MicroKORG XL: Reducing “Assign” ranges

OK, here’s a simple trick for the MicroKORG XL.

Normally, the 3 control knobs will sweep through the entire range of any parameter assigned to them. On stage at least, I much prefer limited control around a certain predefined value i.e. in the heat of the moment I want an extra controller, not a full-range knob.

Say you are already using the mod wheel for e.g. vibrato, and you want to control filter cutoff between two values that both make sense. Instead of doing this…

Knob Assign 1

you do this:

Knob Assign 2

and these:

EG3

Both Attack and Decay of the spare envelope (EG 3) should be instantaneous (0), sustain level (SL) determines the range (40 here). Release is set to maximum and modulation intensity (INT) is zero. See what happens if they aren’t! Any questions?

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4 Responses to “MicroKORG XL: Reducing “Assign” ranges”

  1. This is such an awesome site… I’m just getting into synthesizers and I just picked up a MKXL.

    Unfortunately I don’t know what any of this lingo means, or what any of the different effects mean! Is there an easy video tutorial that walks through basics of synth sounds?

    Seems like there’s a steep learning curve. Too many experts and too many beginners! Can you point me in the right direction?

    • Sorry, I don’t know any basic articles / books on the subject. They’re probably out there, I just don’t know them. BTW learning complicated stuff takes time and dedication. There’s a not-so-old adage that says you need to spend 10,000 hours to become an expert. I think 1,000 hours and you’ll be more than proficient, though.

  2. I want a “clean” sounding sine wobble on mod wheel how do I remove the “dirty” sound from the mod wheel. greetings from a newbie!

  3. btw. use A 53 wedge LD.

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