The most suitable choice as a carrier is a waveform that contains large
numbers of overtones, such as a sawtooth wave or pulse wave. The output
of timbres 1 and 2 is mixed and used as the carrier.
A human voice is typically used as the modulator, but you can also obtain
unique results by using rhythm sounds or another type of waveform. The
microKORG XL+ allows you to select either an external input such as mic
or rhythm (AUDIO IN) or timbre 2 as the modulator. If you've selected tim-
bre 2, the output of the timbre 2 EQ will be input to the modulator.
2. Basic editing procedure
There are two ways to edit sounds on the microKORG XL+.
• You can select a program that's close to the sound you want, and create
the desired program by making the necessary changes.
• You can start editing the program from scratch (an initialized state).
Choose a method, and get started creating and playing your own sounds!
Editing a program
1. Select the program that you want to edit.
2. Use the [KNOB FUNCTION SELECT] dial to choose the
section that you want to edit.
Take a moment to consider how the original program is different than what
you have in mind, and choose the appropriate parameter to edit.
Use the [TIMBRE SELECT] lever or the [VOCODER] button to select the
part that you want to edit.
3. Use knobs , , and  to edit the values of the parame-
ters assigned to each knob.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as needed to create the desired
5. Write your edited program.
p. 31 "Saving (Writing)"
If you select another program or turn off the power before you've
written your edited program, the changes you made will be lost.
If you want to create a program from scratch
If you want to create a program from scratch, start by initializing to enter
p. 28 "Initializing a program"
If you're creating a program from scratch using Full Edit mode, you can
take advantage of the fact that pages are organized in the appropriate or-
der; simply proceed by turning knob  to step through the pages.