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Accessing the Digitech Presets

Question:

How can I access the original presets from the Digitech effects processor?

Answer:

Selecting the Hidden Preset Effects on the K2000 and K2500

The stock effects processor in a K2000 or K2500 is a Digitech 256. (If you have a K2500 with the KDFX option added, the Digitech is still inside the unit, but it's wet/dry mix has been set to 0 in all the presets so you only hear the KDFX.) The Digitech 256 comes with 127 preset effects. Since the Digitech has 127 slots, there are 127 possible effects that you can call up on the Kurzweil. To spread those numbers out over the 10 banks, they are accessible using the following numbers: 1-37 100-109 200-209 etc. up to 900-909.

In a stock unit, we overwrite the first 47 presets with our own effects settings (0-37 and 100-109). We create our own objects in the Setup ROM which cover up the ones Digitech created. If you add the Orchestral ROM, it also overwrites 900-909, and the Contemporary ROM overwrites 800-809. For the K2500, the Piano ROM overwrites 709, and KB3 overwrites 706-708.

The rest of the Digitech preset effects (numbers 48-127, or 48-103 with all ROM blocks) are still accessible by typing in the appropriate K2000 number (a number between 200 and 909). The K2000 will say Not Found because there is no Kurzweil object in ROM at that number. But it still sends a program change to the Digitech, calling up that numbered effect. You must type the number in on the numeric keypad (as opposed to scrolling with the wheel or + and - buttons) because when scrolling, the operating system is designed to skip over "Not Found" object numbers. You can also send a program change (by setting FX Mode set to Master, FX Chan to a specific channel and sending the program change on that channel) to call up the effect. Of course, this will only work if you have not saved a RAM effects object to that location.

Keep in mind there is nothing particularly special about these effects - they are simply the presets that Digitech chose. This is the list of hidden effects with the appropriate K2000/2500 locations.

K2# EFFECT NAME CONFIGURATION
200 Medium Chorus Stereo Chorus
201 Slow & Sweet Stereo Chorus
202 Slim Machine Para+Cho+Dly+Mix
203 I Love Leslie EQ+Chor+4Tap+Mix
204 Rapid Sweep Stereo Flange
205 Animal Flange Para+Fla+Dly+Mix
206 Tubular Flange Stereo Flange
207 Animal Flange 2 Stereo Flange
208 Chorus Room Chorus+Room+Mix
209 Chorus Delay Cho+Dly+Room+Mix
300 Slap Chorus Stereo Chorus
301 Delayed Flange EQ+Flan+4Tap+Mix
302 Swimming Delay Para+Fla+Dly+Mix
303 Fat Chr Thin Dly Para+Cho+Dly+Mix
304 Rotary Organ Stereo Chorus
305 Flange Solo Stereo Flange
306 Flange Pan EQ+Flan+4Tap+Mix
307 Soap Opera Fla+Dly+Hall+Mix
308 High Synth Lead Fla+Dly+Hall+Mix
309 Crisp LeadSynth Para+Cho+Dly+Mix
400 Piano Chorus Chorus+Room+Mix
401 LA Chimes Delay+Hall+Mixer
402 Fat Synth Bass Fla+Dly+Room+Mix
403 Keyboard Cho/Vrb Chorus+Hall+Mix
404 AdagioForStrings Fla+Dly+Hall+Mix
405 Sharpened Edges EQ+Flan+4Tap+Mix
406 Guitar Solo 1 Cho+Dly+Hall+Mix
407 Full Bass Cho+Dly+Room+Mix
408 Guitar Delay Cho+Dly+Hall+Mix
409 Lead Guitar 1 EQ+Chor+4Tap+Mix
500 Lead Guitar 2 Cho+Dly+Hall+Mix
501 Row Yer Rowds Cho+Dly+Hall+Mix
502 Stereo Image 1 Stereo Chorus
503 Metal Guitar EQ Para+Chorus+Mix
504 Monster Gate EQ+Gated+Mixer
505 Ambient Snare Ultimate Reverb
506 Fat Snare Gated Reverb
507 Big Snare Chambr Ultimate Reverb
508 Gates Of Hell EQ+Gated+Mixer
509 Bright Drum Room Ultimate Reverb
600 Darker Drum Room Ultimate Reverb
601 Kick Chamber Ultimate Reverb
602 Big Kick Room Ultimate Reverb
603 DelayVerb Delay+Hall+Mixer
604 SplashVerb 1 Delay+Hall+Mixer
605 DelayVerb 2 Cho+Dly+Room+Mix
606 Echo The Left Cho+Dly+Room+Mix
607 To The Right EQ+Reverse+Mixer
608 600ms Reverse Reverse Reverb
609 400ms Reverse Reverse Reverb
700 200ms Fast Gate Gated Reverb
701 Absolute Gate Gated Reverb
702 350ms Gate Gated Reverb
703 Chorus Rev Right Chorus+Hall+Mix
704 Delay Chase Room Delay+Hall+Mixer
705 Chorused Bedroom Chorus+Room+Mix
706 Low Boost Graph Graphic EQ
707 Mid Boost Graph Graphic EQ
708 High Boost Graph Graphic EQ
709 Parametric #1 Parametric EQ
800 Parametric #2 Parametric EQ
801 Parametric #3 Parametric EQ
802 Sweeping Hall Fla+Dly+Hall+Mix
803 VocalVerb Cho+Dly+Hall+Mix
804 Dark Reverse EQ+Reverse+Mixer
805 Slow Combed Room Fla+Dly+Room+Mix
806 Space Flanger EQ+Flan+4Tap+Mix
807 Super Stereo Para+Cho+Dly+Mix
808 Crystal Hall Room Simulator
809 Big Chorus Room Cho+Dly+Hall+Mix
900 On The Town Fla+Dly+Room+Mix
901 Dark Bird Chorus+Room+Mix
902 Light Flange Rm Fla+Dly+Room+Mix
903 GeneralVerb Cho+Dly+Hall+Mix
904 Funky Bow EQ+Reverse+Mixer
905 Vox Whispers Delay+Room+Mixer
906 Slightly Combed Fla+Dly+Hall+Mix
907 Into The Abyss Cho+Dly+Hall+Mix
908 Pink Melon Cafe EQ+Chor+4Tap+Mix
909 Chorus in a Hall Chorus+Hall+Mix


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