Legacy M1 Tutorial

KORG Legacy M1 Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Intro & Overview


    Tyler welcomes you and gives you a look at the KORG Legacy M1 virtual synthesizer, what it is, and reviews the types of sounds you can get from it.

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    Tutorial 2

    The Modes


    In this video you'll learn all about the different operations and functions of the M1 Modes, which include Combination, Multi, Program, and Global.

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    Tutorial 3

    Basic Operation


    Here we look at how to operate the different types of data inputs found in the user interface.

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    Tutorial 4

    Parameter Editing Pt. 1


    Learn how to shape a sound with the various M1 envelopes and parameters that effect the oscillators in unique ways, including the OSC, VDA, and VDF tabs in the editing area.

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    Tutorial 5

    Parameter Editing Pt. 2


    Continuing on, Tyler demonstrates how you can further shape a sound with the various M1 parameters including the Control and Insert FX tabs in the editing area.

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    Tutorial 6

    Browsing & Writing Programs


    Explore the simplified Easy tab, and then learn how you can save data in the M1, as well as navigate and use the Browser to find sounds that match your needs, including layering them together to make your sounds extra thick!

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    Tutorial 7

    Using Drum Kits


    In this video, Tyler reveals how to use the M1 to make some classic drum sounds with the extensive library of samples included, and covers the drum kit parameters and operations.

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    Tutorial 8

    Bass Patch Sound Design


    Now that you know the editing parameters of the M1, Tyler shows you how to make a fat bass sound, and explores a few ways to alter and enhance it even further.

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    Tutorial 9

    Lead Patch Sound Design


    See how to create a soaring lead sound, and experiment with different parameters to create more distinct tones.

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    Tutorial 10

    Pad Patch Sound Design


    Tyler shows you how to make a big, spacious pad sound, as well as other ways to make cool pads for your tracks.

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    Tutorial 11

    Demo Song & Conclusion


    Wrapping it up, Tyler plays a brief demo song made solely of M1 sounds with no outside processing, and offers a few more closing thoughts on the KORG Legacy M1 virtual instrument.

Synth wiz Tyler Coffin breaks down the virtual recreation of one of the most famous synths in history, the KORG Legacy M1. Learn the ins and outs, and get up and running fast, with in-depth videos on this epic virtual classic synth!

Tyler starts off with an overview of this classic recreation and what to expect from the synth and the video series. He then goes over the different Modes of the M1, basic operational info, and then in-depth parameter editing that will allow you to edit and customize the stock sounds into something unique and new.

Next, explore browsing and writing programs, layering sounds, using drum kits, designing Bass, Lead and Pad sounds, and even hear a track created entirely with the KORG M1 Legacy virtual synth with no outside processing, and get some closing thoughts on this killer classic synth.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to the KORG Legacy M1 and want to get up and running fast, or just know a little more about it, check this video collection out… Watch “KORG Legacy M1 Explained®” today!

Submitted 3 months ago

Helfpul, but sometimes a bit fast to follow

Tyler explains the M1 quite well, but when he goes to create some of the sounds with the M1, it goes quite fast, and sometimes you miss what he changed to get to the sound. But all in all, pretty good and informative.

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I started playing around with music at a young age with garage sale keyboards or whatever else I could get my hands on. My older brothers were very much into bands and guitars, and so I was always around some of the culture. I played alto sax throughout school in the concert, marching, and jazz bands. Browsing through our home computer in middle school, I started playing with music trackers and sequencers that my brothers had installed. From there I found FL Studio, which the demo version we had at that time was still called FruityLoops. It proved to be an excellent passtime for a kid like myself where I could mess around and make some silly little tunes. Through high school and college, I became very well versed in the world of computer audio and all the things that can be done with synthesizers and digital recording. With the growing understanding came a growing excitement for the endless possibilities that I could achieve in music, sound design, and recording. So I kept learning and searching further, where I kept finding that there was always more to learn! 
I was, and continue to be, captivated by every step of music production, be it creative or technical in nature. I’ve been fortunate to work under many kinds of production circumstances, whether in a professional studio space such as Mudcat Studios in Utah or getting a professional sound out of various home studios that I’ve used for recording instruments and live bands. I’ve also been able to work on my fair share of electronic music, either solo or with other producers in person or online for collaborations. And now with Groove3, I take great pride in sharing the knowledge and experience that I’ve been so thrilled to accumulate through my diverse journey through music and production. As that journey continues and I continue to grow myself, I am truly thankful that I am lucky enough to help those around me to improve and follow their own passions for music!

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KORG Legacy M1 Explained® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helfpul, but sometimes a bit fast to follow Tyler explains the M1 quite well, but when he goes to create some of the sounds with the M1, it goes quite fast, and sometimes you miss what he changed to get to the sound. But all in all, pretty good and informative.
Date published: 2018-02-07