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Kurzweil | K2600X (XS)


The K2600 were designed as a replacement for the K2500 series. Although, these instruments share many features with the K2500 (and the K2000 series as well), many improvements and expanded capabilities were added. The stereo piano ROM block and KDFX, which are options for a K2500, are included in the K2600. The internal circuit boards were completely redesigned to improve reliability, and the audio output was improved considerably with the addition of balanced analog outputs, giving a hotter and cleaner signal. Other differences include a larger amount of battery backed RAM and room for two additional ROM blocks. The amount of space in the Flash ROM was also increased, allowing for additional features to be added to the operating system. The first of these was Triple Modular Processing, a major enhancement of V.A.S.T technology. This allows the ability to string together three layers in a linear fashion. With 30 possible algorithms for layer 1, 38 for layer 2, and 26 for layer three, this gives you almost 30,000 possible combinations - and with the variations of DSP functions available, there are literally trillions of possible combinations. So far there have been 3 releases of the operating system. The K2600 series started shipping in October 1999 with v1.03. Version 1.13 contained minor bug fixes. Version 2.0 added support for Triple Modular processing and Disk Partitioning

The K2600 is another evolution of the amazing Kurzweil Sampler - Synthesizer - Workstations. Using their excellent V.A.S.T. synthesis and a professional Sampler option (S models) and Sequencer this is truly an elegant synthesizer with a full keyboard of 76 semi-weighted keys (88 full-weighted piano style keys on the K2600X). State-of-the-art sampling is also available on the K2600S and K2600XS.

ModelK2600X (XS)
Engine TypeDigital
EngineSample, V.A.S.T.
Voices (max)48
Engine DetailedV.A.S.T. - 12MB ROM expandable to 44MB
Sampler64MB expandable to 128MB on "S" models.
FXKDFX Reverbs and effects
Memory238 Presets in ROM, 200 User in RAM
Recording32 track, 16 songs, 16 arrangement tracks
Key typeWeighted Keys
AudioStereo outs, eight individual outs, dual SCSI ports
Extra infoUpgrades include the Orchestral Expansion Board (8 Mb) and Contemporary Expansion Board (8 Mb). A full 16-bit sampler with analog/digital sampling options (SMP-K Already included on the "S" version) and AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital I/O ports. The 64MB sampler RAM is expandable to 128 MB. Volatile RAM (SIMMs).
Produced:1999 - 1999
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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