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Kurzweil - is it any good?
« on: September 14, 2013, 02:31:25 AM »
My friend is the image model of this brand. I have never heard of it before. I was just wondering if it was any good. Of course, my friend is using it and he says it's fine but he is the image model so he can't really say anything bad about it. I want a really honest opinion about it.

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Re: Kurzweil - is it any good?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 09:49:03 AM »
I've honestly never heard of it either...?
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Re: Kurzweil - is it any good?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 11:53:50 AM »
My friend is the image model of this brand. I have never heard of it before. I was just wondering if it was any good. Of course, my friend is using it and he says it's fine but he is the image model so he can't really say anything bad about it. I want a really honest opinion about it.

Kurzweil synthesizers and workstations offer some great sounds and features, but they're pretty expensive. I can think of several things I'd prefer to spend $1,300+ on for my studio. If you have the money you really can't go wrong w/ the big names : yamaha, roland, korg - but you are always paying a little extra for the brand name stamped on the side. If you're looking to get a synth/workstation be careful not to buy something outdated. Older models tend to stick on the market for way too long, and the prices remain relatively high , so do some research and check which models are actually current and offering something worth the big price tag.

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Re: Kurzweil - is it any good?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 03:18:27 AM »
Kurzweil is a high class brand .. if not the highest .and the man know's how to build a synthesizer
Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil ( born February 12, 1948) is an American author, inventor, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google. Aside from futurology, he is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, as has been displayed in his vast collection of public talks, wherein he has shared his primarily optimistic outlooks on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology.
Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flatbed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first commercial text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer Kurzweil K250 capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.