The search for a Kurzweil K2000 piano soundalike VST

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KVRer
3 posts since 25 Sep, 2014

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:48 am

I've been scouring up and down all over the place with no success to find a VST piano that is roughly around the same fit. At this point, I'm just ready to track one of these bad boys down, but I'm really not in the mood to slap down a wad of cash after a prolonged search.

A great example of the patch in question makes an appearance in Pink Floyd's Cluster One. I know it's not a terribly complex piano, but for some reason, I can't really find anything close. :neutral:

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KVRAF
1963 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:56 am

Is it the same sound as the one in the Kurzweil MicroPiano?

I'm the same, it's not a great sound, but I like it and it has a sound I like from when that was my only piano sound...

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KVRAF
21939 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:26 am

There's nothing like a Kurzweil in the software realm, really.

KVRist
214 posts since 6 Mar, 2004 from Massachusetts

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:34 am

I wonder if you could get something close in Pianoteq? I was just listening and playing along with the PF track using the Pianoteq Bluethner model, and it sounded like a good starting point to tweak. Of course, I don't have a real K2000 to compare...

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KVRAF
1963 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:44 am

EvilDragon wrote:There's nothing like a Kurzweil in the software realm, really.
Well, there is on my machine, as I have my MicroPiano sampled into Kontakt instruments :) (but I can't distribute it, obviously)

There may be a sample library out there with the K2000 piano sound in it, perhaps..?

I'f you have a link to an audio demo of the piano sound you're after, I'll see how close the MicroPiano comes...

KVRer

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3 posts since 25 Sep, 2014

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:29 am

Like I said, it's in the Floyd song Cluster One that can be heard here: http://youtu.be/XRqrpfzpTaA

Ah yes, the micropiano. I'd imagine if you had a K2000 hanging around, you'd already have that piano patch in its full entirety probably without the need for a module like the micropiano?

And I actually ended up finding the patches on a site somewhere, but of course the patches are in a proprietary file format which most likely won't be able to be converted into anything else.

KVRAF
7548 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:43 am

Where are you located? I have a K2000 gathering dust over here which I'd be happy to sell...
Incomplete list of my gear: 1/8" audio input jack.

KVRer

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3 posts since 25 Sep, 2014

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:00 am

I'm in New Hampshire. Nobody lives around here really :neutral: . But in the off chance you did, I'd be more than happy to buy it off you for sure :)

KVRAF
7548 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:25 am

ultimatefloydian wrote:I'm in New Hampshire. Nobody lives around here really :neutral: . But in the off chance you did, I'd be more than happy to buy it off you for sure :)
Well, I'm in California. That's better than shipping to Europe or whatnot... PM me if you're interested.
Incomplete list of my gear: 1/8" audio input jack.

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KVRAF
21939 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:00 pm

beely wrote:
EvilDragon wrote:There's nothing like a Kurzweil in the software realm, really.
Well, there is on my machine, as I have my MicroPiano sampled into Kontakt instruments :) (but I can't distribute it, obviously)
Eh, it's not quite the same. :)

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KVRAF
1963 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:02 pm

EvilDragon wrote:
beely wrote:
EvilDragon wrote:There's nothing like a Kurzweil in the software realm, really.
Well, there is on my machine, as I have my MicroPiano sampled into Kontakt instruments :) (but I can't distribute it, obviously)
Eh, it's not quite the same. :)
The guy was talking about the Kurz piano sound, not a complete software replication of the K2000, which is *obviously* not the same... ;)

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KVRAF
9190 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:12 pm

I thought K2000 units could be had really cheap now a days? I bought my K2000R a few years ago for something like 300$ (it included 3 SCSI hard disks, 2 SCSI CD-readers and more than 50 floppydisks! Also it was fully upgraded to max RAM and has the micpre board thing). I've always wanted one and now that I have one.. i rarely turn it on. :oops: :dog:

Man I'm so spoiled by software. But the nostalgia value itself is keeping me from selling it.
"Wisdom is wisdom, regardless of the idiot who said it." -an idiot

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KVRAF
21939 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:10 pm

beely wrote:
EvilDragon wrote:
beely wrote:
EvilDragon wrote:There's nothing like a Kurzweil in the software realm, really.
Well, there is on my machine, as I have my MicroPiano sampled into Kontakt instruments :) (but I can't distribute it, obviously)
Eh, it's not quite the same. :)
The guy was talking about the Kurz piano sound, not a complete software replication of the K2000, which is *obviously* not the same... ;)
My point is even if you sample the sound, it's not going to behave exactly as it does on the actual machine.

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KVRAF
5573 posts since 13 Jan, 2005 from the bottom of my heart

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:49 pm

Sorry for beeing offtopic but maybe it's of interest for others too: I could get a working good looking K2000R for something around 240 EUR. Is the price okay nowdays?
Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.

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KVRAF
21939 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:23 am

That's a pretty good price considering it used to have a zero on top in the 90s. :D

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