IMHO: Not just a great ROMpler/Sampler. In its own way (no flames please) it is like the SY-99. You can mix sample-playback with virtual oscillators, then feed thru various filters, waveshapers, wavebenders, wave-f**ers etc. and get crazy noises.orbit400 wrote:I ask only out of lack of experience, but what's so great about a Kurzweil? Two out of eight people have mentioned one.
The older K2500 has TWO ribbons: the shorter one with position AND pressure comtrol
Six channels of FX (no flames... I know one is reverb only)
You can add (for $$$$$$$$$) an internal HD, has SCSI out, optical in/out, digital in/out, sampling, re-sampling, process external audio thru FX etc.
Again IMHO: the presets (seems to be a synth rule) are kinda lame...too heavy on SciFi pads, and effects.
Start learning the system, and you can get some great acoustic and orchestral simulations. You can have up to 32 velocity layers for timbreal control.