Reader Stéphane Caviglioli let us know about this modified Korg microKorg synthesizer.
“Mine had two dead keys after 15 years of loyal service, I decided to cut it!” notes Caviglioli.
Caviglioli documents the conversion at the Cavisynth site, noting that it’s not a complicated mod:
- Disassemble the synthesizer
- Unplug and remove the keyboard, pitch and modulation
- Cut to the cutter at the edge of the front edge of both sides
- Cut the bottom cover to raz the screw holes
- Reassemble everything
- Cut a plate for the front and fix it with small recovery screws
- The most complicated step is to replace the mod and pitch wheels with fixed resistors
8 thoughts on “How To Turn A Korg MicroKorg Into A Compact Synth Module”
I love this. I looked into doing this with a Korg Karma but instead found an M3 module. But it looked pretty doable.
Son quit causing trouble on synth sites again. Dinner is at 7.
I bet I’ve been a grandmasterbeta longer than all of you! 🙂
I have totally thought about doing this – or the mod where people cut and tilt the back like this https://static.gearslutz.com/board/imgext.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fi169.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu215%2Ficebunny_01%2Fkorgie1.jpg&h=e8fba74237297e5fd07870cde2bc9cb3
my big fear is just screwing it up.
Open it up and look it over. I know zero about this model but usually these things are highly modular inside. Cheaper to make. This guy did it in 2:30″ lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSvgQgFKIxs
“archeologists uncover historic microkorg teardown video”
What about changing it into 4 octaves normal size synth?