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#424768 - 08/12/16 01:21 PM Re: Technics KN7000 is still alive :) [Re: tony mads usa]
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aaaaaah, stop that Tony. (grin)

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#424772 - 08/12/16 02:35 PM Re: Technics KN7000 is still alive :) [Re: DAN.2000]
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Love the 5k.....hatef the 6,7.....especially the sunken keybed
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#424774 - 08/12/16 03:33 PM Re: Technics KN7000 is still alive :) [Re: DAN.2000]
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Originally Posted By: DAN.2000
KN7000 styles has 8 fill ins smile
Styles have their charm and are almost gm compatibles

Hi Dan
If I remember correctly, we used to be able to save midifiles with the Gm sounds, but it's a long time ago , so memory could be faulty. They didn't as good as with the original sounds, but more than adequate.

It did have amazing note transposition setting. Only 1 track for all the chord types, yet it could play some very melodic? ( not sure that 's the correct term) type phrases in the variations.
Wish I'd understood it better when I owned it..

Anyway brilliant news. Must check back into your forum. Appears a lot has been happening in the last year or so whilst I was missing in action. Haha
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#424776 - 08/12/16 07:37 PM Re: Technics KN7000 is still alive :) [Re: rikkisbears]
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Rikki, I would take a midi file turn it into a technics file and then create a user drum track for the midi file; they only had room for one user drum track the end product was one good sounding midi file.

One big advantage --- you could play the midi file in any of the styles/rhythms in the keyboard. Stardust could be a cha cha , or a big band swing or a disco if you wish.

Wow, this brings back many memories.

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#424781 - 08/13/16 01:37 AM Re: Technics KN7000 is still alive :) [Re: DAN.2000]
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I've got three Technics KN7000 keyboards at home at the moment...don't ask why - its just too complicated...
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#424785 - 08/13/16 05:41 AM Re: Technics KN7000 is still alive :) [Re: bruno123]
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Originally Posted By: bruno123
Rikki, I would take a midi file turn it into a technics file and then create a user drum track for the midi file; they only had room for one user drum track the end product was one good sounding midi file.

One big advantage --- you could play the midi file in any of the styles/rhythms in the keyboard. Stardust could be a cha cha , or a big band swing or a disco if you wish.

Wow, this brings back many memories.

John C.


Hi John,
Doesn't it just.
One can only dream where they'd be at, 12 years down the track.
( you know you can do some pretty amazing things with that korg of yours)

I remember one beautiful sunny morning, I'd just gotten up from my kn7 to grab a glass water. I was looking out the window and I noticed this 12 ft gum tree branch hit our power line.
Ran back to my kn7, too late, the display screen was dimming. Power was fading out, , so was my keyboard. Long 3 hour wait till they restored power, kn appeared to be dead as a Dodo.
Thank goodness for the technics forum. I mentioned it, and Alec or Alex? ( technics player) GENIIOUS that he was, got back to me with this monumental list of instructions on how to reboot it. Couldn't beleive it, it worked.
The power outage managed to fry the TV set , video player and Foxtel box, but the keyboard lived on. Haha.
Built like a proverbial tank.
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#424792 - 08/13/16 11:19 AM Re: Technics KN7000 is still alive :) [Re: bruno123]
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Originally Posted By: bruno123
Rikki, I would take a midi file turn it into a technics file and then create a user drum track for the midi file; they only had room for one user drum track the end product was one good sounding midi file.

One big advantage --- you could play the midi file in any of the styles/rhythms in the keyboard. Stardust could be a cha cha , or a big band swing or a disco if you wish.

Wow, this brings back many memories.

John C.


never owned a technics, but allways had the feeling the styles on the KN series where more then just playing different midi sequences with each variation...
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#424796 - 08/13/16 03:25 PM Re: Technics KN7000 is still alive :) [Re: Bachus]
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Hard to use words to explain a feeling.

The styles and instrument sounds and amplification worked together to produce big band music I have not heard on any other keyboard. That is the value of the Kn7000 in my opinion.
O
ther keyboards have done a good job creating big band but fall short. My example: A jazz band of today with the same instrumentation and music charts of old big band music also falls short. You cannot duplicate the feeling of the older musicians with todays musicians.

Is the kN7000 good for contemporary music? No, it falls short. (My opinion)

I have always felt that the roots of the Kn7000 came from the Wersi Organ; also a winner in many areas.

John C.

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#424797 - 08/13/16 03:34 PM Re: Technics KN7000 is still alive :) [Re: Bachus]
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Originally Posted By: Bachus


never owned a technics, but allways had the feeling the styles on the KN series where more then just playing different midi sequences with each variation...


Hi Bachus,
I tend to think you really missed out on something special.
In their day, they were in a league of their own.
Innovation , as much as anything.
Sd card storage for the kn7. Didn't even know what an sd card was, I think we were buying them with 2 to 8 megs of memory, because the technology was so new.
Kn5000 had style conversion disk , you could convert styles from other keyboards.
Technics, can't remember when it was introduced but fairly early, basically "dial a style" you could put styles together by mixing and matching onboard style tracks. Really easyto use.
List goes on.
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#424798 - 08/13/16 04:42 PM Re: Technics KN7000 is still alive :) [Re: DAN.2000]
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Edited by Dnj (08/13/16 04:42 PM)
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