Korg MS2KxR AudioUnit & VSTi Librarian Editor Plug-in

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Do you know the potential of your Korg MS2000 / MS2000R synthesizer? We do and we take the synthesizer programming, patch management and usability even further! We are proud to give you: Korg MS2KxR AudioUnit and VSTi plugin for Mac & PC



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Price for all three:    149.85


Korg MS2KxR, our product to your enquiries. Faster control and automation access than ever, MS2KxR takes your Korg MS2000(B) / MS2000(B)R into a whole new level in the game! Control the same way you use your VSTi and AudioUnit plug-ins. Connect your Hardware seamlessly into your DAW. MS2KxR will recall your patch settings when you open your project and the data will be sent to your MS2000(B) / MS2000(B)R automatically once you open your project. The only thing you need to worry, is that you power-up your synth. You can run our plugin in Mac AudioUnit & VSTi format and PC VSTi format (both 32 & 64bit).

Faster Workflow

Since there are a lot of great software synthesizers in the markets today and because they are so fast to use, we wanted to bring this functionality to every producer out there with Korg MS2KxR plugin and any MS2000 series model. It is now much faster to scroll thru patches & make edits within your DAW.

The best part is, when you reopen your project, you don’t have to worry about the patch data you had on your synth while producing: Our plugin stores all the data within the project and when you reopen the project, all of the used data gets sent to your hardware, automatically! No more external applications for saving, loading or transferring patch data. Welcome total recall.

  • Control Korg MS2000 series synthesizer directly from your DAW.
  • Automate almost every parameter directly from your DAW.
  • No need to remember CC’s for each knobs / per synthesizer. Goodbye sticky notes!
  • Load, Edit and Store patches into hardware memory or in your HDD personal library.
  • Store any MS2000 / MicroKorg compatible soundset in your HDD library folder and browse it from our plugin.
  • Send banks or individual patches from librarian to hardware.
  • Request banks or individual patches from hardware to librarian.
  • Total Recall: When you reopen your project, all of the data used in it, will be sent to the hardware, automatically!

Setting everything up

It is very easy to setup our plugin and to start using in your productions. Just follow these steps and you can’t go wrong :-) Check user manual for more instructions!

DAW settings:

  • Fire up your DAW and head to settings.
  • Make sure MIDI input from the terminal used with your synth is disabled or adjust a filter in settings to disable CC and SysEx messages passing through.
  • Load our Korg MS2KxR Plugin and select appropriate MIDI terminals from the upper right corner where your MS2000(R) is connected.
  • Plugin is now ready to receive and send data to your MS2000-series synth.

Synthesizer settings:

  • Fire up your MS2000 and click Global under the display.
  • Check parameters below and make sure they match:
  • Memory Protect : Off
  • MIDI channel : 01
  • Local : ON
  • Clock : External
  • ProgChg, CtrlChg & SystemEx : ENA
  • MS2000 is now ready to communicate with our plugin. If not, check Librarian tab and click “Global + Patch”. Enjoy!

Simple filter (transform element) used inside Logic Pro to let notes pass thru into your DAW from MS2000 keyboard.

Knowing the interface – Korg MS2KxR Editor & Librarian Plugin

Download, Setup & Register

Hardware & Software Settings

Using the librarian

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DAW Compatibility

Apple Logic Pro

Mac OS X 10.6 and UP

AudioUnit for Apple Logic Pro. Tested in Logic Pro 7, 9 and 10. Works in older version as well.

Steinberg Cubase

Mac OS X and Windows

VSTi for Steinberg Cubase. Tested in Cubase 5 and 7. Works in older version as well.

Ableton Live

Mac OS X and Windows

AudioUnit and VSTi for Ableton Live. Tested in Live 9. Works in older version as well.

Imageline Fruity Loops

Windows XP and UP

VSTi for Imageline Fruity Loops. Tested in Fruity Loops 10. Works in older version as well.

… and others as well. Download the demo to see if it works for you. If it does not work, leave us a message and we will review it.

Demo Downloads

Our demo downloads public, so there are no strings attached when you want to try the demo. Just give it a go from the links below! 

Demo limitations:

  • Not possible to automate
  • Total Recall not enabled
  • Librarian functions are limited
  • Not possible to register


  • Korg MS2000 series hardware synth.
    Korg MS2000
  • MIDI interface.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later with AudioUnit or VSTi host.
  • Win XP, Vista, 7 or 8 with VSTi 2.4 compliant host.


OS X 32-bit

OS X 64-bit


Windows 32-bit

Windows 64-bit

User manual will be out with new release. We are working on a new release which has 33% bigger UI, improved librarian functions and a whole lot more!

Availability, Pricing and Current Version

Korg MS2KxR Editor & Librarian comes down with a very good price. This price includes support for lifetime! :-)

Pricing: 49.95 EUR (+ VAT for EU customers) – Lifetime updates.
Availability: NOW !!
Current version: MAC v1.0.9 | PC v1.0.9

 49.95 Add to cart


Current version is missing few functions. Read more from our change log tab -> trello board! Make sure to backup your data before proceeding with the plugin!

Korg MS2000 & MS2000R is a trademark of Korg Inc.

Detailed Specifications

What you can do with our plugin and what you can not do. Please read through the list before you buy. Thank you! :-)

What our plugin can do:

  • Control your Korg MS2000 hardware synthesizer from your DAW over MIDI.
  • Edit almost every parameter of your synthesizer from our plug-in.
  • We added almost 500 parameters to the plugin (2 timbres) so the sound editing should be painless and quick task.
  • Automate almost every parameter in your DAW.
  • Easier to handle automations than trying to remember hundreds of #CC’s.
  • Changing timbre from plugin changes timbre in hardware and vice versa.
  • Layer multiple patches to create massive leads or such.
  • Parameters that are available for automation will be listed on your DAW. (Ableton Live can’t see our parameters, until you touch a knob / button).
  • Total Recall of the sounds used up on project reload.
  • All of the current parameters from the plugin will be sent to the hardwares temp memory up on project reload!
  • Time saver when thinking about storing, naming and loading data from multiple hardwares per project.
  • Plugin reacts to hardware knob movements and displays knob, slider, menu and button values within the plugin display.
  • Store banks to your MS2000 from the librarian. (coming soon)
  • Store patches to your MS2000 from the librarian.
  • Request banks from your MS2000 to the librarian.
  • Request patches from your MS2000 to the librarian.
  • Store requested or modified bank data to your own library (on your HDD).
  • View & edit patch name in plug-in interface & librarian.
  • Librarian supports MIDI and SysEx soundset formats from MS2000 / microKorg models.
  • Select next or previous librarian patch from hardware.
  • Select next or previous hardware patch from librarian.
  • Move patches from one bank to another and save as you like.
  • You can send patches from the plug-in to your synthesizers Temp memory buffer OR you can write user memory slots through our plug-in.
  • Download and import all of the MS2000 / microKorg soundsets in one folder for quick access through the plugin.
  • Each timbre can have its own patch.
  • Each timbre has its own parameters which you can automate from your DAW.

What our plugin can NOT do:

  • Transmit any audio. You have to plug your Synthesizers audio jacks into your mixer in order to hear the sound.
  • You can not remotely start and / or shut down your Synthesizer ;-)

Operating system specified settings / limits:

Since our plugin is designed to work on multiple platforms and operation systems, here is a short cut-down list of the differences between Windows and Mac OS X architecture.

Windows limitations

Since Windows driver structure is different to MAC OS X, you have to read our manual with extra care regarding to MIDI device setups and such.

Mac OS X limitations

Since Mac OS X works "out from the box" with resource sharing, you are good to go once you insert the plugin into your DAW. However, our plugin can cause you a MIDI loop if you leave the port open / unfiltered from your hardware to your DAW. You can set various filters in your DAW. (please refer to your DAW manual how to do it).


  • Korg MS2000 / MS2000R or MS2000B / MS2000BR hardware synth.
    Korg MS2000 / MS2000R
  • MIDI interface.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later with AudioUnit or VST host.
  • Windows XP or later with VST 2.4 compliant host.

What you get up on purchase:

  • Mystery Islands Music MS2KxR Editor & Librarian plugin for Mac OS X and Windows platforms. AudioUnit and VSTi included for both, 32 and 64 bit DAWs.
  • Personal activation key, which is downloadable from "Account" page after purchase.
  • MS2KxR plugin User Manual and Manual Addendum / Changelog in PDF format.
  • Lifetime free updates and free support!
  • Korg MS2000 & microKorg Factory Preset Banks included.
  • Based on the amount you have purchased products from us, we will send you a coupon towards next purchase(s).

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Our plug-ins are made for Musicians, producers, live artists & sound designers BY musicians. Actually, there is no who as you decide if you want to use it or not. As we are musicians, we know what we need in our daily basis to make music faster, be more creative and to get our “mind” work with the modern way = AudioUnit & VSTi plug-ins. We try to develop our software for you as well, but we can’t please everyone thats for sure. We are not working for any of the companies we develop our Librarian / Editor plug-ins for. We build our product for ourselves and for you :) Here is a example to show how our plug-in will help your day!

Any kind of studio / live setup:

Hardware synthesizer MIDI interface Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

• You produce music for yourself, or with a client and you want a quick access to your hardware synth sounds.
• Your clients get the impression that your gear is professional when you load in the plug-in and start to tweak it.
• You can easily edit sounds straight from the plug-in interface without going to actual hardware and dive thru the silly menus to get what you want.
• Small or large session in your DAW -> our plug-in synchronizes your hardware synth with the data saved in your project.
• No more hassle with the hardware synth banks and patches when you open a project, a time saver!
• Organize, build, edit, load and save banks within one window. This helps you to build your favorite banks in seconds!
• You still love to work “hands on” with your hardware, no problem! Just tweak the knob, dive the menus or what ever you do, you can see the changes in your plug-in window as well. When you hit Save in your session, all of the data received will be saved.
• Automate parameters quickly in your DAW without the need of remembering 100′s of #CC numbers for each synth.
• Store your favorite sounds to your hardware synth so you can quickly access them on stage.

2016-04-23 V1.0.9 RELEASE NOTES
* [Fixed] Sometimes wrong layers were displayed after recalling a project.
* [New] Request current patch data from plugin UI to librarian.

2016-04-19 V1.0.8 RELEASE NOTES
* [Update] Updated graphics for various knobs, switches and layers.
* [Update] Improved patch list refreshing after discarding or saving patch data.
* [Update] Changed sysex knobs and switches to NRPN format to prevent peaks in processor usage.
* [Fixed] Decreased memory load by 1000%.
* [New] Added settings tab and it's controls.
* [New] Added menus for MIDI1 and MIDI2 controllers in settings page.
* [New] Added velocity curve menu in settings page.
* [New] Added function that sends global data to hardware when leaving settings page.
* [New] Added Tempo lock switch to prevent tempo change up on preset change.
* [New] Added vibrato int knob in main window.
* [New] Added bend range menu in main window.
* [New] Added timbre transpose knob in main window.
* [New] Added timbre tuning knob in main window.
* [New] When in edit mode, knobs send SysEx commands from hardware to UI and now changes values correspondingly in software UI.
* [New] Timbre 1 and timbre 2 MIDI channel lock switches added to prevent midi channel changes up on preset load.
* [New] Load to timbre 1 and load to timbre 2 / load from timbre 1 and load from timbre 2 switches added to librarian page so we can choose which timbre data we send from librarian files to hardware timbres of users choice.
* [New] Patches can be changed via arrow keys in librarian window while the mouse is over the banks patch names.
* [New] Storing patch data to HDD is now possible.
* [New] Reading Korg MS2000 format data added as well as our own bank data.
* [New] Added save button in librarian to overwrite currently edited bank.
* [New] Librarian can now receive and map all patch data from hardware to corresponding patch slots.

2016-02-27 V1.0.3 BETA RELEASE NOTES
* [Fixed] All patches are now scrollable via the librarian (please note that midi channel must match to hear the sound – fix coming up next week)
* [Fixed] Filter KBD Track didn’t work as expected
* [Fixed] Filter Velocity didn’t work as expected
* [Fixed] Amp KBD Track didn’t work as expected
* [Fixed] Amp Velocity didn’t work as expected
* [Fixed] Library control from MIDI works as expected
* [Added] Plugin can now pass DAW MIDI clock messages
* [Update] Minor update to main graphics to please the eye a bit more
* [Update] MIDI data handling has been improved and CPU does not peak up on control change / program change

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Customers' review

Rated 4.33 out of 5 stars
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6 reviews for Korg MS2KxR AudioUnit & VSTi Librarian Editor Plug-in

  1. philoutte@wanadoo.fr
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Yes!!!!Essential, it you work with a DAW. Simple and effective. Thanks, my korg finds his youth.

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  2. mtycruz@gmail.com
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Good softwareGood software

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  3. m_iv@mail.ru
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    works fine - does notworks fine, does not need much tune, up to run (but the registration is not obvious :) . Useful extra presets. the sequencer interface is more user-friendly as the hardware one.

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  4. grom.manuel@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Tweaking my external MS2kR got so much faster!Before I purchased a copy of the KorgMs2000 I played around with the demo version. And quickly realized that being able to tweak my external gear in my Sequencer is totally awesome.

    I do have one feature request for future updates.

    Implementing the function to sync the hardware knobs value with the software knobs value?

    Let me explain more in detail what I mean.
    On the hardware when I tweak for example the CUTOFF. And let’s assume the value is 50.
    But the software has a value of 80 on preset/plug in load.
    Once the preset is loaded they won’t sync. The hardware will override the value in the VST as soon as I tweak it.
    A kind of if-statement that checks the input of the software with the output of the hardware unit.

    If(hardware value == softwarevalue){//allow value to change};
    If not then wait till hadwarevalue == softwarevalue

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  5. dj_rubendf@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A nice surpriseI have Ms2k from years now but now with this editor I´m getting deeper in it! Its a pleasure to edit the Ms2K sequencer via the plugin! Also a pleasure grafic interface an how all is showed. Many problems in the past with an old patch editor for Ms2K for PowerPc. Im excited waiting for the official realease

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  6. sbkproductions@gmail.com
    3 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Korg MS2KxR AudioUnit & VSTi Librarian Editorafter a slightly shaky start getting to know the editor I am now comfortable using it, & have the editor talking nicely to my rack synth, & also the controls on my rack synth are reflected by movements in the software.

    I am using the AU version in my DAW Presonus Studio One 3.0, connecting through a Motu MTP AV midi hub.

    the only problem I have found at this stage is the arpeggiator controls in the editor don't seem to effect any change in my hardware, so I'm not sure why that is.

    I am yet to understand how to properly load & save patches using the librarian, but I haven't spent much time on that yet.

    the support I have received so far (regarding my licence key) has been prompt.

    I understand a manual will be released along with the next update, but at this stage I have told to refer to the virushc plugin manual.

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Questions and answers of the customers

  1. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi, yes storing user patches is enabled function in the fully licensed version. Demo does not have this option.

    Regarding to midi interface things: Go to live settings, make sure the midi in and out that is assigned to MS2000(R) does not receive or send any data from Live. Otherwise the device is preserved to Live and plugin will give warnings if there is a attempt to open the terminal second time.
    And yes, in order to receive and transmit data back and forth, MIDI in and out connections are needed.

    There is no such thing as stupid questions :)

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