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#70748 - 11/07/10 01:52 PM Are you using a second keyboard with your Kn7
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 4176
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
I found a Yamaha s910 at a decent price, it will be coming soon.

Some of our Kn7000 owners have a second keyboard How are using the second keyboard? Do you use them together? Are you using a midi connection?

Your thoughts appreciated, John C.

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#70749 - 11/07/10 04:21 PM Re: Are you using a second keyboard with your Kn7
Frank Bez Offline
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Registered: 12/11/99
Posts: 260
Loc: Avila Beach, CA, U.S.A.
Hi John.
I've had a s910 for the past 6 months. At first I just wanted a keyboard easier to move than my KN7000 and I spent many, many hours working on getting it to sound like the 7K. However, after working out the challenge with the voices I found myself enjoying the styles on the Yamaha, and then found many more neat styles on the internet - many from the Tyros. So,I've been converting the Yamaha styles to the KN7000. This is a slow process, but it's bringing new excitement to my true love. Frank

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#70750 - 11/07/10 04:42 PM Re: Are you using a second keyboard with your Kn7
Audrey Turner Offline
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Registered: 03/19/02
Posts: 1098
Loc: Cambridge, Cambs, England
Hello Bruno and Frank,

Take a look at the site below, this may be of help to you.
http://psrtutorial.com/

Audrey

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#70751 - 11/07/10 07:15 PM Re: Are you using a second keyboard with your Kn7
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 4176
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
I have worked with Yamaha keyboards for 4 years. What I am inquiring about is how other members are using the second keyboard. (Individual thoughts)

Hi Frank, Making your s910 sound like a kn7000 is a frustration lost cause. I believe that it will not happen --- not to any great degree.

I am interested in your method of converting Yamaha styles to Kn7000 styles.

Thank you for your help, John C.

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#70752 - 11/08/10 01:32 PM Re: Are you using a second keyboard with your Kn7
Frank Bez Offline
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Registered: 12/11/99
Posts: 260
Loc: Avila Beach, CA, U.S.A.
Hi Audrey and John,
PSR Tutorial is a great site for all kinds of Yamaha info, some wonderful styles. John I don't have any software to bring the Yamaha styles to the KN7000. I simply record each part of the style in the key of C to make a MIDI file and then load it into the 7K. Go to Program Menu - Composer - Seq to Composer Copy. Select the measures and assign parts based on the MIDI file location and put together the composer style.
This is a slow process, but it has brought me styles that sound great with the Technics voices.
Frank

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#70753 - 11/08/10 06:07 PM Re: Are you using a second keyboard with your Kn7
kitkat Offline
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Registered: 05/15/08
Posts: 257
Loc: United States
Frank,

It seems to me that if you can get these styles in COMPOSER, all you have to do is file them in CUSTOM STYLE and in doing so, others could have them by your sending the file.

Mark

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#70754 - 11/09/10 04:53 PM Re: Are you using a second keyboard with your Kn7
Anthony Johnson Offline
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Registered: 02/03/02
Posts: 307
Loc: Sheffield Yorkshire England
Hi John,
I have a Tyros3 and a Solton MS40 module midi-ed up to my Kn7000.
The Solton is used mainly for strings (it's very old but leaves both the KN7 and T3 behind in this respect) and the KN7 & T3 are used either separately or both together - using maybe style from one and voices from the other. Sometimes, voices from both, or even all 3 are used together, bringing them in & out as required to add variety.

The Kn7000 is still my favourite keyboard and suits my purpose better than the T3 and also has a better midi spec - I would be willing to pay anything up to 5k if Technics had brought out a KN8000.
The Yamaha is insurance for if the KN dies on me.
Best wishes,
Tony

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#70755 - 11/09/10 05:58 PM Re: Are you using a second keyboard with your Kn7
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 4176
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Tony thanks for answering. From your description you have one great set up --Three keyboards, sounds like a dream house.

John C.

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