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Dave B

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Kurzweil Kore64 new
      #1032720 - 08/02/13 11:36 AM
Just wondered how many other PC3 series users out there had looked into it?

If anyone's interested, I've just picked up a PC3K8 which had it installed - ironically just after my Kore64 board arrived from Thomann - so I've been having a bit of a peruse of the extra sounds. Current thoughts :

* Drums - good, nice realistic and the previous owner loved them. Not sure if I'll use them, but handy to have
* Guitars - some interesting crunchy patches here and, again, good but I have access to guitars / guitarists
* Brass - er ... yeah ... sound very good to me ... but I'm not a fan of sampled brass .. ho hum
* Synth waveforms - extra ones are always nice (they use a SEM wave a lot and it's a good raw sound to play with) and more from the K series make it closer to the K series which is a good thing (still not sure if I can load Grand Strings yet though )

The bit that I really do like, is the extra 'ambient' textural type patches - something I felt that the PC3 was missing compared to the K26xx series. A few more ripping lead sounds (might have to do those meself) and it will be a really good workstation.

I mainly have use my PC3 as a nice all round gigging unit - loads of piano, EP, organ,etc. With this new version, I've still got that but also got a decent studio synth as well. The Kore64 hasn't made it a new machine, but it adds some nice touches. Works for me..

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Re: Kurzweil Kore64 [Re: Dave B]
      #1034803 - 23/02/13 07:35 AM
I have just got hold of a PC3X for gigging with and have been looking at getting the Kore64 expansion. As it is fairly new there is little info about regarding it. The footage from Kurzweil at NAMM13 is appauling and certainly didn't make me want to rush out and buy it.

That said, I am just looking now at picking up a cheap rack synth to add a few more 'synthy pads' to my live set and from what you mention the Kore expansion might tick the box. I agree that the standard PC3 is a little lacking on the synths pad front. (Nothing to stop me programming my own though!!!)

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Re: Kurzweil Kore64 new [Re: Dave B]
      #1035268 - 26/02/13 11:38 AM
You're such a tart B! You just couldn't wait huh? But that's why I like you..

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