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Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:53 am
by kylejun06
Can someone please explain to me how I can make more complex sounds on a microkorg? I've only gone so far as to edit the oscillators and add effects on a blank program. I don't know how to work the LFO filters and such. :/

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:18 am
by Shleed
Eh, read the manual?

Yeah, that will do.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:19 pm
by kylejun06
Shleed wrote:Eh, read the manual?

Yeah, that will do.

oh i have. trust me hahaa. yet as the total n00b that i am, i have no idea what they're talking about. does anyone know anything i could read or watch that could help me with this? hmm?

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:55 pm
by kk994
There's a free book on the ARP 2600 and subtractive synthesis generally at - each chapter has about 10 questions after it making sure you're keeping up. Also there is a CD with 99 samples highlighting certain techniques in the book. Well worth the download.

The MicroKorg is different but the techniques are the same. You can also download a free version of the Arp 2600 from

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:56 pm
by tallowwaters
1 use layered patches
2 use the modulation matrix
3 go to arp settings, select 'trg' as the pattern, note length to 100, and in the other arp section set the gate to on (so it sounds constantly with no fingers on the kybd)
4 now start playing around in the mod matrix
5 when setting things to lfos make on lfo fast and the other slow
6 use the built in effects

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:32 pm
by shaft9000
since it's bi-timbral you can layer/split/pan two sounds per patch to make it sound much more expansive and complex.
if you really want to move well beyond the presets the mK is far from ideal - you're much better off w/ a ms2000 for this