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#59041 - 01/06/04 06:06 PM Americana Disks
Mary in Tucson Offline
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Registered: 09/07/03
Posts: 55
Loc: tucson, Arizona, USA
A few years ago a series of disks called the
Americana Series was discontinued. I know
there were disks for organ and piano, but was
wondering if they ever made any for the keyboard? I have several for my G-100 organ and really like them, and now I have a KN6500 and if anyone knows if there were disks made for the keyboard would appreciate
hearing from you.
Thanks

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#59042 - 01/06/04 07:39 PM Re: Americana Disks
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4470
Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi Mary,
they did make them right up to the kn5 ( I think ) . Not sure if they're still available though.

My local dealer had quite a range ( problem is I'm in Australia).

best wishes
Rikki

Quote:
Originally posted by Mary in Tucson:
A few years ago a series of disks called the
Americana Series was discontinued. I know
there were disks for organ and piano, but was
wondering if they ever made any for the keyboard? I have several for my G-100 organ and really like them, and now I have a KN6500 and if anyone knows if there were disks made for the keyboard would appreciate
hearing from you.
Thanks

Thanks
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best wishes
Rikki

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#59043 - 01/07/04 11:00 AM Re: Americana Disks
lahawk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2240
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
I too am interested in the Americana disks, even if is for my 3000. So if anyone knows if they are still available please let us know
Thanks

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#59044 - 01/07/04 11:19 AM Re: Americana Disks
Gunnar Jonny Offline
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Registered: 04/01/01
Posts: 3855
Loc: Norway
Technote had those disks, but if there are any more left
I'm unsure about.
Maybe a peek in theyr webshop will tell, but there are no
more production of this serie anymore if
the info I got earlier is correct.
Sad, because it really was/is good stuff.
GJ
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#59045 - 01/07/04 12:02 PM Re: Americana Disks
Johnnie.c Offline
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Registered: 08/12/01
Posts: 561
Loc: England
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunnar Jonny:
Technote had those disks, but if there are any more left
I'm unsure about.
Maybe a peek in theyr webshop will tell, but there are no
more production of this serie anymore if
the info I got earlier is correct.
Sad, because it really was/is good stuff.
GJ


Americana disks are no longer available unless you can find a dealer that still has some on the shelf.
I agree they are really well produced style disks

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#59046 - 01/07/04 01:50 PM Re: Americana Disks
lahawk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2240
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Well if they are no longer produced, does that mean they can be legally shared..hint..if you have any ..well, never mind.
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Larry

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#59047 - 01/07/04 02:39 PM Re: Americana Disks
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4470
Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi Larry,
interesting question.
The last one I saw goes back to the kn5, which goes back at least 5 years. Be interesting to know when they stopped producing them for sale.
Copyrights a bit of a frightener.
best wishes
Rikki
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Originally posted by lahawk:
Well if they are no longer produced, does that mean they can be legally shared..hint..if you have any ..well, never mind.
_________________________
best wishes
Rikki

Korg PA4x, Korg PA3X, PSR S950, Band in a Box 2018
V Arranger/Ketron SD2

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#59048 - 01/07/04 04:03 PM Re: Americana Disks
Gunnar Jonny Offline
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Registered: 04/01/01
Posts: 3855
Loc: Norway
Quote:
Originally posted by lahawk:
Well if they are no longer produced, does that mean they can be legally shared..hint..if you have any .....


If you thinking about the copyrights, I think
they still are valid.
I don't remember how many years it is before
it's free for all.
GJ
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Cheers & Happy Playing. smile
GJ
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"Success is not counted by how high you have climbed
but by how many you brought with you." (Wil Rose)

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#59049 - 01/07/04 09:58 PM Re: Americana Disks
lahawk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2240
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
A kind member has sent me a sample of an Americana Style, but on the KN3000, it displays "the data on the disk is for a different product".

So a general question, not only pretaining to these particular styles, but all styles.

Is there a way of knowing what keyboard styles were made for. Can I load the style disk on my computer, look at the styles and say ..oh yea... these are for the 5000, or the 6000, etc? How can I tell?



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Larry Hawk
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#59050 - 01/08/04 01:30 PM Re: Americana Disks
Bud Whipple Offline
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Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 480
Loc: The Plantation, Leesburg, Flor...
The Americana series was the only way to get extra styles for a while, until you learned to find styles on the internet and convert them. Even then, the converted styles couldn't hold a candle to the Technics styles! The series started way back, and was upgraded with the arrival of the new keyboards. If I could find my old catalog in this stack of papers etc., it would tell me if the series ended with the kn1500/3000 keyboards or went on to the kn3000/5000. They could be upgraded to your new kn6000 by loading them into a kn5000 and saving out to disk, loading into a kn6000 and again, saving them to disk. A long and tiresome process, but at $35 a disk for only five styles, you didn't throw them away. I know my dealer still has quite a few of them in a box stuffed behind one of the keyboards, so if anyone wants to deal, they may be able to buy a few. They have been used for store demos, but should do the job. Of course, if they are for the kn1500/3000, you'll need a kn5000 handy for upgrading. Wouldn't the kn7000 load and play the old styles? If I had one left, I'd send it out to someone to try, just to satisfy my curiosity.

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