Korg Poly-800II Patches
Here are a whole bunch of patches for the Korg Poly-800II.
They came from a bunch of old patchblock files I had sitting around from the
unreleased Korg ProEdit for Poly-800II Patch Editor (Macintosh, circa 1986),
which I wrote a long time ago, and lead to the DW-8000 version which Korg sold.
I found the source code to ProEdit and these patchblock files, and wrote a new
program in C#/.NET to convert them to the SysEx files (along with the HTML and
Cubase Device files) given here.
- There is a lot of duplication between these patchblocks,
and that some of them are very sparse (not all 64 patches are filled in).
- These patches are for the Korg Poly-800II, and will
not work on the original Poly-800.
Here's some tips for getting these patches into your Poly-800II:
- Back up your Poly-800II to tape, UniSyn, Cubase, or whatever before sending
any of these SysEx files to your synth. These .syx files will replace all 64
patches in your Poly-800II, and slam it back to MIDI channel 1.
- Make sure the write-enable switch on the back of the synth is set to allow
writing to memory.
- Use a SysEx utility to transfer the .syx files to your Poly-800II. I use
MIDI-OX for Windows.
- The Poly-800II really likes all its SysEx data at once. If you send it in
little chuncks with delays in between (which some SysEx utilities do), the Poly
will not receive consistently. (If you're using MIDI-OX, in the SysEx window
choose SysEx > Configure and set the Low Level Output Buffers to size 6144.)
- After the transfer, your Poly-800II will be reset to receiving MIDI on
channel 1. So if you use a different channel, dial up parameter 87
(MIDI channel) and set it appropriately.