Kurzweil Micro Ensemble

Kurzweil Micro Ensemble

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Micro Ensemble, Sound Module from Kurzweil.

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  • Manufacturer: Kurzweil
  • Model: Micro Ensemble
  • Category: Sound Modules
  • Added in our database on: 07/09/2008

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Kurzweil Micro Ensemble user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 11 reviews )
 7 reviews64 %
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Docteur Frog07/30/2002

Docteur Frog's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Kurzweil Micro Ensemble
The Micro Ensemble is the sound module KURZWEIL intgrant the most compact full quality sound that makes this brand reputable professional. If the shape recalls its prdcesseur, the Micro Piano KMP-1, the Micro Ensemble is every diffrent.

The Micro Ensemble is a comprehensive gnrateur sounds exactly rpond musicians seeking tone trsralistes, dynamic modules derived from trsclbres Rack and PC2 Kurzweil K2600R, grouped in a 16-channel multitimbral MIDI sound module containing 256 sounds extraordinnaires, 32 voice polyphony and dual processor deffets dun quip.

Ergonomic and easy OF USE, the Micro Ensemble has dun 3 characters LED screen allowing viewing numros programs, MIDI channels or values ​​paramtres gnraux. Two buttons allow CCAA to select modes, banks and various menus. Panic function to return IMMEDIATE Basic mode-status LED turns from linstrument.


Sound KURZWEIL: 256 internal sounds.
Gnraliste it is ddi all musicians qute dun expander trs rich sounds, offering all users of piano or keyboard numrique matre the solution id ale to optimize their composition, sound Pianos or to replace a sound card. Program.16 banks in 16 AP sounds: sounds of Acoustic pianos (concert, tail, tail, right: total 32) from the samples Strike Stereo Grand Piano, Electric Pianos (Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, FM, Tine Piano, Clavinet: total: 32), jazz and liturgical organ, bass, guitars, brass ensembles strings wind, solo instruments, drum kits, percussion, synths, leads, analog ground, etc..


Development environment MIDI
As Rack 19 inches, the Micro Ensemble includes MIDI Bank Change, Program Change and Variations.
Equipped with two MIDI (In, Through), the Micro Ensemble has 16-channel multitimbral, allowing it to replicate what nimporte squence MIDI File SMF.

Audio Outputs
It has 2 audio jacks Stereo: 6.35mm jack symtrique +4 dB and headphone jack dun strodun impdance of 1000 ohms for use with headphones st ro or professional standards.

The Micro Ensemble is vritablement lalternative for anyone looking dun sound expander versatile low price. If the Rack PC2 and K2600 R modules are the most efficient in the range of racks KURZWEIL. The Micro Ensemble retains lessence Kurzweil sounds in a report quality / price ratio.

Sound: 256 records by families dinstruments A P:
Pianos, E. Pianos, Bells, Organs, Guitars, Basses, Strings, Solos, Brass,
Together, Synths, Drum Kits, percussion, etc..
Polyphony: 32 voices
Effects: 16 internal effects intgrant FXA FX (Reverb) and FXB (chorus) mmorisation deffets or change a program paramtrages
MIDI: Part 2 16 multitimbral MIDI In / Thru
Audio: 2 6.35mm jack L / R -> 103 dB, Stereo headset connector 6.35mm 1000 Ohms.
Alim: External transformer 12Volts NT10 dorigine Deliv.


The MICRO SET ME-1 is a marvel because it vritable possde vritablement most KURZWEIL sounds. The 32 sounds of classical piano itgrants DIFFERENT Tempra and agreements + size (right - 105/108/110/115/130, 1 / 4 tail, 1 / 2 tail, concert) are d j of the Micro Ensemble the best sound bank Pianos in Hardware for 4000 francs / 609 Euros public catalog. I do not even talk about the quality of percussion ensembles / battery that benefit the Live Drum mode or the dynamic bass and sound "Brass." Whatever claviern the sound module, or others that you possdez Micro dj set + a approte systmatiquement your audio environment.

Alexis Calandry - Doctor Frog

oldmansbird's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Kurzweil Micro Ensemble
The ME-1 is an expander half rack, 1U, has 256 sounds divided into 16 banques.Les sounds are not editable at all, for that matter virtually nothing is editable on this machine. It has an output jack stereos, a headphone jack (the machine back ???), an IN and THROUGH the minimum union in brief. The effects are just as reverb and echo with limits of 127 not adjustable. Detail not appreciable: it n 'y' has no preset or backup, which is particularly problematic in concert.


Nonetheless, despite the poor 2 buttons, the interface is well thought out it is fast enough to choose its sounds and effects. The manual when he is the image of the Expander, still happily with the minimum patches to choose the instruments from a single keyboard maitre.Le interest of the expander is in the sound.


Here we are, the sounds are stored by CATEGORY, the sounds of acoustic piano (32), are wonderful, highly crystalline, the sounds of Rhodes, Wurlitzer, FM EP (32 in all) are the best that I have heard, and responds well to attacks Veloci 's great to play live, if you want the best sound ... buy a rhodes rhodes. The clavinets are not bad, organs are not great, except one or two, the bass is incredibly realistic, and the percussion and drum sets. The synths and ground (although this is not the interest) are all made respctable, for cons for the rest (brass, voilons, accordion, guitar) it is better to turn to other expanders. In short if like me you want to use it as a group, and you seek a realistic and effective, then the ME-1 is for you.


Personally, with the ME-1, I found the quality I was looking for, and make a report qualitprix unbeatable (I have bought 500EUR) I tried several reputedly expanders such as JV or E-mu, I 've never found sounds as realistic and vivant.Cette machine allows me to have light equipment, easy to use and efficient in terms of sound quality. As against this must be the your first concern. If you find a machine to do everything, go your way.
Le Xav04/03/2003

Le Xav's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Kurzweil Micro Ensemble
Rgler for something on the rack ... it must be done via your software squence!
Otherwise nothing is possible except for the volume gnral, the effect type and level gnral ...
For the volume of each of the 16 channels (16 multitimbral voice!), The pan, it
Everything must be done on the computer!


There's no easier to understand ... but a button for programs and one for banks
t have better and more convenient ...
In fact we must use the same, and scne ... better have a good keyboard matre
prvoir or interludes between songs!
But it's sr with 2 buttons and a rotary on the front ...


I am of the same opinion that Oldmansbird!
Pianos, rhodes, Wurlis, bass, percussion and drums are falling!
Too bad just that the kits are not playable as they have t rpart on the keyboard ...
(Nothing Gnral Midi nor even of trs logical for a game of live patern ...
Unless you have long fingers of trs!)
For cons I would add that the brass are far from being bad! We must try them in a mix!
(As often with Kurzweil and E-mu) Listen to the sax! and accordion (if you are adept
shuffled) trs is good too. the guitars are held and the organs do not Vallent my taste!
(Better a Motif, Roland card 60 '70 "or a soft B4)
But overall for its price and ... It will kill them all!


Some weeks of use but I do take anywhere .... and I put it on everything!
The +: Its sounds biensr!
The -: None of its MIDI channels can be "mutquot;! (And it does not have his" death "or white!)
Therefore, it seems, a port south Reserved him anything that he! DAMAGE to me ... and
may be you who use (Erez)! Unless someone gives me a solution!
Me, I just found a hack to confuse by sending messages of "Bank
change "on Cubase ... So it rpond above on the channel in question!
I do it again tomorrow and buy the same same in my opinion a few years!
Excellent! (SOUNDS ...)
tonton erno06/26/2003

tonton erno's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Kurzweil Micro Ensemble
The Microensemble is a splendid instrument unfinished. It is a sound module, period, line.


I always wonder what goes into the head of a commercial firm to add was reluctant is a knob, a shortcut, something human. No doubt they will say: you have to justify our prices (discounts for hardware). In Kurzweil, it lacks a middle (the PC2R, the double). It said so much, missing effects (sounds of rhodes are good, but the machine does not provide the proper effect). The edition does not exist and the data is too hard potentiomtre: will he last?. Besides, have coordinated movements so as not to mislead you in your queries. Fortunately, with a keyboard matre, has little to do ...


I bought this unit to sound. Just for the sound. My record is - in particular - that of the ambient (Massive Attack, Sakamoto, etc.), he does invent the machine. The register is also Soul Funk blues. Lches to play harmonies, the piano is gnreux and warm. Of course, 16 mega is not Giga, but the report is INTERESTED. I am a pianist particulirement picky and I support that for the scne, do not invest more (a Yamaha 2000 euros will not sound better but pass). 32 for piano (not even if there are often variants of the same sample), the purity of the bass and mids and the overall balance is bluffing m me if I have to admit dfaillance agaante in the octave is below the C4 (for more, there are no miracles, you need a piano or soft). The Rhodes are trs prcis (but unfortunately there is no real movement of his CHARACTERISTICS at Rhodes, there is no effect). Tablecloths and strings are simple and beautiful (lack of pan), the sounds of drums and percussion are excellent, the scattman is INTERESTED. Otherwise, it pouet pouet (Kurzweil organs do not care about our face) ...


I have the expander recently and I am reassured (I feared the gadget). Being given the price of 450 euros is a sound module and Rhodes piano properly (Roland and Yamaha are not better, Korg do not talk about). It's small, compact, glove for scne (I think that is enough even if I guess the PC2R, given its technical possibilities, has effects and layers most successful yet). But we have the money that a. ..

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