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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 1

TECHPLUS 2003 1 CONTENTS

CONTENTS

LEFT HAND SOLO
Discover what the Solo button does on your KN keyboard.
For KN6000, KN6500 and KN7000

CHANGING PEDAL SOUNDS
If you use a bass pedals with your key­board, here’s a very easy way to change bass sounds quickly.
For KN6000, KN6500 and KN7000

JAMES LAST SOUND
Re-create this popular James Last sound on your organ.
For GA1, GA3, G100, FA1 & F100

SOUND SETTINGS
Here’s a useful sound set-up which is ideal for use when you don’t want to use automatic accompaniments.
For KN6000, KN6500 and most other KN’s/PR’s

SLIDESHOW
The KN7000 slideshow is a brand new Technics feature. Discover what it does and how to use it.
For KN7000

SD JUKEBOX
Useful information about the KN7000 jukebox function.
For KN7000

NEWS UPDATE
All the latest news and products.

MUSIC FOR HEALTH
Can music really be bene­ficial to your health? Recent reports would seem to suggest that it can.

TAKING NOTES
Control Yourself – have you ever wondered exactly how to use glide or pitch bend? Find out more with Phil Leader.

PANEL MEMORY
Back to basics with a trip down ‘Panel Memory Lane’ with Tony Pegler.

NICHOLAS MARTIN PART 2
Nicholas Martin continues the story about his own musical career and his first encounter with the Blackpool Tower Wurlitzer.

EW04 EXPANSION BOARD
The latest Expansion Board offering from Technics is packed with loads of great sounds. Find out what Bill Habets thought of it when he tried it out.

ORGAN UPDATE
The KN7000 ‘Organ Update’ disk was launched at the end of 2002 and has proved to be very popular. Greg Philips gives us some more details of what you expect from it.

KN7000 STYLE CONVERT
If you want to con­vert styles from other instruments, the KN7000 Style Convert Plus disk is an absolute must. What exactly can it do though?

COMPOSE YOURSELF
Part 3 of Peter Hayward’s music series.

TARTAN TANGO
An original composition by Gordon Campbell.

BOLIVIAN SUNSET
Try out this new piece written by Barry Lenton.

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