And thanks Bert. I saw the message yesterday on my phone but couldn't respond because my son and I were having a rare treat, we went to the theatre to see Return to the Forbidden Planet. Absolutely brilliant!
The answer is actually yes and no
Boards 1 and 2 pre-date the KN7000 and as far as we can tell the KN7000, KN2600 and KN2400 lreadt have the Tones that are on these boards. Tones are the base constituents that Sounds (instruments) are built with. Each Sound is built with up to four Tomes. So, the Sounds from these two boards appear to be exactly the same when saved to Sound Memory.
Here's a link to board 1:http://technicskn7000.com/about/expand-your-options/technics-ew01nx-free-downloads/
Boards 3 and 4 come after the release of KN7000 and they contain Tones that aren't on the keyboard. We don't know whether they are on KN2600 and KN2400 yet (can some owners help us?).
However, most of the Sounds on the latter boards are primarily using the Tones that are built-in to KN7000, so most of them sound exactly the same. A few Sounds don't work very well but most of them are, to my ears, the same as the original.
However, I have tinnitus from playing too loud on stage over the years, so make your own mind up lol.
One of my projects is to "re-tone" the Sounds on boards 3 and 4 so that we don't have these anomalies. To do that, we'll replace any missing Tones with ones that are already on the keyboard. In most cases this will give us virtually identical Sounds.
For example, let's say a Sound uses three Tones as follows (imaginary for the example):
NV Trumpet 2
Let's say that 'Funny Synth' is a Tone that only exists on the board.
Then when you save it to Memory, the KN7000 will either skip Funny Synth or it will find the closest match that it has (pretty clever stuff that is).
If it skips Funny Synth, our task in the project is to find a Tone that comes close to Funny Synth, edit it a bit if necessary and add it to the Sound.
Beyond that, I'll be standardising the contents of the TM files on my site (each contains 40 Sounds that Load into Memory) because there's another project on the go to create a PC program that works with Technics Instruments.
One of the things that is planned for the program requires us (you?) to use standardised versions of TM files, so that the program can consistently select Sounds from the 'Standard' TM files. The result will be that you will be able to choose from about 1000 additional Sounds and work with Technics-compatible sequences at your PC. Amongst other things.
In order to progress this I'll be looking for owners of boards 3 and 4 who are willing to take a lot of photos of their KN7000 Sound Edit screens for me. Then I'll have to type out all the data, relate the Sounds and Tones to new program numbers in the standardised files, apply the Tones and re-edit them... So it won't happen overnight
I spend a lot of time working with Microsoft Excel lately!
This is a small part of a development of the Falcosoft Midiplayer, tailored for Technics (it already supports NX Sound).
Well, more detail than you needed probably but hopefully it helps explain a few things.