You will benefit greatly from Mark Kleiman's work. Here is why: Mark, over
a period of several years, undertook the task of collecting styles that could be used on Korg i-Series keyboards.
He then spent an entire year catagorizing these styles by genré. Then he saved them in a format that can be imported into
a program called "KIT", written by Milan Markovic, and a free download (Click the link a little further down this page). By
the way, you can also purchase the latest program created by Milan that allows you to work with pcg/prg files and arr files,
as well as support the new PA keyboards. Visit his website at http://www.posta.cg.yu/istyle.
Now, back to Mark's files: These files have the file extension .ISF.
Once imported into KIT, they can be saved in one of three different ways: Korg i3 format, Korg IS40 format, and finally Korg
i30 format. KIT will allow you to create complete sets that are appropriate for each keyboard, 4 styles for Korg i3, 16 styles
for Korg IS40 and 48 styles for a complete set of Korg i30 styles. These are displayed in KIT with their own unique logo,
depending on the type of keyboard. When you load these into the respective keyboards, you will probably have to tweek the
programs (sounds) to your liking, although they will usually load with enough sounds in place to make sense of the style as
a starting point. Many of these are simple 2 bar patterns from other brands of keyboards, and then again some of them are
quite complicated, at 12 to 16 bars. I found out about these by wanting a Country 3/4 style, and Mark sent me an entire set
of just 3/4 Country styles, 48 in all, for the i30! I was able to find the style I was looking for, one with that crying
pedal steel guitar , and we found just the one and used it on the mp3 file here at the website (on the mp3 page) called "Southbound
Train". Anyway, now I know how he did it. He explained all the hard work that went into this project, and now all owners of
any of the old i-Series can benefit. So here is to you, Mark: Thanks and well done!
Some of the i-Series Korg keyboards you can use these styles
And of course the modules also...