OSC interfacing: Korg Microkontrol

Oct 21, 2010 at 6:56pm

OSC interfacing: Korg Microkontrol

Hi all,

I have just finished a utility for integrating the Korg Microkontrol with MaxMSP using a simple OSC protocol.

The max patch is available from my website:


It converts the tedious SYSEX communications required to use the Microkontrol in ‘native mode’ (thus giving feedback control of the LEDs/LCDs) into simple OSC. It also provides up to 6 virtual banks of storage/state recall for all the control elements on the unit.

The download includes documentation of the OSC protocol, and an example max patch showing all the OSC messages in use.

Hopefully some people (especially those who’s native tongue isn’t HEX) will find this useful. Cheers

Oct 21, 2010 at 11:47pm

Thanks a lot for this. I just wish my MK weren’t quite as broken as it is so I could take proper advantage of it!

Nov 18, 2012 at 12:05pm

thank you – i eventually gave up using sysex when I tried to fiddle around with the MK myself.
looking forward to try this out!


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