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May 27, 2014

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I'm delighted to welcome you to our website

As a massive Technics keyboard fan I dearly desired one of these beautiful instruments when they were released but they were far beyond my means.

Many years later I was delighted to get hold of one from eBay, along with a set of Roland pedals and a stand.

I started playing Technics instruments in my early teens and I've owned several models of their organs and keyboards. As a former professional organist and keyboard player I have played most of the models that I haven't owned, so I'm pretty familiar with most Technics organs and keyboards.

When I eventually took ownership of my KN7000 I rapidly learned how to play it, just enough to get through my gigs, but I really only started to scratch the surface of this sophisticated instrument and I'm now taking some time out to explore the various layers of features hidden within it.

Back in the day, when I was yearning for a KN7000 that was beyond my reach, I avidly read all that I could about the machine and of course one of my first ports of call was the Technicskn7000.com website. Technics set up the website to market the keyboard and to support owners with information and downloads for the instrument.

The original Technics KN7000 website design

Following the closure of the Technics Electronic Musical Instrument division, the website soon disappeared and I see this as a great loss to the KN7000 community so I've recreated almost all of the original content of the website here, for fans to read and enjoy.

I haven't kept strictly to the original design because it was rather difficult to navigate, some of the original gif graphics were very blocky and several graphical elements simply can't be retrieved. However, drawing from several resources I've been able to rebuild virtually all of the text and many of the images.

Because the original site was made so long ago, some of the information is slightly out of date, so I will be revising the contents in due course but I'll aim to keep the original intent of the site intact. The concept of this site is to preserve original Technics KN7000 material so I'll be making all of the original styles, software and manuals available as well as descriptions of original equipment. This is my hobby and I work full time so it won't happen overnight but the site will gradually become a focus for everything that was originally connected with the keyboard.

KN7000, the wider project

My project doesn't end there. I'm from the UK, so over at KN7000.co.uk I'll be exploring everything else that the KN7000 has to offer; third party add-ons, using the KN7000 with a computer via USB Audio, MIDI and so on. This sister site will be dedicated to (what I can learn of) the future of the Technics KN7000. I've kept the sites separate so as not to dilute from the original materials on this site.

So, for the original stuff you should explore this site and for anything new or everything else connected with the instrument head over to KN7000.co.uk

KN7000 appeals worldwide!

I've been building the site for about two months now and we have had thousands of visits during that time from all over the world. In fact we have visitors from 48 countries to dat, have a read some of them might surprise you!

In order from most visits to least (which might be slightly swayed because I write in British English) United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Australia, Indonesia, Romania, Switzerland, Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Greece, Sudan, Canada, Malaysia, Italy, France, South Africa, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Brazil, New Zealand, Guatemala, Turkey, Spain, Denmark, China, Russia, Norway, Mexico, Croatia, Belgium, Ukraine, Côte d’Ivoire, Sweden, Jamaica, Hungary, Egypt, Congo (Republic), Vietnam, Unknown Region, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Jordan, India, Czech Republic, Bangladesh and Austria.

Keeping in touch

I also would like to thank you for all the messages of support you have sent. Please do keep in touch!

You can keep in contact my adding a comment to my blog using the form below, participating in our KN7000 discussion forum or by sending me an email on the contacts page. Feel free to contact me at any time.

 



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Mike (Admin)

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I started playing Technics instruments in my early teens and I've owned several models of their organs and keyboards. As a former professional organist and keyboard player I have played most of the models that I haven't owned, so I'm pretty familiar with most Technics organs and keyboards.


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ckdelta thanks for your sites
i KN7000 player , may i can share my style or squencer here . i means share our musics work
Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:03 AM
admin Hi ckdelta and welcome. Yes! You can share your styles, sequences and other files here. There are 2 ways to do it. 1 - Go to the forum and make a post. You can attach your style or sequence to the post. If you have any difficulties use the contact form to let me know and I will help. Another way is to use the contact form and I will email you back, then you can email the files to me and I will put them on the site. Early next year I will be adding features so that members will be able to have your own page here to put files on. Obviously, don't post commercial styles. PS your profile photo is great!
Posted on November 13, 2014 at 12:13 AM
hathersage Starting late in life I mostly kept to Yamaha organs as I did a few courses at the local Yamaha school but always found Yamaha organs ( not the keyboards ) not very good on rhythms and auto backings so I embarked on years of trying various makes of expanders right up to the latest Limex V3. I have a Technics SMAC 1200 which I still use . But finally I decided the best rhythms are tucked away in keyboards and in particular the KN7000 so I have just bought one which I shall hitch up to my Yamaha AR100 in spite of the lack of spare space I have available around the organ.
Posted on January 10, 2015 at 10:54 AM
admin Hi Hathersage, Good to see you here. I think it is true to say that once electronic keyboards came to the fore, for virtually all of the brands, the technology in the organs lagged behind the keyboards. Keyboards are a huge money-spinner for the manufacturers because they are much more convenient for customers. I started playing on an organ so my affection lies there but as soon as they started making separate bass pedals it was an easy switch to using keyboards... and they would fit in the car so it made gigging a lot less complicated because I wasn't restricted to venues that already owned an organ! The AR100 is an impressive instrument I'm sure you're going to enjoy that combination... and don't worry about space (you should see my place), just have fun with it. Music can transport us to anywhere smiling
Posted on January 10, 2015 at 6:56 PM
hathersage Hi Mike, at your suggestion I put in a help call on the sister web page (,co.uk) but would like to ask any member who could help me with a step by step guide on how to midi the KN700 to a Yamaha AR100 organ. I want to get the lower manual of the organ to make auto accompaniment chord changes on the keyboard, up to now I have tried changing left from channel 3 to 2 to suit the organ with disastrous results !
Posted on January 17, 2015 at 7:52 PM
hathersage I did find the answer, of course it's simple when you know how so just in case anyone wants to add a midi type item all that really needed changing was the channel number of one item, route to it is press the Program menu button then select.....Midi........Part Select..........and change the bottom item listed to channel 2 !
Posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:09 PM
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