Tutorial – Base Editing on the Kurzweil K2000

October 9, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

“This is a basic Kurzweil K2000 VP virtual analog tutorial. The algorithm I chose generates sawtooth waveforms and doesn’t use any samples. Throughout the tutorial I explain every page function and parameter I work with. The K2000 is loaded with options. This tutorial simply skims the surface of it’s possibilities using it’s vast architecture.”

The K2000 uses V.A.S.T. (Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology) which allows you to take any multi-sample, noise or waveform and process it using just about any synthesis technique. The source of these multi-samples are from the 8MB of ROM which hold tons of authentic and superb quality samples. The internal processing is 32-bit with 18-bit DACs. The K2000 uses 31 sound-shaping algorithms to provide a variety of resonant filters, EQs, continuous panning, amplitude modulation, crossfade, distortion, digital wrap, waveshaper, pulse width modulation, high frequency enhancement, low frequency oscillators, hard sync oscillators and mixing oscillators, all with real-time MIDI control.

It has an elegant and organized layout and very high quality pitch and mod wheels! Not to mention a 61-note velocity & aftertouch sensitive keyboard with a quality feel and response to playing. The K2000s adds a quality sampler with standard 2MB RAM that can be expanded to 64MB. Sample in stereo or mono, via analog or digital inputs and you have all the sample edit functions you’ll need to create some of your own sounds. Use the built-in 3.5″ disk drive or connect an external drive to the SCSI port for limitless sample storage.

Other professional features include stereo multi-effects capable of four simultaneous effects including reverb, chorus, delay, multi-tap delay, flange, rotary simulation and more. Up to six polyphonic audio outputs. There’s also the 32-Track sequencer, fully editable, with features like 768 ppq resolution and nondestructive track editing and groove quantizing.

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Get to know the Kurzweil K2000

June 29, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

In this video:

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.

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The impressive Kurzweil in action

June 11, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Kurzweil K2000 is a 16 bit sampler with a complex synthesis architecture by Kurzweil Music Systems, similar to the EMU Emulator III. The K2000 features a technology dubbed V.A.S.T., which stands for “Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology”, a marketing term for the K2000’s digital signal processing (DSP) based sound processing system. 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.

In this video:

Here’s some personal examples of the K2000’s easy editing to create huge VA sounds in minutes. The first four are post edits, while the fifth was done in real time to show dynamics, richness and the K2000’s massive features.

Harlem Nights

February 10, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

New track, this time in the style of Bobby Orlando (the producer of early 80s disco tracks from Divine, the Flirts, Bobby O)

Drums: Korg Electribe SX (TR-808), Rhythm-55
Bass: Sequential Pro One, Korg Minikorg 700S
Strings: Crumar Performer
Brass, additional strings: Sequential Prophet VS
Lead: Korg Minikorg 700S
Stabs: Korg Polysix
Timbales: Kurzweil ME1

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More hardware from Kurzweil

January 31, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Kurzweil Music Systems announced of the SP4-8 stage piano at the 2011 NAMM Show, featuring 88-note hammer-weighted action, nuanced sound design and advanced performance features.

Equipped with many of the same sounds and effects as Kurzweil’s PC3 family, the SP4-8 offers a variety of acoustic pianos, vintage electric pianos, string sections, lush pads, KB3 organs, mallets, drums, basses, guitars and more. With four programmable zones, the SP4-8 allows you to create splits and layers at the touch of a button.

With additional sounds online available for download, you can create a personalized sound set. Don’t need drums or guitars? Download extra electric pianos and KB3 organs. Also, the SP4-8 can load programs created on Kurzweil’s PC3 and PC3LE keyboards.

Pricing and availability for the Kurzweil SP4-8 stage piano are to be announced.

Via SH

Two new stage pianos from NORD and Kurzweil

January 11, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Nord Piano is a dedicated stage piano with 88 keys and a weighted hammer action. It is designed with the performing musician in mind and extremely lightweight at 39.6 lbs, without compromising build quality, sound quality or means of expression. As all the other Nord units, it is designed with a firm focus on extremely fast response and accessibility of every important function from the panel.

Kurzweil Music Systems is proud to announce the release of the SP4-8 stage piano, a premium instrument designed for musicians who require exceptional sound quality and expression. Top professionals and hobbyists alike will be able to appreciate the responsive 88-note hammer-weighted action, nuanced sound design and advanced
performance features, all of which set the SP4-8 apart.

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