Korg microKORG Patches
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.
A brassy lead with a moderate detuning pitch. Lots of delay and a longer release.
A swelling synth in mono. Slight detuning of the oscillators. (sysex file only, instructions are not filled in)
A simple old style bass. (sysex file only, instructions are not filled in)
Categories: bass, analog
Percussive blip with a hint of human vowel.
A nice moog-style mono tone with a touch of glide and added brightness with higher velocity.
Categories: lead, mono
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
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
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
A screamer with distortion and delay. Good attention grabber.
Rapid pitches descending into dark noise. Use this as a transition between song sections.
Categories: sound effect, noise, transition
A shaker with some groove. Bring up the resonance for more of a rattle sound.
The LFO makes it wobble, and is tempo-synced. Use MIDI or the tempo knob to adjust wobble speed.
Categories: rhythmic, chords
This microkorg dreamt it was a modular synth and woke up singing this tune.
Experimenting with the band-pass filter to create a narrow, piercing tone. Longer notes get thinner as the envelope kicks in.
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
Using the ring mod to add some metallic clang to this resonant bass patch.
Categories: bass, ring mod
Another experiment with rapidly speeding up LFOs—this time with more high-frequency content.
Categories: ambient, LFO
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
Short and slightly stabby great for accent chords.
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.