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Kurzweil K2vx

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The K2vx has been designed to be a versatile instrument both for performance, and for multitimbral sequencing and recording. Its Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology lets you build sounds from realistic instrumental samples and sampled synth waveformsÑthen modify the nature of those sounds through a dazzling array of digital signal processing (DSP) functions. The K2vx also generates its own synth waveforms, which can be combined with the samples or used on their own. The K2vx packs 8 Megabytes of on-board sound ROM, and you can load samples from disk into optional sample RAM.

What is VAST?

Variable Architecture Synthesis gives the K2vx its unprecedented ßexibility. While many other synthesizers offer a Þxed set of DSP tools (typically Þltering, pitch, and amplitude modulation) the K2vxÕs Variable Architecture lets you arrange a combination of any Þve DSP functions from a long list of choices. The functions you choose deÞne the type of synthesis you use. Each layer of every program has its own DSP architecture, what we call an algorithm . Within each algorithm, you can select from a variety of DSP functions. Each function can be independently controlled by a variety of sources including LFOs, ASRs, envelopes, a set of unique programmable functions (FUNs), as well as any MIDI control message. The many different DSP functions and the wealth of independent control sources give you an extremely ßexible, truly vast collection of tools for sound creation and modiÞcation.

How the K2vx Works

The K2vx integrates two MIDI-driven components: a sound engine, and a global effects processor. The sound engine responds to the MIDI events generated by your MIDI controller and turns them into sounds that are processed within the variable architecture of the algorithms. The resulting sound can then be routed through routed through the effects processor and to the MIX or separate audio outputs.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM
Oscillators: 3
Waveforms: ROM
ROM Size: 8
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Input, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Sequencer, Velocity
Sampling: 16 bit, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, Gated, Loop, One Shot (Phrase), Multi-Sample
Sampling Notes:
1 - 16 MB sample RAM
Mono times: 21 - 560 seconds
Stereo times: 10 - 280 seconds
Envelopes: 5
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Release, Release 2, Looping, Polyphonic, Triggered, Time
Envelope Notes::
3x 7-Stage: A1A2A3DR1R2R3
2x 3-Stage: ASR
Filters: *
Types: 6dB Slope, 12dB Slope (2-pole), 18dB Slope, 24dB Slope (4-pole), All Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance, Parallel
Filter Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Portamento, Ribbon, Sequencer, Velocity
Filter Notes:
User assignable filters under DSP control.
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Key Sync, Phase
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 24
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Atonal, Micro, Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches RAM: 1000
Storage: Internal
Case: Keyboard
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 240
Display Count V: 64
Dimensions (WxDxH): Width 16.9 in* 43 cm Depth 13.9 in 35.4 cm Height 5.1 in 13 cm
Weight: Weight: 24.65 lb 11.2 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 5
Audio Output Notes: 7
Inputs: 1
General MIDI: GS - General Standard, GM - General MIDI, GM2 - General MIDI 2, XG - Extention to General MIDI
Year Released: 1991
Manuals & Documents
MSRP List Price: $1,999 - convert
Used Price: $279 - $550 - convert

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