K2600 Features & Specs

All specifications subject to change without notice.

K2600 Features

Models:

K2600 - 76-note semi-weighted

K2600S - 76-note semi-weighted w/ sampling

Display: 64 x 240 fluorescent backlit display
Physical Controllers: (8) sliders, (1) Pitch Wheel, (1) Mod Wheel, (2) buttons, (4) Foot Switch Pedal inputs, (2) CC Pedal inputs, (2) Ribbon Controllers, (1) Breath Controller input - all assignable
Polyphony: 48 sample-playback voices (192 total oscillators)
Multitimbral parts: 16 MIDI channels (each can be a 32 layer deep program)
Architecture: V.A.S.T. - Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology with 60 DSP functions
ROM Programs: Over 450 plus thousands on floppy and CDROM (both included)
Sound ROM: 12 MB base ROM. Expandable to 44 MB via FOUR ROM expansion slots (see Options & Accessories tab)
Sample RAM:

Up to 128 MB via non-composite 72 pin SIMMs

(units sold in the USA come with 64MB)

Sequence / Program RAM: 486KB user-programmable battery-backed RAM, expandable to 1.5 MB via PRAM upgrade kit. (see Options & Accessories tab)
Sequencer: Full-function 768 ppq sequencer with 16 song and 16 arrangement tracks. Offers pattern, linear, loop and step recording, cut/copy/paste, advanced 'groove' quantizing, event list editing and other powerful track editing tools. Sequences can be also triggered in real time from the keyboard.
KDFX: Powerful, flexible 5-stereo bus, 24-bit digital effects engine offering a wide range of time, frequency and dynamic based effects as well as effects chaining.
Triple Modular Processing: Triple Mode offers 126 sound shaping algorithms and in-series processing of VAST layers. KB3 Drawbar Mode
KB3 Drawbar Mode: Allows blending of nine harmonics per voice in real-time (full polyphony maintained at all times). KB3 Mode allows realistic tone wheel organ emulations and innovative, dynamic new timbres
Live Mode: Process any incoming signal via the optional analog or digital inputs with powerful V.A.S.T. synthesis functions and built in KDFX capabilities (requires sampling option, DMTi or DADAT-26).
Arpeggiator: Fully programmable arpeggiator featuring 7 different modes of operation and a host of features including the ability to sync to MIDI Beat Clock.
Waveform Editing: Full functional graphic sample editor with a host of sample editing tools (Sampling Option NOT required)
Sample Processing: Non-real-time DSP functions include time compression/expansion, pitch shifting, re-sampling, pasting samples on beats-per-minute timeline (Mix Beat), volume ramps, mix sample, and many other functions. Sample Processing DSP does not require the sampling option to be installed.
File Compatibility:

Reads/Writes: Standard MIDI Files, AIFF, WAVE

Reads: ISO-9660, Roland 700 series, Akai S900, S950, S1000, S1100, and S3000, Ensoniq EPS/ASR file formats.

AFMS File System: User-friendly cataloging and retrieval of individual objects. Powerful utilities including: file search, info about media/available space, disk macros, startup file applications, and more
Analog I/O:

(8) balanced audio outs plus mix stereo pair -18 bit DAC's (can also be used as unbalanced).

600-ohm stereo headphone out.

With SMP-2X sampling option: Stereo 1/4 in. unbalanced analog hi-Z input (tip/ring/sleeve); two balanced lo-Z (XLR) inputs.

Digital I/O:

With SMP-2X/R: 2 channels AES/EBU, SPDIF (via Optical and Coax) inputs and outputs.

With DMTi Digital Multitrack interface: 16-bit ADAT, TDIF, AES/EBU, SPDIF support.(requires (DIO-26 Digital I/O Option Card)

With DADAT-26 ADAT I/O Option Card : 8 channels of 24 bit 48kHz ADAT i/o

SCSI:

Two external SCSI-1 25-pin connectors

Internal SCSI Hard Drive optional (requires drive mounting kit)

FREE OS Updates: User-installed upgrades via 3.5 in. DOS-compatible diskette or SCSI. Software available for download from this web site. DOS compatibility required.

K2600 Specifications

Height: (4.80") (12.18 cm)
Depth: (17.80") (45.10 cm)
Length: (47.80") (121.40 cm)
Weight: (55.50 lb.) (25.18 kg)
Power: Internal, user-switchable international AC power supply

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