This is a program for organising patterns & songs on a Korg EMX-1
Music Production Station. It displays all items in a single view, making
it easy to rename, move & re-group as reqd. Multiple emx files are
shown in separate tabs.
It processes saved emx files offline, so a means of transferring files is
required, such as a SmartMedia or SD card.
The program is not intended to be a full on-line editor; it was designed
wear & tear on the rotary knob... and the operator :)
Main screenshot showing the factory set with song S.01 selected. The
colours indicate which patterns are used by the song and the song chain.
(zoom in for more detail)
Summary buttons show key attributes for all patterns & songs at a
glance. This example shows the no. of measures & beats for all
patterns, and the no. of pattern positions used in all songs.
More details can be shown in the log window; this shows basic song info.
This shows a drum & synth grid pattern.
More pattern info includes note values, gate times and motion sequences
Song editing for chains & pattern list
Pattern editing for drum & synth waveforms
Grid files can be imported. Sequetron drum config files can also be used
with a bit of tweaking
Grid file imported, ready for saving as an emx file
Minimum system requirements
Windows 98SE and later.
Tested on Win XP & Win 8.1 64bit
13-Apr-2015 EMX1Config V3.00
The program is free, but if you pass it on, please keep the package
Note this processes EMX-1 files only; it does not process ESX files.
The EMX-1 factory set is built-in to the program (via File, New), but
other emx files are available from Korg's support
, e.g. USA_Writerly
- Run/double-click the installation file and follow the prompts
(administrator privileges are required)
Windows may prompt for permission to install using various messages...
- If you see: Windows protected your PC - Windows SmartScreen
prevented an unrecognised application from starting...
Click 'More Info' to reveal a button marked 'Run anyway' and click
- If you see: User Account Control - Do you want to allow the
following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this
When the program is running, click the Help button for further
information, or contact me if you have any problems.
- Use the standard uninstall/remove process in Windows Control Panel.
Administrator privileges are required, so you may need to acknowledge
User Account Control prompts as shown above and/or logon as an
admin user first.
© Phil Tipping, 2015