Korg microKORG Patches

Korg microKORG presets

Virtual analog synthesizer/vocoder. Two oscillators per voice (4 when layered with timbres). Configurable filter type with its own envelope. Two LFOs, two envelopes, onboard effects, arpeggiator, modular-style virtual patch points. Enjoy these microKORG patches.

Complex Growing Sine Pad by Lorem on May 11, 2022

Categories: pad

Swing whoosh sound effect, like when swinging a golf club or tennis racket. Play a short note while flicking the mod wheel from top to bottom. Might take a few tries but has a pretty satisfying sound. Created by modifying the wind on a Korg preset (I c…

Categories: noise, sound effect

Ice chittering, kind of a shivering shaking xylophone knees kind of thing. Adjust the Arp A tempo and delay time/depth to suit the tempo and openness of your music. Created by modifying Thor’s Toy Piano (Thoracius Appotite).

Categories: atmospheric, clean, delay

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Kind of a fluttery string tremolo sound. Uses two timbres, to double up the octave. If you want to play fast or sound more keys at once, switch the Voice > Single/Layer from Layer to Single (at the expense of doubling the octave).

Categories: strings, stutter

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Quasi-realistic solo harpsichord sound. Very simplistic setup. May want to slightly adjust Amp EG release depending on speed of music being played.

Categories: basic, acoustic, clean

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Cello solo sound, roughly based on Welsh’s synthesizer cookbook recipe, altered to sound a little more real. The sample is Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 BMV 1007. It’s a bit thin when combined with other audio, best for solos.

Categories: basic, strings, acoustic

Bagpipes by EldritchRenaissanceCake on Feb 06, 2020

Hold a 5th in LH, play some celtic melody in the right. There’s a subtle pitch wavering… emphasize with additional pitch bends, e.g. starting up.

Categories: basic, acoustic

rated by 1 synth nerd

Drunk Arp on Nov 23, 2019

Detuned and random arp patch

Categories: delay, arp, detune, random, arpeggio, lo-fi, digital

city horn by grandmoffshiels on May 29, 2019

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Rainbow Lead by Ian Felpel on Jul 12, 2018

Mellow lead synth used in BoC cover

Categories: ambient, analog, basic, clean, detune, lead, lo-fi, mellow, mono, melodic, vintage

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Rainbow Bass by Ian Felpel on May 11, 2018 1

A deep mellow analog style bass sound used in a Boards of Canada cover.

Categories: bass, ambient, analog, basic, dark, lo-fi, mono, mellow

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oOoOO Bell by Jonathan Fielder on Feb 14, 2018

A bell sound

A synth patch that sounds like the synth from Kaini Industries.

Categories: lead, analog

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Mellow BoC-inspired detuned lead with lots of delay, mod wheel controls filter cutoff

Categories: ambient, downtempo, analog, lead, clean, mono, delay, detune, LFO, mellow, lo-fi, melodic

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City Horn by Jonathan Fielder on Aug 28, 2017

A brassy lead with a moderate detuning pitch. Lots of delay and a longer release.

Mono Swell by Jonathan Fielder on Aug 28, 2017

A swelling synth in mono. Slight detuning of the oscillators. (sysex file only, instructions are not filled in)

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RGB Bass by Jonathan Fielder on Aug 28, 2017

A simple old style bass. (sysex file only, instructions are not filled in)

Categories: bass, analog

VowPow by adam (synthlib) on Jan 09, 2017

Percussive blip with a hint of human vowel.

Categories: percussive

Moogy Lead by adam (synthlib) on Jan 01, 2017

A nice moog-style mono tone with a touch of glide and added brightness with higher velocity.

Categories: mono, lead

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Pomp by adam (synthlib) on Sep 30, 2016

A sort of classic synth tone with analog waves and filter cutoff controlled by the envelope with plenty of resonance. Chorus and delay round it out.

Categories: basic, analog, resonance


microKORG Patch Usage

Select any preset on the microKORG, then send the sysex data from the patches here using a MIDI system exclusive utility for your computer. The patch should load in “audition” mode on the microKORG. Play and tweak as needed, then save the new sound using the “Write” button.

If nothing happens when transmitting the sysex data, try setting the microKORG to receive on a different MIDI channel.

From The Podcast

Episode 006 - Korg microKORG