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Technics KN1600

Technics sx-KN1600: Turn Up The Heat with Cool Sounds and Rhythms. Based on Technics' renowned PCM technology, the KN1600's sound generator gives you an enormous selection of lifelike sounds. KN1600 has 384 preset sounds, 2 types of digital drawbars and 13 drum kits.

Technics KN1600 User Manual

Download KN1600 User Manual

KN1600 Reference Guide

Download KN1600 Reference Guide

Technics KN1600 Sounds

KN1600 is Compatible with KN5000

KN1600 will also load Sounds for KN3000

Technics KN1600 Styles

KN1600 is Compatible with KN5000

KN1600 will also load Styles for KN3000

Technics SZ-JJAT1 Driver

Driver for the SZ-JJAT1 computer cable. Windows 2000

Download Technics SZ-JJAT1 Driver

 
 

Get the Latest Sounds...

The Time Variant Filter (with Filter Resonance) adds intriguing special effects to synthesizer sounds. And the new orchestral sounds are richer and bigger sounding than ever before.

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Simply Create Your Own

With the sound editing facilities provided including filters and a low frequency oscillator (LFO) - it's easy to create original sounds and store up to 40 of them in memory. Complex fabrics of sound can be woven with 64-note polyphony, while two separate DSP Effects (DSP 1 &2) can contribute different effects to the left and right hand parts.

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Even the most dynamic player will be inspired by the opportunities for creative expression.

Acoustic Illusion Effect

An original Technics development, this new effect brings out the individual timbre, body and depth of each instrument. For example, guitars, strings and synthesizer sounds spread out deeply into the room, giving you the illusion of live performance.

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Technics KN1600 Video

Technics KN1600 Keyboard

KN1600 Forum

As KN1600 is largely compatible with KN5000, please use the KN5000 Forum.

Styles Series R1

Technics KN5000 Files: Compatible with KN1400 KN1600 PR602 PR702 PR902

Styles Series Y1

Technics KN5000 Files: Compatible with KN1400 KN1600 PR602 PR702 PR902

Styles Series Y2

Technics KN5000 Files: Compatible with KN1400 KN1600 PR602 PR702 PR902

[VIP] Summer Styles Series

Floppy Disk Files for KN5000 KN1600 KN1400 PR902 PR702 PR602

Sounds Series 1

Technics KN5000 Files: Compatible with KN1400 KN1600 PR602 PR702 PR902

Song Library

Technics KN5000 Files: Compatible with KN1400 KN1600 PR602 PR702 PR902

[VIP] MIDI Collections

Floppy Disk Files for KN7000 KN6500 KN6000 KN5000 KN3500 KN3000 KN2600 KN2400 KN2000 KN1600 KN1500 KN1400 KN1200 KN1000 KN930 KN920 KN901 KN750 PR804 PR604 PR54 PR53 PR52 PR51 PR903 PR703 PR603 PR902 PR702 PR602 PR900 PR600 PR500 GA3 GA1 EA5 WSA1 & All MIDI Instruments

Song Collection

Technics KN5000 Files: Compatible with KN1400 KN1600 PR602 PR702 PR902

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GEOFFD

KN5000 WANTED LCD SCREEN

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CONNECTING KN5000 to PC

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Hard disk drive

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no manual.. any help would be super sweet..

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KN5000 Midi Import Time Signatures

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KN750 disks to KN 5000 compatible disk

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KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

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New Technics KN5000 Website

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GEOFFD

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Re: KN5000 WANTED LCD SCREEN

Thank you John. Will make the enquiry.
Regards Geoffd

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 7:10 AM

jd5live

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Re: KN5000 WANTED LCD SCREEN

Hi Geoffd, Just checked Ebay Germany, there is a display assembly for a KN5000 up for sale, don't know if they will do international shipment but worth contacting the seller.
Item No :- 272857015966
The price is 199 Euros
All the best John.

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 12:41 AM

GEOFFD

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Re: KN5000 WANTED LCD SCREEN

Thank you Dave. I am experiencing the problem of finding an LCD part around the world. I guess I will have to see what comes up with advertised keyboards.
I have tried to contact Mike Barden in the hope he may have one, but trying to reach him from Aust…

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 8:26 AM

davetutt

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Re: KN5000 WANTED LCD SCREEN

I would be very doubtful if you manage to find a replacement. Electronics moves so rapidly that once the initial production run of these displays has finished there are not going to be any new ones made. There are always a few put aside as spares but as y…

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 7:18 PM

GEOFFD

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KN5000 WANTED LCD SCREEN

MY LCD SCREEN HAS DEVELOPED A MAJOR DISPLAY PROBLEM AND IS NOT DISPLAYING. I HAVE SEARCHED AROUND THE WORLD FOR A REPLACEMENT SCREEN AND HAVE NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL.. CAN ANYONE PROVIDE ME WITH INFORMATION WHERE I CAN OBTAIN ONE.

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 4:28 AM

buckiec

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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

jd5live

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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

buckiec

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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

jd5live

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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

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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

jd5live

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Re: no manual.. any help would be super sweet..

Hi , Re the User Manual, you can download this from the KN5000 page, I would suggest you download the Users manual and the Reference guide.this covers the paperwork that comes with the instrument when new.
If you have any items you require clarification …

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 2:15 PM

revbrimmer

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no manual.. any help would be super sweet..

i just got this thing and I'm overwhelmed ..i know this thing is bad ass but i need some help thanks

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 3:53 AM

paulius55

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Re: KN5000 Midi Import Time Signatures

Hi John,

I love the site and dip frequently into it. No doubt I shall make a donation in the very near future. I have got round the limitations of the floppy disk by replacing it with a USB floppy emulator, meaning I have 100 floppy disks on 1 USB key,…

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 10:30 PM

jd5live

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Re: KN5000 Midi Import Time Signatures

Hi Paul, sorry I could not find the perfect solution to your problem, I hope you are finding the site useful , I personally have a number of things that I hope to put on the site early this year, I am looking to write part 2 of the article about Tones and…

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 10:13 PM

paulius55

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Re: KN5000 Midi Import Time Signatures

John,
Thanks very much for your help in trying this out for me. I will have to live with the problem. I know that my KN5000 is somewhat dated but it is very special to me as it was bought from my 25 year long service award from a previous job, some years…

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 6:54 PM

jd5live

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Re: KN5000 Midi Import Time Signatures

Hi Paul, Just tried the idea I had, BUT yes you can change the time signature but the bar number does go out of step. I can't see any way around this problem, sorry about this. It is interesting it is one fault with the sequencer, but this is the limits o…

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 6:48 PM

jd5live

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Re: KN5000 Midi Import Time Signatures

Hi Paul, I know that the sequencer in the KN does not let you change time settings during a sequence, however I have an old set of styles as used by Lutz Detera on the KN800.Now I don't know if this will work, If you first load the styles into the compose…

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 5:49 PM

paulius55

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Re: KN5000 Midi Import Time Signatures

I have found a sort of way round this problem. I load the midi file to the sequencer, assign one of the unused tracks to Rhythm, then step record a waltz to that track. I then save it to disk as Technics format (just the sequencer data), not SMF and it re…

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 5:15 PM

paulius55

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Re: KN5000 Midi Import Time Signatures

Hi John, thanks for your reply. The midi files are not the problem, I believe. The correct information is held in the header, I checked that with a piece of software that strips the midi file down. It's just that the KN5000 ignores it. The manual suggests…

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 9:18 AM

jd5live

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Re: KN5000 Midi Import Time Signatures

Hi Paul, I have access to a KN5000, however the symptoms you are having rings a bell , I normally use a KN7000 to play midi files but have had a number of commercial files from Europe where the files plays as 3/4 time but the sequencer is running in 4/4 t…

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 2:42 AM

paulius55

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KN5000 Midi Import Time Signatures

I am preparing a lot of accompaniment tracks for various groups that I sing in and I am having a particular problem with the time signature. I produce the tracks on Noteworthy Composer, export to midi and then load them onto my keyboard. If the piece is i…

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 12:09 PM

RMepstead

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Joined: May 28, 2014

Re: KN750 disks to KN 5000 compatible disk

The Technics range of arranger keyboards were designed over time to be backwards compatible only with the odd exception.
There is software around that can take a style file from an older technics keyboard and convert it for the KN5000, but to do complete…

Posted on November 27, 2016 at 3:28 PM

blackmoor

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Joined: August 11, 2016

KN750 disks to KN 5000 compatible disk

My father has a 750 with a faulty disk drive, so he bought a KN1200. But after he heard my KN5000 he wanted to tranfer his disks (sequencer, composer data) to the KN5000. unfortunately when i tried to load them, KN5000 says no go. The KN1200 will read the…

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 7:29 PM

jd5live

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Hi , My name is John I am part of the admin team "jd5live" I have a copy of the service manual you need , please send me a private message with your Email address and I will send it to you.
Regards John

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 4:28 PM

antorre

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

I've found the display connector scheme (for the Hantronix). Now I need the kn5000 display scheme... Somebody can help me?
Thank you

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 1:49 PM

antorre

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Me, too

tongue out

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 9:40 AM

t303

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Thanks Dave, any info you can provide is much appreciated!
If you decide to do an adapter, or the pinout, I for one would be interested, anyone else?
cheers
Steve

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 7:25 AM

antorre

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Thank you Dave. I hope you can help us again with the assembly scheme (or pinout table)...

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Evgeniy

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Thank you for the info, I have some questions:

1. Is this display that on eBay link above are compatible or not?
2. Can you provide me pinout for your type display replacement?
3. My LCD seems like has a defetctive backlight (it has big blemish on th…

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM

machinefunsim

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

The LCD I used is the HANTRONIX HDM3224-CL.
I purchased some on Ebay.
Carefully removed the existing connector from the new LCD.
It is surface mounted so you must be very careful.
Removed the old connector from the original display.
Soldered individu…

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Evgeniy

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Please let me know if you can find any details about the compatibility of this model LCD, thanks!

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 10:48 PM

antorre

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

I've found this but I don't know if is compatible....
http://www.ebay.it/itm/252516824189?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Thanks

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 7:10 PM

antorre

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Dave, can you help us? Please! wink

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 7:09 PM

MrQwerty

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Re: New Technics KN5000 Website

This is brilliant - thanks to all involved.

Posted on September 5, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Evgeniy

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Re: SX-KN5000 - looking for factory demo/preload disks!

Great I think those disks are exactly that I wanted to have! Many thanks!!!

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 12:13 AM

jd5live

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Re: SX-KN5000 - looking for factory demo/preload disks!

Hi, I have the two disks supplied with my KN5000, there was a pack with the keyboard that could take 3 disks but mine only had 2 , these are attached to this message
regards John.

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 12:05 AM

Evgeniy

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Re: SX-KN5000 - looking for factory demo/preload disks!

Yes I'm looking for this 3 factory disks that was shipped with the synth, do you have it? thanks!

Posted on July 24, 2016 at 11:13 PM

jd5live

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Re: SX-KN5000 - looking for factory demo/preload disks!

Are you looking for the factory disks,the Style convert disk, and the Initial data disk?
Regards John.

Posted on July 24, 2016 at 1:35 PM

Evgeniy

Evgeniy
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SX-KN5000 - looking for factory demo/preload disks!

I'm looking for KN5000 factory disks included with the keyboard I would be glad if anyone can tell me where I can download this data (or floppy images), many thanks!

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Evgeniy

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Hello all, I have an KN5000 and old LCD has a blemish on the center (see picture), I need to replace backlight yes? where I can find compatible backlight panel or display with adapter mentioned above? thanks!

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 2:29 PM

buckiec

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Re: KN5000 SOUND NAME ERROR MESSAGES

Hi Adrian,

Thanks for the update Email.

Phew! Thank goodness you kept your original KN5000 and was able to transfer the Hard Drive to it. Very wise move my friend.
The way I see it you now have several options in relation to the "faulty" KN5000

Posted on February 21, 2016 at 2:47 AM

Adrian

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Re: KN5000 SOUND NAME ERROR MESSAGES

Hi Chris.
I bought my first KN5000 new many years ago. Some years later I tried to buy a Hard Drive for it but it proved too expensive at the time.
Some years later I again tried to buy a Hard Drive for it, this time second hand off ebay. Although looki…

Posted on February 20, 2016 at 12:57 PM

TaichiJunction

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KN5000 to connect to my MacBook Pro Retina for Logic Pro X

Hi Guys,

I'm really struggling to use my keyboard as an external MIDI device on Logic Pro X. I'm new to this and I don't know what to do with it. I have a MIDI cable and have connected to them correctly (Out to In, In to Out). My MacBook does recognise…

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 9:28 PM

buckiec

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Re: KN5000 SOUND NAME ERROR MESSAGES

Hi Adrian,

It was my absolute pleasure to be able to help out.
I am sure you will be able to sort the problem out very soon.
You are at a real advantage being in the UK as repairers are close at hand.
This is particularly useful if, for some reason,…

Posted on February 7, 2016 at 12:51 AM

Adrian

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Re: KN5000 SOUND NAME ERROR MESSAGES

Hi Chris,
First let me start by thanking you for your very prompt and full response to my question.
Secondly let me apologise for not getting back to you until now. I have been away and
only returned home today.
My story is very much as yours. The ke…

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 7:12 PM

admin

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Hi Dennis,

There aren't any brand issues with Technics midi. On more complex instruments there is more midi data being sent, which requires in a perfect world a good midi interface, pristine-clean high quality connectors, good, smooth power and well-se…

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM

CelticKnight

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

[b]Hey Mike-
SO...the local business owner is refusing to refund my money because it was a special item order which, I think is VERY BAD business considering I HAD ZERO idea any of this was going to happen nor did I have any foreknowledge about the Techn…

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 5:16 AM

buckiec

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Re: KN5000 SOUND NAME ERROR MESSAGES

Hi Adrian,

Glad to be able to help out here.

I contacted a guy called Mike BARDEN who is perhaps the best Technics guru in the UK.
His link is below :
http://www.mikebarden.com/contact-mike-barden/
Between us we were able to establish the cause …

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 7:27 PM

Adrian

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Re: KN5000 SOUND NAME ERROR MESSAGES

I have the same problem with "sound error" message. Did you solve the problem.
Thanks,
Adrian

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 3:32 PM

admin

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

I would expect to have the same issue with any type and brand of instrument. But it's worth a shot.

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 7:08 PM

CelticKnight

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Mike-
Do you know if there are any similar issues with the organs as far as midi cables go? Didn't know if I should keep the one I have for the organ downstairs or if people have ran into the same problem.

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM

CelticKnight

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

[b]Here is the link for The Best Service Engine. It's similar to Kontakt (Native Instruments) and others:
http://www.bestservice.de/en

That midi connector was $64. US dollars. (more than the Roland I think) Considering taking it back, if I'm able. I'…

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 2:19 AM

admin

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Some USB ports have more power than others. Ones with high power have a lightning bolt next to them. Often using that port is better for an interface because they are all powered through the USB port. Also, you can connect using a powered USB hub to give …

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 12:41 AM

admin

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

I'm not saying it is necessarily your midi interface but I tried several over the years and nothing worked right for me until I got the Roland interface. I blamed everything else and tried to avoid spending the extra on it, same as everyone else, but that…

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 12:38 AM

CelticKnight

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

[b]Mike-
Ooooooooooooooooook. This is really sucking the fun out of things.I've followed what you said. I even played around with that AOSI4ALL program and that REALLY screwed with things. I tried it with the Best Service Engine even..nothing is working …

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 12:24 AM

CelticKnight

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Can do! smiling Appreciate it. I'm just too use to plugging something in and expecting things to work and play smiling

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 9:52 PM

admin

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

HI Dennis,

I won't have much time to give you extensive help until later in the week but here are a few things:

As you are playing FROM KN5000 TO Computer then you don't need MIDI to be connected in the other direction. So unplug the MIDI IN from KN…

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 9:47 PM

CelticKnight

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

[b]Mike-
Right now, just running sound through computer speakers. For some strange reason in Miditzer 260SP and 216, I push any key and it just stays sustained and then freezes up.
Thinking maybe..it was just program but, no. I've tried running Kontact…

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 9:34 PM

CelticKnight

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Mike-
Just ordered this morning. Should be here by the 22 or 23.
We'll go from there when I have it.
Thanks so much for everything!
Dennis

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 3:50 PM

CelticKnight

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

[b]Ok..THANKS!
Found one here as well:

http://www.amazon.com/kenable-PULSE-Shielded-Stereo-6-35mm/dp/B004US2VYG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452585408&sr=8-1&keywords=kenable+PULSE+Shielded+3.5mm+Stereo+Jack+to+2+x+6.35mm+1%2F4+inch+Mono+Jack+Cable+3m


Posted on January 12, 2016 at 7:51 AM

admin

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

This should be what you need:

SPLIT AUDIO CABLE - PC TO KN5000

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:54 AM

CelticKnight

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

No problem at all. Will be a good reference for when I connect the GA3 to midi down the road.

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:52 AM

CelticKnight

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

I CAN...appreciate that smiling
I'll work on that audio cable and will get back with you when I have one.
Thanks Mike smiling

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:50 AM

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PS thank you for using the forum. Emails on these sorts of topics are impossible to keep track of and using the forum increases visibility to search engines as well as (more importantly) helping other people who need the same assistance.

Cheers,
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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

The full list shows you what will come later. I've only converted 3 folders for each model, nobody has the full list as I haven't finished them.... and I don't do a list for each model (even if it says KN7000) unless there is some difference between the s…

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:47 AM

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I see now why I downloaded that pdf.
If you go to: http://members.technicskeyboards.com/instruments/ga3-ga1/ga3-ga1-y2/ and go to download


List of Styles

PDF File - listing the Styles for printing or reference - FULL LIST....this i…

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:43 AM

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Ah Yes. Styles Series Y2 for KN7000 has a different structure. That's for people who want to prepare their folder structure in advance for Styles that will come later.

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:39 AM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

HI Dennis,

An audio cable is the one you'll need to get to connect the headphones socket on your computer to the line in on your KN5000. I described it earlier in point 2 above. This will let the miditzer sound come out of your KN5000 speakers.

I've…

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:37 AM

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Mike-SKIP that question on STYLES_SERIES_Y2_GA. I see what I did. I downloaded the KN7000 info. My fault ;-(

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:34 AM

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[b]What is or which is an audio cable?

Question on the STYLES_SERIES_Y2_GA. I only have three folders which download. Odd part is, when I float the cursor over the zip file, it says NOT SHOWN: 28 files/folders. I'm looking at the list of styles and wha…

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:30 AM

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Moving the midi cable from one port to another will have caused the midi interface driver to be reinstalled. Maybe there was some small issue with it.

The audio for Miditzer or Kontakt 5 Player will come through your computer until you route it through…

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 4:20 AM

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[b]Certainly intrigued about this Kontakt 5 program.
The midi program is playing through the 5000. I can play the Miditzer through, the 5000. It is odd though that the midi cable was partial to one port and not both.

Speaking of other programs with vo…

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 12:36 AM

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Good Morning Mike...well..morning here....haha
OK. So when the Miditzer is used, it should be coming out of the computer speakers then. Wanted to make sure.

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 1:37 PM

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Good morning, I just have time to send you a reply.

1 - Do not run Miditzer and Midiplayer at the same time. if you do, they will conflict as I said earlier. This would make (for example) Midiplayer's settings revert as you showed in your screen grab. …

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[b]Ok! So I switched the MIDI USB cable to a different port on the computer and I have sounds coming the MIDI player through the KN5000 speakers and headphones. Also, settings back to normal as you guided me through.
HOWEVER, sound for the Miditzer, will…

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 5:17 AM

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Forgot to mention...when I click the icon to open the MIDI program..I've always had this pop up:

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When I go to correct it..I get this:
Miditzer is also NOT working now. sad

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 4:42 AM

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Welp..something is wrong Mike. The MIDI player is NOT keeping the settings. it's going back to this:

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 4:39 AM

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Sounds Mike! REALLY have APPRECIATED you walking me through all this. I'll work on what you said here and we'll go from there another time.
Have a good evening and great Monday! smiling

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:56 PM

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Ah good. Ok, then midi is working in both directions.

I can't help you much more tonight, it is almost 11pm and I have work to do.

The next things you will want to do are:

Connect your computer speaker or headphones socket to your KN5000 input. S…

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:53 PM

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Not all in the drop down change voices

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:46 PM

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The Program and Channel-2

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:44 PM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

The Mitizer does work though as well.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:42 PM

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These numbers on Midiplayer. When you change your instrument on the KN5000, the numbers in Midiplayer should change.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:34 PM

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What numbers?

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:30 PM

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Whilst a midi file is playing, try changing the Sounds on the Right 1 Part of KN5000 and see whether that is reflected in the Program, Bank MSB and Bank LSB numbers changing in Midiplayer. The names don't matter, do the numbers change? Let me know.

[b]…

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:28 PM

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I am on step: Read the top of Page 123 and go to that Save screen (2 of 3). Notice that it isn't going to save your User MIDI Settings. Set all the files to NO and set the User MIDI Settings to YES. Now you can Save.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:19 PM

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I am still on!

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:07 PM

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I'm back.

So, as per Page 171 of the User Manual you have saved the current MIDI settings into USER 1 SETTING.

Next, let's save them to floppy disk, so that you can definitely return here whatever happens.

Read Page 111
Read Page 120 and 121. Re…

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:06 PM

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I do!

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:22 PM

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And let me know if you have a spare floppy disk available.

BRB 30 mins

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:21 PM

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Ok..no problem. I'll be on here.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:21 PM

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Every time you move the computer switch or initialise you must turn off and on.

Ok. Now don't go away, we haven't finished yet!

But I have to go out and will be back soon.

Next step is to save your current settings in a User MIDI Presets slot, so…

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:20 PM

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Using a Mitizer file. Just need to figure how to use the trial program now. LoL
But, you've been a HUUUUUUGE HELP.
THANKS AGAIN...SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!! smiling

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:18 PM

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Have sound coming from 5000 from the MIDI player! YAY! smiling

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:17 PM

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OOOOOOK..This is messed up! NOW...it's working...HAHAHAHAHAHA. I guess it needed to be turned on and off more than once?????????? hahahaha
THANK YOU MIKE...........HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGELY! Appreciated!!! smiling

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:16 PM

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Keyboard has been re-initialised and turned off and on now?

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:15 PM

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You're certainly not an idiot. This is challenging and it took me absolutely ages to find everything out the first time... plus I have to re-think it all through every time I want to change anything.

Don't misunderstand my brevity, I'm just trying to g…

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:14 PM

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Ok smiling check..that was correct then and it was in the proper spot smiling

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:14 PM

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It should be set to MIDI (I said that earlier) smiling

Otherwise the MIDI ports won't be operational.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:12 PM

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Mike..I SOOOO apologize for being an idiot. It's just this MIDI is completely new to me. Honestly don't understand all this. sad

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:11 PM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

OK..let's back up a sec. On the back of 5000..the COMPUTER switch....reading the manual...it didn't say what to have it switched to. Should it be on MIDI or PC1 or PC2?

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:10 PM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Can you confirm whether you followed the steps in the manual that I described earlier?

You refer to an article that Bob wrote. I'm not relying on that article because it is about sending MIDI from the keyboard to the PC. You need to send the MIDI from …

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:03 PM

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Yah...there is zero sound...and MIDI player is still playing. sad

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:58 PM

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Yes, that would be correct. I have swapped back and forth.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:51 PM

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You will not be able to get one of those cords anywhere and it is not as reliable as a midi interface. Work through the steps smiling

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:51 PM

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I have no idea what the lights mean on that interface. The lights on mine are all off when it is playing. There is also a very smnall switch on my interface that has to be in the correct position.

Have you tried swapping the ports at every step and the…

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:49 PM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

[b]Right! smiling THere is nothing. So I need this SZ-JPPAP1 cord?..What is it?[/b]

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:49 PM

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Ok. Returend it back. No sound from PC. Have redlight on cable for USB, blinking green..NO light for MIDI

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:45 PM

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But you're trying to play a MIDI file to your keyboard, not your computer smiling

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:45 PM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Sound only came on...the computer...after..I switched to Microsoft Wavetable synth.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:39 PM

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Microsoft Wavetable synth won't work. Set it back to what you originally had.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:37 PM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Yes but that sound is on your computer right? Not the KN5000.

Page 179 of your KN5000 Manual, make sure the computer switch is set to MIDI.

Page 177 of your manual, initialise the keyboard.

If it is still not working, turn keyboard on and off.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:36 PM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Now, I have this issue:

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:33 PM

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Ok. Had to change Output Port to Microsoft GS Wavetable Snyth. Now, I have sound but no blinking green nor any light on for MIDI on cable.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:29 PM

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As for the MIDI program..it's playing..something..but no sound.I have green blinking light but sill no MIDI light on, on the cord.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:25 PM

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It looks right. have you dropped a midi file into the Midiplayer window to try it?

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:22 PM

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Here is what I have compared with yours. Mine is to the right of yours

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:19 PM

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OK. Let me try that .I have a red light on USB (on the cord where the wires connect) NO light on on MIDI and NO green light in between.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:14 PM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Mike-
This what I'm seeing so far. I'll read up on the MIDI program. I followed the directions on KN5000 page. All settings on instrument is according to those directions.

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:10 PM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Set it something similar to the attached picture (link below).

But yours will have your MIDI interface listed, not the Panasonic instrument (which is my KN7000 connected via USB).

[img]http://technicskn7000.com/files/1814/5245/6172/TECHNICS_KEYBOARD…

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:02 PM

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Re: Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Hey Mike smiling
Alright. I'll download Falcosoft Midi Player and yes, I am may have to swap the IN and OUT. I'll keep you updated. Like I said, this is all Greek to me. Hahaha
Thanks so much.
Dennis

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 7:54 PM

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Hi Dennis,

Ha yes, extremely busy adding the new content and correcting my own mistakes!

The MIDI interface you have is all that you need.

Either it came with MIDI drivers or Windows should recognise it automatically.

From there, you need to e…

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 5:23 PM

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[b]Hello Mike-
You've probably been busy. Thought I'd see if you had seen my response and also needed to know if you the MIDI cord I had would work. When you connect these MIDI cords, is it similar to "plug and play" to where I'd know right away if it wo…

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 5:10 PM

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[b]Hey Mike-
OH NO! Sorry to hear about Bob! My Condolences to all.


Ok...A LOT of this is GREEK to me.
First, I DO have a MIDI cord connected from the 5000 (both and out) connected to computer via USB.

Apparently, I need another cord called SZ-J…

Posted on January 9, 2016 at 2:02 AM

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Hi,

Bob Hendershot sadly passed away in 2015 but I've re-hosted his site as discussed with him last year. I haven't quite finished converting his entire site yet.

http://kn5000.technicskeyboards.com/

I'm going to edit your post to remove the brok…

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 9:31 PM

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Connecting KN5000 to Computer (midi)

Ok. Bob tried to help get my flash updated. Bob, I DID it! Took me a month or two. YAY! THANKS!

What I need to know is, I've read all this:

Driver:
First download the Host Port Driver for WinXP, all available drivers will work because the Host Port…

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 5:17 AM

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

G'day Dave, that's brilliant! My wife's keyboard has a rapidly darkening display that looks like (with alight in the right place) the LCD cover is delaminating from the crystal wafer, almost like moisture intrusion of adhesive going off.. I searched a …

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Re: Christmas Styles and Panel Memories for Kn5000

There are a few Christmas songs in the members area midis but no styles as of yet. I'll probably add a few in early December.

The Strawberry Music christmas styles are brilliant, I can highly recommend those.

http://www.kn7000.com/product_list.asp?C…

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Christmas Styles and Panel Memories for Kn5000

Looking for any free Christmas Styles and Panel Memories

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New Technics KN5000 Website

Hi All,

This is to inform you of the launch of a new KN5000 website. The site includes Bob Hendershot's "How To" pages which have been hosted by Gunnar Jonny until recently. These pages explain many features of the instrument. There are a few of these …

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Using Technics KN5000 Floppy Disks

This post is to inform you of a message of interest in the KN6000 forum:

http://technicskn7000.com/kn7000-forums/technics-kn6000-kn6500-forum/kn5000-discs/

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 7:56 PM

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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…

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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 M…

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 7:59 AM

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

The first thing I did was to research the type of color LCD that would be compatable with the KN5000.
I locate the type on ebay and ordered some displays.
I did not take the time to locate the type of connectors required on the cable from the keyboard o…

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Hi Dave,

That is very inventive and interesting! Do you have any photos and can you tell us a bit more about how you did it?

Best wishes,
Mike

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

I purchased a KN5000 last year.
The LCD was defective (very dark)
I designed a adapter to connect the keyboard to a new type display.
The new one is 5.7" versus the old one that was 6"
The display looks and works great.

Dave

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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 a…

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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 inst…

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Re: Saving and loading custom styles?

I would expect that it can only load the CMP file.

I suppose what you might be able to compare the KN5000 reference guide and the Hammond XE1 reference guide. Re-voice the KN5000 composer sounds to the same number as the Hammond sounds you want. It cou…

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Re: Saving and loading custom styles?

Well, that's the thing, the Hammond documentation isn't very clear about it. It's compatible with KN5000 styles and I was able to load styles from this site into the hammond.

So I expected that a KN5000 style bank would be loadable into the hammond, bu…

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Re: Saving and loading custom styles?

Hi Sutur,

KN5000 can save single styles as far as I know. What type of KN5000 files will the Hammond Load?

Cheers,
Mike

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Re: Saving and loading custom styles?

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your reply. I got myself a KN5000, and indeed it's capable of editing styles and saving them to floppy. But the method is a bit awkwark. As far as I know, the KN5000 cannot save individual styles directly, it can only save the custo…

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Re: Saving and loading custom styles?

Hi Sutur,

Yes you can do that. The KN5000 has advanced style editing and creation capabilities and the styles can be saved to floppy disk.

In addition of course you would be able to hook it up to your Hammond so that it plays through your Hammond sp…

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 7:36 PM

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Saving and loading custom styles?

Hi,

I'm new to Technics. I recently got myself a Hammond XE-1 'organ' which has the capability to load Technics KN5000 styles. Since the Hammond doesn't offer the possibility to make styles on it (only plain rhythms), I'm thinking of purchasing a KN500…

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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

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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 pr…

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 12:58 AM

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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…

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 11:17 PM

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Re: Looking for other Kn5000 owners

Hi DB, I hope you get a few responses, we have quite a few KN5000 owners. However, if you have any queries or fancy a natter just post away. The Technics keyboard operating system is very similar from one instrument to the next so plenty of us can help ou…

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:29 PM

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Re: Looking for other Kn5000 owners

i am a very basic player with little tech knowledge of the kn 5000 but enjoy playing for my own pleasure. i am in ireland and would also like to hear from 5000 players.

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 8:54 PM

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Re: Re Kn5000 editing sounds

I'm not the most experienced Sound editor.

I recommend that you read these two articles and preferably work your way through them.

http://technicskn7000.com/technics-instruments/registration-amazing-gospel-choir/

http://gj.technicskeyboards.com/t…

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 9:51 PM

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Re Kn5000 editing sounds

Next task how to edit sounds or add effect to existing sounds and store them

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 9:30 PM

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Re: re Kn5000 loading styles

Yep you got it smiling

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 9:08 PM

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Re: re Kn5000 loading styles

I have figured it out I think.
First I held down the load custom and selected the style to load.
Secondly I copied the style from the memory to one of the custom style banks.

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:05 AM

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Re: re Kn5000 loading styles

I've received your query by email but I'm answering you in the forum.

Composers Load into your Memory bank, not the Custom bank.

You can then transfer Styles from Memory to Custom if you want.

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:09 PM

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Re: re Kn5000 loading styles

On most Technics Keyboards you place the files on a floppy and then you press and hold the Disk button. You'll then get a menu to choose which Style to load. Holds true for all the Technics keyboards I know of.

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 7:59 PM

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Re: re Kn5000 loading styles

Have a look at pages 23 and 24 in the KN5000 manual.

Procedure for loading files from my websites is the same. There aren't any KN5000 Custom files on here as yet either (need some volunteers to make some as I don't have a KN5000 smiling )

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 7:55 PM

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Re: re Kn5000 loading styles

Are you putting all the files from an archive onto a floppy? And do you see some CMP files on it? CMP are the Composer files that contain the actual file patterns.

(there are no Custom files on that site that i know of, you're looking for CMP files and…

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 7:51 PM

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Re: re Kn5000 loading styles

I extracted them but nothing appears in the custom style banks.

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 7:46 PM

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Re: re Kn5000 loading styles

I know the site well.

Provided you've selected an archive that is compatible with your keyboard and extracted the files from the archive correctly they should load fine on your keyboard.

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 7:25 PM

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Re: re Kn5000 loading styles

This is where I downloaded the styles from

http://www.ca-software.com/technics/downloads/index.htm

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 4:25 PM

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re Kn5000 loading styles

I have downloaded some kn5000 styles from a website. On using the load custom I select one of the files but nothing loads into the custom styles. Am I doing this right?

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 1:39 PM

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Looking for other Kn5000 owners

Any other Kn5000 owners here ?

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 4:44 PM

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Looking for any Kn5000 Panel Memories

Looking for any good registrations of panel memories for the kn5000

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 4:41 PM

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Had a power variation and my keyboard stopped going out sound.

Had a power variation and this keyboard stopped going out sound, everything works normal, lcd screen is normal, I tested the source and some components, all in order, only no sound. If someone can help me. Here in Brazil has manutençã for this equipment. …

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 1:47 AM

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Re: KN5000 new fault

Morning Mike

This fault is or was really weird! If you held a note down for between a second or 2 it would drop down by a semitone and stay there. If while you were doing this you played another key the pitch would return and all the keys would play no…

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 8:53 AM

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Re: KN5000 new fault

Hi Dave,

It doesn't sound like a power supply issue to me, not that I'm an engineer or anything lol.

Take a look at this post (could be your customer!)

http://technicskeyboards.com/technics-keyboards-forum/kn5000-right-1-and-right-2-out-tune-left…

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 12:48 AM

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KN5000 new fault

Morning folks

I have a KN5000 here with a strange fault that I am working on. I don't think it is possible to set this up as a function on the unit so am looking for a fix in the hardware. The fault occurs only in the right hand part of the keyboard an…

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 8:18 AM

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Re: Re My Kn5000

That's a great setup, thanks for sharing!

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 6:08 PM

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Re My Kn5000

My Kn5000 at a nursing home today.

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 3:03 PM

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Thanks very much Mike. I appreciate your kind and prompt response.

I will certainly look through the manual on instructions re the diagnostic tests. And as you suggested, if I can't get it sorted out, I will contact WD Greenhill for help.

Thanks too…

Posted on February 21, 2015 at 6:03 PM

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Re: KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Hi Buddy,

Download the KN5000 Service Manual

The manual explains how to carry out diagnostic tests, including the LCD display. It also explains how to change the display, howe…

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 5:35 PM

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KN5000 Screen Display Getting Very Dark & Hard to Read

Please, I need advice or suggestion on what I should do to make my KN5000 Screen display to be as bright and clear as it used to be. Is there any replaceable bulb in the display compartment or is it a LED light that needs changing? I looked through pages …

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:12 AM

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Re: Panel Memories on Kn5000

Hi NativeAngels,

Here is the procedure to load a single composer from the manual. It is virtually identical for all the later KN keyboards just that the screens are laid out differently.

SINGLE LOAD

Load only the desired data from a disk into a s…

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 6:17 PM

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Panel Memories on Kn5000

Is it possible to load a panel memory individually or do you have to load a whole bank.

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 11:14 AM

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Re: Muting Kn5000 speakers

Forgot about that one, just wondered if there was a function or switch to do it. Headphone socket will work.

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:11 AM

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Re: Muting Kn5000 speakers

Hi Nativeangels,

I had a quick look in the manual but I can't see a way to do it.

Try plugging a headphones adapter in the headphones socket. The Line Out will probably still be active. If so, that's a really convenient way to mute the KN5000s speak…

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 12:31 AM

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Muting Kn5000 speakers

Is it possible to mute the Kn5000 internal speakers for when using external PA system ?

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 8:58 PM

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Re: Second Outing with Kn5000

80 Organ Registrations and 10 Various Styles are now available for KN5000 on the following page:

Technics KN5000 Downloads

MIDI Drivers and Ca…

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 4:52 AM

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Re: Second Outing with Kn5000

Try the Sounds in Sound Series 1 for KN5000 to see what organ sounds are in there, however, I can strongly recommend the commercial disks available from St…

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:52 AM

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Second Outing with Kn5000

Have returned with my Kn5000 paired up with my Korg Pa50sd for an hour at a nursing home went down we'll need to setup some more panel memories. Any other Theatre Organ sounds other than the built in ones?
Also need to tweak the settings using the Mic as…

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:03 PM

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Re: Tutorial For Updating A Kn5000 Operating System

Hi Nativeangels,

NB: ATTEMPTING TO UPDATE THE ROM OF YOUR KEYBOARD CAN RENDER IT INOPERABLE SO PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK I CAN'T HELP YOU IF YOU DAMAGE YOUR KEYBOARD

I've attached a zip file that includes the update and an 'easy to run' batch file.

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:16 AM

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Tutorial For Updating A Kn5000 Operating System

Is there a tutorial for creating a disk to update my kn5000 I think the disk I have is the original operating system having looked on the Synthzone Forum archive I notice there is a version 10. How do I create a disk and update my Kn5000.

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 2:54 AM

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Re: KN5000 SOUND NAME ERROR MESSAGES

Good luck with it Chris, I saw the post on Synthzone and very glad Gunnar helped you out, that's the kid of guy he is!

Mike is certainly a top guy with repairs so I'm sure it will get sorted, let us know how it goes.

Best wishes,
Mike

Posted on January 18, 2015 at 10:37 PM

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Re: KN5000 SOUND NAME ERROR MESSAGES

With a big "thank-you" to Gunnar JONNY I have reached the conclusion that the Main Board in the KN5000 is faulty.
.I have removed the Board and will send it to Mike BARNDEN in the UK for repairs/exchanging.
I will advise the outcome in due course for an…

Posted on January 18, 2015 at 10:16 PM

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Re: Re Style Tempo

Great. If you hold the Music Style Arranger button down you'll get additional options.

Posted on January 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM

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Re: Re Style Tempo

It was the one touch setting that I was looking for

Posted on January 18, 2015 at 1:46 PM

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Re: Re Style Tempo

Hi,

If you're referring to the Styles built in to your keyboard then you can use the Music Style Arranger to do that.

If you're referring to the Y1 Series Styles downloaded from here, you can't load them with a suggested tempo. This is because I've …

Posted on January 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM

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Re Style Tempo

Is there a function that wil automatically select or suggest a style tempo when change styles at the moment when I change a style it uses the same tempo as the previous style not change it to what would be appropriate for that style?

Posted on January 18, 2015 at 11:22 AM

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KN5000 SOUND NAME ERROR MESSAGES

Greetings from Western Australia.I am just wondering if any of you have come across the above messages before?

PROBLEM DETAILS:
I have a KN5000 with Internal Hard Drive fitted and when switched on,the following error messages are displayed on the LC…

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 9:21 PM

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Re: !st topic

PS Listen to Al AndsersoN playing KN5000 on our Musicians Pages - Al AndsersoN playing KN5000

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:05 PM

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Re: !st topic

Cheers Mikk, probably you weren't logged in when you tried to download, or your login had timed out. You need to be logged in to download. It prevents other sites from using our links and my precious bandwidth. My sites are hosted on high performance serv…

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:02 PM

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!st topic

greetings all. Just trying to download the kn5000 service manual from this site but goes off to kn7000 page and states invalid file.
i am now lost and do not know how to continue.
anyone got a suggestion?
thanks,
Mike.


P.S. just went a differe…

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM