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Compatibility

All GM2 instruments and most GM instruments. Provide feedback regarding any issues in the comments section.

Tested on:

  • Technics KN7000
  • Technics GA3
  • Yamaha Tyros 3
  • Korg Microarranger

VIP Version

BEATLEMANIA for VIPs

Audio Demos

Demos of the first few songs. Recorded on Technics sx-KN7000

BEATLEMANIA FREE Songs & Styles

BEATLEMANIA FREE is a new Songs & Styles Series. One or two versions will be added weekly.

Background Information

The first five conversions represent around 30 hours of work. They are experimental and some improvements are intended to future versions. The entire collection is approx 100 songs. Styles for most songs will be available at a later date.

This page is for Free Members. The complete collection is available to VIPs – BEATLEMANIA

Detailed Information

  • All You Need is Love: Drums to be improved in a later version, they involve very complex editing to add repetitive echo processing
  • The intention is to provide Technics Sequences, not Midis, in due course. Therefore, feedback about which model you use is important
  • Rhythm Styles are in progress and these may take some time to perfect

BEATLEMANIA Updates

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Feedback

Please leave feedback in the comments section at the end of this page. Your feedback is essential if I’m to continue this Series as it is very time-consuming (hopefully, it will get quicker along the journey!). In your feedback include:

  • Your instrument model (midi files sound different on every model)
  • Bar numbers of any issues, with a description of the issue

Originals

To hear the originals – click here

BEATLEMANIA

Compatibility

All GM2 instruments and most GM instruments. Provide feedback regarding any issues in the comments section.

Tested on:

  • Technics KN7000
  • Technics GA3
  • Yamaha Tyros 3
  • Korg Microarranger

Free Version

BEATLEMANIA for Free Members

Audio Demos

Demos of the first few songs. Recorded on Technics sx-KN7000

BEATLEMANIA Songs & Styles

BEATLEMANIA is a new Songs & Styles Series. One or two versions will be added weekly.

Background Information

The first five conversions represent around 30 hours of work. They are experimental and some improvements are intended to future versions. The entire collection is approx 100 songs. Styles for most songs will be available at a later date.

Full Collection available to VIPs. Some files are available to Free Members in BEATLEMANIA FREE

Detailed Information

  • All You Need is Love: Drums to be improved in a later version, they involve very complex editing to add repetitive echo processing
  • The intention is to provide Technics Sequences, not Midis, in due course. Therefore, feedback about which model you use is important
  • Rhythm Styles are in progress and these may take some time to perfect

BEATLEMANIA Updates

  • V1.1 20No Songs (midi) & 3No Styles now available.
  • Approx 1 hour of Beatlemania!

Complete the form below to stay informed of BEATLEMANIA Updates via email.





Feedback

Please leave feedback in the comments section at the end of this page. Your feedback is essential if I’m to continue this Series as it is very time-consuming (hopefully, it will get quicker along the journey!). In your feedback include:

  • Your instrument model (midi files sound different on every model)
  • Bar numbers of any issues, with a description of the issue

Originals

To hear the originals – click here

Christmas Jukebox

Merry Christmas! Over Two Hours of Music for your Christmas Holidays! Download these great Free MIDI Music files for your Xmas party! Beautiful Traditional and Modern-day music to delight you this Christmas.

Free Christmas MIDI Files

Download these great Free Christmas MIDI Music files for your holiday party!

Copy them all onto one floppy disk. Use Direct Play (some models) or Load them into your keyboard sequencer and play them, or play along… and you can also re-voice or tweak them to your heart’s content.

40 Free Christmas MIDIs

Over two hours of music!

Version 3 – 24th November 2019

MIDI File Format 1 – Choose this file format if you want to edit the sounds in your keyboard’s sequencer.

MIDI File Format 0 – Choose this file format for the fastest medley play from floppy disk.

SD Card Version – For KN7000 & KN2600 – Just drag & drop the SD_Sound directory onto your SD Card. This will replace any MIDIs you have loaded at present, so make a backup if you want to restore them later (or copy the SD_SOUND folder off your SD Card so that you can drag it back later).

12 Days Of Christmas
Ave Maria
A Winter Wonderland
Blue Christmas
Carol Of The Bells
Deck The Hall
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Do They Know Its Christmas
Do You Hear What I Hear
Frosty The Snowman
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Greensleeves
Happy Xmas War Is Over
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Last Christmas
Let It Snow
Little Drummer Boy
Nutcracker
O Come All Ye Faithfull
O Holy Night
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
O Tannenbaum
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Song
The First Noel
The Holly And The Ivy
We Are The World
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
What Child Is This
While Shepherds Watched
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

 

Recorded on Technics KN7000

You can download the files in zips or individually.

NB if you press “Download All” you will download everything and there will be duplicates. You’ll find it more straightforward to download one of the first three (Zipped) files, or individual midis.

Halloween Jukebox

Spoooky entertainment for your Halloween Party! Two and a half Hours of Music! Download these great Free MIDI Music files for your scary party!

Adults and children alike will love these spooky tunes in a wide variety of styles.

Monsters are for anytime, not just for Halloween!

Free Halloween MIDI Files

Download these great Free Halloween MIDI Music files for your scary party! Adults and children alike will love these spooky tunes in a wide variety of styles.

33 Free Halloween MIDIs

Over two and a half hours of music!

Addams Family Waltz.mid
Addams Family.mid
Alfred Hitchcock Presents.mid
Beetlejuice.mid
Bewitched.mid
BlackMagicWoman.mid 9 Minutes!
Carmina Burana.mid 25 Minutes!
Casper.mid
Chopin Opus 35 Movement 3.mid 7 Minutes! Great Piano Piece!
Dance Of The Macabre.mid
Devil Woman.mid My Favourite!
Dont Fear The Reaper.mid
Edward Scissorhands.mid
Exorcist.mid Tubular Bells, FAB!
Frankenstein.mid
Freddys Theme.mid
Ghostbusters.mid Spookylicious!
Gremlins.mid
Hall Of The Mountain King.mid
Halloween Theme.mid
Its Halloween.mid
Lets Do The Time Warp Again.mid
Monster Mash.mid
Munsters.mid
Nightmare Before Christmas.mid
Phantom Of The Opera.mid
Psycho.mid
Riders On The Storm.mid 7 Mins!
Tales From The Crypt.mid
Thriller.mid AMAZING!
Toccata And Fugue.mid 9 Mins!
Witchcraft.mid
X Files.mid

Fangtastic Video by Silverxgt!

Information & Instructions

The MIDI files will play back on almost every model and on most other brands of keyboard too.

You can mute the lead track and other tracks if you like so that you can play along.

If you intend to re-voice the files or edit them on a computer, choose the Format 1 version.

Floppy Disk

Download and open the zip file. Copy all the MIDI files onto one floppy disk.

Use Direct Play (some models) or Load them into your keyboard sequencer and play them, or play along… and you can also re-voice or tweak them to your heart’s content.

  • Almost all Technics models, other brands, PC and Mac can play these files.
  • Many models will Direct Play the Format 1 files.
  • Older models and WSA1 need the Format 0 version files to use Direct Play.

Direct Play is a Technics feature that allows you to play back each file one after the other straight from floppy without having to manually load each one. Some models also let you skip, pause and so on. Consult your manual about this feature.

SD Card

Download and open the zip file. Copy the SD_SOUND folder onto your SD Card as shown below:

TECHPLUS Magazine 2002 Issue 1 FREE ISSUE

TECHPLUS 2002 1 CONTENTS

About TECHPLUS Magazine:

TECHPLUS is the main resource of detailed information available for owners of Technics Instruments. The magazine was published between 1994 and 2004 as a Mail-Order subscription with six issues each year and is a treasure trove of information and detail about the instruments.

I’m proud to bring you this incredibly rare range of magazines, available to download for the very first time in collaboration with Strawberry Music.

Additionally, this particular issue (including the extremely rare Cover Disk) is available for all Members to download FREE, to give you a taster of this invaluable range of TECHPLUS Magazines.

Regular writers are experts having worked for Technics or independent retailers as demonstrators, Style creators and performers.

Cover Disk

The cover disk is now included in this package. You will find it in the Purchases area in your Downloads Dashboard.

I have listed the contents below. For all other issues (and for this one) you can page through the Contents of the magazines using the PDF viewer at the top of the page.

Contents

LENGTHENING A SONG
Following on from the Workshop ‘How to lengthen a Song from the Playalong Software series, here’s a more sophisticated method that is guaranteed to work under all circumstances.
For KN6000, KN6500 PR603, PR703 & PR903

THE BLACKPOOL SOUND PART 1
Reginald Dixon was noted for what was referred to as the “Blackpool Sound”. Here’s how to achieve the effect.
For EA5, GA1, GA3, FA1, F100 & G100

LENGTHENING A SONG
Following on from the Workshop ‘How to lengthen a Song from the Playalong Software series, here’s a more sophisticated method that is guaranteed to work under all circumstances.
For KN6000, KN6500 PR603, PR703 & PR903

THE BLACKPOOL SOUND PART 1
Reginald Dixon was noted for what was referred to as the “Blackpool Sound”. Here’s how to achieve the effect.
For EA5, GA1, GA3, FA1, F100 & G100

KEEPING YOUR FOOTSWITCH SETTINGS
How do you prevent all your settings from changing once you have them the way you want them?
For KN6000 & KN6500

USING THE HD-SX3 HARD DISK DRIVE
The HD-sx3 has by-far many features and this workshop is the most extensive step-by-step tutorial we’ve produced.
For KN6000 & KN6500

CUSTOM PANELS
We show you how to create your very own sound setting and store it in the Custom Panel.
For KN6000, KN6500, PR603, PR703 & PR903

SETTING THE EQUALISER
You may want to make your keyboard sound mellower, in this workshop we’ll show you how.
For KN6000, KN6500, PR603, PR703 & PR903

EASY KEYBOARD LIBRARY ARRANGEMENTS
Learn how to make a great Easy keyboard Library Arrangement.
For KN1400, KN1600 & KN5000

NEWS UPDATE
A round-up of all the latest news and information.

ALL THAT JAZZ – 5
In the exciting world of Jazz, let’s show you some very EASY ways of working out those special, spicy chords for yourselves.

TAKING NOTES
Let’s look at the orchestral instruments and their respective roles and capabilities.

CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
How easy can connecting your instrument to your computer be? Let’s start at the beginning….

QUESTION TIME
Many of you have always wanted to play Piano, Organ and now Keyboard. Some of you have grandchildren who can play Keyboards. Is it ever too late to learn?

CLASSICS ONLINE
Enjoy this latest excellent composition.

SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU
Taken from the Easy Keyboard Library book ‘Love Songs Vol. 1’

STAND BY ME
Taken from the Easy Keyboard Library book ‘Number One Hits’

Cover Disk Month!

This month’s free disk features some great files with something for everyone! The disk contains files for many different models so be sure to check the disk label for the correct file numbers for your particular model. On the disk, you will find three songs (2 of which are MIDI files) plus, for KN5000/6000/6500 owners there are also two picture files that can be loaded into your keyboard and displayed on the screen.

Let’s take a closer look …

Two files on the disk are MIDI file songs that can be played on any General MIDI (GM) compatible instrument. That means if you also own another non-Technics instrument, you’ll be able to play it on that as well! Have a look for a ‘Direct Play’ feature which allows the song to be played directly from the disk. Alternatively, depending on the model of your particular instrument, you may have to load the song first. If this is the case, be sure to load it as an SMF (Standard MIDI File) as opposed to a Technics file. If you want to turn off the melody in order to play along with the backing to the song, simply turn off or mute track 4.

MIDI file – Stand By Me
This soul classic comes from the Number One Hits MIDI file. The full disk contains a selection of ten great hits including All I do is dream; Congratulations; Great balls of fire; It’s all in the game; La Bamba; Living doll; Moon river; Stand by me; Wake me up before you go-go; Without you.

MIDI file – Saving All My Love For You
This well-known Whitney Houston song is taken from the Love Songs Volume 1 MIDI file. As well as this, the full disk also features They long to be close to you; Crazy for You; The first time ever I saw your face; If; It had to be you; Love is here to stay; Mandy; Tonight, I celebrate my love; When I fall in love.

Technics song file – Let There Be Love
Here’s a great song that comes from The Forties disk but this time instead of being a MIDI file, it’s a dedicated Technics file. This means you have to load the file into your instrument in the normal way – it can’t be played using the
Direct Play feature. Sit back and listen while your keyboard plays the song or simply turn off tracks 1 & 2 in the sequencer to cut the melody part and play it yourself. If you want to use the sounds for your own songs, just turn off the sequencer tracks and you will be left with a whole bank of Panel Memory registrations to use as you wish.

Screen Pictures (KN5000 only)
There are 2 picture files on the disk which can be displayed on the screen of your KN5000. To load a picture, follow this procedure:
1. Insert the disk and press the CONTROL menu button and select WALLPAPER SETTING in the screen.
2. Press LOAD on the right of the screen and select file KN5_1_ _.BMP or KN5_2_ _.BMP. Now press LOAD on the top right of the screen
3. Once loading is complete put the HOMEPAGE/SOUND & RHYTHM SELECT to USER and press OK to confirm.
4. Now press the CONTROL button to return to the normal screen again where you will see the new picture.

Screen Pictures (KN6000/6500 only)
There are 2 picture files on the disk which can be displayed on the screen of your KN6000/6500. To load a picture, follow this procedure:
1. Insert the disk and press PROGRAM MENUS, select CUSTOMIZE in the display, then HOME PAGE SETTING.
2. Press the PICTURE LOAD button and select file KN6_1_ _.BMP or KN6_2_ _.BMP. Now press LOAD in the display.
3. Once loading is complete put the TYPE to DEFAULT WITH PICTURE and press OK to confirm.
4. Now press the PROGRAM MENUS button to return to the normal screen again where you will see the new picture.

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TECHPLUS Magazine 2003 Issue 6

TECHPLUS 2003 6 CONTENTS

CONTENTS

EASY COMPOSER
Easy Composer is a great way to create your very own rhythm patterns quickly and easily without the need for
any programming knowledge whatsoever.

SEQUENCING – SILENT NIGHT
An introduction to using the Sequencer in order to build up a multi-track song. Complete with musical arrangement of Silent Night for you to try.

CYCLE RECORD
Get to grips with the Sequencer on your keyboard and a closer look at how Cycle Record works.

USING A MICROPHONE
If you want to try using a microphone with your KN7000, this workshop will help in getting you started.
CREATING HAMMOND SOUNDS
Follow this step-by-step sound edit workshop to create some fantastic jazz organ sounds.

KAS-200SM1 KEYBOARD SYSTEM
Cover story: The new KAS-200SM1 keyboard system is surely the ultimate in quality sound reproduction for keyboards. We sent one to Bill Habets to review and had a job getting it back again!

LIFE WITHOUT MUSIC
Can you imagine a life without music? Join Lillian Boucher as she tries…

CHRISTMAS STYLE
The Christmas Songs play-along software is great for all your favourite Christmas songs, but did you know that’s there is so much more to it than that? Find out here.

TAKING NOTES
As promised in the last issue, Taking Notes this month moves onto the subject of creating your own rhythm and accompaniment patterns with the aid of the Composer.

LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC – PART 3
Janet Dowsett rounds off the final part of this series with details of the actual exam!

MUSIC STYLE ARRANGER
Tony Pegler continues his exploration of some of the quick set-up functions on your Technics instrument with a closer look at the Music Style Arranger feature.

BOOGIE ON DOWN
Boogie on Down as we continue with part 3 of this series with Peter Hayward.

THE NIGHT THAT SANTA CAME
Another original composition by Gordon Campbell to add to your collection. This one has a distinct Christmas theme to it!

CHRISTMAS FUN PAGE
Settle down with a cup of coffee and enjoy our Christmas fun page.

TECHPLUS Magazine 2003 Issue 5

TECHPLUS 2003 5 CONTENTS

CONTENTS

CREATE AN ARRANGEMENT OF FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
This month, create an arrangement of …From Russia With Love

CHANGING SOUNDS IN A MIDI FILE
If you use MIDI files, then chances are that you will probably want to change some of the sounds that are used. In this workshop we’ll show you exactly how it can be done.

AMAZING GOSPEL CHOIR
Follow this simple step-by-step workshop to create your own Amazing Gospel Choir!

QUANTIZATION
If your timing is slightly out on your recording – don’t panic! Quantisation can often put things right again.

PANEL WRITE
Ever wondered exactly what Panel Write does? Find out with this helpful workshop.

TECHNICS PR54
The PR54 is the latest offering from Technics in the Digital Ensemble line. Here, Chris Jones puts it through it’s paces and shares his findings with us.

SR TECHNOLOGY- JAM80 SPEAKER
Amplifying keyboards can be a tricky business and a bit of a minefield. The new JAM80 speaker though makes it so easy and it sounds great!

TAKING NOTES
In the final part of his series all about controllers, Phil gives us an example of how cross-fade works.

LESS IS MORE
As the saying goes ‘less is more’, and this is often true in music too as Bill Habets reveals.

SOUND SET-UPS
If you’re tired of using the same sound setups all the time, then take some inspiration from Tony Pegler’s top tips for creating a new sound library.

PLAYING BY EAR
Do you only play by music but wish you could play a few tunes by ear? If so, then follow Lillian Boucher’s advice and you’ll be playing by ear before you know it!

BOOGIE ON DOWN
Boogie on Down as we continue with part 2 of this series with Peter Hayward.

JAMES BOND ­FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Music to accompany the James bond workshop

DELAYED DEPARTURE
An original piece of music for you to try by composer Barry Lenton

LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC ­PART 2
This month, find out exactly what is required in a typical keyboard exam.

100 TIPS FOR KEYBOARD PLAYERS BOOK
This new book offers loads of great advice to keyboard players. Read a full review of it here.

CROSSWORD
Why not have a go at this Mainly Musical Crossword?

TECHPLUS Magazine 2003 Issue 4

TECHPLUS 2003 4 CONTENTS

CONTENTS

KEYBOARD CAVALCADE FESTIVAL
The Blackpool extravaganza took place recently and was enjoyed by hundreds of like-minded keyboard and organ enthusiasts. Lillian Boucher went along to soak up the atmosphere (as well as the rain!). Here’s the story…

DIMINISHED-RESPONSIBILITY
Do you always leave out the Diminished chords? If so, help is on hand to solve the mystery.

REVIEW TECHNICS KN2600
Technics recently introduced two brand new keyboards to its product range – the KN2400 and KN2600.

Here, Neil Barkus takes a close up look at the KN2600 and gives it the thumbs up.

AUTO PLAY-CHORD
It may sound like basic stuff, but who knows ­maybe there’s a thing or two you never knew about Auto Play Chord.

LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC EXAMS – PART 1
in the first of a 3 part series, Janet Dowsett gives us an insight into keyboard and organ exams with the London College of Music.

ENHANCE YOUR MUSIC-MAKING WITH MIDI FILES – 3
In the last of this series, Bill Habets looks at how MIDI files can be used to create your very own sheet music.

COMPOSE YOURSELF-BOOGIE ON DOWN
In the first part of a brand new series, Peter Hayward explores the world of the Boogie Woogie style.

CLIFF RICHARD SUMMER HOLIDAY
An appropriate song for the summer season by Cliff Richard.

I GOTTA GAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY GORDON CAMPBELL

TAKING NOTES-CONTROL YOURSELF
This month, Phil Leader explores the possibilities of After Touch.

BAND IN A BOX
If you’re looking for a good introduction to computer music, then Band in a Box is a fantastic piece of software to use. Find out exactly what it does here.

NEWS UPDATE
A round-up of the latest news including information on the new Technics instruments just launched.

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