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On my sx-KN5000 I have a key that is not playing a sound although strangely enough if I press the key right at the back end )nearest to the black cover it does sound. This points I think to a faulty key action. I therefore for want to open up the unit and have a look but I think it contains two capacitors which of course can hold a charge even when the mains is disconnected. I want therefore to discharge them for safety's sake. But I do not know what they look like, what voltage they are, and therefore whether [...]

By |2022-03-10T10:26:48+00:00March 10th, 2022|Categories: Technics Instruments|1 Comment

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 !

By |2021-11-11T21:13:29+00:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Personal, Technics Instruments|0 Comments

“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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeAlZ0AHxfk

By |2020-12-23T03:45:34+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Article, Audio & Video, Musical Musings, Personal, Technics Instruments|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-06-10T03:36:52+01:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Personal, Technics Instruments|5 Comments

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.  [...]

By |2020-03-28T23:43:52+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Article, Musical Musings, Personal, Technics Instruments|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-03-23T02:27:19+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Article, Musical Musings, Personal, Technics Instruments, Tips & Hints|1 Comment
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