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.

Slopit! by adam (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: vintage, analog, basic

rated by 2 synth nerds

Grapple by adam (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: digital, delay

Carl by adam (synthlib) on Jun 15, 2016 1

A screamer with distortion and delay. Good attention grabber.

Categories: distorted

rated by 1 synth nerd

Swooshy by adam (synthlib) on May 23, 2016

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

Categories: noise, sound effect, transition

Shakera by adam (synthlib) on May 02, 2016

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

Categories: percussion

rated by 1 synth nerd

WobblyChords by adam (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: chords, rhythmic

rated by 2 synth nerds

Dreamodular by adam (synthlib) on Mar 15, 2016

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

Categories: sequence

rated by 1 synth nerd

Limber Bass by adam (synthlib) on Mar 03, 2016

Round and deep bass with a clinkey attack.

Categories: bass

Bandtasm by adam (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 adam (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 adam (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 adam (synthlib) on Jan 28, 2016

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

Categories: LFO, ambient

rated by 1 synth nerd

Oscillating Fool by adam (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

PowPow by adam (synthlib) on Jan 11, 2016

Short and slightly stabby great for accent chords.

Categories: chord

rated by 2 synth nerds

FattFuzz by adam (synthlib) on Jan 06, 2016

Thick, fuzzy bass tone for when you really want that bass to pop.

Categories: bass, mono, distorted

Stringey by adam (synthlib) on Jan 02, 2016

Unrealistic combination of waves creates a string-like sound with a metallic ring.

Categories: strings

Wooden Tune by adam (synthlib) on Dec 28, 2015

Tuned percussive sound with wooden thump. Almost like a marimba—but electronic.

Categories: percussive

rated by 1 synth nerd

BrightArp by adam (synthlib) on Dec 22, 2015

You won’t be able to ignore this bright sound with its automatic octave motion.

Categories: arp, arpeggio, bright

Evil Ways by adam (synthlib) on Dec 18, 2015

Dark and bright and the same time, use the tempo-synced delays to create machine powered madness.

Categories: delay, rhythmic

Perked Up Arp by adam (synthlib) on Dec 11, 2015

With the arpeggiator set to random this patch adds some unexpected rhythmic excitement to your arrangement.

Categories: arp, percussive, clean


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