KN5000 "How To"

Technics KN5000 keyboard 'How To' pages. By Bob Hendershot

Bob's Technics KN5000 "How To" Pages

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Items on this web site "How To" pages have been tested as best I can. I can not guarantee the accuracy of each entry nor can I assume responsibility for any problems you may have as a result of using the data herein. Use the contents at your discretion.

The items on this site have not been verified nor are they supported by Technics.

This web site is intended to offer things that have not been covered in the many excellent sites for Technics keyboard and organ products.

The plan is to use this site as a focal point for information on how to do things that may not be included or well explained in the owners manual and for "tricks of the trade" that some of you may provide for others to use.

The collective knowledge of all of you will provide the source of data for this site. Questions that have been posted at the Synth Zone BBS and Technote forums have provided a source of ideas for the "How to" site.....

Initialize Keyboard

Initialize Keyboard

You can reset all the keyboard settings except Custom Rhythms and User MIDI settings to the original factory settings with the following procedure.
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Partial Initialize

Partial Initialize

You can selectively reset some of the keyboard settings with the following procedure.
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Software Version

Software Version

You can determine your KN5000 software version with the following procedure.
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Software Upgrade

Software Upgrade

You can upgrade your KN5000 software with the following procedure.
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ZIP Files

THE QUESTION: "I downloaded some songs that have a .zip name on them and I can't get them to load in my keyboard. How do I convert them so they will work in my keyboard?"
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Single PM Bank Save

Single PM Bank Save

THE QUESTION: "Can I save just one Panel Memory Bank instead of all 80 panel memory setups with the song setups I put on disk?"
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MIDI Out With APC

MIDI Out With APC

THE QUESTION: "How do I get the Auto Play Chords and Rhythm data into MIDI stuff that I record?"
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Saving MIDI Presets & Setups

Saving MIDI Presets & Setups

After setting the many things just the way you want them for your MIDI setup, it would be nice to have those settings in permanent memory.
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File Passwords

File Passwords

The KN5000 permits you to save files to disk with a password. Files saved in this way can be loaded from disk but can not be altered and then saved to disk unless the password is provided.
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Technics KN Filetypes

Descriptions and explanations of the Filetypes used in Technics KN Keyboards, by Alec Pagida.
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Chord Confusion?

THE QUESTION: "Why does my keyboard sometimes get confused and play different accompaniment chords from those I play?
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Composer Sound Edit

Composer Sound Edit

THE QUESTION: " How can I change the instrument sounds in the various composer parts of a composer pattern?"
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Ten Song Sequencer Files

Ten Song Sequencer Files

The KN5000 can have up to ten Songs in the Sequencer at the same time. This article tells you how to achieve that.
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