Good morning XG/Yamaha people...
Before anything, I wish you all a good and happy year 2024...!
I know today is not the best day of the year to come here with my doubts and questions...but I have no rush and if you wish to help me, please do it at your best convenience...!
I will introduce myself as a keyboard and computer moron... I am interested in learning piano at my advanced age (today is my 59th birthday by the way...!). I started my piano adventure last year with a Korg T1 that I repaired after more than 20 years of silence...and I was very happy with it. During the repair of the Korg, I had to disconnect the LCD display and for some reason ALL FACTORY SOUNDS were lost. I had then to reload the machine using MIDI-OX and and a SysEx file I found on the web...It was pretty straightforward to do, since the Korg T1 firmware offers the possibility to do so... I then used the Korg to start my piano lessons... Then I had to get rid of the T1 for (ugly) familly reasons...snif... that's life.
Now things being more quiet, I have started my piano adventure again, using the Yamaha QS300 this time. Before starting, this baby was in great need of repair as well...the electro-luminescent panel underneath the LCD was dead and I had to change it. Funny thing is, that upon disconnection of the LCD, NOTHING was lost this time on the QS300, and I still have access to the factory sounds and can play without problems.
With the LCD working again, I can now start learning the machine properly...I have made giant leaps during the past week and can see how interesting is the machine. I see that the QS300 was sold with a huge bank of more than 900 voices (correct me if I am wrong, please)...when I scroll my voice catalogue I obviously find a lot of voices but certainly NOT 900+ voices...some voices might have been lost or deleted during the former life of my machine.
I have been visiting and reading the few web pages still dedicated to the QS300 and I think I have now most files available for download.
I do not remember where the following file comes from, but I now have a SysEx folder whose name is: Yamaha_QS300_1_ExpertLine and in this folder I can find 3 files:
-Autoload.q3a (194 Kb)
-Factory.q3a (33 Kb)
-Factory.q3v (32 Kb)
I have a STRONG FEELING that those files can be used to "inject" the full set of voices again in the keyboard probably using XG gold or MIDI-ox (again...correct me if I am wrong please).
I am all set to try this BUT, after reading the QS300 user manual I DO NOT FIND how to get to the menu in the firmware that prepares the QS300 for this kind of voice dump.
----------Am I TOTALLY wrong when I think I can do with QS300 the exact same thing I did with the Korg T1...? Perhaps, factory sounds can only be uploaded in the machine using the floppy disk...? ( Of course I do not have any floppy disk...the floppy reader seems OK though).
---------- Before I try any data transfer using my Berhinger BCA 2000 (By the way...how come this forum only deals with other Berhinger models: BCR2000 and BCF 2000...is my BCA 2000 a different kind of external sound card...????), I think it would be wise FIRST to make a back-up file of the voices that are now safely stored in my keyboard...just in case something goes wrong when trying to inject additional voices...how do I do that...please...?
Well.....that is about it for today, I know this is an old machine and that you guys have a life and perhaps you have lost interest/memory for this survivor... without asking you too much efforts and time, in case you have some remembrance of this kind of operations, thanks in advance for any kind of kind advice you might for me...
Once again...finish 2023 in the most wonderful way and start 2024 even better...! Keep the music up...!