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jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 205
Joined: June 8, 2014

Hi John, Just wondered how you w

Hi John, Just wondered how you were getting on with the GA 1 now it's had its clean-up. Sorry I have not been intouch earler We have had quite a lot of Gremlins so Mike has been working like mad to sort out the faults. One thing that came to mind is that …

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 12:24 PM

temptechnics

temptechnics
Total Posts: 4
Joined: June 4, 2017

I'm in northern California.

I'm in northern California.

I'm surprised to hear you refer to the "demise" of the UK organ trade. Organ are almost completely dead in the US, but I had always imagined the UK was the last holdout. I guess it's relative. In the US, it's 98% dead. …

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 5:28 AM

ncarvell

ncarvell
Total Posts: 1
Joined: June 5, 2017

SX-PX22 or SX-PC25 replacement pedal cord

Hi, I am trying to find a replacement cable for either piano's pedal. I don't know where else to looks to try and find one.

Thanks for any help.

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 9:05 PM

jimmi

jimmi
Total Posts: 2
Joined: May 21, 2017

Speakers for PX201

Hi everybody,

I'm here again looking for another info for my piano. Being it now around 30 years old I thought it could be a good idea to change the speakers. Unfortunately I cannot find anybody around selling them, and I don't have any other specifica…

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 6:20 AM

jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 205
Joined: June 8, 2014

Hi John, you are lucky to have a

Hi John, you are lucky to have a Hammond B3 to play, I used to have a Hammond H112 with the same sets of drawbars as the X66 that is 11 on the upper and 10 on the lower, and string bass 16'/8' 4 drawbars fantastic sound, but as I lived at home with my pa…

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 12:04 AM

temptechnics

temptechnics
Total Posts: 4
Joined: June 4, 2017

Thanks, John. I did search eBay

Thanks, John. I did search eBay for such drives ... there are plenty and they're very inexpensive (brand new = $12US) and one even specifically referred to Macs in the list of supported computers. So I'll assume that there is at least one floppy drive o…

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 11:25 PM

Lionel_TLS

Lionel_TLS
Total Posts: 1
Joined: June 4, 2017

KN800 weird settings to fix : keys making the same note

Hello dear friends,

I don't know how, but the kids played with my Technics KN800 and now there is a weird setting I can't find how to fix.
I have scrupulously made the following resets, but the problem still persists : I have reset the settings accord…

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 8:32 PM

jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 205
Joined: June 8, 2014

Hi John, Mike who runs the site

Hi John, Mike who runs the site is extremely busy at the moment with his day job in the construction industry which means a lot of long hours. His son is the one who is the Mac specialist I will ask Mike if his son can have a look at this for you, he is …

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 8:15 PM

temptechnics

temptechnics
Total Posts: 4
Joined: June 4, 2017

Thank you, John. That sounds a

Thank you, John. That sounds a bit scary. I googled "Mac driver floppy disc" and the results were overwhelmingly from various forums, people discussing how their Macs won't recognize this-or-that brand of floppy disc. I don't know if that's the nature …

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 6:31 PM

jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 205
Joined: June 8, 2014

Hi John Welcome to the site,when

Hi John Welcome to the site,when working with the organ you will a floppy drive attached to your laptop. The best way to do this is to obtain a USB floppy drive these are often for sale on the web for just a few Dollars,on Ebay you will often find them li…

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 2:06 PM

temptechnics

temptechnics
Total Posts: 4
Joined: June 4, 2017

This is probably a ridiculously

This is probably a ridiculously naive question, but how do I get the downloaded styles CMP files from my Mac to my GA-1? The only floppy disc drive I have is the one built into the organ. Do CMP files transfer over MIDI? Or how do I do this?

Thanks,…

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 8:20 AM

RMepstead

RMepstead
Total Posts: 139
Joined: May 28, 2014

Re: Loading style disk on a KN6500

Hi again. There is a whole world out there on the Internet of song specific rhythms - called style files - for all makes of keyboards. There is software which converts perfect rhythms for particular songs from say Korg to Technics. There are web sites whe…

Posted on June 3, 2017 at 8:45 PM

Dapper4236

Dapper4236
Total Posts: 4
Joined: May 21, 2017

Re: Loading style disk on a KN6500

Many, many thanks for your feedback. This is a whole new world for me as I have been playing my Technics KN6500 for well over ten years only using the "Music Style Arranger" and the "Variation & MSA" settings. I found the Technics manual too challenging…

Posted on June 3, 2017 at 2:23 PM

RMepstead

RMepstead
Total Posts: 139
Joined: May 28, 2014

Re: Loading style disk on a KN6500

Ignore page 3 for the time being. Now on page 2 of the loading process make sure you say yes to all the options and therefore load everything that is available.

Posted on June 3, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Dapper4236

Dapper4236
Total Posts: 4
Joined: May 21, 2017

Re: Loading style disk on a KN6500

I have downloaded the "styles_series_y2_KN6000" styles and have been able to easily load, eg. a bachata rhythm. What I am having a problem with is loading the accompanying "PMT" file. When I load Page 2, I am loading "Panel Memory" and "Composer." What…

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 7:07 PM

RMepstead

RMepstead
Total Posts: 139
Joined: May 28, 2014

Re: Loading style disk on a KN6500

Hi again. I've never bothered with those gigastyles as they are almost certainly not song specific which is where I'm going.
Providing you have downloaded all the files for each style to a floppy disk, they are all each then ready to load into your keybo…

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 10:02 AM

Dapper4236

Dapper4236
Total Posts: 4
Joined: May 21, 2017

Re: Loading style disk on a KN6500

Many thanks for the quick feedback! I had missed the downloads that included the second load file. What prompted my inquiry was an ad on the website ---www.planetkeyboad.com offering something called "Gigastylecollection" downloads containing over 9,000…

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 10:32 PM

RMepstead

RMepstead
Total Posts: 139
Joined: May 28, 2014

Re: Loading style disk on a KN6500

There is a second page when you get to the final 'load' which determines what gets loaded and what doesn't. That is assuming that what you have on the floppy disk is more than just the rhythm.

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 9:21 PM

Dapper4236

Dapper4236
Total Posts: 4
Joined: May 21, 2017

Loading style disk on a KN6500

I need some help learning how to load a floppy diskette with new styles on my KN6500 keyboard. I downloaded some styles and entered the diskette into my keyboard. I pressed the "LOAD" button and then highlighted the style I wanted to load. I pressed "L…

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 5:08 PM

rosi

rosi
Total Posts: 25
Joined: December 11, 2014

Re: KN6000 ONE key sounds weird

It worked like magic, John! smiling

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 8:42 AM

jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 205
Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: KN6000 ONE key sounds weird

Question Did it work ????? or are we still having to think some more, and that can HURT !!!!!! LOL
Regards John.

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 12:10 AM

rosi

rosi
Total Posts: 25
Joined: December 11, 2014

Re: KN6000 ONE key sounds weird

Strip replaced from the other 'dead' KN6000 I've got. My husband took his chance and carefully disassembled both keyboards. Thank you, John, for giving us the clue.

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 10:05 PM

jimmi

jimmi
Total Posts: 2
Joined: May 21, 2017

PX201 hammers backside support

I have a piano PX201 that works nice so far except for a mechanical problem related to hammers.

Some of the keys when released produce a noisy metallic "tac" that I found most probably caused by the lead weight hitting the metal support. On the backsid…

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 5:46 AM

davetutt

davetutt
Total Posts: 90
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: Technics Organ GN3 - Spare part for Tone Generator

Hello

There are several parts you need to find. You are looking for the main switching regulator that is on the main voice board. I have added a picture which I hope you can see. The parts most likely to fail are:

output 1000uf 6 volt capacitor (us…

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 12:43 PM

scyv

scyv
Total Posts: 2
Joined: March 29, 2017

Re: Technics Organ GN3 - Spare part for Tone Generator

Dear Mr. Dave Tutt,

Thanks a lot for your reply. I have finally found an engineer who can assist me in circuit board and soldering. Therefore, I would highly appreciate if you could guide us on the parts that need to be replace so that we can start …

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 12:50 AM

anniesboy68

anniesboy68
Total Posts: 35
Joined: August 27, 2015

4 x Expansion boards for 6000/6500/7000

Just thought someone might be interested...They are on e bay

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 6:20 PM

Farex13

Farex13
Total Posts: 2
Joined: November 28, 2014

Re: Software For Extra Board Fitted to KN6000

Hello John.
Many thanks for trying to help me.
I've been having a break away in my Caravan since the Sun came back out again, so sorry for the delay in replying.
Now that you have told me where to find these boards, I shall check it out to see just wha…

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 6:26 PM

jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 205
Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: Software For Extra Board Fitted to KN6000

Hi Peter, sorry I have not been back to you sooner, I have been looking though my files to find the information I required to answer your question. If they said the Organ board was fitted that would be SY-EW03NX, to make sure someone has not mislead you y…

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:03 PM

spencernj

spencernj
Total Posts: 3
Joined: August 18, 2016

Re: KN6000 Floppy to USB Upgrade

Hi.

If you just plug the USB stick into your PC then you just "see" the first floppy of the 999. You should have received some Windows software with your emulator that allows you to " see" the other floppy disks and select the one you want. I don't use…

Posted on May 2, 2017 at 10:36 PM

Dundee

Dundee
Total Posts: 2
Joined: December 3, 2015

Re: KN6000 Floppy to USB Upgrade

Hi, I just upgraded my kn6500 with the Gotec floppy emulator. I was able to format my usb stick showing 999 floppys, but now I'm stuck I looked all over the internet but can't find a detailed explination on how to load all my floppys on to the usb for use…

Posted on May 2, 2017 at 12:58 AM

davetutt

davetutt
Total Posts: 90
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: Looking for AX5 Power Cord

Oh synths! So many different types and sounds with so many different techniques used to create them.

You probably need to try a few and define more what you are looking for. The AX5 is fine but as it was made so long ago if you are searching for a mod…

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 11:13 PM

davetutt

davetutt
Total Posts: 90
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: U50 - all E and B Flat keys/pedals have stopped working

The U50 is a bit of a beast when it goes wrong. I have scrapped many of them along with the later models with similar internal design as they have so many issues once opened that they are not really a cost effective repair. The keyboards and rhythm and au…

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 10:56 PM

davetutt

davetutt
Total Posts: 90
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: PX-201M Replacement Pedal Unit/Workaround

Hi Andy

I tend to dismantle the pedal units and fix them directly. As you can understand there are absolutely no sources of new Technics parts and whatever you might find on EBay are likely to be much the same sort of problem fest as the ones you alrea…

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 10:15 PM

royston6

royston6
Total Posts: 4
Joined: September 8, 2015

Re: downloading styles

Thanks, Mike. I have sorted it out now.
royston6

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 7:29 AM

admin

admin
Total Posts: 1020
Joined: February 2, 2014

Re: downloading styles

Hi royston6,

I notice that you have downloaded the Summer Styles Tips and Hints document in the Members Area. Go back to that page and ensure that you're logged in. When you're logged in, as you have a VIP Membership, you'll see the links to download t…

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 2:18 AM

buckiec

buckiec
Total Posts: 9
Joined: January 13, 2015

Re: CONNECTING KN5000 to PC

John,

Thank-you so much for your prompt reply.I am somewhat familiar with the cable you are referring to and I am sure it is still available from Panasonic or EBay here in Oz.I will certainly check it out.

I am very keen to make a donation to this f…

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 6:45 PM

andyroe

andyroe
Total Posts: 1
Joined: April 26, 2017

PX-201M Replacement Pedal Unit/Workaround

Hi all,

I've got a (pretty old!) SX-PX-201M technics clavinova which has had intermittent problems with solely the sustain pedal. Once pressed, the pedal sometimes cuts out and stops sustaining the notes. Recently its gotten quite bad that 7 times out …

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:37 AM

royston6

royston6
Total Posts: 4
Joined: September 8, 2015

downloading styles

I have become a VIP member today but l am having problems downloading styles to suit
PR903 what do l have to do to?
royston6

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 11:36 AM

dragon

dragon
Total Posts: 2
Joined: September 19, 2016

Re: emulators and floppy drives.

Paulius. I have sent a PM. .. FRed

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 7:10 PM

Farex13

Farex13
Total Posts: 2
Joined: November 28, 2014

Software For Extra Board Fitted to KN6000

Hello Fellow Technics Nuts.
I am in desperate need of some help and advice.
I recently bought a S/H KN6000 Keyboard, which had the KN6500 upgrade board fitted, it also had what I was told was the "Organ Board" also fitted in the second upgrade slot.
No…

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 3:44 PM

davetutt

davetutt
Total Posts: 90
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: Technics Organ GN3 - Spare part for Tone Generator

Unless you can find a supplier with a complete scrap board it is unlikely you will have any luck with that sort of repair. I repair nearly all the Technics boards at component level as there haven't really been any spares for at least 10 years. Most fault…

Posted on April 23, 2017 at 11:17 PM

jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 205
Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: CONNECTING KN5000 to PC

Hi Chris, The cable you require is a Panosonic SZ-JJAT1 this is now a very rare part, I don't know what the state of stock is in Australia. The other problem is getting hold of the correct Drivers which come with the cable so even if you can get the cabl…

Posted on April 21, 2017 at 8:43 PM

EHO

EHO
Total Posts: 5
Joined: March 10, 2015

Re: Thanks DAVE TUTT

Dear Mr. Dave

First of all apologize for any inconvenience you may be causing. Thanks and sorry.

Again I am writing to you since the keyboard problem after having changed the capacitors of 1 nF, after having installed heat sinks to the Power Transis…

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 1:02 PM

derrick

derrick
Total Posts: 7
Joined: April 25, 2016

GA3. Organ.sound.

Derrick. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to get the well known sound of Klaus Wunderlich on the GA3 organ.
If anyone has done this would you please let me know of the settings, I have been trying for a long while now
and I am no further on, I can…

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 4:55 PM

manu01420

manu01420
Total Posts: 5
Joined: February 26, 2017

Re: ex sx 70

hello Dave
avez vous trouve la carte pour la photo?
merci encore
manu et bonne journee
have you find the picture?
regards
manu

Posted on April 16, 2017 at 2:39 PM

buckiec

buckiec
Total Posts: 9
Joined: January 13, 2015

CONNECTING KN5000 to PC

Hi all.

Greetings from Oz.

As you may be aware the KN5000 has an "SVideo" type port at the rear of it's chassis.

My understanding is that this port is be used to give the KN PC access to such software as Song Manager,Audio Recorder,MDBC (Keyso…

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 12:02 PM

RMepstead

RMepstead
Total Posts: 139
Joined: May 28, 2014

Couple of Beatles styles needed

I really could do with style files for :
Love me do
P.S. I love you
If anybody has the skill to produce them including intros and endings.

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 5:17 PM

jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 205
Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: Hard disk drive

Hello and welcome to the site, from your post you are trying to fit a Hard Drive to your KN5000. Unfortunately you will need to find a HD-AE5000 hard drive kit, which were made buy a company from Switzerland,called Key Soft. They were the people who mad…

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 3:10 PM

saloekk

saloekk
Total Posts: 1
Joined: March 12, 2017

Hard disk drive

I wil mount a harddisk drive. Does somebody know what kind of kable i have to use into plug on the main board

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Nikki1972

Nikki1972
Total Posts: 1
Joined: April 11, 2017

U50 - all E and B Flat keys/pedals have stopped working

All of the E and B Flat keys and pedals have suddenly stopped working on my Technics U50. Has anyone had this before or be able to suggest what might be the cause?

Thank you.

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 10:20 PM