Kurzweil SP2X user reviews
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- for the characteristics it is quite full:
Keyboard: 88-note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity sensitive adjustable keys
Display: 7-segment 3-digit LED
Polyphony: 64 Voice Polyphony, Dynamically Allocated
Multi-timbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
Factory Presets: 64 Programs
MIDI Setups: 16 user setup locations with 4 programmable zones for splits, layers and rhythms
Effects: Dual Processors (A & B) Offering: 58 Reverbs, 6 Delays, 10 Choruses, 6 flangers, phasors 3, 4 Shapers, 2 Enhancers, 8 Filtered Effects, 4 Distortions, 1 Mono> Stereo, 3 Wide Stereo, 4 Compressors , 2 Panners, 7 Rotary, Stereo Tremolo, and 44 combination effects chains Utilizing unique Kurzweil1s Laserverb
Drum Grooves: 64 pre-programmed patterns
Controllers: Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 4 front panel knobs, 1 switch-pedal input, 1 continuous control pedal input
Analog Outputs: Two 1 / 4 "balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
Headphones: Back panel, 1 / 4 "headphone output
MIDI: In, Out, Through
USB: Complete MIDI Functionality over USB as well as OS updates (Both Mac & PC)
FREE OS Updates: OS updates over USB and / or over MIDI
Height: (4.96 ") (12.60 cm)
Depth: (13.29 ") (33.75 cm)
Length: (55.59 ") (141.20 cm)
Weight: (48.50 lbs.) (22 kg)
Power: External AC power supply
- touch is very good, perfect for playing piano.il is rather easy to use, and the manual is very clear.
- Here is the main reason why I selected the sound!
- Acoustic piano: excellent, the expression is really good, according to the resonance velocity, I really liked the tone compared to other digital piano. The piano sound is more "personal" I think.
- Electric piano: here too it is very very good and it was a pleasant surprise indeed, the rhodes rate; nothing to do with the Roland HP I had before.
- Other: they must be very good also but I use them so ...
effects are also excellent (not like my MPC1000 what!)
- Overall Opinion
- + The kurzweil
+ Very good touch heavy
+ Takes little room for a 88 notes
+ Build quality is solid
- Very heavy (at the same time it is stable like that!)
I tried a lot of digital piano in the price range of € 500-1500 Yamaha, Roland, Korg ... It was the best in acoustic piano sound and touch heavy. as it was not the most expensive one can say that this is a great value!
- See product manufacturer for key features
- In program mode: 64 Sound: 8 banks of 8 sounds, including a bank of percussion (drum kit + Percussion)
- Setting mode: 16 settings: a setting is composed of 1 to 4 sounds (including a bank of percussion) in split or layer or split / layer
- User mode: 16 pitches to record his own free settings.
Each sound can have an effect reverb + 1 simultaneously and independently of other sounds to choose from:
- The 8 banks of 8 effects (the bank are thematic: delay, distortion, phaser, chorus, filter, etc. ..)
- The 8 banks of 8 reverb
Note that each effect / reverb has a single parameter and that is editable as real. The effects can also be mutated / activated quickly.
The mode setting is oriented scene. Each of its setting can be triggered based on a velocity level configurable and has its own parameters of split, and effect.
- Audio R / L Stereo
- MIDI: IN, OUT, THROUGH (rare these days) and / or USB
- Pedals: Sustain (included) + footswitch
- Touch and ergo
The touch is pretty good - although my experience is not great in this area - and can speak well.
The velocity curve adjustable according to your game
The interface is pretty well thought (despite the lack of LCD screen), everything is under the eyes and easy to use.
The various functions are easily accessible (volumes of different layer mode setting, depth effects, etc ...)
This piano is heavy compared to competitors (23 kg), the hull is metal, it's ribs, I found particularly successful and very beautiful.
Mode setting, I failed to see how a channel assigned to each of its setting.
The default is:
Sound 1 -> ch1
its 2 -> ch2
its 3 -> ch3
percu -> ch10
Program mode (the mode I use) anything is possible is very easily exploitable via a DAW.
The SP2X can serve as master keyboard, I do indeed touch more with my other synths, I fly everything from SP2X.
It is plugged into the USB on my PC, my other keyboards via MIDI in / out
In the DAW, just choose the MIDI IN (SP2X) and a midi out to drive expander and other livestock or SP2X itself. is very flexible.
I even set up a small script to show the real name of SP2X sounds in my DAW and I can select them using my mouse.
The sound palette is classic.
The pianos are pretty good even if successful the first 4 are similar too. it lacks a piano can be a bit muffled.
Bass and treble very well restored, can be a bit less for the medium.
The electric pianos are great, and the game + modulation effect allow them to adjust well as real (addition of saturation, etc. ...).
The bass is terrible too (the slap bass is beautiful.)
Superb strings too.
The drum parts are relatively successful and can play all styles (electro, pop ..)
I bought this keyboard to keyboard, and I'm not disappointed yet. The piano can speak well and some vintage E.piano me are really excellent.
It's more suited to my game, and the style I prefer.
- Overall Opinion
- I use it for a week.
- (S) and sound (s) piano, E.piano, bass and strings .. I must say that I am not using too much of the rest .... but the other sounds are generally very good.
- Its design, its strong side, ergonomics, everything is on hand and changed in real time.
- The integration of my home studio, I drive all my sound modules and / or VST via this keyboard .. is very flexible.
- His touch I find it very well and suits my style of play
- The volume slider seems a bit cheap and fragile compared to the rest
- The output level seems a little low compared to the rest of my equipment.
- The first 4 piano sounds are almost identical ... or else I must change my listening system or I buy a good headset ... but they are excellent. It still lacks a piano a bit muffled ...
- Its weight.
I tried a RD300 (Roland) and CP33 (Yamaha) before my purchase, the differences are not obvious as to sound / touch and do not justify to me the difference between 300 euros and SP2X these models.
With experience (one week), I think I would do this choice, its competitors (RD300, CP33, Kawai MP5) show about 300 euros more. These 300 euros does not seem justified and can be assigned to another post ...
If you are considering buying a keyboard stage (stage piano), I really urge you not to neglect to test this beast.