KnowledgeBase | K2500R | Disk Mode, Drives & SCSI


Supported Sample File Formats

Question:
What kind of sample files can the K2 Series import, and what information is imported?

Answer:

The K2 can import files from Akai S900, S1000, and S3000 series, Roland S700 series, and Ensoniq ASR series samplers via SCSI. Akai and Ensoniq files can also be imported via floppy (excluding the K2661 which does not have a floppy drive). Only the sample and keymap information is imported. No programming parameters (LFOs, Envelopes, Filter settings, etc.) are imported, so they must be reprogrammed on the Kurzweil once the file is imported.

In addition, the K2 can import WAV and AIFF files from DOS formatted disks as well as ISO-9660 CDROMs (latest unit OS's required). The Kurzweil can also send and receive samples via SCSI using the SMDI (SCSI Musical Data Interchange) protocol, used by some sample editing software.


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