Simplicity equals power. Don't believe us? Just take a look at the Kurzweil SP2X Stage Piano. It's sleek, uncluttered exterior belies a sophisticated performance machine--a capable and reliable road companion that will help you dominate any stage with an amazing array of top-notch sounds. Best of all, the SP2X was designed to offer all this to any keyboardist, regardless of their familiarity with electronic instruments or synthesizer theory. You barely have to crack open the user manual to rock a performance with the Kurzweil SP2X.
Nothing Standing Between You And An Amazing Performance
Perhaps the best feature on the Kurzweil SP2X is what it doesn't have: too many buttons. The spartan control layout on the SP2X was designed to stay out of your way. And yet, the smart design still affords all the access to patch parameters you'd need during performance. The eight by eight bank select layout makes auditioning sounds as easy as choosing a type, then a specific patch. Save your favorites to one of sixteen quick access locations and you're never more than a single button-press away from a huge pallet of sonic flavors. Each patch can be tweaked via the four real-time control knobs; paired with a three-way mode selector switch; that's twelve instantly editable parameters on each patch, with no confusing menu system to navigate. Likewise, dedicated buttons add effects like reverb, echo, and chorus, and can access advanced features like split keyboard layouts and ready to rock rhythm tracks. For expandable performance ability,…
the Kurzweil SP2X features two external controller inputs--one for a sustain pedal and one for a continuous controller.
. . . To Say Nothing Of The Kurzweil's Keys
Of course, the auxiliary controls are not the focus of this impressive instrument. What you'll really fall in love with are the 88 fully weighted, hammer-action piano keys. Full-sized, and waterfall-profiled, the Kurzweil SP2X's keys have the same satisfying resistance and return action of a fine acoustic piano. The resistance is perfectly suited to extreme dynamics, especially subtle pianissimo playing, while the quick return action makes fast arpeggios and same-note stabs a breeze. In short, the SP2X lets you perform to the fullest of your abilities.
Now, About The Sounds
They're everything you'd expect from Kurzweil, and more. The SP2X's specialty is acoustic piano sounds, and Kurzweil's famed Triple Strike Grand Piano sample set is the basis for a number of piano variations. The Triple Strike sound is comprised of thousands of painstakingly recorded and engineered stereo samples over an amazing dynamic range. Remember those keys we mentioned? Dynamic key-action is only as good as the sounds it triggers, and in the case of the SP2X, you get just about the same sonic expressiveness as you would with an acoustic piano. Piano sounds are just the beginning, however. The SP2X houses a full complement of gig-ready patches, from electric pianos to jazz organs to string patches. There's even a totally playable drum and percussion set on board. Add to that a dual 24-bit effect processing architecture, and you get B-3 sounds with legit rotating speaker sounds, Rhodes emulations with real, gritty overdrive, and pipe organs with stereo reverbs that turn any venue into a cathedral.
USB For Great Studio Performances, Too
Don't just relegate your Kurzweil SP2X to live performance. With the addition of a USB jack, you can bring that same musical expressivity to the soft synths and virtual instruments stored on your computer. One of the hardest parts of recording is capturing the excitement of a live performance, but the Kurzweil SP2X makes capturing the magic that much easier.
When you get behind a Kurzweil SP2X, there's nothing keeping you from great performances, and that includes the price--especially when you get the SP2X at an unbeatable deal from zZounds.
Power Supply: AC Adapter 9VAC, 2.0A Power Cord (Included)