Free Online Patch Editor For The Korg microKorg

Alapatch is a free online patch editor for the Korg microKorg.

The editor lets you create, save and load patches for the minisynth, right in your web browser. The patch editor features sections for editing Timbres, Vocoder settins and Arp/FX.

We didn’t see any mention of this on the site, but it looks like this requires Chrome or a browser that supports Web MIDI, which lets your browser communicate with MIDI.

If you’ve used the free patch editor, share your thoughts on it in the comments!


8 thoughts on “Free Online Patch Editor For The Korg microKorg

  1. Hilariously, OG microKorg/MS2000 still has better digital engine than some latest Korg digitals. I have the NTS-1 and the built-in oscillators have noticeable clicks on and off key. Is it the same for the digital engine waveforms on Minilogue SD? Both sad and funny. I say all this knowing that DSP is incredibly difficult to do well, and I’ve also written my own oscillators for the NTS-1, a scratch biquad iir filter module in C, etc…so I’m not exactly coming from a place of complete ignorance.

    1. microKorg has been around for what – 20 years? They got the kinks worked out of it. Still $500!

      No clicks on SD, Proogue, but they use a completely different synth engine (they just share the NTS-1’s digital oscillator/effects engine). NTS-1 is as stripped down as they can get. Wasn’t it originally the developer’s kit for the Prologue?

      1. For the minilogue xd, prologue, and nts-1, the digital engine sdk is available to the public. Not that impressive, in my opinion. Unnecessary type conversions, cryptic C in some places that is not going to save any cycles at the end of the day, questions possibly still remaining about the exact timing of oscillator initialization and under what circumstances, batch/buffer sizes that were too large, thus interfering with vibrato and smooth pitch modulation (this has since been fixed), etc. Not good signs to me for a company where this should be their bread and butter.

        If there are no clicks on the larger devices digital engines, perhaps they make sure to run everything through the necessary transient and dc filters (software or hardware, i don’t know).

        I may be wrong, but could they not print money by doubling or tripling the polyphony of the OG microkorg, putting it into one of their newer cases with their superior keybeds, and selling it? What is the hold up? Have they lost the original code or no longer understand it? Does the compilation toolchain no longer run on current OS’s? Just seem like a no-brainer to me.

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