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Welcome to a page dedicated to a hard working musician: Mark Kleiman!

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 with...

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And of course the modules also...

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Click here to download the free version of KIT...

Click here for help on installing KIT, taken from the readme file that comes with KIT. Note how you launch MIDIFILE.EXE before starting KIT for the first time...

Click here to view instructions on how to use KIT with these files...

If you like what we've done here, click here to leave us a little feedback on the Korg i-Series Message Board. This was the combined effort on the part of Mark of course, who did most of the work, and Danny Jo and Derek Hamilton, who helped with the ftp work. Anything to help out guys with the Korg i-Series keyboards. Derek is currently working on posting the rest of the Korg i3 manual. The link to his website is just below, and while you are there, be sure to fire up your Real One players and give a listen to his fine recordings, made with the Korg i3 and Korg i30...

Click here to jump to Derek Hamilton's website...

So....
 
If you have KIT downloaded, installed and ready to launch, then you are ready for the i-Series fun to begin. And...be sure to check out the "Unclassified" styles. These were among some of the most interesting titles as I was zipping these. If the style you are interested in starts with a certain letter, chances are you might find it there in the appropriate file:

2_4beat

5_4beat

6_8beat

8beat

12beat

16beat

50th

60th

70th

80th

Acid

Afro

Bajon

Ballads

Baroque

Bebop

beguine

Besame

Big Band

Bolero

Boogie

Bossa

Blues

Cajun

Calypso

Cancan

Caribean

Chacha

Charleston

Christmas

Classical

Country

Dance

Disco

Dixie

Energy

Euro

Fox

Funk

Fusion

Gospel

Groove

Gypsy

Habanera

Hawaii

HipHop

HitParade

House

HullyGully

Jazz

Lambada

Latin

Mambo

March

Mazurka

Med

Meneaito

Merengue

Motown

Muzette

OtherLatin

PasoDoble

Polka

Pop

Quickstep

R&B

Ragtime

Rap

Regg

Rock

Rumba

Salsa

Samba

Schlager

Shuffle

Songs

Soul

Swing

Tango

Tarantella

Techno

Twist

Unclassified

Unclassified A/B

Unclassified C/D

Unclassified E/F

Unclassified G/H

Unclassified I/J

Unclassified K/L

Unclassified M/N

Unclassified O/P

Unclassified Q/R

Unclassified S

Unclassified T/U/V

Unclassified W/X/Y/Z

Waltz

World