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October 21, 2004
K-Sounds has announced two B3 organ collections for the Kurzweil K2-series synthesizers: KS B3 and KS Rotary.
The KS B3 collection explores KB3 mode and KDFX, both exclusive to the K2500 and K2600. KB3 mode is used to provide a variety of drawbar settings and timbres. KDFX programming offers unique rotary speaker and overdrive effects, as well as additional sound variation.
Real-time control options are provided. Augmenting the standard control over KB3 drawbars, chorus / vibrato, percussion, and rotary speaker speed, most programs offer control over speaker type, overdrive amount, or delay wet/dry.
The KS Rotary collection uses VAST, not KB3 mode or KDFX, to provide organ tones and rotary speaker effects. Unlike KS B3, these sounds are compatible with all K2xxx models including the K2000. KS Rotary offers many drawbar settings and tone variations, as well as optional percussion and rotor noise. ROM organ samples are used, as are twelve newly sampled drawbar settings exclusive to this collection.
Programs and setups are provided. Programs emulate both the horn and rotor of a real rotary speaker. Setups offer enhanced horn emulation as well as independent horn and rotor speeds. Programs and setups feature single-trigger percussionon many sounds, and rotor noise is available as a zone in the Setups.
For both sound collections, operating system requirements may apply. KS Rotary requires 1MB sample RAM.
KS B3 is available for $15 with email delivery, or $17 for hard copy plus shipping and handling. KS Rotary costs $30 via email or $32 for physical media.
For more information, visit their web site at www.ksounds.com