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#332652 - 10/18/11 12:05 PM Re: kn5000 still relevant----sort of [Re: philip2000]
RMepstead Offline
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Have a look at the Korg PA3X Pro sometime Audrey - ex Technics guys now work there...
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#332663 - 10/18/11 04:16 PM Re: kn5000 still relevant----sort of [Re: philip2000]
Audrey Turner Offline
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Registered: 03/19/02
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Loc: Cambridge, Cambs, England
Hello Roger,

Yes, I met one or two of them at Pakefield in April. I have to say I was more than impressed with the PA3X, it not only had many of the simple functions of the KN7 on board, but in certain areas you would think they were playing it, the sounds were so much like the KNs. One of the things I really liked was being able to set up styles in advance whilst playing, in readiness for the next tune and having a choice of intros (mix & match fashion if you like. I was interested in the 76 note model but I did wonder whether it would be left 'soundless' should there be a 'glitch' with the speaker bar, but never got around to asking them. (maybe it has a battery backup on board?) It is also expensive, and although they made me a really great offer for my Tyros 4, I really want to find out more about it and spend some time playing it, before making a final decision.

Hope you and Midge are keeping well.

Audrey


Edited by Audrey Turner (10/18/11 04:17 PM)

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#332675 - 10/19/11 02:37 AM Re: kn5000 still relevant----sort of [Re: Audrey Turner]
peter b Offline
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Registered: 12/24/10
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I have a KN7 to which I have put an excellent KAS speaker system (up to 120w) which works really well and so what is the need for changing to any other keyboard, when imho there is nothing on them to improve on what the KN7 has? The younger players seem to want gimmicks that they can play around with but our era want good solid musical sounds which is what the KN7 gives us.

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Peter B

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#332685 - 10/19/11 08:10 AM Re: kn5000 still relevant----sort of [Re: philip2000]
Bernie9 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
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Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
Or to put it another way,since the music we play is far older than the KN5000, how can it be outdated ?


Edited by Bernie9 (10/19/11 08:28 AM)
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#332690 - 10/19/11 08:49 AM Re: kn5000 still relevant----sort of [Re: Bernie9]
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 3204
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Peter said:
The younger players seem to want gimmicks that they can play around with but our era want good solid musical sounds which is what the KN7 gives us.

Playing at home and playing out for people is not the same; even if you are playing in a Nursing Homes. I find that 40% of the songs I am playing in a nursing home are not the music of my era; it is rock orientated.

I am a youngster of 80 years, thank you God, and I am in love with gimmicks. My new keyboard is a Korg Pa800, its fantastic. I can change almost every part of the keyboard to what I want. It is like a computer, its just filled with gimmicks.

Soooo, after I finished playing the Pa800; by playing I mean songs and gimmicks and gimmicks, I go to my Kn7000. Peter the songs sound different; real clear my era. If you were watching me when I go to my Kn7000 you would see a gentle smile,ya know like when you come home and youre safe.

Roger, the transition from a Kn7000 to a Korg comes with a steep learning curve. You can do so much with the keyboard but you must prepare to play less; It is not for everyone. I own one because I love gimmicks but when I am done I go to my Kn7000 to play the music I love. I keep thinking that with a new keyboard Ill be able to do much more. I have bought and sold: Psr2100, Psr3000, s900, Tyros 1, Tyros2, and a Tyros3. There are all gone. Why do I put my Kn7000 up for sale; a mood, boredom, looking for a perfect wave.

Good health to all, John C.

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#332707 - 10/19/11 02:44 PM Re: kn5000 still relevant----sort of [Re: philip2000]
Bernie9 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
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Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
Eventhough I will never sell my KN7000 for some of the reasons you gave, I must admit I am always looking for the Holy Grail myself.

I have bought a Roland G70, Korg PA-800, Kurzweil K2661,Kn5000, Kn7000 and My Audya76, Muse Receptor, and vArranger. This is not counting all the Yamaha's, Casio's, and Rolands prior to the last ten years mentioned above.

My point is that each one offered something unique, and each were different, not necessarily better or worse.

I enjoy playing with my toys I couldn't afford while raising a family. I may never find the perfect keyboard, but it's been a helluva ride.

Bernie
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#332714 - 10/19/11 05:17 PM Re: kn5000 still relevant----sort of [Re: Bernie9]
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 3204
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Ray for Bernie. I love it.
John C.

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