Synth veteran Richard Geere with part 1 of his Kurzweil K2000 VP demo. Part 2 (on editing) coming soon.
Kurzweil K2500 Series Training Video (Part 4 of 5) – ft Jordan Rudess
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This song is programmed entirely on KURZWEIL K2000, no external synths, samplers or FX processors used. Recorded directly from K2000 audio output to the PC line in.
Track is based on VAST engine programs (basses, pads, leads, percussions, sound effects) and loaded samples (drum loops, sound effects), using K2000’s internal sequencer and FX processor.
Should Be Higher (Live on Letterman version)
Upper: Roland JP8000
Mid: Emu Emax w/Oberheim and Kurzweil samples
Lower: Kurzweil PC1x
Composed by David Gahan / Kurt Uenala
Making the most of your next second hand shop visit:
At second hand sales there are often piles of old analog computer modems that absolutely nobody wants. But it can be worthwile to go through the piles because amongst those seemingly useless plastic boxes there can be little treasures that looks like a modem but certainly isn’t.
I found this little box at a Y-mens money raising sale and because they thought it was just another old modem I got it for the equivalent of 2$ (which some people say is written $2). But I knew that it wasn’t because modems ususally doesn’t come with a MIDI interface.
There wasn’t anything wrong with it so I took the lid off it only to see what was inside. I have used it in the music that I play in this video for all the piano sounds and most of the strings. The rest is played on Roland RA-30 arranger, JX-8P synthesizer and Technics SX-C600 organ.
Synced MPC 500 to the Tenori-On iOS app and sequenced some stuff.
Gear used in this video:
Standuino frauAngelico drum machine (through the Kaosspad Mini) – www.standuino.eu,
Standuino fraAngelico digital synthesizer (through the Korg Monotron filter and Earthquaker Devices Rainbow Machine),
Moog Slim Phatty (Bass),
Kurzweil MicroPiano (E-Piano),
Akai MPC500 (additional drums),
Korg Kaosspad Quad (FX),
The Standuino synths are MIDI-Sequenced with the Tenori-On TNi iPad app and the rest by the Akai MPC500.
Filmed with a GoPro HD Hero and a Canon Rebel t2i (550D).
Kurzweil KORE 64 ROM expansion for Kurzweil PC3 and PC3K demonstration
The KORE 64™ ROM option represents a complete expansion and reimagining of the PC3 and PC3K’s sonic potential (not for the PC3LE). Pushing the limits of V.A.S.T. synthesis for both realistic and experimental electronic sounds, KORE 64™ adds over 300 new programs, including stunning new Synths, Electric Guitars, Horns, Drums and Percussion. With KORE 64™ installed, the PC3/K built-in program library now totals over 1400 presets!
An extended synth jam exploring timbral and textural tweaking on Moog Voyager, Little Phatty and Slim Phatty synthesizers. In addition, a Kurzweil K2000 (off-camera) is processed by a Moog MF-105M MIDI MuRF and drum beats from a Yamaha MO8 are filtered through a stereo pair of Moog MF-101 Low Pass Filters. Everything but the drum track is also fed through a Line 6 Echo Pro, providing tempo-synced echoes. Ableton Live provides the master clock. Moog synths and MIDI MuRF sequenced by the Koushion step sequencer app. iPad is in an Alesis iDock. Learn more at www.erxerimentalsynth.com
The story of Stevie Wonder’s technical challenge to Ray Kurzweil that ultimately motivates the inception of Kurzweil Music Systems.
The new film tells the story of Stevie Wonder’s challenge to Inventor and current Chief Strategy Officer, Ray Kurzweil, to accurately recreate the sound of a Grand Piano using the same technology used to created Stevie Wonder’s new Print to Speech reader system for the blind.
Upon the inception of Kurzweil Music Systems, Ray and Stevie team up with Bob Moog and Howard (Hal) Chamberlin, scientist and author of the technologically ground breaking book Musical Applications of Microprocessors.
It all started with Ray has now been published on Kurzweil’s new YouTube channel, KuzweilUSA.
This is a demo of the Kurzweil PC3X. The PC3x offers an array of sounds, powerful arpeggiators and additional performance features.