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TECHPLUS Magazine 2003 Issue 3

TECHPLUS 2003 3 CONTENTS

CONTENTS

SEQUENCER SONG SAVE
Learn how to load single songs into specific song memory locations.

CREATE AN ARRANGEMENT OF THE JAMES BOND THEME
This month’s arrangement is the original suave, sophisticated James Bond Theme – so brush off your dinner jacket, shake yourself a martini and let’s settle down to some serious programming!

MIDI FILE WORKSHOP 2
In the last issue, we copied one disk of Midi files to the SD card. Let’s now put some more Midi files on the SD card and see what we can be done with them on the KN7000.

READERS WORKSHOP
In a brand new Workshop series, Jim Lucy starts the ball rolling with a Glenn Miller/Dance Band sound edit for you to try.

FILTER WORKSHOP
Something that crops up frequently is the question of how to set a footswitch to carry out a particular function and then to get it to stay that way.

EDDIE WILLIAMS THE VOICE OF TECHNICS
Eddie Williams is the voice behind Technics musical instrument support for the U.S.A. We’re delighted to introduce Eddie to you this month.

ONE-TOUCH PLAY
All Technics instruments have One Touch Play. It’s a fantastic feature that’s been around for a number of years but why don’t people use it? After all, it’s there to help and it works so well.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST FROM SUSTAIN
Have you ever wondered exactly how Sustain should be properly used? Bill Habets shares some interesting facts and observations about Sustain.

CHORD FORMATION… A SIMPLE METHOD
OK hands up if you have difficulty forming left-hand chords. I thought as much! Well, settle down, help is at hand as in this article Gordon Campbell shows you an easy system for doing so.

ENHANCE YOUR MUSIC MAKING WITH MIDI FILES
As outlined in the first part of this series when we looked at the generalities of MIDI and more specifically at MIDI files, we are now going to see exactly how these most useful bits of digital information can be put to good use in helping you enhance and vary your own music-making.

NICHOLAS MARTIN PART 4
After spending a very happy two years as organist at the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom, Nicholas was approached by Nigel Turner with the offer of a new role as resident organist at his new organ museum in Northampton. Could Nicholas be tempted to leave his much-coveted Blackpool position?
…find out in the final part of this series.

SECURE DIGITAL SD CARDS
For KN7000 owners and even prospective new KN2600 owners, the SD memory card is probably something quite new to you. Here, Alec Pagida answers some frequently asked questions about SD.

COMPOSE YOURSELF
Bonjour, mes amis, as Peter Hayward invites you on a little Spring excursion to France with a composition especially written for your accordion voice -‘Cafes de Paris’

THANK GOODNESS FOR FRIDAY
Popular composer Gordon Campbell provides another new piece of music for you to try – complete with lyrics too!

JAMES BOND THEME
James Bond music from the Easy Keyboard Library series for use with arrangement workshop.

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

TECHPLUS Magazine 2003 Issue 2

TECHPLUS 2003 2 CONTENTS

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LOCATE HIDDEN ORCHESTRAL SOUNDS ON THE GA1
If you play a GA1 organ, you’ll be interested to know that there are some ‘hidden’ sounds available.

CREATE AN ARRANGEMENT OF ‘MANDY
A step-by-step guide to making a full arrangement of the popular Barry Manilow hit Mandy.

MIDI FILE WORKSHOP ­PART 1
Part 1 of a MIDI file workshop for the KN7000.

EXPRESS YOURSELF
The expression pedal can be used in two different ways. Discover more about it in this workshop.

MUSIC STYLE ARRANGER
In this workshop, we’ll show you how to use the MSA in Panel Memory mode for greater flexibility.

TAKING NOTES
Control Yourself ­Phil Leader continues his exploration of controllers on Technics instruments.

NICHOLAS MARTIN PART 3
Part 3 of Nicholas Martin’s story about his own musical career as a theatre organist.

ENHANCE YOUR MUSIC MAKING WITH MIDI FILES
MIDI files are used by many people for all sorts of purposes. Just what is a MIDI file though and what can it do for you?

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO SAVING
Does the disk drive leave you baffled? Then let’s take a look at the basics starting with saving a file.

EASY KEYBOARD LIBRARY VERSION OF ‘MANDY’
Music to ‘Mandy’ to accompany this months arrangement workshop.

FRANKFURT MUSIC FAIR REVIEW
Alec Pagida reports from the annual Frankfurt Music Fair which took place in March.

WRITING LYRICS
Are you a budding composer but always have trouble with the lyrics? Gordon Campbell gives some valuable pointers.

TECHMANAGER 7000
Techmanager 7000 is a computer program used in conjunction with the KN7000 keyboard. Read what Alec Pagida thinks of it.

MAKE YOUR OWN CDS!
If you want to record yourself playing, then why not make a CD?

SOUND SETTINGS
A new registration disk for the KN7000.
MUSIC

PLAYING BY EAR
Lillian Boucher returns this month with her thoughts on ear-playing.

COMPOSE YOURSELF
This month find out how to add a little spice to your chords.

BALLAD OF AL CAPONE
An original piece by composer Gordon Campbell.

NEWS UPDATE
A roundup of the latest news and new products.

TECHPLUS Magazine 2003 Issue 1

TECHPLUS 2003 1 CONTENTS

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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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