Bought KN 7000 in U.K. From an estate.

Hi all. Very excited to acquire my KN 7000. Want to ship by sea freight to New Zealand.

Needs a case for safe transport and proper packaging. Can someone in U.K . Help me with the logistics of this . I will pay for the case and freight and throw in 50 quid for your assistance. Any takers. Please contact me on rayginnever@gmail.com. Thanks heaps !

“Oh Laid Back Town In Bethlehem” a bit of Robin Fun

“Oh Laid Back Town Of Bethlehem”

After having a run out in the car with Susan to see a few houses with Christmas lights, I played the organ when we got back at 10-45pm and recorded this for you.

Less than two hours later, we had an earthquake

WAS MY PLAYING THAT BAD? ha ha ha.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Robin.

My PR603 is alive again!

I’ve owned my SX-PR603 since 2000 and have just used it to practice music for church (which has a PR602) and for playing back midi files through the floppy drive or from my computer. After moving to Missouri in October of 2018, I didn’t have time to play it much but it was working. Come Christmas, I moved it across the room to make way for the Christmas tree and it suddenly quit working with only the power LED coming on. I could not find anyone locally or even in the US to fix it but did find Mike Barden at mikebarden.com in the UK. After shipping the main board to him through the US Post Office / Royal Post, he finally received it after 6 weeks. He fixed and tested it in short order and shipped it back to me with FedEx Premium. I received it in just 24 hours! Popped the board in and now it plays good as new. So nice to have it back.

Next project is to replace the floppy drive with a GoTek Emulator which will allow up to 100 floppy images on a USB pen drive. Should receive it in the next couple of weeks and will update again then.

Something Different

This is a first for me. Have been playing around with Midi for years since it cam out.  I now think I have found real way to use it for me.  Using my Technics KN7000 as the base keyboard.   I went Midi Out to Yamaha PSR S770 Midi In.  Split both keyboards to the same “F# 2” key.  Using Fingered Chords for both and compatible rhythm patterns I tried ‘playing a song.  The song is “Satin Doll” by Duke Ellington.  Using both backgrounds together with fills and pattern changes I was amazed of how the blended to together so well.  Taking a listen and judge for yourself?  Hope you enjoy!


Technic’s Tips 2

RHYTHM
After doing (Right 1), (Right 2), and (Left) into (Panel Memory 1), try doing the same thing for each (Rhythm Group).  That’s right there are 15 (Rhythm Groups), excluding (Rhythm Group) (Memory).
 1.  Pick a rhythm in each (Rhythm Group).
  2.  Exclude (Rhythm Group) (Memory).
  3.  Save to (Panel Memory 1) (Expand).
Now when you recall (Panel Memory 1) for a song you have 17 (Right 1) registrations. 17 (Right 2) registrations, 17 (Left) registrations, and 15 (Ryhthms) at your disposal at any time during your playing.  This is impressive to be able 51 registrations and 15 rhythms on (Panel Memory 1).  Once I have (Panel Memory 1) finished, I just save the same thing to all the (Panel Memory 2-8) (Expand).
I then have the exact same voices and rhythms in all (Panel Memories 1-8).
  1.  Pick one of my rhythms and set (Tempo) for (Panel Memory 1)  (Expand).
  2.  Pick one of my rhythms and set (Tempo) for (Panel Memory 2-8)  (Expand).
Now I have 8 (Panel Memory) (Rhythm Groups) ready to use to play for a song!
There are only 3 types of songs.  Fast, slow, and half fast!

The Vikings!

I had a comment on my You tube video, ”The Vikings” which I recorded on the GA3 a few years ago. It said

*** ”Kirk Douglas 103 god rest his soul” ***

I am sharing the video now as a tribute to Kirk Douglas who as indicated was 103 years old. I tried to get that long deep lonely sound of the horn and also the vocals later on similar to the original films music after about 12 minutes as the Longships return up the fiord.

I first watched this film on TV with my Dad who would have been 102 now.

Let me know if you like it.

Robin.

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