19 thoughts on “Korg 05R/W editor”

  1. This editor is fantastic! Amazing work – interactive graphics on the envelopes, sending and receiving programs from the unit works and it is otherwise 100% awesome. Finally, I get to dig my hands deep in the 05R/W without deep menu diving. Thank you!

  2. Good day Mdeca. Thank you for this panel. It looks fantastic!

    I own a Korg X3, and since it is similar to the Korg 05R/W, I TRIED to use this panel with my Korg X3, but alas! It keeps on saying “Invalid MIDI Device”.

    Is the SysEx data for Korg 05R/W not similar to the Korg X3?
    Is there any chance of updating this panel to make it compatible with the Korg X3?

    In any case, thank you for all the hard work and this beautiful panel.
    I know a lot of Korg 05R/W owners appreciate this!

  3. Hi Mdeca,
    Thanks for your great work! I just need to ask a simple question – from a novice:
    Can I edit my 05R/W with your software just using a regular midi to usb cable to connect it to my Windows (10) PC?
    Or do I need a to-host cable and some kind of adapter?
    /Markus (musician and Korg user, Sweden)

    • Hi Markus,

      I don’t know if Mdeca will reply, so here is my answer in the meantime…

      I have successfully connected my other keyboard (Roland) to my Windows 10 64bit PC without any problems whatsoever! I run another CTRLR Panel with that keyboard, and it works 100% I just cannot get my Korg X3 to work with this Korg 05R/W panel (not surprising since it is NOT a Korg 05R/W).

      I am using a Chinese USB to MIDI cable, and when I plugged it into my Windows 10 64bit PC, Windows 10 automatically loaded the required drivers (I did not use the manufacturer outdated drivers).

      So I suggest that you use your USB to MIDI cable, and ensure that it appears successfully in the Windows 10 Device Manager.
      Then download and install CTRLR (I recommend version Ctrlr-5.4.29 which is very stable).
      Then run the software and load the panel, and everything should work perfectly (if you have a Korg 05R/W)!


  4. Hi Raymond,
    Thanks for your reply!
    I’m just setting everything up using my USB to MIDI cable, as you suggested – and it seems to be working fine! I haven’t really started editing sounds yet, though, so I have some work to do getting acquainted with the editor.

  5. Hello everybody and sorry for answering so late.
    @goolana: the X5DR is very similar but some modifications to the software will be required for sure. As I do not own the X5DR, it would be very hard for me to do it. But if you can get hold of the midi specifications of the X5DR you can give it a try yourself, LUA is not so hard to learn…
    @RaymondInSA: at the beginning of every SysEx message there are some bytes that identify the brand and model of the synth sending the message, and the editor checks that and responds only to those coming from a 05R/W. If this is the only difference with the X3 (which I doubt), try to bypass this check – have a look at the function “midiParseReceived” around lines 39-43.

  6. Hey
    It looks fantastic ?
    Do you think it will work with my Korg 03R/W please?
    Its in the post (the Korg 03R/W) on its way to me and if this is compatible i will be a very happy girl!
    Deena ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hi,
    I’ve looked everywhere but there seem to be no Korg 03R/W panels out there.
    I’d faint with delight if this could be edited by someone who knows what they are doing, unlike me, to support the Korg 03R/W as well!
    Deena ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. In case someone is interested: I’m trying to adapt this panel to Korg 03R/W. Unfortunately there are some differences between them. Hence the panel is not working without adaptions. Right now I’ve completed the voicelist and got most of the (program) controls working. Combination isn’t done so far and retrieving data from the module does not work (no idea about the reason so far…) Effect part has started so far.
    -> So far I can set almost all parameters for programs without saving. At least the sounds can be modified completely.
    Continuing adapting…

  9. Iam interested in Korg X3 as wel as in Korg 01/W FD
    AKAI DPS24 and the AKAI Z4 Sampler with the options filled in.

    Akai Pro let every one with older hardware just for dead. No Info. No Drivers. No reaction what so ever. Just advertisements, Buy me, Buy me MPC Superhardware, but what after a 1,5 year ? No service, no reply’s .
    Bad bussines.

    This Ctrlr gives me the solusions I was looking for

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