Korg i40M Interactive Music Module
Comes complete with factory pre-load disk
This is my first experience with the i40M and we really don't know how to thoroughly test it. From what we can tell most functions seem to be working correctly but we haven't been able to test every function. The screen is bright and clear and we know the floppy drive works. Cosmetically it is in poor condition which is part of the reason we're selling is AS IS with no returns.
Here is some information from MatrixSynth
The Korg i40M is a high quality synth tone unit and backing track style arranger with 16-track sequencer, It also has a Vocal/Guitar section, with dedicated multi-effects and a vocal harmonizer , and multi-effect units. You can also playback of Standard MIDI files direct from memory or disk. The sound generation is Korgs own AI2 synthesis with 320 factory sounds (including a full General MIDI soundset) plus 64 user-programmable programs. 15 keyboard sets including vocal & guitar input and processing. 2 megabytes of PCM waveform for the piano set in addition to the 12 megabytes for the standard library of voices.14 factory Drum Kits (plus two user kits).
128 high-quality ROM Styles split into 3 banks A+B+User. A RAM Style library (16 User RAM locations are ready for new Styles to be loaded via disk), including selections from pop, rock, jazz and ethnic music. Each style has 6 live switchable track sections. Backing section ie beat variations and fills, chord detection. Song composition, by means of the Backing Sequence feature, melodies and other parts can be recorded on eight additional tracks.
Factory preset MIDI settings to select to instantly connect Digital Pianos, MIDI Accordions, or MIDI Keyboards, midi guitars and sequencers. Lyrics in 8 formats including SMF. 2 multi-effect processors for many reverbs and 45 other effects. Direct-from-disk playback of SMFs (format 0 and 1). Additional effects processors for vocal and guitar processing, including a 4 part harmonizer when connecting a mic (own input). In Guitar mode, also features multi-effects, compression, distortion, chorusing reverb and amp simulations. At the rear are the usual phones – line in and line out sockets. Damper/pedal and midi in (dual in’s) /out/through and EC5 controller.
This unit has quite some complexity and I have only ever scratched the surface of its capabilities. Oh and it has built in effects. The i40m was introduced in 1999 and you can see from web reviews that it regularly scored 9.3 and above.
It is important to remember that when buying a used module it may not operate or look exactly like a new one. Used keyboards develop wear over time that can cause such items as function buttons, knobs, sliders etc. to fail to operate as smoothly or easily as when they were new. Our technician does check these items and if they are deemed unusable they are replaced but some function buttons may require more pressure or manipulation to make the appropriate changes. Cosmetically your used keyboard may have scuffs, scratches, cracks to plastic pieces, discolored keys or other visual impairments that might not show up in the photos. We try to mention any obvious visual imperfections but may not consider them serious enough to post in the listing.