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Introduction + Question

[b]Hi everyone: My name is Ivan and from NJ, USA. I was a Technics dealer when they hit the US. Stay with them until they terminated from the US. Also was a Lowrey, Yamaha, dealer. As you can see I have sold, serviced, and played professionally for…

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Introduction + Question

ivanfluck

ivanfluck
United States

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Joined: May 6, 2015

Hi everyone:

My name is Ivan and from NJ, USA. I was a Technics dealer when they hit the US. Stay with them until they terminated from the US. Also was a Lowrey, Yamaha, dealer. As you can see I have sold, serviced, and played professionally for years. Have been retired since 1997 at age 50. I still play at home and enjoy watching and listening to people play on YouTube. Also experimenting with Midi, Sounds, Styles and more.

The question is there a way to get new MSP (Manual Sequence Pads) sounds on the KN5000. There must be a way to get new ones.

Enjoy the site very much and also the style disks.

Ivan

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 11:17 PM
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admin

admin
United Kingdom

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Re: Introduction + Question

Hi Ivan and Welcome!

Great to have you onboard it sounds as though you have a wealth of experience!

I don't know of anywhere that you can get new pads unfortunately.

However, the good news is that we have a KN5000 as of last week. So I will be programming some KN5000 pads later in the year, both free and commercial ones.

First I'll be converting and expanding our Metronome pads (which are on the KN7000 menus of the website) but I'm also working on a couple of new sets for KN7000 that I'll be releasing for KN6000 and KN5000 as soon as I can. If they are well received then I'll carry on with more, I try to direct what I do according to the feedback we receive so when people enjoy particular styles, sounds, genres etc it is great if they let us know in the forums because it helps us to decide what to prioritise.

In the meantime as far as I know you'd need to program your own (Page 46 of the user manual).

I'll also ask around to see whether I can find any!

Best wishes,
Mike

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 12:58 AM

ivanfluck

ivanfluck
United States

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Joined: May 6, 2015

Re: Introduction + Question

Mike:

Thank you for such a quick reply, I appreciate it Enjoy the site very much. Keep up the great work as this was needed back in the 90's.

Sincerely,
Ivan

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 6:34 PM

GMajor

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Re: Introduction + Question

Hi guys

Please forgive that I'm perhaps not using the correct channel to make inquiry.
Im also a new member, but have had a technics sx kn 1600 since my childhood
so it feels nice to have others talking the same language than I am.

I recently installed Kontakt 5 on my laptop and so I'm looking at using my board as a
midi controller but lost my software since I moved into a new house.

Where can we download the drivers?

It would be great if someone can assist.

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 2:37 PM

admin

admin
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Re: Introduction + Question

Hi GMajor and Welcome,

The forums are the best place for queries like this. Slightly better if you make a new topic because people will find the response more easily. But no worries, however you communicate someone will get back to you if we have the answer!

I received your private message but I'll answer here. I always respond to forum posts more quickly, private messages and emails can take a lot longer as I get so many and they help less people. My current email schedule is 7 or 8 days response as I have many to get through.

I've added the KN1600 Driver for the SZ-JJAT1 computer cable (Windows 2000) to the KN1600 page. I'm not able to test whether this driver works for later versions of Windows but it probably does.

Having said that, I would recommend that you use a MIDI cable such as the Roland UM One V 2 in preference to the Technics cable because it will be easier to set up.

KN1600 Page

When working with MIDI I always recommend that Members use the Falcosoft FREE MIDI Player to establish that their MIDI setup is working in both directions before doing anything else. You will find this software to be an invaluable asset.

When MIDI is definitely working in both directions, when working with Kontakt, each virtual instrument needs to be assigned its own MIDI channel. At least, this is how you should start off, to keep it simple. So, take a look at the Kontakt documentation to see how to assign a MIDI channel to a loaded virtual instrument. Very important with Kontact that you read as much of the documentation as you can, though I realise that actually getting it to make a sound will be your first priority!

I realise that's not a lot of info to go on but there are quite a few forum posts here and on the other websites with more info and this is a big topic (access the other sites from the Members Area).

See how you get on, let us know by responding to this forum post if you need more help.

I intend writing at length on this topic in an article in due course, I just haven't had time as yet.

Best wishes,
Mike

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 9:02 PM

GMajor

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Re: Introduction + Question

Hi Mike

I've read that it is preferred to use the Roland UM One V 2 cable, but is it possible to use any other MIDI cable for the Tech. KN1600?
I would only at a later stage be able to get the Panasonic cable but prior to contacting you I bought two MIDI cables online that have built-in drivers.
I'm however still unable to establish connection between my laptop and keyboard.

As I have previously said, I also use a Roland Juno D and the cables work well with it.

Thank you again for your previous response

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 7:59 AM

admin

admin
United Kingdom

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Re: Introduction + Question

Hi GMajor,

Yes, any midi interface should work. I regularly mention the Roland interface because I've had problems with others, however, any others should work too (just that I can't help much with info about them).

As your interface is working with the Juno then your PC is set up correctly. Therefore, you only need to change the settings in your KN1600. Ensure that your interface is plugged in to the same ports on your KN as it was with the Juno and then experiment with the MIDI Presets on your KN1600.

MIDI Presets are intended to get you quickly up and running. They quickly set everything up as described in the Preset. Once you have it up and running, make any other adjustments you might want to the midi settings in the KN and then save your own User Midi Preset. Then, save that preset to floppy disk so that you can load it anytime you like. The settings should also persist in the keyboard but of course you might want to use a different preset, reverting to the saved one whenever you want to use a midi connection.

All these are described in more detail in the Manual.

Best wishes,
Mike

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 1:26 PM