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#47704 - 07/05/03 02:08 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
The Leans Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 88
Loc: Birmingham, England
My first technics instrument was the KN1500. Nobody here has yet mentioned this keyboard, but it was in fact, a super little music-maker. I have no idea why it was never popularised, but it really was a great introduction to Technics.

This was followed by the 6K then eventually the 7K. Apart from the organ voices on the 7K, I don't actually feel that the 7K is better than the 6K.

All this reminds me of something which has often bugged me. Can anybody tell me why, with the enormous advances in modern musical technology, todays instruments cannot reproduce material recorded on previous instruments. ? It seems such an obvious factor to cater for, that I wonder whether there aren't 'commercial' considerations at play here. ???

Does it all necessarily follow therefore, that my recorded material from my KN1500, is effectively lost forever, and cannot be re-produced in any way, shape, or form. ??

(you mean I've got to do them all over again). ?? - Colin Leaney.

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#47705 - 07/05/03 02:25 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
shakeel Ahmed Offline
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Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 141
Loc: gujranwala,punjab,Pakistan
My first Technics board was kn2000,Then several other brands and now i have kn6500
and psr 2100(great combination).
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#47706 - 07/05/03 03:28 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
lahawk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2198
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Colin,
Are you sure about your KN1500 Rcordings being lost forever? Do they not play on your 7000?

True the 7000 may substitute a different rhythm and sound, but your original song is there for you to tweek if neceassary.

Therefore, I believe your quote "cannot be re-produced in any way, shape, or form " may not be correct.

Larry
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#47707 - 07/05/03 03:32 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
lahawk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2198
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Trivia Question :

What was the first Technics KN Keyboard that came with a floppy drive ?

The winner gets to spend an evening discussing Politics with Grandpa Doug.

Larry Hawk
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#47708 - 07/05/03 03:58 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
BEBOP Offline
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Registered: 01/02/00
Posts: 3767
Loc: San Jose, California
The floppy drive was an option on the KN800. The FD20 Floppy Drive was 861.00 List price as an add on at the dealer. The keyboard was 3802.00 for a total of 4663.00 plus Sales tax of 338.07 was a total of 5001.07 USDollars loaded in the car. The brand X stand was another 32.00
I be willing to take half price for it
Bebop
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#47709 - 07/05/03 04:55 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
rikkisbears Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4243
Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi,
I started off with the kn800, then the kn2000, then a SMAC ( something) sound module arranger, then the kn3000, the WSA Synthesizer ? ( my memory's not the best, but it was the only synth that I think they ever made) then the KN5000 , then PR602 Piano, and last the KN7000.

Actually they're not the only brands I owned along the way, but I always had a technics in some manner shape or form.

Method in the madness ( heehee) Hubby called it the ability to pay not to play.

best wishes
Rikki

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#47710 - 07/05/03 05:17 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
Bill Norrie Online   content
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 2275
Loc: Richmond,North Yorkshire, UK
KN800, KN1000, KN2000, KN3000, KN5000, KN6000, KN7000 and also now Tyros - but we won't talk about that one

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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music.
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#47711 - 07/05/03 09:12 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
Ted Rose Offline
Member

Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 515
Loc: United States
Already a long list of responses to BEBOP's question and here added is mine, if anyone gets down this far in the list! (Maybe this response will be "the last Rose of summer"?

Anyway, some of you already know that this Rose is a late bloomer, and I have only been playing keyboard for less than 10 years. It came about when a local piano/organ dealer offered a free introductory course in organ playing instruction for seniors, even those with no previous knowledge of music. Hmmmm, sounded like me and I was looking for a hobby/project as I adjusted to retirement. I signed up for the course and enjoyed it, but it didn't take long for me to realize I would probably never be able to learn to play the organ, and anyway, my wife wasn't about to let me move such a big instrument into our small condominium. So, a potential organ buyer I was not! But one day, there in the store, was a Technics 5000, beckoning to me. The dealer suggested I try it out; I did, and I was hooked. The wonderful easy play features, setups, etc. were great and, once I got it home, I found I was able to concentrate on learning to play. Before long, I discovered a magic gift that apparently I have had for years and never developed, namely the ability to play "by ear". Chords just seemed to come without rhyme or reason and, as I progressed, I became comfortable in more than one key. Now I feel rather adept (in all modesty) playing in C, F, Eb, Ab. At the organ store one day, the 6000 arrived. It seemed to do so much more and was so much more advanced, I was enthralled. But I wasn't sure I wanted to invest in another instrument after having the 5000 for just a few years. But a little while later, the 6500 came into the shop and that was a sign! It didn't take long for me to succumb and one fine day the 6500 came home. I was then sure I had found the final keyboard for me. How dare Technics come out with the 7000, so streamlined, so gleaming, so exciting to look at and hear! When a buyer made me "an offer I couldn't refuse" for my 6500 and I was able to negotiate a fine deal on the 7000 last November, I was the proud owner of the 7000 before Christmas last year. Will I move up again??? Who knows!

So, there is my tale. If you got this far, I compliment you and thank you for listening. (My wife is right; I sure am verbose!)

Ted Rose

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#47712 - 07/06/03 01:30 AM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
Alain Offline
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Registered: 02/28/99
Posts: 380
Loc: De Panne , Belgium
This is what I had....don't scare....I'm a bit nuts . Sometimes I buy a keyboard and one month later I already sold it or swapped it for another keyboard. I'd better try to improve my playing but I can't help it.

In a row I had:
-technics kn6000,6500
-technics kn7000
I hope they don't bring out a kn8000 in the near future.

Greetings from Belgium,
Alain

EDITED by BEBOP. Read the topic

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#47713 - 07/06/03 12:43 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
AlexGreen Offline
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Registered: 05/07/00
Posts: 187
Loc: Beachwood NJ USA
1000,3000,5000,6000,6500 and now the best of them all the 7000.

I loved every one of them but the 6000.

Cees I do not think there was a 4000 and Larry I think the 2000 was the first with a disk drive.

Alex

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