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.

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

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

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)

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 synthlib on Jan 09, 2017

Percussive blip with a hint of human vowel.

Categories: percussive

Moogy Lead by synthlib on Jan 01, 2017

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

Categories: lead, mono

Pomp by 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, resonance, analog

Slopit! by synthlib on Sep 29, 2016

Using slow LFO pitch modulation to create unstable-sounding oscillators like you might find in old, analog gear. This is similar to the “slop” setting on newer DSI prophets.

Categories: basic, vintage, analog

Grapple by synthlib on Sep 28, 2016

Taking advantage of the digital waves creates a unique and modern timbre with dark-to-bright swooshing from the LFO controlled filter.

Categories: delay, digital

Carl by synthlib on Jun 15, 2016

A screamer with distortion and delay. Good attention grabber.

Categories: distorted

Swooshy by synthlib on May 23, 2016

Rapid pitches descending into dark noise. Use this as a transition between song sections.

Categories: sound effect, noise, transition

Shakera by synthlib on May 02, 2016

A shaker with some groove. Bring up the resonance for more of a rattle sound.

Categories: percussion

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WobblyChords by synthlib on Mar 25, 2016

The LFO makes it wobble, and is tempo-synced. Use MIDI or the tempo knob to adjust wobble speed.

Categories: rhythmic, chords

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Dreamodular by synthlib on Mar 15, 2016

This microkorg dreamt it was a modular synth and woke up singing this tune.

Categories: sequence

Limber Bass by synthlib on Mar 03, 2016

Round and deep bass with a clinkey attack.

Categories: bass

Bandtasm by synthlib on Feb 24, 2016

Experimenting with the band-pass filter to create a narrow, piercing tone. Longer notes get thinner as the envelope kicks in.

Categories: bandpass

Phasey McGee by synthlib on Feb 15, 2016

Let’s use the whole bag of tricks on one sound. This arpeggiated, delayed, phasey, osc sync sound has something for everyone.

Categories: arpeggio, phase

Ring Bass by synthlib on Feb 08, 2016

Using the ring mod to add some metallic clang to this resonant bass patch.

Categories: bass, ring mod

Air by synthlib on Jan 28, 2016

Another experiment with rapidly speeding up LFOs—this time with more high-frequency content.

Categories: ambient, LFO

Oscillating Fool by synthlib on Jan 19, 2016

Use the mod wheel to speed up the LFO just into the audio range, then back it off to expose the base tone.

Categories: LFO, panning


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