago
    This is a great app love it
  • Buenísimo

    4
    By israel73m
    Seria bueno si tuviera las Targetas como el korg n364 y otros mas.
  • Awesome wave synth crippled by a horrible patch management interface.

    2
    By GadgetMojo
    I would say that iM1 has “one of the worst UI” but having tried so many synth apps It’s probably safe to say that it deserves to get the first prize as THE worst User Interface of all. To be specific, I’m talking about the Cards as the chosen method for managing pads. (Basically everything that doesn’t have to do with saving/loading/managing is awesome). The idea behind imitating the “original hardware” not only makes the interface extremely difficult/unintuitive to navigate but introduces artificial limitations. It’s like half of this app was done in present time while the other was written back when MS Dos was your primary OS! You get a bunch of “cards” with completely random patches inside. You can’t move them, can’t group them, can’t edit and save or delete individual patches in these cards, and can’t even favorite them! Then you can buy additional cards, and will have even more of this completely random madness! There are a lot of good patches but good luck finding them (especially a second time). Especially because (as of this writing) there’s no AudioUnits (AU) support, which would make things a *lot* easier because you could save the preset from your DAW and come back to it later. But with only IAA - you’re back to square one. Oh, but there’s a search tab that can look for patches by Instrument and Character, but it’s not well done in terms of intuitiveness and allowing you to find what you’re looking for. It only makes *browsing* better. It’s the preferred way to navigate through this chaos but wouldn’t even be needed if the patches were stored in a normal folder-like structure like every other modern synthesizer app out there. As a supplementary tool this search would be a nice touch, but not as the only way. There’s also a “Popular” tab... really... Who cares? How about a Favorite tab that I can put my own stuff into?? My popular won’t be the same as someone else’s. To store a patch you have to “write” it to one of the “user cards”. You get 4 cards (“intuitively” labeled Library 1 through 4) each having 50 slots. Yes someone had to program this complex silliness! But it’s not just cumbersome, it’s also a limitation! 200 user patches max! So if you thought you could use user cards as a “workaround-favorites” well, keep in mind this limitation. It’s really good wave synth, one of the best in fact, but guys please get on with the times! Just put all the patches in a folder-like categorized structure. Forget about “user cards”, and “write” interface. Just give us: Save, Save As (unlimited of course), Move (between categories/folders) and Delete (for *any* patch, as there are many I know I’ll never ever use). These things are industry standard. There’s not a single musician that will disagree with the things I’ve said here, even the ones who own the original M1. I really love the capabilities and sounds of M1, as well as the UI for the individual and multi patch manipulation, it’s really well done - clean and intuitive. But I can’t help but hate the completely unproductive patch managing interface. It takes the joy and creativity out of what otherwise would have been one of my top favorite wave synths. Also a huge problem, as others have mentioned, while selecting and previewing a sound wave for the OSC, you get the sound in pure form, not how it will sound within your project. So on/off there would be very useful.
  • No AUv3 traps these awesome samples in a silo

    1
    By k9d
    Wishing to glob KORG would wake up and smell the AUv3 coffee... I’ve bought every sound pack for this thing as they are classic but now I can’t use them with any other music apps >={
  • Best synth for the money

    5
    By spinelessdave
    With all the sounds in this library the im1 will keep you busy for quite awhile, everybody trying to buy the original m1 but you get it at a fraction of the price with a Huge library, awesome !
  • Cheap fun

    5
    By Rockyjer
    This app is my favorite. Tons of tweak able sounds and I do not need to rent a barn to store a large number of instruments .
  • Disappointed

    2
    By andy_marks
    This sound just like the iM1.I want my money back please!
  • Really cool

    5
    By johnnyboy5000
    You can have all the M1 sounds on your ipad! Pair it up with a midi controller and an audio interface for a really powerful sound module. Use Gadget as the sequencer and viola, there's your 90's "workstation"!

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