About Mel's Melodies for Technics Keyboards
Mel is our Sovereign of the Sequencer, the Queen of Quantisation! I'm proud to present this lovely collection of Technics Styles, with great thanks to Mel for lending her expertise to our collections.
With Mel's Home Page (On KN6000 and KN6500)
What Can I Do With These Songs?
- Listen to (some of) them on the website
- Load them on your keyboard and listen to them
- Examine the Sequences on your keyboard
- Mute some parts and play along with them
- Re-record lead parts over the top of Mel's backings to perform a duet with her!
01 BYE BYE LOVE
02 DELILAH (Not available - unable to convert for these models)
04 EVEN THE BAD TIMES ARE GOOD
05 FOOT TAPPER
06 I'M A BELIEVER
07 LOVING THINGS YOU DO (Not available - unable to convert for these models)
08 OB LA DI OB LA DA (Not available - unable to convert for these models)
09 TELL ME WHEN
10 YOU'VE GOT YOUR TROUBLES
11 RESET (Resets the Home Page)
If you're interested in the Technics sequencer, read Mel's super article with tips and hints on getting the most from your Technics instrument!
Salubrious Sequencing - A Guide to the Technics keyboard sequencer, by Mel
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ZIP File - MELS MELODIES 01 - KN6500 KN6000 PR903 PR703 PR603 - Floppy Disk
My first "proper" keyboard was a KN6000 which I later upgraded to a KN65000.As technology is a major challenge I was not keen at first to explore the potential of the instrument and contented myself playing one-finger chords against a dodgy melody!! After a while I packed the keyboard off to the shed and it stayed there for a disgraceful length of time. It would probably still be there today if I hadn't discovered two work colleagues (one a singer and the other a drummer with a rehearsal room in his garden) interested in forming a band. Now, I don't count myself as a musician or a singer but I have an ear and a passion for harmonies and so we got together and gave it a go. I quickly realised I could not play live, push buttons and sing the harmony all at the same time...and then I remembered something called a sequencer! OMG.( Keep in mind that at this stage I was petrified even of pushing the "panel write" button in case I buggered up the keyboard! ) When I look back now I shudder at my lack of aptitude. But needs must and so I spent hours and hours and hours (yawn) studying the user manual and eventually things clicked. Well. our band ended up with 40-50 decent sounding arrangements and we had some really great laughs along the way though sadly we don't play together anymore. I have since upgraded to a KN7000 simply for the SD speed/convenience and this site has been an absolute Godsend.
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