The Kurzweil K2700 – Witness the Evolution of the Legendary K2 Series Workstations!
256 Voices of V.A.S.T. Polyphony!
Over 5x the polyphony of any previous K2 series model!
4.5 Gigabytes of Factory Sounds!
The K2700 serves up a deep sound library of over 1500 factory Programs and over 700 Multi combinations organized into 13 instrument categories ranging from Pianos to Synths to Orchestral sounds and more, featuring our optimized unlooped German D, Japanese C7 and Triple Strike pianos, Classic Tine EPs (’73 & ’77), plus updated sounds from our popular SP6, PC3/4, and KORE64 expansion.
Patented FlashPlay® Technology
Flash-Play® provides the K2700 with a staggering amount of horse-power. Up to 8 GB total capacity with zero-loading time, and ultrafast performance.
3.5 Gigabytes User Sample Memory
Load up to 3.5 GB of your own custom samples into non-volatile flash memory. Supported sample formats: .WAV, .AIF (up to 16 bit / 96kHz) and Kurzweil formats (.FOR, .PC4, .P3K, .KRZ, .K25, .K26).
V.A.S.T. was born in the K2 series. The K2700 expands on Kurzweil’s legendary Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology offering 32-layers per program, deeply customizable signal paths and a host of modular DSP tools including new oscillators, filters, and FX.
6-Operator FM Engine
6 Operator FM Engine with the ability to load original FM SysEx files. FM layers are a new addition to VAST programs and can be combined with VAST features to go far beyond classic FM synthesis.
Embedded within the K2700 are powerful anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators along with DSP processing from Kurzweil’s mythical VA1 concept synth, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.
KB3 ToneReal™ Organs
Modeled after classic organs. A full complement of tonewheel controls are immediately accessible including 9 realistic drawbars, rotary speed, chorus/vibrato, brake, percussion and more.
Powerful FX Engine
Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more – all fully editable from the user-interface. The K2700 also offers a global Master FX section featuring 3-band EQ and Compression.
K.S.R. – Kurzweil String Resonance
Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance!
88-Note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard
Every sound within the K2700 is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully-weighted keyboard with aftertouch. Further customize the MIDI velocity and pressure response to suit your personal playing style.
16-Zone Multi Controller Mode
Construct massive sonic combinations via Kurzweil’s renowned Multi mode (aka Setup mode) offering 16 zones of unparalleled MIDI controller capabilities, with each zone supporting over 60 separate physical controllers!
The K2700 features a 16-track internal sequencer to record/edit/mix/produce your own tracks – all in the box. Import MIDI (.mid) files as well as Kurzweil PC3/PC4/Forte-family songs.
16 MIDI CC Sequencers
Add sonic animation to your sounds via 16 simultaneous MIDI CC Step Sequencers for modulation sequencing
16 Riff Generators
Trigger and manipulate up to 16 simultaneous MIDI sequences on the fly. Select from an internal library of patterns or record/import your own!
16 Note Arpeggiators
Looking for a pulse? Activate up to 16 independent Arps (1 per program, 16 per Multi) and dive into the ‘Step Sequencer’ environment!
Built-In Ribbon Controller
Bend pitch, from musically subtle variations to deep dives? Of course. But then go beyond the expected and control filters, volume, tempo, distortion, and more. Configure the Ribbon to have one control section that runs its entire length, or to have three sections of equal length acting independently.
16 Pad Triggers
Use the 4 x 4 grid of velocity sensitive pads to trigger drums & percussion with precision. Further, activate zone mutes, trigger notes/chords, filters, add layers, control the Arp, CC Sequencers and more.
Programmable Sliders, Knobs & Buttons
9 sliders, 9 knobs and 10 buttons. All programmable. Internally control volumes, pans, filters, FX wet/dry, envelopes, mutes, etc. Externally transmit any desired MIDI CC’s to your DAW host.
Widescreen Color Display
Navigate the K2700 with a clear, easy to read 4.3” 480×272 widescreen color LCD display.
Master Transport Controls
Use the Transport section to control recording and playback of the on-board 16-track sequencer as well as your favorite DAW (via MMC and System Real-Time messages).
Categorized Sound Selection
Easy Category and Program/Multi selection featuring customizable category defaults.
Pitch/Mod Wheels & Transpose Controls
Front panel pitch/modulation wheels for expressive performances accompanied by dedicated -/+ transpose controls for quick/easy key changes.
Pedal to the Metal
Two assignable switch pedal jacks* and two assignable CC pedal jacks.
(*supports half-damper functionality and up to 4 switch pedals with 2 pedals per jack)
AUDIO INTERFACE + I/O
Integrated USB Audio Interface
Record straight to your DAW via USB. No separate interface required. Connect your choice of line/instrument/mic source and route audio from the K2700 and its analog inputs to your DAW, with or without FX. The audio interface section features per channel gain knobs, peak-level LEDs, Hi-Z switching and +48v phantom power.
Live Audio Inputs w/ FX
Plug in and jam along with an external audio source via 1/4” – XLR combo inputs. Process the inputs through dedicated real-time FX to create new textures. Sweeten your vocal or backing tracks for live performance and internally mix the signal with the K2700’s own output.
Balanced Audio Outputs
Connect to your favorite mixer, amp or studio monitors and route the K2700’s audio signal (including input from the audio interface) amongst the four 1/4” TRS balanced outputs (two stereo pairs, A & B). The K2700 features pristine 32-bit D-to-A converters with automatic mono switching on main outs and a back-panel 1/4” stereo headphone jack.
USB MIDI + Audio + Storage
A single USB cable allows you to use the K2700 as both a MIDI controller and audio sound source with your DAW. USB Host functionality further allows for connecting USB class compliant devices such as an alternate keyboard controller or external fader/knob unit. USB also provides for storage of custom content and system updates.
All specifications subject to change without notice.
88-key, fully-weighted action with velocity and pressure (aftertouch) sensitive adjustable keys (Fatar TP/40L)
480 x 272 pixel high resolution color LCD with adjustable brightness
256 voice polyphony, dynamically allocated
16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
Dynamic VAST: powerful synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algs and routing.
Cascade Mode: route one layer through the DSP of any other layer within a program – up to 32 consecutive layers deep!
KB3 ToneReel Engine
6-Operator FM Engine
VA1 Virtual Analog Oscillators + DSP
Sample Flash Memory:
4.5 GB factory samples
3.5 GB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash memory
700+ (up to 16 independent controller zones)
Kurzweil String Resonance:
Over 1000 complex effect chains, incorporated into programs featuring our award winning effects – reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more
32 total FX units
1 pitch wheel
1 assignable modulation wheel
1 assignable ribbon controller
9 assignable sliders
9 assignable knobs
10 assignable buttons
16 assignable velocity sensitive pads
2 transpose switches
Tap tempo button and tempo knob
*2 switch pedal inputs each supporting single switch pedal or single half damper pedal (1 switch/sustain pedal is included; half-damper pedals sold separately)
2 continuous control pedal inputs
16 Tracks; 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more.
MIDI CC Step Sequencers:
1-per Program, 16-per Multi
Four (2 pairs) 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (32-bit DACs)
Automatic mono switching on main outs
+21dBu maximum output
50Ω balanced source impedance
2 combination 1/4”/XLR jacks (one stereo pair) accepting Line/Instrument/Microphone level signals.
Dedicated Gain knobs, Hi-Z switch for electric guitar/bass, and +48V Phantom Power switch for Microphones.
1 back panel 1/4″ headphone output
130mW into 32 ohm headphones
Stereo audio in/out over USB
Complete MIDI functionality over USB
Play and control the K2700 with a USB MIDI controller (USB host functionality)
User Object file transfer to/from USB Flash Drive
Operating System updates from USB Flash Drive
External editors for Mac OS X, Windows PC and iOS* devices
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