I recorded this rendition of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata using only patches from my patch bank for the MicroKORG XL, with a nod to Wendy Carlos’s pioneering early synthesizer albums such as Switched-On Bach, the Clockwork Orange OST, The Well-Tempered Synthesizer.
I got an email from a guy who used my MicroKORG XL patches on his new album
Ebay vs. Craigslist vs. Reverb.com Throughout the years I’ve done a bunch of buying and selling musical instruments online. Buying is easy — you can just compare different sites to find the best price — but where is the best place to sell musical gear online? Craigslist, ebay, and Reverb.com each have their own advantages and disadvantages, but from my experience there is one clear winner. I’ll talk through them here.
The microKORG Sound Editor is free software from KORG for transferring patches (presets) back and forth between your computer and your microKORG via MIDI, as well as for editing those patches. Unfortunately, the software is clunky, and not at all self-explanatory. A few people who have bought my original patches for the MicroKORG have run into trouble loading them into their synths. From my experience, these are a few of the common problems people run into. Hopefully this information will…
In recent months I’ve revisited my KORG microKORG and again started designing presets for it, adding over 90 new patches to the pack I sell for $15. My foray into synthesizer sound design began in 2002 when I picked up a used MicroKORG, my very first synthesizer.