The M1 software synthesizer is a complete stand alone virtual instrument; and also supports RTAS, Audio Units and VSTi plug-in formats to fit smoothly into a modern music production environment. The M1 software synthesizer provides all of the PCM, Program, and Combination data found in the original M1 and the M1EX internal PCM expansion, plus the PCM data and Program/Combination data from all nineteen optional ROM cards. In addition, it contains new PCM drum and Program/Combination data that are ideal for contemporary music production. With a total of more than 2,700 preset sounds, this is truly the ultimate M1. Of course, your own M1 series data can also be imported as SysEx (SYX) files.
Taking advantage of the computer’s display, the M1 software synthesizer features a completely redesigned interface that emphasizes ease of operation. Many parameters can be seen at once, and certain parameters can be displayed graphically. The new browser and search functions group sounds together based on instrument type and tonal character, making it quick and easy to find the right sound for any project. Once a sound has been selected, the Easy Edit page or the Performance page can be used to quickly tweak the sound so that it perfectly matches your needs. Now you’ll never be in danger of forgetting a musical idea while hunting through the gigantic sound library for just the right sound, or while waiting for a sound to load.
The M1 software synthesizer provides numerous new functions that were often requested for the original M1.
At the top of the list was filter resonance, and we’ve also added VDA modulation and compressor effect. While the original M1 had two effect processors, this new software incarnation boasts two insert effects for each of the eight multi-timbral parts, as well as two master effects, for even greater sound processing capabilities. Ease of use has been a primary consideration at every point – for example, the Combination mode and Multi mode have been designed to be completely independent.