List of KN6500 voices and program numbers


I wish to access voices on my KN6500 from an external midi sequencer. Can anyone tell me where I can get a list of the relevant program numbers and the voices to which they refer, please?

Viewing 5 replies - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • #10783

    hi mike

    I posted some info on the old site Technics

    Is your sequencer part of a DAW or a soundmachine ? (brandname ? type? how is it connected?

    In order to use an external sequencer for your KN you must understand the midi behaviour of your keyboard.

    Do you have the implementation chart?

    This info is needed to help you to start from the beginning.

    Kind regards


  • #10784

    Hi mriske:

    Thanks for your response. I was fortunate enough to be contacted on the Cakewalk forum by somebody who used the same sequencer as I (Gajits’ Breakthru 2). It’s one from the mid-80s and runs on an Atari ST. My Atari setup is broken and I had been trying to find something to replace the sequencer on my PC. However, my helper showed me how to install and set up STEEM (an Atari emulator), then loaded Breakthru into the emulator and finally, produced a disk image for all my saved song files so that they would be accessible. He finally provided a patch that allowed me to address all the voices on my KN6500. Consequently, I (or rather he) have/has resolved the issue I raised here.

    The STEEM setup requires that I put my keyboard into GM2 mode rather than NX but that’s not an issue. I am now happily using my old sequencer and the KN6500 is behaving itself. Don’t you just love it when luck takes over and delivers a solution you didn’t know existed? I appreciate your response. I didn’t get a notification on the old site – it was offline for a while but I’ll head over there now and look up your posting.



  • #10808

    Hi Mike -have you still got the original gajits disk?

    Mine got broke 18moths ago when moving house and i`m struggling to find another one or even a copy-any help would be appreciated as all my files done are bts files and can only be opened by the breakthrough 2 program

    best regards


  • #10809

    Hi Bernie:

    Yes, I have the original floppy discs plus a copy in the possession of my benefactor who got my Atari emulator up and running for me. I’d be happy to ask him to send the copy on to you and you’re welcome to keep it. There may even be a couple of my songs on there but I fear they will be corrupted. What I do know to be on there is a copy of a programme that allows you to modify the sounds on a Roland CM32L sound box and you’re also welcome to use that (if you have the appropriate equipment). Obviously, we’ll need your postal address which you may prefer to send to me in a private message.

    Good luck with getting up & running again – Breakthru’ 2 is the easiest sequencer I have found to use (although that may be because it was one of the earliest) modern ones have all kinds of unwanted “features” and one has to try to work around these to find out how to use the parts one wants. I found Cakewalk the best but never was able to get it to do what I wanted.

    I look forward to hearing from you.



  • #10816

    Disc posted 14:45. 2nd Class letter.



Viewing 5 replies - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.