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#444271 - 01/08/18 06:04 PM download
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 502
Loc: Quebec Canada
Hi,I how can I download a style to my kn2600?
I just purchase the kn2600 because of the sounds,styles and pads
the white keys is now yellow and I would like to change them
is there a place that I can purchase these white keys
Thanks in advance
Howard
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#444366 - 01/10/18 05:15 AM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
RMepstead Offline
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Registered: 06/15/02
Posts: 1516
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Can't remember whether the KN2600 has a floppy disk slot but I rather think it doesn't. In which case you have got to download styles direct to the SD Card which is not a straightforward procedure.
There is a company www.wdgreenhill.com here in the UK who are stockists of Technics parts.
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#444427 - 01/10/18 02:33 PM Re: download [Re: RMepstead]
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 502
Loc: Quebec Canada
Hi Roger Thanks very much for your help
I try to download a kn 7000 direct from the sdcard =no luck
It was easy with the kn 7000
Thanks again
Howard
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#444741 - 01/14/18 02:42 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 502
Loc: Quebec Canada
Hi Roger My Keyboard now its a kn2600 I download the update 1.1
from http://www.ca-software.com/technics/downloads/

The update is KN24PRG.Dat
But in the forum you write kn24prg.dat May be I had download the wrong update
The KN2600 have only a sdcard,, no floppy disk

I try to download the INITIAL.disk for kn2600 but the procedure from the same site did not work
Need help!
Thanks
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#444759 - 01/15/18 12:16 AM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
HarryG Offline
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Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 190
Loc: Germany
Hello Howard,

the last update for the KN 2600 is 1.1 with 1.484 KB.
I am not sure but I believe that the update is made on the KN 2600 via the USB port. Take a look at the operating instructions page 188.
Maybe there is also a KN 2600 owner in the forum, who can provide information.

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#444760 - 01/15/18 01:58 AM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
The Saint Offline
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Registered: 10/29/07
Posts: 589
Loc: Sydney Australia
Hi,
Any reason why I cannot download to floppy from the site ?
I am always looking for new sounds.
Stupid, may be Roger's first comment, but that aside, any help?

Ray dance
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#444782 - 01/15/18 11:42 AM Re: download [Re: The Saint]
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 502
Loc: Quebec Canada
Hi Harry,Thanks for your response I have verify in page 188 but
no luck The fireware ver1.1 from the web site is 3.674ko
and you told me it should be 1.484ko

Harry I need to up date my kn2600
By the procedure I format the sdcard 2gig and then install the
update in the sdcard and after to the kn26oo.After I press
panel memory 1234 at same time plus the power
Nothing hapen.
Also I cannot install a style from my backup kn7000 to kn2600
Athought I have a sdcard 2gig with kn7000 styles and it work
Thanks again
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#444787 - 01/15/18 12:27 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
designserve Offline
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Registered: 08/21/14
Posts: 139
Loc: Wales, UK
Hi Howard,

I would advise you not to install firmware on your KN2600. Usually the firmware updates don't add important features, most usually they correct spelling errors in various languages, stuff like that. It won't give you new styles or sounds.

Installing firmware can damage your keyboard if it goes wrong and there's nobody who can help you if that happens.

You say you have an SD card with KN7000 styles that works. This makes me think that perhaps you aren't transferring styles to your other SD cards correctly.

To transfer styles to a card you need KN-SDExplorer or other similar software. You can get the free demo here:

https://software.technicskn7000.com/

Instructions are also on the site, read the sections carefully.

You don't need to buy the full version of KN-SDExplorer, the free version will transfer 10 styles. Then you can re-start it to transfer another ten and so on. Or maybe you have it already. If you bought it in the past I can arrange for the license to be sent to you again. If so, send me the email address you used at the time AND your current email address via a private message and I'll organise for the license to be sent to you.

Remember that you must format the SD Card in your KN2600 and you must make a directory (using the keyboard) and save something onto the card also (using the keyboard), to prepare it correctly. You can save anything onto the card. After that, you use KN-SDExplorer to transfer styles onto the card.

This procedure is exactly the same for the KN7000. There is no difference in how the KN7000 and KN2600 work with SD Cards but you don't have the benefit of being able to transfer from floppy to SD using the KN2600 so you have to use KN-SDExplorer or similar software.

Also, if you have a KN7000.sdb backup on your computer, the KN-SDExplorer software will restore that backup to a blank card for you.

I am still working with the programmer to bring out a new version of KN-SDExplorer but it is very time-consuming and we've both been delayed due to work and illness. However, the current version works fine in all versions of Windows which is testament to the original programming. Just that we are (still) working on a simpler version, it is not forgotten.

Some 2Gb SD Cards may work but the officially supported maximum size is an SD-Secure Card of 1Gb. SDHC and other types of SD cards won't work at all.

Over the last couple of years I've had some problems with my sites but they now run on very fast servers and most of the problems are resolved. I'm constantly working to improve them when family time, work and health allow and I'm also very grateful to John (JD5live) and Roger (Rmepstead) and Dave Tutt for the help they give me and the members because I simply can't cope on my own.

John and I own most models of Technics keyboards between us and we have a KN2600 so I can assure you that the above information is correct and we'll try to help you out where we can when time allows but it does take a bit of learning on how to transfer styles, same as for all of the Technics models.

Thanks also to many of you who have written to check that all is ok, I do my best to answer everyone but things have been difficult, all is improving now.

Good luck and best wishes,
Mike
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#444801 - 01/15/18 04:51 PM Re: download [Re: designserve]
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 502
Loc: Quebec Canada
Hi Mike Thanks for your reply
For many years I had some kn7000.Last year the kn7000 crash
I have an audya5 and last week I bought the kn2600 because I was lonesome for a KNTechnics.Now I am happy to have one. I had done the test check and it was fine But the version is 1.0.So I had
download the new version 1.1 to fix problem with (techichord)
http://www.ca-software.com/technics/downloads/
I download the fireware 1.1 and the Initial.disk I had format a sdcard 2gig from the kn2600 and after I copy the fireware 1.1 to the sdcard and whent to my keyboard.insert the sdcard in the slot after I press panel memory 1234 hold and open the power
Resulting =Blank screen blue.
I have the kn SDExplorer
I have kept my backups from the kn7000 to kn2600 sdcard.Just copy PRIVATE to the sdcard no problem
But its when I whant to unzip some styles I have the big problem
I know that you work very hard for us and I appreciated
I will follow your advise,but I need help to unzip files or styles files to download in the sdcard so it will work on my
KN2600
Thanks again Mike
Howard
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#444804 - 01/15/18 05:30 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
designserve Offline
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Registered: 08/21/14
Posts: 139
Loc: Wales, UK
Howard,

Ok I understand. It seems you are doing everything correctly. I've put the instructions below, translated to English. However, I believe there is a step missing in the instructions.

Before you start, you must format the SD Card in your KN2600 ****AND**** you must SAVE something to the card. As you know, this creates the PRIVATE directory and other Technics files on the card. From what I understand, the keyboard won't recognise a formatted card with only the "KN24PRG.DAT". It also needs the normal Technics file structure to be present.

Another way is to put the "KN24PRG.DAT" on one of your existing cards which already has Technics files on it, so the structure is already there.

Good luck, I can't help you if it goes wrong because I have no idea!

Best wishes,
Mike

Instructions translated to English by Google Translate:

Installation instructions for the KN2600 update
1. Show current version:
- Turn off the keyboard.
- In the SOUND GROUP section, press the first three buttons in the top row
[PIANO] - [STRINGS & VOCAL] - [GUITAR & HARPSI] and hold them during the
Power on.
- After switching on, you will see the bottom right of the display
Version number.
- Should the version number be the same or even higher than the one offered here,
an update is not necessary.
2. Create the update on SD card
- Only use SD cards between 8 and 64 MB for the update
Storage capacity. The SD card must have been formatted on the keyboard (not
on the PC!).
- Now insert the SD card into your SD card recorder and make sure
that it is connected to the computer.
- Now copy the file "KN24PRG.DAT" to the SD card.
3. The update on the KN2600:
- Insert the SD card into the SD slot of your KN2600.
- Press and hold the first 4 Panel Memory buttons
turn on the keyboard.
- Select UPDATE repeatedly until the process starts.
- At the message "Completed !! Turn on AGAIN" switch off your KN2600 and
after about 2-3 seconds again.
CA-Software assumes no responsibility for errors that occur or
Damage caused by the update! As a precaution, do it in point 3
described procedure instead of "UPDATE" first a "CHECK".
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