Get to know the Kurzweil K2000
The Kurzweil K2000 is a 16 bit sampler with a complex synthesis architecture.The K2000 features a technology dubbed V.A.S.T. (variable-architecture synthesis techology). It is variable in that the user can select different signal paths, which contain different DSP functions, for use in creating and shaping a sound. V.A.S.T. also includes an extensive modulation system, similar in concept to that of analog modular synthesizers. A wide array of modulation sources can be assigned to various parameters within a signal path, and modulation sources can be combined to create new modulation sources.
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Here’s some personal examples of the K2000’s easy editing to create huge VA sounds in minutes.
The top ‘199 default program’ is a generic piano that I used as a base template. The next four programs are post edits of 199, while the fifth was done in real time to show dynamics, richness and the K2000’s massive features.