NAMM 2021: Kurzweil’s K2700 is a monster workstation with FM and 256 voices
Featuring 256 voices of polyphony, virtual analogue synthesis and more.
VAST was first introduced in the 90s with the brand’s K2 synths. It was lauded for its flexibility and ease of use, essentially offering a building-block approach to synthesis with computer-controlled routing.
Future synths in the K series would expand greatly on the system and with the K2700, it now boasts 256 voices of polyphony, virtual-analogue and FM synthesis capabilities, 32-layer programs and more.
The 4.5GB sound library features 1,500 factory programs and over 700 multi-combinations categorised into 13 categories. Instrument samples range from pianos to synths to orchestral instruments and beyond.
Meanwhile, the K2700 also includes built-in effects – reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary amp, compressors and more. The K2700 also offers a global Master FX section with 3-band EQ and compression.
On the hardware side of things, the K2700 features a weighted 88-note keyboard with aftertouch. Programmable controls include a 4×4 matrix of trigger pads, nine sliders, nine knobs, 10 buttons and a ribbon strip. It also has a built-in USB audio interface with XLR combo inputs and 16-track sequencer.
Kurzweil has yet to announce a release date and price tag for the K2700. Stay tuned for more.
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