KN4ever: I truly am a devoted loyal Technics arranger keyboard (KN5000) fan, so am curious what you know about the NEXT generation KN keyboard (KN7000/7600?).
As much as I admire the improved fantastic sounds on the KN6500, I never upgraded my KN5000 to the KN6000 or current KN6500 because the PC software which is supposed to enable you to backup the optional hard drive data (HD-SX-6) to your desktop PC STILL does NOT work
. Keysoft Service (HD-SX-6 hard drive software manufacter) has been promising a fix for over a year and still no fix. STRANGE ! What a disappointment because (for me), both having the hard drive (for instant access to many customized styles/songs/sounds required for live stage work) and the ability to keep a backup of the hard drive contents is absolutely ESSENTIAL.
I've heard rumours that the next model KN keyboard may have 76 keys and even INCLUDE a hard drive too. I also heard (from someone on this board who claims to have heard from Dan Slick-Panasonic/Technics Sales) that Technics may go under the name of Panasonic in the future. Will the next generation of KN keyboard say Panasonic instead of Technics now? KN4ever, do you know anything which might substantiate any of these rumours? Also heard (rumour only) that the KN7000/KN7600?, won't be released till Fall of 2002.
KN4ever, Please share additional 'substantiated' information you may have which might support theses rumours as well as any other information you know. As Sander said, I AM very interested. Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to play (the KN5000) I go !
- Scott http://scottyee.com