To expand your sound palette, you can add additional ROM Soundblocks to your V.A.S.T. series instrument. These ROM blocks add a large, unique collection of instantly-available sounds to the permanent internal sound memory.
The Contemporary ROM Soundblock is a collection of Kurzweil's hottest sounds, designed for use in a full range of contemporary music styles.
The ROM blocks are instantly available with no disks to load and no delays in accessing sounds. The Contemporary soundblock provides 8 MB of sounds, including 100 new programs and 50 new setups.
The Contemporary ROM sounds cover Industrial, New Age, Analog, Hip-Hop, Rock, Jazz and Other Contemporary Music styles. Featured sounds include a variety of Electric Guitars, Ethnic Percussion, New Drum Sounds, a large collection of Classic Synth sounds, Hammond Organ, Muted Trumpet, Alto Sax - and much, much more!
The ROM block also comes with a Program Farm, a disk with hundreds of extra programs that utilize the new samples added with the soundblock.
If you plan on adding this ROM block to a K2000VP, please read this page.
8 MB of contemporary sounds added to permanent memory of the Kurzweil in the 800's bank Includes both programs and setups. Soundset includes: Ethnic Percussion - Djembe, Dumbek, Tablas, Udu, Talking Drum, Tamborim, Muzhar, Shekere, Venezuelan Maraca, Gankogui Bells, Indo China Bowl Gong, Indo China Bell, Tibet Cymbal, Log Drum Ethnic Instruments - Mbira, Koto New Drums - 12 Kicks (processed), 8 Snares (processed), 4 Toms (processed), 1 Simmons Tom, TR808 (full kit with aux percussion), TR909 (kick and snares, hats, some aux percussion) Rock Instruments - Bass - Pedula 5 String w/ Trace head (Open Tones and Slap, Pull), Hammond B-3 (Full Drawbar setting), Rock Lead Guitar - Charvel Jackson (Open Tones and Harmonics), Clean Electric Guitar, Clavinet Jazz Instruments - Muted Trumpet, Soft Alto Sax Many new waveforms and samples from classic synths
Contemporary ROM Programs
800 Jungle Jam 801 Mbira Stack 802 Ritual Metals 803 Prepared Mbira 804 Balinesque 805 Ambient Bells 806 World Jam 1 807 World Jam 2 808 India Jam 809 Slo Wood Flute 810 Hybrid Pan Flute 811 Chiff Brass Lead 812 Bell Players 813 Prs Koto 814 Medicine Man 815 Mbira 816 Kotobira 817 Cartoon Perc 818 CowGogiBell 819 Perc Pan Lead 820 Trippy Organ 821 Koto Followers 822 Hybrid Horn 823 Dyno EP Lead 824 ParaKoto 825 Super Clav 826 StrataClav 827 Touch Clav 828 Bad Klav 829 Rad Rotor 830 B-2001 831 Perc Organ 832 Drawbar Organ CS 833 Bebop Alto Sax 834 Soft Alto Sax 835 Soprano Sax 836 Low Soft Sax 837 Air Reeds CS 838 Jazz Muted Trp 839 Jazz Lab Band 840 Harmon Section 841 Sfz Cres Brass 842 Neo Stabs 843 Gtr Jazz Band 844 Full Rock Band 845 World Rave Kit 846 Punch Gate Kit 847 Shadow Kit 848 Fat Traps 849 Generator Kit