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Postby The Elf » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:37 pm

I'm seeing reports, and a couple of photos, of a new Kurzweil K2700. I'm hoping the rumours are true, and I'm hoping there's a version without the weighted keyboard!
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby desmond » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:59 pm

Apparently there's a three-octave mini-key version that should suit you down to the ground... :tongue: :lol:
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:07 pm

...don't forget the line-lump power supply... :lol:
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby The Elf » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:12 pm

I'll buy it, if you guys can play 'Maple Leaf Rag' on it! :tongue: :lol:
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby Dave B » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:34 pm

So it looks like it's a replacement for the Forte and re-uses some of the design elements of the PC4. So a sort of 'if the PC4 had full specs' type unit. More than that, it seems to tick several boxes that I have as red lines for a replacement for the Forte - proper psu, aftertouch and, importantly, proper audio inputs and audio over usb. (Hope you can use both the usb input and the analogue inputs - that would make it a very good fit for a lot of people with laptops)

Being critical, it could be argued that the specs basically bring it up to the level that the Kronos is already at ... and the Kronos is 10 years old now.

But it does look like a very capable unit. I can't wait to find out more.
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby The Elf » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:12 pm

I share your optimism, Dave. It does seem to be the machine that I was hoping the PC4 would be. Poly aftertouch would be the scarf on the robin on the icing on the cake.

I can't see anything on the Kurzweil site about the 2700, though. Anyone have any links?
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby desmond » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:20 pm

I think it's just a leak at this stage, nothing official.
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby N i g e l » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:58 pm

I was looking for a photo to see what kind of stone tablet they were using for a display
:lol:
and came across Matrixsynth.
I know Matrix is an old timer as they once picked up on one of my ebay listings !

https://www.matrixsynth.com/2021/01/kur ... works.html

note the side bar which says tip provided annomously but the link is to a Kurzweil place holder [password only]

Image

Looks like its got the ribbon built in now ???????

That makes sense because a year ago, £90 ribbons were being "dumped" @ £20 by Thomann, like Kurz were getting rid of the old stock.

note: Ribbons are now back up to £90
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby N i g e l » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:08 pm

The Elf wrote:I'll buy it, if you guys can play 'Maple Leaf Rag' on it! :tongue: :lol:

clearly you arent J. Rudess in disguise !!
[the Sheffield kind of gives it away, I should have spotted that ;) ]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKXuTHv5088


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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby R_A » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:30 pm

N i g e l wrote:
The Elf wrote:I'll buy it, if you guys can play 'Maple Leaf Rag' on it! :tongue: :lol:

clearly you arent J. Rudess in disguise !!
[the Sheffield kind of gives it away, I should have spotted that ;) ]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKXuTHv5088

The secret to minikeys is having one for each hand.

Fantastic miniatures for Korg tinyPIANO here:
https://soundcloud.com/soundkiosk/sets/ ... ntal-music

Excited to read news of the Kurzweil K2700. I've been on the lookout for a workstation for a while and put the brakes on my search, when heard that this one was on the way... Looking forwards to reading the SOS review.
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby Logarhythm » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 pm

Kurzweil's page now live with specs, manuals etc: https://kurzweil.com/k2700/
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby tomas » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:14 pm

24kg!! :shocked:
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby N i g e l » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:03 am

tomas wrote:24kg!! :shocked:

just for reference from another thread :) ......

N i g e l wrote:Also for a portability example,
a plastic synth action MODx 6 is 6.6kg
a metal hammer action Montage 8 is 29kg

nice to see an integrated ribbon !!
and an interesting Dx7 engine.
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:09 am

It does look interesting... and I rather like the cut of its gib. It's the first sample-based synth workstation that I've been interested in for years, I like the fact that it does FM and the specs look really good, though I wish it had poly AT!

Could be a good candidate for the central workstation in my studio later this year. One to keep an eye on :think:
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Re: Kurzweil K2700

Postby Dave B » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:19 am

USB Host functionality further allows for connecting USB class compliant devices such as an alternate keyboard controller or external fader/knob unit.

Gawd bless 'em - they listened! I've made this point about the Forte (vs the Kronos) a couple of times over the years. Nice one.

It also doesn't have a midi thru - not a huge thing, but I suppose that it's just no longer really needed for this kind of unit in this day and age.

The one niggle I can see straight off is that they have returned the screen brightness knob to the back panel rather than the front. I bust a couple of PC3s with this as if the unit is put down on it's back, it presses that in and breaks it.

I can see one of these finding its way chez moi sometime. :)
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