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Kurzweil Resource Sites

  • Kurzweil Web
  • Kurzweil's new corporate site at www.kurzweilmusicsystems.com Provides info on Kurweil's latest products. See KurzweilTech.com for background information and company history.
  • Kurzweil Files
  • Kurzweil files archived here at Synth Zone.
  • Kurzweil Reviews - Harmony Central
  • User reviews on a range of Kurzweil keyboards and synths at Harmony-Central.
  • Kurzlist
  • A Yahoo mailing list/forum for users of Kurzweil gear.
  • Cakewalk / Kurzweil Support Page
  • This page features KLIB, a freeware PC editor for the K2x00. Plus there are some other great resources & software for Cakewalk/Kurzweil users.
  • CECM Page
  • The Center for Electronic & Computer Music page with some documents on using MOTU Performer and the K2000
  • Complete K2000/2500
  • Sweetwater's great info & resource site including software tools and a patch archive
  • Finish Uni & Research FTP
  • Downloadable K2000 files available via FTP
  • GŁnter Matejicek's Piano Archives
  • Some quality Kurzweil piano samples to download.
  • K1000/1200 Retro Review
  • David Etheridge's Sound-on-Sound Retrozone review of the 1000-Series and provides a historical perspective on the Kurzweil range of keyboards. popular.
  • K2xxx - Abdallahsafar.com
  • Provides sounds to download for the Ketron X1 & SD1, Korg Triton and Kurzweil 2xxx keyboards. Includes many oriental samples.
  • K2xxx - Boreal Forest Music
  • Boreal Forest Music Productions presents shareware soundware for K2xxx synths. Features DX7/DX7II sounds.
  • K2xxx - Vast Programmer
  • Mike Warpenburg provides Vast Programmer, a freeware Java application that allows you to interact with your Kurzweil VAST synth from your PC or Mac.
  • K2000 Documentation
  • An FTP archive of PDF documents on various features found on the K2000.
  • K2000 - Emulator's Patches
  • Spooky and industrial pads plus other sounds for the K2000
  • K2000 - Jonny G's Patches
  • A couple of K2000 patches to download based on a Prophet 5 sample.
  • K2000 - Josef Rabitz's Page
  • Some Hammond, Clavinet & Rhodes patches available.
  • K2000 - Philipp Koltsov
  • Factory disks for K2000.
  • K2000 - Lund Institute FTP
  • Downloadable K2000 files available via FTP
  • K2000 - Rob's Realm
  • Offers a tutorial on reverse sampling effects as well as providing links to other resources.
  • K2000 - Simply Sound
  • A collection of high quality grand piano samples available.
  • K2000 Tutorial Page
  • Download tutorial documents on the K2000 & .KRZ files. While this site has now gone away you can still get most files from this archived version of it.
  • K2000 Tips & Observations
  • Barry Klein offers technical suggestions on SCSI, RAM and other insights into the K2000. This is an archived version of his page.
  • K250 Retro Review
  • Sound-On-Sound take a retro look at the K250 keyboard.
  • K2X00 - Katacombs
  • Very useful Kurzweil tutorials. The Katacombs is a repository for knowledge on the K2X00 series of Instruments and is part of the sonik project.
  • K2000/2500 Hot Tips - Keyboard Mag.
  • Some very useful tips and info on programming the K2XXX from Daniel Fisher.
  • K2000/2500 Launch Pad
  • Archive of a website that was an excellent resources & information site covering all aspects of the K2000/2500
  • K2000/K2500 - Pink Floyd
  • Patch that simulates Pink Floyd's "On The Run" synth patch. Versions available for the K2000, K2000VP/K2VX and K2500.
  • K2500 - Gnomusy Songs
  • Songs to download for the Kurzweil K2500 and Korg X3.
  • K2500 - Ravenware's File Archive
  • Samples & utilities for the K2500 presented by Ravenware Includes the K2500 Companion software for the Macintosh.
  • K2600 Group
  • A new Yahoo mailing list and forum for K2600 users.
  • KSP8 Group
  • A Yahoo group for the KSP8 audio processor.
  • Kurush's Kurzweil Sounds
  • A center for sharing and exchanging Kurzweil sounds.
  • Kurve-station Project
  • Brian Cowell presents over 180 MB of Kurzweil samples taken from the Korg Wavestation, a unique synthesizer featuring wave sequencing.
  • Kurzlist
  • Explains how to get onto the new Kurzweil mailing list.
  • KurzSounds
  • Yahoo Group for the sharing of Kurzweil sounds.
  • Kurzweil Sounds - Abdallah Safar
  • A collection of oriental sounds in .KRZ format.
  • The Official Brian Cowell Collection
  • .. for the K2000/K2vx/K2500. A great site with programs & setups. Brian has created original programs to demonstrate the power of the K-2000 using just the internal factory ROMs, to remind us that this is really a hot synth and not just a sample machine. There may be other files available on this archive.
  • Palancar Wares
  • Supporting the Kurzweil K2000 series of synthesizer/samplers, and digital music in general.
  • PC2 - Geosync Music
  • George Hamilton provides files for the K2000, K2500 and K2600 on his ftp site as well as Kurzweil news and info. He also provides 10 new electric piano programs for the PC2.
  • sonikmatter
  • News, file downloads and resources for Kurzweil users. Also see the sonikmatter forums moderated by Brian Cowell, Mike Martin and other knowledgable Kurzweil techs.
  • Special K ?
  • SOS provide a rundown of the various synths released by Kurzweil over the years.
  • VAST Answers
  • Jeff Carpenter plus a number of Kurzweil experts answer a list of frequently asked VAST questions.
  • Wav2Krz
  • Wav2krz is a conversion program for Windows
  • Wendy Carlos - Kurzweil Resources
  • Wendy Carlos, well known for her contributions to electronic music over the past 30 years, presents K2000 sysex tables and an alternate tuning guide for the K1000, K2000, K2500, and FS 150 Synthesizers.


    Kurzweil Related Products

  • At Work Software
  • Windows editor/librarian for Kurzweil 1000 & 1200 series keyboards & expanders.
  • Awave
  • Windows audio file conversion with .KRZ support. Converts between over 100 different file formats plus Sample Dump Standard supported.
  • Bolder Sounds
  • Provide sample CDs in Red Book, Akai, Kurzeil and E-Mu ESI-4000 formats.
  • CDxtract
  • Allows you to read and convert Kurzweil, Roland S7xx and AKAI sample disks from your PC's SCSI CDROM drive. Also works under Virtual PC 3.0
  • D-SoundPro
  • Professional shareware sound editor for the Mac. Includes Kurzeil support. Fully working version can be downloaded for a 15 day trial period. Now runs native on a Power Mac.
  • Discovery Firm Inc
  • A wide range of sample CDs in audio, Akai S3xxx, Roland and Kurzweil format covering all types of sounds including classic synths, drum beats & grooves, Roland TB/TR sounds, sound effects etc.
  • DLN KFM Collection
  • The KFM Collection contains 89 premier classic and contemporary FM synthesis based sounds for your Kurzweil synthesizer - available for the first time in Kurzweil history.
  • Front Room Productions
  • Vintage synth sounds CD for the K2000 & K2500
  • Greytsounds
  • CD audio and CDROM samples, plus K2000 patches from the Soundsource catalog.
  • KSounds
  • Present stereo piano sample sets and B3 emulation for the K2xxx series.
  • Midi Quest - Sound Quest Inc.
  • Powerful Universal Editor/Librarian software for Windows. Midi Quest supports over 360 synths, samplers, effects units and drum machines including the K2000, K2000R, K2500, and K2500R. Also available for the Mac, Amiga, and Atari ST.
  • Pacific Innovative Electronics
  • Provide Fender Rhodes repair and maintenance as well as digital and analog synth repair. Includes Akai, Ensoniq, Kurzweil and Roland memory upgrades and Akai and Ensoniq SCSI retrofits.
  • Pro-Rec
  • Two CD-ROMs in native K2000 & compatible format, 2 CD-ROMs in AKAI format, for use with the K2.
  • Pyramid Sound Productions
  • Provide K2000/2500 native CD ROM products featuring in-depth VAST programming. Titles include Best Of Korg, Real Rhodes and the Pyramid Collection. They also have K2xxx CD ROM drives available.
  • Q Up Arts
  • Q Up Arts provide a large library of sample CDs including the Kurzweil Power Pack 1 for the K2000.
  • SCSI For Samplers
  • SCSI Hard Drives, SCSI CDROM Drives, SCSI Adapter Cards and SCSI Cables for your Sampler. Carry compatible equipment for Akai, Ensoniq, Kurzweil, Yamaha, Roland and E-Mu samplers.
  • Sonic Implants
  • Implants sounds into your PC, giving you state of the art, cutting edge PC audio for your games, MIDI files, internet, multimedia and other PC audio environments. Also you can buy Kurzweil sounds ( See Kurzweil Drum Implants ).
  • Sub Sonic Sounds
  • K-2000 & K-2500 sounds on monthly subscription.
  • Sounds On Line
  • Sounds Online provide a huge range of Kurzweil compatible sample CDs.
  • Unisyn
  • Great Mac & PC editor / librarian from Mark Of The Unicorn with support for over 200 different midi devices including K-2000, K-2000R plus a global snapshot feature to save your entire studio environment.
  • Voice Crystal
  • A well established dealer in sounds & cards for most synths including Kurzweil


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