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Dick's Metronome

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Dick's Metronome for KN7000

This little Performance Pads project was inspired by one of our Members. Dick wrote to me to ask whether the Technics KN7000 had an onboard metronome.

It doesn't have one so I decided to make one using the Performance Pads.

If you have set up User Performance Pads that you like, be sure to save them before you load this file. It won't affect any other parts of your keyboard. You can reset your Performance Pads to their original settings at any time by re-initialising them.

Accessing the Metronome


Download the file, transfer it to your KN7000 by floppy or SD Card and LOAD it.

After loading the file onto your KN7000, access the Performance Pads User Bank 1 which you will see is now called 'Dick's Metronome'.

The Metronome has six settings, one in each pad, representing different time signatures for you to practise along with. Of course, you can adjust the tempo as usual and Pad volume with the sliders on your Home Page.

A fun project that I will extend in due course. The Metronome is an MSP File 

MSP File containing the Metronome Performance Pads.

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dicky Hi Mike,

You must be have a lot of knowledge of the KN7000 so even within a day of my request to have all available and a metronome works well. I hope you that have created not only for me but that more players are going to make use of. Grandiose!

Kind regards,

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:41 PM
admin Hi Dick,

Well, I am learning along with everyone smiling I'm glad you like it.

I think I will add some more pads with different metronome sounds (modern maybe) and possibly different time signatures when I get time in the future.

For now, we'll make a copy for the other keyboards.

Here's an interesting fact. It is possible to assign Parts separately to the KN7000 Line Out. This means that you could send the Metronome (Pads) to Line Out whilst you are playing. This could be useful in a studio for example to send a click track to a drummer's headphones.

A great use of this Line Out feature (which is not connected with the Metronome) is that you can send your accompaniment and bass (for example) to your home theatre system. Then you will really feel as though you are playing in the middle of the band! Technics made a lot of this feature when they advertised the PR Digital Ensembles because they promoted them for use with the Panasonic Home Theatre systems at the time.

But I digress. Have fun with it!
Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:46 PM
admin PS - I especially enjoyed doing this because I've never programmed the Pads before, so I learned something new about Performance Pads AND about 'beats per minute'! Additionally, I have never thought to play with a metronome before and that is also enjoyable and interesting. I'll be doing that more in the future.
Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:51 PM
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