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Stevie Wonder playing the Kurzweil 250 with George Michael and Diana Ross in 1988

August 17, 2009

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From the Kurzweil archives: Stevie Wonder playing the Kurzweil 250 in concert with George Michael and Diana Ross in 1988.

Kurzweil Music Systems | Kurzweil PC3 OS V2.0, a whole new instrument

December 23, 2010

pc3 v2 available

Source: Kurzweil Music Systems — December 23, 2010

Kurzweil Music Systems is proud to announce the release of OS V2.0 for the PC3 line. Included are many new features and over 200 new presets, many of which are the result of direct input and feedback from our customers.

V2.0 demonstrates our continued focus on the concept of non-obsolescence by design and our commitment to our customers, which lasts long after a Kurzweil keyboard is purchased.

One… read more

Kurzweil Music Systems | Stevie Wonder and Ray at NAMM 2010

January 20, 2010

NAMM 2010

Source: Kurzweil Music Systems — January 20, 2010 | Ray Kurzweil

Stevie Wonder and I presented together at a VIP reception for music industry executives at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), the big annual musical instrument convention and trade show in Anaheim on January 15. 

I shared some anecdotes from my 33 year friendship with Stevie and 25 year history of Kurzweil Music.

Stevie shared his thoughts about the same history, said some gracious things, and sang… read more

Kurzweil Music Systems | Kurzweil stronger than ever for new year, debuts new products at NAMM 2011

January 4, 2011

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Source: Kurzweil Music Systems — January 4, 2011

Kurzweil Music Systems will be showing off a wide array of exciting new products at the 2011 NAMM show in Anaheim this year. With strong new additions to both our home and pro lines, we’re expecting even more traffic than we saw during last year’s successful show.

Kurzweil pro products will be shown at the large American Music and Sound booth, located in a prime spot on… read more

MusicRadar | NAMM 2010: Stevie Wonder joins Ray Kurzweil for synth launch, PC3K gets Motown legend’s blessing

January 20, 2010

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Source: MusicRadar — January 18, 2010

25 years since the launch of Kurzweil’s K250 ground-breaking synthesizer, Stevie Wonder joined Ray Kurzweil for the launch of Kurzweil’s new flagship model, the PC3K. On Friday night, in a small suite at the Anaheim Hilton, an invited audience saw Kurzweil present Stevie with the new model who then enthralled the audience with an impromptu performance of two songs.

The PC3K keyboard expands the PC3 line to include key… read more

Kurzweil Music Systems | Ray Kurzweil returns: Hyundai names Kurzweil chief strategy officer of KMS

January 20, 2007

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Source: Kurzweil Music Systems — January 20, 2007

Hyundai has appointed Ray Kurzweil as Chief Strategy Officer of Kurzweil Music Systems. Hyundai, one of the world’s largest corporations, plans to work with Ray Kurzweil to “build Kurzweil Music Systems into one of the largest music instruments brands in the world,” Kurzweil stated.

Kurzweil, who founded Kurzweil Music Systems, Inc. in 1982, will work with Kurzweil Music Systems management on technology strategy and will also be a primary… read more

NPR Fresh Air | Hip hop legend and film composer RZA talks about Kurzweil Music

March 7, 2005

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Source: NPR Fresh Air — March 7, 2005 | Terry Gross

NPR | The RZA is one of the founding members of the kung-fu-meets-hip-hop group the Wu Tang Clan. He has also written film scores, including Kill Bill and Ghost Dog. Now he has turned his efforts to a new book, The Wu Tang Manual. The RZA is also known as the Abbot, Bobby Digital, Prince Dynamite and more. His birth name is Robert F. Diggs.… read more

Kurzweil Music Systems | New Kurzweil PC3K combines game-changing technology with K series sample library

March 17, 2010

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Source: Kurzweil Music Systems — December, 2009 | KMS Staff

Kurzweil Music Systems proudly announces the release of the PC3K keyboard, expanding the PC3 line to include key new features along with backwards compatibility with the legendary K Series product line.

In addition to all of the innovative features that made the PC3 a major success, the PC3K features 128 MB of non-volatile user sample memory. Utilizing a breakthrough in sample flash technology, the PC3K allows user samples to… read more

National Association of Music Merchants | Ray Kurzweil receives NAMM Lifetime Achievement Award

January 23, 2012

Ray Kurzweil and Joe Lamond, CEO of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), on stage at the NAMM Breakfast of Champions, January 19, 2012 in Anaheim, CA. (credit: NAMM/David Livingston)

At the 2012 NAMM show on January 19, 2012, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) President and CEO Joe Lamond presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Ray Kurzweil, “an American author, inventor and futurist in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments.”

Lamond also presented NAMM’s Music for Life Award to Stevie Wonder, honoring him for his “brilliant musical contributions… read more

Kurzweil PC3K8 keyboard in The Who’s 2010 Super Bowl halftime show

February 8, 2010

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A Kurzweil PC3K8 keyboard is featured live on stage with Roger Daltrey and The Who at the Super Bowl’s halftime show on February 7, 2010.

Paul McCartney with a Kurzweil synthesizer on “Saturday Night Live”

December 11, 2010

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Paul McCartney and his band perform on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” with a Kurzweil synthesizer on stage, on December 11, 2010.

Also see:
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” official website
Video of Paul McCartney’s “Saturday Night Live” performance on Hulu

 

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