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.
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
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
Simple saw patch useful for chords, bass, leads…just about anything.
Categories: saw, bass, lead, chord
Get out of the way. Use this fuzzy, resonant bass sparingly or it’ll take over.
Add some upper-range excitement to your arrangement with this bright, blippy tone. Sync the clock to MIDI for time-synced delay.
Categories: bright, light, delay
Starts mellow and mysterious gradually opening up almost to static. Employs a sharp release for dramatic effect.
Categories: mellow, noise, dark
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: sound effect, weird, random
Gentle and melodic. This simple patch shows off the microkorg’s analog modeling.
Categories: basic, clean, melodic
Warm and fuzzy like an old string machine.
Just a simple percussive tone set to an arpeggio to mix with hi-hats at 1/8th or 1/16th notes. Try syncing the synth to midi (turn bottom knob to MIDI, then adjust knob 3.)
Categories: percussion, sequence, rhythmic, plucked
Stuttered melodic lines interrupted by sample & hold LFO.
Categories: weird, rhythmic
Tuned percussive tone useful for secondary lines in an arrangement. The arpeggiator is used to as an extension of the delay.
Categories: percussion, rhythmic, arp, bright
Spacey drawn-out notes with multiple LFOs controlling the filter for an unstable tone.
Categories: pad, ambient
While making this patch, it reminded me of the beginning chords from Animal by Miike Snow. But after listening to the original, it doesn’t sound much like it. Still, it could be useful as prominent rhythmic chords.
Categories: delay, chord
Distorted, piercing lead sound Inspired by “Gun” by CHVRCHES.
Categories: lead, bright, distorted
Spacey slow building chords with gradually opening and closing filter.
Categories: pad, bright
One finger launches a chord in an interesting rhythm thanks to the arpeggiator. Combine two notes for complex harmonies.
Categories: trance, chord, sequence
The “hello world” of patches for microKORG
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.