Configure microKorg for our plug-in

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    Instructions what to do before inserting our plug-in to project

    First we need to make sure the hardware is ready to communicate with the software. In order to do so, we need to make sure that some pre-required settings are set accordingly.

    Plug your MIDI cables to the MIDI device and Audio Jacks to your mixer / soundcard.
    MIDI out from synth to MIDI device in and vice versa. No MIDI thru or other ports.

    Fire up your microKorg and enter MIDI settings with “EDIT SELECT 2” knob.

    Set MIDI CH for your microKorg as you wish – just remember what it is when launching our plug-in.
    Set LOCAL to OFF if you control your microKorg sound engine via master keyboard.
    Set CLOCK to Ext if you don’t plan to use the arpeggiator. Arpeggiator work only when microKorg receives MIDI clock data.

    Lets adjust some MIDI settings which are hidden from main panel. In order to access these settings, follow the instructions given here.

    Hold down the SHIFT key and press the 4 key – Display indicates FLT.

    • Enable program change: Turn knob 1 until display says P-E.
    • Enable control change: Turn knob 2 until display says C-E.
    • Enable System Exclusive: Turn knob 4 until display says E-E.

    Exit this view by clicking shift – Display returns to normal state.

    Hold down the SHIFT key and press the 8 key – Display indicates utP.

    • Disable Write Protect: Turn knob 1 until display says oFF.

    Exit this view by clicking shift – Display returns to normal state.

    You might have to adjust the write protect setting each time you power-up your microKorg, so check that time after time to make sure it is oFF.

    All set! We are now ready to open our plug-in in DAW!

    To get more information about how to adjust your synth, read the Korg microKorg User Manual.

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      This should be added to the directions above – setting MIDI Clock to INT will cause you a lot of odd behavior with this plugin (MIDI tempo set to 242 BPM, banks will never save even though write protect is off, certain features like the + and – for preset selection will hang the plugin for 15+ seconds, etc.) It must be set to External. If you want the ARP patches to work, set MIDI Clock on the Advanced page.

      The instructions above make it sound like you have an option to use Ext or not. You have no choice; it must be set to Ext.



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