Korg T3, how do I play with different sounds?

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Korg T3, how do I play with different sounds?

Post by bluebear222 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:21 am

Hello there!
I am extremely new to the synth scene.
I just got a korg t3 from my uncle, thinking it was a keyboard.
As long as i can play music on it its fine, however, there is only one 'instrument' (MIDI? Preset?) which the keys play, and Id really like to have other sounds, and even instruments to play with.
Ive been reading the manual, apparently it is supposed to have other sounds on it. But when i go through the prog A/Prog B combinations, it only plays the same sound.

When i first got this synth, i had to change the internal battery.
Im wondering if that may be why this is happening.
Is there anything I can do?
Thank you for your time.
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Re: Korg T3, how do I play with different sounds?

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:59 am

you're going to have to restore the factory presets using MIDI and the battery swap killed the stored presets. http://www.sysexdb.com/synth_detail.aspx?dv=70
has the files you need

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Re: Korg T3, how do I play with different sounds?

Post by bluebear222 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:26 am

Ashe37 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:59 am
you're going to have to restore the factory presets using MIDI and the battery swap killed the stored presets. http://www.sysexdb.com/synth_detail.aspx?dv=70
has the files you need
Ashe, thank you for your help. Can you tell me what 'restore the presets with MIDI' means? Is that a program i need, and do i need to plug my synth into my computer?
Or do I need to put each of the files on that link you provided on a floppy disk and then into my synth?
I am also curious if you can add more than just the presets to it.
Thank you.

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Re: Korg T3, how do I play with different sounds?

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:30 am

look for a tutorial on downloading sysex to a device. The T3 manuals are on korgs site

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Re: Korg T3, how do I play with different sounds?

Post by bluebear222 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:36 am

thank you ashe will do. i appreciate your time and advice.
If anyone else would like to add their thoughts, especially if you have experience with this particular model i would love to hear your perspective!

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Re: Korg T3, how do I play with different sounds?

Post by madtheory » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:34 am

The problem you're having is not model specific. It's more age related. But totally solveable :)

1. You'll need a MIDI interface. Don't buy a generic/ unbranded one. Go for Alesis or Roland or M Audio.
2. Read this:
https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/ar ... pc-or-mac/

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Re: Korg T3, how do I play with different sounds?

Post by bluebear222 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:45 am

Thank you for your time madtheory. It really helps.
I will work towards getting a midi interface!

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