Expand Your Kurzweil's Sonic Potential

Kurzweil KORE 64 expansion board for PC3/K Series ships this month      07/12/12

Expand Your Kurzweil's Sonic Potential

Kurzweil and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have announced the release of the Kurzweil KORE 64™ ROM expansion for the PC3/K Series. Here's what they have to say about it:

The Kurzweil KORE 64™ ROM option represents a complete expansion and reimagining of the PC3 and PC3K's sonic potential. Pushing the limits of V.A.S.T. synthesis for both realistic and experimental electronic sounds, KORE 64™ adds over 300 new programs, including stunning new Synths, Electric Guitars, Horns, Drums and Percussion. With KORE 64™ installed, the PC3/K built-in program library now totals over 1400 presets!

Here is an overview of some of the new features the KORE 64™ brings:

New Setups

  • 50 new setups featuring the KORE 64™ sounds.
  • Over 200 new drum grooves in multiple styles.
  • New Dance and Hip Hop setups for triggering and controlling beats in real time.

New Synths

  • New samples modeled after the Oberheim SEM, ARP Chroma, TX802, CZ1, and dozens of legacy waveforms from the K series.
  • Over 100 new synth programs.
  • Sounds for popular electronic music styles like House, Trance, Dubstep, Drum&Bass, Glitch, Electro Hip Hop, and more.
  • More real time controls, beat-synced modulations and envelope control transform sounds without hitting the edit button.
  • Atmospheric and cycling pads voiced for performing, producing, and scoring.

New Guitars

  • New samples modeled after the Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster.
  • Palm muted and sustained articulations playable in a picked or legato style.
  • Instant-shredder arpeggiator patterns, whammy bar effects, and realistic feedback emulations.
  • Preset sounds from Rock, Country, Rock-a-Billy, Metal, Funk, and more.

New Brass/Woodwinds

  • New alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trumpet, and trombone samples.
  • New programs include solo instruments and custom sections with many combinations of the different instruments.
  • Articulate with pressure on several new programs.
  • Sections cover styles from Big Band, Soul, Funk, Latin, R&B, Hip Hop, Rock and more.

New Drums

  • Drums from Yamaha, Ludwig, Pearl, DW, Rogers, and Gretsch recorded as full kits.
  • Full cymbal arrays recorded with Zildjian, Paiste, and Sabian cymbals.
  • 72 new Drum Kits and 62 percussion instruments and templates.
  • 10 times the samples and 30 times the data of the existing PC3/PC3K Drums.
  • All drum kits have mixer functioning on the sliders to change the level the kick, snare, toms, hats, and percussion independently.
  • Unsurpassed realism and playability for sampled drums.
  • Full complement of Electronic and Processed Drum samples. Scratches, hits and Industrial Sounds.
  • Wide variety of traditional and processed Percussion sounds.

Pricing and Availability:

The Kurzweil KORE 64™ expansion ships in the UK in December 2012 priced at £149 RRP inc VAT.

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