The Vintage Keyboard Collection for the Kurzweil Forte
was designed to compliment the great onboard sounds of the Kurzweil Forte. The instruments sampled directly from their outputs with no effect coloration, designed to give the player a more neutral sound—like when you first plug the keyboard into an amp.
In comparison to the onboard sounds, the Clavinet D6 includes all four pickup settings (vs. two). The CP70b includes six velocity layers (vs. two) while the Pianet N includes four (vs. one). The Mark I (1975) is a beautiful example of the tine electric piano while the 200a and 140b perfectly capture the funky sound of the original instruments.
With the exception of the CP70b, all instruments include release samples created by capturing the sound from the time key is lifted to when the damper is fully engaged. It is a continuation of the sustained sound. The damper can cause a slight change in pitch, in addition to deadening the sound. This can be a critical component when trying to make these recreations sound as authentic as possible. Release samples are different than a release noise which is a mechanical sound of the key and damper.
The entire collection requires 2.12GB
, but instruments can be loaded individually.SPECIAL: If you purchase a Kurzweil Forte from Weisersound, they will deduct $49 off the price of the instrument with the purchase of the Vintage Keyboard Collection. Contact http://www.weisersound.com/ for further details.