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.

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

rated by 1 synth nerd

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

PowPow by synthlib on Jan 11, 2016

Short and slightly stabby great for accent chords.

Categories: chord

rated by 1 synth nerd

FattFuzz by synthlib on Jan 06, 2016

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

Categories: bass, mono, distorted

Stringey by synthlib on Jan 02, 2016

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

Categories: strings

Wooden Tune by synthlib on Dec 28, 2015

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

Categories: percussive

BrightArp by synthlib on Dec 22, 2015

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

Categories: bright, arp, arpeggio

Evil Ways by 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 synthlib on Dec 11, 2015

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

Categories: arp, clean, percussive

Downlifter by synthlib on Dec 05, 2015

Simple and effective transitioner inspired by DJ mixes everywhere. The sample is dry, but you may want to drench it in reverb.

Categories: transition, sine

Tri Bass by synthlib on Dec 02, 2015

Triangle wave based patch with a little bit of saw and plenty of resonance for some bite. Very basic, but very effective.

Categories: bass, triangle

Alfie by synthlib on Nov 27, 2015

Simple saw patch useful for chords, bass, leads…just about anything.

Categories: lead, bass, chord, saw

rated by 1 synth nerd

Mean Bass by synthlib on Nov 24, 2015

Get out of the way. Use this fuzzy, resonant bass sparingly or it’ll take over.

Categories: bass

Filler Bees by synthlib on Nov 20, 2015

Add some upper-range excitement to your arrangement with this bright, blippy tone. Sync the clock to MIDI for time-synced delay.

Categories: bright, delay, light

Fade To White by synthlib on Nov 14, 2015

Starts mellow and mysterious gradually opening up almost to static. Employs a sharp release for dramatic effect.

Categories: dark, mellow, noise

rated by 3 synth nerds

Randomly changing pitch creates a robotic sound effect. Employs a long release making the effect appear to live on forever. The sample is a single key press.

Categories: weird, sound effect, random

Moldy Bread by synthlib on Nov 07, 2015

Gentle and melodic. This simple patch shows off the microkorg’s analog modeling.

Categories: basic, melodic, clean

rated by 2 synth nerds

Vintage Strings by synthlib on Nov 03, 2015

Warm and fuzzy like an old string machine.

Categories: strings


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