WaveReX is a card that enables direct access to the sound engine of the classic KORG M1 Synthesizer without any mod or hack!
The KORG M1 is still used by many producers today as it has certain iconic sounds inside. You can play this legendary Synthesizer even in the train on your iPad today. However, there was a limitation with this Synthesizer: one was limited to the sounds that KORG delivered in the device or as official extensions.
Thirty years after the official release, WaveReX wants to change that with a new card extension. This new PCM card gives you access to the sound synthesis of the M1 without any mod or hack. The card allows you to load own samples and waveforms (PCM samples / single cycle waveforms (DWGS)) into the M1 and open it to many new sounds.
THE NEW KORG M1 EXPERIENCE
With WaveReX, the workstation concept becomes sound and complete. Your M1 will work as a sampler, a wavetable-synthesizer or a drummer – you will select the sound!
The sounds/waveforms of the following devices are available:
- DSS-1 / DSM-1 DWGS
- DW-8000 DWGS
- MS-2000 DWGS
- all sounds of the T-series
Current Development Status
The prototype is running smooth and stable. Improvements of the prototype will be made with the first RC (Release Candidate). Initially, ten RC have been produced and delivered. Those are currently being programmed and prepared for the beta period. Unfortunately, the cases are still missing, but we are working on it. The distribution of RC-1 cards is planned for the end of the second quarter in 2018. The beta phase will last for approximately two months. Afterwards, the final cards are planned to be produced as a batch of 100 pieces.
You also want to become a beta? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The only requirement is that you own a M1, M1R, M3R or a T-series device. Write about why you just want to be beta. Be there, because only with your help WaveReX receives a soul. We are giving out 5 cards for this first run!
The final price of a WaveRex card will be approximately 199€ (+ VAT). The price includes WaveReX card (hardware) in a plastic casing, software (Win/OSX planned) for construction and loading of own cards and a sticker.
More information here: WaveRex