Technics Style Conversions

KN7000 Style Conversions

KN-5000Then KN7000 was the top-of-the-line Technics keyboard and included some fantastic styles. Not all of these can be suitably converted to a PSR since many employ features in the Technics that are not available, in particular, a very strong section on vocals and on organ voices. In addition the commercial conversion programs set all the tempos to 120 so the initial conversions don't sound at all like the original style. However, with some experimentation and revoicing, these styles can serve as the basis of some very nice styles for use on Yamaha PSR keyboards. I have tuned up a bunch on the PSR-2100 and added some one-touch settings. I was aided enormously by obtaining a list of the default tempos for these KN7000 styles. I confess that I enhanced some styles by using panel voices for some of the accompaniment voices. If a style doesn't sound good on your keyboard, you may want to try running it through Michael Bedesem's MidiPlayer program, which can convert a style to one using voices on your particular keyboard.

Joe's Conversions (with OTS)

KN5000 Conversions for the Tyros4

(December, 2012) At the very bottom of this page, you will find a lot of KN5000 conversions without OTS. Some of these were converted years ago for use with the PSR-2000. Recently, I have been updating many of these styles to work with the newer Tyros4. These conversions all include OTS but, since they were developed on the T4, they are in the newer SFF2 format. Most of them should work on the keyboards that use this new format (Tyros3, Tyros4, PSR-S910/S710/S950/S750). There are 60 styles in this first zip file. I've got another 30 or so to do and I'll add them in a second zip file whenever they get done.

K5_4_T4_A.ZIP
60 styles; 996KB

 

KN7000 Conversions for the Tyros4

(March, 2012) With the release of the PSR Tutorial Styles USB Drive, I had a chance to review some of the early Technics conversions I had done many years ago. I was reminded of how much I liked some of the KN7 styles. So, after a very long break from style-tuning, I thought I would do some updates and tune some of these styles for my current Tyros4. These new updates, which, of course, are in the SFF2 format used by the Tyros4, are provided below. These should also play fine on the Tyros3 and the S910. I hope you enjoy these. I don't always get much time to tune styles, but I'll try and add additional style sets to this collection as I can.

20 KN7000 Styles for the Tyros4
K7-1.zip

10 Styles: 8BeatSimple, 8BeatStandard, 16BeatSlow, BigBandBallad, JazzVoices, SlowBigBand, SlowBlues, SlowJazz, SlowJazz2, SwingRock
K7-2.zip
10 Styles:8BeatSlow, Club1Combo, Club2Combo, JazzQuintet, SteadyBigBand, SwingBand, SwingBld1, SwingBld2, SwingRomance, UpTemBigBand

PSR-2000 Conversions

I like these new styles and have converted a number of them. The styles are listed below alphabetically. I had planned to convert more, but so many additional styles have shown up, I haven't pursued additional conversions.

KN7k_D1.ZIP
25 styles (for 2K)

 

More Conversions

With all the new styles in the 3000, I confess that I have spent my time exploring the preset styles rather than tuning up new ones. However, there are others who have been working on the KN7000 styles and they are sharing the results with you. Many thanks to Brian Miles, Tom Griglock, and Eileen Lowery for the 108 conversions provided below. These will make a great addition to your PSR style library. Just click on the category title to download all the styles in that category in a single zip file.

Ballroom
14 styles
Country
14 Styles
Organ
10 Styles
Swing
18 Styles
Tech60s70s
12 Styles
Bld&Movie
20 Styles
Latin
10 Style
Pop
10 Styles

Original KN7000 Style Tempos

Many thanks to Marilyn Boissoneault, who has both a PSR-2100 and a KN7000, for compiling this list of the KN7000 categories and styles and the default tempo for each style. Not all of the styles above may be set at the original default tempo and this table may help if you want to adjust them.

KN7000 Original Style Tempos
JazzSwing LatinWorld Movie SoulR&B
Acapella @ 190
BigBandBallad @ 74
Boogie Woogie @ 164
Club Combo @ 134
Dixie Band @ 180
Fast Bebop @ 198
Hip Vocals @ 95
Jazz Combo @ 150
Jazz Quintet @ 124
Jazz Voices @ 75
Miller Band @ 74
Modern Bebop @ 165
Slow Big Band @ 84
Slow Blues @ 70
Slow Jazz @ 73
Steady BBand @ 118
Swing Ballad @ 84
Swing Band @ 130
Swing Romance @ 120
UpTempo BBand @ 160
Beguine @ 120
Bolero @ 120
Bossanova @ 134
Bossanova2 @ 140
Cha Cha @ 132
Gypsy Dance @ 117
Hawaiian @ 104
HawaiiShuffle @ 130
Irish Jig @ 128
Mariachi @ 112
Merengue @ 114
Rhumba @ 120
Salsa @ 108
Samba @ 110
Samba Rock @ 119
Scottish Reel @ 161
Sirtaki @ 118
Swingy Reggae @ 125
Tango Argent @ 118
Tarantella @ 125
Animation @ 93
BroadwayShow @ 130
Epic Ballad @ 94
Lounge Piano @ 70
Modern Opera @ 75
Movie Ballad @ 83
Movie Disco @ 125
Movie Swing @ 165
Movie Waltz @ 96
NightClubShow @ 130
Orch. Ballad @ 60
Secret Agent @ 110
Show Ballad @ 120
Showstopper @ 130
Space Epic @ 126
Stride Piano @ 134
Summer Ballad @ 60
Tap Dancers @ 164
The MainEvent @ 164
VirtuosoPiano @ 70
16 Bt Soul @ 77
8 Bt Soul @ 114
Funk @ 104
Gospel 3_ @ 112
Gospel 8Bt @ 130
Gospel Voices @ 127
GospelRevival @ 128
GospelShuffle @ 145
Hip R&B @ 130
Jazz Funk @ 108
Jazz Rock @ 110
ModernWorship @ 124
R&B Piano @ 122
Soft Groove @ 89
Soul Funk @ 111
Soul Piano @ 104
Soul R&B @ 132
Soul Shuffle @ 89
Swingy Funk @ 97
Ballads Ballroom PopRock CountryWestern
16Bt Ballad @ 80
50s Ballad @ 75
8 Bt Ballad @ 78
8&16 Ballad @ 85
80s Ballad @ 84
BalladPianist @ 75
Blues Ballad @ 68
HRock Ballad @ 76
ModRockBallad @ 62
ModSoulBallad @ 68
Piano Ballad @ 74
Pop Ballad @ 135
Pop Ballad2 @ 74
Pop Ballad3 @ 74
Rock Ballad @ 70
Soul Ballad @ 85
Ballroom Fox @ 126
BallroomQstep @ 200
BallroomSamba @ 118
BallroomTango @ 120
BallroomTwist @ 180
BallroomWaltz @ 133
English Waltz @ 98
Jive @ 197
Last Foxtrot @ 165
Modern ChaCha @ 130
Modern Rhumba @ 110
ModernBeguine @ 118
Pasodoble @ 116
Quick Foxtrot @ 178
Slow Foxtrot @ 101
Vienna Dance @ 162
Blues R&Roll @ 119
Bop Rock @ 108
Boy Pop @ 99
Comet Rock @ 178
Girl Group @ 100
Hard Rock @ 136
Jazz Pop @ 102
Latin Pop @ 119
Modern R&Roll @ 130
Piano Rock @ 134
ShuffleBoogie @ 142
ShuffleHRock @ 150
ShuffleR&Roll @ 157
Slow SwingPop @ 92
Swing Pop @ 92
Bluegrass @ 118
Cajun Country @ 117
Country 2Step @ 120
Country Blues @ 129
Country Folk @ 93
Country Pop @ 116
Country Rock @ 135
Country Waltz @ 90
CountryBallad @ 75
CountryPiano @ 70
CountryShffle @ 150
Mod.Bluegrass @ 207
PianoShowtime @ 178
Square Dance @ 200
Entertainer 60s&70s March&Waltz Organist
70s Party @ 113
Ballad 12_ @ 70
Disco Samba @ 123
German Ballad @ 66
German Pop @ 129
German Pop2 @ 119
Oldies @ 134
Party March @ 126
Party Pop @ 120
R&B Pop @ 120
Schlager @ 120
Shuffle @ 156
Simple 16Bt @ 91
Simple 8 Bt @ 109
60s Pop Idol @ 180
60s R&Roll @ 120
70Inspiration @ 123
70s Ballad @ 74
70s Orchestra @ 112
70s PianoRock @ 135
70s Radio @ 93
70s Soul @ 130
Cavern Pop @ 76
Detroit Pop @ 125
Organ Rock @ 80
Rock Festival @ 120
Surfin' Pop @ 139
BavarianPolka @ 151
ChansonWaltz @ 161
ClassicVienna @ 164
German March @ 119
German Waltz @ 206
Musette Waltz @ 181
Polka 2_ @ 126
Swingy Waltz @ 154
USA March 2_ @ 112
USA March 6_ @ 120
Waltz @ 118
Waltz Ballad @ 115
Organ Ballad @ 91
Organ Beguine @ 114
Organ Blues @ 152
Organ Bossa @ 145
Organ Foxtrot @ 120
Organ March @ 125
Organ Pops @ 130
Organ Samba @ 110
Organ Waltz @ 102
OrganShowtime @ 190
8&16Beat
16 Bt Rock @ 93
16 Bt Slow @ 80
8 Bt Slow @ 91
8Bt Standard @ 120
Pop 16 Bt @ 92
Pop 16 Bt2 @ 80
Swing Rock @ 94
Swing Rock2 @ 74

KN5000 Style Conversions

KN-5000Brian Miles converted many style files from the Technics KN-5000 keyboard. Unfortunately, the conversion software set all the tempos and volumes the same. Working with Brian's initial conversions, I adjusted almost 200 Technics styles for use on the Yamaha PSR keyboards. Based on tables from some Technics owners, I tried to set the right tempo and name of each style and also adjusted the accompaniment volumes for a better balance. There are no OTS added to these conversions so they can be used with any PSR keyboard. These converted styles are provided at the bottom of this page in six zip files (KNDisk1 - KNDisk6). See the table below for the contents of each zip file. Click on the file links to download the zip file. You will, of course, have to unzip the file to get to the style files.

While the styles in the KNDisk sets do not have OTS added, I and other volunteers added OTS and tuned these files specifically for the PSR-2000. In the tables right below, you'll find 20 styles from Larry Levin, 20 styles from me (Joe Waters), and 117 styles from Charley.

Larry Levin's Favorite KN Styles (with OTS included)

Larry1.ZIP
20 styles

Joe's Conversion (with OTS)

Originally, I released these in two zip files of 10 styles each. Further tuning of the KN styles was interrupted in favor of tuning up more of the Yamaha-based styles. I'm not sure when I'll ever get back to working on more of these. I have added a "K" in the style name to indicate the original source of these files and an "o" to indicate that one-touch settings have been added.

JoeKN1.ZIP
20 styles

 

Charley's Conversions for the PSR-2000

(7/20/03) Charley [rattley] has been a busy beaver and has sent in four volumes with a total of 117 KN-5000 styles tuned to Charley's PSR-2000 complete with OTS. I've only sampled a few, but they were great. I'm looking forward to having the time to try more out.

KN5000 Styles for PSR2000
V1.ZIP
32 styles
V2.ZIP
31 styles
V3.ZIP
34 styles
V4.ZIP
20 styles

Joe's Conversions (without OTS)

The disk sets below do not include styles grouped into any specific genre. Styles were converted one-by-one and the conversions released 30-to-a-disk as they became available. Not all the Technics styles could be converted for the PSR. Some were simply too large to fit into the PSR-2000. But most of the problems were encountered when the accompaniment voices seemed to clash with the chords being played. This may be due to features available in the KN-5000 that aren't recognized by the PSR models. In any case, those problem styles were just skipped. I may not have caught them all; you may still find a style in these sets that doesn't seem to sound right. If so, just delete it. Most of these styles, you will find, sound just great on the PSR-2000.

180 KN5000 Style Conversions
KNDisk1.ZIP KNDisk2.ZIP KNDisk3.ZIP KNDisk4.ZIP KNDisk5.ZIP KNDisk6.ZIP

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