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Kurzweil Music Systems announced the newest keyboard in their lineup, the K2661. The K2661 is a 61-note synth action keyboard designed as a lightweight evolution of the award-winning K2600 Series.

New Features include:

  • 61 note unweighted synth-style action with monophonic aftertouch
  • 32MB on board ROM sounds, including over 500 programs with Kurzweil's acclaimed Stereo Grand Piano, Contemporary, Orchestral and General MIDI sounds. Two 8MB ROM Expansion slots
  • 64 MB sample RAM supplied
  • Optical digital ports, selectable as ADAT Lightpipe or S/P-DIF for up to 8 channels of 24-bit digital 1/O
  • SmartMedia slot

All K2600 models also feature:

  • True 48 voice polyphony with 192 oscillators
  • Fluorescent 64 x 240 backlit LCD display
  • Up to 128 MB of sample memory
  • Architecture Synthesis Technology with 60 DSP functions. Triple Modular Processing offers 126 sound shaping algorithms for per-voice processing
  • Powerful KDFX 5 stereo bus, 24-bit digital effects using the same DSP from the acclaimed KSP8 effects processor
  • KB-3 Organ Mode provides powerful tone wheel organ synth models
  • Live Mode, real-time processing of live inputs thru both V.A.S.T. and KDFX engines simultaneously
  • Extensive sample-processing capabilities, including time and pitch shifting, compression, beat mixing, and more
  • Full MIDI controller capabilities including eight sliders, optional ribbon controller, footswitches, pedals and breath controllers all assignable
  • 32 track sequencer with 768 ppq resolution, and Complete Event and Track Style editing
  • RAM Tracks technology allows recording of live instrumentation and vocals along with your MIDI tracks
  • 16 MIDI channel multitimbral; each channel can support programs up to 32 layers deep
  • Sampling option with analog and digital inputs and sample-while-play capability
  • Flash memory for OS and ROM storage. Software updates are available at no charge at the Kurzweil website
  • 6 balanced analog audio outputs and stereo headphone output
  • SCSI port

The K2661 will have a suggested retail price of $2995.00 and will begin shipping in 2nd Quarter 2003.

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