Patches available for MicroKORG, MicroKORG XL, and Minilogue.

Synth Patches

Thoracius Appotite is a video artist, sound designer, and musician based out of Reykjavik, Iceland.
Adjusting settings on the MicroKORG

How to Load Patches Into Your microKORG Synth

I’ve created this document to help people install my microKORG bank onto their synth, but it should be helpful to anyone. There are two primary methods of getting patches into your microKORG. The quickest is if you have a MIDI interface/cable, you use KORG’s microKORG Sound Editor (or any SysEx-capable software) to transfer, manage, and backup your patches. The other way is to manually input the patches using the dials and knobs on the synth. Download The microKORG Sound Editor…

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My Minilogue Patch Bank is Out Now!

I made most of these patches in January, but never got around to creating a proper video to demo the sounds. So I decided to just throw together something just to get it out there now. I’m taking requests, so if you have a sound you want me to try to recreate, send it my way. Keep in mind the Minilogue is an extremely simple/limited synthesizer, so most of what I’ve been able to pull off on the microKORGs is…

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Árni Vil “Hitchhikers Ride to the Pharmacy” Music Video

Here’s a recent music video that I shot. I also engineered the recording of the song. This is the fastest music video project I’ve ever worked on. We shot all the material sequentially, and pretty much didn’t shoot more than we needed. So shooting only took a couple hours. All the editing and special effects only took a couple days — one day for the 3D car, and one day for the 3D camera position transitions. I originally thought it…

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First Árni Vil Single Released

I’ve been recording/producing Árni Vil’s upcoming album, Slightly Hungry. The first single is out now. It’s called “Stay The Same.” It’s already the #4 on the best new releases list for Iceland on Spotify. Listen on Spotify.

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Best Icelandic Music Video, Northern Wave International Film Festival

I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time until now to update on something really exciting! A couple weeks ago I went to Rif on Snæfelsnes for the 10th Anniversary Northern Wave International Film Festival. The weekend was a lot of fun, and I saw a ton of interesting Icelandic and international short films. The music video I created for Jae Tyler’s “Life As a Wall” was among 14 selected for the Icelandic Music Video category,

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Review: The Robinhood App is a Great Way to Dip Your Toes into the Stock Market

I’m writing this review because this is something I recently got into and I think my perspective could be helpful to other people. If you use my referral link we both get free stocks. A few months ago I stumbled across an article about Robinhood, a stock market app that charges no commissions. I’d never had any interest in the stock market before — actually, I’ve always been a hardcore cynic. But since Robinhood is totally free I figured there…

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Joy Division Omni Vox/Solina synth patch for the MicroKORG XL

Somebody asked whether I had any Joy Division-sounding patches for the MicroKORG XL. I didn’t, so I decided to make one. It’s a bit difficult to play Joy Division stuff on the MicroKORG XL since usually the keyboard has a left hand and right hand part that are more than three octaves apart, but hopefully you get the idea. I have a handful of other patches I’ve been working on for the MicroKORG XL that I’ve added to the patch…

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