0% Interest for 24 Months! Learn more »
(800) 222-4700
  • Español: (800) 222-4701
Cart
Microphone Month 4

Kurzweil split files and download issues

Today’s tip comes from Daniel Fisher, our Director of Soundware Engineering.

Here at Sweetwater, we’ve put almost our entire Soundware Library for the Kurzweil on our Web site as individual files. (The idea being that you can later apply the money spent on individual files towards the CD-ROM that they came from.) For the most part, this has gone very smoothly with only the occasional hand holding needed to help some get their download successfully. The most frequent problem we run in to is from customers who are downloading the .KRZ files to use in non-Kurzweil applications (like Awave). The problem (which we’re currently addressing) has to do with the nature of the Kurzweil “Split Files”.

When a Kurzweil saves a file that exceeds the capacity of a single floppy disk it puts all of the Objects on the floppy first (eg. Progs, Setups, QA, Key maps, Effects, Songs, various Tables and Maps, AND the Sample’s Pointer and other miscellaneous sample information). The only data that’s allowed to spill over to additional disks is the actual sample PCM itself. BUT, the Sample information needed to do the Start Point, End Point, Loop Point, and all the Sample’s MISC Page info are still on the first floppy.

This is only a problem for those who download our Sweetwater Instruments with the intention of opening them with Awave or other non-Kurzweil applications. The immediate solution is to load the separate disks into a Kurzweil and resave to Zip as a single file.

Kurzweil Best Sellers

  • Kurzweil PC3K8 88-key Synthesizer Workstation
    Kurzweil PC3K8 88-key Synthesizer Workstation 88-key Keyboard Workstation with 800+ Sounds, Onboard Effects, Sequencer, and Legacy K Series Sample Support The Kurzweil PC3 series keyboards introduced some major developments in synthesizer technology, with their...
    More Info...
    • Sale Price: $3,495.00
    • List Price: $4,199.00
    • + Free Shipping
    • + Free Tech Support
    • + Free 2-year Warranty
    Learn More
  • Kurzweil Artis 88-key Stage Piano
    Kurzweil Artis 88-key Stage Piano 88-key Stage Piano with Fully-weighted Hammer-action Keys, 256 Factory Sounds, 128-voice Polyphony with Dynamic Allocation, MIDI I/O, and USB MIDI The Kurzweil Artis 88-key stage piano sets a new standard for incredibly captivating piano sound, while upholding Kurzweil's reputation for powerful and...
    More Info...
    • Sale Price: $2,195.00
    • List Price: $2,895.00
    • + Free Shipping
    • + Free Tech Support
    • + Free 2-year Warranty
    Learn More
  • Kurzweil SP4-7
    Kurzweil SP4-7 76-key Semi-weighted Stage Piano with Effects and 128 Presets It's hard to believe that you can get a great-sounding Kurzweil stage piano at such an affordable...
    More Info...
    • Sale Price: $995.00
    • List Price: $1,195.00
    • + Free Shipping
    • + Free Tech Support
    • + Free 2-year Warranty
    Learn More
  • Kurzweil SP5-8
    Kurzweil SP5-8 88-key Stage Piano with PC3 Series Sounds, 16-part Multi-timbral Capability, USB/MIDI, and Extensive MIDI Control Capabilities With the Kurzweil SP5-8 stage piano you can hit the stage with confidence. You get some of the best sounds from...
    More Info...
    • Sale Price: $1,395.00
    • List Price: $1,895.00
    • + Free Tech Support
    • + Free 2-year Warranty
    Learn More
  • Kurzweil Forte 88-key Synthesizer
    Kurzweil Forte 88-key Synthesizer 88-key Stage Piano, with Fully-weighted Hammer Action Keybed, 16GB Sound Library, and Large Color LCD Screen Performing with the Kurzweil Forte 88-key stage piano is as enjoyable as it is to listen to it. You'll have an incredible...
    More Info...
    • Sale Price: $3,995.00
    • List Price: $5,895.00
    • + Free Shipping
    • + Free Tech Support
    • + Free 2-year Warranty
    Learn More
  • Kurzweil Artis SE 88-key Stage Piano
    Kurzweil Artis SE 88-key Stage Piano 88-key Stage Piano with Fully-weighted Hammer-action Keys, 256 Factory Sounds, 128-voice Polyphony with Dynamic Allocation, MIDI I/O, and USB MIDI Following in the tradition of Kurzweil Artis and Forte, the Artis SE is a performance-ready stage...
    More Info...
    • Sale Price: $1,495.00
    • List Price: $1,995.00
    • + Free Shipping
    • + Free Tech Support
    • + Free 2-year Warranty
    Learn More
  • Kurzweil SPS4-8
    Kurzweil SPS4-8 88-key Stage Piano with 128 Sounds, Built-in Drum Patterns, Stereo Speaker Set, and Large LCD Screen The Kurzweil SPS4-8 gives you Kurzweil's world-class sonic mojo in an affordable, portable package, making available to a new generation of...
    More Info...
    • Sale Price: $1,195.00
    • List Price: $1,295.00
    • + Free Shipping
    • + Free Tech Support
    • + Free 2-year Warranty
    Learn More
  • Kurzweil PC3K6 61-key Synthesizer Workstation
    Kurzweil PC3K6 61-key Synthesizer Workstation 61-key Keyboard Workstation with 800+ Sounds, Onboard Effects, Sequencer, and Legacy K Series Sample Support The Kurzweil PC3 series keyboards introduced some major developments in synthesizer technology, with their anti-aliasing VA oscillators,...
    More Info...
    • Sale Price: $2,495.00
    • List Price: $2,895.00
    • + Free Shipping
    • + Free Tech Support
    • + Free 2-year Warranty
    Learn More

Share this Article