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Sensual sounds: GM1 + GM2

Instrument KORG M1
content: 2x 100 programs
copyright: Olaf Posdzech (sensual sounds
public domain (marked as PD) 
KORG (M1 factory presets) 
NOTE: I can not guarantee the PD sounds being free of any copyright! 
description Two sound banks making available most standard General MIDI sounds for KORG M1 (except some very special effects). 
  • GM1 (00 ... 99) contains General MIDI standard sounds 01...100 
  • GM2 (00 ... 99) contains General MIDI standard sounds 101...128, 8 drumsets, 11 additional sensual sounds, 13 public domain sounds and the rest of re-engineered KORG M1 factory presets

Contents

GM1 (100 programs)
GM2 (100 programs)
Key

GM1 (00 ... 99 = General MIDI 01...100)

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pianos and electric pianos 
00: GrandKeith  ==> Still the best dynamic M1 grandpiano I ever heard.  
Watch the difference in sound and attack when changing from soft pp to hard ff. You wan't get such a warm, sensual and living sound with another synth! 
01: Piano 8'  41 piano
02: El. Grand  ==> reminds to 80's Yamaha electric grand, warm and full electric sound 
03:* MagicPiano  21 magic piano
04:  E.Piano 1  11 up analog e. piano (sounds like Fender Rhodes) 
05:  E.Piano 2  71 FM e. piano (DX7 Rhodes), soft 
06:  Harpsicord  31 up harpsichord, 8' 
07:  Clav  61 up to Hohner D6
chromatic Percussion (marimba, vibes and so on)
08:  Digi­Bells  75 down
09:  Bell Ring  35 ringing bell 
Play it in chords, press pedal and let it do the rest for you. Try also joystick dawn. 
10:  Music Box  ==> more wooden xylophone sound 
11:  Vibes  15 jazz vibes with stereo slalom (tremolo) switched on 
12:  Kalimba  25 knock on wood 
13:  SynMallet  28 synthetic mallet 
Use it as pad with after touch vibrato. Try also joystick dawn. 
14:  Tubular  45 tubular bell 
15:  Santur  ==> a kind of acoustic toy piano 
electric organs, church organs 
16:  Organ 2  17 up 70's transistor organ with click 
17:  Organ 1  67 soft Hammond with rotor switched on 
18:  MagicOrgan  70 magic organ 
19:  Pipe Organ  47 medium church organ 16' + 8' + 5 2/3' + 2' 
20:* Positiv  ==> only flute registers in a small church 16' + 4' 
21:* Musette  ==> French accordion 
22:  Harmonica  ==>
23:* Accordion  ==> accordion
acoustic and electric guitars 
24:  Guitar 1  04 acoustic nylon guitar / acoustics 
25:  Guitar 2  54 acoustic metal guitar / acoustics 
26:  JazzGuitar  ==> soft electric guitar 
27:  Clean Gtr1  ==> Stratocaster
28:  MuteGuitar  94 up muted electric guitar 
29:* RockGuitar  64 up slightly distorted electric guitar 
30:* DistGuitar  14
31:* 12­String  24 up acoustic 12-string / acoustics 
acoustic, electric and synth basses 
32:  A.Bass  26 up picked acoustic contrabass 
33:  SynthBass3  66 up clear bass guitar 
34:  Pick Bass  16 up muted bass guitar 
35:  Fretless  06 up fretless bass
36:  SynthBass2  56 up
37:  Slap Bass  46 up slapped electric bass guitar 
38:  AnalogBass  76 up
39:  SynthBass1  36 up
solo acoustic strings 
40:  Violin  ==>
41:  Viola  ==> play it in higher tunes 
42:  Cello  ==> sounds naturally in tenor tunes 
43:  ContraBass  ==> sounds naturally in bass tunes 
44:  TremoloStr  ==>
45:* Pizzikato  ==> full pizzikato (string orchestra) 
46:* Harp  ==>
47:* Timp&Bells  37 timpany / tubular bells 
ensemble strings and voices 
48:  Strings  27 M1 strings 
p: soft attack 
f: hard attack 
49:  SlowString  ==> softer full strings 
50:* Symphonic  07 up
51:* Overture  42 up warm synthetic pad (strings + warm horns) 
52:  Choir  23 up men + women + Mickey mouses 
53:  Voice Wave  53 up "Doo" - wave 
54:* Angels  43 up synthetic voice pad 
55:* Orch Hit  ==>
solo brass and ensemble 
56:  Trumpet  12 trumpet 
57:  Trombone  ==>
58:  TubaFlugel  52 tuba/ flugelhorn 
59:  Mute Trp.  82 muted trumpet 
60:* FrenchHorn  ==> two french horns together, soft sound 
61:  Brass 2  72 up small brass ensemble 
62:* SynthBrass  92 up
63:  Brass 1  02 big brass ensemble 
reed instruments 
64:  Solo Sax  22
65:  Alto Sax  ==> a kind of toy sax 
66:  Tenor Sax  62 up THE M1 sax
67:  Bari Sax  ==> very tricky! You wouldn't believe that this sample was in your M1 before. 
Play it in lower tunes. 
68:  DoubleReed  32 up double reed
69:  Engl. Horn  ==>
70:  Bassoon  ==>
71:  Clarinet  ==>
various flutes 
72:  Piccolo  ==>
73:  Flute  18 flute 
74:* Recorder  ==> recorder
75:  Pan Flute  08 pan flute 
76:  Bottles  33 blown bottles 
Use it as pad too. Try joystick down. 
77:* Shakuhachi  ==> very ethno! (aftertouch) 
78:  Whistle  ==>
79:* Ocarina  ==>
synth lead (classic solo synthesizers)
80:* SquareWave  ==>
81:* Saw Wave  ==> fat sawtooth! 
After touch or velocity add more sharpness. Joystick down add a rising sawtooth filter envelope. 
82:* SynCaliope  ==>
83:* Syn Chiff  ==>
84:* Charang  ==> sorry, but it's General Midi. 
85:* AirChorus  ==>
86:* 4th Wave  ==> Two saws in a quart. Sound for techno times. 
87:* Bass&Lead  ==>
more synthetic pads 
88:* Cloud Nine  60 bell and warm pad 
89:* Dream Pad  20 soft warm synth strings pad 
90:  Soft Horns  87 up synthetic french horns 
91:* Magician  40
92:* Far Away  ==>
93:  Wire  48 up it's boring, isn't it? 
94:* Halo Pad  ==>
95:  Sweep  ==>
FX pads 
96:* Eyes Rain  ==> it's raining something strange 
97:* SoundTrack  ==> gentle strings 
Joystick down -> rhythmic pattern 
98:* Crystal  ==>
99:* Atmosphere  ==>
 
 

GM2 (00 ... 99 = General MIDI 101...128 + more)

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00:* Brightness  ==>
01:* Goblin  ==>
02:  Echo Drop  ==>
03:* Star Theme  ==>
ethnic instruments
04:  Sitar 2  84 soft sitar (good bass strings) 
05:  Banjo  ==>
06:* Shamisen  ==>
07:  Koto  ==>
08:  Karimba  ==>
09:* Scotland  ==> bag pipe
10:* Fiddle  ==>
11:  Shanai  ==>
percussive instruments
12:* MetallBell  ==>
13:* Antigogo  ==>
14:* SteelDrums  ==> Wandering where the sample comes from? 
Play it with tremolo. 
15:  Block  ==>
16:* Taiko  ==>
17:* Bad Tom  ==>
18:  SynthTom  ==>
19:  Rev Cymbal  ==>
sound effects 
20: Fret Noise  ==>
21:  NoiseChiff  ==>
22:  Riverboat  ==>
23:  Birdy  ==>
24:* Telephone  ==>
25:* Helicopter  ==>
26:* Stadion  ==>
27:* Shot  ==>
drumsets
28:  GM Kit  Drumkit #3  drum kit (first 29 drums of GM set)
29:  Power Kit  Drumkit #3 
30:  Analog Kit  Drumkit #3 
31:  Gate Kit  Drumkit #3 
32:  Techno Kit  Drumkit #3 
33:  GM Kit 2  Drumkit #4  drum kit (16 more drums of GM set)
34:  Drums #1 
35:  Drums #2 
aditional sounds by Olaf Posdzech
36:* SuperOrg 1  ==> very dynamic! Whatch 
37:* SuperOrg 2  ==>
38:* SuperOrg 3  ==> Sensual sound! 
Multiple church organ with living harmonics and nice different sounds when playing with different velocities. 
p: soft registers 16' + 5 2/3' 
f: sharp 16' + 8' + 5 2/3' + 2' 
39:* Org Voice  ==>
40:* Echo Organ  ==>
41:* Synth+Org  ==>
42:  Rhodes PF  ==>
43:  Mello  ==> They better should by a new one! Don't touch too long, the tapes will loose pitch! 
44:* WS 1  ==> a kind of wave sweep 
45:* WS 2  ==>
46:* WS 3  ==>
best of PD (my selection)
47: * Aftertouch    warm strings pad 
After touch turns it into rhythmic patterns. 
48: * Rhythmic   
49: * Flying 1   
50: * Pad Ana    Great analog synth pad! 
Try after touch! Try joystick down. 
51: * Classical   
52: * GrandHps 3   
53: * StringPno1   
54:  Lead Sqr    great 70's Lead square voice (mono) 
Try after touch! 
55: * MOOG Ping    more moog than number 80 (poly) 
Try after touch. Be careful with joystick down (wide range of FX). 
56:  S & H ­ish    mini moog with S&H sequencing and echo 
57: * Soft Pipe   
58: * Grand Bras   
59: * Feedback 2    Great! 
Heavily distorted electric guitar with realistic feedback (wait a while) 
rest of original M1 factory presets
60:  Mono Synth  96 flat 70's solo synth 
61:  Solo Synth  38
62:* Universe  00
63:* Zephyr  90 etheric strings 
64:* Stratos  83 up choir pad with soft e. piano
65:* StringRise  57
66:  Pan Wave  58
67:  Drop  89 water drop in a big cavern 
68:  Pop  39
69:  Pole  19
70:  Pluck  79
71:  Hammer  59
72:  Metal Hit  55
73:  Vibe Hit  78
74:  FingerSnap  69
75:* HellsBells  88 woouuiii...pling 
76:* PanMallet  10 up
77:* BottleBell  05 up
78:* Pick Guitar  74 up
79:  Sitar 1  44
80:  E.Piano 3  91
81:  E.Piano 4  51 up
82:  Digital 2  81 up
83:  Digital 4  86 up
84:  FV Wave  73 up
85:  Ping Wave  77 up lead synth wave with flat sound
86:  Voices  63 up
87:* Ooh/Ahh  03 up
88:* Digital 5  93 up synth glass sound (OBX?)
89:* Good & Bad  80
90:  Lore  30 M1 FX in caverns 
91:  Flexatone  85
92:  Bambu Trem  50 up
93:  Koto Trem  34 down koto, slow tremolo
94:* Nimbus  13 pad with some tremolo strings 
95:  Rhythm  95
96:  WindBells  65 no M1 without this 
97:* Hold......  97 magic pad 
98:* Wait......  98 choir + koto tremolo 
99:* Surprise!!  99

Key

00  
03* 
sound number in M1 display 
double (some pads and effect sounds) 

NOTE: KORG M1 is displaying MIDI sound numbers one number below. So GM sound #01 (grand piano) will be displayed as "00", GM sound 100 (Atmosphere) will be displayed as "99".

piano name of sound
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11 up  
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PD 
M1 factory preset 
M1 factory preset, transposed one octave up to match General MIDI standard tune
sensual sounds programmed by Olaf Posdzech, Germany
public domain, found somewhere in the web 
great sound! some notes about sound, how to play, ... 

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