|Synth Site: Kurzweil: K2vx: User reviews Add review|
|Average rating: 4.4 out of 5|
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|T. Manley a professional user from Tyler, TX - USA writes:|
I love this board but it's a little deep... U can use almost any format samples w/ this thing. I like the sequencer controls... I don't know - it's just a good piece of work. The only thing is... the stock drum sounds really need work. I use my own samples or GURU 4 drums when I have 2 work. But I'll give this board a 4 out of 5! I love it but sadly I'm parting w/ mine... I gotta have 88 keys...
|Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-21-2007 at 14:10|
|Mark a part-time user from Florida writes:|
This synth hands down is the best on the market, I ran across the K2vx for a midi controller (dont LOL) Ok I plugged in first sound was Pink Floyd "Dark side of the Moon' Like the CD, and Tom Sawyer by Rush dead on even with mini moog lead on a split patch. Anyone serious about there music PLz buy one, start with the k2000 or K2vx and make sure you have time to play, once you start its hard to stop. I use this synth with my softsynth Sonik Synth II, Life is Good!!!! Do yourself a big favor buy a kurzweil and start making music right out of the box....10+ on this baby...
|Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-06-2005 at 23:10|
|Ray a part-time user from USA writes:|
The Kurzweil K2vx is definitely the best kyboard ever. I don't think it will ever go obsolete. Anyway this is the keyboard for everybody. I give it a 6 out of 5. (The keyboard is that good to me!)
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-03-2002 at 16:10|
|Jason Grimes a part-time user from St. Louis writes:|
One half of me regret buying a k2vx the other side loves it. The only bad thing about it which is really bad is the lack of bass. The bass is very thin. The acoustic and sound effects are wicked however. Any one who know how to get some sub- bass sounds out of the maching e-mail me
|Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-05-2000 at 15:27|
|Terminus Nord a part-timer user from USA writes:|
First off, I have a slight disclaimer: I do not own a K2vx per se. I own a fully maxed out K2000 (PRAM, both ROMs, SMP-K, 34MB RAM, 3.54J OS). So I have a few different ROM presets, but my board has more in common with the K2vx than a stock K2000. That said, here's my review:
Pros: Best synth engine on the market. This has been true of the K2000 since it's original release back in 1992. There is almost nothing that this board cannot do, except maybe vocode and arpeggiate. Everything else can be done with some work.
This board is the hub of my home studio, and I love it so much that I got a rackmount K2000RS to expand my capabilities. I looked at getting an A3000 or Emu ESI-4000, but for the same money I found the used K2000RS to be a better value to me, particularly because I've got 4 years invested in making KRZ files, both with samples and synth patches.
Next, I would like to give kudos to the Orchestral ROM. I've found these samples to be very usable. Most do not hold up against the Miroslav Vitous standard, but the K2vx also costs half of what that CD-ROM set does.
Now for the bad. Cons: Polyphony. Unlike Ryan (below) I have maxed out the K2000's 24-voice capability on almost everything I've done. Sustained string chords have been my nemesis, and many a time have I buffed out my scores to the point where the K2000 is begging for mercy, and is getting ready to start cutting off my favorite notes. Con number 2 is the overall construction. On my keyboard version, some of the buttons no longer function reliably. The "1" and "0" on the keypad are hurting, as is the down-arrow to the right of the LCD. My value wheel also occasionally skips, since the ratcheting mechanism has broken. Thirdly, my LCD hums and has dimmed over the last four years. I know the LCD fading problem is universal with the K2000 boards, but is supposedly fixed on the K2500s.
Overall, I give this board a 4. It will blow away the Triton and Roland XPs for certain, but it's not completely without faults.
|Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-21-1999 at 23:05|
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