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Modifying a Korg Micro-preset
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:51 am    Post subject: Modifying a Korg Micro-preset Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I can't help myself...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/87190215@N07/sets/72157631532744615/

There's a bit more information included with the photos.

What does it sound like?

Well I guess it still sounds like a Micro-preset but with just a whole lot more control. The basic filter design is more or less the same but I added the VC-Q part from a PS-3100 to allow me to vary the resonance from the new front panel.

The additional electronics in there is for a beefier power supply, the two new EGs and VCO output buffering for the Synthe section. The empty op-amp socket is for further additions that may or may not be added at a later stage.

I'll pop some sound samples up at some point.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Sounds great Tony. Very Happy

I always loved the little Micro-preset. I unfortunately had to part with mine as I needed to pay some bills. Instant "OMD" as they say! Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

here u r

http://www.cykong.com/Synths/Korg%20M-500SP/KorgM500SP.htm

your mod is really asskickin. will b there any tutorial?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

radek tymecki wrote:
http://www.cykong.com/Synths/Korg%20M-500SP/KorgM500SP.htm


CY's pages are a really good read. CY bought one of my Moog Rogue racks years ago. CY's site and the chap on YouTube who added the LEDs to the front are the only two modifications for the Micropreset I could find on the net.

radek tymecki wrote:
your mod is really asskickin. will b there any tutorial?


I'd love to do one but it's actually quite a complex mod and it would take me some time to write that one all up properly. Indeed, I think the whole project took the best part of five working days to complete. However, I am hoping that the pictures would inspire others to do something with their Micropresets too. It's a great sounding little synth and the mods take it that much further.

Actually, I wanted to add quite a few more controls to the new panel but space on the panel and underneath it didn't allow that.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Tony,

do you happen to have schematics for the Micro Preset? I have this partly working Micro Preset that I would like to restore, but I was not able to find any readable schematics.
It would be great if you could help me - the little bugger sat in the closet for far too long.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

creekree wrote:
do you happen to have schematics for the Micro Preset?

This is the best one I have:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/87190215@N07/8157851491/

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thank you Tony,

this is much better than anything I found! cheers

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've modded mine recently, all information is here:

http://thebigear.be/sdiy/korg-micro-preset-m-500sp.html

Thanks again, Tony!

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