Over 400 Megabytes of Killer Percussion for Your Kurzweil!
This CD-ROM is a remarkable achievement in the endless quest to replicate real drums kits from a keyboard or MIDI drum controller. The stunning ambient realism provided in each file is due to a number of exciting synthesizer and sample techniques. Over 400 megabytes of data! Over 1,200 new samples in full stereo! Rock, funk, jazz, Latin, country, reggae, GM kits and more, plus raw samples that let you create your own kits!NOTE: Formatted for Kurzweil Kxxxx keyboards
These Kurzweil CD-ROMs are in a proprietary Kurzweil format that can only be read by a K2000/K2500/K2600 series keyboard using a Kurzweil-compatible SCSI CD-ROM drive. These CD-ROMs can NOT be read by a Mac or PC. If you are interested in adding these sounds to your Kurzweil PC3K, we suggest that you try our Sweetwater PC3K Library, which has over 100 instruments selected from all nine of our Kurzweil CD-ROM libraries. The library comes on a 2GB thumb drive that's been formatted so that you can plug it directly into the PC3K and start loading. Since there will be plenty of room left over on the drive, we'll include the latest operating system and objects, as well as the currently available Kurzweil PC3K libraries (including the SynthScapes and Take 6 collections) and the K2661 ROM compatibility files.
Every single drum in every kit was recorded in true stereo, which adds a level of realism and fullness that simply cannot be match with mono samples. Some of these kits were recorded in a fairly dry room and close mic'd while others were sampled in live rooms with the mics pulled back just a bit to emphasize the ambience.
Another revolutionary new technique is the use of Sweetwater's exclusive "8 Velocity Layer Keymaps." These specially re-created keymaps contain eight full layers with each layer being triggered by velocities from ppp through fff. And, even though these keymaps offer eight different ways of playing a sample, they still only need one program layer!