More Kurzweil K2000/K2500 wizardry from Sweetwater’s Chief Soundware Engineer, Daniel Fisher.
Creating a "Loud MIDI Channel":
For live performances, you sometimes need your programs to quickly become a lot louder in order to compete with the guitarist during your solo. A quick alternative to manually tweaking the levels of all your programs is to create a "Loud MIDI Channel." (Requires K2000 version 3 or higher.)
First decide which MIDI channel you want to be your "loud" channel. It might be handy to make it your Drum Channel (so that it can have more than 3 Layers). Go to the MIDI CHANLS Page. Make sure you are on your chosen "loud" channel. At the bottom of the screen you will see "Out Gain: Prog". Change "Prog" to "6dB" (not "-6dB"), and return to your main Program Page.
Now, whichever programs are played on that "Loud Channel" will be boosted by 6dB. Occasionally, you can even get away with a 12dB boost, but you will definitely be risking clipping. Remember, this trick is best used in situations where you’re only playing one program at a time. If you boost several simultaneously playing channels (like in a sequence), there is a good chance you will overload the Output Bus and clip the Kurzweil.
The one time this trick *is* great for sequencing is when you need to make the Click Track (for internal sequences, this is on Channel 16) louder. Just go to the MIDI Channels Page for channel 16 and increase its Out Gain by 6dB or 12dB.