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Kurzweil K2700 88-Key Performance Controller and Synthesizer Workstation

BH #KUK2700 • MFR #K2700
Kurzweil K2700 88-Key Performance Controller and Synthesizer Workstation
Key Features
  • 88 Fully Weighted Hammer-Action Keys
  • 256 Voices of VAST Polyphony
  • 4.5GB of Sounds, 3.5GB of User Memory
  • 1500 Factory Presets and 700 Multis
Equally powerful as a performance controller and synthesizer workstation,the Kurzweil K2700 combines 88 fully weighted, hammer-action keys that deliver a stunningly realistic feel with 16 trigger pads and a host of assignable controllers including a ribbon, nine sliders, nine knobs, and 10 buttons. Boasting 4.5GB of factory sounds, it features over 1500 factory presets and 700 multi combinations organized into 13 categories, plus a 6-operator FM engine, KB3 ToneReal organs, virtual analog oscillators, and award-winning effects.
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Kurzweil K2700 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2256 Voices of VAST Polyphony
  • 34.5 Gigabytes of Factory Sounds
  • 4FlashPlay Technology
  • 53.5 Gigabytes User Sample Memory
  • 6VAST Editing
  • 76-Operator FM Engine
  • 8Virtual Analog
  • 9KB3 ToneReal Organs
  • 10Powerful FX Engine
  • 11KSR: Kurzweil String Resonance
  • 1288-Note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard
  • 1316-Zone Multi Controller Mode
  • 1416-Track Sequencer
  • 1516 MIDI CC Sequencers
  • 1616 Simultaneous RIFF Generators
  • 1716 Simultaneous-Note Arpeggiators
  • 18Built-In Ribbon Controller
  • 1916 Pad Triggers
  • 20Programmable Sliders, Knobs, and Buttons
  • 21Widescreen Color Display
  • 22Front-Panel Master Transport Controls
  • 23Categorized Sound Selection
  • 24Pitch/Mod Wheels and Transpose Controls
  • 25Four Pedal Inputs
  • 26Integrated USB Audio Interface
  • 27Live Audio Inputs with FX
  • 28Balanced Audio Outputs
  • 29USB MIDI, Audio, and Storage

Equally powerful as a performance controller and synthesizer workstation,the Kurzweil K2700 combines 88 fully weighted, hammer-action keys that deliver a stunningly realistic feel with 16 trigger pads and a host of assignable controllers including a ribbon, nine sliders, nine knobs, and 10 buttons. Boasting 4.5GB of factory sounds, it features over 1500 factory presets and 700 multi combinations organized into 13 categories, plus a 6-operator FM engine, KB3 ToneReal organs, virtual analog oscillators, and award-winning effects.

Whether you build productions with the 16-track sequencer, 16 riff generators, 16 note arpeggiators, and 16 MIDI CC sequencers, use the K2700 and its XLR-1/4" mic/line/instrument inputs for live tracking to your computer, or control your favorite virtual instruments while composing in a DAW, the K2700 is a potent all-in-one system with everything you need to explore, create, record, and perform like a pro.

256 Voices of VAST Polyphony
With 256-note polyphony, the K2700 boasts over five times the polyphony of any previous K2 series model.
4.5 Gigabytes of Factory Sounds
The K2700 serves up a deep sound library of over 1500 factory programs and over 700 multi combinations organized into 13 instrument categories ranging from pianos to synths to orchestral sounds and more, featuring their optimized unlooped German D, Japanese C7, and Triple Strike pianos, Classic Tine EPs ('73 and '77), plus updated sounds from their popular SP6, PC3/4, and KORE64 expansion.
FlashPlay Technology
FlashPlay provides the K2700 with immense horse power; up to 8GB total capacity with zero-loading time and ultrafast performance.
3.5 Gigabytes User Sample Memory
Load up to 3.5GB of your own custom samples into non-volatile flash memory. Supported sample formats include: WAV, AIF (up to 16-bit / 96 kHz), and Kurzweil formats (.FOR, .PC4, .P3K, .KRZ, .K25, and .K26).
VAST Editing
VAST was born in the K2 series. The K2700 expands on Kurzweil's legendary Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology offering 32-layers per program, deeply customizable signal paths, and a host of modular DSP tools including new oscillators, filters, and FX.
6-Operator FM Engine
The K2700 offers a 6-Operator FM Engine with the ability to load original FM SysEx files. FM layers are a new addition to VAST programs and can be combined with VAST features to go far beyond classic FM synthesis.
Virtual Analog
Embedded within the K2700 are powerful anti-aliasing power-shaped oscillators along with DSP processing from Kurzweil's mythical VA1 concept synth, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.
KB3 ToneReal Organs
Modeled after classic organs, a full compliment of tonewheel controls are immediately accessible including 9 realistic drawbars, rotary speed, chorus/vibrato, brake, percussion, and more.
Powerful FX Engine
Award-winning reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary amplifiers, compressors, and more are fully editable from the user interface. The K2700 also offers a global master FX section featuring 3-band EQ and compression.
KSR: Kurzweil String Resonance
Piano string-resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance
88-Note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard
Every sound within the K2700 is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully weighted keyboard with aftertouch. Further customize the MIDI velocity and pressure response to suit your personal playing style.
16-Zone Multi Controller Mode
Construct massive sonic combinations via Kurzweil's renowned Multi mode (aka setup mode) offering 16-zones of unparalleled MIDI controller capabilities, with each zone supporting over 60 separate physical controllers.
16-Track Sequencer
The K2700 features a 16-track internal sequencer to record/edit/mix/produce your own tracks in the box. Import MIDI (.mid) files as well as Kurzweil PC3-/PC4-/Forte-family songs.
16 MIDI CC Sequencers
Add sonic animation to your sounds via 16 simultaneous MIDI CC step sequencers for modulation sequencing.
16 Simultaneous RIFF Generators
Trigger and manipulate up to 16 simultaneous MIDI sequences on the fly. Select from an internal library of patterns, or record/import your own.
16 Simultaneous-Note Arpeggiators
Activate up to 16 independent Arps (1 per program, 16 per multi) and discover the updated Step Sequencer environment.
Built-In Ribbon Controller
Bend pitch, from musically subtle variations to deep dives? Of course. Go beyond the expected and control filters, volume, tempo, distortion, and more. Configure the Ribbon to have one control section that runs its entire length, or to have three sections of equal length acting independently.
16 Pad Triggers
Use the 4 x 4 grid of velocity-sensitive pads to trigger drums and percussion with precision. Additionally, activate zone mutes, trigger notes/chords/filters, add layers, and control the Arp, CC sequencers, and more.
Programmable Sliders, Knobs, and Buttons
Nine sliders, nine knobs, and 10 buttons are all programmable. Internally control volumes, pans, filters, FX wet/dry, envelopes, mutes, etc. Externally transmit any desired MIDI CC's to your DAW host.
Widescreen Color Display
Navigate the K2700 with a clear, easy-to-read 4.3" 480×272 widescreen color LCD display.
Front-Panel Master Transport Controls
Use the buttons in the transport section to control recording and playback of the onboard 16-track sequencer as well as your favorite DAW (via MMC and System Real-Time messages).
Categorized Sound Selection
Keep track of your sounds with easy Category and Program/Multi selection featuring customizable category defaults.
Pitch/Mod Wheels and Transpose Controls
There are front-panel pitch/modulation wheels for expressive performances accompanied by dedicated -/+ transpose controls for quick and easy key changes.
Four Pedal Inputs
With two assignable switch pedal jacks and two assignable CC pedal jacks, the K2700 can accommodate all the external pedals you need.
Integrated USB Audio Interface
Record straight to your DAW via USB. No separate interface required. Connect your choice of line/instrument/mic source and route audio from the K2700 and its analog inputs to your DAW, with or without FX. The audio interface section features per-channel gain knobs, peak-level LEDs, Hi-Z switching, and +48V phantom power.
Live Audio Inputs with FX
Plug in and jam along with an external audio source via XLR-1/4" combo inputs. Process the inputs through dedicated real-time FX to create new textures. Sweeten your vocal or backing tracks for live performance, and internally mix the signal with the K2700's own output.
Balanced Audio Outputs
Connect to your favorite mixer, amp, or studio monitors and route the K2700's audio signal (including input from the audio interface) amongst the four 1/4" TRS balanced outputs (two stereo pairs). The K2700 features pristine 32-bit D/A converters with automatic mono switching on main outs and a back-panel 1/4" stereo headphone jack.
USB MIDI, Audio, and Storage
A single USB cable allows you to use the K2700 as both a MIDI controller and audio sound source with your DAW. USB Host functionality further allows for connecting USB class-compliant devices such as an alternate keyboard controller or external fader/knob unit. USB also provides for storage of custom content and system updates.
UPC: 883793222312

Kurzweil K2700 Specs

88-Key, Fully-Weighted Action with Velocity- and Pressure-Sensitive Adjustable Keys (Fatar TP/40L)
480 x 272 Pixel High-Resolution Color LCD with Adjustable Brightness
256 Voices, Dynamically Allocated
16 Parts (One per MIDI Channel)
Dynamic VAST with User Programmable DSP Algorithms and Routing
Cascade Mode: Route One Layer Through the DSP of Another Layer within a Program (up to 32 Consecutive Layers Deep)
KB3 ToneReel Engine
6-Operator FM Engine
VA1 Virtual Analog Oscillators and DSP
Flash Memory
4.5 GB of Factory Samples
3.5 GB of Reloadable, Nonvolatile, User Flash Memory
Factory Programs
User: 4000+
Factory Multis
700+ (up to 16 Independent Controller Zones)
User Multis
General MIDI
String Resonance
Master EQ/Compressor Section
Over 1000 Complex Effects Chains, Incorporated in Programs Featuring Effects, Reverbs, Delays, Chorus, Flange, Phaser, EQs, Distortions, Rotary Speaker Simulators, Compressors, and More
32 Total FX Units
1 x Pitch Wheel
1 x Assignable Modulation Wheel
1 x Assignable Ribbon Controller
9 x Assignable Sliders
9 x Assignable Knobs
10 x Assignable Buttons
16 x Assignable Velocity-Sensitive Pads
2 x Transpose Switches
1 x Tap Tempo Button1 x Tempo Knob
Arp Controls
Transport Controls
2 x Switch Pedal Inputs, Each Supporting Single-Switch Pedal or Single Half-Damper Pedal (1 x Switch/Sustain Pedal Included)
2 x Continuous Control Pedal Inputs
16 Tracks, 960 PPQ Resolution
Song Editing Functions Include Both Event and Track-Based Tools like Quantize, Swing, Remap, Controller Scaling, and More
MIDI CC Step Sequencers
16 Simultaneous
16 per Multi
1 per Program, 16 per Multi
Analog Outputs
4 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm (2 Pairs) Balanced TRS (32-Bit DACs)
Automatic Mono Switching on Main Outs, +21 dBu Maximum Output, 50 Ohms Balanced Source Impedance
Audio Inputs
2 x XLR-1/4" Mic/Line/Instrument Inputs
Headphone Output
1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS (130 mW into 32 Ohms)
1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
1 x USB Type-A Port
1 x USB Type-B Port
Stereo Audio In/Out over USB
Complete MIDI Functionality over USB
Play and Control the K2700 with a USB MIDI Controller (USB Host Functionality)
User Object File Transfer via USB Drive
Operating System Updates via USB Drive
Software Editors
Mac OS X and Windows PC Editors
Power Supply
5.5 x 15.5 x 51" / 14 x 39.4 x 129.5 cm
52 lb / 23.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
66.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
58.38 x 21.25 x 10.5"

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