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Workstation from Kurzweil belonging to the K2000 (série) series.

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  • sonic75sonic75

    Single

    Kurzweil K2000Published on 02/22/13 at 10:53
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    Everything has already been said ... I would add that it was time for the top (well almost)

    UTILIZATION

    ...

    SOUNDS

    The grain of this K2000 is closer to analog filters are amazing and the VAST technology really stands out from its competitors ... It is best for the sounds typed synthetic effects, evolving sounds.

    OVERALL OPINION

    For all plastic construction, the K2000 is very solid and reliable (the latest versions). I said that it is a very hard plastic and thick, not very soft plastic "chewing gum" machine entry and mid-range today ... The small black dot is that it gets very hot. Despite his age more than 20 years, this synth is still relevant due to its u…
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    Everything has already been said ... I would add that it was time for the top (well almost)

    UTILIZATION

    ...

    SOUNDS

    The grain of this K2000 is closer to analog filters are amazing and the VAST technology really stands out from its competitors ... It is best for the sounds typed synthetic effects, evolving sounds.

    OVERALL OPINION

    For all plastic construction, the K2000 is very solid and reliable (the latest versions). I said that it is a very hard plastic and thick, not very soft plastic "chewing gum" machine entry and mid-range today ... The small black dot is that it gets very hot. Despite his age more than 20 years, this synth is still relevant due to its unique and inimitable grain.
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  • tri.tontri.ton

    Kurzweil K2000Published on 02/12/13 at 14:57
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    I will not mention the characteristic aidesans on for me mine has the map and the maximum sampling of onboard memory plus a fan kit. buy 350 euros with fifteen samples cd format cd player kurzweil more scsi. when I see the price displayed on AF, people should come down to earth ...

    UTILIZATION

    I use it as a second synthesizer for sound synthesis leads and other sheets, I must say that this machine is very admirable she surprises me, I think it still surprise me because every day I discover things, c is amazing it looks like it was made by aliens, and I can tell you that I had synth korg roland yamaha and others ..... We can do almost everything on this machine leads from the glit…
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    I will not mention the characteristic aidesans on for me mine has the map and the maximum sampling of onboard memory plus a fan kit. buy 350 euros with fifteen samples cd format cd player kurzweil more scsi. when I see the price displayed on AF, people should come down to earth ...

    UTILIZATION

    I use it as a second synthesizer for sound synthesis leads and other sheets, I must say that this machine is very admirable she surprises me, I think it still surprise me because every day I discover things, c is amazing it looks like it was made by aliens, and I can tell you that I had synth korg roland yamaha and others ..... We can do almost everything on this machine leads from the glittering sycros fattest!! passing through bels or other webs

    SOUNDS

    sounds, which is acoustic sounds good! It's sounds time anyway, so they have more than 20 years. Defend well but that it is not only the reproduction fidelity of reports there is also the musical produced by the latter, I mean, that acoustic sounds k2000 when in put them in a sequence with other instruments played it sounds great, I think we can not compare the sounds with sounds k2000 present, but on the side of synthesized sounds then I can say that they can compete even with the best vsti, there is a section that I use a lot, I have seen anywhere in any case not as sophisticated, "comon" This part sets the portamento legato where as you wanted order to obtain a natural legato as an acoustic instrument, a violin, for example.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The only regret is that kurzweil could modernize its sound banks including maps and current rom because with technology the vast monstrous synthesis (which opens a wide field for the synthesis ..... hee) this device is very deep, you can go anywhere you can even go pick a sample that lies deep in the rom or ram have stopped the process of creating music, I regret, however, that for k version 2000 not to have multiple effects at the level of the machine I know that on other machines k2500 K2600 are not affected, but I do, the effects without really limite.mais with the advantages of ergonomics, ease of use, portability, keyboard very nice, the American brand (not just kidding!! Korean now) I considered the Rolls Royce of synthesizers.
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  • stompboxjonstompboxjon

    The K2000 has a great layout

    Kurzweil K2000Published on 09/15/12 at 13:19
    The Kurzweil K2000 is a professional looking as well as a professional sounding synth. The layout of the synth is very well organized and put together. The workflow of the Kurzweil is very simple an that was the reason that I loved using it. The Kurzweil K2000 has a lot of on board effects, including flange, rotary simulation, re verb, chorus, delay, and multi-tap just to name a few. It has an on board sampler with 2MB of RAM and you can even expand the Ram to 64 MB for a reasonable price. Though the Kurzweil K2000 came out in 1991 it still has all of the up to date specs to still make it a great board in the current music industry. The Kurzweil K2000 is a 61 key board with velocity and af…
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    The Kurzweil K2000 is a professional looking as well as a professional sounding synth. The layout of the synth is very well organized and put together. The workflow of the Kurzweil is very simple an that was the reason that I loved using it. The Kurzweil K2000 has a lot of on board effects, including flange, rotary simulation, re verb, chorus, delay, and multi-tap just to name a few. It has an on board sampler with 2MB of RAM and you can even expand the Ram to 64 MB for a reasonable price. Though the Kurzweil K2000 came out in 1991 it still has all of the up to date specs to still make it a great board in the current music industry. The Kurzweil K2000 is a 61 key board with velocity and after touch.


    UTILIZATION

    You will have full control over the patches on the Kurzweil K2000. The manual is clear and easy to understand, you will need to glance at the manual a few times until you get the flow of the keyboard down. It is set up different from other popular keyboards and plus with it being over 20 years old, there are a lot of changes. It comes loaded with over 200 patches.


    SOUNDS

    Sounds are realistic and they have warmth and depth to them. The effects are pretty standard for today's music, but at the time when the Kurzweil K2000 came out the effects were great and up to date. After touch and velocity on the Kurzweil K2000 are pretty good, as they are on most all of Kurzweil’s boards.


    OVERALL OPINION

    The quality of the Kurzweil K2000 is one thing that you just cant deny, that is the best part of the board. It is well built and well design. You will have no problem using it, and its built like a tank. I have used a lot of Kurzweil boards over the years and they have all been well built. So anything from Kurzweil is a good idea to purchase. The K2000 is a great choice.
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  • Aurochs4Aurochs4

    Kurzweil K2000Published on 05/07/12 at 02:47
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    All is said and repeated.
    For the era it is very correct.

    I noticed a good connection for the time.
    At the time this is a synth that came out on fiber optics! it was pretty awesome (with SMP-K)

    UTILIZATION

    It is in the right, the edition is relatively simple, the manual comes with a little afraid this is a big book Frenchified evil! 100% as good synths of the era ergonomics is not there. Except that the K2000 is pretty structured, close enough to E-Mu actually.

    Remains even when it lacks a dial in +, and 3 or 4 assignable controls in + were not a luxury (the 2500 has).

    Make its request from 10 to 20 minutes ... this is very acceptable!

    SOUNDS

    Well ...
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    All is said and repeated.
    For the era it is very correct.

    I noticed a good connection for the time.
    At the time this is a synth that came out on fiber optics! it was pretty awesome (with SMP-K)

    UTILIZATION

    It is in the right, the edition is relatively simple, the manual comes with a little afraid this is a big book Frenchified evil! 100% as good synths of the era ergonomics is not there. Except that the K2000 is pretty structured, close enough to E-Mu actually.

    Remains even when it lacks a dial in +, and 3 or 4 assignable controls in + were not a luxury (the 2500 has).

    Make its request from 10 to 20 minutes ... this is very acceptable!

    SOUNDS

    Well ...
    What about the sound is now not mistyped the time, some presets are absolement inaudible. The Option ROM, not better ...
    Lacks punch, has a face for me SY77/99 the K2000 has not sufficiently dynamic.
    The grain of the rest when even a little heated, I think it's a bitch that he is not completely fallen into oblivion ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I still have a K2000, I do not use anymore, I repaired, and I must admit being surprised by the claque that it is taken this machine, the only way out of his guts c ' is to program your own sounds

    The touch keyboard is not bad, it's still a keyboard synth, no worse, no good, it's still actually a little better than usual.

    Note also a system option, Sampling option, Option ROM card, Ram Option, Option PRAM ... yes ok very good! but hey what are you do not say is that the party option is not for everyone, need a good soldering iron, especially for the map and the sampling Kurzweil PRAM. This is simply unacceptable to weld on component leads and tinker 3, or 4 tricks to make it work ... berk (ditto for the extension PRAM).

    The fate of a SCSI connector same as that of the parallel type, a lot have burnt their interface with JAZZ that used the parallel port!

    Caution is a K2000 synth or there must be three 1.5 volt batteries to preserve the PRAM ... and it does not want 2 months!! as to its 1.2 volt battery has proved to be inadequate! ...

    Same synth very hot and needs a ventilator, which has the distinction of having an internal filter in the floppy drive, super annoying to clean when he took the dust.

    Possibility of an internal hard drive, or too vague DIY nothing is really planned on the hull (to pierce by yourself)

    Be careful, this is a synth geek ...

    food heater is integrated into the Analog Card, bullshit not to be apart! as all manufacturers are serious!

    Upgrade the OS on Chip (ok for the time), except that the price is completely démesurer.

    On some versions, the J-FET output slams none stop, disease K2000, a card called "coasting" was added for preventing the slamming of J-Fet. If you buy one, check the sound if you push the gain to the console, without the j-fet are slammed.

    K2000 is a FET technology, fragile static and not always the best choice. manufacturing remains correct on versions 2 and 3
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  • PsycomPsycom

    Kurzweil K2000Published on 10/07/02 at 04:54
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    5 octaves keyboard keys agile
    Controller: modulation, pitch bend, aftertouch, data ... Each Controller can be assign any MIDI CONTRL!
    6 audio outputs Stereo or 3 pairs (each part can be MIDI road on one or the other), sustain pedals and expression (as they once again assignable any MIDI CONTRL)
    The sounds? 200 base with thousands of sounds on the net to download. The edition is my opinion the most successful synths all together (all makes), it yet remains to date in NEWS same way as the new emerging ...
    The polyphony is one of the few default: 24 sound samples, plus 72 oscillators combined, or for electronic sounds: oscillators 96 (!)

    UTILIZATION

    I find the personal editi…
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    5 octaves keyboard keys agile
    Controller: modulation, pitch bend, aftertouch, data ... Each Controller can be assign any MIDI CONTRL!
    6 audio outputs Stereo or 3 pairs (each part can be MIDI road on one or the other), sustain pedals and expression (as they once again assignable any MIDI CONTRL)
    The sounds? 200 base with thousands of sounds on the net to download. The edition is my opinion the most successful synths all together (all makes), it yet remains to date in NEWS same way as the new emerging ...
    The polyphony is one of the few default: 24 sound samples, plus 72 oscillators combined, or for electronic sounds: oscillators 96 (!)

    UTILIZATION

    I find the personal edition single (but everyone does not think the same, one issue)
    The edition is powerful trs, everything can be modulated by anything, any parameter. Seeing is believing
    The manual explains the operation and Retailer of all algorithms, filters, etc.

    SOUNDS

    The original sounds are plutt good, but it is best to set itself even (if only one is a little hacker). Ralistes enough for some, others sound good sr worse than banks Gigasampler found Submitted on PC ... No, the power and usefulness of this machine is its synthse sound, not the imitation of acoustic instruments (even if they are good enough)
    I love the electronic sounds that I can program with this synth. The acoustic sounds are also Russian. Filters and modulations allow for unique sounds.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use the K2000 for over 5 years. I program sounds and I rgale.
    When I cost for the first time, I wanted to ... To create. It is the purpose? Good! C'tait synth and still is I need!
    With the exprience, I would do this choice. In fact, I never thought me spare, but I'll opt srement term for his great ERRF rack version (question of space!): The K2600R.
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  • SebounetSebounet

    Kurzweil K2000Published on 01/27/04 at 00:14
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    CHARACTERISTICS all - is correct, I will not do the repetitions with the notice published dj. Three dtails titillate me: 1) the notch is extremely readable, 2) there is an effects processor, fairly heavy also ... 3) The OS 3.87 is ESSENTIAL to properly use an external SCSI. You can import many formats of external samples, and this is an advantage indniable.

    UTILIZATION

    Edit sounds extremely complte and therefore ... complex! I like a lot, I think it will take years to get a tour of the craft. The manual rpond everything that you ask questions like, and its thickness is proportional to the wealth of synthses we can produce. The principles of the edition reminds me a bit of a D50, …
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    CHARACTERISTICS all - is correct, I will not do the repetitions with the notice published dj. Three dtails titillate me: 1) the notch is extremely readable, 2) there is an effects processor, fairly heavy also ... 3) The OS 3.87 is ESSENTIAL to properly use an external SCSI. You can import many formats of external samples, and this is an advantage indniable.

    UTILIZATION

    Edit sounds extremely complte and therefore ... complex! I like a lot, I think it will take years to get a tour of the craft. The manual rpond everything that you ask questions like, and its thickness is proportional to the wealth of synthses we can produce. The principles of the edition reminds me a bit of a D50, in trs much better and broader. I would have taken a step outside of tl to better see what I do, like on old samplers of Roland ...

    SOUNDS

    Ls sound are impeccable, incisive, he has the strength and warmth of an analog brightness ROMpler a modern punch my EMAX. In my opinion that as best as synthtiseur reader samples, it is all a chantilloneur fawns less neutral. It's amazing: the K2000 is special tablecloths, soft solos and aggressive, sub-bass of stakeholders, the atmosphres exquisite. Its effects are used with modration, however: they may cover the principal pretty quickly, and has not forgive. Its filters are extraordinary even than 31 (!) Synthse configurations available. Not tried to import AKAI samples - this could s'avrer gorgeous!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have several months is the pice mistress of my home studio. In my opinion, one of the best synthtiseurs t that has ever created an aura doubled MRIT legendary and it has given a place in the biggest studios. It's not for nothing they are trs rare on the market the opportunity ...
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  • Marc66sMarc66s

    Kurzweil K2000Published on 02/25/04 at 08:20
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    See below

    UTILIZATION

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    SOUNDS

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    OVERALL OPINION

    Dsl to do a little spot of advice if after praise. For myself I bought a few months after its release a brand new K2000 17/18 pay 000 francs. In eight months he moved 5 times for service. APRS things that I had then, I was not alone. So maybe it's a fantastic synth, maybe now it works tip top. Me everything I know is that I never reprnedrais of Kurzweil. The brand is completely dicreditea me from this experience.
  • linn134linn134

    Kurzweil K2000Published on 10/14/07 at 23:36
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    Big plastic keyboard, yet pro trs.
    At least "pro" as you could still say the machines for people srieuses srieux.
    The one I'm going to cause a silent version 3J OS, so a K2000 V3 option without sampling.

    The keyboard is nice, though a little soft, but you get done. It's not a heavy touch or ballast version but a real keyboard synth all springs.

    The machine is heavy modrment compared to large steel machine of yesterday and today.

    We will explore the synthse VAST for years because it does not tame as fast as the analog modlisation. And of course, the interface is type "90": no analog knobs fawn.

    The polyphony is variable and I could never take the default of the ct l.
    MIDI s…
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    Big plastic keyboard, yet pro trs.
    At least "pro" as you could still say the machines for people srieuses srieux.
    The one I'm going to cause a silent version 3J OS, so a K2000 V3 option without sampling.

    The keyboard is nice, though a little soft, but you get done. It's not a heavy touch or ballast version but a real keyboard synth all springs.

    The machine is heavy modrment compared to large steel machine of yesterday and today.

    We will explore the synthse VAST for years because it does not tame as fast as the analog modlisation. And of course, the interface is type "90": no analog knobs fawn.

    The polyphony is variable and I could never take the default of the ct l.
    MIDI sequencer and everything else is a real say as britons Workstation.

    UTILIZATION

    - The configuration gnrale Is it easy?
    Absolutely not. Question handling is all about learning. The Kurz 'is as far as respect MRIT by connoisseurs. Nothing is IMMEDIATE and it's the only vritable default. Ergonomic nightmare, as menus, pages tail single file, options in all directions.
    A real head-taking, textbook required if you want to draw autrechose the factory sounds.

    - The edition of sounds and effects is it easy?
    In beginners, no. But when we understand the principle and acquired some automation has become clear.

    - The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
    Hem. Not really clear and just as little enough, but at least a push to move the derrire to understand.

    SOUNDS

    - The sounds they agree your style of music?
    This keyboard is a synthesizer, a real, not a groovebox or sound bank: should stick to it and practice a lot. That the grain does not satisfy some (give subjective) is comprhensible, but we will judge after his one real program.

    - Are they ralistes?
    Not too much, put a few good pianos and organs trs typs hallucinating.
    It's a matter of sample and programming for the party stuff and your playing to the "art".

    For other questions, nothing beats a concert by Jean-Michel Jarre and Pink Floyd, Listen and you'll understand.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I do not use more recent years, lack of space. I jealously guards a K2000 RSVP in a corner away but the keyboard is over. Not that he would have dplu, but lack of space ...

    I really apprci dynamics and the complexity of its programming: trs far we can go into research and modulate this with a great expressiveness.

    I had tons of synthetic (yes, it's possible, with keyboards over 30Kg is quickly seen ) And it labeled me a lot. I'm all analos and income between the VA, the PCM, FM, phase distortion ones (Casio) etc ... The K2000 is a legends, a real nice tool synthse. It's ugly, boring, but TRS program endearing.

    It is a vritable instrument: it will not work with eager and knows how gnreux with the Braves. Tame it, it's a machine of choice.

    Report qualitprix current IComparable. The sampling option is not used much.

    Legendary, pro, cheap, strong, powerful and yet the page: the real deal.
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  • fredziakfredziak

    A reference

    Kurzweil K2000Published on 07/25/10 at 10:16
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    This is a very complete synthesizer which is difficult to detail all the possibilities. Acclaimed in the 90s, this model has inspired many machines for nearly 20 years. Upon its release, the K2000 brings everything was done better and goes beyond, with a very open architecture based on the famous DSP. Accordingly, the synthesizer provides a set of algorithms consisting of many advanced features to sculpt a sound from the base of a collection of samples internal, external samples (like any good sampler) or forms of elementary waves generated, as will the latest "virtual analog". In the end, it almost makes a kind of "modular digital" that explores many worlds of sound.
    The K2000 is a machin…
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    This is a very complete synthesizer which is difficult to detail all the possibilities. Acclaimed in the 90s, this model has inspired many machines for nearly 20 years. Upon its release, the K2000 brings everything was done better and goes beyond, with a very open architecture based on the famous DSP. Accordingly, the synthesizer provides a set of algorithms consisting of many advanced features to sculpt a sound from the base of a collection of samples internal, external samples (like any good sampler) or forms of elementary waves generated, as will the latest "virtual analog". In the end, it almost makes a kind of "modular digital" that explores many worlds of sound.
    The K2000 is a machine of great strength. We feel that we are dealing with high-end of the day. The keyboard seems poor at first with small plastic buttons. However, to use it proves to be a master keyboard of choice through both its strength and great expressiveness.
    I inflated my K2000 with 64 MB of RAM, the chip's latest OS and an external SCSI hard drive full of sound banks each more impressive than others. This configuration seems recommended to enjoy all the possibilities of the craft. Incidentally, I also replaced the sound chip factories by those newer sounds of the VP series, equivalent to those of K2500.

    UTILIZATION

    In retrospect, ergonomics lacks buttons or sliders to edit the settings. If the proposed Kurzweil, the K2000 would have resembled the ideal would be wonderful synth beat virtual analog fashion. Unfortunately, it was not in the era of time (despite the release of JD 800 and perhaps precisely because of his mixed success at its release). Suddenly, the interface is kind of menus / submenus / sub-menus shown in a LCD and it must be admitted that in absolute terms, this is not the best.
    However, when compared to other machines of this type and his age, the K2000 is exemplary: the organization of functions has been thought in the interests of clarity and efficiency. The main dial is really welcome. Of course the wealth of functions requires the efforts of grip but the interface design is admirable sense. Anyway, reading the massive manual is highly recommended to enjoy the power of the engine.
    My main regret today for the management of memory, especially for external programs and samples. Even with the solution of the SCSI disk, navigate the file tree is fairly laborious and time loading point out that the technologies used are from another era. This is not an obstacle but a frustration that makes use less direct and less pleasant.

    SOUNDS

    The sound quality is very professional, clear and precise. The machine is extremely versatile, it excels in almost all types of sounds. The imitation of all kinds of instruments is very correct and it's going to the symphony with analog synthesizers. The wealth of features to create rich textures and complex.
    In short, it would be almost perfect but I think the K2000 is suffering a bit from a lack of personality. I mean, a lot of famous synthesizers have made a specific sound, recognizable, and although it's not too much the case that the K2000 on this subject, is rather chameleon act. Although not entirely neutral, it is rare to specifically choose the K2000 to bring a distinctive sound when it is the main reason for using a D50 now or Wavestation example.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought the K2000 because I was looking for both a good synth and a general good master keyboard for an affordable price.
    I do not regret this choice that allows me to have hands a very powerful machine, very professional and versatile. Of course, we can find better today but it is more expensive. And if it is assumed that it was a reference for years is that we must still make good music with today ...
    Finally, its complexity and neutrality are perhaps less attractive as a synthesizer of others but I think it is his philosophy that let the user express his own creativity and originality. In short, the K2000 is an instrument that does not reveal its value to those who demonstrate perseverance. While at work!
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