Patch Base Synth Editor Updated To Support Korg Prophecy

Coffeeshopped has updated Patch Base – a patch editor for iPad & Mac – to support the Korg Prophecy Physical Modeling Synthesizer.

The editor lets you edit every voice parameter on your Korg Prophecy in real-time. Adjust and fine-tune the oscillators, filter, envelopes, LFOs, and all modulation capabilities that the Prophecy offers:

  • Visualize and edit all of the dozens of parameters in a Prophecy voice, without diving into the menus on the synth.
  • See the parameters for the chosen oscillators in a voice only, to help focus and understanding of how each oscillator works.
  • Easy modulation routing, with LFOs and Envelopes available for editing next to any parameter you want to modulate.
  • Copy/paste/randomize/init envelopes for ease of editing

Patch Librarian Features:

  • Save your patches and banks as files on your iPad or Mac: Patch Base saves files as sysex that can be sent to your synth by Patch Base or any general-purpose sysex transfer app.
  • Organize your sounds: Create folders to organize your patches and banks.
  • iCloud integration: Optionally use iCloud to make your patch files accessible on any iCloud-connected device, and to automatically sync files between Patch Base on Mac and iPad.
  • Import sysex files: Import existing patch and bank sysex files to Patch Base. On Mac, simply drop your files into the Patch Base browser. On iPad, easily import using iCloud or the Files app.

Pricing and Availability

Patch Base is available as a free download, so you can test connnectivity & workflow with your synth. Full support for each synth is available via paid upgrades.

10 thoughts on “Patch Base Synth Editor Updated To Support Korg Prophecy

  1. “Patch Base is available as a free download, so you can test connnectivity & workflow with your synth. Full support for each synth is available via paid upgrades”

    Last time I checked you could only download the app for free but to do anything else you would need to pay ridiculously per synth. Has this really changed?

    1. Prices have changed a bit but still expensive. The app is getting about a 2 star score in the Appstore.

      Monthly € 5,99
      Yamaha DX7 € 29,99
      Korg Volca FM€ 29,99
      Roland JV-1010 € 29,99
      All Access: Annual € 61,99
      All Access € 99,99
      Waldorf Blofeld € 29,99
      Roland JD-Xi € 29,99
      Roland D-05 € 29,99
      Roland D-10 € 29,99

    2. In fairness to Patch Base, Prophecy is presumably a pretty complex synth and it would take quite a while to build an editor for it. Plus the demand is not that high.

      For other synths, check out Edisyn, which is really excellent, free and even open source. Prophecy is not there yet, although anyone can add it if they have the energy.

  2. If I still had hardware I’d get Patch Base in a minute. I had patch editors/librarians for my non-analog synths back in the day. They ran in the $50-ish range (or more) and were well worth having.

  3. You mean there are more than 20 Prophecys in the world that still work? Ha. It didn’t set the world on fire much more than the Z1 did. They’re great synths that appeared a few years before their time.

    Korg’s new software version sounds great, but what’s missing is the unique touch-strip-on-a-barrel pitch bender. It was like a more sophisticated version of the Hydrasynth strip. You could configure a controller to do part of it with a software physical modeler, but it won’t have that great grab-&-go thing.

    1. The sausage roll was a neat performance tool, but the ribbon controller part on my old prophecy was always sort of touchy (even when I bought it in 2000) and the roll itself always felt like it was too heavily sprung (like you would break it if you really started hammering it, or pushing it downwards was awkward with your index finger, which is in part why I think they went with the pad on the Z1.

  4. I have found patch-base to be a great app and the developer has replied directly and quickly to me in the past to help me work out some bugs I had with some Casio CZ patches that I had downloaded online that had weird Sysex info in them that was scrambling the app.

    I have a Prophecy and it is such a pain in the butt to program. When I have the time to dig it back out of the basement and have some fun with it I will definitely get this Prophecy editor.

    I agree with the previous comment that the Prophecy is complicated and developing an editor for it is presumably quite labor intensive. I appreciate that someone is out there doing this.

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